Over the past few weeks, we've been talking with and sharing some work from some top notch welders and fabricators. This week, we worked with @moser_fab to bring you some top notch eye candy. Jason is widely regarded as a jack of all processes, so we were especially interested to hear how he got his start and his advice to up-and-comers.
Weld.com: When did you know you wanted to be a welder?
@Moser_fab: Growing up as a teenager, by brother in law owned a body shop. I worked summers there pushing a broom, cleaning shop and helping out. He eventually started teaching me a little about welding and the basics. The rest is History so to speak, I have been at it ever since.
Weld.com: Do you have any formal training in welding or fabrication?
@Moser_fab: I have taken a few welding courses at our local community college, but that was after I was already welding for a living. I took the courses to get an advantage over other applicants for advancement in my company's job network. However, most of my experience is OTJ, real world experience.
Weld.com: What type of work and what processes do you use in your day to day activities?
@Moser_fab: I work for a State D. O. T. and run my own business as well, and occasionally for other local welding shops. I work a lot of heavy equipment as you would imagine, but I love to build custom furniture and lighting, as well. I work a lot of MIG, Stick, and TIG. I'm handy with a torch and plasma as well.
Weld.com: What's the best and worst part of your job?
@Moser_fab: I would say the best part of my job(s) is the variety. It is the spice of life, ya know? The worst part of my day job is we have quite a few bush hogs and they are a constant thorn in my side. Hahaha
Weld.com: What advice do you have for high school students or anyone looking to enter into a welding career?
My best advice for any beginner or anyone for the matter is the best advice given to me decades ago. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HOOD TIME âœ”. All that other stuff will work itself out if you put the hours, days, weeks, months, years under the lid. Don't get discouraged, it will come.
Weld.com: Where can people get more information or get in touch with you?
You can find me on Instagram @ Moser_fab. There is a link to my website there as well.