National Welding Month

April marks National Welding Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of welders across various industries. From crafting lightweight subassemblies to weldments weighing more than 40,000 lbs., the welders at O’Neal Manufacturing Services ensure our parts are well-made, tested, and structurally sound. In honor of #NationalWeldingMonth, some of our very own team members have shared insights on their experience and advice for aspiring welders.

What aspects of your job are the most rewarding?

  • The challenge of taking something on paper and turning it into a reality
  • Building parts and seeing how they are used on a daily basis
  • Creating something complex out of something simple
  • The pay is pretty good being a welder
  • When we accomplish something that we didn’t think was possible
  • Doing something different every day
  • Finishing a project that I worked hard on
  • Finding new and better solutions to problems
  • I enjoy the creativity of working with my hands
  • I am able to build something and see what it becomes


What advice would you give someone considering a career in welding?

  • Attention to detail is key
  • Take pride in your work and be consistent
  • Be flexible with new technology  
  • Don’t be scared of hard work and getting dirty
  • Try new things and challenge yourself
  • Use your safety protection
  • Be willing to learn and ask questions
  • Take your time and practice – practice makes perfect
  • Trust yourself and believe in your skill and experience
  • A career in welding has many opportunities and allows you to pivot in many directions


At O’Neal Manufacturing Services, we are proud of the talent and dedication of our welders, and we salute the craftsmanship of welders everywhere.

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