Welding Superintendent

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Welding Superintendent
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Job Description:

  • Manages and coordinate the deployment and activities of welding personnel and equipment within an assigned project or area of work
  • Ensure all work activities are undertaken in compliance with HSEQ manual, Safe Work Practises, Project Specifications, Weld Procedure Specifications and relevant Codes and Standards
  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery in accordance with Project Schedules

Key Aims:

  • Safety of all personnel
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with HSEQ manual, Project Specifications and all relevant procedures.
  • Ensure welding equipment is available and ready in accordance with project plans and schedules.
  • Ensure all welders have the appropriate training, competency assessments and welding qualifications for the work to be undertaken.


  • Manage all welding and associated activities carried out within assigned work area.
  • Identify manpower and equipment requirements for the assigned work.
  • Allocate welding resources and equipment to work areas.
  • Advise the Welding Engineer on welders’ abilities.
  • Conduct surveillance monitoring of welding electrodes to be utilised in accordance with approved Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS).
  • Ensure correct Weld Identifications are marked up on completed welds.
  • Ensure completed welds are of satisfactory appearance/cleanliness and suitable for Visual Inspections/Non Destructive Testing (NDT).
  • Ensure Daily Welding Records are raised on a daily basis for each welder and passed to the Welding Inspector.
  • Request final visual inspections in accordance with Project Specifications.
  • Monitor productivity, repair rates and schedule performance and be pro-active in investigating the reasons for poor performance and implementing corrective measures.
  • Ensure all welding equipment is maintained in good working order.
  • Ensure all equipment being used is functioning properly and has the required certification and calibrations in place.
  • Ensure plant and equipment is made available for scheduled inspection and maintenance.
  • Liaise with the Welding Engineer for setting up and conducting Weld Procedure Qualification Tests and Welder Qualification Tests.
  • Arrange equipment and personnel to carry out weld procedure qualifications.
  • Liaise with the Training Manager on Welder Training requirements.
  • Report non-conformances associated with welding operations.
  • Conduct random inspections of welding electrode type and size in use during production.
  • Conduct random inspections of weld preparations and set-ups prior to welding.
  • Ensure all welding personnel are fully aware of the importance of internal cleanliness (debris) in fabricated and erected pipework.
  • Ensure all welders are conversant with the Welding Procedure Specifications to which they are working.
  • Conduct random monitoring of welding controls as detailed in the Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs) during the welding cycle.
  • Notify the Welding Inspectors on completion of welded joints.
  • Allocation of work fronts to Welding Supervisors.
  • Ensure all welding personnel within the work area understand and operate to the required quality procedures efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure work areas are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Assist and advise in the preparation of construction methods and welding sequences.
  • Prepare Task Risk Assessments as required.
  • Participate in Toolbox Talks.
  • Identify, stop and immediately correct unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Liaise with welding engineer with respect to welding development and welding procedures.
  • Liaise with other craft superintendents within assigned project.
  • Work with Construction Managers & Welding Superintendents on other projects to ensure the most efficient use of equipment across the facility.
  • Give clear and concise instructions to team members and follow up to ensure safe and timely execution.
  • Ensure good discipline is maintained.
  • Hold members of the welding team accountable for work performance as per their roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate good planning and organisation in day to day activities.
  • Contribute to the Continuous Improvement Process within the operation of the welding department.
  • Set professional standards of behaviour.
  • Contribute to overall construction plans by considering efficient and effective methods of executing the work.
  • Attend meetings as required, on time and prepared.
  • Share the workload of other welding superintendents during leave rotations.
  • Mentor, train and assess Nigerian national personnel under his/her control.
  • Listen to and evaluate any employee concerns.

Key Interfaces:

  • Fabrication/Rigging/Scaffolding Superintendents/Supervisors
  • QA/QC Manager & HSE Manager
  • Welding Engineers
  • Training Department
  • Warehouse/Stores Controller & Supply Chain
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Client’s representatives as required
  • External auditors as required

Reports to:

  • Welding Manager

Direct Reports:

  • Welding Supervisors, Welding Foremen, Welders, Helpers

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