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Code Welding Compliance, Contract Welding Compliance, Failure Analysis, Litigation & Expert Testimony, Welding Consultant 

"Lunch & Learn" / Weld Report Class 

Spring Schedule 2023

AWS-CWI, CWE, CRI, Level III earn PDH Certificate

3756 Monarch Street, Frederick CO 80516, 303-451-6759

WJMG AWS Sustaining Member 5104546, WJMG AWS Educational Institute 4021567,

AWS-CWI 98041061, AWS-CWE 9807029E, AWS-CRI 1511017N, ASNT Level III 95605

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Training course for welder certification thought AWS

SENSE program 30 days, 12 days hands on for $5,000 

AWS D1.1, ASME IX, B31.3


Training course ANST SNT-TC-1A Level II VT, MT, PT

6 methods of heat treat ranging in size and temperature

Lindberg Heater Treater  (3'x3'x3') - 1400°F

Skutt Oven (2'x2'x6') - 2400°F

Shop Oven (2'x2'x2') - 2000°F

Big Heater treater - tank vessels (5'x5'x16') - 1600°F

Portable Induction Coils for Welds - 2400°F

Vibratory Weld Conditioning - Meta-Lax

Vibratory Stress Relief - Meta-Lax

WJMG Team Credentials


  • AWS Sustaining Member # 2022001

  • AWS Education Institute # 40215267

Jesse A. Grantham:

  • PE Licenses: CO # 35283

  • PE Licenses: TX # 39966

  • PE Licenses: WA # 31632

  • PE Licenses: WY # 9415 

  • ASNT Level III # 95605, MT, PT, UT, VT

  • AWS CWI # 98041061

  • AWS CWE # 9807029E 

  • AWS CRI # 1511017N

Dustin W. Nelson:

  • ASNT Level II, MT, PT, UT, VT

  • AWS CWI # 19071301

  • AWS CWE # 2111008E

Kyle G. Morehead:

  • ASNT Level II, MT, PT, UT, VT

  • AWS CWI # 19070043

  • AWS CWE # 220900E

Henry C. Topham: 

  • ASNT Level II, MT, PT, UT, VT

  • AWS CWI # 22094081

  • AWS CWE # 2302000E

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Dr. Jesse A. Grantham P.E. 

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Forensic Welding Expert Witness 

     I have a Ph.D. in Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH (1992 – Welding Engineering / Metallurgy / Nondestructive Testing) an M.S. in Welding Engineering from OSU, Columbus, OH (1988); an M.B.A. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA (1982); and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (1969). 

I am a recognized Forensic Welding Expert. I am currently a Fellow #597 and past Treasurer of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). I am a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and other states.

I am the Owner and Principal Investigator at Welding & Joining Management Group, an independent metals/weld testing laboratory.   Since 1978, I have specialized in welding code consulting and contract compliance, welding process applications, forensic investigations of weld regions, failure analysis of weld regions, welding metallurgy, underwater welding, and welding inspection and testing for onshore oil, gas and mining industry and offshore equipment in marine environments.  I analyze and explain complex technical issues in clear, understandable terms.  I am an active author and teacher.

I have been an expert in welding and metal-joining processes.  I have instructed and examined welders and testing technicians and developed metal testing instructions and compliance reviews of cutting, welding, and testing specifications.  I have been a welding engineer for development and management of an ISO-certified metallurgical testing laboratory.  I have supervised welding and testing for the manufacturing of offshore petroleum/maritime equipment to U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Services standards.  I was an Industrial Engineer for processes, products, labor management and safety programs.

I am currently registered as an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (98041061), AWS Certified Welding Educator (9807029E), AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter (1511017N) and American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level III (95605) in non-destructive testing methods of Visual Testing, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Ultrasonic (straight beam and shear wave).

I own and operate the Welding & Joining Management Institute (1996), an academy for learning/provided instructions about weld inspection and metals.  I teach courses in certified welding inspections, nondestructive testing of welds, mechanical testing of metals and welding, and weld metallurgy.  I teach welding courses about design of welds, processes, materials, heat inputs, welding safety and nondestructive testing; courses for the American Society of Metals (ASM) International about designs for welding, welding processes, welding metallurgy, stainless steel welding & metallurgy and nondestructive testing of welds. I taught courses for Columbia Basin College and Washington State University about manufacturing processes, welding metallurgy, safety, welding inspection and nondestructive testing.  I volunteer/serve on numerous collegiate welding advisory committees and AWS welding committees.

My experience as a welding expert spans 40 years. My case listing and curriculum vitae are readily available.



Code Compliance


The code and procedure will be determined by what type of job the welder is being certified for. There are structural welding tests, pipe welding tests, aerospace welding tests, food service welding tests and more.

The welder must have a copy of the WPS that they will be certified on, the (PQR) and be dressed in PPE for welding. WJMG can provide the welding machines and coupons or the welder can bring their own.


Nondestructive Testing

NDT Procedure

NDT Training

NDT Level III Services 


Borescope Inspection

Digital Images, Photographs



WJMG Institute

NDT Classroom Training for Level I or II in - 


Bolt Testing AISC

Mico-Hardness Testing


Forensic Welding

Professional Engineer 

Weld Assessments

Weld Inspection

Quality Management Systems

Failure Analysis

Expert Consultant Services

Forensic Metals Testing 


NDT Compliance 

Code Compliance

Litigation & Expert Testimony


Instrument Validations

Dial Caliper, Micrometer

Electrical Instrument (ammeter, voltmeter, WFS)

Epsilon Strain Gauge 

Filler Weld Gauges (set 5 or 7)

Hardness Test Instrument 

Harmonic Tests (welding power supply)


Pressure Gauges 

Skidmore - Wilhelm

Thread Profile, Depth Gauge, Bore Depth

Torque Wrenches

Tape Measure, Rulers, Scales

Vacuum Heat Treatment

Stress Relief, Metalax,
Heat Treatment

Lindberg Heater Treater  (3'x3'x3')

Skutt Oven (2'x2'x6')

Shop Oven (2'x2'x2')

Big Heater treater - tank vessels (5'x5'x16')

Portable Induction Coils for Welds 

Vibratory Weld Conditioning - Meta-Lax

Vibratory Stress Relief - Meta-Lax



Laboratory Analysis
Field Inspection
Metals Testing 
Guided Bend Test - face, root, side
Macro-etch Fillet Weld

Nick Break, Charpy Impact, Tensile Test
Coefficient of Friction / Slippage Test
Post Welds Heat Treat, Small Furnace, Residual Stress Relief, Induction Heating
METALAX - Vibratory Stress Relief (VSR)
Microhardness Traverse - Vickers, Knoop
Macrohardness - Brinell Traverse; Rockwell B, C 
Feritscope - Ferrite Content Measurement

Safety Wear

Safety & Health

Welding Fumes


AWS Safety and Health Facts

AWS Z49.1 Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

CFR 29 1910 Subpart Q

CFR 49 193.277


OSHA - 10 Outreach for Construction

OSHA - 30 Outreach Training Program


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Magnaflux Bench Unit (DC, AC) 

Portable Unit 1500 Amp

4 Hand Held Yokes 6 Amp

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