Astro Employee Achieves Welding Inspector Certification

Astro Employee Austin Jones smiling for picture inside Astro facilityAustin Jones, Welding Supervisor at Astro Machine Works, has achieved the AWS (American Welding Society) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification. The American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification involves great responsibility and remarkable skill demonstration in the determination of weld quality according to applicable codes. Welding inspection goes way beyond simply looking at welds. A CWI must have a wide range of knowledge and skills including, but not limited to the following:

  • Knowledge of drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of welding terms
  • Knowledge of welding processes
  • Knowledge of testing methods
  • Training in engineering and metallurgy
  • Welding experience
  • Ability to maintain good records
  • Ability to understand and apply documents describing weld requirements

To qualify as a CWI, Austin was required to meet a combination of qualifying education and work experience, along with demonstration of competence through an intense examination process.   The CWI is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and many successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.  AWS is the worldwide leader in certification programs for the welding industry.We are committed to our customers and we could not continue this growth without the dedication of our manufacturing team.  In 2018 we became a 100% ESOP Company , helping to create a work environment that promotes longevity and growth.

Astro Machine Works’ modern manufacturing facilities total approximately 72,000 square feet.  In addition to CNC Machining we are known for our Manufacturing of Custom Automated Machinery and Machine Repair & Rebuild capabilities.  Our shop has full-service Contract Manufacturing capabilities with Fabrication, Welding, Assembly, Finishing and Testing, Wire EDM, and Surface Grinding, In-house Panel Wiring, Parts Replacement including Reverse Engineering.  We value the highest quality production standards and are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D.

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