Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Proactive, driven employee with 20 plus years experience in shipbuilding; and background protecting components from distortion and producing high-quality work. Dependable, safety-oriented and diligent about accomplishing deadlines by applying excellent welding and fitting abilities. Highly experienced in welding. Well-versed in standard procedures, policies, and regulations.

  • Wire feed machines
  • Structural welding
  • Piranha iron work
  • Manual dexterity
  • Pipe fitting
  • Fabrication
  • MIG welding professional
  • Special Alloys
  • Shaping and cutting
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Responsible
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Team building
Work History
06/2002 to Current 1st Class Welder Mastec | Nashville, TN,
  • Welded in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  • Repaired manufactured products by dismantling, straitening, reshaping and reassembling parts.
  • Set up and operated shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Completed welding projects using gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc and shielded metal arc equipment.
  • Minimized warping using good fitting, burning and welding techniques.
  • Removed and repaired unacceptable welds with air arc and grinder to meet quality guidelines.
  • Managed repair and maintenance schedule to organize shop and maintain equipment.
  • Maintained correct arc length and movement speed to form specified fusion depth and bead.
  • Salvaged and rebuilt parts to achieve cost savings and reduce waste.
  • Inspected welds and checked critical measurements to meet specifications.
  • Observed hydrostatic and dimension tolerance tests to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Clamped, held, tack-welded, heat-bent and bolted component parts to achieve required configurations and positions.
  • Operated robotic cells machinery.
  • Used MIG gun arc to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpieces.
  • Assembled structural forms such as boiler parts and pressure vessels.
  • Fabricated shop parts directly from blueprints.
  • Conducted special welds with extremely low tolerances for industrial operations.
  • Operated hoists, cranes and power tools to dismantle equipment to find and remove defective parts.
  • Prepared welding equipment to perform advanced welding work.
  • Chipped off excess weld, slag and spatter using hand tools.
11/2001 to 02/2002 Paint Blaster Chevron Contracting | City, STATE,
  • Operated and adjusted valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture.
  • Placed parts on racks in enclosed rooms, into tumbling barrels or into cabinets to prepare for sandblasting.
  • Sandblasted heavy equipment, including concrete mixer trucks, boom trucks and payloaders using spray guns and sandblasting equipment in order to clean grease, dried concrete, oil paint and rust from equipment.
  • Examined and checked over finished parts to assess compliance to specifications.
  • Reviewed scenes to assess and identify issues and check for proper equipment usage in sandblasting tasks.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
05/2001 to 10/2001 1st Class Painter Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding/Ingalls | City, STATE,
  • Operated power sprayers and hand tools to prepare and paint large areas.
  • Painted surfaces using brushes, spray guns and paint rollers.
  • Applied primer, paints, varnishes and lacquers to walls and surfaces using traditional and sprayer methods.
  • Prepared surfaces and surrounding areas for painting using sandpaper, tape and other materials.
  • Prepared trim, walls and ceilings for painting by cleaning, smoothing and priming.
  • Obtained correct dimensions and specifications by properly measuring areas.
  • Worked flexible schedule, including some holidays and weekends depending on shifting needs of project.
  • Climbed scaffolding, staging, ladders and planks to reach work area surfaces and observed safety protocols to prevent falls.
  • Protected all surfaces from damage and spills by using drop cloths prior to and during painting.
  • Applied putty, wood filler, spackling and caulks to prep uneven surfaces and fill in holes.
  • Performed regular preventive maintenance on tools and equipment to support best quality of work.
  • Conducted final work check to assess quality and make corrections if necessary.
04/1998 to 04/2001 Rigger Halter Marine Industries | City, STATE,
  • Secured safety equipment and always used gear according to requirements.
  • Rigged cables and pipes in configurations to support loads and maintain crew safety.
  • Worked at heights and in confined spaces without difficulty.
  • Consistently assumed additional responsibilities and worked extended hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Prepared steel components for assembled bent sections and connectors.
  • Rigged for heavy lifts according to blueprint requirements.
  • Determined correct rigging requirements for equipment based on job specifications and environmental conditions.
  • Prepared and erected steel, torque and bolt-up connections.
  • Communicated with equipment operators to accomplish smooth and efficient transports.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
Expected in | Welding Apprentice Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College , Gautier, MS, GPA:
  • Awarded Welding Apprentice of the Year
  • Completed Welding Apprenticeship, Ingalls Shipbuilding - June 2004
Expected in 05/1996 High School Diploma | Moss Point High School, Moss Point, MS GPA:
  • GTAW-Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG)
  • SMAW-Shielded metal arc welding (Stick)
  • GMAW-Gas metal arc welding (MIG)
  • FCAW-Flux core arc welding

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  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Moss Point High School

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