Terence Jacobs

                                                                                                Welding Expert (M)

 Location: Cape Town South Africa   Phone: +27825586079 Email:  jacobsterence@gmail.com  /  terence@weldtrue.co.za




With 27 years’ experience in the automotive industry, my robotic programming is of Exceptional good quality and extraordinary skills in mastering welding problems.

I am currently experimenting with super-thin materials (0.6mm up to 3.5mm) and also self-teaching in welding exotic materials such as Inconel.

Experience with ABB, Panasonic, Fanuc, Motoman Yaskawa, Fronius, SKS welding systems and IPG Laser technology.


I had the privilege to work at the following companies:


Eberspächer Romania and Slovakia

Welding Expert

Project launch Jaguar / Land Rover Underfloor Hot End exhaust systems {welding & Jig design support}

Introduce CQI


Faurecia Emissions Control

Welding Specialist

Project launch Ford Ranger under Floor and Hot End exhaust systems {welding} & {Jig design support}

Project launch Ford Fiesta Manifold and Hot End {welding}

CQI activities

Welding downtime reduction; verification of welder qualification and associated documentation; WPS and PQR, etc as per client specifications, process improvement, cost reduction projects, process layout, operator training, generate NCR’s for substandard work and follow up the closure of same; Generate reports for every final inspection conducted. Involve and escalate issues or bottlenecks which may risk project timelines to Quality; review welding jigs and tools with design team and suppliers; responsible for planned maintenance for all welding equipment; review and update welding standards according to customer specifications; responsible for training and evaluating repair welders; daily reporting of welding downtime and tracking thereof; responsible for updating the training of robot programmers on new robot technology and welding equipment; responsible for performance review of Weld technicians and the Disciplinary of weld technicians and robot programmers. Value Analysis/ Value Engineering (VAVE)


Senior Flexonics Cape Town

Welding Technician

Programming of Jig less Robotic Welding and Spatter Free Technique {Daimler}

Laser Welding & Cutting {IPG Lasers}

Vacuum Furnace Brazing {VW}


Benteler South Africa

Senior Setter Robotics

Project launch Canning machine {Jendamark} & welding programming {GM}


Tenneco Port Elizabeth

Welding Technician

Production Support


ArvinMeritor / Emcon

Welding Technician Shift Leader

Production Support and new Project Support both canning and welding





South African Institute of Welding


Diploma Nº ZA-IWS-00091



Expert: Robot welding

Good: Team Leadership, Fault Finding





Carel Van Gent

Engineering Manager

Eberspächer Romania

+40 799 951 066



Sorin Gove

Plant Manager

Eberspächer Slovakia

+40 723 657 630



Geoff Lawton

Engineering Director

Senior Flexonics

+27 82 755 3599



Shamiel Samaai

Engineering Manager

Faurecia Emissions Control

+27 83 260 8210



Quentin Olivier

Welding Engineer

Tenneco Port Elizabeth

+27 62 830 0110



Desmond De Vos

Project Launch Manager


+27 82 5707 851