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Do I need a fully qualified Welding Engineer if I want to have certification to ISO 3834?

Do I need a fully qualified Welding Engineer if I want to have certification to ISO 3834?

ISO 3834 part 2 section 7.3 states:

The manufacture should have at his disposal appropriate welding personnel. Such persons having responsibility for the quality activities shall have sufficient authority to enable any necessary action to be taken. The tasks and responsibilities of such persons shall be defined. The ISO documents to which it is required to conform to fulfil the quality requirements are specified in ISO 3834-5. Table 2 (which refers to ISO 14731) for arc welding, electron beam welding, laser beam welding and gas welding

ISO 14731 Welding Coordination-Tasks and responsibilities

Section 6 of ISO3834 gives guidance on:

Technical knowledge, which is split into two areas - general and specialised, and
Specific knowledge which is split into three levels - comprehensive, specific and basic.

Comprehensive technical knowledge, where full technical knowledge is required, in accordance with ISO 14731 section 6.1, for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication

Specific technical knowledge, where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication
 
Basic technical knowledge, where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities within a limited technical field, involving only simple welded structures.

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