I am a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Welding Institute, I have been involved with EN1090 since July 2014 helping companies achieve their certification (CE Conformity), I help with RWC training and certification, development of the WQMS systems (including welder training where applicable) coding and testing of welders and development of the FPC system.
I also have been involved in helping companies with ENISO 9001 in conjunction with Quality NI
To date I have 50 years’ experience within this Industry as a Welding Engineer In charge of ALL Hughes Christensen's welding operations throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
I work with Invest NI where I have a portfolio of companies where I am employed as a quality consultant guiding and supporting companies achieve their objectives.
BTEC HNC L5 In Fabrication and Welding Engineering (IIW recognized Qualifications)
BSC Degree in Engineering
MSC In Engineering Management
Metals Engineering Institute Metallurgy
Bachelor of Education Hons
ADFHE Professional Development
City and Guilds CQAP (Certified Quality assurance Professional)
I have 50 years’ experience within the Fabrication and Welding Industry working as a Pipe Fitter Welder with Michelin Tyre Company and then with ARAMCO, upon leaving ARAMCO I worked for AMF Euroweld firstly as a welder and then I moved into their QA department where I worked with BS 5500 standards (Pressure Directive) using NDT and DT methods of assuring weld quality.
Upon leaving AMF group I worked for Ulster University in a welding research role before being head hunted by Hughes as their Welding Engineer, during my first 6 months with the company I effectively reduced ALL welding rework from 40% to zero%, which then saw me taking an active role at Hughes parent company in Houston TX for a period of 9 months where I helped modify the companies welding activities.
I then joined the College of Technology in Sept 1988 which evolved into Belfast Met, I have been employed by the college for 32 years to date and I am retiring from the college at the end of this Academic year where I will be looking for a new challenge.