SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
ïSeasoned Professional with over twenty years of construction and manufacturing experience specifically related to the steel industry.
ï15 plus years of progressive Quality Control management and Lean manufacturing experience.
ïIn depth knowledge of Codes of Standard Practice (Conn) DOT, ASTM, AWS D1.X, SSPC, Mil, API and AISC
ïDeveloped, implemented, monitored, and reported Quality issues to improve production.
ïTraining in Six-Sigma, ISO, Quality Team building and Supplier Development.
ïInteracted with City and State Inspectors as Owners Rep.
ïTechnical expertise of SDS 2, AutoCAD, MSOffice Suite, Adobe, Mac, FabTrol and Wintel systems.
Quality Management 2014- 2016
Steel Erectors - Pooler, GA
Developed, implemented, monitored, and reported activities related to ensuring the quality of the structural steel fabrication and erecting processes. Established purpose driven processes to ensure all fabrication and erecting work is completed in accordance with internally developed safety and quality standards, applicable specifications, and regulatory requirements. Collaborated with company-wide teams to establish work instructions, quality and safety standards and procedures, and conduct audits for quality stability and improvement.
Improved Quality to Maintain and Improve Shipment Schedules and ultimately drove down Fabrication and Erecting Costs.
Developed welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles: Conducted research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improved existing welding equipment, modified current welding methods, techniques, and procedures.
Prepared technical reports as results of research and development and preventive maintenance investigations.
Established welding procedures to guide production and welding personnel related to specification restrictions, material processes, pre- and post-heating requirements which involve use of complex alloys, unusual fabrication methods, welding of critical joints, and complex post-heating requirements.
Directed and coordinates technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards; in testing welds for conformance with national code requirements; and tested welding personnel for certification.
Contacted personnel of other agencies, engineering personnel, and clients to exchange ideas, information, and offer technical advice concerning welding matters.
Contract Work 2009- 2014
Customer Representative responsible for overseeing OCTG quality assurance. Analyze and identify metallurgical issues. Complete non-destructive testing and inspection of oil country tubular goods manufactured to API specifications. Managed risk and reduced the time and cost associated with the Oil and Gas industry for products to be used in the more aggressive corrosion environments on ARAMCO’s Arabiyah Project and Occidental Petroleum Corp ADNOC Project (2013).
Customer Representative who managed and maintained the supplies quality management system of incoming and in-process materials, components, processes and deliverable products and services. Ensured all welds are inspected using Mil and ISO code acceptance criteria. Oversaw the constructing and refurbishing of electronic enclosures to the new LPD 17, 21, 22, 29 Amphibious Ships (San Antonio Class) The Global Missile Defense System and The Zumwalt Class (DDG-1000) Stealth Destroyer (2011).
Structural Sr. Quality Assurance Manager 2006- 2008
Aero Steel - Ramona, CA
Developed, implemented, monitored, and reported Quality issues, Established and mentored entire Quality Department, guided structural team decisions, provided document and technical support, root cause and corrective action for projects in excess of $40.M. Managed all technical aspects of highly complex projects (Fracture Critical (bridge build), Seismic Regions such as Ventura and Northridge Counties, California).
Structural Steel (Company) Auditor 2004- 2006
Atema Inc. - Chicago, IL
Conducted assessments to assist companies throughout the country in their development of a quality management system. Evaluated company’s staff and procedures, following Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS). Trained welding personnel with inspection and reporting requirements along with the specific welding codes in order to prepare them for AISC certification.
Structural Quality Assurance Manager 2001- 2004
Erection and Welding LLC - New Milford, CT
Supervised entire quality dept., guided structural decisions, provided design support (CNC), and approved final dimensional work, Managed three years, $7.M project to successful completion. Maintained the quality of work to ensure strict adherence to Municipality/ Industrial Regulations. Verified all contract drawings and weldments at final inspection.
Building Inspector 1999- 2001
Test-Con Inc. - Danbury, CT
Served as Civil/ Structural Inspector for $10.M project involving inspection of Soil, Rebar, Concrete, Anchor Rods, Structural Steel, Nelson Studs, Composite Deck, High Strength Bolts and Weldments. Maintained ACI, ASCE, RCSC, AISC, AWS and standards using Word and Excel software to manage project objectives. Observed strict ASCE standards for concrete, and AISC standards for steel structures. Inspected Structural Steel buildings, Fabrication Shops and Bridges. (The New England Highway System). Lab work (Proctor Method ASTM 0698 or DI557). Prepared "method of procedure" reports for various stages of construction to ensure safety.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Canadian Welding Bureau, 2015
ïCertified Welding Supervisor
National Welding Inspection School, 2011
ïCertified Pipeline Welding Inspector
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, 2009
ïWelding Technology (AWS D1.2)
FabTrol Systems, Inc., 2008
ïDrawing and Material Management
Villanova University, 2006
American Society for Quality, 2006
ïIntroduction to Lean
Atema Inc., 2004- 2007
ïAISC fabricator certification
ïContinuing education of welding inspection and CWI’s.
ïInternal auditing in audit program design for steel fabricator.
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, 2004
ïPreparation for AWS (CWI/CWE) Welding Inspector/Educator examination
Hellier Technical Training and Consulting, 2004
ï(Visual Testing Level I/II)
QC Resource, 2001
ï(RSO and operator meets NUREG 1556 Vol1 Appendix