BOGDAN "DAN" GRABOYS
8777 W. Maule Ave. unit #2140, Las Vegas NV 89148.
Objective: Russian business language interpreter.
1990- San Diego, CA: Chief Interpreter for Russian Navy Fleet Friendly Visit. (see attachment).
1998- Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: Chief Interpreter for Ukraine Exhibition. Part Time.
2008-Bangkok, Thailand: Russian-English Interpreter for Convention Restaurant Owners from former Soviet Union.
2009-2010-San Francisco, CA (Richmond refinery): Crush course in Russian Technical Code Interpretation for Chevron Engineers heading to Russian speaking oil filed regions. Part Time.
June 2011-current-changed profession. Currently work as a Real Estate Agent (licensed Nevada State). Independent Contractor.
Degreed Welding Technologist with over 29 years of international experience in quality Control/Quality Assurance and inspection of welded steel structures, piping and piping equipment, offshore platforms, gas plants, refineries, pressure vessels, power plants, industrial and commercial construction, water distribution utilities, and defense industry (Navy ships, airspace, army tanks). Thorough familiarization with United States code requirements:
Vendor surveillance, in process audits experience. Practical knowledge of MS Office applications Word, Excel and engineering software related to Quality Assurance.
Mine-Mechanical College Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, (USSR). Degree in Welding Technology.
San Jose State University, Industrial Study Division. San Jose, California: classes in statistics, computer science and manufacturing processes. .
Nondestructive Testing School, Kaunas, Lithuania, (USSR). Certificate in Radiographic, Ultrasonic, Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Testing.
Paton Electric Welding Institute. Kiev, Ukraine, (USSR). Upgrading course for Welding Engineers.
Krautcramer Branson Ultrasonic Examination Course, Level II (Certificate), San Jose, CA
Radiography Film Interpretation Course, Kodak, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hellier NDT School. Niantic, Connecticut. Level III Advance Course in Ultrasonic and Liquid Penetrant Testing
Soviet Union (former); Romania, Mongolia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia., China, S. Korea, Thailand
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: fluent: Russian; conversational:(Romanian, Spanish and some Slavic languages)
Member: Greater Las Vegas Realtors Association, American Welding Society (AWS), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)/ICC. Member of Las Vegas Writers Group.
PUBLICATIONS: WELDING IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, 1981, KISHINEV, MOLDOVA.
INVENTIONS: PATENT #2520980, USSR.
CITIZENSHIP: United States Citizen
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Prudential Americana Group, Las Vegas NV. Realtor residential properties’
Realty One Group, Las Vegas NV. Realtor Residential properties.
WorleyParsons Engineering International Co, Monrovia, CA.
Quality Coordinator for Canadian Natural Resources project ( oil extraction from sand). Project Quality Manager for NZRC ( New Zealand Refinery Company renovation). QA/QC Representative at Chevron refinery renovation in Richmond, CA. Principal Construction Inspector. Sunoco Refinery, Toledo, OH: Coordination of Quality Control and Inspection. Communication with inspection agencies, interviewing and hiring inspectors. Coordinating work of 35 Inspectors in 17 countries. Reviewing engineering requisitions, procedures, inspection and Test Plans, Quality Manuals. Providing instructions to inspectors based on studying inspection reports, Providing inspectors with up to date revised vendor data, drawings and instructions.. Intercommunications with Engineering, Procurement departments and Client. Conducting pre-Inspection meetings.
Site Quality Control Manager (Client Representative)-. Meeker, Colorado. Bluewater Energy Solution. (Client- Enterprise Products Partners).
Construction of piping and equipment for Meeker Gas Plant 1. Monitoring Contractor’s QA/QC.
Quality Assurance Manager. Lortz Manufacturing Company. Bakersfield, CA
Establishing Company Quality System to ISO 9001-2000 requirements. Preparation Company Quality documentation and System for AISC Certification, Major Steel Bridges. Managing Mechanical, Coating,
Welding Quality Control Manager, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. Consolidated Engineers, Inc. Pleasanton, CA.
Project Inspection Supervisor. Applied Materials and Engineering, Oakland, CA. Conducting Inspection of structural steel, bolting, performing nondestructive testing. Supervised inspection of seismic structural steel upgrade at 30-story high-rise (One Maritime Plaza) in San Francisco
QA/QC Coordinator. Tesoro Refinery shutdown. Contracted by Corey Delta Constructors, Benicia, CA. Developed Weld Maps and welding procedures, qualified welders, identified the inspection requirements, coordinated and scheduled 3d party inspection (NDE), created turnover packages for submittal to client at job completion.
Site QA/QC Manager. Construction of Calpine Peaker gas fired power plant, Creed Site Energy Center at Fairfield, CA. Contracted by University Marilich Mechanical Co, Inc., Anaheim, CA. Overseeing and performing inspection of all phases of construction project from ground breaking to completion over a broad range of activities including mechanical, piping, coating, structural, welding, nondestructive testing electrical concrete/rebars inspection and earth compaction. Preparing daily reports of all job activities, and overseeing activities of 5 subcontractors’ inspectors and technicians. . Duties included developing welding procedures and weld maps, qualification of welding procedures and welders, overseeing nondestructive testing, pressure testing procedures, final punch listing, preparation of final documentation (packages) for mechanical completion and commissioning.
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Project Special Inspector. RES Engineers Inc. Walnut Creek, CA. Overseeing and performing, welding /bolt inspection, nondestructive testing (Ultrasonic and Magnetic Particles Testing) concrete and masonry inspection. Development and qualification of welding procedures and welders. Participated in inspection of Commercial and industrial construction projects which included, Tesoro and Chevron Refineries in Northern California, hi-rise building (Asian Art Center) in San Francisco, and hi-rise apartment in Berkeley, inspection of steel structures for Bay Bridge (Oakland-San Francisco)
Senior Welding/NDT Inspector. Law Gibb Engineering Services, San Diego, CA. Consultant to Caltrans in the area of Welding Inspection and Nondestructive testing. Vendor’s inspection. Overseeing welding inspection and nondestructive testing for bridges retrofitting in Bay Area.
QA/QC Site Manager at Hydrogen Plant construction project in Carson City, CA. CBI Contracting Co, Riverside, CA. Overseeing and performing inspection from ground breaking to completion. Duties included: developing and qualifying welding procedures and welders, overseeing inspection and nondestructive testing of piping and steel structures, developing and implementation of pressure testing procedures, preparation of final documentation (test packages) for mechanical completion and commissioning. Solving welding related problems.
Welding Inspection Supervisor. Al Mutawa Samyong NDT, LTD, Inc. Al Khobar/Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Assigned to ARAMCO (Arab-American Oil Company) Northern Area Project Management Team. Responsibilities included inspection supervision of structural steel fabrication and ********, pipelines, refineries, gas plants, pressure vessels, storage tanks and offshore platforms. Review of specifications, drawings and design calculations at project design stage, Auditing contractor’s quality control program. Responsibilities also included developing and qualifying welding procedures and welders, developing quality engineering procedures and weld maps, supervision of contractors welding inspection and nondestructive testing team.
Welding Inspection and NDT consultant. Self-employed owner of Gahrdo Inspection and Consulting Services. San Diego, California. Commercial and industrial construction inspection and welding engineering contracts with various inspection companies such as Mobile Oil, McDermott, SGS, CBI, Solar Turbine, Fluor Daniel, Ebasco Services, M.W. Kellogg, Kleinfelder, Wyman Enterprises, Pittsburgh Industrial Laboratories, Southern California Testing and American Engineering Laboratories (San Diego office) etc. Developed and modified welding and nondestructive testing procedures; qualification of welding procedures and welders. Training and certification of welding and nondestructive testing personnel.
Senior Nondestructive Testing Engineer. Northrop Corporation. Electronics Division. Los Angeles, CA. B-2 project (aerospace). Developing and implementing nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures for electro-mechanical components. Training and certification of NDT personnel. Assigned company NDT level III.
Welding Inspection and NDT Supervisor, Level III. Custom Alloy Fittings Inc. Santa Cruz, California. Manufacturing of aluminum and titanium piping fittings for US Navy. Supervised and performed nondestructive testing (RT, UT, PT, and pressure/leak testing). Developed and modified welding and nondestructive testing procedures. Qualification of welding procedures and welders.
Quality Assurance Engineer, NDT, Level III. Hyspan Precision Products, Inc. Chula Vista, Ca. Manufacturing of pressure expansion joints for oil industry. Performed and supervised nondestructive examination (RT, UT, PT, MT and pressure/leak testing). Developed and modified welding and nondestructive testing procedures; qualification of welding procedures and welders. Supervised 14 inspectors and NDT technicians.
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NDT Source Inspector: Mountain View, Ca. Ultrasonic and Magnetic Particle of wind tunnel. (NASA Project, Boeing Airspace).
NDT Level III Supervisor, JetAir Corp. El Cajon, Ca. Certified Pratt @ Whitney Level III. (Radiography). Radiographic and Ultrasonic Examination of Air Space Products Pratt@ Whitney. Aircraft engines parts).
Quality Engineer-EG&G KT Airfab, El Cajon, Ca. Developing Quality Engineering Procedures and First Article Inspection procedures for Grumman (Airspace) Project In Puerto Rico
Welding Inspector/Site Manager. United States Testing Inc. Modesto, California, Performed and supervised welding Inspection and nondestructive testing of various commercial and heavy construction projects. Projects included inspection of hospitals, schools, refineries, and power plants, above ground and underground tanks, water distribution piping and pressure vessels. Highlights: site manager at power plant construction projects in Delta, Utah and Craig, Colorado.
Quality Assurance Technician. The Stacey Manufacturing Company. Cincinnati, Ohio, Manufacturing of pressure vessels. Conducted and performed welding, mechanical inspection and nondestructive testing.
Welding/QA Engineer. Southenergo Industrial Trust. Moscow, Russia. Fabrication and installation of pipelines (participated in construction of Trans-Siberian pipeline), offshore platforms, Power Generation systems, Petrochemical and Metallurgical Plants in the former Soviet Union. Frequent international assignments. Was in charge with welding and NDT laboratory. Solving welding related problems.