David Cavataio

7623 Mustang Corral Dr. Humble, TX 77338 (815) 388-5801 (C) Email:  roc712gl@aol.com

NDT Technician

Inspection professional with over 22 years of experience in the leadership, mentorship, management, and growth of organizations and personnel. Strengths include: excellent leadership skills, superior business acumen, building and managing cohesive teams, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and an absolute dedication to the success of the organization. Proven record of managing large facilities and projects at the executive level with financial budgets exceeding 70 million dollars.


Core Competencies

Team Building

Customer Relations


Computer Software Proficient   


Personnel Management                                          

Project Management

Budget Management

Detail Oriented



Operation Management

Organizational Skills

Highly Adaptable

Maintenance Management


Operational Experience

The Ocean Corporation NDT School                                                                                    OCT 2015-20 MAY 2016


Nondestructive Testing Student

  • Trained on six different methods of nondestructive testing to Level II academic hours to include VT-40 hrs, PT-50 hrs, MT-90 hrs, UT-120 hrs, ET-90 hrs, RT safety-45 hrs, and RT-90 hrs.
  • Hazmat-40 hrs meets requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Rigging Safety (has experience as a mountaineering instructor at the mountain phase of US Army Ranger school).
  • Welding, ROV, forklift and visual inspection trained.
  • Maintaining a 95.44% overall GPA.


Union Pacific Railroad                                                                                                           APR 2015-AUG 2015

Freight Car Repairman

  • Visual Inspection on all inbound and outbound trains.
  • Operate in a fast paced environment while abiding to company safety policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for detecting and repairing inoperable freight cars.
  • Conduct air brake tests on all outbound trains with train crew.
  • Record and report all freight car repairs and deficiencies.


United States Army                                                                                                                SEP 1992-MAR 2015

Senior Military Science Instructor

  • Supervised and provided guidance for full-training curriculum and events for over 3,000 future Army leaders.
  • Supervised subordinate instructors in their training techniques and development to proficiently evaluate leadership skills.
  • Provided direct assistance to the Manager in the assigned area, trained subordinate managers to accurately adhere to regulations resulting in demonstrated best practices and implementation of safety and operating procedures.
  • Operates within budget constraints; manage and re-allocate funds to maximize monetary assets.
  • Facilitated daily staff meetings with superiors and subordinates disseminating all operation related situations and changes.

Air Mobility First Sergeant

  • Created and delivered operational procedures to four subordinate supervisors which resulted in flawless execution of the executive tasks.
  • Supervised the maintenance reset of over 500 company pieces of equipment worth over 70 million dollars.
  • Supervises day-to-day maintenance operations and inspections to ensure all facilities were adhering proper procedures.
  • Oversaw vehicles for real world operations while building outstanding rapport with operators and mechanics, resulting in impeccable operations.
  • Supervised 2 operating bases consisting of 400 personnel to include civilian contractors, logisticians, supplies, vehicles, housing and operational/administrative facilities.

Operational Instructor

  • Trained over 3000 operational subordinates on safety processes.
  • Developed and implemented guard and patrol matrix to operate 24 hour operations more efficiently and effectively.
  • Supervised operations training which resulted in highly proficient team members with zero safety incidents. 
  • Supervised and trained 130 instructors in preparation to teach, coach and mentor students for over 25 classes and student evaluations.         
  • Certified to teach all pertinent operations classes.

Personnel Manager

  • Responsible for mentoring coaching 4 subordinate leaders and management of over 40 personnel.
  • Managed and maintained over 10 million dollars of equipment without loss.
  • Created and facilitated trainings for over 100 team leaders on operations.
  • Managed infrastructure projects on base during deployments with local contractors.
  • Responsible for the inventory, organization and preparation of 40 million dollars of company equipment.

Operations Officer

  • Supervised, coordinated, and organized personnel work schedules.
  • Trained and led 20 employees on facility standards of operations.
  • Responsible for orchestrating/synchronizing operations with over 6000 personnel in over 10 different organizations.
  • Managed inventory, radio equipment, tracked operations, and all events for the company.
  • Maintained knowledge of current operations to always keep leadership apprised.



Associates of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

Central Texas College

GPA: 3.92


Additional Training(s)

Commercial Driver License Class A with Tanker endorsement.

Fork Lift certified. (UP Railroad)

Welding qualified. (UP Railroad)

Has Secret Clearance.

1st Aide, CPR, AED training and EMT-B certified.

Valid and current TWIC Card.







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