Dr. Jesse A Grantham

Welding & Joining Management Group, West

7100 N. Broadway, 1C
P.O. Box 21813, 80221-0813
Denver CO, 80221

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EW #2914 Specializes in welding, metallurgy, and nondestructive testing. Services include failure analysis, expert witness investigations, code consulting. AWS Accredited Test Facility and FAA Repair Station.
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Ph.D. Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University , 1992 in the fields of: design, metallurgy and industrial systems engineering
M.S., Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University , 1988 in the fields of: welding design, metallurgy and nondestructive testing
M.B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana , 1982 in the fields of: management, marketing and finance
B.S. Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University , 1969 in the fields of: manufacturing processes and operations management.

Director of Technology; Founder Welding & Joining Management Group, West.
Welding metallurgy instructor at The Ohio State University, Columbia Basin College and Adjunct Professor at Washington State University
Instructor for the National Board of Pressure Vessel Examiners, AWS CWIs and ASNT technicians;
Shop Fabrication and Field Erection Supervisor. Specialized in forensic investigations and process management
Registered Engineer 6 states; AWS-CWI #98041061, AWS-CWE #9807029E, ASNT Level III #KM1957. Manages the WJMG AWS Accredited Welder Test Facility #011008 and FAA Repair Station WOJR662Y for fusion welding and nondestructive testing.

EW #2914 has over thirty year's experience in technology, training and testing. He founded GESI, providing design services, inspection, testing and project management for the offshore oil, gas & pipeline industry. At WJMG he specializes in hands-on certification of manual, semi-automatic and robotic processes, design, metallurgy of non-ferrous and ferrous materials, CFRs, codes & standards, OSHA compliance, safety issues, destructive and nondestructive testing. He is a well-recognized expert regarding both the practice and the metallurgical science of bolting, cutting & welding for structural steel, pressure vessels, tanks, and automated processes used in shop fabrication and field erection. He is Director of the WJMG Institute to provide training for supervisors, union crafts, welders and inspectors.

He often serves as a third-party inspector and consultant for metallurgical and safety investigations of major projects. He has been engaged in welding, metallurgy, failure analysis, destructive and non-destructive testing during his entire career. He is also active nationwide, with OSHA surveys and evaluations, OSHA compliance audits, & ISO/quality program reviews. He provides structural /construction inspections and field material evaluations. He implements ASME and AISC quality certification programs and welding process improvements. He directs the Welding & Joining Inspection and Testing Laboratory, an independent testing agency (ITA), and is a member of ASNT and ASM International.

Member #597 of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He specializes in the practical aspects of accident investigations/analysis/reconstruction, metallurgy, welding and nondestructive testing. He has provided numerous depositions and testimony about his findings. He is an experienced "hands-on" expert witness.

Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Nondestructive Testing, Offshore Platforms, Process Piping, Stairs, Ladders, Cranes, Underwater Welding, Welding Safety & Welding Equipment

Accident Investigation/Analysis/Reconstruction, Bridges, Metallurgy, Pipelines, Tanks, Testing-Materials, Welding

EW #2914 is an active member of a number of technical and professional societies, and has held offices locally and nationally. He is the AWS District 020 Director for 7 AWS Sections serving approximately 2,000 members in the Eastern and Western Rocky Mountain region.
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