Inspector Q&A - Amir Atlasbaf

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Amir Atlasbaf is a Mechanical, NDT and Pressure Equipment Specialist and is the latest NECIT inspector to take our rapid fire ‘Meet the Inspector’ Q&A.

1. How long have you been working as an inspector?

I have 24 years’ experience working as an inspector since 1996.

2. What are your specialist skills and certifications?

I mainly specialise in Mechanical, NDT and Pressure Equipment Directive type Inspections.

3. What motivates you most about being an inspector and why?

Inspectors need to ensure that all products or equipment meet client requirements, if the client is happy and satisfied with the inspection, then this motivates me to continue to provide a top quality service in every project I am involved with. Customer satisfaction is something I take a great deal of pride in.

4. What is the biggest challenge you’ve had as an inspector and why?

For me, being challenged is what I find most interesting about carrying out inspections. For example,  inspecting Subsea Equipment could be challenging as the inspector will need to be certain everything fits quality standards and requirements, otherwise there is a high chance the equipment will fail once it has been installed below sea level. It will then be very difficult to rectify this problem.

5. Explain in your own words why inspectors are so important in the world of engineering.

Inspectors play a vital role in preventing accidents, equipment failure and huge costs as a result. Engineering inspections help make procurement smarter, more reliable and allow for project execution to be carried out smoothly.

6. What do you think makes a top quality inspector and why?

I think someone with an Engineering background with relevant experience and qualifications will help them towards becoming a top quality inspector. Also, someone who is always willing to learn and develop to the changing world of inspection services is important.

7. What is the most interesting project you’ve been involved in with NECIT Services and why?

Every project I work on with the NECIT team is interesting in my eyes, but in particular it would be the inspections of Subsea equipment.

8. What do you like about working with the NECIT Services team and why?

I always feel part of the team and feel valued as an inspector by everyone and I always receive superb support and communication from the NECIT coordinators in every project. Their attention to detail is something which helps me develop as an inspector and it is something I am grateful for.

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