Certified Welding Inspector eager to contribute extensive knowledge of compliance requirements, quality control, fabrication processes and client relations toward supporting the goals of a progressive industrial employer. Solid understanding of project management, fabrication, equipment operation and blueprint interpretation.
Natural Team Leader/Project Manager
Read and Interpret Blueprints
Inspect Weld Joints for Quality Workmanship
Weld Bead Characteristics
Gas, Stick, MIG and TIG Weld Procedures
Train and Mentor Welders
Fabricate/Weld Metals and Alloys
In-Depth Understanding of Equipment
Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, and Blade Cutting Processes
2010: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, HOUSTON, TX - AWS Certified Welding Inspector
Performed detailed inspections on welding work for subsea pressure control group; monitored and inspected riser assemblies and subsea blowout preventer stack assemblies.
Monitored welding processes and materials utilized in fabricating subsea petroleum drilling parts and assemblies.
Interacted with welding professionals to qualify work against AWS/API guidelines and codes.
2007 to 2010: BRUNDAGE-BONE CONCRETE PUMPING, DENVER, CO - CWI/Boom Inspector/Certified Field Welder
Provided key oversight on welding processes for the largest concrete pumping company and Putzmeister authorized concrete pump dealer in the world; maintained inspection requirements for the Southwest US region.
Performed annual inspections on weld repairs of Schwing and Putzmeister truck mounted concrete boom pumps ; leveraged exceptional understanding of heavy equipment operation, safety, and structural requirements to review and ensure integrity of weldaments.
Conducted routine inspections on weld repairs of T1 steel booms under AWS D1.1 and German DIN weld standards and codes.
2005 to 2007: SCHWING AMERICA, INC, WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN - CWI/Boom Inspector/Certified Field Welder
Provided field inspection expertise for a leading manufacturer of concrete equipment, pumps, recyclers, truck mixers and accessories; maintained oversight for the Southeast US region.
Incorporated solid working knowledge of AWS D1.1 and German DIN welding standards and code to identify deficiencies and perform detailed inspections.
2000 to 2005: SELF EMPLOYED, ATHENS, TX - Contract Welder
Contracted with various industrial clients to provide guidance on fabrication and welding projects; collaborated with key representatives in the petro, energy, heavy equipment, construction, and food industries to weld carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminum, and a variety of alloys.
Provided consulting services to alleviate outages for Flour Daniel and Duke/Flour at lignite and gas fired boiler steam generating facilities in Texas and Louisiana; performed boilermaker/pipe welder/structural welding and fabrication in accordance with multiple AWS/API procedures and codes.
1997 to 2000: CHAMPION HOME BUILDERS TEXAS, ATHENS, TX - Welder
Welded trailer frames for one of the largest home builders in the country.
Military / Education
1995 to 1997: US NAVY C GREAT LAKES, IL - E-2/Seaman Apprentice
Successfully completed Navy's Advanced Electronics Technical Core School and Electronics Technicians "A" School.
Navarro College, Corsicana, TX - John Deere Agricultural Mechanics Program
Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, TX - Welding
2007: American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector/American Petroleum Institute 1104 code
2006: American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Associate Welding Inspector/American Petroleum Institute 1104 code
German DIN 18800-7 Weld Certification - T1 steel up to 130,000 lbs/Schwing and Putzmeister (all positions for stick and MIG)
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