After many months of preparation, Schust welder, Corey Miller recently completed the requirements to earn his American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder Inspector (CWI) Certification.
According to AWS, The Certified Welding Inspector certification involves great responsibility and remarkable skill demonstration. The CWI® is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.
“Obtaining his CWI was very important for Corey and Schust,” says Keith Blair, Vice President of Technical Services. “He spent a lot of time studying and preparing for the certification.”
Becoming an AWS Certified Welding Inspector not only advances Corey’s skill set, it also makes him a valuable part of the fabrication team within the Schust organization. However, obtaining a CWI isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes not only a financial investment, there’s time and preparation elements at play too. That’s why Schust jumped at the opportunity to support Corey’s efforts because of the win-win situation it presented. Welding is a complex process and having a CWI on staff helps to minimize risks to the company as well as a setting a standard for consistent welding integrity.
“As a CWI, it’s my responsibility to ensure that all welds are carefully inspected for structural integrity – something I don’t take lightly,” Corey says. “It’s more than a visual inspection. I’m responsible for welding specifications, safety regulations, inspection of materials just to name a few.” Knowing what welds to use and where is an asset Schust couldn’t pass up.
It is that attention to detail that Schust saw not only a potential to help Corey broaden his skills, but to also have an expert who knows welds inside and out to ensure that Schust continues to produce the high-quality air pollution control systems that clients have come to expect. “His dedication to obtaining his CWI is a true testament to his ambition and work ethic,” Keith says. “We’re proud to have Corey on our team.”
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