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Houston, Texas, United States
January 29, 2018

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Rudy Garza


June 2014 – Present

AirTech Spray Systems

Houston, TX

Welder – GMAW/GTAW/SMAW - Fabrication

Fabrication of carts for spray system.

TIG welding on mild and stainless steel tanks.

MIG welding on mild metals.

Use an Acetylene Torch and Plasma Cutter when fitting pieces together.

Create carts for paint spray systems using raw materials.

Oct. 2013 – May 2014

Robishaw Engineering - Flexifloat

Houston, TX

Welder – GMAW/Spot Welder – Cutter/Fitter

Welding and repairing sectional barges.

Gouge the seams to prepare for welding.

Examining welds using air testing for finishing.

Welding in various directions: flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead etc.

Clamping, holding, tack-welding to create a welded final product.

Igniting flame or striking an arc while welding to weld sections of barges together.

Monitoring operating equipment for faults.

Observing necessary safety practices while welding and moving barges.

May 2013 – Oct. 2013

Diamond Door Products

Hempstead, TX

Welder – GMAW/Spot Welder/SMAW

Operated mig welder to produce parts/products.

MIG welding on tin, alloy materials and carbon steel.

Spot welding for door assembly.

Performed visual and periodic measurement inspections of parts/products to maintain conformance with quality standards.

Set up welder, make necessary adjustments, and replace spool of welding wire and tips as necessary.

Monitored the parts used and the parts required for production, and notify supervisor of any material requirements and shortages.

July 2012 – May 2013

Alpha Technical Services

Houston, TX

Tank Welding/Resurfacing/Cleaning Technician

Weld repairs on tanks and boilers.

Clean interiors of boilers, storage tanks, industrial processing tanks, and kilns in order to remove emulsion and incrustations by performing the following essential duties.

Drains tank, connects hose to water or steam lines and spray walls, roof and bottom of tank to flush through tank openings.

Scrapes and scrubs walls to remove incrustations, scale or deposits of coke or catalyst.

Sweeps up debris and shovels sludge into buckets or wheelbarrows or down chutes.

Removes chemical residues and other liquids from tank bottoms with squeegees or pump and suction air drying equipment.

Test gas content of tanks. Adds specified chemicals to industrial tanks to maintain and replenish tank.

Dec. 2011 – June 2012

Henderson Controls Inc.

Lockhart, TX

Welder – SMAW/Brazer

Operation safety working equipment and applying safety practice at work while performing job duties.

Welding spare parts in various directions: flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead etc.

Igniting flame or striking an arc while welding or performing other electricity-related work to weld part of a metal structure.

Supervising and identifying any fault in operating the equipment or in relation to any material or equipment, then notifying the supervisor.

Clamping, holding, tack-welding, heat-bending, bolting or grinding spare parts as necessary to satisfy the technical requirements and create a welded final product.

Control the processes of fitting, burning and welding to avoid problems in relation to overheat, distortion, expansion or shrink of spare parts.

Examining finish products and spare parts and comparing them with samples for to check whether the specifications are met.

In charge of preparing and setting up necessary tools and equipment for welding job such as shielded metal arc,

May 2009 – Jan. 2010

Designer Stone and Fireplace

Houston, TX

Owner Assistant

Install cultured stone on residential and commercial properties on a wide variety of structures and surfaces.

Assistant to the owner, responsible for managing crews and insuring they have the necessary supplies and materials to complete jobs.

Ensure that work is done properly, in a timely manner and to the customers satisfaction.


Completed 2012

Industrial Welding Academy

Pasadena, TX

Structural Welder (1G, 2G, 3G and 4G)

Years Attended – 1

Lee College – North America Crane Bureau Group

Baytown, TX

Mobile Crane Operator

Years Attended – 1

Houston Community College

Houston, TX

Business Administration & Computer Science


SMAW plate welding process in the 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G positions.

GMAW and GTAW welding

Acetylene Torch and Plasma Cutting

Trained and tested on the Grovel Model RT281/(RT) Industrial Hydraulic Crane with Rotating Boom and Rough Terrain Broderson Carry Deck Fixed Cab.

Microsoft Office – Word and Outlook

Operate Standard Forklift

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