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QA & Welding Engineer, Ref: 1213312 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1213312 

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Eng Mechanical/ Advanced project management / B.Eng Hons. (Metallurgy) Welding Engineering, ECSA - Candidate Engineer.
Professional Registration: ECSA Registered
Annual Package Range: South African Rand - ZAR 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

QA & Welding Engineer

Current / most recent job title? QA & Welding Engineer

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Ensuring compliance to the relevant health and safety standards, as well as ensuring all contractors and in-house personnel providing any form on hot work (welding, cutting, grinding) and NDT (Non- Destructive Testing), are performing their duties as efficiently and cost effective as possible, to the highest quality levels as prescribes and accepted by company.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Drawing up and reviewing of welding procedures.
Consulting and advising the various contractors on the best practices for proposed work to be done.
Plant inspections and technical challenges.
Ensuring that no welding activity has a negative impact on system and mechanical performance.
Reviewing and challenging Scopes of Work and proposed methods.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I have a holistic approach to problem solving and vision casting, which allows me to address the root cause in various situations, instead of merely addressing the symptoms. Also due to my skillset, I am a very diverse and adaptable individual, allowing me communicate to and motivate individuals in their respective fields of expertise. This give me the ability to either fulfill the role of a specialist on the matter or the manage different resources effectively to acquire the required result.

4. Ideal business title: 

Technical or Engineering Manager
Welding Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
Reliability Engineer

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Reliability and Sustainability
Quality Assurance
Cost Effectiveness
Business Development

6. Achievements: 

I was able to take the Sootblower System availability accros the Power Station from a 68% availability to a 98% availability. This also resulted in completely removing Sootblower Erosion as a failure mechanism within the boiler. I was able to reduce the weld repair rate within the boiler from around 13% per outage, to as low as 1.48% which is below the world class standard of 3%. This change has resulted in a total cost saving of around R 105 million, across all the outages that occurred in the past 5 years. This year, our boiler serve contract was awarded to a new contractor, and I have managed to complete the first outage with the new contractor with a weld repair rate of 3.48%, and in a recent project I was able to save R 1.38 million in compensation event claims.

7. What do you absolutely love doing?

Problem solving

8. Ideal company (culture and values):

Any company where I am allowed to make positive changes and where my inputs are valued and, where practical, it will be implemented and used. Also, a section or division where all people see themselves as professionals and have a sense pride in their work and strive to make to company and their sphere of impact better

If you are looking for a Technical or Engineering Manager with extensive experience in creating, leading and managing multidisciplinary task teams to improve efficiency and reliability of high pressure and high temperature application plants and systems comprising of C&I, electrical and mechanical components, able to see a gap in technical expertise to assist from a welding and metallurgical point of view – or to act in a consulting and advisory capacity – with a great understanding of various health and safety codes and standards and the willingness to further his studies and level of expertise, then do get in touch. Click to email our Agent or call us: Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.

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