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Welding Quality

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3G2, Canada
Salary:
85,000.00
Posted:
August 15, 2012
Email:
lzkl78@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
***************@*******.***


Paul Lavallée Home (519) ***-****

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Education & Seminars

CWA Stainless Steel Welding Metallurgy (2011) Canadian Welding Bureau

Welding Technician/Inspection (2009) Northern College Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada

Welder –Fitter (Honours, 2007) Northern College Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada

BA 4 yr Sociology (Honours, 2004) Nipissing University North Bay, ON, Canada

Graduate Diploma (1988) Sudbury Secondary Sudbury, ON, Canada

Welding, Metallurgical, and NDT Expertise

• Destructive Examination Techniques
• Non-Destructive Examination Techniques
• Visual Inspection
• Rockwell hardness testing
• Joimey Hardenability Testing
• Metallographic Examination & experience in interpretation of microstructures
• Charpy V-notch Testing
• NDE: Magnetic Particle II, Ultrasonic Testing I, & Radiography I as per GRCAN 48.9712. (Practical Examination To Complete)
• CEDO Prep. EDO Card Holder April 21, 2010.
• Working knowledge Welding & Design Standards (i.e. CSA W47.1, W47.2, CSA W59-03, ASME Section VIII & IX, III, B620, and strong familiarity with API-650)
• Provide technical welding expertise to the weld lab, including personnel, equipment, documents, and records of compliance.
• Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld assembly processing, tooling, and equipment
• Estimating
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
• Interpretation of blueprints (i.e. welding symbols)
• Experience with manual and computer assisted drafting (i.e. Auto CAD)
• Intermediate Robotic Skills (Fanuc, ABB, Panasonic, & Motoman)
• Experience using saturable reactor, transformer-rectifier, SCR, and inverter welding power sources
• Extensive knowledge of and experience with various welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW, ERW, and GTAW; Knowledge of and experience using material preparation equipment (i.e. oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting)
• CWB Certified Welder SMAW 2008
• Provide Engineering and Quality Assurance personnel as assigned with welding expertise to support existing and new customer programs
• Develop and implement training and certification program for production associates in robotic and hand GMAW/TIG welding techniques and procedures

Employment History
Welding Engineer: Advanced Engineering Products
Concord, ON., Canada January 23, 2012-Present
Corporate Division

• Research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment, develop new or modify current welding methods, techniques, and procedures, Client new patterns of welding phenomena, or to correlate and substantiate hypotheses.
• Prepared Technical reports as a result of research and development and preventive maintenance investigations.
• Established welding procedures to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification restrictions, material processes, pre- and post-heating requirements that involve use of complex alloys, unusual fabrication methods, welding of critical joints, and complex post- heating requirements.
• Designed and implementation of Quality and NDT program.
• Design and implementation of Welder Graduating System.
• Implement standard skill level required for standard work instructions (utilized for division of labour within production atmosphere)
• Designed and implemented welder personnel training program.
• Evaluated new developments in welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes.
• Directed and coordinated technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards; in testing welds for conformance with national code requirements; or testing welding personnel for certification.
• Contacted personnel of other agencies, engineering personnel to exchange ideas, information, or offer technical advice concerning welding matters.
• Performed experimental welding to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials.
• Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications and CSA personnel certification.
• ASME Practical Welding Technology and Government Welding experience.
• Studied engineering and technical publications to keep abreast of technological changes and developments in industry.
• Design prototypes or modifications to existing product & equipment.
• Support of and involvement in company, department, and/or safety policies, procedures, programs and activities.
• Development of Francophone and Anglophone Standard Work Instructions & Visual Aids

Welding Technologist: Presstran (Cosma Structural Systems a Division of Magna International)
Saint Thomas, ON, Canada September 2011-December 2011
Manufacturing Engineering Department:

• Provide technical welding expertise to the weld lab, including personnel, equipment, documents, and records of compliance.
• Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld assembly processes, tooling issues, and consumables.
• Visual inspection of welds (Projection, Resistance, GMAW) and reports for Ford, GM, and Chrysler.
• Assured all Welding Parameters were followed according to Specifications & Applicable Quality Standards.
• Provided Quality Alerts to the Quality Department and root causes
• Pre & Post-Shift Meeting Participant
• Liaison with Engineering, Team Leaders, Maintenance & Quality Departments regarding production, continuous improvements, and new product development.
• Destructive Examination & Technical Reports’
• Provided technical reports’ as required by the Engineering Manager or Quality Department.
• Perform maintenance mechanical production cell break-down and determine root cause.
• Robotic weld touch-ups and programming.
• Assist operators with station operation.

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB): Corporate Office
Milton, On., Canada October 4, 2010-September 31, 2011(Contract)
Client Service Representative- Laboratory Advisor

• Developed and implemented continuous improvements by means of technical knowledge in process and procedures, which lead to the Accreditation for the CWB Laboratory Services since 2007.
• Qualify Welding Candidates & Procedures
• Calibrations of Laboratory Instrument (densitometer, measuring devices, Direct Reading Dosimeter (DRD) Thermo-luminescent Dosimeter (TLD)
• Reported to Health Canada’s National Dosimetry Services (NDS)
• Continuous Maintenance on all equipment (milling machine, industrial saws, radiographic film viewers’, Automatic Film Processor)
• Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing Upon All Welding Procedures and Welders’ Test-Plate Assemblies as per W47.1, W47.2, W59-3, W48-06,…
• Radiograph Welders’ Test-Plate and Procedure Assemblies.
• Interpret Radiographic results as per CSA Standard W59-3.
• Shipping & Receiving.
• Inspector Stamp orders’.
• Implementation of Continuous Improvement within the testing laboratory.
• Reporting testing results to client representatives.
• Ordering and billing of test-plate assemblies as per W47.1.
• Ordering of laboratory supplies
• Request for Tenders via Shipping, Scrap Metal, Silver Recovery, & Radiographic Film Shredding, Annual Fire Protection Inspection
• Prepare test specimens for Tensile and CVN tests.
• Input Official Procedure and Welders’ Test results.
• Verify & Approve Radiography billing for Canadian Operations.
• Performed Welding Power Source and Welding Robotic Demonstrations for the Advanced Welding Laboratory Clients’.

Globex Inspection Service: US Steel Canada Lake Erie/Hamilton Works
Hamilton, On., Canada March 1, 2010-October 1, 2010
NDT Services & Building Inspection
• Perform Magnetic Particle Inspection Services
• Perform Ultrasonic Inspection Services
• Inspection of Building Structures, Platforms, Lift devices (Cranes, Forklifts & Bails) and Stairwells
• Daily Inspection Reports
• S1 Safety Alerts and Repair Procedure
• Written and Supervision of all Weld Repairs

Welding Technician Co-Op: Presstran & Formet Industries (Cosma Structural Systems a Division of Magna International)
Saint Thomas, ON, Canada January 2008-May 2008/May 2006-September 2006
Manufacturing Engineering Department:

• Provide technical welding expertise to the weld lab, including personnel, equipment, documents, and records of compliance.
• Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld assembly processes, tooling issues, and consumables.
• Visual inspection of welds (Projection, Resistance, GMAW) and reports for Ford, GM, and Chrysler.
• Assured all Welding Parameters were followed according to Specifications & Applicable Quality Standards.
• Provided Quality Alerts to the Quality Department and root causes
• Pre & Post-Shift Meeting Participant
• Liaison with Engineering, Team Leaders, Maintenance & Quality Departments regarding production, continuous improvements, and new product development.
• Destructive Examination & Technical Reports’
• Several weld improvement studies (Published internationally) on behalf of the Manufacturing Engineering Department & Weld Improvement Team.
• Provided technical reports’ as required by the Engineering Manager or Quality Department.

Sudbury Welding & Fabrication: Welder Fitter
Sudbury, ON, Canada March 1989- July 2003
Production & Repair

• Custom fabrication, Structural construction, Ornamental work, Fencing, balconies, stairs and railings
• Stainless steel, Steel, iron and heavy metals, Aluminum alloys
• Interpret welding process specifications, Operate manual or semi-automatic, fully automated welding equipment
• Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment, Operate brakes, shears and other metal shaping, straightening and bending machines
• Fit, braze and torch-straighten metal, Operate oxygen arc cutting equipment (arc-air), (AOC), Perform post welding heat treatment, Operate hoisting and lifting equipment
• Prepare jigs or set-ups for welding
• Maintain and perform minor repairs on welding, brazing and soldering equipment
• Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes
• Examine welds and ensure that they meet standards and/or specifications

Certificates & Tickets (CGSB/CWB/CNSC)
• EDO Card Holder (2011)
• RT1, UT1, MPI 2 (Practical Examination To Be Complete with Qualifying Hours)
• Radiographic Film Interpretation (2010)
• SMAW: CWB Flat & Horizontal Ticket’s (2007)
• First Aid Certificate (Infant, Child, Adult CPR)
• WHIMIS (Train The Trainer Since 1991)
• Fork Lift License (2011)
• National Coaching Certificate (2000)

Volunteer

• Coordinator Student Outdoor Recreation Club (Student Orientation On/Off Campus)
• Head Coach Track and Field
• Summer Youth Volleyball Camps (2001-2002)
• The City of Greater Sudbury ‘Street Naming Committee’ (2006)
• Nipissing University Faculty Selection Committee- (Soci. Depart. Student Rep. 2000-2004)
• Northern College Student Tutor (2007-2009)
• CWB Power Source Demonstrator Open House (2010)
• CWA & Trades Association Power Source Demonstrator (2011)