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Quality Assurance Project

Chennai, TN, 600091, India
August 30, 2012

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G-*, Guhan Flats,

Plot No : 4, Subramania Nagar,

Puzhuthivakkam, Chennai – 600 091

Mobile: 050******* (India)


Date of Birth: Feb 04, 1970

Passport No: H3198288 Valid till 20/04/2019

QA/ QC Inspector (Welding/ Painting)

Key Skills: Offshore & Onshore Welding / Piping / Painting Inspections, Review of Radiographs & QA/QC activities

Current Industry: Petroleum, Oil &Gas industry (Offshore piping)

Current Employer – Germanischer Lloyd, Abudhabi for ADMA OPCO


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Sri.Ramakrishna Mission Technical Institute Chennai, India in the year 1989

Other Qualification(s)/ Certification(s)/ Programme(s) Attended

AWS-CWI –Certified Welding Inspector

CSWIP 3.1 – Welding Inspector

BGAS Grade II –Painting Inspector

ASNT Level II in RT, UT, MT & PT as per SNT-TC-1A

ISO 9001 – Internal Auditor training

Offshore Survival Training ( Sea Survival & H.U.E.T)

Training on Basic Firefighting, First Aid & H2S

Familiar with codes

ASME 31.3

API 1104

ASME Section IX

ASME Section V




BS Standards

& Other relevant International standards, codes applicable to the project


• Prepare & Review the project welding procedures, witnessing Procedure qualifications, welder performance qualifications and Mechanical tests.

• Incoming material inspection such as Raw materials, prefabricated materials and welding consumables & Review of material certificates/batch certificates to check compliance with project specifications, expiry dates and meeting the required mechanical /physical /chemical composition values.

• Hands on experience in NDE testing methods such as PT, MT, RT and UT

• Knowledge of interpretation of RT films with reference to codes like API 1104 and ASME 31.3

• Preparation of final dossiers for submitting to client/end users.

• Fluent in weld symbols and codes

• Knowledge in Painting and Coating inspection of Piping, Pipelines, Pipe supports

• Knowledge of doing Hydro and Pneumatic test of piping and pipelines as per the applicable codes

• Having sound knowledge in different welding processes.

• Can very well read, understand all type of drawings like Isometric, P&ID, Piping lay out and structural drawings.

• Sound knowledge in Destructive Testing and sample preparation process

• Sound knowledge of using various measurement instruments

• Has successfully met customer, certification body and third party audits

• Have knowledge of Hot Tapping and Split Tee welding procedures (on live lines)

• Well versed in the certification audits of ISO 9001 and TS 16949

• Capable of presenting QA/QC activities and issues with client in weekly/monthly meetings

• Coordinating with client for witness and approval of materials / welding inspections, hydro/pneumatic tests.


From February, 2012 – Till Date

Organization : Germanischer Lloyd, (Third Party Inspection Agency), Abudhabi

As ADMA OPCO Representative for their Offshore project

Position : QC Inspector (Welding/Piping)

Client : ADMA (Abudhabi Marine Operations) Offshore Project

Project : ZCSC DE mothballing project


• Witness the welding procedures qualifications, welder performance qualifications and Mechanical tests.

• Reviewing Contractor’s (NPCC) Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) with relevant qualified PQR .

• Review contractor’s ITP and approve

• Review NDT reports

• Visual inspection of completed weld

• Review welder performance records

• Inspection and approval of project materials as per the project specification

• Review as built drawings and approve

• Inspect all piping, equipment, vessels, supports as per the P&ID, Isometric drawings and make punch lists.

• Monitor pre commissioning and commissioning activities

• Inspect contractors inspection instruments and review calibration records

• Inspect paint materials as per the project specification, manufacturers data sheet

• Witness and monitor blasting, painting activities

• Periodical audit of contractors Quality System

• Review technical query raised by contractor

• Resolve any technical dispute co coordinating with client and contractor

• Monitor overall progress of project

• Monitor all project activities as per the project specification, international codes and standards

From September, 2009 – To January 30, 2012

Organization : Galfar Engineering Contracting WLL Emirates, Abudhabi, UAE.

Position : QC Inspector (Welding/Piping)


Project Name: EPC for closed Drains System

Client : ADCO

Duration : From September 2009 to March 2010

Project Name: EPC for 131 Pig launcher and receivers across all ADCO

Client : ADCO

Duration : From April 2010 to June 2011

Project Name: Schuweihat Phase 2 Water Transmission System

Client : TRANSCO

Duration : From July 2011 Till Date


• Witness the welding procedures qualifications, welder performance qualifications and Mechanical tests.

• Reviewing Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) with relevant qualified PQR for the particular projects.

• Coordinating with client inspection department and getting approval of welding, materials, hydro tests, pneumatic tests and others.

• Painting inspection

• Performing Incoming material inspection, verifying vendor’s material certificates in order to confirm as per project specification and relevant International Standards.

• Conduct internal audits in the projects. Inspection welds joint preparation, fit-up, dimensional inspection & alignment.

• Carrying out the Welding inspection before, during and after welding operation as per approved test plan, relevant engineering drawing, international standard and project specification.

• Coordinating, Witnessing, evaluation and interpretation of NDT techniques like RT, UT, MT, and PT .

• Reviewing of NDT reports and verifying the requirements of each critical area according to the codes and Standards.

• Preparation of Test Packs individual system wise, which includes material certificates, welding history records, NDT reports, equipment & installation and alignment report, hydro test reports etc, and getting client’s approval.

• Implementation of welding parameters check as per approved procedure specifications on production welds

• Coordinating PWHT, Hydro test activities and reviewing reports.

• Calibration and documentation of measuring instruments, gauges, and equipments.

• Inspection and approval or SPLIT TEE preparation prior to welding

• Witnessing SPLIT TEE welding, Monitoring and Controlling the welding process as per the approved procedure. Witnessing Hot tapping.

• Preparation of Project Dossier and getting client approval

• Coordinating with client for Final walk down, punch point preparation and clearing the same category wies

From May 2005 – August 2009

Organization : Wheels India Ltd., Chennai, India.

Position : Senior Engineer QA / QC


• Witness the welding procedures qualifications, welder performance qualifications and Mechanical tests

• Weld inspection using UT, PT, MT where ever applicable

• Inspection and approval of Filler wire, Fluxes used for different welding processes

• Incoming material Inspection as per the specification

• Welder performance monitoring

• In process Inspection and conducting process capability studies

• Dispatch inspection prior to delivery

• Implementing TS 16949 system requirements in Quality Assurance department and preparation of necessary documents and their validation.

• Conducting Process Audit, Product Audit and Dock audit as per the requirement

• Doing Vendor audits and preparing Vendor rating

• Being a Quality Planning Team member, Planning of new product and processes for that preparing Control Plan, FMEA, Process Flow Etc

• Doing Six Sigma projects for critical problems (Completed 2 Sig Sigma Projects)

• Involved in the Certification audit preparations (ISO 9001, TS 16949)

• Attending various customer complaints. Major customers TATA Motors, Ashok Leyland, TAFE & Caterpiller

From September 2000– April 2005:

Organization : Autolinks, Chennai

Position : Engineer Quality Assurance


• Head of the Quality Assurance Department

• Ensuring Quality at all level of manufacturing

• Effective implementation of ISO 9001 -2000

• Being the MR of the company to co ordinate with certification bodies and to face audit getting ISO certification.

• Interaction with customers regarding complaints during assembly, field failures, warranty failures and taking corrective action to avoid the repentance of the issues using PDCA and other problem solving methodology

• Calibration of inspection instruments in house and sending the applicable instruments for external calibration and getting the calibration certificates.

• PPAP preparation for new products and for major change in process etc

• Preparation of rejection analysis, rejection trend and submitting them to the Management

• Quality target fixing and to achieve the same preparing the plan and implementation

From August 1996 – July 2000

Organization : BMF Beltings Ltd, (Group of Fenner India Ltd) Chennai

Position : Junior Engineer Manufacturing


• Shift in charge for production achieving the fixed target

• Plan for raw material, manpower and machine scheduling

• Taking containment action if production held up due machine breakdown, manpower issues or power cut

• Time study and based on the target fixing for each component

• Ensuring quality of the product

• Effective training to operators

• OEE calculation and loss matrix preparation

From May 1989 – August 1996

Organization : Brake & Clutch Systems, Chennai - 53

Position : Production Incharge


• Being the head of the unit in charge for all manufacturing activity

• Raw material purchase, production planning, dispatch planning as per customer schedule

• Machine maintenance planning, Making major spars availability, Preparing machine checklist and history card

• Manpower management

• Logistics planning

• Customer complaint handling


I here by solemnly declare that all the above-furnished details are true up to the best of my knowledge and belief.


Date: (R.Sankara Narayanan)

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