Jim Pacheco has over 20 yrs experience welding. He has completed a Calif. State recognized Welding Apprenticeship and is proficient with the Oxy/Acetylene, Stick, MIG, and TIG processes. He is recognized by the American Welding Society (AWS) as a Certified Welding Inspector, Certified Welding Educator, and is certified in all positions in the MIG and Arc welding.
He is currently a Senior Welding Instructor for Pacific Gas & Electric, teaching welding to apprentices ranging from Equipment Mechanics working on heavy equipment to Fitters welding on live gas pipelines to the American Petroleum Institutes (API) standards.
Jim’s passion for welding brought him to The Crucible as a student curious about other aspects for welding which eventually lead him to become an Instructor and the MIG Department Head.