The Welding Metallurgist is responsible for assuring ultimate welding quality for new construction and repair products at Vancouver Shipyards. Working under the direction of the Welding Engineering Manager, the Welding Metallurgist will perform tasks related to the inspection of incoming welding consumables, plates, pipes and metallic parts. Additionally, they will perform metallurgical evaluation to support production, quality, procurement and engineering.
This role is responsible for working with the Engineer Welding team in order to develop and implement welding procedures and processes, as well as establishing and running metallurgical tests. The Welding Metallurgist will be exposed to variety of Research and Development (R&D) projects.
- Conducts inspection on incoming materials related to welding to ensure quality.
- Oversees production to monitor tasks related to weld and metallurgy.
- Orders welding consumables for VSY and Repair.
- Analyzes data and prepare reports, recommend solution to problems with intermediate degree of complexity.
- Undertakes failure analysis as required.
- Prepares technical documents, such as Standard Operating Standards (SOP), Work Instructions (WI).
- Creates and updates metallurgical lab procedures and records.
- Prepares Destructive Tests(DT) samples and perform tests.
- Implements various material/welding/testing codes and standards such as ISO, Lloyds, DNV-GL, ASME, ASTM, AWS, CWB etc.
- Reviews and approves supplier WPS/PQR.
- May occasionally travel to supplier’s shops/sites to conduct quality control audits.
- Coordinates and witnesses WPS and PQR tests.
- Maintains productive relationship with customers and Classification society.
- Positively liaises with other departments to improve quality.
Education and Experience
- Diploma or College degree in Materials (metallurgy) Engineering Technology (or a related field).
- Two (2) plus years of pertinent experience in a metallurgy lab.
- Five (5) Plus years of relevant experience in industrial environment.
- Certificate/diploma in Weld Inspection, Weld supervision and/or weld technologist will be considered an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Good understanding of International and Canadian material/welding/testing codes and standards such as ISO, Lloyds, DNV-GL, ASME, ASTM, AWS, CWB etc.
- Detailed knowledge of welding procedures (WPS and PQR).
- Demonstrated competency in running a metallurgical test lab.
- Good working knowledge of sample preparation techniques and steel microstructures.
- Excellent technical, problem solving communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to run effective inspection to ensure projects meet expectations.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and power point.
- Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings with intermediate degree of complexity.
- Proven skills in development and qualification of weld procedures.
- Ability to prepare technical documents including Standard Operating Standards (SOP), Work Instructions (WI), Metallurgical Lab Testing Procedures.
- Practical knowledge of welding processes and equipment.
- Ability to prioritize work flow.