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Name: David Tennant       Nationality : British       Born : October 1959                 
25 years in Welding / Fabrication Performance and Instruction. Seeking a new contract in a Welding Supervisory role effective August 2001, following completion of present contract in Saudi Arabia 
Welding Supervisor, Instructor and Multicoded Welder in M.M.A. and T.I.G. Experienced includes working with Mild Steel/ Stainless/ Duplex and all types of Exotic Metals in a range of industries such as Heavy Fabrication, Petrochemical and The Offshore Industry. Fulfilled a variety of roles, both hands-on and supervisory, in the U.K., North Sea and Overseas.
Industry Training and Qualifications : 
bulletApprenticeship served  in Ship Building and Submarine Fabrication at Scott Lithgows, Greenock, with day release to James Watt College.
bulletQualified City and Guilds Parts 1,2 and 3
bulletAdvanced Welding and Engineering Certificate
bulletSaudi Aramco Certified Instructor
bulletEuropean Offshore Survival Certificate  
Experience/Work history :

Feb2000- Present :     Saudi Arabia

Welding Instructor/Training Consultant

Working within the Saudi Aramco, Training and Career Development Program. Teaching Saudi Nationals, in the classroom and the workshop, the fundamentals of Welding and Pipefitting in accordance to ASME Standards .   


Apr 99 -Feb 2000 :     Claymore Engineering, Fab Shop

Foreman, in charge of Pipefitters and Welders 

Fabricating complete plant rooms in cooperation with the design teams of Spirax/Sarco


Aug 98-Mar 99 :     Highland Global Inverness, Nigg Bay

Multi-Coded in Stainless Steel Carbon and Duplex, both in T.I.G. and M.M.A. for Oilrig Construction.


Apr 98-Jul 98 :     Bordax Recruitment Glenrothes, Azerbaijan  Russia

Working Supervisor and Welding Instructor

Teaching local labour T.I.G. Welding and also in charge of Welders,Platers and Pipefitters on the Shaz Deniz Shelf 5 Upgrade.


Feb 98-Mar 98 :     Bush Engineering, Stanlow Power Station

Shutdown on the Catcracker, coded in Stainless Steel and Duplex and Carbon


Nov 97-Feb 98 :     Abbey Metals, Paisley, Fabrication Shop

Foreman Welder in charge of light fabrication contracts


Aug 97-Oct 97 :     Amec Offshore, Ekofisk Platform, Norway

Oilrig refurbishment Multi-Coded In T.I.G. and M.I.G.


Aug 96-Aug 97 :     Petrology  Clydebank, Stord Island, Norway

Multi-Coded In Stainless Steel, Duplex and Carbon for Oilrig Construction 


Apr 96-Aug 96 :     Petrology  Clydebank, Tjelbergodden, Norway

Construction of New Petrochemical Plant Multi-Coded In M.M.A. and T.I.G.


Jan 96-Apr 96 :     Taymech Ltd  - Motorola In Eastkilbride

Foreman Welder responsible for the Fabrication and Erection of new Heating and Ventilation Systems.


Apr 92-Nov 95 :     Amec Offshore, Forties, Charlie Platform

Multi-Coded Maintenance Welder  promoted to Foreman in charge of welders  during platform shutdowns.


Jan 92-Apr 92 :     Bordax Ltd,  - Redpath, Dorman Long, Cowdenbieth

Foreman Welder in charge of 16 Multi-Coded Welders working on pipework for the Piper (B). 


May 90-Dec 91:     Amec Offshore, Forties Platforms

Rig Upgrade for the F.A.L.P. Project Multi-Coded in M.M.A. and T.I.G.


Nov 89-Apr 90 :     Petrology Clydebank, Ardersier Nairn, Inverness

Multi-Coded in Oilrig Fabrication


Apr 89-Nov 89 :     Aoc International, Wytch Farm, Dorset

Multi-Coded in Petrochemical Fabrication


Sep 88-Apr 89  :     Turner Fabrication, Ascencion Island  South Atlantic           

Foreman in charge of Construction of New Tank Farm


1987 - 1988  :     Taylor & Frazer Ltd, Caledonian Paper Mill, Irvine

Multi-Coded Welder Installing H.V.A.C. System.


1986 - 1987 :     Paisley Welding Company, Underwood Road Fab. Shop

Coded Welder in Light Fabrication.


1985 - 1986 :     O.I.L.  Aberdeen, Altens Industrial Estate Fab. Shop

Multi-Coded In M.M.A & T.I.G.


1984 - 1985 :     Haig & Ringrose, Kuwait

Installing new H.V.A.C. System in Kuwait City Hospital.


1983 - 1984 :     Redpath Dorman Long, Glengarnock Fab. Shop

Multi-Coded Welder in Pipework Fabrication.


1976 - 1983 :     Scott Lithgows, Greenock, Cartsburn Yard

Apprenticeship served In Shipbuilding and Submarine Fabrication. 

References available on request. 
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