Travis D. Craig
To obtain and establish a career that encourages growth in evolving trade.
-St. Francis Senior High
Completion of GED in 2005
-Anoka Technical College
Welding A.A.S Degree. August 2008- May 2010; G.P.A 3.2
-Boilermaker Union Apprenticeship
August 2010 – August 2014
-Journeyman – Boilermaker Union Local 647 9459 US Hwy 10 Ramsey, MN 55303
Welder; August 2010 – present
Fabrication, repair and new construction of industrial coal, natural gas, paper mill and nuclear boilers.
●Part of a team for AZCO that built 160ft smoke stack for a 350 megawatt natural gas boiler. Built 4 40ft sections by using square sheets of 1 to 3/8 in thick steel, bending using hand tools and come alongs to bend into a circle, welding them into place then stacking each section on top of each other, using a large lattuce boom crawler crane. Then welding the round seams. All x ray quality, over 2000 feet of welding
●At Flint hills refinery working for Chicago Bridge and Iron, helped build 140ft vacuum tower from the ground up using bluprints, stainless steel, welded and bolted together. Rig and lift into place, 1.6 million pound lift, with worlds 3rd largest crane at time. Installation and connection of hundreds of various piping systems, hydraulic lines and oil containing systems for refinement. Hi torqueing of pressure vessels, use of hydraulic machines to remove heat exchanger’s for service
●Maintained blast furnace at Gopher Resources for Tri Rivers Welding, replacement of natural gas lines, water jackets and connections, high pressure fitting, copper jackets and liner replacement, jet engine removal and basic service. Maintenance of over 30 8in-26in auger delivery system. Maintaining acid recovery delivery troughs and system.
-Diesel Cast Welding 2190 107th LN NE Blaine, MN 55449
Welder/ Mechanic; October 2005- December 2009
Diesel cast engine head teardown, clean up and rebuild.
●Removal of high pressure brass blowout plugs and other fittings from head with torch, wrenches, taps or other non-destructive mode of removal for cleaning preparation
●Mag-flux NDT testing for casting cracks
●Use of radial arm drill, hand grinders, air grinders, torches, welders and other equipment to prep head for rebuilding.
●Use of 15 ton bead blasting and hi temp cleaning baker
●Maintaining equipment to complete these procedures
●Grind and machine to exact head specification for re-installation in engine
-Mechanically inclined, Over 5,000 hours experience welding with GTAW, FCAW, GMAW and SMAW processes. Ability to Weld mild/80/90 steel, stainless, other hard surfacing steels. Certified high pressure boiler tube welder. Oxy/acetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and silver brazing. Trained to use crane signals and rig large unproportioned objects to be lifted by cranes. Able to read blueprints and fabricate accordingly.
-References are available upon request.