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JAMES C. TAYLOR, ACI
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
 

PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR

  • Incorporated in October of 2005
  • ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Certified Inspector
  • Affiliate Member of the Vail Board of Realtors
  • Successful Completion of the National Home Inspector Exam (required for licensing in states other than Colorado)
  • Certified in Radon Measurement at the Western Regional Radon Training Center, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Certified Mold Testing
  • Inspection Training Associates Enhanced Home Inspection Course: taught in compliance with ASHI standards

MARITIME ENGINEERING – LICENSED THIRD ENGINEER

  • Responsible for the duties assigned to a Third Engineer on a tanker such as:
    • Structural Integrity: conducted visual inspections of the bulkheads and hulls of the ship for cracks in the hull and for general structural integrity to ensure water-tightness of the vessel
    • Plumbing Maintenance: repaired plumbing leaks and stoppages; maintained the functionality of all supply pipes
    • Electrical Maintenance: performed electrical inspections and maintenance on a regular basis, maintained battery systems, took mega readings on controllers and pumps, and ensured proper insulation
    • Air Compressors: maintained and repaired compressors to ensure the proper supply of control air to the plant that was necessary for the automation of plant operations
    • Sewage Systems: researched system specifications and maintained the system accordingly; trouble shot system interruptions
    • Distilling Plant: managed the creation/distillation of fresh water from sea water through a distillation device and trouble shot problems as they occurred
    • Lube Oil Systems: ensured the proper functioning and cleanliness of lube oil strainers and purifiers
    • Hourly Inspections of Operating Systems and Components: checked for proper operation of pumps and motors by physical contact, gauges, and visual inspections
    • Engine Room Management: ensured proper functioning of systems and engineering personnel

MARITIME ENGINEERING – LICENSED SECOND ENGINEER

  • Responsible for the duties assigned to a Second Engineer on a tanker such as:
    • Fuel Oil Systems: cleaned and maintained fuel strainers and fuel oil purifiers
    • Fuel Transfers: managed the loading and transfer of fuel on and off the ship
    • Furnace and Boiler Management: monitored and maintained water levels to ensure proper furnace/boiler functioning, monitored system for leaks, and made repairs as needed
    • Valve Maintenance: inspected and surveyed components throughout the ship to ensure proper functioning and to isolate and repair any discernable damage
    • Furnace Maintenance and Inspection: inspected the refractory inside the furnace; also monitored, maintained, and repaired furnace burners

MARITIME ENGINEERING – LICENSED FIRST ENGINEER

  • Trained and licensed to perform all duties assigned to a First Engineer on a tanker such as:
    • Responsibility for all operations, maintenance, and duties relating to all ship systems
    • Performance of any significant maintenance and repairs necessary for the functioning of the ship’s systems
    • Supervision all of the ship’s engineering personnel
    • Responsibility for training, conduct, and performance of all the ship’s engineering personnel
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • ASHI Certified Inspector
  • Formal Home Inspection Training at Inspection Training Associates and Certified in Radon Testing
  • Certification of Full Membership of American Maritime Officers, Book #T-201
  • STCW and HAZMAT Certifications
  • EPA Proper Refrigerant Handling Universal Certification
  • Half Face Respirator Certificate of Training
  • Combined-Basic/Advanced Marine Firefighting Training Course
  • Advanced Dangerous Liquid Cargo Course Certificate of Training
  • Certified Mold Testing
EDUCATION
B.S. Marine Engineering Technology, 1994
Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine