Skilled Level 2 Industrial Radiographer with experience and certifications in the Oil and Gas industry as well as the Aerospace industry.
ASNT certified Level 2 in Radiography and Dye Penetrant testing in the API and NADCAP industries.
ASNT certified Level 2 in Magnetic Particle testing in API only.
Some experience with Automatic Ultrasonic Testing machines.
Some experience with Digital Radiography.
Iraq War veteran earning Army Commendation Medal for actions during combat.
Proficient in mathematics.
Eaton AerospaceJune 2012 to CurrentNon Destructive Testing Jackson, MIASNT and NADCAP certified Level 2 technician responsible for the inspection and examination of Aerospace products through the use of Visual, Florescent Dye, and Radiographic testing methods. Products usually included welds involved in the fabrication and production of Fuel Conveyance systems that are used on airplane or helicopter engines. Inspections must follow guidelines created by Eaton Aerospace that must include standards and codes written by the American Welding Society(AWS), the National Aerospace Standard (NAS 410), the Aerospace Material Specification(AMS), and the military standards. While working at Eaton Aerospace I learned the value of precision, discipline, and accountability to ensure that the customer receives high quality components. These vigorous testing methods helped me sharpen my skills as a NDT Technician by teaching me the importance of being thorough not only in the inspection process but also in the reporting aspect of the testing.
JanxJuly 2008 to May 2012Level 2 NDT technician Parma, MIWorked in various parts of the country performing inspection on pipeline projects through methods such as Radiography testing, Magnetic Particle testing, Visual Inspection, and Ultrasonic Thickness testing. Responsibilities primary included being in charge of a four man crew which operated an internal x-ray tube machine and inspected welds behind the mainline pipeline welding team. Those responsibilities included the interpretation of x-ray film, the maintenance and adjustments of the machine itself, and the coordination and training of the team. These responsibilities taught me skills in leadership and critical thinking skills in a high pressure and often hazardous environment. My proudest moment on the job was working in northern Alaska for 6 weeks where temperatures often fell below negative 40 degrees with high winds. I learned the value of preparation and teamwork to not only maintain the equipment efficiently but to also keep everyone on the team safe from the elements.
Michigan MicrotechMay 2006 to June 2008Technician Grand Rapids, MIInstalled and Serviced Direct TV satellite systems, Hughes Net satellite systems and ADT security systems in residential and commercial buildings. Working at Michigan Microtech lead me to better understand the values of preparation and time management by allowing me to work independently without direct supervision. I became better at troubleshooting and problem solving and helped me become a more contributing team member in future endeavors.
United States Army ReserveOctober 2000 to October 2006Civil Affairs Specialist Kalamazoo, MIServed In Iraq in 2004 with the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion. Worked on a team of 4 soldiers in an attempt to provide civilians in the area of operations with a better infrastructure by coordinating resources to city leaders. My personal duties were to provide security during civilian infrastructure projects. My team also supported the combat unit with patrols, guard duty, and quick reaction detail. I was also responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle, communication systems, weapons, and other equipment as well as being the team Combat Buddy Aid specialist. While serving in a combat zone I learned how to perform important tasks while under intense and often dangerous pressure. I also learned the value of professionalism and integrity while working within a team environment.
Jackson CollegeStill Ongoing: EngineeringJackson, MI, USACurrently enrolled part time at Jackson College taking Differential Equations (Calculus 4). Started classes in 2013 and I am excelling in mathematics and I am proud of my completion of Calculus 1,2, and 3. Mathematics is becoming a passion and an independent hobby. I think my math skills greatly contribute to the success I have in the technology field and adds to my increasing level of professionalism. Although if my college courses intervene with my professional career, it can be continued upon in my own personal time to better facilitate the company in which I am employed.