Posted by: heatsschoolofweldingtechnology | November 30, 2009

Welding Positions for Plate and Pipe (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, 6GR)

For the past few months, we posted the welding positions for each category. But for clarity, we will give you the complete picture of each position as shown in the picture.

Welding Positions


First picture from left – 1G – Plate which is flat position

Second picture from left – 2G Plate which is horizontal position

Third picture from left – 3G Plate which is vertical position

Fourth picture from left – 4G Plate which is overhead position


First picture from left – 1G Pipe (rolled) which is flat position

Second picture from left – 2G Pipe (fixed) which is horizontal position

Third picture from left – 5G Pipe (fixed) which is vertical position


First picture from left – 6G Pipe (fixed) inclined position at 45 degrees

Second picture from left – same picture as in the middle portion which is 2G pipe

Third picture from left – 6GR Pipe (fixed) inclined position with restriction ring


1G, 2G, 3G and 4G plate are applicable in the fabrication and installation of tanks, vessel, structural, shipbuilding and aeronotics

1G, 2G, 5G and 6G pipe are applicable in the fabrication and installation of piping and pipelines for industrila plants, oil and gas industry, chemical plants and other industry which uses piping and pipelines.

6GR is applicable mainly in the fabrication and installation of offshore structure and other structure that have the TKY configuration.



  1. I have 15+ yrs exp in 2G, 3G & 6G welding in Singapore


  3. Ok I just got out of the Army, took a career change. I began classes with the union. Pipefitter/welder, I have been learning pretty good. I am on 6″ 6G, Stick ( 6010 for root, and 7018 hot pass to Cap. I am looking for videos on welding pipe 2G, 5G and 6G. I am all about make myself better and better. I am dreaming of welding now, when I go to sleep. So, if anybody have any ideas let me know. Books, videos, anything that I can better my welds. Thank you and God Bless.

  4. thats good… scroll our website and FB Page you can see a lot of videos

  5. Am from nigeria and am corrently undergoing treaning as a plate and pipe i want 2 knw hw i cn be conected wit other professionals and i also need job

  6. madada’an po ba lahat yang positions na yan sa (SMAW-I and SMAW-II)?

  7. Lhat po ng groove welding position madadaanan except 4G

  8. 5yer ex in kerala. 1gto5g

  9. pls am in 6Gr and am lookin 4 vacancy,in LAGOS Nigeria


  11. please,i a nigeria residing in rivers state to be specific, i am interested in your training you have training center in Nigeria?

  12. Sorry we don’t have in Nigeria only in Philippines. Tnx

  13. I pipe line welder with 1 year exrmp good at 4g and 6g i want to more about these work

  14. my name is udeme sampson.i live in portharcourt,am industrial welder specialised in all type of welding profession.

  15. I have 6 year exp of welding 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, in PLANT, PIPEING, and PIPELINE in india

  16. emco6to6pipe is a plate/pipeline welder

  17. Thanks for publishing this. Please i Would like you to tell me if you offer training for pipe and structural fitting. Also i want to know if the certifications is internationally accepted.

  18. Sorry we don’t have pipe/structural fitter course yet

  19. Thank sir/madam, I want to plead if i can get a clip for pipe and plate welding (1G 2G 3G 4G 5G and 6G)

    On 6/23/13, Heats School of Welding Technology Inc. – Tarlac City

  20. migwelding techniques

  21. this is really helpfull for those who never know abt that

  22. i like so much welding


  24. 3G and 4G is covered in SMAW NCI. Or Basic Welding is up to 3G

  25. I do want to walding 3g 4g course

  26. Welder3g

  27. Any welding school that i can join distance.

  28. i need more to learn about welding but i have now welder certificate nc2. can you give me another idea,becouse 6g welding position is dificult.

  29. (IIW) WELDING DIPLOMA 1F,2F,3F,4F, 1G,2G,3G,4G ,5G,6G

  30. Am in to learn how to weld because that’s part of my career.

  31. Am Adama Mohammed looking for job in your establishment,wish to be part of your team very soon.Am a welder Fabricator

  32. Am welder 2g 3g from pakistan but this time before 3 years am in saudi arabia am realy intrested working and living in canada need your help for coming in canada work permit or skilled immigration i love and like canada my mobil number 00966594379584

  33. Please, am new in welding, i dnt kw of 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G Etc… And pleasea i need Online training and Vidoes

  34. Please, am new in welding, i dnt kw of 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G Etc… And pleasea i need Online training and Vidoes thank you Sir. My Mobile Number is :08060067365

  35. Good day kabayan,
    Meron ba kayo AWS course this coming july 2014?tsaka sa u.t level II nyo ilang hrs un total including sa practicals and lectures?

  36. Ala na po kami AWS kasi mahirap magbuo ng minimum required participants. Sa NDT naman naka outstation Level 3 namin kya on hold mga NDT Courses namin.

  37. Tell me tha meaning of “g”

  38. Groove

  39. Welding


  41. I am piping foreman and now I want to prepare own to welding foreman

  42. hello every body..I have done mechanical engineering.. I have also 1 year experience of QA/QC. and that time I m job less..I have also knowledge about 2G 3G 4G 5G & 6G.welding.and piping knowledge. so please help me job in mechanical engineering field.

  43. Hi, am Mariom Farooq currently under-going welding trainining and certification programme in my country Nigeria, sponsored by PTDF organised by the Nigerian Institute Of Welding (NIW) in conjunction with International Institute Of Welding (IIW).
    I can currently weld all fillet and plate positions which are 1f, 2f, 3f 4f, 5f and 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G respectively but yet to be introduce to tube (pipe), I dont know if you can help me with turtorial on the pipe aspect, under water aspect with Job alert too will also be welcome with profuse appreciation and gratitude, thanks.

  44. I have only 6 years being 4g plate welder in a shipbuilding..FCAW user

  45. Hai iam still to welding bu i dont no g mining and pipe weldings of 1g 2g 3g pleise explain to welding methods or vidous

  46. 5g welder 7 years gulf experience iti diploma government one years. …… now i am working Kuwait pipe welding 6 inch and 4 inch 5g . ……..

  47. am from nigria i want to be part of your student

  48. I am working like to position

  49. I have 3year exp 1G,2G,3G,

  50. I have 3year exp 1G,2G,3G, for india

  51. Happy new year,wishing you the good blessing in this year… many things to say but in brief,i am a welder,i have been on this fields over ten year experience as a local welder an little knowledge of industrial welder……sir,how can you HELP ME to be a BETTER WELDER, thanks and good luck

  52. Sir good day., sir how much the tuition fee for TIG welding? And how many hours for the TIG training?

  53. 41k for 34 days

  54. P41k for 34 days

  55. Sir I can’t know welding position so contract my I’d

  56. My name is awadhkishor kushwaha I am 8 year experience of 1g 2g 3rd 4g 5g welding I pipe line fabrication line

  57. Hi lam nishad ,6G welder 8 years expirience in abroad

  58. i’m a welder to… but i want to work abroad. can u help me..tnxs

  59. If i can avail the smaw plate training how much tuation fee and how many days training,,iam a welder fabricator,,i need more knowleged and certefecate,,

  60. 34 day DMAW NCI P12000

  61. 1g 2g 3g 4G 6g with chitar

  62. I love welding .
    ihave exp 5 Years of 1g- 4g welding in chennai

  63. i have a 5 year’s experience in tig&arc pipelines welding a all positions

  64. 6g weldar

  65. I have 18years experience iam 6g,6GR and 2g,3g,4g welder ihave all positions experience and sertificates. My service is running in npcc uae.

  66. Hi Good day, I’m Jeremiah Dickson from
    Nigeria I’m a pipe welder please i want lean more online please can’t it be posible? And i also want you to send me
    Some welding you have done so far

  67. 6g tig Waldar

  68. I am a work in Pakistan 8 yehars and 2 yehard in saudia arbia expires

  69. hi,my name is prince richard from nigeria.I base in lagos state.I’m a professional shielded metal arc welder on both plate and pipe.Need job anywhere in the globe,thanks for your concern.
    Contact me +2348161758086 or email me

  70. Tig welding all position

  71. Iam 4g welder.working in peekay steel pvt ltd.intrest for gulf country.pls vacancis send my mail. Thnk u.

  72. Iam foundry welder. 5years exprience.iam not fabrication welder pls i want basic,ful posisson welding training &book detials.

  73. I have experience of stick welding 1g 2g 3g 4g with 7018 rods. But I don’t have certificate

  74. Iam a qualified welder in one of the most popular pharmaceutical industries in nigeria, Iam interested in this area of 6g and other kind of welding, please, i need books videos or pictures that can help in my research and practicies. Thanks.

  75. i mean 3g and 6g..

  76. my is richard fabricator without any certificate, how can i get fabrication from your school.

  77. 6g 6gr need the video.

  78. I finish my training on pipe am looking for more experience in welding as a female welder

  79. 3G – Vertical position in Plate
    6G – 45 degrees inclined on pipe fixed

  80. my welder 3g are welder manoj kumar

  81. I am Rodrigues Matangui.
    II have 11 years experience, pipe welder…
    I like welding, for that I new opportunity.
    I can send you all my certifications and qualification.

  82. Welder 3g.4g
    and 6g.

  83. looking for a weldng jobs

  84. dear sir,
    i am verry hard working mam my exp. is 15 year my feucter in your hand pls. give me one chanc

  85. Hi my name is Alejandro Arcenas Jr. of Technological Education and Skills Development Authority, a Shielded Metal Arc Welding NCII at Talisay City Neg. Occ. Philippines…………….. I am a welder and I am proud to be a certified welder…….

  86. i have 10years experience 5g welding now working Kuwait oil field joint operation wafra (chevron) gud record safety no accident please requesting the job …..

  87. Thank sir/madam, I want to plead if i can get a clip for
    pipe and plate welding (1G 2G 3G 4G 5G and 6G)
    am still on training at Niger delta oil and gas technical

  88. vary good

  89. Am a nigerian ,I will soon be through with my plate and pipeline welding I need connections to be trained professionally and very importantly,I need a job

  90. good day sir, sir I am Mr Okwu Godswill Okechukwu, from Nigeria. please I will like to work in your establishment. thank you

  91. I am 7year experience in1G,2G,3G..6G
    Cannt job now i want to a job

  92. My name glen kayser from south africa i have over 20 years welding experience 1f,2f,3f,4f, 1g,2g,3g,4g;5g,6g plate and pipe argon root and stick root 7018 welding rod and i worked australia zambia botswana,and a few oil=rigs if you wanna become a good welder follow your heart and read a lots of books of welding then practise each day ?

  93. 1g 2g 3g 4g 5g 6g welding details please send me jasst now

  94. Dear sir ,
    I am applying for the post of welder (SMAW 5G and 6G) . I will appreciate being considered for the job . I possess the following qualifications: in mathematics,proficiency certificate in management,certificate of excellence in Human Resources and Skill Acquisition,certificate of excellence in ICT,and certificate of National service, NEBOSH and certified welding training with years of experience.
    I am sure that will find my qualification and experience profitable for your organization. I, therefore,sincerely look forward to attending an interview with you soon and eventually joining your aggressive team.
    My contact :+2347060536046, +2348127312009,
    Skype :martin.uzochukwu1

  95. I have 6years expires in 1g,2g,3g4g,5g,and 6g.welding in delta state nigeria.

  96. hi mr welders!!i got same tips about welding,iam a welder student with 3g and 3f qualified by SENAI FIEB from brazill i need to be qualified in 6gR or more than that.I need your help plz how and where can get a notse that will help me to know how to weld.Thank you.

  97. Job

  98. Welding

  99. Hello, my name is Rahmon Elegbede i wil to a in any country in world i am a 5g 6g 6gr welder in dormanlong Nigeria P L C pls if need a welder counter my Email Address, or phone number +2348138902573 or +2348126592304 i can work in Libya Qatar Oman Kuwait Canada Australia pls i need a job.

  100. needs information on welding technology.

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