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Welding Equipment

Houston, Texas, United States
January 11, 2017

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Randolph Rowland

**** *** ********* **. ***. **** Spring, TX 77388 936-***-****


Professional welder with hard work ethic, self-motivated, efficient and safety-conscious. An experienced, loyal, certified welder/fabricator looking for a position in or related to the field of welding, with special interest in securing a position with a solid company that that can utilize my welding skills. I am organized, able to prioritize and meet deadlines. Excellent communicator with people at all levels, approachable and able to build relationships quickly. Able to read/work from detailed drawings.

Work History

Hoover Container Solutions Houston, TX

Welder Fabrication, 10/2015 to Present

Fabricate stainless tanks for Oil & Gas, Waste Management, food products, and wine beverages. Assemble stands for stainless tanks.


Read and interpret blueprints to plan setup and operation of the machine shop equipment prior to commencing the operation.

Layout material prior to performing machining operations to prevent errors.

Maintain excellent safety and housekeeping practices; turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly and keeping area clean and hazard free.

Supervise and train other welder and new recruits as needed.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Houston, TX

Welder Tech/Fitter, 10/2014 to 10/2015

I am responsible for performing a full range of structural & pipe welding procedures including pre-heat temperatures, electrode selection, welding processes, and quality control specifications in accordance with the specific metallurgical properties of material involved.


Interpret and review welding blueprints and hand sketches to determine work requirements for welding and fitting operations.

Run piping from point A to B. Weld in compliance with applicable codes and standards.

Weld with various types of welding: Flux Core, Hard wire, socket welds with TiG

Prepare material for welding, cutting or fabrication. Cut, grind, TAK, for socket welds, weld product then assemble pipe on skids. Cut, Grid and bevel, TIG, for BUTT welds, after fitting, weld out for X-rays, assemble on skids.

Highly experienced in welding stainless, carbon steel and duplex metals with continued focus on safety.

Accuweld., Houston, TX

Welder Tech/Fitter, 3/2012 to 10-2014

I am responsible for positioning, reworks, fitting and welding according to instructions, blueprints, and manufacturer specifications and knowledgeable of characteristics of metal. Able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to plan layout, fabrication assembly and welding. Perform any combination of duties to assist workers in welding, brazing, and arc cutting activities. Experienced with welding different forms, shapes and size of metals.


Lay out, position, align and fit components together using applicable machines, tools and equipment.

Knowledgeable of geometry, arithmetic, structural design, heat effects and allowances for thickness of metal.

Accurately read and translate printed documentation or drawings to meet the dimensional specifications and meet the size and length requirements for each weld. Also perform appearance specifications of the weldment that sometimes require grinding welds and sheet metal buffing.

Monitor the fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material and examine work pieces for defects and measure work pieces to ensure accuracy of specifications.

Operate industrial equipment such as forklifts while keeping the work area clean and safe.

Elite Precision Fabricators, Inc., Montgomery, TX

Welder/Fitter, 5/06 to 3-2012

Responsible for design and manufacture of welding and fabrication work for the company. Skills include coating, fabrication, machining, powered metal forming and finishing.


Set up welding and perform welding, brazing and soldering processes. Handle power tools including arc and gas welding equipment, and different types of saws.

Practice safety, proper equipment setup and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis of straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Combine all welded parts together safely, securely and efficiently.

Determine material requirement and measuring.

Mark work piece bending and cutting lines, and other specifications. Perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon.

Carry out various welding tricks related with the cutting, laying, repairing and fitting. Use MIG and TIG welding to fit electrical components.


Welder/Fitter, 2/03 to 2/06

Welding various types of materials including, steel, aluminum and stain steel.


Laid out, fit and welded fabricated, cast and forged components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, tanks, furnace shells and building and bridge parts.

Selected equipment and planned layout, assemble and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining weld shrinkage and welding techniques.

Assembled parts by bolting and reverting. Bolted, clamped and tack-welded parts to secure portion for welding.

Set up equipment and welded parts, using arc, gas shielded arc, submerged arc, and gas welding equipment. Laid out, positioned, aligned and fit components together.

Repaired products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping and reassembling parts with cutting torch and straightening, reshaping and reassembling parts with cutting torch and straightening press.

Stick Welding, TIG, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Carbon, MIG, Hardwire, Flux Core (Class 1 & 2)

Training & Certificates

Montgomery County Technical School

6G Stainless Steel testing

Certified STAW (Tig) Welder 1 & 2

Certified GMAW (Mig) Welder 1 & 2

MIG Pipe 1


Mark Guy – 936-***-****

Mark Westfall – 469-***-****

Heidi Johnson – 713-***-****

Randy Rowland – 936-***-****

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