Perform inspections to verify that the work completed, and records maintained, conform to the requirements of the applicable standards. Has responsibility for determining if welded assemblies conform to workmanship and acceptable criteria, by performing the following duties. Perform evaluation of welders and submit findings to appropriate supervisor(s) and manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interpret drawings and other documents.
Verify that the base materials and consumable welding materials conform to the specifications and that the welding filler metals used are as specified for each base material or combination of base materials.
Verify that the welding equipment to be used for the work is appropriate for the use with the welding procedure and has the capability to meet the applicable requirements of the welding procedure.
Verify that the welding procedures are as specified and are qualified, and that the welding performed is performed in conformation to the applicable procedure.
Witness performance and testing of procedure qualification test assembled, or supervise these activities when performed by outside agencies.
Verify documentation of procedure qualification test results.
Verify that welders have been qualified in conformance to the applicable standards, and that they’re qualified to use the welding procedures specified for the work.
Witness testing of the welder test assemblies and/or welding operator qualification test assemblies, or supervise these activities when performed by outside agencies.
Verify documentation of performance qualification test results. Maintain records of each welder’s qualification work and results.
Verify welders are working in a safe manner and welding areas meet housekeeping standards.
Create training and determine qualifications for apprenticeships.
Responsible for continuous improvement in welding techniques, processes, and equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree required. Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience or combination of experience and education in an occupational function that has a direct relationship to welded assemblies fabricated to national or international standards and be directly involved in one or more of the following: Design, production, construction, examination, or repair.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS
AWS Certified Welding Inspector certificate or ability to obtain one in 12 months or less.
Shall be familiar with SMAW, SAW, GTAW, FCAW, GMAW welding processes
Shall be familiar with VT, UT, RT, MT, and PT testing processes