Christopher Friedrikis
Christopher Friedrikis

Daphne, AL 36526

August 2015 to December 2015
Qualification of all welders to the applicable welding procedure(s). Inspect all incoming materials for defects. Inspect pipe bevel- for proper bevel angle, min-wall thickness, nip, landing, and pipe face to guarantee all were within spec before “fit-up” was made.
“Fit-up’s” were then performed by personnel using a specially built Internal Line-Up Clamp(ILUC). Check the fitment for “high-low”, OMS, and proper back-purge pressure as specified by the applicable welding procedure, and log all data. Sign all
consumables in and out to designated welders, as well as double-checking that all consumables went into the appropriate welding
station, as well as checking for proper material preheat(if applicable), and proper gas flow-rate in each welding station, prior to any
welds being made. Once welding has commenced, responsible for monitoring the Vermaat & U-Log(CRC-Evans) weld-tracking
systems to assure all welding variables stay within the desired ranges, as specified by the welding procedure & client approval.
R.T. was performed after the root, hot, and first fill were made to guarantee there were no rejectable defects. Once approved by myself & client representative the welders could then proceed with making the remaining fill welds, until flush. (performing V.T. and
heat monitoring between each pass.) Once flush, the weld joint was then capped. I then performed a 5xV.T. on the cap and weld zone to make sure there were no defects or pores that were exposed to the weld face. Once the cap was visually accepted, A.U.T. was
performed on the joint to guarantee the weld is acceptable per N.D.T. criteria as stated in the welding procedure, and also approved by the client. (Criteria varies from “Standard Flowline” to “Fatigue Sensitive” or “S.C.R.” lines.)

I received training on a specialized I.L.U.C. that was retro-fit with a laser camera, which was used to scan for internal defects of the root pass. Such as, excess penetration, incomplete penetration, undercut, lack of fusion, etc. Clamp camera had the ability to not
only detect any discontinuities, but also measure the height, depth, and length of these discontinuities to determine if they are
rejectable or acceptable, as per the procedure and client approval.


May 2015 to August 2015
As the quality control manager I was responsible for the implementation of new quality procedures of all build packages and finished parts ready to be delivered to the customer. This started with the verification of proper drawing revisions, and checking to
assure that all raw materials were on-site before beginning the task. Once verified all of the appropriate materials could be burned,
cut, and/or machined and checked for accuracy before being assigned a part number. The approved parts were then “fit-up” by qualified personnel, and then inspected by myself, or other certified personnel for proper joint fitment and desired dimensions. Upon
approval the weldment was then flown into the welding stations, where the appropriate welding process and all related consumables
had been verified by myself, so that the welders qualified to the applicable process could then make all of the required welds. I was
then responsible for performing 100%V.T. of the weldment to guarantee that the dimensions were still within the acceptable
requirements, that there were zero rejectable defects, as well as the proper weld size as per specified drawings.

Third party inspector NRG-BOWLINE FACILITY West Haverstraw, NY
January 2015 to April 2015
for the outage of boiler #1, complete removal and replacement of all boiler elements (Primary, Secondary,
Super-heat, Re-heat, etc. ) Water walls, and Bottle-headers. I was responsible for all pre-production qualification of welders, as well as “in-process” weld monitoring, designating and logging all weld-mapping, as well as flagging all logged welds with the appropriate
welder identification numbers, in accordance with the project’s designated Welder Matrix. I worked 2nd shift (6pm-6am), performing
100% VT of all welds. Which started with raw materials inspection to assure that it was the appropriate material to be used in accordance with the drawings, as well as the proper consumables to be used for said material, according to the approved welding
procedure. Once all that was checked and approved the personnel could proceed with the beveling and fit-up, the fit-up was a “hold- point” inspection. After buying the fit-up, the welders could lay in the root pass, leaving a window for our inspection purposes, which
was also another “hold-point”. If the root was acceptable, the welders could then close up the window and lay their fill pass and cap, so I could then perform my Final VT inspection. I then had to work closely with the company NDT personnel because the contract
called for 10% RT testing of all similar metal joints, and 100% RT testing of all dissimilar weld metal joints.

CONTACT-(724) 504-7990

Ship-builder contracted AUSTAL USA
2007 to 2014
by the US Navy
A-class welder, U.T. Repair, Level 2 QA (Navy Mil-Standard 2035), Welder Training & Certification
-Performed defect mark-ups & quality surveys prior to and in conjunction with both ABS & Navsea’s SUPSHIP professionals.
-Worked with the designated film interpreters/U.T. scanners to gouge out, re-weld & repair any failed U.T. & X-ray shots on the ships aluminum hull.
-Performed in-process weld monitoring & re-certification of A-class welders in the field
-Assisting with on-site training of B-class welders that were preparing to take the A-class certification test.
-Working with field engineers & other Quality/Accuracy personnel to ensure that all “fit-ups” were within acceptable tolerances, as specified per drawings.

CONTACT-(251) 490-7523
-(251) 295-1423

Shop Foreman, Quality Inspector SUPERIOR WEAR PRODUCTS
2004 to 2007
Fabrication/CNC Machine shop specializing in hard facing, and fabrication of abrasion resistant
materials. (i.e.AR400)
Shop Foreman, Quality Inspector
-Supervise all welders & fab shop employees.
-Expedite all customers orders by coordinating all in-house fabrication between the fab shop & machine shop, as well as outsourcing
(when necessary) to maintain the proper production procedures, and stay on task with appropriate production timeline.
-Maintain & manage all vendor & sub-contractor relations.
-Track, record & re-order all shop consumables, and ensure that consumable costs were billed to the correct job/purchase order.
-Inspect all fabricated & machined parts for drawing compliance and weld quality before being shipped to the appropriate


Vessel crew, Inspections CAL-DIVE INTERNATIONAL
2000 to 2004
Permanently crewed to the Cal-Diver 2 & the Cal-Diver 5.
-Performed the visual inspections on offshore oil & natural gas platforms, risers, subsea assemblies, etc.
-Welding of various pipe assemblies, flanges, elbows, branches, etc. of all different schedules & diameters.
-General maintenance and metal fabrication onboard the vessel itself, as well as platforms & jack-up rigs belonging to several large
companies in the energy industry.

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