I was fresh out of high school when I was introduced to the Spartan recruitment video. I watched the video and I saw that the field of QC/NDT was rapidly growing and I felt that this would be a good career path for me.
I packed up my things from southern Maryland and made the journey out to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The general education courses were standard college courses at the expedited rate. We covered a full semester’s content in a few weeks. It was difficult at times, but with a goal in mind I knew my hard work and dedication were going to pay off.
Once the general education classes were completed, I went to the north campus for the hands-on classes. This was the first time I was introduced to non-destructive testing and metallurgy. Once again, the courses here are short and crammed full of information. After graduating from the Quality Control program, I was hired by Cameron.
Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil and gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows.
Utilizing my base knowledge I acquired from Spartan, I quickly advanced in my career path. I currently am the Lead Inspector of Cameron’s newest and largest aftermarket facility located in Moore, Oklahoma. I have started taking advantage of the Spartan career center for most of my hiring needs. I know that if a future employee has received Spartan training in the NDT/QC field that they have a firm baseline of knowledge that gives them a large advantage over anyone else.