Monday, November 28, 2011

Job vacancies for Saudi Arabia - Interviews at Mumbai

 1. Heat Treatment Technicians
 2. Plant Inspector
1-1 Shall be graduate engineer in Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering, API 510, 653, AWS welding inspector certification preferred
1-2 Shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in in-service inspection of Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Pipelines, and Storage Tanks in Oil & Gas industry.
1-3 Shall have exp. in mechanical design review, project documents review and QA/QC review.
1-4 Knowledge of ASME/API/BS/TEMA codes /standards is essential and Shall be fully conversant with ASME Sections VIII, IX, V; ASME 31.3, 31.4 & 31.8, API 510, 1104, API 650, 653.
1-6 Shall be fully conversant with NDT techniques, Radiographic interpretations.
1-7 Good command of English language, both written and spoken is required.
1-8 Shall be computer literate.

3.   Corrosion Engineer
    2-1 Shall be graduate engineer in Mechanical/Electrical/Metallurgical/Chemical engineering.
2-2 NACE CP Level 2 (CP Technician) certification or equivalent preferred.
2-3 Shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in operation, maintenance and testing of CP systems for underground piping, storage tanks, wells in the Oil & Gas industry.
2-4 Shall have experience in design of CP systems.
2-5 Knowledge of CP relevant codes and standards including NACE RP0104, NACE RP0169, NACE RP0176, NACE RP0177, NACE RP0186, NACE
RP0193, NACE RP0196, NACE RP0285, NACE RP0388, NACE RP0572, NACE RP0572, NACE TM497, API RP651, ASTM G57, BS EN 7361, BS EN
13173, DNV RP-B401, ISO 15589 and other relevant codes.
2-6 Understand the full range of equipment and techniques and their proper application to survey, inspect and test the CP Systems.
2-7 Supervising all field activities including Surveys, maintenance and upgrading, extending of the existing CP Systems and installation of new CP Systems.
2-8 Good command of English language, both written and spoken is required.
2-9 Shall be computer literate.

4.   Electrical / Instrumentation Inspector 
    3-1 Shall be graduate engineer in Electrical Engineering.
3-2 Shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in in-service inspection of electrical equipment such as Switchgear, Power Generation equipment in Oil & Gas industry.
3-3 Shall have exp. in electrical design review, project documents review and QA/QC review.
3-4 Experience in inspection during construction of power distribution systems, plants' machinery, generators, switchgears, control panels & equipment and associated ancillaries and off site.
3-5 Ability to carry out megger, ducter and hi-pot tests on electrical equipment and cables, monitor motor test runs and record results and carry out fault finding diagnostics on control panels, etc.
3-6. Knowledge of NEMA, NFPA, 1EC, IEEE & ANSI codes / standards is essential and shall be fully conversant with ISO-9001 Quality Management System.
3-7 Good command of English language, both written and spoken is required.
3-8 Shall be computer literate.

4.   Civil / Refractory Inspector

4-1 Shall be graduate engineer in Civil Engineering of Geotechnical Engineering background.
4-2 Shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in design assessment and in-service assessment of foundation and concrete works in the oil & gas industry.
4-3 Shall have exp. in civil design review, project documents review and QA/QC review.
4-4 Knowledge of ACI, AWS, AISC, ASTM, AASHO codes / standards is essential and shall be fully conversant with ISO-9001 Quality Management System.
4-5 Good command of English language, both written and spoken is required.
4-6 Shall be computer literate.

5. Sales Executive – Non-destructive testing (NDT) Equipments & related services experience in NDT companies in India or abroad  

Candidates meeting the above requirement can send us their resumes through email to : Client interview will be held at Mumbai on 03 rd December 2011.  

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Level 2 Certification schedule December 2011 in Bangalore, India

Next nondestructive testing-NDT level II certification courses are commencing from 16th December 2011. The program containing 5 NDT methods (Ultrasonic testing, Radiography, magnetic particle test, dye penetrant test and visual testing.

Participants interested in participating the upcoming schedule can contact 'Course Director' on +91 99009 29439 / 98441 29439 / Telefax: 080-283 66466 or email your query to :

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Guidelines for selecting right NDT institute for successful career

Presently there are many institutes mushrooming around you for providing training and certification on nondestructive testing-NDT. Selecting a right institute for your career is a challenging task for many of us who wants to choose nondestructive testing as his/her career ( of-course I too faced the similar issue when I am entering into NDT specialization around 16years back). This task is still more confusing for new entrants due to lack of knowledge, guidance to select the right institute and no bench mark system is available atleast for now for easy selection. 

Globally there are wide jobs and opportunities surrounding you in NDT field and this specialization is surely going be a golden leaf in your career. The specialization will make many engineers to have more rewarding career and helps in getting placement a bit easy for most of the present quality controls jobs in India and abroad as well. Currently we have some good job openings for NDT technicians/engineers.  But mere certification without having sufficient training and practical exposure is of no use for the trainees. Recently, I too have observed during conducting interviews for selection of technicians for ndt companies, a few are with certification but they doesn't know even very basics and fundamentals of NDT.  The certified profession may be required to carry the inspection tasks independently and take the decisions on the site without much time delay for decision making as time is the essence during every stage of manufacturing or maintenance/shut down inspection the is being performed by many ndt companies and manufacturing plants.

Fortunately we have some good training training institutes in India and other countries, dedicated to provide genuine training for the participants with a clear motto for producing professionals with sound knowledge on the specific subject. Identifying such institute is a major concern for the participants.

To help the participants in selecting the right institute, here I am briefing some guidelines which may help you.

1. What is the brief outline of each course?
2. Reputation of the institute
3. Class room facilities with modern teaching aids like audio, visual systems, power point presentations for easy grasping the subject ( It is recommended to physically visit and inspect the past training program history, class room, workshops)
4. Practical facilities for the method required to be trained (Visit the institute)
5. Practical test samples availability
6. Trainers teaching capabilites, back ground qualfiications, experience level in practical field ndt and teaching experience.( In my view the trainer should have sound technical knowledge and sufficient practical field ndt exposure to clear all the questions raised by you)
7. No of days for training on theory and practical sessions and examination facilities
8. Suitable conducive environment conditions for quick  and efficient learning
9. Is the institute following the required qualfication and experience requirements for admissions or not?
10. Is the trainer and the staff capable of clarifying the technical points on the spot at the same juncture (As I experience some trainers, stating that if you ask simple technical doubts, they reply " I will tell you after wards or during practical sessions or I will tell you tomorrow or it is not required to know this topic")
11. Review the feed back from the course completed participants
12. Study materials along with hand practice questions with key
13. Accomodation facilities availability at the nearby location to avoid wastage of precision time
14 Visit the institute website collect more data about the programs, schedules, venue, placement assistance and job openings and many more

The above list is not complete and exhaustive. It of the opinion the above points may be considered and more can be added to the list for filtering to arrive at a conclusion. Should you need more assistance contact me.

Hope the posting will help at least as a basic tool for selecting the institute for your success in NDT career. Please send us your feedback to: or call me on +91 99009 29439 to express your views and opinions.

Your suggestions are welcome to make this blog a better place for joyful reading.