Sr Specialist - Welding

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The Welding Sr Specialist reports to the Director of Material/Welding/QA-QC. This position will actively support, welding and welding projects, maintain integrity and review compliance of the Company welding program from welding manual thru welder qualification. This position within the Quality Management group that provides technical support throughout the Company in respect to welding and metallurgical needs related to pipeline, plant, structural and materials. Candidate will be expected to have strong background in API 1104 and ASME Section IX welding and to be capable to provide detailed technical guidance in respect to welding, welding procedures and support of specifications and standards for welding associated with construction, operations maintenance and repair activities. In particular, The Welding Specialist is responsible for providing technical support for welding quality assurance and quality control means and measures for engineered and pressure containing, motion restricting materials acquired by the company; welding processes used during construction and repair in processing/pipeline facilities. The Welding Specialist assists the Director in developing, deploying and monitoring company established quality welding goals, objectives and performance measures. The Welding Specialist will make recommendations and support improvements to the company’s quality welding program. The Welding Specialist will lead, influence, and document welding procedures compliance and policy compliance across the Company operational areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review and Company Welding Manual for content and compliance to company policies, federal and state laws and regulations and industry best practices.
  • Conduct training and qualification protocols for company welders.
  • Network and provide oversight, training, auditing, commercial term negotiation and approval of third party Welder testing facilities across Company functional districts.
  • Audit Company and contractor welding qualification records to ensure compliance to federal and state agency regulations, such as PHMSA, OCC and TRRC.
  • Provide ongoing support and collaboration with staff and contractor welders to foster craft improvement and growth.
  • Participate in biennial Company training initiatives for Welding Manual and NDE topics for Company welders
  • As requested, participate in yearly Company training initiatives for Welding Manual and NDE topics for Company and contract welding inspectors and other required personnel.
  • Provide SME advice, direction and support relative to welding implementation and completion issues, policy adherence and procedure compliance.
  • Candidate will be expected to work and interface with company and contract welding professionals, various levels of engineers and other commercial and operational groups to coordinate and communicate program directives.
  • This individual will be expected to support and work with the Company’s various customers, and other stakeholders to communicate welding program function and expectations.
  • This position will not have direct reports, but will be expected to be a strong mentor & leader to develop and assist other company staff to be successful in program execution and delivery.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Requires a minimum 8+ years’ experience in welding and or welding project execution.
  • Hold certification as American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (AWS CWI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant oil/gas welding experience and practical application of welding principals is a plus. Ability to understand, interpret engineering drawings and specifications preferred.
  • A high degree of interaction with a variety of groups from field construction personnel, vendors & internal personnel (environmental, engineering, operations), team-oriented, self-directed and the ability to be proactive rather than reactive.
  • A strong knowledge base in advanced NDE technologies including guided wave testing, Phased Array ultrasonic testing, time of flight diffraction (TOFD), Automatic Ultrasonic Testing (AUT), remote field eddy current testing (RFEC), digital radiography.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.
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DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the assigned position.


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