Welding – a manufacturing skill and technology
With the abundance of infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, including HTR Shatin to Central Link, Express Rail Link and the three-runaway system, there is a continuous market demand for welding workers. Zen Wei Peu, Chairman of Building King Holdings Limited, earlier revealed that each project requires at least 10 welding workers on average, and compounded by manpower shortage, daily wages are up to HK$8,000, and the monthly salaries are on a par with those of judges.
Welding workers work for an average of 9 to 12 hours each day. Their job duties include welding, polishing, cutting work pieces such as metal and tube with gas cutting tools, and repairing and renovating welding tools. Don't mistake welding as a rigid and tedious job. In fact, it is a manufacturing skill and technology that joins different materials with heat. It involves special techniques and safety precautions, as inattention may lead to injury easily. Currently, there are plenty of courses in Hong Kong designed for people aspiring to be welding workers in the construction industry. On one hand, they can equip themselves with more advanced techniques; on the other hand, they can learn welding-related safety measures to reduce the chance of sustaining injuries.Interested in this industry?
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