Experienced professional welder with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Current welding instructor and blueprint reading instructor. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, passionate, and proud tradesman. Over 15,000+ documented hours and 7 years of welding experience, along with a continuing education. Proficient in the FCAW, GMAW, SMAW, GTAW, and OFW welding processes. 4+ years as a volunteer high school welding instructor.
Experience with welding inspection, destructive testing, and nondestructive testing.
Extensive training and studying in the
field of welding and allied processes.
Certified Weld Test Conductor, WI, ID #1383156
American Welding Society Member +8 years
American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector #17030031
American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator #1703001E
Excellent with student recruiting
Extensive knowledge of training methods
American Welding Society Milwaukee Section #14 - Board Member
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
Certified in GMAW, SMAW, and FCAW per AWS D1.1, 3G and 4G positions.
Certified in GMAW, SMAW, GTAW, and FCAW per AWS D1.3.
Designed curriculum to create a more appealing view for welding classes and programs.
Regular attendance at most welding and educational seminars and conferences.
Extensive, hands-on work experience at multiple job sites utilizing all processes of welding with numerous types of materials.
Real-world shop skills and experience; Ability to prepare a student to utilize their education for their career path.
Adjunct Welding Instructor10/2015 to CurrentGateway Technical College
Maintaining a safe, educational, and inspirational area for students to learn and
explore welding and allied processes.
Work with other teachers in the Welding Department to ensure clear communication
in regards to classroom expectations.
Teach students safe practices.
Work one-on-one with students to help them become successful welders.
Provide demonstrations and extensive knowledge in the welding field, ranging from
curriculum based text to related real world personal experiences.
Temporary Welding Technician/Lead Welder07/2016 to 09/2016Norco ManufacturingFranksville, WI
Maintain welding records and qualifications.
Weld products to blueprint specification.
Perform quality checks and hold points to perform NDT.
Train welders to maintain a high quality of craftsmanship.
Welder07/2012 to 09/2015JoyGlobal Surface Mining
Weld on and inside of large frames with steel thickness up to 4" thick.
Weld using the FCAW process with 1/16" and 3/32" diameter wire with weld sizes
ranging from 1/2" to 2 3/4" in size.
Carbon Arc Gouge steel and welds to create bevels in preparatory to welding, to
ensure full joint penetration.
Use miscellaneous grinders to finish welds and prepare steel for welding.
Worked with management to help create more proficient ways of working with
ergonomics in mind.
3 years experience as a plant wide Emergency Medical Responder, with certifications
in AED use, CPR, and advanced first aid.
Work with EHS teams to create a safe work environment.
Welder03/2012 to 07/2012Jensen Metal Products
Weld parts utilizing the GMAW and GTAW welding processes.
Use grinders and hand tools to finish products.
Certification : Welding2008Gateway Technical CollegeRacine, WI