Mon, 28 September, 2020
Rashdan’s career path has taken him from civil engineering to quality control and all the way to NDT inspection as well as training.
After a few years of on-site working in the civil construction field, Rashdan started his initial studies at Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) and went on to get his degree in mechanical engineering at University Technology MARA (UiTM). After graduation, he participated in a three-month funded programme where he was trained and certified on conventional methods of NDT.
Even though he didn’t have much work experience, holding internationally recognised certificates of NDT techniques gave him the competitive advantage to get his first job in inspection, where his work on a major oil and gas project involved quality control as well as NDT inspection.
He joined TWI in 2007 as a QA/QC inspector and instructor, where his enthusiasm for knowledge sharing motivated him to take part in lecturing. Starting with the conventional methods, he upgraded his skills until now where he is delivering the advanced methods of ToFD, PAUT and ACFM in the South East Asia region.
Rashdan believes that the best part about teaching is the opportunity to share what you have learned through experience with the students.
Although he is mostly engaged with training, he still enjoys participating in inspection projects as part of his continuous career development. His new project with Bombardier, which uses the ACFM technique for inspection of train bogies, is one of a kind in Malaysia as it is being done using an advanced surface inspection method.
Together with his senior colleague, Emran, as members of the Malaysian technical community (TC/f/9-NDT), he is also working on the development of a Malaysian standard for ultrasonic testing of corrosion in carbon steel.
While contributing to the development of the NDT industry in Malaysia, Rashdan continues training the workforce who will be the future experts in this field.
Find out more about NDT Training in South East Asia.