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Power Plant Quality Assurance

Location:
Simpsonville, SC
Posted:
April 22, 2016

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Alex Prescott

**** ******* **** ****. ************, SC 29680

cell: 607-***-**** email: acugvl@r.postjobfree.com

Certifications/Qualifications

AWS-QC1 CWI (Certified Welding Inspector – 24+ yrs.)

WELD PROCESSES: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SAW, SW, PAW (Qualified in all methods by Required Testing)

API-510 (Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector – 16 yrs.)

API-570 (Certified Piping Inspector- 16 yrs.)

API- 653 prep course completed for certification exam. Extensive A PI-650 AST fabrication background.

PMI-Positive Material Identification – NITON, TEXAS NUCLEAR

Level-II: VT, MT, PT, UT (thickness), RT (film interpretation)

CODES: AWS – D1.1D1.2, D1.4, D1.6; ASME – Sections I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX, X; ASME – B31.1, B31.3, B31.4; NQA-1; API – 1104,

MOX Project: Shaw Group, Savannah River Site: Certified (by Test) Nuclear Quality Inspector, Level II (D.O.E. & N.R.C. Oversight)

Employment

2010 – 2014 B.F. SHAW Inc. Laurens,, SC Subsidiary of THE SHAW GROUP, SRS, Aiken SC (Acquired by CB&I Feb 2013)

LEAD QUALITY INSPECTOR (Nuclear Piping and Spools)

Responsible for inspection of all piping and spools per NQA-1 Standards and Specifications for Project of MOX Fuel

Fabrication Facility, Savannah River Site, SC

2004 – 2010 TOURGEE & ASSOC. ENGRS., INC. Owings Mills, MD

SENIOR QUALITY WELDING ENGINEER (Power Generation Plants,

Pressure Vessels, ASTs, Piping, Welding)

Surveillance and consulting for welding and fabrication of four Absorbers (Scrubbers) at three Maryland power plants. In the past three

years – Source inspection for Sandow Power Plant, TX(Bechtel) and Cleco Power Plant, LA (Foster-Wheeler) and BE&K (DuPont) SC,

Kevlar Plant. In charge of continuous monitoring of refinery equipment for repairs and replacements due to corrosion, CUI, heat effects, etc.

Responsible for integrity of fabrication of structural steel, process piping, pressure vessels, carbon steel tanks, stainless steel tanks, FRP tanks.

Evaluate ongoing NDE test results; recommend remedial action. Create inspection reports for Operations, Maintenance, Engineering.

REFINERIES & CHEMICAL:

VALERO, Paulsboro, NJ

CONOCO PHILLIPS, Trainor, PA

EXXON/MOBIL, Edison, NJ

LYONDELL CHEMICAL, Baltimore, MD

2003 – 2004 WESTECH INSPECTION, INC., Newark, DE

SENIOR QUALITY INSPECTOR (Pressure Vessels, Piping, Welding)

Responsible for QA/QC and CWI functions for various projects at chemical plants and refineries. API Inspector for ASME pressure vessels,

Tanks and piping. Supervised NDT personnel in VT, MT, PT, UT.

REFINERIES:

CITGO, Paulsboro, NJ

SUNOCO, Marcus Hook, PA

COASTAL (Sunoco), Westfield, NJ

2001 - 2003 QUALITY INSPECTION SERVICES, INC., Buffalo and Syracuse, NY

PROJECT MANAGER

Responsible for inspection of ASME pressure vessels, piping and power plant equipment. Cost-estimated projects, evaluated chemical bulk

storage and instructed welders in six processes.

1999 – 2001 O’BRIEN & GERE MANUFACTURING, Syracuse, NY

QUALITY MANAGER

Responsible for quality of water-injection skids and enclosures for large turbines fabricated to ASME and AWS codes. Other projects

included heat treat ovens, furnaces, and custom piping. Supervised personnel in VT, MT, PT, UT.

1997 – 1999 QUALITY INSPECTION SERVICES, INC., Buffalo and Syracuse, NY

QUALITY MANAGER

Assigned to Olin Chemical Co., Rochester, NY for mechanical integrity inspections of chemical bulk storage equipment and ASME vessels,

and welder testing.

1996 – 1997 O’BRIEN & GERE MANUFACTURING, Syracuse, NY

QUALITY MANAGER

Responsible for implementing quality assurance and quality control programs in a medium sized fabrication facility.

Monitored projects that included refractory ovens, pump skids, IDEX’s, rotary ovens, piping, tanks, and a variety

of other metal assemblies. Supervised destructive and non-destructive testing for weld procedures and welder certifications.

1991 – 1996 F. B. Dunn & Asso., Houston, TX

SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE (Independent Contractor)

Performed quality assurance inspections (source) on oil refinery and chemical plant equipment (including pressure vessels, rotary equipment,

heat exchangers, condensers, pumps, valves, blowers, turbines, pipe spools, coatings, filters, cladded products, gears, control boxes, package

boilers, compressors). Performed expediting services as needed by clients.

REFINERIES:

KOCH REFINERY, Corpus Christi, TX

KOCH REFINERY, Pine Bend, MN

1990 - 1991 SUPERIOR DESIGN ENGINEERING CO. (CARRIER/UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP, Syracuse, NY)

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (Contract Employment)

Provided weld engineering and manufacturing engineering floor support for ASME code pressure vessels; originated WPS and repair

procedures. Interpreted and amended production/manufacturing plans. Assigned weld specifications to production drawings. Evaluated

procedure and welder testing.

1984 – 1989 MARTIN MARIETTA ASTRONAUTICS, Denver, CO, MARTIN MARIETTA MICHOUD, New Orleans, LA

MFG. SUPERVISOR (weld and mechanical), Defense Systems (1987 – 1989)

Supervised welders and spacecraft technicians in the fabrication and assembly of Defense Department projects. Analyzed and estimated

outside vendor and in-house bids for support groups.

MANUFACTURING WELD ENGINEER, Advanced Mfg. Technology (1986 – 1987)

Developed welding procedures for Titan II, III, IV, Magellan and Defense Systems. Performed major weld surveillance; provided floor

support; analyzed and documented manufacturing process plans.

QUALITY INSPECTOR, Weld and Mechanical Areas) (1986)

Reassigned to Denver from Michoud Division after Challenger investigation. Conducted quality control inspections in welding and

mechanical areas of the Peacekeeper (MX) and Titan (II, III, IV) rocket projects Responsible for major weld area. Performed non-

destructive testing as specified: VT, PT (Fluorescent, Visible), MT (Dry, Wet), RT (Interpretive).

QUALITY INSPECTOR, Weld and Mechanical Areas, New Orleans, LA (1984 – 1986)

Responsible for weld inspection of the space shuttle external tank. Maintained and documented build logs in assigned areas. Performed non-

destructive testing as specified: VT, PT (Fluorescent), RT (Interpretive).

1984 GULF COAST FABRICATION, INC., Pass Christian, MS

WELDING SUPERINTENDENT (6 Month Contract)

Developed, tested and documented welding procedures for fabrication of the 400’ x 90’ x 20’ ocean deck barge "Alaska Enterprise", which

was designed for the transport of oil field equipment from Seattle, Wash. to the Arctic petroleum exploration areas (design, materials and

welding procedures monitored and approved by American Bureau of Shipping). Conducted all welder testing. Supervised 2 foremen, 4

lead men, a welding and tacking crew ranging from 35 to 70 production personnel. Coordinated schedules over a 2-shift work day.

* 1984- Resigned this position when when offered an opening at Martin Marietta, Michaud Plant, New Orleans, LA

1983–1983 ENGINEERED STEEL, INC., Port Bienville, MS

GONZALES MARINE ENTERPRISES, INC., then purchased and re-named)

QUALITY CONTROL SUPERINTENDENT

Fabricated offshore jack-up oil drilling rigs according to codes and specifications. Supervised 8 inspectors and provided standards for 250

welders/operators. Wrote all welding procedures; conducted welder testing, product inspection, receiving, materials handling and client

liaison. Coordinated code testing and inspections with ABS and U.S. Coast Guard. Supervised NDT personnel in all destructive and non-

destructive testing: VT, MT, PT, UT, RT (Interpretive).

QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER & ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Supervised 50 to 100 skilled employees, 2 foremen, 3 lead men during fabrication of structures for the offshore petroleum and marine

industries. Projects included bridges, dolphins, pilings, docks, fenders, conveyors and fuel stations. Responsible for field inspection (all

destructive and non-destructive testing: VT, MT, PT, UT, RT (Interpretive). Responsible for all welder testing, receiving, materials handling,

interpretation of codes and drawings.

1982–1983 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, Slidell, LA (subcontract for MART - Mississippi Aerial River Transport - P.O.M.A. Corp.)

X-RAY PIPE WELDER (contract bid award winner)

Made girth welds that met AWS code for tubular structure specifications and 100% radiographic requirements on World's Fair Gondola

Project (inspection agency: Mobile Lab of New Orleans, LA). Performed welding and fitting duties as assigned; qualified procedures

(AWS-6G and 6-GR positions) for Gulf Coast Testing Labs and Guiyardo Inspection Agency.

Additional Training

1984 Instruction by company Level III in VT, MT, PT, UT, RT (Film Interpretation) at Engineered Steel, Port Bienville, MS

1984NDT training at Gonzales Marine Enterprises, Port Bienville, MS

1984 NDT training at Martin Marietta, Michoud Facility, New Orleans, LA with training oversight by NASA Quality Assurance

1986 - 1989 NDT training at Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, CO, continuous with training oversight by

US Air Force Quality Assurance

1988 & 1989 MRP II Implementation Training at Martin Marietta Astronautics, Denver

1988 40 hours technical writing seminars at Martin Marietta Astronautics, Denver

(conducted by Tulane University Graduate School of Management)

1994 ASME Pressure Vessel Course, (API-510) Tillman & Associates, Houston, TX

1995 ASME Piping Course (API-570), Bay Technical, Philadelphia, PA

1996 API Storage Tank Course, ITAC, Inc., Houston, TX

1998 Texas Nuclear Course (PMI), T N Associates, Buffalo, NY

1999 Atmospheric Storage Tanks Course, Bay Technical, Philadelphia, PA

Education The Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York - College Preparatory

University of Denver, Denver, CO - BA Liberal Arts

Military United States Army, honorable discharge

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