UTSW, MT, PT, RT level II Inspector

Lindon, UT

LUIS M. VAZQUEZ • 1612 W 500 N Lindon Utah 84042• (801) 703-7794


AAS: Non-Destructive Testing Technology
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
Graduation date: December 2008

Certificate: Certified Welding Inspector AWS-CWI
American Welding Society, AWS
April 2009 CWI # 09043131 (Renewed 2015- good thru 2018).
To Verify Certificate go to:

American Society of Non Destructive testing (ASNT Level III)
UT (Ultrasonic Testing)
MT (Magnetic Particle Testing)
PT (Liquid Penetrant Testing)
IRRSP Certificate (Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Program)
ASNT # 185952
To Verify Certificates go to:

American Petroleum Institute (API)
API 570 (Piping Inspection Certification)
Cert # 59708. To Verify Certificate go to:

Welding Certificates: FCAW, GMAW, SMAW 1G, 2G, 3G
BYU Idaho, Rexburg ID

MSHA Certified. (Mine Safety).


Quality Testing and Inspection
AWS-CWI / NDT: UTSW, MT, PT, RT level II Inspector. 01/2014 to Present.
Industries Served: Petrochemical, power Generation, Mines, Ethanol production. Inspections include
UT, UTT, RT, MT, VT and PT. Also Welding Inspection, Welder qualification and In-Process Surveillance
at field locations and shops for Structural steel, Bridge, Piping and Pressure vessels. QA Duties at
Hugoton Kansas Ethanol Plant, Cripple Creek Colorado Gold Mine. Audit at Brahma Group
Incorporated SLC Utah (ND Truck Rambler Facility). Norton Salt Collapsed Crane Fracture analysis.
Other Duties: Training of Personnel in NDT and Industrial Radiography Radiation program.
Inspection Services at the following companies to name a few:
• Kennecott Utah Copper
• La Verking
• Flow Serve
• Motion Industries
• S+S Steel
• Mark Steel
• Clyde construction
• Red Hawk Power Plant
• Whitland Power Plant
• Geo Strata
• Chevron
• Hill Air Force
• Tru-Flow
• Precision Welding
• Terracon
• SGS North, SGS Dixie

Production Manager/QA Inspector
Greenbrier Rail Services, Finley WA (Tank car Facility). 10/2011 to 12/2013
Manage the workflow at the facility, including cars in route, inbound inspection, in process and final
inspection. This included box cars, hoppers, center beams, flat cars, articulated units and Finley’s tank
shop. Supervised Blast and paint shop. In addition, Weekly safety training, welding training and
implementation of training crew for general maintenance cars. Ensure all work meet AAR, FRA and
Customer requirements. Worked closely with QA department. People that report to me include three
supervisors, four Lead men and employees on the floor. Some managerial activities as follow:
• Interviewed potential employees and made recommendations to plant Manager
• Performance reviews

QA/NDT Inspector Responsibilities at GRSF Tank Car Shop
1. Rule 88.
2. SS-3 Inspections.
3. VT (RVI), Interior / Exterior Visual inspections.
4. UT (Shear Wave Inspection)
5. UTT (Thicknes Testing Inspection)
6. IR (Infrared Inspection on insulated cars)
7. LT (Leak Test Supervision)
8. PWHT, Performed and Supervised
9. HM-201/ Service equipment.
10. Fit up inspection when required.
11. M-1002 welding in process inspection.
12. RVI (Remote Visual Inspection)
13. CWI – VT Inspection
14. Knowledge of MSRP C-III

Plant Manager
Greenbrier Rail Services, 10/12/2009 – 09/2011 Part of the responsibilities were to plan, assign and
direct operations at the facility, ensuring work comply with AAR, FRA Standards. Monitor operations
to improve productivity and efficiency. Planning and scheduling work to meet customer needs.
Supervise daily activities with administrative personnel including shop supervision, HR department,
Q/A, Safety and finances. Also report on a weekly basis to GM. Other activities include:*Constant
communication with costumers. *Weld Training for shop personnel.

NDE / CWI inspector Level II UTSW- MT-PT
Quality Testing and inspection, Lindon, UT, 12/2008- 09/2009 Ultrasonic inspection of welds of in
process members as well as moment connection at shop locations and in the field (Up to 2 ½” Thick).
MT inspection of welds and in service components for different rides of Lagoon Park of attractions.
Projects Include: Ventura College, For Ventura County California, Glendale Adventist Medical Center
(Glendale California), Central Bank at Rocksprings Wyoming.

Welding and NDT Inspector
SME industries, West Jordan, UT, 06/2007-08/2008
Inspection experience includes:
• 750 hours of ultrasonic inspection of welds
• Magnetic Particle inspection of welds and weld access
• Visual inspection of welding (CAWI) and fit ups of trusses, frames, columns, beams and related
steel production in the West Jordan plant. Inspection for projects in Las Vegas Nevada included City
Center and Echelon Hotel and Casino.

  • Updated 7 years ago

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