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Nondestructive Testing Technician

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State: LA Louisiana
Country: United States
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Technical/Occupational Certificate, Nondestructive Testing Apprentice School, 2003

Description: Theory, principles and applications of NDT methods to include magnetic particle, fluorescent penetrant, optical, conductivity, ultrasonic, eddy current, bond testing, composite component inspection, radiographic inspections, and spectrometric oil analysis. Government specifications and Air Force publication related to NDT. Training also includes basic metallurgy relating to types, causes, and characteristics of discontinuities in metals; identification of metals; preparation of materials for NDT inspection.
Professional Summary:
Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times. Works well in challenging, fast-paced, high-stress and deadline-oriented environments individually or as part of a team.

Customer Service • Written/Verbal Communication Skills
• Adaptability • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Interpersonal Skills • Client and Service-Oriented

NDT Technician – Benteler Steel/Tube, Shreveport, LA
Jun 2017 - Present

Performs NDT to identify discontinuities and defects in Benteler Steel/Tube tubular products utilizing Ultrasonic, Eddy Current, and Magna flux testing equipment. Performs setup and operation based on governing and company specifications.

• Perform operator and prove-up duties on three NDT finishing lines to assist in ensuring tubular products are meeting quality and customer standards.
• Evaluate and reports tubular defects; i.e. outer/inner diameter, midwall, and non-metallic inclusions.
• Responsible for equipment adjustments and tool changes.
• Assists with training new hires on NDT processes and procedures.

Nondestructive Inspection Technician – Valveworks USA, Bossier City, LA
Mar 2012-May 2012

Performed Nondestructive Testing (NDT) for PSL 2, 3 & 3G products and other requirements to assure the highest level of quality assurance.

Nondestructive Inspection Journeyman – U.S. Air Force, Various Locations
Oct 2002– Oct 2011

Determined and performed NDT test methods on F-15, F-16, C-130, C-135, and T-38, and B-52 aircraft and support equipment using applicable technical orders.

• Selected test methods to identify discontinuities and flaws in aircraft, missile and aerospace ground equipment using magnetic particle, ultrasonic, eddy current, radiographic, liquid penetrant, radiography and bondtesting inspection methods.
• Ensured proper usage and compliance with technical orders, directives and policies
• Handled, labels and disposes of hazardous materials and waste according to federal, state and local environmental standards.

Prepared engine oil samples for wear metal analysis utilizing atomic emission spectrometers (Spectroil M/N-W) to assist in identifying mechanical failures and in determining the quality and useful life of the oil. Provided recommendations to customer activities based upon analytical results of customer samples.

• Identified the concentration of an element in the fluid sample which indicated normal or abnormal wear within the engine oil wetted systems.
• Utilized trend tables and analytical results from spectrometric testing as decision-making guideline to assist in identifying incipient mechanical failures and in determining the quality and useful life of the oil.
• Maintained certification of $180K oil analysis equipment in support of the Department of Defense’s Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).
• Participated in the JOAP Correlation Program to ensure equipment standardization and operation.
• Participated in the JOAP Certification Program to ensure the oil analysis laboratory maintains quality and uniformity.

Integrated with security forces personnel when the need for extra security was required during real-world and exercise operations on Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea allowing Security Forces to fully accomplish their mission of defending the base.

• Provided security for a military community in excess of 5,000 personnel with assets valued at $4.4 billion dollars.
• Conducted watch of a six square mile security zone for hostile forces approaching the base.