Gerald R. Austin
years in the maintenance/fabrication/construction industry with experience as a
Quality Control Manager, QC Inspector, Welding Inspector, Pipefitter/Welder, Boilermaker/Tube Welder,
machinist and fitter.Experienced in Boiler and Pressure Vessel
Repair, Steel Fabrication, Industrial Air Pollution Control Equipment
Manufacture, Gas Turbine Repair/Installation, Piping fabrication and
installation, and U.S. Navy Nuclear Power.
My interests in metal and metal fabrication are wide and based on years
of self-study and work experience.
Experience and Qualifications
Experienced in Project Supervision, Procurement,
Expediting, Specification Preparation, Startup, and Document Control.
Extensive Knowledge of Welding Processes, Non-Destructive
Testing, Metallurgy, Distortion Control, Cost Reduction, and Quality Control.
with preparation and maintenance of various quality control standards,
maintenance of Quality Assurance Manuals, Qualification of Welding Procedure
Specifications, preparation of procedure qualification records, subcontractor
quality surveys, preview of customer contracts, final inspection of motor/shaft
alignments, resonance testing of fan rotors, magnetic particle testing weldments
and preparation of welded repair plans for shop/field repair of existing
Proficient with the setup and operation of various
welding processes including GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GMAW Pulsed, OFW, and SAW. Materials
welded include Inconel, Monel, Carbon Steel,
Hastalloy (Various Grades), Austenitic SS, Ferritic SS, Aluminum (GTAW/GMAW Only), NiAlBronze, Copper Nickel, Stellite, and Duplex SS
13 years experience as an AWS Certified Welding
Inspector. (Certification current till 1/10)
Construction and Shop experience with
in-process inspection of fitup and welding, testing and qualification of welders
in accordance with ASME Sec. IX and AWS D1.1, maintenance of job travelers,
verification of code compliance of non-destructive testing and other duties as
related to Boiler and Pressure Vessel erection and repair.
· Jan 08 to Present -Technical Support for welding rel;ated software company- Contractor
· Jun 08 to Present- QC Rep/CWI for Gerogia Pacific Via Mustang Eng.
· Aug 07 to Dec 08- CWI/QC Rep for Fluor-Big Cajun II Outage
· Aug 2006 to Aug 2007 CWI/QC Inspector/TRainer for PSP Monotech, Iuka MISS
· Oct 2004 to Aug 2006 3D CAD Designer and purchaser for Wrights Marine Construction, Pickwick Dam, Tn.
· Feb 2003 to Oct 2004 Various Boiler
Outages and SCR Construction in the SE United States.
March 2001 to Present Various projects
doing business as “Welding Inspection Services” which including welding
inspection, consulting, software development and training.
Feb 2001 to March 2001 QC Inspector for
SW&B construction at Paper Machine Project, Kimberly Clarke, Corinth MS
November 2000 to Jan 2001 Welder for US
Boiler and Tube, FT Payne Alabama
November 1999 to November 2000. Quality
Control Inspector and Database Administrator for Prosser Modules, Glen Arm
July 1998 to November 1999. Various
short term projects in the southeast as a Quality Control inspector and Welder.
July 1997 to June 1998 Quality Control
Manager for PSP Industries in Iuka, Miss.
April 1996 to July 1997: Pipe/Tube
welder and Quality Control Inspector For Various Construction Companies in the
Southeast United States.
Jan. 1995 to April 1996: Pipefiitter/Welder
for Plant Maintenance Service Corporation, Memphis Tennessee.
March 1994 to Jan. 1995: Quality
Control Inspector/CWI and Boilermaker/Welder for U.S. Boiler and Tube Company,
Ft. Payne Alabama
November 1993 to March 1994: Quality
Control Inspector for Kamtech, Inc., Glen Falls, New York.
November 1991 to November 1993: Manager
of Quality Assurance and Welding Engineering for Zurn Air Systems, Birmingham,
March 1989 to November 1991: Quality
Control Inspector and Welding Technician for U. S Boiler and Tube Co. Inc. Ft.
April 1988 to March 1989: Welder and
Apprentice Machinist at Lambs Machine Works, Memphis Tenn.
October 1982 to April 1988: Hull
Maintenance Technician and Nuclear Power Plant Components Maintenance Welder in
the United States Navy.
1980 to 1982 Welder (Part Time) for
Coleman Engineering, Memphis Tenn.
160 hours of Boilermaker Training, Muscle Shoals Ala. and Memphis
and Memphis Tenn
Craigmont High School, Memphis, Tenn., 1982 in top 25 % of Class.
Approx. 1200 Hours of welding training at Kingsbury Vocational Center in
Memphis, Tenn. (Honor Student)
Hull Maintenance Technician Class “A” School. (11 weeks Completed in 6.)
Navy Nuclear Power Plant Components Welder Course, US Navy “C” School.
30-Week Course Length
training courses for Nuclear Steam Generator Repairs including welding
qualifications and radiological control practices.
Required Training for ASNT Level II Certification in Magnetic Particle and
Liquid Penetrant Examination Methods. Course taken through Hellier and
College Algebra and 2nd Year Computer Programming Class at Jefferson
State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.
am familiar with Ultrasonic testing including complete setup, calibration, and
operation of KB-USN50 and other Units.
Skills and Abilities I can
most commercially available metal alloys including structural and piping using
SMAW, GTAW, FCAW and OFW.
cut,prep and fitup piping from drawings or field route.
perform welding in difficult positions including composite window welds and
restricted access welds requiring the use of a mirror.
learn about any subject related to my skills due to a high level of interest in
all related subjects.
perform boilermaking tasks including rolled or
welded tube installation, header repair/installation, cut, arc gouge,
bend tubes, rig and other boilermker related tasks.
repair/install various types of industrial equipment including pumps, Control
Valves, piping systems, Pressure/Temp Transmitters, and related items.
perform various metal fabrication practices including Hot and Cold Forming,
Layout, Shearing, Punching, Milling, Drilling, Turning (Lathe), and Polishing.
perform tasks from design, fabrication, and erection drawings. I am also experience with performing
tasks from procurement documents.
construction/fabrication related computer programs for welding documentation tracking, inventory/receiving,
QA/QC, and document control.
field isometric piping sketches and weld maps by hand or using various CAD
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