Instructor's Summary

Mr. Eric Oparko


Mr. Eric Oparko is a Senior Welding Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience within the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Power, Utilities and Construction industries. His thorough experience widely covers Welding Technology, Structural Welding, Welding Metallurgy, Corrosion, Coating Inspection & Technology, Fabrications, NDT, Construction, Piping & Pipeline, Mechanical Inspection, Failure Analysis, Engineering Design, First Line Inspection of Pipelines, Facility Mechanical Systems and Structural Buildings, Structural Steel, Reinforced Concrete, Pipe & Fitting Materials and Welding Equipment. This includes commanding the standards of AWS, ASME, API, ICBO, Troxler, ACI, ANSI, Caltrans Standard Specification, ARCO, BPX, Alyeska Specifications and NACE. Further, he is also well-versed and proficient in using Robotics, CNC cutting, automatic tube and pipe welding systems, automated welding systems, automatic tube and pipe end preparing as well as electron beam. He is currently the Quality Assurance Manager of Caltrain in USA wherein he provide quality assurance support, develop a project specific QA/QC plan and test plans and procedures addressing Pre- Acceptance Testing, Acceptance Testing, Installation Testing, Integration Testing and Point-to-Point Field Testing.

During his long career life, Mr. Oparko has worked with various international companies where he held key positions as the Quality Assurance Administrator, Welding Metallurgical Engineer, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Contracts Administrator, Quality Assurance, QC Manager, Welding Engineer, Mechanical Inspector, Construction Inspector, QC Engineer, Welding Consultant, Welding Inspector, Resident Welding Engineer and a Welder.

Mr. Oparko has a Bachelor degree in Welding Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University (USA) and an Associate degree in Welding Technology from the College of San Mateo (USA). Furthermore, he is a Certified Welding Inspector (AWS), Certified Special Inspector of Structural Steel & Welding (ICBO), Certified Special Inspector of Pre-Stressed Concrete (ICBO), Certified Special Inspector of Reinforced Concrete (ICBO), Certified Special Inspector of Masonry (ICBO), Certified Nuclear Gage Safety (Troxler), Certified Concrete Field Testing Technician (ACI), Certified NACE International Coating Inspector Level 3 and a Certified Magnetic Particle Test Level II (Hellier). In addition to this, he is an active member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).