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coatings inspector

Location:
Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Posted:
May 16, 2020

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Andrew Bekker

Swakopmund, Namibia

Mobile: + (264-********* Namibia

Email: acgrch@r.postjobfree.com acgrch@r.postjobfree.com

QA/QC Coatings Inspector

Versatile and highly competent Quality Inspector offering over 25 years’ experience in Surveying, Coating Inspections, Quality Management Procedures, Personnel Management, Project Coordination, Procedure Implementation and conducting coating audits in the Marine, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemicals sector

Successful entrepreneur with strong business acumen, highly educated in Coating Inspection and trained for carrying out critical on & offshore assignments; acquired expertise in acting as a focal point on any quality related coating issues

Rich exposure in providing leadership in reviewing contractor & sub-contractor coating procedures to ensure project specification compliance and executing successful strategies leading to qualitative operational excellence and improved work ethic & performance

Recognised for hands on experience in material inspection, surface preparation, coating application and delivering final product by monitoring the coating activity carried out by the staff, contractor or subcontractor on a daily basis

Skilled in leading Project Transformations and utilizing technical intellect, qualitative insight and sharp assessment skills to manage Inspection Operations and meet top line and bottom-line objectives

Outstanding track record in understand business needs of the client, estimating paint consumption need, verifying that all specification requirements are met, controlling paint usage, assuring correct execution of the approved Inspection Test Plan, carrying out verifications and providing recommendation on changes required

An excellent communicator with the ability to work under pressure in fast-paced, time sensitive environments. Proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse nationalities and comfortable working in a multi-cultural set-up

Core Competencies

Quality Assurance Quality Control Coatings Inspection Project Management Blasting & Painting Class inspections Enforcement & Verification Testing Scheduling Equipment Checks Final Sign off's

In dock Survey Estimations Verifications & Recommendation Performance Management Supervision Auditing

Deficiency Identification Team Management Assessment & Measurement

Key Projects handled across Career Span

Successfully handled refurbishment assignments for Transocean – Senath 701

Handled projects related to floating docks and Synchro lift for Tidewater, Bourbon, Aciurgy, SeaCor, Go Acamar Subsea 7 and Saipem.

Projects on Pfso 21 in Ghana gas plant for Tecnip Fmc and ENI in Ghana.

Training Instructor for Blasters and Spray painters

Career Progression

Southey Offshore (2017- 2019)

Qa/QC, Shift Supervisor

Responsible for enforcement and verification of work performed in accordance with specifications, manufacturer recommendations.

Measured ambient conditions, surface temperature and air quality requirements

Inspected location & suitability of access for areas of work, type of blasting equipment & tools to be used, size of blasting media and inspect metal surface for imperfections or defects

Elgin Brown Hammer Namibia is South Africa's first privately owned floating dock ( 2013- 2017)

General Responsibilities

Responsible for Grit blasting & painting on Marine vessels in Shipyard, Oil Rigs, Mines & Petrochemical projects

Responsible for Quotes/Estimations, Class inspections, and providing recommendations

Handled independent inspections and recommendations regarding acid tanks, piping.

Handled Coatings Project Management

Supervised coatings department and handled HR activities for over 100 personnel

Responsibilities as QA/QC Inspector

Responsible for enforcement and verification of work performed in accordance with specifications, manufacturer recommendations.

Measured ambient conditions, surface temperature and air quality requirements

Inspected location & suitability of access for areas of work, type of blasting equipment & tools to be used, size of blasting media and inspect metal surface for imperfections or defects

Tested indication of oil or water in compressed air and conduct metric analysis of water-soluble ionic contamination of blasting media

Inspected pre-cleaning or solvent cleaning of surface and measured compressed air pressure & surface profile of blast cleaned surface

Assessed surface cleanliness of blast cleaned surface, soluble salt contamination on blast cleaned surface, coating material storage conditions and type of coating material to be used

Monitored thinning, mixing, induction time, pot life application method, type and pattern

Inspected the type of coating application equipment and tools

Monitored and measured wet film thickness by notch gauges

Undertook non-destructive measurement of dry film thickness of non-magnetic coatings applied to ferrous & nonferrous surface and destructive measurement of dry film thickness of coatings

Monitored re-coating and final curing schedules

Tested MEK resistance of Inorganic Zinc Rich Primers by solvent rub and film hardness

Measured the adhesion of coatings applied

Tested discontinuity holidays/pinholes of non-conductive coatings, linings and pull-off strength of coatings applied

Ensured that paint material is stored under correct conditions and paint material is mixed and thinned as per coating manufacture recommendations.

Ensured that all personnel utilized for a specific blasting preparation task or coating task are trained, certified & all paint certificates are up to date and requests on extensions of expired batch numbers are accepted & on file

Scheduled blasting and coating operations projects

Ensured that QC equipment is working order & in calibration

Attended pre-conference meeting regarding specification and different standards to be agreed upon.

Ensured that the spray painters to utilize correct size tip for various applications and checked if they maintain correct wet film thickness readings and supervisors obtain correct work permits for blasting preparation or coating applications

Handled daily report check-up and made required corrections before signing off

West Atlantic Shipyard (2012-2013)

Responsible for Grit blasting & painting on Marine vessels in Shipyard, Oil Rigs, Mines & Petrochemical projects

Responsible for Quotes/Estimations, Class inspections, and providing recommendations

Handled independent inspections and recommendations regarding acid tanks, piping in mining

Handled Coatings Project Management

Supervised coatings department and handled HR activities for over 20 personnel

Educational Qualifications

NACE 2 (II) Coating Inspector # 47119 Certification October 2014

www.NACE.org

Professional Qualification & Training

Jotun Paints

Conventional Spray-painting

UHP Operator

Jotun Paint School

OHSAS 18001-2007 Awareness

Basic painting course

Certified Public (CPA) certificate, #D54617398A, October 2010

Carboline Heavy Duty Coatings

Labour relations development programme

Advanced OHS

Confined Spaces

Emotional Intelligence

Bosiet

Computer skills

●T-rec

●Syspro

●Microsoft office

●Excel

Personal Details

Nationality : Namibian

Gender : Male

Marital Status : Married

Driving License : Namibian driver’s license

Languages : English and Afrikaans

References available upon request



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