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Welder High School

Casper, WY
April 10, 2016

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Terry Melvin

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Casper, Wyoming 82604

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A highly gifted and professional welder with over 35 years experience. Efficient and safety conscious with a strong ability to work as a team and complete projects with strict deadlines.


Experienced B31.03 high-pressure vessel welder

35 plus years experience with plumbing and pipefitting fundamentals.

Advanced Gas and Arc Welder.

Familiarity with all types of welding materials including but not limited to steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.

Strong knowledge of advanced mechanical systems and fabrication.

Exceptional expertise of welding codes and welding tools.

Profound knowledge of appropriate safety practices.

Ability to interpret and apply blueprints and schematic diagrams.

Great physical strength and dexterity.

Capable of working in any environment.

Solid skills in the use of hand and power tools.

Strong Mechanical background.

Experience with heavy machine operation including but not limited to forklifts and hydro cranes.

Strong communication skills with ability to work with difficult clientele.






Inner Shield


One of two welders in state of Wyoming exclusively certified to weld mannitowoc and grove crane equipment.

Arc Welding

Plumbing and Pipefitting Fundamentals

AWS SMAW 3/8” Butt Weld

7018 AWS Structural

Flat and Vertical, Inside Corner Filler

Vertical, T-Butt Weld Vertical

Gas Metal, Arc Welding Advanced

1/8” LH

Flat, 3/8” Dia. Plug Weld

Vertical Outside Corner

75-Fillet Vertical and Outside Corner Positions


Brigham Young University

Certified Orbital Computer Programmer 1991-1991

Welder Apprenticeship (under direct supervision of experienced welder) 1975-1978

Attained Journeyman status

Casper College 1974-1978

BA Construction Technology

Natrona County High School 1969-1974 High School Diploma


Weldco, Owner and Operator 2002-Present

Worked as contract welder with portable welding machine to complete projects for various city and corporate organizations.

Honnen Equipment 2005-Current(as needed)

Contract Welder, Weldco

Worked as heavy equipment welder.

Repaired bulldozers, front end loaders, and cranes.

City of Casper 2009-2009

Contract Welder, Weldo

Retrofitted jet vac for the City of Casper.

Designed and implemented plan for vac to sustain a larger capacity appropriate for the city’s needs.

City of Casper 2009-2009

Contract Welder, Welco

Repaired wood shredder for Casper’s landfill and waste management program.

Nabors Drilling

Contract Welder, Weldco 2007-2008

Traveled with portable welding truck across Wyoming to rebuild and recertify all of Nabors’s derricks.

Natrona County Airport 2007-2007

Contract Welder, Weldco and Eaton Metals

Upgraded existing jet fuel systems to allow more jet fuel for the fuel depot.

Installed new vessels and connected necessary piping.

Delta Junction Military Facility 2002-2003

Pipe and Structural Welder/Pipefitter, Delta Junction, Alaska

Purpose of facility was classified.

Constructed new facility for US Government.

Fort Wainright Air Force Base 2002-2003

Welder/Pipefitter and Mechanic, Fairbanks, Alaska

Replaced all process piping for all mechanical systems.

American Dojan Fish Processing Plant 2000-2003

Welder/Pipefitter, Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Worked on an addition to existing facilities.

Alaska Pipeline Termination 2001-2002

Tank Welder/Pipefitter, Valdez Alaska

Replaced all vessel floors due to rust and leakage in eleven of the world’s largest oil storage vessels.

Polar Star Fish Processing Plant 2000-2001

Welder, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Constructed new fish processing plant.

Welder on all steam and pressure vessels.

Fabrication Technologies 2000-2001


Fabricated piping for skidded modules.

Glenrock Coal Company 1997-2001


Worked as welder and mechanic repairing operation equipment

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