Kenneth Hill

Dedicated Instructor and Versatile Professional at The Ocean Corporation

Kenneth Hill brings a wealth of experience and a results-oriented approach to his role as an instructor at The Ocean Corporation. With a diverse background that spans veterinary care, oilfield quality management, and NDT inspection, Kenneth’s career is characterized by his ability to manage dual tasks effectively as an individual contributor and team player.

Professional Experience and Industry Contributions

Kenneth began his career in drafting and design, working as a Draftsman at Serrill/Jackson, Inc., where he produced mechanical component drawings and P&IDs using AutoCAD. His estimation skills were honed at Cody Builders Supply in Austin, TX, where he created detailed material scopes for construction projects valued between $100,000 and $5 million.

Transitioning to quality control, Kenneth excelled as a Quality Control Lead at Piping Technology & Products, Inc./U.S. Bellows in Houston, TX. Here, he was responsible for inspecting, monitoring, and ensuring compliance with quality programs and customer requirements, focusing on Pressure Vessels, Expansion Joints, and Bellows. His expertise includes extensive knowledge of Material Test Reports, Welding and welding procedures, and documentation requirements for industry standards and codes such as ASME and AWS.

Kenneth’s role expanded into quality assurance and health, safety, and environmental supervision at JT Oilfield Manufacturing, where he managed QC Inspectors, implemented quality management system improvements, and ensured compliance with safety policies and regulations. His efforts contributed significantly to maintaining a healthy, safe, and environmentally compliant working environment.

Teaching Career and Philosophy

In 2023, Kenneth joined The Ocean Corporation as an instructor, motivated by a desire to give back to the educational community that kickstarted his career in NDT. His teaching philosophy is centered on providing a laid-back yet comprehensive learning experience, helping students understand the real-world applications of their studies. He actively engages students with competitive and interactive teaching methods, reflecting his commitment to making learning effective and enjoyable.

Personal Interests and Continuing Education

Outside of his professional life, Kenneth enjoys traveling with his fiancée and playing golf. He continues to engage in professional development through continued educational training in various aspects of his field. His personal and professional experiences deeply inform his teaching approach, emphasizing continuous learning and adaptation to industry changes.

Kenneth Hill’s role at The Ocean Corporation is not just as an instructor but as a mentor and industry advocate, inspiring students to pursue excellence in NDT with the same passion and integrity he has demonstrated throughout his diverse and successful career.