Mistras Group
Pipeline Inspector

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State: LA Louisiana
Country: United States
I am willing to Travel.
I am willing to work overseas.
Payment In The Mail For API 1169 Cert-Test In April 2020
Numerous Safety Certs Over The Years With Companies
Natchitoches Technical College-Welding Cert

DISCIPLINE: Oil & Gas, AWS/CWI, Construction Manager,
Chief Inspector, Project Coordinator, Sr. QA Specialist

LOCATION: Louisiana (USA)

• Coastal Driving School Certificate
• NCCER Qualifications ID# 4928582
• AWS Certified Welding Inspector #10010481
• Computer literate in Windows 2007-2010 Excel, PDF, Windows Vista
• Veriforce Qualifications
• Read P&IDs
• Training and experience in Level 2 / NDT, PT, MT, UT, RT and destructive testing techniques
• Hot Work qualified for El Paso Gas
• IADC Rig Pass
• TWIC Card
• Handled hazardous operations for various jobs
• Skilled in Global Positioning Systems including GPS Model Trimble Unit
• Skilled in coating and pipeline anomaly investigations and mitigation planning, welding inspection
• Experienced with pigging pipelines
• Hands-on experience with managing the installation of valves and meter skids
• OSHA Excavation and Trenching for the Competent Person #30463
• Involved with PHMSA in house pre-audits for El Paso PL, TGP, FGT, and ETP on the job audit for DCP 67-mile pipeline
• CLASS A CDL / Endorsements: T X
• Federal Security Clearance / DOE / GOV / Green Badge
• ARSC / 12 Basic Plus / ID# 9862811
• Numerous Fluor Federal Petroleum Certifications & Courses
• Fluor Federal Petroleum NDE Level 2 Company Certified / MT-PT-UT-RT
• FEMA /Emergency Management Institute / IS-00100.b / ICS-1

• Lewis & Clark Community College; Valero Site-Specific Training
• Valero General Safety Awareness and Permit Issuing Training
• Natchitoches Central High School (Louisiana)
• Welding Certificate-Natchitoches Technical College (Louisiana)
• IADC Rig Pass/Orientation Class (2000)
• Gas Company/Safety Courses and Risk Assessment Classes
• Completed 56-Hour AWS/CWI Preparatory Class
• BP Oil and Gas Co. 40-Hour Control of Work-Level 3 Certification Class and Test (2011)
• Hazwoper Classes
• Asbestos Classes
• WIS-Welding Inspection Specialist Tested & Certified / Tennessee Gas Pipeline-Elpaso Gas-Kinder Morgan


• API, 1104 18TH, 19TH, 20TH, 21st Editions, ASME IX-B31.3, B31.4, B31.8 in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW and SAW

June 2020 – Present / Burbywalker Inspection - Consultant, LLC-Oil & Gas & Caregiver-Parent / Private consultant for Oil & Gas & Caregiver for my father.

Feb-2020 – May/2020 / USXPRESS / CLASS A OTR DRIVER - LP OW/OP / OTR Dry Van Hauler.

April 2019 – Jan 2020 / PGT & Nichols Trucking / Class A CDL Professional Flatbed Driver Regional & LH Division & Local / I have hauled wood, steel coils suicide & side x side, structural steel beams, building materials, slinky coils, steel pipe, steel tubing, shingles, hot-boxing, graphite electrodes to name a few. I am comfortable driving standard & automatics. I have delivered to some major cities, and I am comfortable driving in Mountain terrain. I take pride in my driving and work and no-load problems to date while hauling.

Aug 2018 – Feb 2019 / COA / General Supervisor/Assistant Superintendent / I am the General Supervisor/ Assistant Superintendent for the City of Alexandria’s Natural Gas Pipeline Distribution System. I have 28 employees under me which I schedule work for and advise what’s needed to have a safe and fluent Gas System to function as it should. I deal with the Public every day to solve any issues that may arise to satisfy their needs as much as possible.

Feb 2017 – July 2018 / Magnolia River /ATMOS ENERGY / CWI Inspector/ CWI Inspector on Natural Gas Pipelines in Mississippi. I cover all details for ATMOS for projects. I install data in FlowGIS & Survey/GPS pipelines with Trimble Unit.

Aug 2016 – Feb 2017 / Burbywalkers Inspection-Consultant, LLC / Private Consultant/ I was hired as a Private Consultant on an Anomaly Investigation & Mitigation Project.

May 2015 – Aug 2016, FFPO / SPR-Strategic Petroleum Reserve-Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations / DOE-GOV
Senior QA Specialist / I was the Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist for their facility. I held a federal security clearance for this position.

Jan 2015 – April 2015
Burbywalker Inspection-Consultant, LLC / Oil & Gas Company (Natchitoches, LA) Private Consultant for anomaly investigation and remediation project on natural gas line.

June 2014 – December 2014
MBF/DCP Midstream (Stanton, TX)
Chief Inspector/
Chief Inspector on (2) compressor expansion projects/ Chief Inspector on well connects in the Permian Basin area. I covered the installation and field engineering of multiple sales and buy-back meter skids for well connects on a weekly basis. I also consult crews on the installation of poly pipe and fittings for gathering systems from well connects to buyer and review surveys and geographical data to accurately install in correct locations. I do pre-job survelience in order to make a material list of whats needed for projects and call-in orders for material to be delivered to correct locations.
I make sure the correct welding process takes place as well as NDE is done correctly.
I consult contractor in areas of need giving suggestions of how to solve task on a daily basis.

Jan 2014 - May 2014
GIFS/DCP Midstream (Gill, CO)
Welding Inspector/ CWI Level III for new SLW Booster Compressor Station for DCP Midstream.
Tested welders using B31.8, ASME - Sec IX and handled multiple welding issues daily.
Scheduled NDE for the RT of production welds and ensured reports were correct.
Handled the QA/QC of the welders for the welding process on the job.

Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
EMSQC/Sunoco Logistics (Norwalk, OH)
Senior Chief Inspector/ On the T&M Project, Phase 1, 350-mile section of rehab, relayed and transformed petroleum line into an ethane line. This involved multiple cut-outs and removal of sleeves and taps, as well as anomalies, if present.
Read ILI data and made reports for survey, Union Contractor and inspectors as well as consulted client

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
Facility Chief Inspector/ Chief Inspector on the Ten Mile, AL new installation project.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Kestrel Engineering / Energy Transfer and PPI / Florida Gas Transmission/ CWI Welding Inspector and Chief Inspector/ CWI on firing line and tie-ins for Energy Transfer on 17 miles of 30” near Weatherford, TX.
Chief Inspector for Florida Gas Transmission in Perry, FL on Dent Anomaly and Coating Investigation and Remediation Project.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
T.I.R./DCP Midstream
Lead Welding Inspector/ Responsible for 20-mile NGL new installation 16” pipeline project in Oklahoma

Feb 2012 - May 2012
Ultra-Con, Inc. /Valero
Lead Welding Inspector/ Responsible for new 2.2 miles of 12” crude oil line including the installation of launchers and receivers, 2-HDD drills and 2-Auger bores leading from the south terminal to the Mississippi docks.
Part 2 of this project involved T&M work involving the in-shop fabrication and field installation of piping from launchers and receivers to the south terminal and into the barge at docks as well as a 24” header in terminal.

Dec 2011 – Jan 2012
GL Noble Denton, Inc. /Worley Parsons
Expeditor/ Performed visual inspection at AmerCable facility in El Dorado, AR on four spools of 500 3/c 8Kv SHD-GC Orange Trailing Cable, 2,300 (MT) in total length to make sure Material Test Certificate and lot numbers matched material prior to shipment.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Onshore & Offshore QCS/Tennessee Gas Pipeline
Chief Inspector/ Chief Inspector with one welding inspector and two coating/utility inspectors on an SCC Spike Hydro Test on 24 miles of pipe. Project involved management over survey, contractor and inspectors including multiple cold and hot cuts & final tie-in.

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
Quality Integrated Services/Dominion Transmission, Inc.
Certified Welding Inspector/ Inspector on the Appalachian Gateway Project, which is a six mile 20” pipeline installation project in difficult mountain terrain in West Virginia.

May 2011 - June 2011
Universal Pegasus International / BP (Merrillville, IN)
BP-(COW) LEVEL 3 TRAINING/ 40 Hr. Class, Level 3 COW Training, and 21 Hr. Online Test / Completed & Certified.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Onshore & Offshore Quality Control Services LLC/Florida Gas Pipeline Co.
Chief Inspector QA/QC/ Over three Utility Inspectors and two Welding Inspectors on a multiple T&M, PHMSA Dent Investigation Project involving split sleeve Type-A-B repairs and possible cut-out and re-placement sections. This involved directing survey, contractor, and inspection to have the best possible QA/QC service we can provide.

Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Onshore & Offshore Quality Control Services LLC/Florida Gas Pipeline Co.
Chief Inspector QA/QC /Project Coordinator/ Responsible for five inspectors on a DCVG Investigation and Mitigation Plan for coating anomalies from Mobile, AL to Fort Meyers, FL.
Moved to the Project Coordinator position on Phase 2 of this project giving leadership and direction to two chiefs and ten inspectors in all aspects of the project. This was a T&M job involving the leadership of the contractor to ensure safety regulations and company job scope was followed to have a safe and productive job.
Involved in environmental issues to make sure we took the precautions necessary to protect the environment. Also ensured that our digs did not interrupt the Phase 8 line that was being laid.
Consulted Chiefs to ensure inspectors had proper documentation on paperwork before sent to management.

Apr 2010 - Jun 2010
Gulf Interstate Field Services/ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Lead Welding Inspector/ Lead welding inspector on multiple PIP removal and installation of existing pipe, valves, launchers and receivers.
Prepared pipelines for SCC, spike test.
Managed and inspected multiple hot and cold cuts for the removal of pipeline sections for the installation of test heads.

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
Wilcrest Field Services/Wilcrest Field Services/Florida Gas
Welding Inspector/ Welding Inspector on a pipeline relay job involving R-O-W issues between the contractor, and surveyors to ensure a quality job-scope.
Ensured landowners they and the environment would be treated with the upmost respect.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Independent Work / Real Education/ Studying and taking test for AWS/CWI while awaiting next job.

Aug 2009 - Oct 2009
Gulf Interstate Field Services/Southern Natural Gas Co.
Assistant Chief and Lead Welding Inspector/ Hired as an Assistant Chief and Lead Welding Inspector on an HDD and multiple launcher and receiver installation project.
Handled environmental issues and made sure surveyors marked existing lines and temporary workspace on pipeline R-O-W.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Wilcrest Field Services/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Welding Inspector/ Welding Inspector on a multiple 30” and 24” valve, launcher, and receiver replacement job.

Apr 2009 - Jun 2009
Wilcrest Field Services/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Welding & Environmental Inspector/ Welding and Environmental Inspector on multiple 30” pipeline anomaly replacements and class improvement change outs involving SCC tests.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
Wilcrest Field Services/El Paso Gas Co.
Welding Inspector/ Directed and inspected the welding and Installation of piping on a compressor station.

Dec 2008 - Jan 2009
PV Inspection Co. /Dresser Valve Co.
Expediter/ Expediting at Dresser Valve Co.
Hired by PV Inspection through Germanischer Lloyd Co. to meet with Dresser to gain information on the delivery and shipment of valves and to make sure the delivery dates and paperwork were correct.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Applied Consultants, Inc. /Petrohawk Energy Corp.
Welding Inspector/ Overseen the welding and installation of compressor stations for Hawk Field Services.B31.3, Severe welding standards.

Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
Gulf Interstate Field Services/El Paso Gas/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Welding Inspector/ Worked as a Welding Inspector for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Performed rehab installations on two 30” lines and one 24” line on the Louisiana and Texas state line.

July 2007 - Apr 2008
Tulsa Inspection Resources
Mechanical & Piping Inspector/ Worked as a Mechanical and Piping Inspector on an Underground Storage Facility for Plains Gas Co.

Jun 2004 - Jul 2007
Gulf South Pipeline / Boardwalk PL
Project Supervisor/Chief Inspector/ Job scope covered five states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
Handled new installation and rehab projects for Gulf South Pipeline dealing with inspection and the supervision of pipeline surveying and right-of-way issues.
Ensured customer relations between Gas Co. and the public and provided leadership for the contractor to ensure all safety procedures for employees were in place before starting a project.
Responsible for environmental procedures and the understanding of pipeline excavations and soil factors.
Handled all types of FERC and State land issues dealing with DOT and DEQ. Specialized in tie-in and problem solving due to leakage.
Replaced 2” and up to 30” pipelines.
Inspected the fabrication and installation of pig launchers and receivers.
Inspected and installed Type A-B, 220 and 110 Dresser sleeves for repairs.
Skilled in anomaly assessment and corrosion assessment.
Responsible for the inspection of pipeline logistics and the verification of anomalies. Performed assessments on pipe for repairs on pipelines.
Many years of hands-on experience dealing with the inspection and pulling procedures before testing and welding on production lines and ensuring that the destructive and NDT of welders performing SMAW, GMAW, are up to-date. This included taking Volts and Amps and keeping the pipe temperature accurate while welding.
Veriforce-qualified on pipelines and have worked on upland and lowland FERC wetland projects.
Trained in erosion control, silt fence and hay bale structures.
Have inspected directional drilling projects and handled tie-in inspection.
Managed evacuators and gas assessment for welding.

Apr 2001 - Jun 2004
Koch Gateway PL / Gulf South Pipeline
Pipeline Operations Technician/ Responsibilities included operations and maintenance of transmission pipelines, line patrol, customer relations, preparing all necessary DOT paperwork and operation of DOT valves with experience in corrosion and measurement.

Jun 1999 – Apr 2001
Small Business Owner/ Owned a small welding business and performed ad-hoc welding jobs for various vendors.

Apr 1993 - Jun 1999
Trans Louisiana Gas Co. LP
Welder/Operator/Service Technician/ Positions held were welder, operator and service technician for a natural gas pipeline company.

Apr 1992 - Apr 1993
Bobby McElwee Construction Co.
Welder/Operator/ Welder and operator for a contractor that performed work for Trans Louisiana Gas Co.

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