John Thompson a Division of ACTOM (Pty)Ltd: Welding Superintendent

John Thompson a Division of ACTOM (Pty)Ltd


 A vacancy exists in the Nuclear Department of the Boiler and Environmental Business Unit, Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, for a person who works well with others, who has initiative and drive and is able to work under pressure.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage Welding activities to ensure efficient productivity in order to achieve the required production targets.
  • To manage and ensure that the project weld procedure specifications are followed, guidelines are implemented and code requirements are complied with.
  • Allocate all welders and supervisors to their specific work areas and ensure that all allocated welders are trained on the procedures for that specific area.
  • Ensure that all welders are conversant with the Welding Procedure Specification that they will be required to work with in that area.
  • Ensure shop floor activities are in accordance with the laydown plan by understanding the contractual requirements.
  • Monitoring of welding electrodes, Daily Heat Input monitoring and correct welder identification on completed welds
  • Be involved in various aspects of audits and ensuring prompt close outs. And also perform random inspections of welding equipment, weld preparations and final welds to ensure compliance.
  • Welding store management and monitoring to ensure proper consumable management.
  • Liaising with various stakeholders with regards to Procedure Qualification and also Welder Training and development.
  • Liaise with the necessary inspection authorities for timeous Visual / Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).
  • Ensure all safety requirements are in aligned with the various company and governmental regulations (constructions regulations, OSH act etc.) and continuously promote a safe working environment.
  • Provide technical information and assistance where required and the resolution of technical issues that may occur.

Welder performance monitoring. Repair rate monitoring and root cause analysis

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric
  • Trade Test (Welder)
  • SAIW Specialist Qualification or equivalent
  • Supervisory course
  • Relevant construction experience
  • Communication in English (Verbal and Written)
  • 5 – 10  years’ experience in the Nuclear Industry/Refinery/Power plant/Component fabrication

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