Highly qualified Pipefitter with 12 years in the plumbing and pipefitting trades. I was previously employed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 7/2000 to 5/2012 as a Marine Pipefitter WG-4204-10-04. As a nuclear qualified pipefitter, my duties included installing, maintaining and removing facility and shipboard temporary piping systems necessary to support the overhaul and repair of Naval ships, surface crafts and submarines. I performed lead pipefitter work as a Work Leader and provided leadership to new mechanics and mentoring to apprentices. I have supervisory experience in the form of providing leadership during supervisor absences, which included meeting with the cognizant Zone Manager in reference to job completion and accountability of personnel. Focused on building a reputation for excellent service and quality construction. Motivated and experienced in problem solving with a desire to grow skills. Resourceful professional capable of leading teams in production requirements. Accomplished Leader with specialization in turning around under-performing territories. Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments. Dedicated leader with demonstrated ability to train, manage and motivate team members to achieve organizational objectives. Results-driven, skilled and focused on achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.
OSHA regulatory compliance
Blueprint reading and interpretation
Dependable independent worker
Consistent work history
Strong organizational skills
Strong work ethic
Timely project completion
Flexible work schedule
Good mechanical aptitude
Proficiency with mechanical and electric tools
Organized and efficient
Basic math aptitude
expertise Air and water piping systems
Knowledgeable of quality control standards
Dedication to product quality
Critical thinking skills
Performed routine maintenance on equipment on as-needed basis.
Used operational knowledge of systems, parts and components to solve problems that arose during assembly.
Promoted to Work Leader after 96 months of employment.
Recognized by Quality Assurance Specialist from Virginia Natural Gas for consistent quality while performing assigned duties.
Marine Pipefitter Portsmouth, VANorfolk Naval Shipyard/Jul 2000 to May 2012Interpreted prints, drawings and sketches. Set up and performed hand and automatic assembly operations on components, sub-assemblies and assemblies. Assembled components with hand and power tools. Lubricated and wiped machines, tools and workplace to maintain safety and cleanliness. Improved knowledge and productivity through continuous education and learning from foreman and senior assemblers. Performed pipe fabrication, installation and fitting according to proper specifications. Identified and located required tools prior to starting each project. Inspected pipes and piping systems to assess their quality and condition. Installed and replaced water heaters, drain pipes and water supply lines. Assisted craft workers from other trades and shops on a variety of projects. Installed and repaired gas lines and hot and cold water lines.
Pipe Layer Yorktown, VAShaw Construction/Jul 2012 to Sep 2014Built and disassembled scaffolds, bracing and barricades. Cleaned all construction areas to avoid hazards. Mixed and laid concrete to raise top of manhole to the street level. Performed heavy labor such as ditch digging, paving and hauling. Completed indoor and outdoor residential and commercial construction projects. Continually cleaned work areas and equipment. Arranged and stored materials, machines, tools and equipment. Cut materials to specified sizes for installation using power saws and tile cutters. Operated equipment safely and efficiently at all times. Loaded proper materials while abiding by all safety and legal standards. Set and read grade stakes to construct roads, parking lots, building pads, landfills and sediment ponds. Performed pipe fabrication, installation and fitting according to proper specifications. Identified and located required tools prior to starting each project. Hoisted loads using slings, chains, shackles, hooks, cables and other rigging equipment. Operated equipment such as cutting torches, threading machines, grinder, beveling machines and round-up clamps.
Utilities Locator Hampton, VAS&N Communications/Sep 2014 to CurrentApply basic mathematical skills to solve technical problems. Drew sketches to accurate scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions. Prepared equipment for all operations. Verified that information in the computer system was up-to-date and accurate.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Industrial SupervisionTidewater Community College2007Portsmouth, VA, USA
Coursework in Steel Piping Quality Assurance and Quality Control seminar.
PipefittingNorfolk Navel Shipyard Apprenticeship2004Portsmouth, VACompleted 4 year apprenticeship program at Norfolk Naval Shipyard with a expertise in Marine Pipefitting.