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Name : Andre Ward
Industry Type : Welding Inspector/Instructor
City & State : Eufaula, Al
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Mechanical Contractors
Objective : open
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EXPERIENCE SUMMARY : More than 13 years welding experience
Wallace Community
College 2004- presentWelding Instructor / AWS Welding
Inspector

Fluor Maintenance Services, INC 2008Combination Pipe Welder
Price Gregory
Rocky Express Pipeline 2008Automatic Orbital Welder
C & W Industries 2008Combination Pipe Welder/ Fitter
Stone & Webster
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant 2004Weld Engineer / Pipe Welder

GUMBK Constructors 2003Combination Pipe Welder/Fitter
Williams Service Group
Farley Nuclear Plant 2003Combination Pipe Welder/ Fitter
McAbee Construction 2003Combination Pipe Welder/ Fitter
M & D Power Constructors 2002- 2003Combination Pipe Welder / Fitter
Donaldson Plant Corp. 2001- 2002Quality Control / Welder

Wards Underground
Construction 1995- presentWelder / Pipe fitter / AWS Welding
Inspector

Qualifications: Motivated, personable business professional with thirteen plus years experience in construction, piping, mechanical, HVAC, facility maintenance, and demolition and environmental remediation/restoration. Excellent interpersonal skills, a professional attitude, and a firm personality to see tough jobs through independently or as a team member. Experience includes supervising and training craft personnel. Experience with construction codes, standards and their interpretation. Background includes Destructive testing and some NDT evaluation. Commercial nuclear, fossil fuel, and food grade plant outages nationwide.

TECHNICAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATONS:
AWS CWI # 04040881
40 Hour AWS CWI Preparatory
10-Hour OSHA Safety and Health Training
4-Hour Safety Refresher (expired)
Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship
Certified Journeyman combination pipe welder
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant X-Ray Pipe Fender Test
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint Training
Education:
Welding Technology Degree
Minor in Drafting

Professional Affiliations:
2004-presentAmerican Welding Society
2004-present American Educators Association

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

2004- PresentWALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Welding Instructor/ Welding Inspector: Wallace College Sparks Campus; Eufaula, AL. Weld test shop instructor: I conduct and supervise welding training courses and programs. Responsible for the training of all welders, to successfully pass all positions tests in pipe and structural welding, according to ASME Section IX and AWS D1.1 Codes. Using Gas Tungsten Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux-Core Arc and Metal Cored Arc Welding. Purchase material and equipment as needed which sometimes included writing bids specifications.

ANDRE L. WARD (334)-685-0661 andreward2002[at]yahoo.com


2008FLUOR MAINTENACE SERVICES, INC

Combination Pipe Welder: Barry Steam Plant: Mobile, Al. Responsible for pipe welding and welding related activities such as stress relieving of inconel and chromoly materials.

2008PRICE GREGORY ROCKY EXPRESS PIPELINE

Automatic Orbital Welder: Rocky Express Pipeline; Tuscola, IL. Here I worked on the firing line as an automatic orbital welder and head crane flagman for my portable shack. I was responsible for the safety and quality of work from myself and co-workers. I was responsible for ensuring the shacks where clear before any lifts would be made.

2008C & W INDUSTRIES

Welder / Fitter: C&W Industries; Union Springs, AL. TASK MANAGER/CRAFT SUPERVISOR; Responsible for welding and welding related activities such as stress relieving of T-1 materials. Also responsible for the necessary modifications of T-1 materials for the first prototypes trailers for wind energy transport. This project proved to be a major success and several are being manufactured with future sales on back order.

2004STONE & WEBSTER

Pipe Welder/ Weld Engineer: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant; Athens,AL. Responsible for making weld repairs on large and small bore pipe. I also help set pipe hangers as well as spring cans supports. I was one of the few with the TVA fender weld test certifications for making root welds on pipe. I was later offered employment as a weld engineer.

2003GUMBK CONSTRUCTORS

Welder / Pipe Fitter: Widows Creek Fossil Power Plant; Louisville, TN. Responsible for making welds on large and small bore pipe. Responsible for the reassembling of pipe for the generators on the turbine floor. Walk down systems prior to turnover and start-up.

2003WILLIAMS SERVICE GROUP, INC

Welder / Pipe Fitter: Farley Nuclear Plant; Dothan, AL. Responsible for making welds on large and small bore pipe.

2003McABEE CONSTRUCTION, INC.

Welder /Pipe Fitter: McAbee Constructors, Inc.; Tuscaloosa, AL. Responsible for making welds on large and small bore pipe.


2002-2003M&D CONSTRUCTORS, INC.

Welder / Fitter: M&D Constructors, Inc. Tuscaloosa, AL. Alabama Power Cogeneration Project in Autagaville, Al
Responsible for making welds on large and small bore pipe.

2001-2002DONALDSON PLANT CORP.

Welder/ Quality Control: Donaldson Plant Corp. Auburn, AL. Responsible for set-up of tooling for manual and automatic welding.
I was responsible for any weld repairs.

1995- PresentWARDS UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION

Welder / Pipefitter / AWS Inspector: Wards Underground Construction; Mobile, AL.
Responsible for all pipe welding and fitting. Operated and transported heavy machinery which included backhoes, tractors. Responsible for any land demolition and environmental remediation/ restoration.









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