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TAMID J. GRADFORD
Professional Overview
A Professional Certified Welding Inspector with the knowledge, desire, and qualifications to provide technical guidance in the application of non-destructive examination techniques, procedures as well as welding requirements and metallurgical issues. Review Blueprints, Schematic drawings, and job specifications to determine work requirements, verify welding procedures specifications and administer various weld test in order to qualify welders to meet customer requirements. Reject products and production that are not up to code or company standard.
Professional Experience
Welding Inspector, 04/2017 to 09/2017 Nooter Construction St Louis, MO
Coker & Hydrocracker Revamp
  • Provided technical input to client on recommendations for the repair, replacement, and/or alteration of Refinery equipment, as required for safe operation within stated operating parameters for durations specified by client
  • Performed quality control inspections by verifying that each spool was fabricated to applicable code and customer specifications
  • Verified that work conforms to requirements of the applicable standards, drawings or other documents 
  • Inspected all phases of fitting and welding process with new work and plant repairs
  • Certified welders to applicable code requirements 
  • Provided support on new construction with supervision to resolve deficiencies and non conformance
Pipe Welder/Pipefitter, 01/2017 to 04/2017 Contruction & Turnaround Services Tulsa, OK

Crude Unit    

  • Interpreted blueprints to determine locations, quantities and sizes of materials required
  • Welded various alloys including Inconel/Chrome and Stainless passing phase array inspections
  • Produced various RT/UT/PT quality welds
  • Safely and efficiently directed operators via radio communication for rigging operations
  • Documented and record completion of piping, valves, gasketing, and blinds for production per day to day basis
  • Executed multiple types of flange bolting and torqued hardware to proper specification
  • Constructed JSA's(Job safety analysis) daily for job assignments
  • ​Safely followed procedural steps performing Fresh Air Work, as well as protocols for emergency response/rescue 
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Lead Pipe Welder/Rig Welder, 03/2016 to 01/2017 Alloy Welding Inc Fontana, CA
  • Assembled and installed piping systems to proper specification safety using various tool and equipment to include cutting torches, pipe threader, deburrers and saws
  • Purged and welded different stainless pipe alloys for pharmaceutical plant operations  
  • Soldered and Brazed a broad diameter size range of copper joints
  • Performed hydrostatic testing of newly manufactured pipping systems to insure serviceability 
  • Supervised subordinates, assistants and ensured proper reporting of labor hours
  • Conducted underground layouts


Boilermaker/Welder/Rigger, 05/2015 to 03/2016 Azco Inc Appleton, WI
Exxon Mobil Refinery Rebuild Project
  • The demolition of the internals involved the removal of 960 collecting electrodes (plates), 9360 rigid discharge electrodes, 48 high voltage frames, 96 rapper assembles, 48 lower steadying frames, 48 sealing baffles, and 2 complete partition walls 
  • Welding, cutting, gouging, steel erection and equipment installation
  • Removed and replaced 800 collecting electrodes (plates) and 2400 discharge electrodes (wires)
  • Installed temporary bracing inside the Electrostatic Precipitator to ensure that the structure could support and additional 250,000 pounds of weight due the new bypass duct
  • Communicated with Engineering Department
  • All electrodes on the ESP were aligned, rappers replaced, and the unit was returned to service
Industrial Maintenance Technician/Fabricator, 09/2009 to 05/2015 Walgreens Moreno Valley, CA
  • Oversees the Maintenance and repair function of all Distribution Center (DC) material handling equipment, machinery, electrical and power systems, control systems, and building systems to assure uninterrupted service
  • Fabricate fixtures
  • Develops maintenance programs including (Preventive, Predictive, and Reliability Centered Maintenance Programs, risk-based inspection philosophies, and maintenance work processes to improve facility equipment reliability) and work schedules to maximize equipment reliability and minimize equipment “downtime
  • Always ensuring personal safety by abiding to Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations  and wearing proper protective equipment when task requires
Certifications
  • CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR(CWI)#17043131
  • La City Structural Welding#P035733
  • OSHA 30
  • OSCA RSO(Refinery Safety Training)
Education
Associate of Science: Welding Technology, 2 Riverside Community College Riverside, CA

Combination Structural and Pipe Welding, Welding Technology and Blueprint Reading. Basic and Advance extensive training 

Certified Welding Inspector American Welding Society Long Beach, CA
  • Metallurgy
  • Non-Destructive Testing
Languages
Bilingual in English/Spanish

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Joseph Boinski, CWI
Objective

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), with experience in the Oil and Energy Field, (Pipeline, Power and Nuclear Power, Refineries and Plants), with ten years experience as a welder/pipe fitter. Dedicated employee with attention to detail. Looking to utilize and expand my experience with leadership, communication, inspection, quality control and welding in a robust environment.

Technical Skills & Experience

Experience

  • 11 Years as a Welder Pipe-fitter.
  • 8 years in the Quality Control field.
  • Proficient in multiple welding processes: GTAW, SMAW, SAW, FCAW, Orbital, (both autogenous and wire feed).
  • Alloys and exotic metals, ie: Duplex, Super Duplex, Alloy 655 Silicon Bronze, Alloy 702 Zirconium, Inco-Alloys.
  • Ferrite Counts.
  • Polyethylene and other plastics.

Certifications/Qualifications

  • (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector #14010491, Exp. 01/20
  • OSHA 30
  • TWIC Exp. 03/29/2019
  • Software Proficiency 
  • Blue Beam Software [Desktop and Mobil Applications].
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Great Communication Skills

Documentation

  • Attention to detail.
Work History
01/2017 to Current
Certified Welding Inspector ITI International LLC. Houston, Texas, United States
     In Harrisburg, PA, at the Durabond Pipe-Mill, I inspect all of Durabond's Automated Sub-Arc 36" and 42" double-joint girth welds, for Dominion Energy.  Job includes the tracking of all pipe joints, X-ray numbers, welder stencils, Volts/Amps/IPM of the equipment, and associated notes regarding each weld through a daily Excel spreadsheet.
05/2016 to 11/2016
Certified Welding Inspector Houston Inspection Field Services Houston, TX

Facilities Fabrication and Installation Inspector for Energy Transfer (ETC), for the 42" X-70 Comanche Trail Pipeline Project, from Pecos, TX, to Clint, TX, at the Mexican Border just outside of El Paso, TX.  My responsibilities included:

  • Oversee, monitor and record all fabrication of 42", .864-.888 Wall, X-70 and all ancillary piping for three station/trap site locations, WAHA, Intermediate, and Custody Transfer Meter Station.
  • As-built/Red-line drawings, using BlueBeam Software, for all fabrication and field welds made for the tree site locations.
  • Visually inspected each weld and worked with X-Ray crew and Auditor, to track repairs, cut-outs and Welder repair rates.
  • Assisted in Welder Qualifications; took voltage and amperage readings and watched travel speed to help keep welders within ETC's specifications.
  • Monitored torque crew and filled out torque reports for each bolt-up made.
  • Monitored Tie-in and Repair crews in the field, as needed.
01/2016 to 05/2016
Certified Welding Inspector Universal Pegasus International Houston, TX

Certified Welding Inspector for Marathon's Cornerstone, Heath to Findlay, and Hopedale to Hissem Projects. Responsibilities included:

  • Tracking of all Materials for each of the assemblies.
  • Monitor all fabrication of Meter Skids, Launchers and Receivers for each project.
  • Witness and Inspect Sandblasting and Painting of each spool fabricated.
  • Daily progress reports with pictures included both on iPad and Excel Spreadsheets.
  • All weld mapping and red-lines, with Bluebeam Software.
  • Witness Hydro-tests and build Hydro-test packages, including all testing data, certifications/calibrations, pictures, charts, MTR's.
08/2015 to 11/2015
Certified Welding Inspector Universal Pegasus International Houston, TX

Pipeline Transmission work for Integrys/WE, (Wisconsin Energy), in the Englewood Community, within the City of Chicago.  The project included, Installation and reinforcement of Sheeting for the work location (Pits), East and West of the Rail Road Tracks; the removal of old 36" pipe-casing; re-routing new 36" main-line pipe; a 250' bore section under Rail Road Tracks at 72nd Street and Bell Ave; Installation of a 36" Ball Valve on 72nd Street. Responsibilities included:

  • Report directly to Project Management and Lead Engineer on a daily basis.
  • Track Contractor's Labor force, Equipment and construction progress on a daily basis.
  • Monitor all piping and materials used on project to ensure the Client's specifications are met.
  • Perform all visual inspections of welds made per API 1104 as well as mapping each weld made including its Northing/Easting locations from the property lines and their perspective footage's.
  • Directing the X-Ray crew and providing them with weld mapping for accurate documentation of welder stencils, weld numbers, x-ray numbers and MT numbers for fillet welds.
  • Witness and document results of all hydro-tests performed.
  • Job Turn-Over Book, including all daily reports, weld mapping, welder qualification reports, results of hydro-tests performed, MTR's.
05/2015 to 08/2015
Certified Welding Inspector Universal Pegasus International Houston, TX

Certified Welding Inspector, for Caliber Midstream's Indian Hills Project, 25 miles south of Williston, North Dakota.  Responsibilities included:

  • Real-Time Reports and Data-logging through Universal Pegasus International's iPad Application.
  • Welder Qualification Testing.
  • Weld Inspecting of Steel, Flex-Steel and Fusion Welding of High Density Polyethylene Piping (HDPE).
  • Performed all Weld Mapping, Red-lining.
  • Working with Client Engineers and Project Management for approved specifications and procedures on Monitoring Bill of Materials, Fabrication Work, Torquing, Hydrostatic-testing parameters of mainline test sections.
  • Worked closely with H&H X-Ray Crew for high-paced production to get the piping coated and lowered into the ground as soon as possible.
10/2014 to 04/2015
Senior Welding Inspector Universal Pegasus International Houston, TX

Third party inspector for Universal Pegasus International, on behalf of NextEra/FPL, for the Flickertail Pipeline Facilities Project in Fortuna, ND.

  • Testing and qualifying welders based on the client's approved weld procedure.
  • Performing visual tests on all welds made on the project.
  • Provided trace-ability for all welds, heat numbers, x-rays, mt's, hardness testing, mtr's and torques performed, via mapping, mark-ups on ISO's and P&ID's, drawing "red-lines" for changes made and "as-builts" with Bluebeam Studio.
  • Inspection and monitoring of all fabrication work and hydro/pressure-testing performed by the contractor.
06/2014 to 10/2014
Certified Welding Inspector Universal Pegasus International Houston, TX

Certified Welding Inspector/QC for Universal Pegasus International.

  • Covered a 70 mile stretch of 10" pipeline for NextEra's Flickertail Project, from Ray to Fortuna, North Dakota.
  • Performed welder qualification testing per the client's procedure specifications.
  • On the job compliance testing of Voltage, Amperage and Travel Speed of welders.
  • Monitored pipe spacing, seam alignment, bevel and pipe conditions on the Pipe Gang.
  • Inspect the cover pass of the Firing Line.
  • Monitored Bore, Bending, Stringing, Tie-In and Repair Crews.
  • Recorded Station locations, welds made and footage traveled each day.
  • Tracked time and mileage and sent daily reports via Universal Pegasus International's system for daily progress.
04/2014 to 05/2014
Certified Welding Inspector/QC Turner Industries Baton Rouge, LA

Worked as a lead, day Weld Inspector/QC for Turner Industries at Shell in Deer Park, Texas, for their Spring 2014 Turnaround.

  • Built packages for each project scheduled for work.
  • Monitored all fabrication and welding done on the HVI Unit to meet ASME B31.3 Standard.
  • Walking down piping, project and addendum packages to make sure Shell's expectations of quality of work and materials used were met and installed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Worked in confined spaces, racks, climbed many ladders and scaffolds to perform inspections/QC.
  • "Sell" (sign-off), completed packages to the client.
12/2008 to 03/2014
Certified Welding Inspector/QC Farmer's Alloy La Marque, TX

While concurrently working for Farmer's Alloy as a pipe welder, I had the opportunity to:

  • Act on Farmer's behalf as a Certified Welding Inspector or QC via visual inspection and vendor surveillance.
  • Performed numerous visual tests on welds.
  • Witness dye checks and hydro-testing, in Farmer's shop.
  • Off-site surveillance of machine work sub-contracted by Farmer's to make sure each inset machined would be fully accessible to shop welders.

Lubrizol, Deerpark, TX, I performed:

  • Weld mapping, visual inspections, witnessed hydro-testing of final product.

Lucite Plants, (Tennessee and Beaumont), I:

  • Visually inspected each weld made on the job, both piping and tank repairs.
  • Checked preparation, fit ups and alignments, materials used, continuity of welds on final product.
  • Witnessed dye-checks, pre and post weld on tanks.
12/2007 to 02/2018
Journeyman Pipefitter/Welder Pipefitter's Local 211 Houston, TX

     In my twelve years as a member, welding for the Local, I have had the opportunity to work in many locations and  environments, welding from 1/4" tubing to 42" heavy-wall pipe, using many combinations of metals, alloys and exotics, across the United States. These places include:

Sigala:

  • Fast-paced production pipe welding for their Fabrication Shop, Houston, TX.  Welds ranged from 1" weld-o-lets to 4" butt-welds.

Farmer's Alloy:

  • Fabrication shop welding of alloys, exotic metals and combinations thereof  using  many  different  processes,  for many different clients, including General Electric, Marathon, Exxon/Mobil, Shell and others.

Farmer's Alloy-Field: 

  • Demo'd and fabricated multiple in-tank coil systems for Lubrizol, Deerpark, TX.
  • Performed patch-work and wall replacement, bringing tanks to current code specifications and tank replacement at Lucite, Beaumont, TX and Millington, TN. Materials  include  Silicon-bronze,  Aluminum-bronze,  Carbon,  Stainless  Steel,  Zirconium,  Duplex, Super Duplex, Titanium and Inconel.
  • Budweiser Brewery, Stainless Steel Autogenous (TIG) welding for food product piping, Carbon Steel piping and hanger work.
  • Designed an Orbital program for a Marathon project that has logged over 20,000 successful welds.
Samsung Semi-conductor plant, Austin, TX
  • Welded Stainless Steel acid waste lines, water  lines.
  • Detailed  and  installed  tool  hook-up,  tube  bending  and Swagelok, fabricated and welded Polypropylene and PVDF piping, orbital welding.

Freitag-Weinhardt, Edwardsport, IN

  • Weld and installation of Stainless Steel,  Duplex,  Inconel,  Alloy  20, Hastelloy, Carbon,  and  Chrome lines for Duke Energy.
  • Detail, fabricate, bend, weld and install Stainless Steel tubing for oil lines to and from the Turbine assembly, punch-list items, checking lines, welds, supports, guides and shoes for Ratts Station, Petersberg, IN.

Bechtel:

  • Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System/NRG Energy, State-Line,  CA, combination   weld  4"-12"  heavy-wall  Carbon Steel  and  different  grades  of  Chrome lines using  GTAW/SMAW processes.

Stone and Webster:

  • South Texas Project (STP) Nuclear Generating Station, Bay City, TX; installed and  welded  piping  and supports  for Heat Exchangers,  Scrubbers,  and  acted  as  a  fill in from project to project for a 5 week shut down.
05/2006 to 12/2007
Metal Tradesman Pipefitter's Local 211 Houston, TX

Farmer's Alloy:

  • Cut, grind, clean, fabricate, tack, fit up and label all in-shop fabrication to be welded and other basic shop duties.
Education

Certified Welding Inspector #14010491:

American Welding Society - Miami, FL

Expires: January 1, 2020

Biological Sciences:

University of California Riverside - Riverside, CA

General Studies:

Riverside Community College - Riverside, CA

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Donald Crawford
Profile
Certified welder with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by 12 years of experience in the oil, gas and power industries.
Skills
  •  CWI, API 1104
  • OSHA 30
  • Certified combination welder
  • Quality assurance and control
Accomplishments
Project Management
  • Supervised project production efforts to ensure projects were completed to company standards, on time and within budget constraints.

Project Coordination

  • Provided welding and project set-up support to the quality control staff, creating initial to final performance qualification results.
Professional Experience
Specialty Welder Aug 2016 to Oct 2016
CB&I

Responsible for producing sound welds under strict quality and weld procedure specifications. Welders must consistently assure the work meets all outlined guidelines for joint preparation, fitment and weldment tolerances, and weld finish.

Welder, Foreman Sep 2014 to Sep 2015
Cherne, Kiewit
As a welding crew foreman, worked closely with field engineers and quality control, to verify and configure upgrades of piping systems. Verify all new materials were compatible and matching based on the process system being replaced. Responsibilities include verifying and tracking field welds, welder stencils, filler metal issuance, and visual inspection before releasing the line to final inspection.
 

Pipe welder, Welding Inspector Nov 2017 to Current
Gemma Power Systems Middletown, Oh Interpret piping layout and welding procedures for underground gas lines, boiler, gas and steam turbine and utility systems. Produce sound welds with minimal reject or discrepancy rates. Follow company quality manual and applicable codes pertaining to specific systems. Inventory and control of filler metal, welding consumables and supplies. Perform routine surveillance on production welders and provide welding and non destructive testing methods.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science, Construction Management 2014 United Association Lima, Oh, usa Instruction and practical application of pipe layout and arc welding practices. Certification courses in advanced welding, foreman training. Coursework and OJT involving power piping, process piping.
Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering Edison State Piqua, Oh, usa Coursework in mechanical design and manufacturing systems. Concentration in metallurgy, metrology, major welding and machining processes and quality control systems.
Affiliations
American Welding Society
United Association Of Plumbers & Pipefitters