1610 Old Orchard • Seabrook, TX 77586 • 832-225-0061 home • 713-922-9789 cell


~ API 510 / 570 / 653 ~

(Mechanical and Reliability Inspector)


Asset Integrity Specialist with 22 years’ experience spanning a diverse range of industries including Petrochemical, Chemical, Power Generation, Up-stream Gas/Oil production and Pharmaceutical processes. Seeking role utilizing extensive expertise in Inspection and Mechanical Integrity of Pressure Equipment, Process Piping, and Above Ground Storage Tanks.

Areas of Expertise

• Turnarounds/Expansions
• Maintenance Inspections
• Maintenance Planning
• Mechanical Integrity
• Corrosion Studies
• Research and Development
• New Construction
• Quality Control/Assurance
• Internal Audits
• Fabrication Drawings
• Isometric Field Drafting
• Visual Testing
• Radiography Testing
• Ultrasonic Testing
• Magnetic Particle Testing

Professional Strengths

Safety driven work ethic and attitude

Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, and ability to prioritize tasks effectively

Ability to form effective working relationships with a diverse range of personalities

Knowledge of Industry Standards and Regulatory Codes (API, ASME, NACE, SSPC, NBIC, ASTM, ASNT, OSHA, EPA, TCEQ)

Computer Proficiency;

• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, Visio)
• Various Inspection/Maintenance Software
• Autocad / Autovue / Microstation

Work Experience

API 653 Visual Inspector / Furmanite / Phillips 66 – Carson, CA 06/2015-09/2015

Client Representative (653/QA-QC) for Phillips 66 overseeing the repair/refurbish and recommissioning of an above ground sour water storage tank. Assured compliance with all P66 REP’S, API, NACE-SSPC, and Regulatory requirements. Coordinated, supervised all Inspection and NDT activities. Successfully completed 1.5M tank re-build on schedule, code compliant and accident free.

Owner/User Plant API Inspector / MI Coordinator, Arkema, Inc. (Houston) 12/2012-05/2015

API 510/570/653 Lead Inspector
Managed and coordinated successfully all API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity efforts during the 2013 / 2015 plant-wide shut downs. Performed Internal/External Inspection and Audits for regulatory pressure equipment, storage tanks, process piping and environmental assets in order to assure API and Governmental compliance. Restructured and reprioritized the existing Inspection/MI program. Reviewed and updated Inspection Procedures and Engineering Specifications. Assisted in the implementation of SAP and SharePoint while creating a parallel Inspection digital library. Developed inspection and repair plans for on-stream inspections and unplanned mechanical failures. Assisted and contributed to the reorganization and restructuring of the entire Arkema Houston Engineering and Maintenance Department.

API Inspector / Project Planner, Mistras, BPXA / Prudhoe Bay, AK 01/2012-12/2012

Documentation Specialist (CIC External LO), Special Projects Coordinator Joe Lunning;
Review all existing MIMIR data (Internal/External/SPIG/Mitigation/Walking Speed/UT, RT, VT, GUL). Compare/Update existing External/Internal data against MIMIR history. Populate GIS reference drawings and compare to existing Engineering Drawings for accuracy. Update historical drawing books with the most current revisions in order to reflect present day engineering and operating conditions. Produce reference drawings such as P&ID’s, Iso’s, and PFD’s in order to build field work packages for the CIC external lay-out department. Reviewed piping specifications and pipeline summaries for verification and accuracy in order to create
Master Equipment Lists for upcoming projects.
API Inspector / Analyst, Mistras, BPXA / Prudhoe Bay, AK 03/2011-12/2011

Technical Assistant (CIC / CCS Group), Team Lead Christy Lawler;
Systemized / Circuitized P&ID’s and populated spreadsheets in order to assist the Site Specialists in completion of facility piping
walk-downs for future implementation of a risk-based inspection program.

API Inspector, Mistras, BPXA / Prudhoe Bay, AK 02/2009-03/2011
Special Projects Lead (Field Wide), Operations Manager John Musgrave;
Design and implementation of special projects relating to Yard Piping / Inter-Module and Bare-Pipe Inspections for the External BPXA C.U.I. program. Performed external field lay-out functions in accordance with BPXA lay-out procedures (EOA, WOA). Safety trained in all BPXA North Slope specific procedures. Active member of the Pirate steering committee. Certified emergency first responder in first aid and CPR. Trained and versed in the requirements of 49 CFR Part 195 and 49 CFR Part 192 and the responsibilities regarding right-of-way and abnormal operating conditions as required by D.O.T. and the N.C.C.E.R. Versed in BPXA inspection software / database programs.

API Inspector, IESCO, ExxonMobil / Torrance, CA 01/2009-2/2009
API 510 Visual Inspector / Coordinator (Plant Wide), Facility Inspector Justin Byfield;
Duties included internal and external visual inspection and condition reporting of refinery heat exchangers and components for multi-unit shutdown. Coordination with contract maintenance and NDE personnel in regards to cleaning and inspection of exchanger bundles and components. Worked directly with ExxonMobil Engineering regarding repair recommendations and repairs.

API Inspector Contract Refinery Inspector, QTS, Conoco/Phillips, Linden, NJ 06/2008-12/2008

Lead off-sites Piping Inspector, Conoco Inspector- Bill King;
Assisted Conoco/Phillips owner-user with the external piping inspection of off-sites and tank farm piping.

API T/A Inspector, Code Inspection, Sunoco/Philly, PA 02/2008-04/2008

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector (FCC and Crude Unit), Code Inspection Owner- Steve Benwaw;
Duties included overseeing all inspection and repairs to pressure equipment in accordance with current codes and company standards and supporting engineering and maintenance in the completion of repair tasks.

API T/A Inspector, Conam Inspection, BP/Carson, CA 01/2008-02/2008

API 510/570 Pressure Vessel and Piping Inspector (SRU Unit), BP Inspector- Ben Dunn;
Performed exploratory internal/external API visual inspection of piping and pressure equipment in accordance with BP/Carson procedures. Reported and supervised the completion of repairs and alterations with BP Inspection and Engineering.

API T/A Inspector, Gulf Engineering, Valero/Paulsboro, NJ 10/2007-11/2007

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector (Crude Unit), Gulf Supervisor-John Hoffart ;
Assisted in the Inspection and repairs of pressure equipment with Valero Inspection / Engineering in accordance with API 510.

API T/A Inspector, Pro-Inspect/BP, Toledo, OH 9/2007-10/2007

API 510 Visual Pressure Vessel Inspector (Plant Wide)
Performed internal/external API visual inspection and NDE of pressure equipment.

API On-Stream Inspector, Simons, Sunoco Chemical/Frankford, PA 7/2007-8/2007

API 510/570 Pressure Vessel and Process Piping Inspector
Responsibilities included quality assurance for plant maintenance activities, coordinating inspection tasks for pressure equipment and process piping in order to insure mechanical integrity.

Quality Assurance Inspector, IESCO/Flint Hills Refinery, Pine Bend, MN 4/2007-7/2007

API 570 Piping Receiving Inspector (Crude Unit Materials Upgrade), Supervisor-Eric Gilespie ;
Responsible for the inspection and integrity of new piping and piping components. QA/QC for all components and materials associated with the unit upgrade. Review and approve PMI and hydro-static testing reports.

API T/A Inspector, CFS Inspection/Coffeyville Refinery, Coffeyville, KS 2/2007-4/2007

API 510/570 Pressure Vessel and Process Piping Inspector
Duties included internal and external visual inspection and condition reporting of refinery heat exchangers and components for multi-unit shutdown. Coordination with contract maintenance and NDE personnel in regards to cleaning and inspection of exchanger bundles and components.

API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, American Inspection/Chevron, Pascagoula, MS 9/2006-2/2007
API 570 Visual Inspector, Vessel Statistics/DOW Chemical, Sterlington, LA 7/2006-9/2006
API 570 On-Stream Inspector, Allied Resources/Infineum, Linden, NJ 7/2005-6/2006
API 570 On-Stream Visual Piping Inspector, American Inspection/Chevron, Pascagoula, MS 8/2004-6/2005
API 570 On-Stream Visual Piping Inspector, Westech Inspection/Citco Asphalt Refinery, Paulsboro, NJ 4/2004-8/2004
API 570 On-Stream Visual Piping Inspector, American Inspection/Chevron, Pascagoula, MS 3/2004-4/2004
API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, Remington Support Services/Exxon Refinery, Baytown, TX 11/2003-2/2004
API 570 QA/QC Inspector, Austin Ind. /Equistar, Channelview, TX 9/2003-11/2003
API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, Systems Conformance Inc. /Huish Detergents, Pasadena, TX 6/2003-9/2003
API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, Canspec/NER/Syncrude, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada 4/2003-6/2003
API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, MQS/Cooperheat/BP-Amoco, Whitting, IN 3/2003-4/2003
API 570 Visual Piping Inspector, Metco/Reliant Energy, Limestone County, TX 1/2003-2/2003
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Elite Inspection/Marathon Refinery, Robinson, IL 10/2002-11/2002
Visual Inspector/Sr. Field Draftsman, Pro-Inspect, Lyondell-Citco, Pasadena, TX 5/2002-9/2002
Visual Inspector/Lead NDE Tech., Petro-Chem, Frontier Refinery, Cheyenne, WY 4/2002-5/2002
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Unitek/Citgo, Corpus Christi, TX 2/2002-4/2002
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., IESCO/Chevron, Richmond, CA 12/2001-2/2002
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Elliott Services/Du-Pont/Rohm & Haas, TX 9/2001-12/2001
NDE Supervisor/Safety Coordinator, Mechanical Integrity Solutions/Pharmacia, Aricibo, Puerto Rico 5/2001-9/2001
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech. /Draftsman, Jacobs Engineering/Hovenza, St. Croix, USVI 5/2000-4/2001
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech. /Draftsman, Baseline Data, Inc. /Valstar, Houston, TX 1/2000-5/2000
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech. /Draftsman, AllTech Inspection/Valero, Texas City, TX 9/1999-1/2000
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech. /Draftsman, PetroSpect. Inc./Lyondell/Amoco, TX 4/1999-8/1999
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., PetroChem Inspection Services/Solvay Polymers, Pasadena, TX 2/1999-4/1999
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Technical Scanning Systems/Oxy Vinals, Pasadena, TX 10/1998-2/1999
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Pro Inspect/Merck Pharmaceutical, Albany, GA 7/1998-10/1998
Visual Inspector/NDE Tech., Inspection Specialists, Inc./Conoco/Exxon Refinery, MT/TX 6/1997-6/1998
Technician Assistant, Longview Inspection/Arco/Exxon/Bayer/Fina, Houston, TX 9/1996-5/1997
Shop Foreman/QA-QC/Welder/Fabricator, Q.O.I. Ironworks, Pasadena, TX 6/1991-8/1995


• API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector #30720 (Recertified)
• API 570 Process Piping Inspector #24407 (Recertified)
• API 653 Above-Ground Storage Tank Inspector #33649 (Recertified)

Formally Certified:

o ASNT Level II UTt
o ASNT Level II MT
o ASNT Level II PT
o ASNT Level II VT
o ASNT Level II RT
o ASNT Level II ET

Professional References

Simon Shih AUT Specialist /Auditor (713) 998-8351
Gene Cannon President/TechCorr (713) 299-2753
Reggie Thomson Elliott Services LIII (713) 419-2055
Barry Jahn Mistras Project Manager/BP (808) 721-4906
Derik Blue Unit Inspector/Shell Deer Park (281) 635-7140
Gary Bohm Pipeline Integrity Specialist/BPXA (713) 854-0684
Robert Jamison Unit Inspector/Pasadena Refining (713) 540-9258
Chris Jackson API Inspector/Sentinelle Inspection (229) 291-6982


  • Updated 8 years ago

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