I have been in the construction managment field for 28 years. I currently work as an engineer at a paper mill in north georgia. I am administrator of the ASME R-stamp repair program as well as in charge of all aspects of welding procedures and qualifications at the paper mill. I also overlook the paper mills' tank inspection as well as asbestos abatment programs. I own and operate my on piping fabrication shop where we specialize in all forms of carbon steel and alloy fabrication work. I hold a valid certificate of welding inspection from the Americam Welding Society. Although I do not hold a degree in any particular field metal joinery and its proper application has been my livlyhood since 1979. I guess you would say I am a classic self taught under paid engineer.
I have been welding, cutting and fitting or overseeing it being done since I graduated high school in 1979. I worked myself up from being a welders helper in the oil field project engineer and quality control manager /CWI for a paper mill in the last 30 years. I also currently own and operate a small welding and fabrication shop that I run at night. At my shop we work on many varied small projects from building water wheels, fabricating ornamental iron, blacksmithing and other art type work to fabricating industrial code piping and small tanks. My welding experience is mainly in manual arc welding and probably more "Old School" welding than some of the younger guys that know the newer welding technologies. With this being said I am here to help in any way I can and happy to be a part of any discussions.
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson