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Joseph Bockhold



Professional info

Current Blacksmith student at ACBA.  Certified combination welder. Proficient in shaping metal. Able to file shaped pieces into exact specifications as well as removing excess scale. Able to punch holes in forged pieces and smooth resulting holes.





Work experience

Greenfield Forge

​May 2019 - August 2019


●     Apprentice Blacksmith

●     Auxiliary Dam Maintenance Operator

●     Assistant teacher during private lessons


MIG Welding

TIG Welding

Forge Welding

2010 - present

Peri Formworks Systems

​July 2017 - May 2018


●     Repaired metal panels in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using MIG         


●     Brought panels back into required specifications.

●     Typically worked on open corner joints less than ¼ inch thick.

2010 - present

United States Airforce

Language Analyst

​April 2010- April 2016


●     Extracted answers to intelligence/collection gaps through tasking, collection,

       research, scanning efforts.

●     Gather intelligence relating to emerging threats in order to enhance situational

       awareness of military leadership in country.

●     Translated intelligence for inclusion in numerous reports.


Attending American College of Building Arts Forged Architectural Ironwork program 

August 2018-Present

AWS D1.1 3G Certification

North American Trade Schools Combination Welding Course

Graduation date 7 July 2017

AA Degree in Foreign Language Studies from the Defense Language Institute

Award date 2016

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