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Engineer Inspector

Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
12000 Saudi Arabian riyal
April 14, 2020

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Name of Candidate :

Nikunj Prabhu bhai Solanki

Applied Designation :

API Inspector, Plant inspector welding inspection, inspection engineer

Date of Birth :




Total Years of Experience :

10 Years

Relevant Experience :

10 Years


& Tenure

Current Organization :

TCR Arabia / TASNEE (National Industrialization Company)

Current Designation :

QA/QC Engineer

Location :

Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

Duration :

January 2009 to till date


Masters / Any PG/ Professional Certifications :


Graduation :

Diploma in mechanical


Nikunj Prabhubhai Solanki

10, Jai Trimurti CHS, Shivaji Colony, kalyan (E), Thane, Mumbai, India -421306

Mob : +91-983*******(India), Mob: +966-*********(Saudi Arabia)


Profile At A Glance

An incisive professional with over 10 years Onshore /Offshore of enriching experience in Static equipment, pipeline, fabrication and Erection, Welding, In-service inspection, Quality Assurance.

Experience In Handling all Types of NDT Activities in Offshore.

Inspection and testing of equipment in-service as well as in fabrication.

Excellent experience with multi-disciplinary QA/QC activities as inspection planning.

Significant experience in end-to-end deliverables of the project/ campaign, analysis of client requirements.

Proven skills in executing 6 shutdowns in India and abroad.

Experienced in handling procurement stage to finalization and execution of the orders, Quality assurance activities from pilot stage to supply in bulk.

Conversant with ASME – II Part – A, B, and C, ASME – V, ASME – VIII Div I, ASME –IX, ASME B31.1, B 31.3, API 510, API 570, API 650,BS API 653 and API 1104.

Excellent experience with multi-disciplinary QA/QC activities as inspection planning.

Proven skills in preparation/review of procedures, ITPs, Check lists, and internal audits.

An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.






API Certification:

API-510 Pressure Vessel Inspector. Certificate No. 64146.

CSWIP Certifications:

CSWIP-3.1 Welding Inspector. Certificate No. 72662.

ASNT Certifications:

• ASNT Level II in PT, MT, RTFI, UT.

• Professional Training course attended on Tube inspection MS 5800


Worked in the following companies as an API Inspector / Plant Inspector.

M/s.- TASNEE Petrochemical.



M/s.- SHARQ, Saudi Arabia.

M/s.- Advanced Petrochemical Company.

M/s.- Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company.

M/s.- Saline Water Conversion Corporation.



Company Name : TECHNIP (KJO Al Khafji Joint Operations)

Location : AL KHAFJI, K.S.A.

Period : September 2014 To December 2014

Position : Welding Inspector.



Designation : Inspection Engineer.

Period : January 2009 To Till Date.

Location : Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Clint : TASNEE (National Industrialization Company)

Designation : Static Plant inspection engineer

Period : November 2015 To Till Date

Location : Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Designation : WELDING Inspector

Period : January 2015 To September 2015

Location : Jubail, Saudi Arabia & SHAYBAH (GOS-4)Saudi Arabia

Organization : SATORP

Clint : CIA

Period : September 2013 To September 2013

Designation : Coker Drum Inspection

Location : Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Organization : TÜV Rheinland

Designation : NDT Inspector

Period : JUNE 2013 To JULY 2013

Location : QURAYYAH, Saudi Arabia

Organization : SHARQ (SABIC)

Designation : NDT Inspector.

Period : March 2013 To APRIL 2013

Location : Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Organization : TASNEE

Clint : Moody International (INTERTEK)

Designation : PMI Inspector(construction project).

Period : JUNE 2012 To JANUARY 2013

Location : Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Organization : Arabian Bemco Contracting Company

Designation : QC Inspector.

Period : OCTOBER 2011 To MARCH 2012

Location : QURAYYAH, Saudi Arabia

Organization : IBN SINA (SABIC)

Designation : NDT Inspector.

Period : August 2010 To Feb 2011

Location : Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Organization : SAFCO (SABIC)

Designation : NDT Inspector.

Period : Feb 2010 To JUNE 2010

Location : Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Organization : PETRORABIGH (Saudi Aramco Site)


Designation : PMI Inspector, NDT Inspector.

Period : Feb 2009 To Dec 2009.

Location : Jeddah (Rabigh), Saudi Arabia.

Job Responsibilities:

Equipment and Piping

•Inspects plant stationary equipment by entering into vessels, boilers and towers, during shutdowns, to check condition of equipment. Includes noting observations on cracks, pits, thinning and any other pattern of erosion, corrosion and other interior failure. Makes interpretations of findings, analyses for failure, prepares report and issues recommendation.

•Coordinates with the Operations Planning and Maintenance supervisors such activities as the scheduling and planning of inspections, obtaining the requisite permits and performing any required special audits of equipment.

• Checks condition of safety relief valves, and reports findings to supervisor. Witnesses pressure setting before and after repair and during any re-calibration campaign, as assigned. Prepares report, schedules testing frequency as per policy, enters inspection data in Meridium based computerized system, raises recommendation based on valve condition and follow up.

•Witness hydrostatic tests and pneumatic tests on pressure equipment, valves and piping as per Company policy.

•Upon failures of equipment such as pumps and vessels, inspect material and assist in the preliminary failure assessments; prepare report and issue recommendations, where applicable, via supervisor for action by relevant departments.

•Inspects maintenance and capital project works being carried out in the plant, to ensure that specified maintenance practices and procedures are followed for welding, installation and fabrication as per policy and in compliance with international fabrication codes and standard.

•Assists during Third Party re-certification of statutory equipment like boilers.

•Carries out NDT tests on mechanical equipment and piping. Tests include Penetrant examination (PT), magnetic particle inspection (MPI), ultrasonic testing (UT), radiography (RT), PMI, Metallographic, hardness tests, boroscopy and use of special equipment like elcometer to determine DFT of paint and ferrometer for stainless steel welding tests and other tests and inspections as required. Follows all required safety procedures while carrying out the work.

Supervises and co-ordinates contracted NDT team whenever required.

•Prepares preliminary reports on inspections and NDT tests, highlighting any abnormalities and issue recommendations via supervisor for action by relevant departments.

•Ensures proper maintenance of inspection reports and records. Maintains various records in the computerized systems, updating inspection test results and other data in specialized inspection software system (Meridium).

•Responsible for the support of Company safety, environment and Quality policies and programs, carrying out specific duties and responsibilities related to his job as spelled out in Management system documentation, policies, procedures, local documentation, Management System Manual, Safety Manual and other related documents.

•Undertakes additional specific inspection related duties as directed by Plant Inspection Engineer to fulfil annual targets and special tasks.

•Implements inspection recommendation by notifications raising through SAP and then tracking the progress till completion of work.

•Assist in corrosion monitoring work by retrieving corrosion probe data and online / offline renewal of corrosion coupons and probes. Monitors regularly CPR current and voltage readings and supply data to Corrosion Engineer.

•Supervises and co-ordinates contracted Painting team, witnesses and inspect all painting (external paint and internal lining), Wrapping, insulation activities, and carry out all required inspections and tests (DFT, WFT, profile, and holiday test).

•Assume the responsibilities of Plant Inspection Engineer during annual leave, business trips, sickness etc. as directed by Plant Inspection Engineer.

Welding & NDT:

Reviewing welding related documents like WPS, PQR, WQT, weld repair procedure, welding consumable control and supplemental procedures for new and existing facilities as per Saudi Aramco & International standard.

Reviewing NDT related documents like LPT, MPT, PMI and PWHT etc.

Reviewing and issuing of welder certificates and Job clearance card.

Actively involved in Inspection of weld repair of weld joint or Base metal, weld build up and welding of special corrosion resistance materials.

Witnessing & Evaluating of VT, MT, PT, UT & PMI as well as reviewing radiographs as per requirements.

Review weekly welding report, and welder performance.

Monitoring Welding parameters, Preheat temperature, Inter-pass temperature and Post heat as per WPS and PQR.

Inspection of Edge preparation of pipes, fittings and flanges before Welding as per approved WPS.

Visual inspection of Completed welds. As per Codes and Standards.

Inspection of Alignment and Orientation for piping.

Witnessing of DPT, MPT, UT, RT and PMI, as per applicable procedure and standard.

Personal Details

Passport No : L 9947469

Date of Issue : 26.06.2014

Date of Expiry : 25.06.2024

Place of Issue : Thane(Mumbai)

Date of birth : 26-04-1986

Marital status : Married

Languages known : English, Hindi, Gujarati & Marathi


I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Nikunj Solanki

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