NDT.org Member Since: 2013
Currently working but always looking.
I prefer permanent jobs.
Surface Eddy Current and O° Ultrasonic Corrosion Inspection Certification (CRTC) for all Chevron Refineries
Richmond, Ca Sept 2013
40 hour Surface Eddy Current Training Class
Torrance, Ca. Aug 2013
Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Ultrasonic Corrosion Inspection Certification and Testing
Qualspec Torrance, Ca. Aug 2013
Non-Destructive Inspection Recertification Training
MCAS K- Bay, HI Completed 2005
Aircraft Non-destructive Inspection Technician Training Pensacola, FL Completed 1998
Advanced Composite Materials Maintenance Training
Lemoore, CA Completed 1996
Aircraft Intermediate Level Structure Mechanic Training
Millington, TN Completed 1996
MacArthur High School Decatur, IL
High School Diploma 1994
Volt Management Corporation/Caterpillar Decatur, Illinois
Non-Destructive Technician Nov. 2008- Mar. 2013
1. Conducted NDI inspections, including VT, UT-straight beam and shearwave,MT- dry and wet and PT on large mining truck frames and associated parts
2. Performed 7-10 full frame inspections per day
3. Coordinated and maintained daily inspection routines with six large mining truck frame lines
4. Examined large mining truck frames for surface and sub-surface defects using shearwave UT inspection methods in order to determine corrective action by welders
5. Ensured all safety precautions and procedures are complied with on a daily basis
6. Maintained daily calibrations on NDT associated equipment
7. Lead third shift team for first three years
United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton CA and Kaneohe HI
Airframe & Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Technician Dec 1996 to Oct 2008
Conducted over 5000 NDI Inspections on Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and general support equipment.
Reviewed and processed over 40 inspection requests daily in timely manner.
Coordinated and maintained daily inspection schedules with over 18 different Navy and Marine Corps squadrons on four different Navy and Marine Corps Air Stations.
Examined aircraft for defects and malfunctions in order to determine Corrective action.
Performed NDI inspections as an NDI technician qualified in five inspection techniques: Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic (X-Ray).
Performed NDI on 10 different aircraft platforms in the Navy and Marine Corps.
Ensured all OSHA safety precautions and procedures are complied with, specifically, handling and disposing of Hazardous Materials, shop safety, and standard operating procedures.
Maintained and updated all technical publications to ensure they are current and accurate.
Maintained tools, test equipment and special support equipment inventory estimated at a value of over $1 million.
Detected corrosion and performed corrosion control as required.
Responsible for mentoring, professional training, discipline, morale, physical conditioning and counseling of all assigned junior Marines.
Assisted subordinates and supervisors in identifying and resolving problems.
Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
Proven ability to work well under stressful conditions.
Extensive experience in multi-cultural environments.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Effective in team or individual-based settings.
Maintained high standards of excellence.
I have been working outside of the NDT field for almost 4 years, but I would love to get back in to it if something local or close to central Illinois becomes available. Please feel free to contact me.
I am looking for a permanent position but am willing to travel for training purposes.