Quality Specialist, Non-Destructive Tester, Technical Writer
Summary of Qualifications: Qualified by training and over 35 years of experience. Certified ASNT and NAS level II in Ultrasonic, Eddy Current, Magnetic Particle, Penetrant, and Visual methods. Specializing in automated, immersion, contact, and shear-wave Ultrasonic tests and proficient in all other Quality Control duties such as Dimensional, Mechanical, and Vendor Surveillance.
Professional Experience: Contract Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Services, Quality Assurance and Control, Technical Writing, Vendor Surveillance.
Clients served: Defense Support Services, Boeing Aerospace, Helmerich & Payne, U. S. Air Force and Navy, Professional Service Industries, GKN Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, Allegheny Technologies.
Components Tested: Numerous and various aircraft and aerospace components, Asset Integrity, Welds (AWS, ASME, API), Tubulars (Piping, Tubing, Casing, Pipeline), Castings, Forgings, Vessels, Tanks, and Composites.
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, technical drawings.
References: Matt Kilpela, SGS- PfiNDE, 320-761-6597 ~~~ Bart Kutt, Pipeline Inspections, 406-690-2722 ~~~ Jackie Jobes, Pipeline Inspection, 317-965-9228
Recent employment: November 2015 – Present – ISNDE Pipeline Integrity inspections with Ultrasonic angle/straight beam, refracted longitudinals, Magnetic Particle, and Visual methods.
November 2013 – November 2015 – Contact Ultrasonics Oil Rig inspections with Ultrasonic angle & straight beam, Magnetic Particle, and Visual methods.
February 2007 – October 2013 – SGS-PfiNDE Pipeline Integrity inspections with Ultrasonic angle/straight beam, refracted longitudinals, Magnetic Particle, and Visual methods.
May 2005 – February 2007 – Beaird Industries, Shreveport LA Performed contact shearwave Ultrasonic testing of full penetration welds on wind towers.
18 June 2004 – 31 March 2005 – Defense Support Services Performed Eddy Current Inspections of Pratt and Whitney engines at Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa Japan. 9 month project 8
September 2003 – 4 June 2004 – National Inspections and Consultants Performed Eddy Current Inspections of Pratt and Whitney engines at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nevada. 9 month project
18 November 2002 – 22 August 2003 – Gkn Aerospace, St. Louis Mo. Contracted to perform immersion and contact Ultrasonic inspection of various aerospace components (composites, superplastics, and laminates).
5 November 2001 – 30 March 2002 – Wah Chang (Allegheny Technologies) Albany Or. (David Harvey, Level 3, 541-917-6773) Performed Immersion Ultrasonic tests of various aerospace and superconducting exotic metals with A and C scan equipment.
8 February 1999 – 7 September 2001 – MQS Inspection, Houston Tx. Contracted to perform Ultrasonic immersion inspection of compression rotors for General Electric Aircraft Engines. Also certified ASNT-TC1A Level 2 in Ultrasonic, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, and Visual testing to perform inspections of various petrochemical, structural, and power generating equipment.
12 May 1992 – 23 October 1998 – PSI – Longview Tx. Certified ASNT level II in Ultrasonic, Eddy Current, Magnetic Particle, Penetrant, and Visual methods. Performed inspections of various aerospace components, welds, castings, forgings, and tubulars.