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Welding Career Opportunities

Local Career Opportunities

Job placement of graduates of the Welding program at NRCC is excellent. Welders trained at New River Community College can be found working in local industry, throughout Virginia and across the nation. Welders in the state of Virginia can expect to earn wages in the approximate range of $12 to $41 hourly. Some of the local companies that employ graduates of the NRCC Welding program include:

  • Appalachian Machine Inc. - Dublin
  • Breakell, Inc. - Roanoke
  • Connex Pipe Systems, Inc. - Troutville
  • Cogar Manufacturin - Beckley, W. Va.
  • Crenshaw Lighting - Floyd
  • FreightCar America - Roanoke
  • Fontaine Modification Co. - Dublin
  • Fuel Systems LLC - Wytheville
  • General and Mechanical Services - Salem
  • Hall’s Construction Corporation - Shawsville
  • Imperial Group - Pulaski
  • New Millennium Building Systems - Salem
  • Patrick Enterprises Corp - Pembroke
  • Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 10 - Roanoke
  • Private Job Shops
  • Radford Army Ammunition Plant - Radford
  • Thomas Industrial Fabrication - Woolwine
  • Volvo Trucks North America - Dublin

Welding Technology Contact Information

General questions and requests about Welding Technology should be directed to Joshua Graham 1-866-462-6722, extension 4314, or (540) 674-3600, extension 4314.
You may also email jgraham@nr.edu.

Welding Technology Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Candace Carrier


Adjunct Instructor

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Matthew Collins


Adjunct Instructor

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Warren Crandall


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Joshua Graham


Associate Professor of Welding

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Bobby Petty


Adjunct Instructor

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