Wade Hughes

Wade Hughes

Welding QC in Talon Energy Services
Edmonton, Canada Area Canada
  • Current:

    Talon Energy Services

  • Past:

    Northstar Energy Services

  • Education:

    CWB Level 1 Inspector

Job Experience

Welding QC

Talon Energy Services

May 2013 to June 2014

May 2013- June 2014 Talon Energy Services Inc. Cenovus Foster Creek Project, QA\QC Welding Inspector ? Visual inspection of all piping and structural welds involved with the installation of pipe mod?s ? Daily weld mapping ? Daily data entry in computer ? Schedule NDE test?s ? Interpret radiograph results ? Ensure proper weld procedures are being followed ? Keep updated log of all welder certificates ? Tracking, checking and logging of heat numbers ? Supervise all hydrotesting onsite

Welding Inspector

Northstar Energy Services

January 2012 to February 2013

? Supervised 70 rig welders onsite, monitoring their work performance and production while ensuring 100% safety compliance at all times. ? Supervision of cutting crews to ensure proper company and CWB procedures and policies were followed. ? Daily progress meetings with the welding Superintendent. ? Develop and implement daily work plans to ensure maximum performance to meet or exceed client requirements. ? Weld mapping for over 9000 piles, 400 subframes and 2500 tower legs. ? Liaise with the client and subcontractor to ensure integrity for all policies and procedures. ? Inspection and sign off on weld reports for the client. ? Ensure all NCR?s were closed out. ? Track and monitor all progress weekly with the Project Management Team.


FT Services

January 2011 to December 2011

? Perform welding and ironworker duties involved with Sustainable Project?s at Suncor Firebag site. ? Ensure quality and production met daily. ? Maintain strong communication within the team at all times. ? Worked to ensure all safety policies were followed.

Welding And Coating Inspector

DW Hughes Oilfield Services

September 2010 to Actually working here

Owner of DW Hughes Oilfield Services Inc. Welding Inspection, Nace Level 1 Coating Inspection Office Administration, Contract Administration, Document Control. Contact 780-838-4835

Foreman/General Foreman

Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd.

July 2008 to November 2010

? Supervision of crew of 14 ironworkers and welders on various Suncor projects as required. ? Ensured Safety Absolutes and Policies were followed at all times. ? Held daily progress meetings with Project Coordinators, Schedule Planners and Superintendent. ? Chaired the Daily Toolbox Meetings to ensure proper communication for all employees addressing safety topics and job requirements of the day. ? Ensure quality of welds prior to inspection. ? Maintained above average performance to ensure productivity was exceeded for the client. ? Liaise with Suncor Coordinators to guarantee performance and business needs were met. ? Read and interpret structural steel drawings, including red lining of drawings. ? Addressed all concerns relating to FCN?s, RFI?s and NCR?s ensuring Engineering and Client needs were met.

Welding Foreman

JV Driver Projects Inc.

October 2006 to June 2008

? Accountable for production and performance of 12 welders and ironworkers. ? Facilitate and participate in progress meetings with Superintendents, Project Managers and Coordinators. ? Supervised the new construction of PSC?s, hot water pump houses and structures on the Extraction site. ? Read and interpret blueprints. ? Addressed all concerns with FCN?s, RFI?s and NCR?s ensuring Engineering and CNRL?s needs were met. ? Led the Daily Toolbox Meetings ensuring safety topics communicated and worker well being maintained

Lead Engineer

PEI Energy Systems

September 2001 to September 2006

? Lead Engineer for Cogeneration Plant supplying heat to Charlottetown consumers. ? Single point of contact for all subcontractors and maintenance staff. Assisting with communication requirements for daily operations within the plant. ? Operated Plant within the computer control room, which consisted of 5 terminals operated by Honeywell Scan 3000 database. ? Commissioning and startup of the plants after plant maintenance shutdowns. ? Maintained log book daily to ensure accountability for the Chief Engineer to sign off on


CWB Level 1 Inspector

Canadian Welding Bureau

January 2011 to January 2011


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Welding Inspection Petroleum Factory SMAW Visual Inspection Hydrostatic Testing Plant Maintenance B31.3 Metal Fabrication Pipe Blueprint Reading Piping Certified Welding Inspector Supervisory Skills Construction Commissioning Welding ASME Inspection Engineering Java C Editing C++ Negotiation Strategic Planning Budgets Public Speaking HTML Teaching Photoshop Outlook Windows Research English PowerPoint Customer Service Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office Welding and Coating Inspection, Power Engineering, Cwb Welding

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