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QA Manager/Engineer, Level III - UT VT MT & PT, CWI, Technical Trainer
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State: TX Texas
Country: United States
Status:
Currently working but always looking.
Certifications
Certifications:

ASNT NDT Level III – UT, MT, PT, VT
ASNT ACCP (GI / PE) Level II – UT, RT, MT, PT, VT
AWS- Certified Welding Inspector
AWS- Certified Welding Educator

Qualifications:

Quality Assurance Management / Supervision
Quality Assurance Engineering
Quality Assurance & Process Auditing
Weld Engineering
NDT, Inspection, PWHT & Technical Trainer
Quality Facilitator
NDT Examination – UT, UTT, MT, PT, VT, RVT, BT, PCT, IR
Advanced Ultrasonic Flaw Evaluation
Welding / Dimensional Inspection
Post Weld Heat Treating
Machining – Manual Lathe & Mill
Welding- SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, SAW, OFW
Education
EDUCATION:

Certificates of Applied Science - North Harris College
Nondestructive Testing/Inspection & Materials Science

TECHNICAL TRAINING SUMMARY:

North Harris College-1993: Liquid Penetrant Testing

North Harris College-1993: Magnetic Particle Testing

ASNT-1994: Advanced Ultrasonic Topical

Tuboscope Vetco- 1994: EMI Amalog Inspection System

Frank Malek and Assoc.- 1995: Industrial Radiation Safety

Union Tank Car Company- 1995: Weld Inspection

Union Tank Car Company- 1995: Managing Total Quality

North Harris College- 1995: Ultrasonic Testing

ASNT- 1995: Advanced UT Inspection Symposium

ASNT-1995: Radiation Safety Overview

ASNT- 1996: Ultrasonic Testing Codes and Standards

AWS- 1996: Metallurgy & Heat Treatment of Steels

AWS- 1996: Welding Metallurgy & Design Principles

Hellier & Assoc.- 1996: Ultrasonic Weld Inspection

North Harris College- 1996: Radiographic Film Interpretation

AWS- 1997: Weldability of Cast Iron & Stainless Steels

ASNT- 1997: NDT Requirement of Various Codes & Standards

ASNT- 1997: NDT Procedure Development

New York Air Brake- 1997: Single Car Air Brake Testing

ASNT- 1998: Ultrasonic Flaw Analysis and Sizing Techniques

Union Tank Car- 1998: Interactive Management Training

ASNT- 1998: Advances in NDT

AAR- 1998: Quality Auditor Training

ASNT- 1999: NDT Overview

ASNT- 1999: Leak Testing

Dick Beach Consulting- 2000: Presentation Skills / Public Speaking

WABCO- 2000: Freight Car Air Brakes

Kraft Technologies – 2000 : Ultrasonic Level III Training

Kraft Technologies – 2001 : Liquid Penetrant Level III Training

American Stress – 2004 : Post Weld Heat Treating
Experience
December, 2003 to Present
Rescar Companies – Downers Grove, IL

NDT & Technical Trainer / Quality Assurance Specialist

After closing of the AllTranstek Houston office, I was transferred to the corporate Quality Assurance Department of Rescar Companies “the parent holding company of AllTranstek”.

Responsibilities include providing Level III support, NDE training, technical support, PWHT training, welder qualification / training, failure analysis and internal QA Audits for approximately 80 Rescar railcar repair shop locations in the US and Canada.


April, 2001 to December, 2003
AllTranstek, LLC – Houston, TX & Downers Grove, IL

Operations Manager- NDT & Technical Services

I was employed by a subsidiary of Rescar Companies, which is a Chicago based technical service and consulting firm that provides fleet management, engineering, inspection, nondestructive testing and technical support services.

Responsibilities included managing all operations of the Houston branch, providing technical consulting for customers, classroom & hands-on NDT &
technical training, field inspection, third-party surveillance, expert witness testimony, conflict resolution and business development / marketing of services.

Accomplishments include successfully starting up the Houston branch office, which included establishment of business location, hiring of personnel, development of procedures / processes, developing business / market plan and building customer base



January, 2001 to March, 2001
Geo Tech Engineering- Houston, TX

Contract Welding Inspector

Performed contract weld inspection for jet fuel piping project at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the Terminal “E” expansion project.

Responsibilities included inspection of incoming material, in-process inspection during fabrication, final inspection upon completion of fabrication, review of radiographs and qualification of welders.



May, 1998 to January 2001
Union Tank Car Company- Houston, TX

Quality Assurance Superintendent

Employed by a Chicago based company that manufactures repairs and operates railroad tank cars.

Responsibilities included managing up to thirty QA, inspection, weld engineering, NDT, supervisory and clerical personnel at the Sheldon, Texas Tank Car Manufacturing Facility. Provided NDT, inspection and technical classroom / hands-on training for personnel at multiple UTC locations. Performed quality facilitating for TQM / MTQ. Additional responsibilities include NDT certification of personnel, developing of procedures and quality program development.

Accomplishments include but are not limited to the establishment of many positive customer relations in which I was the customer liaison at this facility.



February, 1998 to May, 1998
Via NDT & Engineering- Channelview, TX

Technical Services Supervisor

Employed by a diversified NDT and Technical services firm that provided services in various industries.

Responsibilities included overseeing of projects that utilized UT, MT, PT and CWI personnel. Performed specialized UT examinations and CWI projects.



December, 1994 to January, 1998
Union Tank Car Company- Houston, TX

Quality Assurance Inspection Coordinator

Employed by a Chicago based company that manufactures repairs and operates railroad tank cars.

Responsibilities included performing incoming, inprocess and final inspection during the manufacturing of railroad tank cars. Performed various NDT methods including UT (shearwave), RT (x-ray), IR (thermography) , LT (BLT & PCLT), MT, PT, VT and RVT. Managed the calibration program. Assisted in the start-up of the facility, establishment of the quality program and implementation of various quality, welding & manufacturing processes.



July, 1992 to November, 1994
Maverick Tube Corporation- Conroe, Texas

Quality Control Inspector / NDE Technician / Metallurgical Lab Technician

Employed by a Missouri based company that manufactures Oil-well casing, line pipe and structural pipe.

Responsibilities included performing EMI (eddy current & flux leakage),
UT (shearwave), MT, PT, VT and dimensional examinations of various types and grades of pipe. Additional experience was gained working in the metallurgical laboratory processing samples for destructive testing and metalographic examination.



January, 1991 to July, 1992
Bittick Construction Company

Welders Helper / Fitter / Assembly Mechanic

Employed by our family owned pipe line and oil field construction company.
Comments
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

1999 ASNT TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR


CODES AND STANDARDS:

ASME, AWS, ANSI, API, AAR, ABS, DOT, BOE, CFR and ASTM


Looking for full-time employment in the Houston area, minimal travel OK.