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    Hey guys been reading through this thread there's some very useful information here! Just wondered if you guys could help me out with getting paperwork together for vetassess. Did you guys take some pictures/videos of yourself working on a job as evidence? Is this a requirement or do you not need them?

     

    Thanks in advance, Adam

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    Hi friends..,

     

    I have completed first stage with METAL MACHINIST (first class) . My second stage technical interview on sep2016 . please anyone guide me . What are the question they will ask ?

    Please help guys .., I am so worried about interview .

    If you guys give your email or phone number i will contact and get information about interview .

     

    thanks in advance

    kk.

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    Hey guys I'm probably a bit late in asking nervous as hell as got my technical interview on weds.

    been in oz almost 5 yrs now and have had the odd jobs but knocked back on way to many and probably down to not having this metal fabricator qual.

    im a Pipefitter and have done a little bit of welding but not much but I'm just worried what I should study up so I kind of know the answers.

    i been in the industry as a Pipefitter for 24 yrs and before that 3 yrs in a workshop using various machines,bending metal in furnaces,using power press machines and lathes. As well as tons of other stuff.

    in regards to the pipe fitting from fabrication of spools to make pipe supports,drilling and marking out steel,installing panels in bulkheads,pressure testing, torquing to even dismantle of sea water lift pumps and fire pumps etc list goes on a lot of years offshore as well as site work and odd workshops. Or site made workshops on site.

    A lot of years experience but a lot of stuff I ain't done in a long time. I'm getting this qualification to see if it really makes a difference in gaining some work as it seems these days it more of a requirement to have it.

    So be great to know what you guys was asked on the day, I have cert for Pipefitter and nvq from way back one of the first guys to be put through the nvq back in uk at the time.

    i see you guys might have more plating or welding backgrounds which I have done a bit of both but my work more involves pipefitting and mechanical side of things.

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    4 hours ago, bwatt99 said:

    bwatt99

    I maybe too late in replying to you, don't stress or worry about the interview, basically if you have been doing that trade for the length of time you have you will be fine, most of what i was asked was very basic health and safety, what ppe would you wear if, and that was for most of the power point slides, i was asked how to set up a mig out of the box, parallel lines and triangulation, gas pressures, name some basic tools you use every day, i was so worried about it, i stayed overnight the night before just outside london as my interview was at 9.30 am, i was sat in front of a computer screen and web cam, given a landline phone to speak to the guy in Australia who was asking the questions, i know i got a couple of answers slightly wrong, more nervous than anything as it means so much to pass and gain the 10 points, but rest assured, if metal work is you field you will be ok, i did try to swat up on some areas, things you don't always do everyday, but i didn't really need to, they know what to ask and know straight away if your genuine about it, some people do try it on as i was told and they know time served metal workers or not, i asked the guy at the interview in london, after it was complete if i did ok, he said go home and chill out, i don't think you have anything to worry about, he was right, within 10 days i had my certificate !!

    Good luck with it and let me know how you go please

     

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    Thanks for the answers might need to read up about some of that, parallel line not sure if was something i did back in the day as a pipefitter was so long ago. Having done mig welding,only tig tacking and little bit of stick it's not really a strong point of mine. And getting these to work right is trial and error pending on thickness of material etc etc.

    As goes with gas pressures again trial and error just play around on scrap metal.

    i have done so many things over the year and a lot of the technical side of it was so long ago which is easy forgot if not used often.

     

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    8 hours ago, bwatt99 said:

    Hey guys I'm probably a bit late in asking nervous as hell as got my technical interview on weds.

    been in oz almost 5 yrs now and have had the odd jobs but knocked back on way to many and probably down to not having this metal fabricator qual.

    im a Pipefitter and have done a little bit of welding but not much but I'm just worried what I should study up so I kind of know the answers.

    i been in the industry as a Pipefitter for 24 yrs and before that 3 yrs in a workshop using various machines,bending metal in furnaces,using power press machines and lathes. As well as tons of other stuff.

    in regards to the pipe fitting from fabrication of spools to make pipe supports,drilling and marking out steel,installing panels in bulkheads,pressure testing, torquing to even dismantle of sea water lift pumps and fire pumps etc list goes on a lot of years offshore as well as site work and odd workshops. Or site made workshops on site.

    A lot of years experience but a lot of stuff I ain't done in a long time. I'm getting this qualification to see if it really makes a difference in gaining some work as it seems these days it more of a requirement to have it.

    So be great to know what you guys was asked on the day, I have cert for Pipefitter and nvq from way back one of the first guys to be put through the nvq back in uk at the time.

    i see you guys might have more plating or welding backgrounds which I have done a bit of both but my work more involves pipefitting and mechanical side of things.

    Sorry its Thursday i do it not weds i keep saying weds for some reason lol.

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    If they ask you two forms of marking out for a cone, they are referring to the answers of triangulation and parallel lines but they may not ask, most other questions are so simple, safety boots, gloves, basic ppe, oxyacetylene, how you light a torch, pressures for gas, name some mig wire sizes, 0.6   0.8   1.0 etc, name two types of tungsten for tig, things like that

     

    good luck today, again let me know how you go please

    Also im in oz in november and will be looking for work if you have any contacts

     

    Thanks

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