1. Walter Armes
1015 Baird Ave. SE
Paris, OH 44669
(330) 309- 7163
API 570, API 653, OSHA 30
8/2010 to present Tulsa Inspection Resources, Inc. Tulsa, OK
Sr. Chief Inspector/Sr. Tank Inspector
BP Terminal Manhattan, IL
DCP Midstream, Pipelines, Tanks, Cryogenic Systems,
Terminals in Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Michigan
Installation of fire suppression system per API, AWWA &
local municipal standards.
Erection of fire water tank, erection of fire water pump
building, installation of fire water pump, installation
of piping and related components. Soil compaction
testing, concrete sampling, x-ray welds, vacuum testing
of floor and all related non-destructive testing. Track
all manhours, submit daily reports, conduct daily safety
audits. Review all blueprints. Installation of new ethane
Receiving/shipping station. Installation of new truck
Truck Unloading station. Install 90,000 gal bullet tanks
Install structural steel, above ground and underground
6/2005 to 8/2010 MBF Inspection Services, Inc. Roswell, NM
Chief Inspector/Sr. Tank Inspector, API 653, API
Provide inspections per API codes and customer
Specifications. Oversee repair projects, new tank
construction and pipeline installation. Oversight
of all contractors. Acting Project Manager, Safety
Review Job scopes, blueprints, daily work plans.
Conduct contractor orientation and kick-off safety
meetings. Provide daily & weekly safety audits.
Report & record daily activities. Track manhours.
Assist in first aid emergencies. Write daily
Proficient in various computer programs, excellent
written and oral communication skills.
3/2005 to 6/2005 Sonic Systems, Intl. Houston, TX
API 570, API 653 LII UT (includes shearwave), LII MT,
PT, VT 1,2,3 LH Mechanical & Dimensional, LII Asme XII
WE/IWL (containment liner inspection) ASME XI
Acid Inspection, LII ASME XII SI UT examinations, NDE
Inspections of Class I & Class II Piping Systems,
Reactors, Pressure vessels and related components.
1/2005 to 2/2005 Boilermaker
Selective Catalytic Reduction System for TVA at
Kingston Fossil Plant, Kingston, TN
10/2004 to 11/2004 Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Stone & Webster
Repair/ Maintenance MSR, Main Steam lines,
10/2002 to 6/2004 Boilermaker, Local 453, Knoxville, TN
Selective catalytic reduction system for TVA
at Kingston Fossil Plant. Rigging, welding,
burning, layout, print reading. Inspection
of all aspects of job. Supervision
9/2002 to 10/2002 PQNDT
API 653 API 570 Inspector. Perform inspections
per API 570 & API 653 at Sunoco Refinery
in Toledo, OH. Prepare & review final
reports. Customer interface with findings &
8/1998 to 4/2002 General Electric Inspection Services
Project Manager GE Plastics Burkeville, AL
Developed Mechanical Integrity Program as
outlined per OSHA 1910 utilizing Ultrapipe Program.
In charge of verifying P&Ids. Scheduling inspection
dates. Customer Interface, invoicing review and
sign final reports. Perform field inspections per
procedures and applicable codes. Familiar with
ASME, AWS, API codes. Certified API 570, API
653, LII UT, LII RT, LII MT, LII PT, LII LT LII
Mechanical & Dimensional.
Start up new office. In charge of contract procurements,
customer relations, day to day operations, financial
statements, ordering equipment, training
personnel, job scheduling, sales, administrative
duties, interviewing & hiring qualified personnel,
insuring work meets applicable codes & customer
EHS Manager, QA Manager, trained as an RSO.
6/1997 to 8/1998 MQS Inspections Inc.
Project Manager 3M Chemical Plant,
Decatur, AL Start up of mechanical integrity program
involving all process piping & pressure vessels utilizing
UltraPipe program. In accordance with API 570, API
3. 653, API 510 ASME codes. Conducted field inspections,
review & sign off of final reports. Assigned daily tasks,
scheduled/ coordinated all work. Managed 60
inspectors, 10 computer operators, 2
10/1994 to 10/1996 Pathway Bellows
Quality Control Inspector, Oak Ridge, TN
Mechanical/ Dimensional, weld inspections, LII
RT, LII UT, LII PT, LII MT, LII VT, Mass spectronomy,
PMI, Hydrostatic Test, Pneumatic Test, Decay/Flow
rate, QA reports, shipping/ receiving, receipt
inspections review material test reports.
10/1993 to 10/1994 LII Inspector - Quality Consultants & Inspection
RT, PT, MT, VT, UT, Weld Inspection,
12/1991 to 10/1993 UT Systems Operator - CTI, Inc.
Performed automated & manual ultrasonic
inspections on above ground storage tanks, pressure
vessels, elements & piping systems. Magnetic flux
exclusion inspection of tank bottoms, vacuum box
and magnetic testing of tank welds & all appurtenances.
Conduct inspections in accordance with API 510,
API 570, API 653 and ASME Section VIII.
8/1989 to 12/ 1991 LII NDE Technician - General Electric Field
Services lab Schenectady, NY
Conduct turbine periphery, wheel dovetail
& lifting examinations. Conduct visual, eddy
current & ultrasonic inspections on turbines &
LII UT, MT, VT, ECT.
9/1985 to 6/1989 LII NDE Technician - General Electric Nuclear
Energy Services Norcross, GA
Conduct IGSCC detection examinations
during in- service. NDE inspections of class I
and Class II piping systems, reactors and related
components. Erosion/ Corrosion examinations.
Automated UT systems operator, LII MT, PT,
MT, UT, EPRI Qualified Detection
5/1994 to 5 1985 NDE Technician - Inspection Services, Inc.
4. LI UT, PT, MT, LII RT
12/1975 to 5/1984 Boilermaker - Local 453 Knoxville, TN
Served 4.5 yrs apprenticeship. Registered