Dan E. Popa
Ploiesti, Romania ******
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Welding Project Manager
Strong ability to build and lead teams that meet and exceed designated Registered, certified professional with extensive experience as consultant and on-staff leader in global manufacturing environments including chemical and petroleum refineries and onshore pipelines. goals and expectations. Highly adept at guiding tasks from concept to completion ensuring on-time, on-budget, and on-target results. Multilingual in English, Romanian, and French.
Team Building and Leadership
Staff Training and Development
Full Life Cycle Project Management
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Sales, Service, and Customer Support
Quality Assurance and Testing
Budgeting and Estimating
Issue Resolution / Troubleshooting
Habau PPS Pipeline System, Ploiesti, Romania
Welding Manager, 2018-present
Served as site manager and welding manager for Section 87, 88, and 89 on Lot 3 BRUA pipeline creating PQR, WPS, WQR for all sites. Assessed daily welding progress. Supervised 50 operators, pipefitters, welders and mechanical operators.
Tracked and reduced defective rate up to 1%
Achieved 25 welds of 32” per day with 6 operators.
Gulf Specialized Work, Jubayl, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Welding Engineer, 2019
Oversee 100 welders and 7 foreman handling daily activities in Pressure Equipment Division. Prepare and execute procedures, qualification records, and welding procedure specification monitor to reduce work order defect rate up to maximum 2%.
Implementing ISO welding qualification in Pressure Equipment Division
Develop LEAN manufacture for a 110 Pressure vessel order.
SAIPEM, Ploiesti, Romania
Welding Engineer, 2018
Worked on welding engineering team addressing qualification process for Barzan pipeline and ZOHR RUP.
Deliver in time welding technology for the projects.
Standardkessel Baumgarte Service GmbH A/JFE Engineering Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction and Welding Manager, 2016-2018
Led team of construction supervisor, four foremen, 75 welders, and 25 pipefitters on rehabilitation of 5 boilers and equipment at Shoaiba Plant. Worked with project manager to design welding specifications. Estimated welding time estimation for construction project; Followed up on weld quality. Served as deputy site manager and head of electrostatic precipitator in updating from Unit 1 to 5 SWCC Saline Water Conversion Corporation.
Completed projects on time and within budget.
Decrease construction time with 40%.
LINDE GAS, Timisoara, Romania
Application Metallurgy Engineer, 2016
Suggested solution to increase thermal efficiency of metallurgical application. Arranged DFI solution in ArcelorMittal Galati for galvanized sheet to improve process speed and reduce gas consumption.
Commissioning DFI solution in time with expected improvements.
SC Lufkin Industries SRL, Aricestii Rahtivani, Romania
Chief Welding Engineer/Fabrication Deputy Leader, 2011-2015
Served on Greenfield team producing operating processes and work instruction for welding related activities. Helped secure API license. Coordinated all fabrication shop activities aided by two foremen, 24 welders, and 30 fitters. Oversaw shop floor production planning, predicted investment and budget administration. Designed and executed strategy for each work centre. Co-facilitated shift start-up meetings. Worked with process engineers to initiate and implement process issue solutions. Troubleshot and resolved or escalated problems. Managed WIP area parts inventory.
Designed and updated records for PQR, WPS, and WPQR.
Employed Lean methods to improve productivity, reduce fabrication time, and suggest new welding solutions to engineering team.
SC Beta Heurtey SA, Buzau, Romania
Chief Welding Engineer, 2010-2011
Reviewed all welding tasks to ensure projects followed specifications and quality standards. Maintained accuracy of all welding documentation. Assessed welding/material related non-conformances, defects, repairs and corrective actions. Aided engineering disciplines and construction with welding and non-destructive examinations. Trained and supervised three welding engineers and about 80 welders. Managed subcontractors executing nondestructive and destructive test and quality of welding jobs. Estimated product welding times. Determined, certified, and sustained welder qualification records. Set procedures for carbon steel, Cr-MO steels (P11, P22, P5, P9, and P91), stainless steel (normal and high carbon), and Ni base alloys.
Reduced non-conformities from 9% up to 2.5%.
Designed and enhanced quality system procedures for welded production.
Helped obtain ASME certification.
Ogneupor, Yaroslavl, Russian Federation
Welding Inspector/Site Manager, 2011
Analyzed technical documents prepared by subcontractors to deliver HP Russia project. Investigated and addressed welding quality related issues and recommended improvement options. Coordinated team of seven welders, three pipefitters, two quality control inspectors, and one crane operator working on welding pipes for convection unit. Procured welding equipment and consumables, and prepared WPS for site welding. Delivered all welding for convection unit and radiation welds. Initiated all welding activities.
Completed 1,680 welds of 3-inch pipe with less than 1% defective rate, within 5 weeks.
SC Contech SRL, Ploiesti, Romania
Technical Manager, 1999-2010
Guided team of five application engineers, five set-up specialists, e and three service experts handling welding tasks on diverse array of projects. Worked on multiple hard facing projects involving tram tracks, cement mill components, valve bodies, and seats.
Introduced new process for pipeline welding at PSV Company decreasing welding expense and number of operators while preserving acceptable quality.
Changed root welding from SMAW to GMAW STT transfer fill pass from SMAW to mechanized FCAW.
Employed Miicroplasma welding for nuclear power program and PAW for stainless steel sheet metals fabricator in Romania.
Refurnished spiral pipe welding in two pipe mills Introducing narrow gap welding in SAW process.
Executed new welding process for cylindrical tank for petrochemical refinery.
Recommended new welding process FCAW self-shielded, and mechanization of welding process.
Helped negotiate agreement with petrochemical refinery from welding consumables point of view for major annual repair and revision.
Prior experience as Chief Welding Engineer for SC Universal, Ploiesti, Romania; Welding Engineer for SC Contech SRL, Ploiesti, Romania; and Mechanical Engineer for SC IMGB SA Bucharest, Romania
Education and Credentials
Master Engineer in Mechanical Engineering
University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania
Degree in Mechanical engineering with Specialty in Welding
University Polithnica, Bucharest, Romania
Professional Development (Complete list available upon request)
AWO Lean, Lean, 6-Sigma, Flow Chart, Lufkin Industries, 2014
Pumping Unit Training Program, Lufkin Industries, 2012
Assessor for Professional Competence, CNFPA, 2005
Assessor Training Program for Gas Welders, Association of Canadian Community Colleges and National Adult Training Board, 2004
International Training Course in Stick, MIG/MAG & TIG Processes, Flux Cored Wires, Plasma Process, Cost Reduction Concept by Lincoln and SACIT Products, Lincoln Electric, Bester, Poland, 2004
International Training Course in Metrode Products Range of Consumables, Metrode Products, United Kingdom, 2004
Training for Mechanization of Welding Processes, Gullco, UK, 2004
Training in Gas Cutting and Welding with Harris Products, Harris-Calorific, Italy, 2003
Service Training for New Inverter Range, Lincoln Electric, Italy, 2003