Marine Inspector Resume Sample

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FirstName LastName
Street Address • City, ST ZipCode
Day Phone # • Evening Phone # • Email Address

Social Security
Veterans Preference
5 Points
United States
Highest Federal Civilian Job Held: N/A
Federal Status
: U.S. Coast Guard, W-2, 6/81-Present




♦     21 years experience Senior Marine Inspector, Program Manager, Engineering Officer, Supervisor, and Trainer for US Coast Guard, including 3 years experience as Commercial Fisherman.

♦     30 years extensive educational, professional development background: courses in emergency operations, vessel operation/maintenance, safety inspection, and related areas.

♦     Organized, thorough inspector; track record of conducting comprehensive investigations and data analysis leading to pro-active process improvements and policy changes.

♦     Skilled technician and troubleshooter; quickly able to pinpoint safety violations/equipment errors, and recommend action plans to resolve problems within federal, state, and local guidelines.

♦     Strong leader: develops sound, sustainable relationships with crew members, upper management, government agencies and associates, and fishing industry professionals.

♦     Impeccable record of training and leading crew members in the fulfillment of goals and objectives.


  • Safety Enforcement / CFIVSA
  • Inter-Agency Communications
  • Emergency Systems
  • Data Analysis & Management
  • Project Lifecycle Management
  • Legal Compliance Issues
  • Liaison & PR Affairs
  • Media Communications
  • Training & Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Vessel Architecture
  • Investigative Procedures
  • Coast Guard Regulations
  • Policy Development


Licensed US Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer

US Coast Guard Qualified Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Examiner

Small Passenger Vessel, Foreign Tank/Chemical Tank/Freight Vessel, and Machinery Inspector

Accomplished Commercial Fishing Vessel Builder

Experienced Commercial Fisherman


United States Coast Guard 6/81-Present
1764 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. 40 hours/week
Port Arthur, Texas 77650 Starting Salary: E-1
Supervisor: CDR Wilson, 409-723-8729 Ending Salary: W-2
Supervisor may be contacted.  

U.S. Coast Guard, W-2

Maintained highly successful steady career progression from E-1 to W-2, encompassing various positions for Coast Guard, including Engineering Officer, Supervisor, Training Specialist, Program Manager, and Marine Inspector/Investigator, with emphasis on 9-years as Boarding Officer, conducting “fisheries enforcement boarding” to ensure compliance with federal fisheries law. Gained initial experience and expertise in enforcement of commercial fishing vessel safety laws. 


      • Promotion from Marine Inspector and Investigator to Senior Marine Inspector based on performance and technical engineering expertise.
      • Enforcement state and federal laws successfully while assigned as Law Enforcement Liaison Officer, working jointly with North Carolina Fisheries Division and local Federal Marine Fisheries Officer.
      • Ensured US vessel fleet compliance with federal regulations, completing detailed audits of ship management processes while assigned as Manager for Alternate Compliance Inspection Program.
      • Oversaw new construction projects for steel vessels at Marine Safety Office Port Arthur, fulfilling blueprint objectives; engineering plan analyses; systems testing; and fire/safety plan review.
      • Directed numerous marine casualty cases involving commercial fishing vessels, determining root causes, recommending preventative changes, and ensuring thorough documentation.
      • Created training program for newly assigned crew of CG Block Island that emphasized “at-sea” boardings of commercial fishing vessels and boosted crewmember competency.
      • As Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner, collaborated with Commercial Fishing Vessel branch in conducting comprehensive fishing vessel safety exams and informative fishing vessel safety shows.
Brooks Seafood 6/78 – 6/81
518 Island Drive 40 hours/week
Harkers Island, NC 28531 Starting Salary: $15,000
Supervisor: Dan Melon (919) 742-9898 Ending Salary: $39,000
Supervisor may be contacted.  

Commercial Fisherman

Hired as deck hand and fisherman responsible for controlling processes using various types of commercial nets and setting/recovering commercial fishing gear. Operated under adverse weather conditions on open deck, retrieving gear and sorting catch. In charge of equipment and vessel maintenance necessary for proper operating condition.


      • Promoted to Captain for sole operations management of commercial vessel.
      • Built strong network of personal contacts with commercial fishermen over past 20 years to present.
      • Assisted company owner in “building from scratch” two commercial fishing vessels specifically designed for Carteret County, North Carolina region, gaining experience in wood boat construction, project planning, purchasing, and observation of safety regulations in design.


Diploma, 1978, East Carteret High School, Beaufort, NC 77657


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Welding Inspection for the Marine Surveyor

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