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‍‍Dean M. Howard

Dolores, Colorado| 970-759-5115 | |




Over 30 years of experience in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for aviation and energy. NDT consultant, instructor, over-site.

Responsible Level 3 at several aviation and energy companies.




ASNT Level III, UT, PT, MT, VT  #217107


NAS 410 Level 3, UT, PT, MT, ET, RT

EPRI ultrasonic PDI qualifications:

  • UT-1&2; Manual conventional ultrasonic testing, austenitic and ferritic piping, flaw detection and length sizing

  • UT-5; Manual conventional ultrasonic bolting, flaw detection

Thermal fatigue UT as per EPRI Materials Reliability Program MRP-146




2018–Present   Level 3 Consultant | Coulson Aviation | Texas Propeller | Premier NDT | American Propeller

  • NDT Instructor, certifications, procedures, audits, over-site, technique development

  • Aviation, Military, Energy industries


1995–2019   ISI Specialist | PG&E | Diablo Canyon

  • Performed In-Service Inspection as per ASME Sec. XI, PDI UT 1/2/5, MT, PT, VT 1/2/3 certifications

  • Coordinate ISI shift work scope

  • FOSAR; foreign object search and retrieval in confined spaces / electrical generator / radiation areas

  • Reactor vessel core plate FOSAR

  • Reactor cavity / spent fuel pool camera installation and operation for refueling / fuel handling equipment


1994-2019   ISI specialist | Framatome, LMT, System One | CONTRACT Outage Support at 30 Nuclear Power Plants

  • Shift lead ISI coordinator

  • Performed In-Service Inspection, PDI UT 1/2/5, MT, PT, VT 1/2/3,

  • Thermal fatigue UT as per MRP-146


1992-1993   NDT TechnicIan | Joliet Army Ammunition Plant | Joliet, Illinois

  • Real time / tube head RT radiography and environmental testing of AT-4 Missiles / fuse assemblies / explosive casting


1991-1992   NDT TechnicIan | Mobile Inspection | Farmington, New Mexico

  • NDT of pipeline and fossil fuel / gas power plants. RT radiography of steam boilers and pipeline welds


1988-1991   NDI Specialist | US Air Force | Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

  • Performed NDI Non-Destructive Inspection of military helicopter and fixed wing aircraft / jet engine oil analysis

  • Immersion UT of composites / NDI lab process control / RT, MT, PT, ET and UT of aircraft components




2019   ASNT IRRSP (Radiation Safety Officer) RAM and X-Ray

2019   NAS 410 LV3 MT, PT, UT, ET, RT

2019   PG&E UT Level III 40 hours.

2018   ASNT  Level III UT, PT, MT, VT

2000   EPRI PDI UT 1/2/5. Ultrasonic detection and length sizing in carbon and stainless steel / bolting

1993   EPRI VT visual testing, Level 1&2

1993   Virginia Power, 80 hours UT as per ASME Sec. XI App. VII

1988   US Air Force, Chanute AFB, Non-Destructive Inspection course, 436 Hours, MT, PT, UT, ET, RT, VT

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