Conscientious construction inspector with experience ensuring work is in compliance with all relevant codes.
Extensive inspection experience
Proficiency at reading blueprints
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Hard working and reliable
Geotechnical Field/Lab Technician, 04/2007
to Current Bob Taylor Engineering, Inc. – Lexington Park,
Performed quality control testing in the field to determine if the required county standards, and/or project specification standards were met.
Able to visually classify soils and determine if they are suitable for the desired purpose.
Determined the compaction and moisture of soils using a nuclear density gauge and/or sand cone method. If the compaction or moisture percentages were not within the project specification requirements a recommendation of how to comply was given.
Determined the bearing capacity of soils using modified friction cone testing. If the modified friction cone testing failed to meet the project specification requirements a recommendation of how to comply was given.
Concrete testing was performed to ensure the product had the required qualities. The testing performed includes slump testing, air content using pressure or volumetric methods, unit weight, temperature and molding cylinders.
Asphalt testing was performed to ensure the product met the project specification requirements. Temperature and compaction tests using a nuclear density gauge were performed.
Performed various testing to certify foundations, foundation walls and concrete slabs.
Excavated footings were tested using a modified friction cone to determine the bearing capacity. Footing width, depth and thickness were measured to determine if building code, and/or project specifications were satisfied. Steel reinforcement bars were measured in size and spacing, and were verified to be tied together with proper ground clearance.
Foundation walls were measured in height and thickness. Steel reinforcement bars were measured in size and spacing, and were verified to be tied together. The depth of soil fill against the wall was documented to determine if sufficient steel reinforcement was in place according to building code.
Concrete slabs were inspected for steel reinforcement, washed gravel layer, poly vapor barrier and steel wire mesh prior to placing concrete.
Ensured that stormwater management facilities were installed according to project specifications.
Various laboratory materials testing was performed on soils and concrete. The soil testing was performed in accordance to ASTM standards. The concrete testing was performed in accordance to ACI standards.
In charge of calibrating all laboratory equipment to meet AMRL and CCRL standards. Performed soil and concrete laboratory testing for annual AMRL and CCRL accreditation assessments.
Operated a truck mounted SIMCO drill rig to perform soil borings.
Operated a core machine to determine asphalt and concrete thicknesses.
Geotechnical field technician for numerous projects within Charles County, St. Mary's County, and Calvert County. Also assigned to projects on Patuxent River Naval Base, Indian Head Naval Base, Dahlgren Naval Base, Bolling Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base. Recent projects include St. Charles Fieldside Neighborhood Parcels G, H, I, & J. St. Charles High School, Piney Grove Estates Phases 3 & 4, White Plains Plaza, Linden Grove Section 1 and Knotting Hill Section 3.
Used data and testing results in the field to compose an organized field report on computer programs such as Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Project plans were uploaded to the report and testing locations and areas of interest were highlighted.
Sales Associate & Cashier, 03/2005
to 04/2007 Mckay's Food & Drug Store – Lexington Park,
Provided outstanding customer service.
Handled money and was required to balance the cash register at the end of the shift.
Responsible for keeping inventory stocked, and ordering more merchandise when needed.
Sales Associate, 06/2002
to 03/2004 Blairs Video Store – California,
Provided outstanding customer service.
Handled money, and responsible for balancing a cash register at the end of the shift.
Responsible for keeping inventory stocked.
Associate of Science: Engineering Technology,
2006 College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown,
High School Diploma: 2004 Great Mills High School - Great MIlls,
Computer Aided Drafting & Design: CADD,
2004 Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center - Leonardtown,
Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program (MARTCP) for soils and aggregate testing
Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program (MARTCP) for hot mix asphalt testing
The American Concrete Institution (ACI) concrete laboratory testing technician - level 1
The American Concrete Institution (ACI) aggregate testing technician - level 1
The American Concrete Institution (ACI) concrete field testing technician - level 1
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) water sampling certification