- Posted by Jade
- On June 29, 2018
- 1 Comments
Meet our new friend Jijo. Jijo is the first (and only) person to complete the American Welding Society Certified Welding Engineer exam at our test site here in Australia.
Jijo lives in Victoria where he works for the American multinational company, and supplier of industrial machinery, Flowserve. Jijo is a QualityEngineer, ensuring the integrity of the products, and of course the welding. He’s decided to undertake this massive 4-part exam for his own interest and to develop his work practices further.
The CWEng exam is a big one. Parts 1 and 2 are multiple-choice tests covering basic science and applied science fundamentals (maths, physics, chemistry, strength of materials, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and electricity). Only after a candidate has successfully passed Parts 1 and 2, can they move on to Parts 3 and 4. Part 3 is an open-book essay exam about welding-related disciplines (weld design, welding & joining metallurgy, NDE, etc.). Then finally, Part 4 is an open-book multiple-choice exam focused on practical welding and related applications, which requires the use of references on the application of welding engineering concepts in the areas of: welding safety, weldment design, welding metallurgy, materials, welding process selection, NDE including visual weld inspection, quality assurance, quality control in accordance with codes, specifications, other standards, and/or drawings.
Before any of this begins, candidates need to demonstrate a certain level of qualification and working experience to be approved to sit the exam.
As you can see, this exam is for engineers who are serious about their welding, and the credential gained reflects the incredibly high level of expertise and experience.
Jijo has just completed the final stage of this exam, and now all that’s left is to send the exam back to the USA and await the results. And to get all of these textbooks back home to Victoria.
Good luck Jijo!