Welding Supervision

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To achieve quality assurance on your project, you need experienced and knowledgeable welding inspectors and supervisors. Supervisors become a critical team member for managing projects and achieving weld targets. For most companies, that means a full-time welding supervisor is a must. But, this is not always easy as quality supervisors are always in demand.

Technoweld offers two solutions for your company – providing a welding supervisor or training for existing staff. Whether you need a supervisor at short notice or have staff in need of supervisor training, Technoweld can assist you.

Welding Supervisors

Even if you have a welding supervisor, you need a good one. A welding supervisor is expected to control essential welding-related aspects for any project. They adhere to the technical, safety and environmental requirements of any welded production. Technoweld can provide an experienced welding supervisor to backup your internal staff.

Our welding supervisors have globally recognised qualifications including AS1796 Certification 10 and AS2214 Welding Supervision. Technoweld also has TWI and Australian Welding Institute certifications. We can provide you with experienced, qualified Welding Supervisors to ensure consistent quality and return on investment.

Having access to a Technoweld Welding Supervisor will ensure that our qualified welding experts can assist you with:

  • Obtaining a welding supervisor with a vast knowledge of welding technology and experience in welding inspections
  • Completing research and development on the most cost-effective way to weld components
  • Setting the appropriate welding parameters and conditions to reduce the likelihood of defects
  • Monitoring a weld to ensure it conforms to the acceptance criteria
  • Conducting final visual inspections prior to non-destructive testing (NDT)

Technoweld can also assist you in implementing experienced welding supervisor standards to manage your welding operators. This gives you and your company the confidence and assurance to meet your welding supervision quality targets.

It is crucial to ensure your welding operators are adequately trained to carry out the tasks required. Issues such as incorrect weld sizes, reduced productivity and increased repair rates, could all be caused by poor welding control. Having a supervisor with years of work experience and knowledge in welding can be the difference to project management you need.

These principles include:

  • Correct joint setup to drawing
  • Using the correct welding consumable
  • Use of preheat
  • Following the welding procedure in terms of amps, volts and travel speed
  • Inter-run cleaning and run placement
  • Final visual inspection

Through having access to a competent Technoweld Welding Supervisor, you can

  • Complete research and development on the most cost-effective way to weld the component
  • Set the appropriate welding parameters and conditions to reduce the likelihood of defects
  • Monitor a weld to ensure it conforms to the acceptance criteria
  • Conduct final visual inspections prior to NDT

Welding Supervision Training Courses

Technoweld Training can fulfil all your welding training needs. We have extensive experience in adult education and are the approved TWI Training agent in Australia. A welding supervision course with Technoweld equips your staff with the best knowledge and expertise.

To effectively control welding operations, supervisors need to ensure that operators follow set procedures and adhere to Australian welding practices. These include:

  • Correct joint setup to drawing
  • Using the correct welding consumable
  • Following the welding procedure in terms of amps, volts and travel speed
  • Inter-run cleaning and run placement
  • Final visual inspection

Welding supervisor qualifications include the AS 1796 Certificate 10 welding supervision and the AS 2214 certificate. The qualifications cover welding safety, quality control, leading practices and basic metallurgy. Both welding supervisor certificates can take recognition of prior learning into account to help reduce the time needed to complete.

Access to the final examination is depended on:

  • A welder’s certificate complying with AS1796. Evidence of having attended a course of instruction for welding supervisors is required. The course of instruction should be of at least 120 hours’ duration.
  • A welder’s certificate complying with AS1796 and at least 2 years’ experience in the welding of pressure equipment.
  • A qualification in engineering, metallurgy or welding. This must include at least three years’ experience in welded fabrication – one year should have included the construction of pressure equipment.

Also, a trainee needs clear verbal and written communication skills and be able to write reports.

I have worked with Graham and Technoweld on two different projects in the role of both contractor and as the client’s representative. The projects have included pipeline spooling, field welding work and the fabrication and on site assembly of a 1200 tonne dry materials silo. I have found that his knowledge and professional nature provides real benefit to the projects quality and therefore the overall outcome.

Graham is able to mobilise quickly and identify the correct standards to be utilised within the project. He is always willing to provide further explanation of his findings to ensure that all members of the team understand the projects requirements as well as offering practical and economical solutions. I would happily work with Graham in the future.

John McCulloch

Procurement Manager, Energy Resources of Australia