Ricky Austin


Welding Instructor

Brashier Campus
Bldg. 201 Room 153Ricky_Austin

Phone: (864) 250-4136
Fax: (864) 288-5009
Email: Ricky.Austin@gvltec.edu 

Academic Background

  • Welding Certificates/ Degree – General Dynamics Welding School
  • National Management Association
  • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Certified Senior Craftsman Milcom System
  • Department of Defense Security Clearance (DOD)

Professional Experience

  • Pipe Foreman, Nuclear Jobs
  • Welding Test Shop Supervisor
  • Welding Advisor General Dynamic
  • Welding Adjunct Greenville Technical College
  • Welding Supervisor on U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Human Recourse Manger


  • Certified Pipe Welder per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Section IX, American Welding Society (AWS), and American Petroleum Institute (API) Codes
  • Certified in SMAW, GTAW, MIG, FCAW, Dy Metrics, Blueprint Reading and Robotics Welding Processes
  • Certified in Structural and Pipe Welding Ferrous, Non-Ferrous Metals, and Aluminum
  • Power Plants—Nuclear, Coal Fired, Gas Fired, and Hydro Pipe and Structural Fabrication Shops
  • Trained for Industry on-site per AWS and ASME Codes
  • Welding Testing and Inspection for various companies in the U. S.