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Certified Welding Inspector

Jacksonville, OR
$450.00 per day
August 19, 2012

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Carl Ray Offenbacher

***** *** ***, ************, ******, 97530 USA

541-***-****, 541-***-****


I am a professionally trained welder and weld inspector certified by the American Welding Society (AWS). I can design and fabricate complex weldments and machinery, determine repair procedures and supervise welding crews. I have been trained in blueprint reading, welding symbols and drafting. I am proficient in applying welding codes: AWS D1.1, API 1104 (pipe) and Ground Combat Vehicle Welding Code. I am qualified to certify welders to AWS standards and confirm if welding meets the applicable codes. I am highly skilled at all conventional welding processes and can work with all types of metals. My welding career has taken me to the Middle East and military bases throughout Afghanistan. I am willing to live in austere or hazardous conditions. I also enjoy learning new cultures and have learned to treat all people with dignity and respect.

My objective is to work short term contracts overseas.


Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) AWS# 11111861

Certified Welder: SMAW, FCAW, GMAW (AWS certifications)

AA Degree in Industrial Welding

Secret Clearance (DISCO Feb 2011)

API 1104, AWS D1.1 and Ground Combat Vehicle Code qualified

Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Magnetic Particle (MT) and Liquid Penetrant (PT) certification pending

Class A CLD with Tanker and HazMat endorsements

Work Experience:

General Dynamics Land Systems / Force Protection Incorporated. Production welder and CWI in Afghanistan from April 2011 to present. Scope of work includes: modernization, repair and armor upgrade on MRAP's (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected heavy vehicles: Cougar, MATV and MaxPro) to military specifications. My position further involves battle damage assessment and repair, armor crack identification and repair, magnetic particle testing (MT), supervision of welding team, monitor weld quality, records maintenance, work scheduling and compiling written and digital reports.

VSE Corporation, April 2010 to October 2010. I was a production welder in Kuwait. My work entailed armor crack repair, modernization and fabrication on military vehicles namely MRAPs, including the Force Protection Inc. Buffalo and Cougar; associated with welding on the vehicles were other duties such as: plasma cutting, 309 stainless welding, oxy/acetylene heating, arc gouging, TIG welding, liquid penetrant testing (PT), bolt extraction and mechanical repairs. I also supervised a small crew of Pakistani welders. The contract expired in October and the entire crew was released.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, February 2008 to May 2010. I was a

Fish Screen Technician; I worked as a welder and fabricator building complex fish screening systems that operate from Hydro and Solar power to engineered specifications. This job included welding stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel; other duties were carpentry (building intricate concrete forms) tying re-bar, pumping concrete and finishing concrete, assembly of chain and gear drives, installation and maintenance of various screening systems, solar trouble shooting and mechanical trouble shooting. Much of this work was done at remote sites in Southern Oregon.


*Self Employed at Offenbacher Ironworks LLC, 2001 to present.

Operate welding shop near Jacksonville, Oregon that specializes in the

manufacture of ornamental gates, heavy equipment repair, fabrication of various weldments including: farm equipment, wine racks, irrigation equipment and scuba equipment. Welder certification and weld inspection service to AWS standards. I also run a hay farming operation on owned and leased land.

*(This business is currently operated by my son while I am working overseas)

Taylor Site Development Inc., June 2005 – Feb, 2008 I was employed as a heavy equipment operator (dozer, excavator and backhoe) and welder/mechanic. Taylor Site does government contracting of road construction, pipe lines, utilities and residential subdivisions. I repaired heavy earthmoving equipment including excavator buckets, hard-facing of wear surfaces, pipe welding, hydraulics repair and maintenance of equipment.

Self Employed, 1983-2005.

I was a Real Estate Broker at Ramsay Realty. I specialized in the sale of farms, timberland, and the development and sale of vacant land. I was a private land use planner and rural land development consultant. I was very active in State and County land use politics and passed legislation at the State level; my position also involved meticulous record keeping, contract review, application preparation, public hearings, compliance of written codes and ordinance. I also supervised a sales staff of 10 real estate agents for two years.

Self Employed, 1981-1990.

I operated JEDA Equipment, contracting septic/sewer installations, ponds, irrigation systems, road construction, rock delivery and heavy equipment hauling. I operated heavy equipment including: dozers, backhoes, excavators and dump trucks.


Graduated Hidden Valley High School -1978

Real Estate School - 1983, Broker's license in 1986, Appraisal and Office

Management 1986

Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course -1987

Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies, Pacific Bible College - 2002

Associate of Applied Science, Industrial Welding Technology, Rogue Community College 2008

Volunteer Experience:

Applegate Valley Fire District # 9, firefighter, EMT 2, Engineer, Member

Board of Director's (two 4 year terms) 1983-1992.

Ruch Community Bible Church, Youth Pastor for two years, member of

Elder Board 1994 to present.

Humanitarian Aid to Kosovo (Yugoslavia/Serbia) six 2 week trips from

October 1999 to October 2003 - rebuilt war damaged homes, provided

food and clothing, drilled water wells, helped to establish regional community center.


Clare Stevens, Owner Ramsay Realty.

7604 Hwy 238

Jacksonville, OR 97530


Mark Taylor, Owner Taylor Site Development Inc.

1501 Sage Road, Suite B

Medford, OR 97501


Jim Hamilton, Former Welding Instructor at Rogue Community College.


Pastor Ron McKay, Ruch Community Bible Church.

190 Upper Applegate Road

Jacksonville, OR 97530


Scott Armock, Site Lead for Force Protection, Bagram, AFG.

Frank Nunez, Supervisor for Force Protection, Bagram, AFG.

Ken Kohn, Site Lead for Force Protection, Camp Leatherneck, AFG

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