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Mercon heeft zich de afgelopen periode getransformeerd van een traditioneel montage- en constructiebedrijf naar een multidisciplinaire aannemer die maatwerkoplossingen biedt aan klanten in meerdere marktsegmenten. Naast nieuwbouw en renovatie van opslagtanks, natte en droge infrastructuur en industriële installaties houdt het bedrijf zich bezig met innovatieve projecten in de transport- en energiesector.
Mercon & my job
Hans Pijnenburg (QC Manager)
Mercon has offered me several trainings through which I have been able to develop myself professionally.
I joined Mercon as a welder about 25 years ago. It was my third job at that time. In the beginning I worked as a welder on site but soon thereafter I was offered the opportunity to follow training to become welding inspector. After my certification, I joined the department Welding Technique. My role as welding inspector opened a new world to me with customer contacts, office work and checking welds on the work floor. Training and guiding of other welders became part of my job and keeping track of the validity of all welding certificates. The Welding Technique department is responsible for setting up procedures and evaluating tenders invitations by reviewing norms and standard specified in the invitation to tender. If we did not have the specific welding procedures desired by the customer, I would make them! In co-operation with the client, we would determine which welding thread to use and to agree upon the welding procedures. And of course doing checks and examinations prior to welding, during the welding process and after completion.
Today I’m the QC manager at Mercon and both the departments Quality Control and Welding Technique reside under my supervision. My main responsibility now is to manage my team of about 12 professionals and to guard the quality of our procedures.
I have grown in to this position. Mercon has offered me several trainings through which I have been able to develop myself professionally. The advantage of my career, is that I have worked on all levels and therefore I understand all facets of the process. As QC department we try to be very service oriented and want to solve technical issues. The contact with customers leads every day to challenges which makes our job very interesting. Every customer has specific demands and wishes making it necessary to adjust certain procedures and ways of working for their specific project. And of course this needs to stay in compliance with general standards and norms as well!
The atmosphere between Mercon colleagues is great. I happily go to work every day. Seeing things arise from merely steel plates or profiles is wonderful to see. This in combination with the welding technique, and the control of the whole process, makes it the perfect job for me.
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Note: Mercon’s HRM department recruits its personnel itself. Acquisition on our vacancies is therefore not appreciated. Any suggested candidates by agencies will not be taken into consideration.