Alloy C-276 susceptible to hot cracking. The microsegregation occurs during solidification is the largely responsible for the hot cracking in the alloy. The present study investigates the microstructure and mechanical properties of alloy C-276 weld joint fabricated by ATIG welding technique. The macro examination was carried out assess the defects in the weld joints. Optical and scanning electron microscope examination was carried out to see the structural changes in the fusion zone. The tensile test was performed to evaluate the strength of the weld joints. The results show the defect free welding was achieved in the established process parameters. The macrograph shows the full depth of penetration was obtained in the single pass by the effect of Marangoni convection. Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis illustrates the absence of microsegregation in the interdendritic zone. The tensile test shows the improved mechanical properties compared to the base metal. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.