Ronald Noble

Ronald M. Noble 18602 Clay Road, Houston, Texas 77084
Contact: (713) 855-2069 E-Mail:

SUMMARY: Thirty+ years of increasing responsibility and leadership in Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Non-Destructive Inspection within the Power Generation, Petro-Chem, and Aviation community. Inspection, Structural Mechanics, System Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting, Design, and Quality Assurance are the key areas of my expertise. Passport good through August 2021. DOD clearance: SECRET
EXPERIENCE: U.S. Department of Labor Lic. # 04899 – Journeyman, NDT/NDI
NDT/I Program Management
Ameriforge (AFGlobal) – Certified Welding Inspector, Senior Inspector, Supervisor
Level II NDT/I Inspector – UT-S & M-PAUT, MT, ET, PT, RT, and VT
TWIC, Safe Rig/Gulf & HUET (Bosiet certified)
Quality Assurance / Control
Certified Open Water Diver
Gas Free Engineering / Confined Space Technology
Technical Research / Publications Specialist
GE turbine blade inspector (P-Cut)
Vendor Surveillance
Paint Coatings Inspector / Tech.

EXPERIENCE: Det Norske Veritas -Katy, Texas, 2013 to Present
Surveyor for DNVGL – Perform witness/surveys for the Maritime division. Prepare reports, certify products to DNV and applicable codes. Review manufacturer based documents, perform in process inspections of products being manufactured, witness weld start-up’s, verify NDE, calibrations and welder qualifications. Perform Data Book reviews. Witness FAT on ACC, DCB Accumulator packages, MUX Pods, Mud Pumps, LMRP components, IWOC reels, ROV panels, Sea Bells, Ram Winches, RO water treatment units, flex joints and Wellhead Connectors. Witness Assembly, Hydro, fire, NDE, materials and Stack testing.

AmeriForge Corp., 13770 Industrial Rd., Houston, TX. 77015 2009-2013
Lead QC/NDE Inspector – Supervise 11 employees performing inspections and dimensional controls on 21” main tube riser assemblies, BOP’s, meters, skids, and various sub-sea fabricated items with M- PAUT, UT-S, PT, VT, and MT NDT methods. Also, use tapes, ID/OD micrometers and all hand tools associated with dimensional controls. Interact with clients, vendors and shop foremen to facilitate smooth flow of projects. Evaluate & purchase shop inspection equipment, write reports, schedule & coordinate jobs, maintain calibrated equipment. Write and review Non-Conformance reports with welding engineer to determine corrective action, address quality issues within department and upper management. Train and administer testing to NDE personnel. Working knowledge of the following codes; ASME, AWS D1.1, ASTM, & API. Most recent achievement, certification to ISO 9001. Assigned to the Audit team, performed audits on departments and processes for ISO 9001.

METCO, 10980 Metronome, Houston, TX. 77043 2006 – 2009
Inspector – Performs UT-S, MT, PT, and VT inspections on petro-chem, power generation equipment, new construction, and on stream operating systems to code if required (AWS D1.1, B31.1, ASME, API, ASTM). Most recent work at GAMESA Wind and Metallic Structures– Testing of weldments using UT-S, LPI, and VT. Instructed welders for proper repairs, prepared reports, provided on site training in NDE.

A&A Machine and Fabrication, 3101 Texas Ave., La Marque, TX. 77568
2005 – 2006
Quality Control Inspector – Performed in process welding compliance checks, witnessed high pressure heavy wall bending of 3”-4” piping, scheduled liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic and radiographic inspections. Perform daily safety inspections for the entire fabrication shop, reporting directly to the DQC. Perform welder qualification testing, interact with clients, and provide technical support to superiors. Performed vendor surveillance for outsourced fabrication and inspection of paint coatings. Review welder PQR’s, verified fit up of fabricated items IAW spec’s ASME codes, blueprints, and reviewed WPS’s. Witnessed all hydrostatic and pneumatic testing. Monitor X-Ray operations, interpret film (read Film) and provided a report.

Washington Group International, 11001 Richmond Ave; Suite 500, Houston TX. 2003 – 2004
Automated Ultrasonic Tech. – Perform inspections, prepare reports, interact with clients, and perform debriefs of information gathered from findings. Perform on site safety and quality inspections ensuring consistent end product results. Perform PT, MT, VT, and UT inspections. Overseas work in Visahapatnam, India performing automated UT inspections on Indian Navy ship hulls using the Force PSP-4 scanner.

Mechanical Integrity, 1423 East 1st. St., Humble, TX. 2001 – 2003
Senior NDE Inspector – Perform inspections using visual, ultrasonics, eddy current, EMAT’s, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant. Performed automated UT inspections on pressure vessels, tanks, and piping. Overseas work in Singapore, at Exxon plant, Jurong Island, performing baseline automated UT inspection of pressure vessels.

U.S. NAVY 16 February 1981 – 28 February 2001
Aircraft Intermediate Dept., NAS Corpus Christi, TX. 1998-2001
HELMINERON 15 (HM-15 Blackhawks), NAS Corpus Christi, TX.
1996 – 1998
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Dept., NAS South Weymouth, MA.
1995 – 1996
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Dept., NAS Dallas, TX. 1989 – 1995
PATROL SQUADRON 60 (VP-60 Cobras), NAS Glenview, IL. 1985 – 1989
TRAINING SQUADRON 26 (VT-26), NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX.
1981 – 1985

SUPERVISOR: Supervised 4 to 650 personnel performing duties in the inspection, maintenance, repair of aircraft systems and components, base operations, flight line security, housing, crash and salvage, corrosion control, welding, hydraulics, painting and machining operations.
Supervised the NDT/NDI laboratories from 1989 to 2001 for several squadrons using X-Ray, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrant, Ultrasonic and Visual inspection methods. Performed inspections on F/A-18, MH-53E, H-53A/B/D, F-14, F-4, T-2C, A-4, C-12, P3-A/B/C, C-9, and C-130N/J/T aircraft. Performed duties as an in-flight troubleshooter, repaired and retrieved aircraft. Flew A/B/C check flights on T2-C aircraft evaluating flight controls and systems performance. 2nd Mech. for P3-A/B Orion aircraft. Starboard watch commander for Base security force, South Weymouth, NAS.

EDUCATION: Lake County College – Architecture, CAD/CAM
Bee County College – History and Mathematics
Middletown High School North, Middletown, NJ
Total Quality Leadership / Management
Quality Assurance / Control School
Non-Destructive Inspection / Testing School
GE turbine blade ultrasonic inspection training

AWARDED: Received 2 NAVY Achievement medals for sustained superior performance.
1st. Leadership and Logistics support for aircraft reclamation operations, NDT/I program management.
2nd. Establishing and implementing an effective corrosion control, respiratory protection and emergency response program.
SOFTWARE: Microsoft windows 8, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, TD scan, Force PS-3, PSP-4, Sonic Sensors EMAT system, Epoch 1000i manual phased array/UT scope, Epoch 4.

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