Corentin Avila y Franco

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Corentin Avila y Franco

Welding Engineer

Corentin joined Weld Australia with over six years’ experience, gained in various industries, particularly piping and pressure equipment, in Australia, Belgium, France, and the US.

He graduated with a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering Technology in 2016 and specialised with a
Masters in Welding Engineering in 2017, gaining an IIW International Welding Engineer (IWE) qualification that same year.

Corentin commenced his career in Belgium, starting out in the nuclear industry, where he worked as a Quality Surveillance Engineer. From there, he moved into a Welding Coordinator position in the boiler industry in a manufacturing environment, as well as a Technical and Welding Manager for a Heat Exchanger Manufacturer, active in the oil and gas, fertilising and petro-chemical industries. In these roles, Corentin gained extensive experience working under various EN, ASME and API standards.

In 2023, Corentin relocated to Australia, where he took on a role as a Welding Engineer in the rail and rolling stock industry at Alstom. Here, he focused on welding coordination, supporting urgent repairs and shutdowns, suppliers’ audits, developing technical procedures for various sectors including refinery, mining, rolling stock, and infrastructure.

Professional Qualifications

  • IIW International Welding Engineer (IWE)
  • Master of Science (Welding Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Civil Engineering Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering Technology) 


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