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Manager Training

Texas, United States
December 26, 2015

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William J. Tearney, Jr., RRPT

**** * ** ******, *** 8C

Odessa, Texas 79762

Tel (H): 918-***-**** Mobile: 918-***-****

Tel (W): 432-***-****



Summary Over 20 years of experience with applied/operational Quality Assurances, Technical Training, and Health Physics/Radiation Protection, in a variety of professional positions for the oil field industry, United States Department of Energy’s atomic weapons laboratories, and the commercial nuclear power generating industry, as a Quality Assurance Manager, Radiation Protection Manager, Nuclear Technical Training Manager & Instructor, and Radiation Protection/Chemistry Technician.



Baker Hughes Inc. September, 2010 – Present

Midland, Texas

Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Manager for Artificial lift (Centrilift) – Responsibilities include the implementation and oversight of the Baker Hughes Inc. Quality Management System (QMS), and all supporting Quality managed systems, and to maintain ISO certification for North American Artificial Lift facilities. Inclusive to these duties is the Corrective Action/Preventative Action management process, Root Cause analysis, internal audits, supplier quality, NCNs, trending and managing KPIs, technical training, and analysis to the QMS. Key deliverables:

• Successfully led the North American Project to achieve ISO Certification to the ISO standard 9001:2008 for multiple site certifications

• Technical lead for the Continual Process implementation process for ISO certification for all North American Facilities

• Certified Lead Auditor (ISO 9001:2008 & API Q2)

• Chair for the Quality Management Review board

• Develop & Maintain the QMS for North America

• Develop & Maintain quality metrics for North America

• Certified Instructor – Root Cause Assessment

• Certified Instructor – Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)

• Radiation Safety Officer for Tulsa - ALS

• NORM Instructor for North America - ALS facilities

• NORM Subject Matter Expert for the North America - ALS facilities

•Certified H2S Instructor

•Certified training instructor for CPR/First-aid

• Manage the department budget (in excess of $5 million annually)

Baker Hughes Inc. February, 2007 – September, 2010

Claremore, Oklahoma

Global Training Manager

Responsible for managing the Global Artificial Lift Technical Training program, utilizing the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) model. General responsibilities included global oversight for all training facilities and activities for the implementation of the Artificial Lift (Centrilift) technical training. Inclusive to these duties were the oversight of the SAT model, i.e., analysis, design, development, and implementation of training materials. Including lesson plan design, development, objective writing, test development, course instruction, course evaluation, simulation training, implementation of On-the-job training, and platform instruction utilizing a variety of multi-media applications. Responsible for the technical editing, document control and management approval processes for all training materials, lesson plans, On-the-Job Training (OJT) guides, and policies and procedures.

Designed the Centrilift policy, procedures and implementation guides for OJT in accordance with the SAT model

Certified Instructor from the Baker Hughes Education Academy

Served as a company (ALS - Centrilift) Natural Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) subject matter expert

Wrote the ALS (Centrilift) procedure manual for handling NORM

NORM instructor for ALS (Centrilift)

Certified Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Instructor

Developed the Electrical Safety training course

Managed the department budget in excess of $15 million annually

University of California April, 1990 – February, 2007

Livermore, California

Safety Manager

Responsible for the management of several nuclear facility HSE and training departments at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Directed and implemented the HSE Controls (i.e., Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Radiation Protection, and Environmental Safety) at the heavy elements, plutonium, NOVA, and National Ignition facilities at LLNL in accordance with the Department of Energy Orders (DOE O 5480.18A & DOE O 5480.20A), and Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 835). Additional responsibilities included: managing department budget of approximately $5M, performance appraisal management, instructor mentoring, and policy and procedure development and maintenance.

•Radiation Safety Officer for the Heavy Elements facility and site wide Safety Action Team (SAT) that encompassed all site wide nuclear facility demolition and decontamination projects

•Member of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST) - Specialty: Radiation Protection

•Certified Nuclear Technical Instructor from the Department of Energy

•Certified instructor - Radiation Protection Technology

•Certified Instructor - Rad-Waste, Hazardous Waste and Mixed waste

•Certified Instructor – Root Cause Assessment

•Qualified Safety Professional – University of California

•Received nuclear facility accreditation from the Department of Energy

•Created, directed and managed from infancy the training department utilizing the SAT process for the new multi-billion dollar National Ignition Laser facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Sacramento Municipal Utility District August, 1986 - April, 1990

Herald, California

Radiation Protection (Safety) Superintendent

Responsible for the oversight and implementation of the radiological control program at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws (i.e., 10 CFR 20). Directed the Radiation Protection Department's daily activities for all subordinate personnel (e.g., supervisors, lead techs, and technologists), including radiological surveillance, issuing radiation work permits, dose control, ALARA, emergency preparedness, radioactive & mixed waste, and radiological protection for all site personnel.

Qualified senior member of the plant emergency response organization

Developed the Corporate procedure on Asbestos Abatement in radiologically controlled environments

Certified as a Radiation Protection technical instructor from an Accredited Nuclear facility (accreditation was granted from the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations [INPO])

Designed, developed and implemented the corporate policies, procedures and training materials for (then) the new federally mandated Fitness for Duty program, in accordance with 10CFR26

Yankee Atomic Electric Company April, 1982 - August, 1986

Rowe, Massachusetts

Radiation Protection/Chemistry Technician

Implemented the radiological safety controls and site wide plant radiochemistry program in accordance with the radiological control manual at the Yankee Atomic nuclear power generating station.

Qualified as Sr. Radiation Protection technician

Qualified as a shift chemistry technician

Qualified as a member for the fire brigade (certified by the Massachusetts Fire Academy)

Qualified member of the plant emergency response organization

Contractor HSE January, 1980 - April, 1982

North America

Radiation Protection Technician

Implemented the radiological safety controls in accordance with the radiological control manual, as a contractor radiation protection technician at a variety of nuclear generations stations and laboratories.

Rancho Seco, Sacramento, CA

Trojan, Rainier, OR

Oyster Creek, Forked River, NJ

Connecticut Yankee, Haddam Neck, CT

Arkansas Nuclear 1, Russellville, AR

Millstone Point, Waterford, CT

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratories ("Q" Cleared), West Mifflin, PA

McGuire, Huntersville, NC

Dresden, Morris, IL


Bachelor of Science – Liberal Arts

Arizona State University July, 2012 – May, 2015

Tempe, Arizona

Associates of Science – Business Administration

Colorado Technical University April, 2010 – November, 2010

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Radiation Protection Technologist (Certification)

Chabot College September, 1986 – June, 1988

Livermore, California

National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (RRPT)

Westerly, Rhode Island December, 1990


American Nuclear Society

Radiation Protection September, 1986 – Present

National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (RRPT)

Registered Radiation Protection Tech. December, 1990

Health Physics Society

Northern Californian Chapter January, 1996 – Present

American Society for Training & Development

Oklahoma - NE chapter January, 2007 – Present

American Red Cross

Tulsa Area Chapter April, 2007 – Present

American Society for Quality

Oklahoma - NE chapter February, 2013 – Present

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