Randy Humpherys Welding Instructor

Randy Humpherys

Coordinator/Instructor

Office: Trade & Technology 101

208-282-4473

humprand@isu.edu

Lucas Bloxham Welding Instructor holding a fish

Lucas Bloxham

Welding Instructor

208-282-3500

bloxluca@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Combo Pipe Welder/Fabricator – 20 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology – 12 years
  • Certified Welding Educator/Inspector

 Career Highlights

  • Have worked in 10 States
  • Have worked in refineries, helium plants, brewery’s, Coca Cola, Capri Sun, Calistoga Water, Proctor Gamble, Pokka Beverages, tomato plants, fertilizer companies, semi-conductor industries
  • Competed my AWS Weld Inspector Certification

 One of my Favorite Professional Experiences

It would be hard to name just one experience.  I really enjoy working with the welding students and seeing them grow into successful welders. It is always enjoyable for the graduates to come back to the shop and have new trucks, new trailers, and new toys to show for their hard work.  They talk about their work experiences and are always very thankful about their experience here at Idaho State University.

Dave Erickson, Welding Instructor

Dave Erickson

Instructor

208-282-3500

ericdav2@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Rig Welder/Combo Pipe Welder/Fabricator – 22 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology – 11 years
  • AWS Certified Welding Educator/Inspector
  • Owner of Erickson Welding, LLC

Career Highlights

  • Graduated from ISU’s Welding Program in 1995
  • Worked in 9 States
  • Worked in refineries, oil/gas plants/fields, natural gas pipelines, mining, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, food processing plants
  • Welded alloys such as ferralium, hastelloy, 904ss, alloy 20, 316, 304, chrome, and several grades of carbon steel
  • Passed 1000s of x-rays
  • Continue to weld all year as a contractor

One of my Favorite Professional Experiences

I love to place our students in high paying jobs. The students’ faces light up when we can send them to work. It is also very gratifying to see how successful the students are after a short time. A lot of students come back to visit and tell wild stories of what they have been up to. It’s a lot of fun. It makes my day when they thank me for getting them ready for a successful career.

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