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Mechanical Engineering

Location:
La Porte, TX
Posted:
March 10, 2020

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James E. Defoe

***** ******* **. ** *****, Texas 77571 Cell Phone 713-***-**** adb8j0@r.postjobfree.com

Experience Profile

Over forty-two years’ experience in Quality Assurance, inspection, contractor coordination, and Non-destructive testing as they relate to general construction, construction of gas pipelines with supporting facilities, maintenance, and modification of petrochemical and refining facilities. I have experience involving various types of field engineering, inspection of mechanical equipment, welding; piping, civil, concrete testing, structural steel, etc. as well as specification review and implementation. Strengths include the ability to work well with the team concept or independently as dictated by the specific project. Codes and standards utilized include B31.3; B31.4, ASME (Sections I, II, V, VIII, IX), ASW D1.1, American Concrete Institute (ACI), API 1104 and various client specifications and standards.

Certifications

ASNT TC 1A Level II RT, UT, MT, PT – Jacobs Engineering

OSHA Supervisor Training Course - Lyondell- CITGO Refining Co.

Total Quality Management Training by J. E. Merit Constructors, Inc.

Work Experience

Quality Control Inspector

9/2019 to 1/2020 Gulfspan Industrial LLC

Houston TX

Responsible for the inspection of new construction for the capital project located within the OneOK complex in Mont Belvieu TX. The duties include the fabrication and welding of process piping systems; Witness the testing of process pipe systems. Complete Post inspections applied on the pipe and equipment systems. Review Data Books for compliance and assist with the PSSR audits.

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

3/2017 to 9/2019 System One

Houston TX

Responsible for the inspection of new construction for the capital project Tier III located within the LyondellBasell Houston, TX Refinery Complex. Assigned to the Hyperzone Project located LyndellBasell La Porte, TX Chemical Complex. The duties include the inspection of civil disciplines; structural steel shop fabrication to erecting on site; fabrication and welding of process piping systems; witness and audit in service welding applications of stopples, hot taps, split tees, and tie-ins to in service pipe systems; inspection of fixed equipment; inspection of rotating equipment. Witness the testing of valves and supporting systems. Complete inspections of the insulation applied on the pipe and equipment systems. Review contractors Data Books for compliance and assist with the PSSR audits.

2/2015 to 3/2017 Starcon International Inc.

La Porte TX

Houston QA/QC Manger

Responsible for the coordination and auditing of inspection personnel for new construction and turnarounds located within the Houston Starcon hub areas. Perform and coordinate personnel for compliance with Starcon QC procedures and client requirements. Coordinate training of site personnel of QC procedures and tracking tools. Assist in requiting of CWI and QC Mechanical inspection personnel to support different sites. Site manager of the QC department for a 100 Million Olefins Furnaces for MSE/Exxon/Mobil North America Growth Project.

4/2014 to 1/2015 Applus Velosi / Starcon International Inc.

La Porte TX

Inspection Coordinator

Responsible for the coordination and auditing of inspection personnel for new construction and turnaround located within the Houston Starcon hub areas. Review and audit of Test Packages for compliance with Starcon QC procedures and client requirements. Assist in training of site personnel of QC procedures and tracking tools. Assist in requiting of CWI and QC Mechanical inspection personnel to support different sites. Assisted in the Shell Deer Park 2013 T/A as a Field Change Order Coordinator working with Shell and Starcon project managers.

3/2011 to 4/2014 TesTex Inspection LLC/Enterprise

Mount Belvieu TX

Sr. Welding/Mechanical Inspector

Responsible for the coordination and inspection of construction for the capital projects located within the Mount Belvieu TX storage caverns. The duties include the coordination and inspection of the general construction companys as awarded to build in the following disciplines civil; structural steel shop fabrication to erecting on site; fabrication and welding of process piping systems; witness and audit in service welding applications of stopples, hot taps, split tees, and tie-ins to in service pipe systems; inspection of fixed equipment; inspection of rotating equipment. Witness the testing of valves and supporting systems. Complete inspections of the FBE coating, three part coating systems and insulation applied on the pipe and equipment systems. Review contractors Data Books for compliance and assist with the PSSR audits.

11/2010 to 2/2011 TesTex Inspection LLC/Chevron/Enterprise

Delcambe LA

Sr. Welding/Mechanical Inspector

Responsible for the inspection of EPCO/ Chevron pipe line designed and purchased Heat Induction Bends at supplier’s facility, and the witnessing the FBE coating of the assorted bends. Responsibilities include witnessing of destructive testing of the qualification heat induction bends. Review of material test reports, interpretation of radiographic film, review of all personnel qualification records, dimensional inspection and verify the coating application by verifying the blast profile, check coating thickness and final finish coating and shipping marks before transport to the site. Responsible on site for the auditing of the directional boring contractor, general contractor’s fabrication of the main line and tie-in welds. Witness the field coating and testing by the general contractor. Verified the backfill and right of way clean up and restoration to correct contour.

9/2008 to 7/2010 Jacobs Engineering

Houston Texas

Sr. Quality Assurance Inspector

Responsible for the inspection of Jacobs designed and purchased equipment for various clients purchased equipment at supplier’s facility, i.e. ASME pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, fabricated piping assemblies, valves, miscellaneous mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment. Responsibilities include witnessing of pneumatic testing, hydrostatic testing, functional testing, mag-particle testing dye-penetrant testing, positive materials inspection review of material test reports, interpretation of radiographic film, review of all personnel qualification records, dimensional inspection and verify the coating application by verifying the blast profile, check coating thickness and holiday testing. Responsibilities also include communications between supplier and engineering departments, and completing shop evaluations. Inspection made for compliance to purchase order, technical specifications, and governing codes and standards to precise compliance with purchasing requirements. Inspection reports are generated and submitted through the use of the internet.

Training

Goolsby Testing Labs, Inc. Humble, Texas 1985

ASNT-TC-1A Level II

Magnaflux Quality Services, Inc. Houston, Texas 1977-1984

ASNT-TC-1A Level I & II

Code West API 510 preparation class

Mark Smith API 570 preparation class

Jacobs Yearly NDE Training Level II per ASNT-TC-1A



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