John Gillespie

John M. Gillespie
101 Graceland Rd.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Training American Welding Society
Certified Weld Inspector, 2016, 40 hrs

Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT
Non-destructive Testing Training, 2013, 32 hours

Sonic Systems, Houston, TX
Non-destructive Testing Refresher Course, 2007, 30 hours

OSHA 5500, Knoxville, TN
Supervisor Safety Training, 1994, 40 hours

EPRI, Charlotte, NC
Ultrasonic IGSCC Detection Certification, 1885 and 1988, 40 hours

Hartford Steamboiler, Houston, TX
Radiography, Ultrasonics, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Visual, and Radiation Safety, 1981, 40 hours each

Training & Technology, Martin Marietta, Oak Ridge, TN
Radiography, Ultrasonics, Liquid Penetrant, Visual, 1979, 160 hours each


National Inspection Consultants Fort Meyers, FL
Quality Control Inspector Level II/Quality Assurance Auditor 2011-2015
• Audited contractors at various locations for dimensional and documentation compliance on nuclear waste disposal units for Savannah River clean up.
• Inspected nuclear components for code compliance during refueling outages
• Performed non-destructive tests using UT, MT, PT, VT, RT, and mechanical testing in Browns Ferry, Sequoyah, Watts Bar, Calvert Cliffs, Ginna, and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Plants

System One Pittsburgh, PA
Quality Control Inspector, Level II 2011-2012
• Executed under-head inspections for nozzle repair for Shearon Harris and Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plants

PAI Oak Ridge, TN
Level II Receipt Inspector 2010-2011
• Inspected and verified various specialty equipment per customer specifications for the demolition of K-25 Manhattan Project
• Audited suppliers in manufacturing processes, part and measurement specifications, and quality control

Sun Technical Reno, NV
Walkdown Engineer 2008-2010
• Verified drawings for hangers, supports, snubbers, and restraints for Watts Bar Unit 2 completion

Think Energy Resources Norcross, GA
QA Supervisor, Level II 2008
• Oversaw the duties of four technicians’ inspections of main steam and feedwater valves after replacement, using PT, VT, and dimensional examination at Fort Calhoun and Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plants
• Reviewed and approved inspection reports for completion and accuracy

Sonic Systems Houston, TX
Quality Control Inspector, Level II 2007
• Specialized in inspection of snubbers and restraints using VT at Fermi Nuclear Power Plant
• Performed FAC exams on replaced piping using UT, PT, and MT at Columbia Nuclear Power Plant
• Performed BOP and FAC duties at LaSalle and Limerick Nuclear Power Plants
• Inspected overlay welds on the pressurizer at Callaway Nuclear Power Plant

AeroTech Newport, TN
Visual Inspector, Level II 2007
• Performed visual inspection on the new construction of pipe supports for Lungman Nuclear Power Plant in China

Quality Consultants & Inspection, Inc. Clinton, TN
Owner , Level II and III 1992-2004
• Managed and oversaw hiring, training, and daily operations of 50 employees at five offices in four states
• Provided Level III services for numerous companies including internal audits, employee training, establishment of procedures and inspection systems
• Assigned employees to daily projects in various industries including: coal-fired and nuclear power plants, pipeline, chemical plants, fabrication shops, railroad, automotive, aerospace, and amusement parks
• Chosen by The University of Tennessee to assist in R & D projects for crack propagation in hot reheat pipe and code development
• Ensured testing was in accordance with AWS, ASME, API, AWWA, TUV, API, ANSI, IAAPA, MIL-STD, NAV-SEA, ASTM-TC-1A and NQA-1
• Certified in Level II & III RT, UT, PT, MT, VT, automated UT, eddy current, and positive material identification (PMI)

Additional Information
• Extensive knowledge in various industries and management experience
• Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
• Multi-instrumentalist, quilting, gardener and cooking

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