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William Benbow

Quality Inspector & Analyst I

Mobile, United States

Industry Category: Specialty Contractors

Relocation Preferences: Mobile, AL

Personal Website Link:: http:// Video URL Link: http:// To achieve a successful career where my innovative managerial and organizational skills can be utilized to be a significant contribution to the organization and in return grow and advance within the structure of the company

William Benbow'S Overview



To achieve a successful career where my innovative managerial and organizational skills can be utilized to be a significant contribution to the organization and in return grow and advance within the structure of the company

Summary of Qualifications

With over 20 years experience working in shipyards, on ships, barges, oil rigs, and tugs, I achieved the title of Master Craftsman where I was cross trained as a First class tradesman in the following categories: Outside Machinist, Ship fitter, Heavy Rigger, and ABS Certified Welder. I was also the sole Mechanic for the Mobile Airport Authority at their Brookley Complex and the Shop Foreman and Head Mechanic at Golden Stevedoring/Alabama State Docks.

Work Experience

Quality Inspector (5/2008 - 3/2011)
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast,  Pascagoula, MS
I am a Quality Assurance Inspector for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding with my main inspections in Machinery. I am also able to perform pipe inspections including P1 piping (pressurized, vital systems), p2 piping (pressures under 150 psi and non lethal systems) and P3 piping (brazed joints), hull or structural welds, joiner work like foundations for ship's accessories, insulation like fire retardant and sound, radar control systems to keep a minimum radar presence on the ship, sheet metal, and I am a NAVSEA NBPI Certified Paint inspector certificate #30717.

Master Craftsman (4/2003 - 5/2008)
Master Craftsman worked in Multiple crafts...Outside Machinist - First Class, Ship Fitter - First Class, Welder - First Class, Rigger - First Class. Repaired old ships and built new ones.

Outside Machinist - First Class (4/1994 - 4/2003)
I was one of the few workers who went from a 2nd class machinist to a First Class machinist at Atlantic Marine under Paul Stacy, Machinist Foreman. I repaired and rebuilt ship's machinery (davits, anchor windlasses, pumps, motors, turbines, bull gears, thrusters, valves, reach rods, etc... At Alabama Shipyard we built new ships from the ground up building foundations for ship's machinery based on blue prints and field conditions.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL   1986
Georgia State University Associate of Arts Atlanta, GA 1976
CDL Commercial Driving License 1976
ABS Certified Welder mild steel since 1996
Aluminum Welding School Austal, USA2003
Crane Certificate NACB Heavy Rigging
Ship Fitter - 1st class since 2002
Real Estate Broker since July 1979
GRI Graduate Realtor institute 1987
CRS Certified Residential Specialist 1989
CCIM Commercial Investment Member1989
Alabama's Educational Achievement Award
Real Estate Appraiser 1987-1991

Associate of Arts
Georgia State University
Mobile, AL
Completed the the Business School requirements for a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in Economics and work for Jack Blicksilver in the Economics Department and Dr. Crawford the Chair of the Business School as a Research Assistant

NAVSEA NBPI Certified Basic Paint Inspector
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Philadelphia, PA
Completed the NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector Course certified by Carderock Division, Naval Surfaqce Warfare Center, Philadelphia, PA with a exceptional grade which qualified me to teach the course (upper 90%).

Quality Assurance Inspector
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
Pascagoula, MS
Completed VT (Visual Training) to inspect welds on hull and piping with a specialty in Machinery inspections. Later qualified to inspect P1 presuurized piping, sheet metal, insulation, joiners, paint, and insulation.

Basic Blue print reading
Northrop Grumman SB
Pascagoula, MS
Reaffirmed my competency in reading blueprints and drawings by passing class with a grade of 100.

Basic Math
Northrop Grumman SB
Pascagoula, MS
Reconfirmed my competency in standard & metric measurements and mathematical formulas by passing the conmpetency exam with a 100 plus since I showed the teacher where the textbook had made an error

Ship Fitter - 1st class
Bender Ship Building & Repair
Mobile, AL
Passed the written and field test for shipfitters where I displayed my knowledge of reading blueprints, cut sheets, and ship terminology as well as actual tacking, welding, and cutting/burning skills.

Reverse Alignment & Laser Alignment
Atlantic Marine Alabama Shipyard
Mobile, AL
Completed course in reverse alignment, laser alignment, and basic inside machinist principles which reviewed techniques and methods of lining up the main engines with propulsion systems, motors, pumps, reach rods with valves, and generators.

ABS Certifed Class A Welder-all positions
American Bureau of Shipping
Mobile, AL
Completed and became an American Bureau of Shipping [ABS] certified welder, Class A, all positions in 1996.

Welder-1st class
Bender Ship Building & Repair
Mobile, AL
Trianed and became a certified welder for Bender Ship Building & Repair

Rigger-1st class
Bender Ship Building & Repair
Mobile, AL
Certified ist class Rigger, Flag man for crane operator, certified Pendant Crane Operator, and certified Overhead Crane Operator

Additional Qualifications

Certifications and Licenses
Quality Inspector ID#I408
American Bureau of Shipping Welder
Outside Machinist - First Class
Atlantic Marine, Alabama Shipyard, Austal, Bender Shipbuilding
Shipfitter - First Class
Bender Shipbuilding, Knight's Marine, Eagle Marine, C & G Boatworks
Welder - First Class
Bender Shipbuilding
Rigger - First Class
Bender Shipbuilding

I have worked myself up from a non-skilled laborer with a 4 year college degree to a multi-skilled master craftsman. I have worked for 15 years or more as an outside machinist - first class, 5 years as a Ship Fitter - First Class, 12 years as a Rigger - First Class, an ABS American Bureau of Shipping certified welder since 1996, a certified crane operator since 2002, fork lift operator, man-lift certified, CDL driver and am competent in computer and accounting skills.

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