• Toronto Canada
  • 1-647-979-2139
  • stavoosfard@yahoo.com

Siamak Tavoosfard

Welding Engineer

Summary

  • Extensive experience in large-scale manufacturing fabrication; EMC and EPC Projects; Oilfield sites
  • Extensive knowledge of ASME sec II, III, VIII, IX, PDO SP, SHELL DEP, CSA Z662, ANSI B31.3, B31.1, B31.4, B31.8, API 6A, 510, 520, 528, 560, 570, 571, 572, 579, 581, 650, 653, 660, 1104, 1107, 1163, 2201, AWS D1.1, NACE MR 0179, MSS, SSPC, ASTM, NBIC, DIN, EN/ISO, DNV OS-F101, and MIL STD.
  • Highly analytical testing methodology; Destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Materials: carbon steel, LTCS, stainless steel (DSS &SDSS), aluminum and nickel alloys (825 and 625)
  • Superior oral and written communication skills

Work History

Work History

Consultant Materials Engineer

Dec 2015 - Present
Method Fabrication Management Group, Toronto, Canada

Consultant metallurgist for oil and gas projects, specializing in welding engineering, corrosion protection and control, coatings and insulation.

Welding/Corrosion Instructor

Jul 2015 - Present
Petrel College of Technology, Toronto, Canada

Prepare and deliver lessons, assignments, lectures and demonstrations for following courses: 

  • Welding Inspection Certification CSA 178.2 Level I Exam Preparation Course
  • NACE Corrosion Basic Exam Preparation Course
  • NACE Internal Corrosion Exam Preparation Course

Welding Engineer

May 2011 - Jun 2015
Wood Group, Oman Branch
  • Coordinates all welding activities, including project management of any deviations or NCR
  • Develop procedures to support compliance of welding and heat treatment activities 
  • Support Field welding activities including: Provision of weld procedures; Planning of welding activities; Resolution of non-conformances; Support on heat treatment activities
  • Co-ordinates activities related to welding, including maintenance of welder updates and continuity
  • Ensure welding program meets appropriate codes and contract requirements
  • Review and approve vendors/contractors WPS and PQR for sour services including CRA materials and welding overlay for piping, pipeline, pressure vessels, and storage tanks.
  • Prepare WPS and PQR for welding of carbon steel, LTCS, Stainless Steels (including Duplex and Super Duplex) and Nickel Alloys (including 825 and 625 alloys)
  • Guide Corrosion & Materials Department on the material selection with respect to the welding.
  • Advice and guide contractor's in developing and qualifying WPS.
  • Witness all required mechanical and corrosion lab tests including G28, G48 and A262E for PQR
  • Develop welding specifications to ensure integrity of equipment and facilities.
  • Carry out failure analysis and finding solutions to welding related problems.
  • Prepare bid evaluation reports for compliance to project materials and welding requirements
  • Review of vendor and subcontractor ITP’s, welding and NDT procedures
  • Maintain database of welding related problems and their status.
  • Responsible for Technical Standard Deviation Request related to welding and procurement.
  • Lead investigations into welding quality issues, including failure investigations, quality audits, and root cause analysis (RCA). Report and communicate results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Check Material Selection Diagrams (MSDs) and assist with studies on material properties, pipe selection, and inspection methodology. 
  • Support field activities including accountabilities to provide direction on repairs.

Materials Engineer

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
Zuietina Oil Company, Libya
  • Design, manage and implement corrosion management control strategy
  • Maintain appropriate level of contact with Asset Teams, 3rd Parties and internal disciplines to ensure an effective Inspection Corrosion Management (ICM) service
  • Conduct metallurgical failure investigations with root-cause failure analysis
  • Conduct research and development R&D on materials in order to enhance plant reliability
  • Train junior engineers to transfer knowledge to them
  • Plan, schedule and supervise of NDT Inspection activities
  • Support on materials selection and corrosion control issues in design and operational activities
  • Design database for Corrosion Management System
  • Support in production of Monthly Performance Management Report
  • Discipline lead for corrosion, including recommendations from inspection anomalies and failures
  • Recommend changes in corrosion criticality analyses and monitoring/inspection programs
  • Develop company specification and procedures related to metallurgy & corrosion and welding 
  • Provide on-site trouble shooting and failure analysis
  • Prepare procedures for welding of Duplex Stainless Steel, painting, heat treatment and NDE

Welding Engineer

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010
E. S. Fox Limited, Port Robinson, Canada
  • Work closely with Quality to implement and maintain the welding program
  • Qualify welding procedures and write WPS's for Carbon steel, LTCS, CRA and dissimilar metals
  • Provide welding engineering support to construction to ensure construction meets all Code and customer requirements
  • Oversee the qualification of welders and complete welder qualification records,
  • Maintain welder continuity log and monitor process performance on a daily basis and assure product and process capability in accordance with quality principles
  • Apply statistical quality control techniques to identify failure causes and trends
  • Specify, order and verify all welding filler materials are stored and controlled as required
  • Prepare welding procedure specifications and welding procedure data sheets
  • Prepare and review CMTR and MTR according to ASME Sec III
  • Prepare visual weld inspection, welding management, heat treatment, cutting and rolling, and control & distribution of nuclear material procedures.
  • Initiate and follow up on Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Prepare material requisitions for welding materials and mechanical testing
  • Conduct research and development to develop and test new fabrication processes
  • Explore new technologies (Stir Friction Welding) aiming quality improvement and cost reduction
  • Prepare technical reports as a result of R&D and preventative maintenance investigations
  • Design database and develop systems for recording and evaluating data
  • Design and maintain a database of all PQR, welding data sheets and welder certification
  • Supervise welding for PQR and welder qualification tests in according to EN-ISO standards

Senior Welding/corrosion Engineer

Nov 2006 - Jun 2009
Petro-EX Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Support all welding/corrosion engineers and technicians at oilfields
  • Prepare bid evaluation reports for compliance to project materials and welding requirements
  • Prepare Procedures, Specifications, Formats, Communication Plan, Audit Plan, Reports and Scope of Work for Welding, In-service Welding, NDT, Corrosion Control, Failure Analysis, FFS, RBI, and Coating; Materials Requisitions and Technical BID Analysis
  • Prepare Project Initialization Form (PIF), Statement of Requirements (SOR), Project Schedule
  • Review all Contractor Project documentation relating to welding, NDE, CP and fabrication in general prior to the commencement of the activities including WPS, PQR, WPQ and material certification
  • Ensure the QA/QC activities are carried out according to contractor approved QA/QC Manual, SPC and application of statistical control
  • Support on materials selection and corrosion control issues in design and operational activities
  • Control of WPS/PQR/WPAR on CRA, aluminum, stainless and carbon steel alloys and associated filler metals / fluxes and shielding gases using GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW and SMAW processes
  • Prepare WPS and PQR for welding of carbon steel, LTCS, Stainless Steels (including Duplex and Super Duplex) and Nickel Alloys (including 825 and 625 alloys)
  • Review and approve vendors/contractors WPS and PQR for sour services including CRA materials and welding overlay for piping, pipeline, pressure vessels, and storage tanks 

PROJECTS: 

  • Feasibility Study for Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes in Oil & Gas Industry – Soluforce
  • Repair Welding for Storage Tanks - MAN
  • In-line Inspection for HP gas lift loop - Smart Engineering BV
  • Oil Storage Mud Tanks - CPPE
  • New Reverse Osmosis Plant (Duplex Stainless Steel materials)
  • In-service Welding (Hot Tapping)
  • Certification of Pressure Vessels for Fitness-For-Service – Germanischer Lloyd

Research Engineer

Sep 2004 - Nov 2006
University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
  • Research: Extended Finite Element (XFEM) Simulation of Crack Propagation on Al-Si alloys
  • Independent consultant providing welding/corrosion engineering services, i.e. material selection, failure analysis, corrosion control, monitoring and cathodic protection
  • Tutor: Graphical Communication (Catia), Engineering Mechanics and Analysis of Mechanical Systems (MATLAB), Smart Materials and Statics

Welding/Corrosion Engineer

Apr 2002 - Sep 2004
Petro-EX Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Approve welding engineering standards, welding procedure specifications and welding procedure data sheets; Reviewed include assessments to applicable Standards
  • Maintain and follow the Quality Strategy; Implementing Quality Control plans and procedures
  • Reviewing and approving Contractors Quality Control Plans, inspection and test plans, SPC and application of statistical control
  • Prepare procedures, specifications and forms for welding, painting, insulation, cathodic protection, refractory materials and NDT testing
  • Review and approve vendors/contractors WPS/PQR for sour services including CRA materials for piping, pipeline, pressure vessels, rotating equipment packages, and storage tanks
  • Materials selection for piping and equipment; Material Certification Review
  • Control of WPS/PQR/WPAR on CRA, aluminum, dissimilar and carbon steel alloys and associated filler metals / fluxes and shielding gases in compliance with ASME IX and AWS D1.1 using GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW and SMAW processes
  • Site supervision for construction, repair, and troubleshooting on equipments and pipelines

IT Consultant

Jul 2001 - Apr 2002
Management Board Secretariat, Toronto, ON,

I Canada Design and develop intranet web sites using ASP, HTML, DHTML, Access and JavaScript

Senior Lab Assistant/Tutor

Oct 2000 - Apr 2002
Humber College, Toronto, ON, Canada

Lab Assistant for ColdFusion Server/Studio, ASP, VBScript, IIS 5, Windows 2000 Server

Education

Education

Master Degree

2006
University of Windsor

Materials Engineering

Internet Management Certificate

2000
Humber College

Web Design and Development