welder fabrication specialist resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Motivated Welder and Fabricator with 15+ years of experience. Dedicated and personable with extensive experience in managing administrative, sales operations and personnel. Well-versed in training, educating, motivating and supporting staff members in all aspects of the welding and fabrication industry.

  • Proficient in SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW and Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Experienced with all required hand tools
  • Experienced in Lathes, Mills, Brake presses, Benders, Plasma Cutters, Shears and Metal Munchers
  • Proficient in Reading Blueprints and Welding Symbols
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Educational Curriculum and Policy Development
  • Operational and Financial Analysis
  • Leadership and People Development
  • Change and Growth Management
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
Work History
09/2011 to Current Welder/Fabrication Specialist Self-employeed | City, STATE,
  • Preform all types of welding on mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel and some rare metals such as inconel, nickle silver, silicone bronze, brass and tungsten carbide
  • In-house and mobile metal fabrication
  • Worked collaboratively with customers to provide them with these best solution for their project needs
  • Developed realistic budgets based upon costs and fees for successfully completing customers projects
  • Devised and deployed sales and marketing tactics to drive growth and support of revenue goals.
  • Led screening, hiring and staff scheduling to maintain compliance with group goals.
  • Set goals to meet day-to-day strategic objectives.
  • Served as primary point-of-contact with suppliers and contractors to achieve customers expectations.
01/2009 to 09/2011 Fabrication Welder Oilfield PTI Incorperated | City, STATE,
  • High-heat braze downhole through tubing drill bits for oil and gas exploration/ production
  • Checked cut length frequently for deviations in cut length specifications.
  • Applied safety equipment, kill switches and pinch points to machinery.
  • Resolved weld-related problems by researching and using appropriate repair practices.
  • Made steel form parts using various cutting equipment and welded parts together per specifications.
  • Read and followed blueprints and weld diagrams.
  • Prepared for assembly by positioning, aligning and securing parts using tools such as jigs and vises.
  • Bolted, clamped and tack-welded parts to secure components prior to welding.
  • Reworked, repaired and adjusted cable assemblies and harnesses to meet safety standards.
  • Combined knowledge of metallurgy, geometry and welding techniques to choose optimal equipment and techniques.
  • Inspected pieces for defects, measured and checked with straightedges or templates for compliance with specifications.
12/2006 to 01/2009 Welder Supervisor BVM | City, STATE,
  • Weld repaired oil-drilling rig equipment and tools
  • All welding processes were preformed in accordance with API specs as well as ASME standards
  • Managed safety and security of location to prevent intrusion, criminal activity, vandalism and injuries to workers.
  • Inspected sites to evaluate safety, operations and crew performance against objectives.
  • Oversaw daily operations onsite, keeping team production moving at optimal pace.
  • Directed projects according to schedule and quality demands.
  • Calculated materials and labor required to complete jobs on-schedule and prepared estimates.
  • Trained approximately 10 workers in proper weld methods, equipment operation and safety procedures.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
12/2005 to 12/2006 Welding Instructor/Life Skills Mentor Right Of Passage | City, STATE,
  • Developed comprehensive welding curriculum for trades school to provide over 100+ students with valuable welding instruction
  • Customized strategies based on individuals' goals and strengths and offered each positive reinforcement to continue progress against goals.
  • Helped to integrate clients in local community by teaching important social and work-related skills.
  • Identified obstacles to learning in collaboration with adult learners and provided positive reinforcement for performance.
  • Intervened in crisis situations to provide counseling and support.
  • Modeled positive behavior skills as well as good problem-solving and relationship-building abilities to improve clients' social integration.
  • Offered training on time-management, tidiness, personal hygiene and grooming skills.
Expected in 01/1997 to to | Leadership United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton South, CA, GPA:
  • Completed professional development courses in Leadership
  • Awarded numerous citations and awards for going above and beyond everyday activities and requirements
  • Meritoriously Promoted
  • Platoon Sergeant
  • BEQ Non-Commissioned Officer
  • Rifle Range Coach
Expected in 01/1997 to to High School Diploma | Defiance High School, Defiance, OH GPA:
  • Certified Welder 1g-6g, PTI, BVM, Right of Passage - 2005-present

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School Attended

  • United States Marine Corps
  • Defiance High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Welder/Fabrication Specialist
  • Fabrication Welder Oilfield
  • Welder Supervisor
  • Welding Instructor/Life Skills Mentor


  • High School Diploma

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