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Question 1 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Learning all da ropes to your business and climbing up the ladder.
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Within the company in a managerial role as a welding engineer with my collegues.
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Deffinitley in a welding related field. Part of a Team, maybe as a team leader, if my experience would be estimeted to be at a certain level at that point.
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Question 2 of 25
Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with during past year.
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Shielded metal arc welding.
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Interpretation of a Blueprint that was on a rev.G and that we had to make our on process as how to machine a part out of inconel, with tight tolerence on a legacy part that was produced from another manufacture.
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There is so many small projects for growing in the area like fabrication, electrical with so many parameters.
Question 3 of 25
What area of engineering do you find most challenging?
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I like engineering but my favorite are area is a welding so like challenge on this.
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To understand what customers required that parameters we have to set is difficult.
Question 4 of 25
What is the SMAW process?
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Shielded Metal Arc welding.
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The SMAW process is an arc welding process also known as shielded metal arc welding. It is utilized in welding a variety of materials with an electrode attached to a constant current power source connected to a rod holder. The welding process is one of few where shielding gas is not required.
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SMAW is a one type of a arc welding process. It is used a flux coated electrod.
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Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW) flux shielded arc welding or informally as stick welding, is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld.
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One type of two metal joinning processby flux coated electrod.
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Shield metal arc welding electrically two material joint together without any pressure or force.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
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Silicon metal arc welding.
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Shielded metal arc welding. Using arc welding to combine two or more alloys.
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Stick Metal Arc Welding (111), one of the most versatile manual welding processes with wide range of welding consumables.
Question 5 of 25
Recently, tell me a problem you faced where you were unsure the answer. How did you research the problem and find a correct solution?
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I searched in internet and friends.
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I was unsure of the type of process that was calling for and I used the internet and the AWS website to verify and validate that the process would work and using upon my own personal experience. I also went ahead and tried out the process before we went ahead and used it to ensure that process would work and yeild the results that we wanted.
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When you asked about my future goal and for that ill see first in myself.
Question 6 of 25
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you with welding?
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Decision making and problem solving. Reduce pressure.
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The welding is my passion.
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My greatest strengh is I work easily at any situation and I have a own confidence for fulfill your req.
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I can ease to understand the welding.
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My greatest strength is my attention to detail, and with welding lack thereof could lead to casualties.
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I was a welder for 10+ years in the oil, manufacturing, and aerospace industry. This shows and helps me adapt to any situation and welding process. While giving constructive feedback to improve the processes.
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Very versatile individual willing to investigate a lot on materials and welding procedures in general. Open mineded person, which is quite of an upside when you try to find a solution to something that you have never done before. In my opinion one has to be open minded and kind of "think otu of the box" person in order to be able to find a solution to a welding related challenge. Me being that kind of a person, and being a team-player at first, helped me a lot in welding.
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I have a good problem solving technique.
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Hardworking and my skills.
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Patenice ... And tig you gotta take your time.
Question 7 of 25
What is your philosophy towards work?
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Every time I push myself and concentrate in my work.
Question 8 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Greatest weakness is mig cus I didnt have shoes molten metal dropping on my foot was hard.
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I'm belivable persone on any man but it's become some time dangoures so I take a own desision and improve it.
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To dedicated to detailes, sometimes... I am always trying to hear what my team mates think about a certain task. In order to improve it, I have started to prioritize my tasks on a daily basis.
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My greatest weakness is that I can not explain more for that improvement I used my practical experience.
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To share everything to everyone.. And say no to anyone.
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My greatest weakness is being too direct. I have taken a class to correct this, because some people might not like when I am direct, this was a class to make sure that I could speak in a more diplomatic way, however this does not come easy but I continue to improve on this.
Question 9 of 25
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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I am suggest valuable things.
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Explain it as best as possible and listen to his or her ideas and try to collaborate maybe on of their ideas improve on mine of vise versa.
Question 10 of 25
Are you efficient with your time?
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Yes im efficient with my time I set my clock 15mins early.
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Yes, manufacturing keeps me on my toes and have to be ready for deadlines as well as line stoppages. So keeping up with my time and using it wisely is very important.
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Not always. If a get carried away with a certain task, I sometimes tend to lose sense of time. This does not occur offten, though. I am improving this by prioritizing my tasks on a daily basis.
Question 11 of 25
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
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This was when I was much younger and I had to repaint a entire vehicle, by not clarifying what the process was to be and assuming that I understood. Now before I do something I always make sure that I understand what is being said and regurgitate the information back to make sure that is what was communicated.
Question 12 of 25
Why should we hire you?
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I have right qualification for the job.
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I am passionate hardworking and right fit for the job whicyou are looking for.
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Develop the company projects.
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Hard Worker dedicated to the welding industry I one with vast amounts of welding code knowledge that could used for guaranteeing quality weld specs and could be used for obtaining grants and contracts.
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Sir I believe that I'm capable of doing the work that assigned to me and also I'm very eager to perform most and looking for the best platform. Hence I think if I would be a part of your organisation then it's will be very helpful in my careers where I can gain more experience with work. Finally I will be edge over those of aspirants in the name of doing enthusiastic at work.
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Am flexible and fast learner, as well I can take care quality issues.
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Because im a hard working decaiated individual.
Question 13 of 25
What made you choose a career as a Welding Engineer?
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It gives me satisifaction.
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What do see as your overall career end-state?
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Because it is a unique engineering field with a lot of factors influencing the quality of final product. Also, there is a lot of ways to fullfil the requirements for a certain product, so that is what gives a welding engineer a freedom to select an optimum solution for the exact purpose. Exactly that is what is so exciting in welding.
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This is what I have always wanted to do in life was to be a metal guy and work on cool projects.
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In my home town, there is number of welding shops are available.And different types of welding process are there.So I choose welding engineer.
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New technology comes and good scope for future career in this sector.
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The challenges involved in it motivated me to join field as welding engineer.
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Because another career option are close.
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I jus tryed something new and interstering.
Question 14 of 25
What was your biggest disappointment as a Welding Engineer?
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That is effect human body.
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Rejection happened in previous company wile testing in customers company.
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People not having enough undertanding for quality, and constantly pursuing productivity over quality.
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Finding out that a welding process that I thought would work did, but it was unable to yield the production times and that was a little disappointing, however a much learned lesson learned and will continue to.
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Nothing its just for my own satifaction.
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Eye balling something and was wrong.
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Eye balling something and was wrong.
Question 15 of 25
Why do you want a career as a Welding Engineer?
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I have the experience and qualification.
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A career as a welding engineer is what I have invested my time and energy in to achieve the past 5 years. I enjoy being a valued assest in the manufacturing processes that utilized my welding knowledge and expertise to produce the best product for the customer. With welding being an underappreicate skill and profession, I relish in the opportunities to educate my coworkers on the importance of materials joining and the complexity of the science behind welding.
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Welding engineering is a responcible fild and impossible run a industry without welding so I want to start my career as a welding engineer.
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I like so much shielded metal arc welding.
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Implement of welding and procedures.
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I have good knowledge for welding.
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=This is the career that I studied in school. This aligns with the 15+ years of experience that I have and want to stay in this field. This is my definition as "Dream Job".
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Because welding engineer common for every industry.
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Because there is nothing which will be without welding. For any component or shipbuildng or any components will be exist without Welding.As I interested to choose welding because the scope for welding engineering is broadened and it's will be last till the end of the world.Hence I want a career as Welding Engineer as I can contribute myself to the world.
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This kind of career gives you a lot of space for developement as an engineer in general. One can never know what the next chalange is going to be. There is a lot of chalanges in terms of materials, construction, fusion techniques etc. Which can appear on a daily basis. It is exciting environement which simply forses you to constatly grow and learn.
Question 16 of 25
What was your greatest accomplishment as a Welding Engineer?
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Improved the welding process which cut the tack times and cycle times down by 50% that was in time 40 min. Which then increased production and profitability.
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With many study I followed mny trial and proved it.
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I have been working for a company in Saudi Arabia where I was asked to do maintenance of a wire drawing machine which was already repaired 10 times. Using the correct method and correct filler material helps the customer in gaining service life and helped my company in gaining high profits.
Question 17 of 25
How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple projects to complete?
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I am involve group descusion.
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First off all I want to see the project and divide by req demand and after I start my work.
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Hot jobs first with the closes deadlines and work my way back. Always keeping in mind an allowing for emergencies.
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Challenging project I will select first.
Question 18 of 25
What is your overall career objective? Do you see yourself working in engineering ten years from now? If not, what do you think you will be doing?
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I will be working in engineering field only, but I like to be inresearch submitting papers based on robotic welding and also like to develop processes with high speed, reliability but stick on to a defect free welding.
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I will a lead welding engineer or project engineer.
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I want join any welding engineering organization.
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I see myself here in a managerial role and as a manager of welding engineers this is the "Dream Job" for me.
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Yes I am seeing my self working as a successful engineer after 10 years with mastered my beginner level skills and advanced towards modern state.
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Objective is to grow myself as well as my organization on top.=and yes ill see myself in engineering in next ten years.
Question 19 of 25
What engineering skills have you developed or improved upon during the past year?
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I have hardwork and desciplane.
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Using solidworks and being a much better designer in making process cells. Using the lean processes.
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There is many laws terms properties basically with material.
Question 20 of 25
What are you doing to keep current in technology?
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I read about new research and development going on in the industry. Have a couple of memberships to NDT and AWS newsletters.
Question 21 of 25
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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I use a 25% scale when I am working on task that gives me the opportunity to keep track of my time an how each task is going also using hard dates to keep with my self not to go over.
Question 22 of 25
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
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If it is unforeseen you have to do whatever it takes to try and keep the schedule if that means working late or on the weekends as much as possible to get the schedule back on time or even ahead.
Question 23 of 25
How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
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I take some time and thinking.
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My top priority will for those the works to finish with a deadlines.If no deadlines I will make it for postpone but not leave it without accomplish that task. I will schedule the time for a prior works 1st and less important is afterwards.
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Deadline dates then I go with hot jobs and work my way to least of importance.
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Majority of percentage to be done is the first.
Question 24 of 25
What single project or task would you consider the most significant accomplishment in your career so far?
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I complited two praject effect of welding heat input shieded metal arc welding and weight reduction analysis of air craft wing rib using optistruct.
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Improving the frac flow line from making 1 unit that was 1 sold for 1 million dollars in a 2 shift time to making the same product to 4 units per day increasing the production and yet yielding 3 million dollars per day which was approx. 30 million in sales and winnning the NEOA award.
Question 25 of 25
What have you done in past situations to contribute toward a teamwork environment?
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I was with the team and bought pizza for everyone when I made a goal and made sure if we hit it I was the one picking up the bill. Trying to keep everyone motivated.

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