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Fossil & Nuclear / 25. April

Welding Inspectors at TR South Africa

TÜV Rheinland plays a significant role in inspection for two of the largest coal power plants in the world in South Africa. We have been active in the region for 40 years and, therefore, are accredited by local organizations and authorities such as the Department of Labor (DoL) and the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). We offer our customers specialized knowledge in process optimization and risk-based inspection for industrial power plants.

TR South Africa is capable of large-scale projects such as the supervision of construction of new power plants. We are an important partner for operators of power plants and petrochemical plants because we are the only third party testing company in the region with ISO 17021 accreditation for risk based inspection management systems (API, RIMAP), which is requested by the DoL. Furthermore, we conduct non-destructive testing, management system certification of contractors, and training for safety standards such as ASME, OSHAS 18001, among others.

Our welding experts

Doriciah Leshabane first found out about TÜV Rheinland through our young welder’s competition at the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW). She recognized TR as having values compatible with her own, such as professionalism, strong work ethics, and high standards, and therefore, chose us to help her further her career.

She currently works as a quality control inspector and also supports the cost
center manager in the inspection services department. Her favorite part of the job is verifying compliance to national and code-required standards. When asked about her work-life balance, she confided that she has a strong support system and good time management skills.

Gugu Mokgotla also joined TÜV Rheinland early in her career with Level 1 welding inspector qualification, and continued to further her studies with courses for Level 2 welding inspectors, the ASME code course and radiographic interpreters’ qualification.

She is currently working on the construction of new conventional fossil power plants. She carries out material identification, verification prior to fabrication, review of radiographic films, observation of cast transfer and overall surveillance on workshop activities as a third party inspection authority.

“There is no discrepancy between how male and female employees are treated within the organization; every employee is measured based on knowledge, dedication and technical competence in their respective field of expertise,” commented Ms. Mokgotla.

Changing the status quo at industrial power plants

Recent initiatives in South Africa and beyond have been successful at increasing staff diversity at TÜV Rheinland. Our objective is to offer opportunities for growth to all those who have the appropriate qualifications and motivation to succeed, for our male and female colleagues in South Africa and in any of our locations worldwide. For more information about career opportunities at TÜV Rheinland, please visit our website.

To obtain more information about this project or our extended services for qualification of welders and welding procedures, contact our experts.

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