Shawn R. Johnson, CWI, ASNT III is a Principal Consultant on SME’s Steel, Coatings, and Nondestructive (NDT) Team. Possessing over 23 years of experience, he provides nondestructive testing (NDT) and quality control (QC) reviews, as well as monitoring of erection, bolting and welding operations for buildings and weldments. Shawn serves as SME’s senior level III for nondestructive testing processes.

Shawn’s range of experience includes Nuclear Power generation systems, pressurized systems, large industrial equipment fabrication, building construction and erection, DOT bridges, and specializing in advance ultrasonic techniques. Shawn also is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and holds level II and III certifications for various nondestructive testing methods.

Shawn has been a part of the SME team for over five years performing NDT Level II and III services with a specialized area of developing and certifying SME’s nondestructive testing staff to perform Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) while using PAUT flaw detectors. Shawn is experienced in ultrasonic, magnetic particle, dye penetrant and coating application. He is also versed in testing of various materials and welds for conformance to applicable specifications, and is responsible for inspections on sophisticated coating systems.

Shawn enjoys exploring all outdoor adventure activities with his wife Christine and anything involving motorsports. He has a passion for working with anything that can be built or rebuilt and enjoys the challenges of learning to do something new. He is the owner and driver of an automotive racing team.