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Welding Engineer

Vacancy Title: Welding Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Industry:
Salary: £0.00 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: asap
REF: J895277_1527241966
Contact Name: Charlie Ward
Contact Email: charlie.ward@russell-taylor.co.uk
Vacancy Published: 25 days ago

Vacancy Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess client documents and specifications to identify and communicate Weld QA/QC requirements.
  • Develop, maintain, Define and improve ANL welding processes and standards so that performance is enhanced across project lifecycle and customer/regulatory requirements are completed
  • To support bids and put in place processes which enhance design for manufacture associated with welding activities
  • To operate and establish, with the QC Manager, welding governance procedures which include Management audits, Gemba walks, welding inspection, NDT arrangements, KPIs and monthly reporting.
  • To establish and control subcontractor activities associated with welding activities
  • Support functional Management by providing functional welding expertise on investigations, training, process development etc.
  • Support the Operational Quality Control Manager being involved in improvement projects aimed at enhancing Welding Quality Assurance within ANL.
  • Interpret nuclear industry and customer spec welding standards and define actions which ensure compliance.
  • Develop, verify welding documentation, including weld maps, welding history sheets, welding procedure specifications, welder qualifications, NDT procedures sheets, route cards, Project Quality plans etc. in relation to welding requirements and activities.
  • Liaise with customer Quality Assurance and inspection representatives
  • Work with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre on standards and best practice solutions.
  • Deployment of preventive actions from lessons learnt across new projects.
  • Provide necessary Welding/NDT expertise and support to ITT/Bid Reviews and Associated QHSE Bid/Estimate submission
  • Provide necessary expertise and support to Design Reviews and provide feedback on Welding/NDT related Design Codes, LFE, Design For Manufacture issues, Weld/NDT Inspection & Test capability issues, required Quality Planning/Arrangements
  • Provide necessary expertise and daily operational input to audit and review of Welding/NDT quality arrangements.
  • Provide input for monthly welding reports as required by Senior Management Team
  • Maintain welder qualifications and qualify welders as necessary to suit project needs.
  • Train, coach and enhance welding competency across operations, engineering and quality functions.
  • Development and delivery of training in welding processes / standards
  • Provide necessary Welding/NDT expertise and support to verification at source (Supplier Product inspection, Documentation reviews, Witness inspections)
  • Provide Welding/NDT expertise and support in the production of Investigation reports, Non-Conformity Reports and Change control.

Contribute to various operational quality and business system activities to ensure continuing compliance to ISO9001, 14001, and other applicable standards, both legal and customer specific:

  • Internal audits of welding processes and customer requirements
  • Assistance in process problem solving, internal non-conformance control, root cause analysis and investigation
  • Conducting preventive and corrective actions by quality awareness activities and initiatives.

Useful Information for Applicants

  • A good influencer, somebody who is able to work effectively with cross functional colleagues and customers to achieve business goals.
  • A self-starter, highly QA motivated: takes the initiative and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Technically competent and able to use own initiative to provide solutions to problems and implement changes as required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years background experience in Quality Engineering ideally from nuclear, aerospace, oil and gas engineering and manufacturing sectors
  • Certified Welding Engineer, Recognised Welding Qualification: CSWIP 3.2 (minimum)
  • Ability to interpret Engineering Customer Specifications and Engineering Drawings and define Welding/NDT requirements in terms of Resource needs, LQR needs, Acceptance criteria, qualifications and approvals, Processes/procedures needed, Verification methods, Inspection and Test equipment needed.
  • 5 years of Weld Inspection Experience (i.e. Approval of Set-up and procedures, and managing the welding process)
  • 2-3 years min NDT Inspection Experience (Approval of Set-up and procedures, and managing the welding process)
  • Understanding of contractual requirements, customer specifications and technical requirements to ensure that the key issues are recognised and catered for in the tender.
  • Must be able to understand technical engineering standards and specifications to be able to assure product and processes are conforming

  • Minimum 5 years background experience in Quality Engineering ideally from nuclear, aerospace, oil and gas engineering and manufacturing sectors
  • Quality planning, change management and process development
  • Data analysis, investigation and problem solving
  • Technical report writing and presentation
  • Self-motivated to be able to work with minimum supervision and be able to use own initiative to provide solutions to problems and create working teams
  • Good understanding of Microsoft office software

Desirable

  • Welding and/or Engineering based qualification: HNC
  • Recognised NDT Qualification: PCN Level 2  PT/MT/RT(Desirable)
  • Supervisory; experience of Welding/NDT inspectors
  • Knowledge and application of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Power point

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