Rudy Rivera

Rudy Rivera III
1604 N. Stadium Rd.
Alice, TX 78332
(361) 960-9515


To apply my acquired skills and associated knowledge to provide QA/QC support in the
construction industry.


• 15 years experience in heavy industrial projects such as refineries, petrochemical complexes,
storage tank farms, shipyards, compressor stations, and facilities.
• certified combination pipe welder
• experience in welding including SMAW, GTAW, MIG, and FCAW
• experience in structural and piping fabrication
• troubleshoot welding related issues, and deeming applicable solutions
• well working knowledge of ASME Section VIII and IX, B31.3, AP1 1104, AWS D1.1 codes
and common NDE techniques
• excellent communication skills with clients and personnel, a team player to both parties
• Workable knowledge with Microsoft ( Word, Excel)

Work Experience

QAE Inc. November 2015- present
Independent Consultant
Houston, Tx

• Perform In-Process inspections per job specifications
• Verify receipt and compliance of major material
• Confirm welder qualifications and procedures exists
• Review all NDE results
• Witness and record the last 2 hours of extended 8 hour hydro test
• Inspect surface prep and final topcoat including review of paint reports
• Witness and verify anchor profile replica readings are within compliance
• Sending daily reports on days of visits along with weekly invoices
Repcon September 2015- November 2015
Certified welding inspector
Corpus Christi, Tx (Flint Hills)

• Coordinate all NDE for piping
• Witness/signing off of hydro static testing
• Visual inspection of fits/welds
• Walking down/selling packages to third party
• Filing NDE reports for packages

Weld Spec Inspection Services August 2015- September 2015
Certified Welding Inspector
Brazoria, Tx. (Clemens Caverns Project)

• Working punch list for pre/post hydro
• Walking down and signing off of packages
• Verifying completed items in the field
• VT welds
• Updating spreadsheets for packages
• Helping gather all required documents for master packages

Greenes Energy Services June 2015 – August 2015
Certified Welding Inspector
Corpus Christi,Tx

• Doing punchlist for pre hydro
• VT welds, weld/rod traceability
• Walking down packages with operations / third part inspection
• Signing off restoration and commissioning packages
• Conducting weekly welder meeting
• Witness hydro static testing
• Attend weekly safety meetings

Altair Strickland. May 2015- June 2015
Certified Welding Inspector
Santa Maria,CA

• Vt on welds
• QC final bolt up
• Verify closure forms
• Verify welders qualification on WPQ
• Assist foremans on correct hardware for final bolt
• Work on punchlist to sign off on packages
• Coordinate All NDE such as RT, PT, and MT on welds

Lexicon, Inc. April 2015- May 2015
Certified Welding Inspector
Portland, TX

• observe welding of pressure vessels, structure beams, supports, etc.
• check amperage/voltage of welders using amp meter
• visual inspection of weld
• inspect fit up of vessels prior to welding using hi-lo gauge, v-wac gauge, etc.
• weld mapping
• documentation of weld location (map), NDE results by welder, number and type of welds,
welder rejection rate
• recommend and approve repairs of completed work
• QC bolt up (turn of the nut) using AWS D1.1 criteria
• Using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software
• submitting a field surveillance report on a daily basis
ABLE Industrial February 2015 – March 2015
QC Inspector
Tyler, TX

• visual inspection of welds
• weld mapping
• retrieve and documentation of heat numbers for valves, piping, PSVS, etc.
• witness hydrostatic testing
• issuing of hydrostatic gauges, verifying calibration dates
• coordinating, NDE (PT, UT, X-ray) for welds
• walking down packages
• doing rollover at end of shift

Altair Strickland August 2014 – January 2015
QC Inspector
Rodeo, CA

• witness hydrostatic testing
• documentation of incoming/ outgoing internal components of heat exchanger parts
• issuing hydrostatic gauges, verifying calibration dates
• inspecting bolt-up, verifying correct gaskets, bolts, nuts, etc.
• frequent contact with client, and third party inspection
• updating daily work activities
• submitting daily reports and doing rollover to day shift manager

H&S Constructors August 2012 – August 2014
QC Inspector
Alice, TX

• VT welds, Weld Mapping, documentation of weld repair
• Coordinate NDE for welds ( PT, RT)
• Trouble shoot weld related issues while deeming applicable solutions
• Document/submit packages per job
• attend daily safety meetings

Wyatt Field Services January 2010 – August 2012
Field Welder

• worked several turnarounds traveling the US including Anacortes, WA at Tesoro refinery,
Martinez, CA at Tesoro refinery, Ponca City, OK at Philips 66, Baton Rouge, LA at Exxon
Mobil, and Memphis, TN at Valero to name a few
• weld, cut, back gage on various equipment, and components
• weld several alloys on piping/ structural including stainless, chrome and inconel
• various tasks from demolition (back gauge) to installing and welding new components
• use of various hand/power tools, cutting torch, etc.
• attend daily safety meetings

Fesco, Ltd. May 2007 – November 2009
Shop Welder
Alice, TX

• build/maintain all equipment, such as flare stacks, separators, manifolds, trailers, and wireline
• weld various sizes, schedules, and alloys including aluminum, stainless and 4130 piping.


Orange Grove High School 1999
Coastal Bend College (2yr program) 2007


Current CWI #15041581
Level II Welding Certificate
Current TWIC CARD (Transportation Worker Identification Card)



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