Lake - NDT Technician - Corpus Christi, TX, USA

Melissa Lake

Corpus Christi, TX, USA

Services

NDT Technician

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Mechanical Integrity Inspector

Petroleum and Gas Refinery

Outstanding background, which includes over fourteen (14) years, combined experience in multiple NDT/QA/QC and Mechanical Integrity disciplines. Builds trust and maintains positive relationships with management and peers. Possess excellent communication, team leadership, and troubleshooting skills. Perform NDE inspections per procedure for client as required by governing codes, specifications and conditions assessment. Have planned and executed annual Major Maintenance/Turnarounds and multiple unplanned outages for Sulfur Plants, Neshaps, Sour Water Stippers, and Beavon Units.

QC Inspector

JV Industrial

September 2013 - October 2013

• Ensure all welds are tracked by daily pipe weld records
• Maintain NDE log and assure it is kept accurate and updated
• Marked rejected welds according to radiographic film
• Inspected structural steel welds and bolted connections
• Enforce all safety rules and regulations
• Performs Actual Site Line Checks and Verification as per Approved Isometric drawings
• Monitors, Records and Releases of Test Packages for Testing
• Witness Air Blowing, Hydro Test, Service Test, Pneumatic Test and Flushing

QC Inspector

Wyatt Field Services

February 2013 - April 2013

• Review and Coordination of NDE and Outstanding Inspection
• Monitors, Records and Clearing of QC Related Punch Items
• Final Release and Signoff of Test Packages
• Inspected pressure relief valve (PSV) after being shop tested
• Completed final inspection on towers, drums, exchangers, piping etc. before signing over to client
• Review of NDT, PMI and PWHT Reports
• Receives Test Packages for Line Checking, Document Reviews and Punch Listings
• Performs Actual Site Line Checks and Verification as per Approved Isometric drawings
• Monitors, Records and Releases of Test Packages for Testing
• Witness Air Blowing, Hydro Test, Service Test, Pneumatic Test and Flushing

Mechanical Integrity Inspector

Plant Closure

October 2007 - April 2012

Plan and schedule unit inspections, make repair recommendations and supervise
Contractors
• Provide technical support to the refinery through the inspection of fixed equipment and piping to ensure overall mechanical integrity, refinery safety and reliability
• Gather equipment data and information in the field; perform visual inspections and non- destructive testing, recording data and information to assure equipment histories are
current
• Analyze inspection findings, develop recommendations, and prepare inspection reports and perform basic calculations using corrosion data to determine inspection schedules and equipment/piping remaining life
• Work with Mechanical Engineers to implement necessary equipment repairs and upgrades
providing inspection histories and data
• Assist maintenance with routine inspection activities such as witnessing hydro tests,
scheduling NDE, support unit outages
• Assist and participate in RBI analysis and developing the inspection plans/frequencies for static equipments, piping and pipelines replacement/re-rating requirements
• Supervision and coordination of all on-stream and shutdown inspection/NDT activities of plant equipments and piping
• Carrying out in-service inspection of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fin fan coolers, fired heaters, process piping systems, Pipelines and tanks to assure the mechanical integrity.
• Identify suspected areas of corrosion under insulation inspection on piping, identify and marked areas for NDT inspection
• Performed Dummy legs surveys
• External and Internal inspections of refinery equipments and piping to ensure vessel integrity

Process Operator

Hovensa LLC

September 2005 - October 2007

• Ensures that the company's safety and environmental policies and procedures are followed
• Reports unsafe conditions and environmental concerns
• Monitors maintenance safety and permit compliance
• Conducts scheduled safety and environmental surveys
• Ensures good housekeeping
• Monitor, adjust, and troubleshoot process conditions to maintain safe and optimal operations
• Follows daily operating plans and note exceptions
• Sample products and notify Process Control Operator if off-specification
• Coordinate and execute product line up • Respond to emergencies and abnormal situations
• Monitor chemical and supply inventories, and notify appropriate personnel of ordering requirements
• Monitor equipments operating conditions such as: vibration, level, pressure, temperature, flow, etc. recognizes, and reports significant changes and abnormalities
• Starts up, shuts down, and operate equipments within safe parameters
• Report equipments status to shift team members and relief
• Perform operator level equipment maintenance
• Submit work requests, prepares equipment, and follows up on maintenance
• Issue and closes work permits and performs final inspection before commissioning equipment
• Troubleshoots equipment problems and takes appropriate action

QC Inspector

Christiansted, VI

May 2005 - August 2005

• Review and Coordination of NDE and Outstanding Inspection
• Monitors, Records and Clearing of QC Related Punch Items
• Final Release and Signoff of Test Packages
• Inspected pressure relief valve (PSV) after being shop tested
• Completed final inspection on towers, drums, exchangers, piping etc. before signing over to client
• Review of NDT, PMI and PWHT Reports
• Receives Test Packages for Line Checking, Document Reviews and Punch Listings
• Performs Actual Site Line Checks and Verification as per Approved Isometric drawings
• Monitors, Records and Releases of Test Packages for Testing
• Witness Air Blowing, Hydro Test, Service Test, Pneumatic Test and Flushing

QC Inspector

JVVI Christiansted, VI

November 2004 - March 2005

• Oversee inspection on piping and equipments for major turnaround on FCC unit
• Wrote work orders for jobs to be completed by customers
• Inspected completed NDE after customers were completed with duties
• Review of NDT, PMI and PWHT Reports

Various Contractor

Christiansted, VI

July 1997 - May 2004

NDE Inspector Level II- UT, PT, MT
• Carrying out visual inspection of weld, NDT and interpretation of result besides verifying the conformance of dimensions
• Corrosion monitoring through Ultrasonic Testing and weld quality with PT&MT
• Proficient and detailed in inspection reports writing
• Capable of climbing, working at high elevations and working in confined spaces
• Equipment circumstances that necessitate the use of proper safety procedures
• Submit daily inspection reports
• Establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection for safety regulations
• Visual Inspections of welds and piping systems
• Perform PT, MT, VT, UT Thickness and PMI as needed
• Visual Inspections of Internal and external Components of pipes
• Assisted API 510 with Visual and performed NDE on internal of columns
• Perform Ultrasonic, magnetic testing and particle testing
• Conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities with NDT methods
• Knowledgeable in reading drawing P&ID's and Isometric drawings

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