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Quality Control (QC): Welding Inspector, Level 2

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  • Posted 7 years ago

Ref: 1023950

Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 1-2 Years

Discipline: Quality Control (Level 2: Welding inspector / Magnetic Particle Testing / Penetrant Testing). Industry in: Construction – Industrial (power plants, factories), years of experience range: 1 to 2 years, annual package range: ZAR 451 000 – 550 000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Hands-on, disciplined, Junior QC Inspector that pays attention to detail, responsible for quality checks on all equipment that has been welded according to a set code standard, experience includes: oil, gas and power stations. Works well with paperwork, ensures that the quality of the job done is acceptable by 3rd clients.
Skill area of competence: Controls fabrication activities as per company specification; verifying filler material according to A.S.M.E II Part C; dimensional inspection of lines and equipment; shop and field inspections and written out surveillance reports; performed Magnetic Particle and Penetrant testing; witnessing and accepting of Hydrostatic pressure tests calculating Heat Input and Run Out Ratio. His priority, “Prefers to do jobs the right way first time round so that there aren’t any problems half way through, which could hold up the job and result in a loss of money to the company”.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: QA/QC Inspector

Highest qualification type: j. Diploma


Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Quality Control / Quality Assurance / Inspection

Seniority level: Technician / Foreman / Supervisor (all disciplines)

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Welding inspector Level 2 / Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 / Penetrant Testing Level 2

Current / most recent job title?

Welding Inspector Level 2

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I am employed to do quality checks on all equipment that has been welded according to a code standard that has been set out

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

Quality spot checks
Ensure welding is done according to set out standards
Make sure the quality of the job done is acceptable by 3rd clients

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

With being a welding inspector there is so much to learn and codes and standards can change allowing for me to learn more about the work I’m in plus the field is a very broad field allowing for progress and I strive to develop myself personally because it allows me to become a better worker. I’m driven by adventure which is why a field like this is perfect for me because it is forever expanding and every company does things differently allowing myself to learn from different places I have worked always gaining new knowledge which allows me in turn to better my next job as well. I’m seeking a more stable job because it can allow me to implement my skills in one work place and help better that working area and also allowing me to teach others the skills I have developed

Ideal business title: 

QC Inspector Level 2
QC Supervisor

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Quality Check ups before, during and after welding.
A balance between paperwork as well as on site work

Skill area of competence:

Control fabrication activities as per company specification
Compiling and releasing of data packages
Compilation of data packages and reviewing of data packages
Verifying material identification
Verifying filler material according to A.S.M.E II Part C
Dimensional inspections of lines and equipment
Shop and field inspections and written out surveillance reports
Performed Magnetic Particle and Penetrant testing
Reviewing of P.W.H.T charts
Witnessing and accepting of Hydrostatic pressure tests
Ensuring welder is qualified according to WPS
Calculating Heat Input and Run Out Ratio
Half Bead Temper Technician
Mechanical Line punching

Career summary:

4 and a half months – welding inspector

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

I would like to become a QC manager within the next 5 years


My greatest achievements are getting a job done to such a high quality standard that even the 3rd party becomes impressed at how well the job was done.
Solving a problem before it even begins because through working experience I’ve learnt where possible problems may arise and how to prevent the problem happening.


Pay attention to detail
Get my work done within the time frame given
Experience in my field of work in various working areas i.e Sasol oil and gas as well as power station experience
Dedicated to my work


I can be very critical over my work
Take time to adapt to new working environments
Slightly untidy when it comes to housekeeping

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love working with people who are easy to get along with
I enjoy working more in an office than on site but getting on site and learning new things is great
I enjoy discovering new things

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company where respect is throughout doesn’t matter the persons position in the company
A company where everyone works efficiently where very few problems arising
A company where they are strict to sticking to their code standard and don’t deviate from it

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years: 

I would like to become a QC manager within the next 5 years

Motivation to move (please select): End of contract

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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