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Power Plant Air Force

United States
February 03, 2017

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Reed Erek Clapper, Sr.

**** *** ***** ****

Freeport, FL 32439

850-***-**** – Home Phone

850-***-****– Cell Phone

OBJECTIVE – Challenging and fulfilling position that utilizes my skills and talents.

PROFILE – I have assisted industrial shutdowns since January 2002 which requires travel to various states. Austal was the only company that was not a shutdown since this time. Responsibilities remain same throughout all positions. Some positions may include more responsibilities, such as foreman.


November 2015 – February 2016: Instrumentation Fitter/Pipe Fitter; I&E; Heat Trace and Tubing, TRIAD, Brunswick, Virginia

Responsibilities: VOP stacks, reads tubing and piping blueprints and schematics; measures and plans for field run; installs supports by welding, drilling, and mounting; completes instrument/plant air piping (stainless steel, carbon, copper, aluminum); works with small bore pipe; electrical tray/conduit termination/loop checks; hydro and pressure tests; installs instruments; verifies instruments and valves requested at various locations; installs mercury monitor systems; installs carbon monoxide (CO2) systems; installs lime and carbon silos and delusion water tanks; perfects mill right work to hold tolerances; installs and fully assembles motors, dampers, valves, pumps, duct work, and expansion joints; and completes various specialty procedures required at assorted plants. Installed steam trace line, control boxes, control panels, etc.

May 2015 – October 2015: Instrumentation Fitter/Pipe Fitter, KBR, Waggerman, Louisiana

October 2014 – February 2015: Instrumentation Fitter/Pipe Fitter, ProServ, Morgan City,


February 2013 – October 2014: Instrumentation Fitter/Pipe Fitter, Mobile, Alabama

•Austal Shipyard – LCS, Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV)

September 2012 – February 2013: Instrumentation Fitter, Ardent Construction,

Borger, Texas

June 2012 – September 2012: Instrumentation Fitter, Trillium Construction,

Cocoa Beach, FL

December 2011 – June 2012: Instrumentation Fitter, Cogen Power Plant - Diesel Fuel,

Moselle, MS

February 2011 – December 2011: Foreman, Culver, Alabama

•ThyssenKrupp Steel Mill – Acid Region; New construction

March 2010 – February 2011: Instrumentation Fitter and Quality Control, Triad Electric,

Virginia Power Plant

•Chevron Oil Refinery – Pascagoula, Mississippi, New construction

November 2009 – February 2010: I&E, Instrumentation Fitter, BeCon, Texas

•Trimble County Power Plant – Trimble County, KY; Louisville Gas and Electric

June 2009 – October 2009: Instrumentation Fitter, BE&K, Birmingham, Alabama

•Hunt Oil Refinery – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

February 2009 – June 2009: Instrumentation Fitter, Zachry, San Antonio, Texas

•Florida Power and Light Power Plant – West Palm Beach, Florida

October 2008 – January 2009: I&E, Instrumentation Fitter, AMEC Kamtech, Tucker,


•Pratt Paper Mill – Shreveport, Louisiana

October 2007 – October 2008: I&E, Instrumentation/Pipe Fitter, and Technician Helper,

Crowder Construction, Spartanburg, South Carolina

•Duke Energy (Coal Plant) – Lee Steamstation, South Carolina; Dan River Steamstation, Allen Steamstation, River Bend Steamstation in NC

•Dominion Power (Coal Plant) – Bremo Bluff, Virginia

•Covanta Power Trashburner – Tampa, Florida

August 2007 – October 2007: Instrumentation Fitter, BE&K, Birmingham, Alabama

•Pensacola Paper Mill – Pensacola, Florida

January 2007 – August 2007: Instrumentation Fitter, Professional Technical Service,

Bradenton, Florida

•Covanta Power Trashburner – Fort Meyers, Florida

January 2002 – December 2006: Foreman, CH Construction Work Force, Pensacola,


•Eglin Air Force Base – Fort Walton Beach, Florida (Classified $8M contract)

October 1997 – December 2001: Manager/Pawn Broker, Davis Pawn Shop, Pensacola,


Responsibilities: manages three employees, inventories incoming and outgoing items and processes payroll.

May 1995 – September 1997: Machinist, Westinghouse Corporation, Pensacola, Florida

Responsibilities: machines combustion turbines’ and steam generators’ units; prepares setups on lathes, milling machines, CNCs, EDM Machines, grinders, and broaches; produces original parts; mills, drills, turns, and grinds common metals and exotic metals; punch presses to withhold tolerances specified by blue prints; and inspects end products for quality control.

April 1989 – April 1995: Foreman, Machine Tool Masters, Pensacola, Florida

Responsibilities: manages 7 employees; prepares setups on lathes, milling machines, CNCs, EDM Machines, grinders, broaches, and punch presses to withhold tolerances specified by blue prints; machines penetrating heads for Eglin Air Force Base (bombs) and numerous experimental classified projects; machines templates and other items for Westinghouse Corporation in various materials (stainless steel, carbon, titanium, plutonium, aluminum, copper, inconel, plastics); manufactures and develops inventions for various customers, and fabricates molds for fiber optic technology.


Oct 15, 2015 expires – TWIC card

Dec 2009 – NCCER Certified in instrumentation

August 2010 – NCCER Plus Certified (6854060)


1996 – GED; Pensacola Junior College; Pensacola, Florida

1995 – Process 1 Manufacturing; Pensacola Junior College; Pensacola, Florida

1986-1989 – Precision Machining Certificate; George Stone Vocational School; Pensacola,



March 1989 – Student of the Year; George Stone Vocational School; Pensacola, Florida

March 1989 – Student of Excellence; George Stone Vocational School; Pensacola, Florida

March 9, 1989 – 1st place Northwest Florida Regional Machining Competition

April 21, 1989 – 3rd place State of Florida Machining Competition

REFERENCES – Upon request

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