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Welding Engineer

Project Start Recruitment Solutions
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23 Jul 2021

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My client, a market leading organisation based in Stonehouse, currently have an exciting opportunity for a Welding Engineer to join the team to help produce the best profit for the business.

You will be part of a team which provides a world class welding engineering input to the business - at shop floor, office and client level.

This position is supported with internal training on the company software and quality management systems and where required, external training will be organised for the appropriate disciplines.


Welding Engineering

Prepare preliminary weld procedures in accordance with project requirements. Liaise with client to gain approval

Own all assigned PQR activities - this includes preparation of pWPs and liaison with client to gain approval, preparation of shop routing. Liaison with and selection of 3rd party witness (arrange PO), identify all testing and arrange orders. Progress all testing. Write up the PQR and obtain 3rd party endorsement. Gain client approval

Participate in R&D activities in order to improve quality and deposition rates and maintain the company's market position as a top class cladding and fabrication business

Preparation of quality plans for welding procedure qualification activities

Identify the need for procedure qualification activities

Manage assigned welding qualification activities to meet agreed project completion dates

Maintain WPS, PQR and WQ records

Identify the need for and instigation of welder qualification activities including monitoring, testing and creation of records

Prepare NDT and heat treatment procedures

Liaise with suppliers, customers and inspection authorities on all aspects of welding

Technical/Projects related

Review and understand the requirements of the key international codes. Key documents are: ASME IX (to ASME U stamp level of knowledge), ASME 31.3, ISO (phone number removed) & 7, API 6A, API 16A, DNV OS C-101, DNV OS E-101, DNV OS F-101, ISO 15156. BS 4515-1, API 1104, DEFSTAN 02-770, DEFSTAN 02-706

Maintain awareness of changing code requirements in order to ensure on going compliance of weld procedures and welder/welding operator qualification

Select relevant WP and PQRs and send to client for approval. Respond to any client queries and comments until a mutually satisfactory outcome has been achieved

Support quality personnel in technical/quality audits

Interpret and prepare NDT procedures. Liaise with clients to gain approval

Contract review new projects in accordance with ISO 3834-2

Maintain an involvement in the selection of new welding equipment

Advise on the selection of welding consumables

Support the quality manager by assisting in the review of contract documentation

Technical/Non-Project related

Provide a full time workshop presence

Maintain the welder/welding operator qualification register

Provide technical support to production and quality depts. For example, improvements in shield gas management or parameter monitoring

Provide support for production management in the identification and implementation of day-to-day production improvements

Carry out continuous shopfloor improvements

Defect analysis - support to the quality department in the specification of corrective and preventive action

Support the maintenance and production depts in planning the layout of new welding equipment


Support clients in all aspects of welding engineering, metallurgy, coating, NDT and manufacture

Support project and sales teams on welding engineering, manufacturing, materials, coatings and NDT topics in meetings both in site and at clients' offices

Review and interpret clients' specifications

Identify any technical and cost implications

Advise sales/estimators on potential hazards in enquiries and identify qualifications.

Support sales by accompanying them on client visits where necessary.

Attend AERL exhibition stands where necessary

Maintain an awareness of existing and potential market areas and identify any applications which could be profitable for the business to develop

Prepare and present technical papers to peers and give training seminars to young engineers, apprentices and staff on welding engineering topics

Provide a presence in the UK's welding engineering networks, for example by being on the TWI professional board and attending TWI meetings


Welding Engineering experience

Hold a relevant engineering degree or similar

Ideally be certified to European Welding Engineer (EWE) status by The Welding Institute (TWI)

On offer:

£45k - £50k (DOE)

7:30am to 4pm Monday - Thursday and 7:30am - 1:30pm Friday

Please call Harry Waller on (phone number removed) or email with your current CV to prompt a call back
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