James A. Kocher is the Director of Emerging Technologies, Nondestructive Testing for Conco Services Corporation located in Verona, PA. Jim is an Eddy Current Level IIIA for Eddy Current Inspections, and his expertise includes system-wide inspection of heat exchangers at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants and petrochemical facilities. Jim’s technical expertise includes BOP Heat Exchanger Eddy Current Data Acquisition and Analysis, Steam Generator Analysis, Procedure Development, Eddy Current Personnel Training, On-site Project Coordinator and Job Supervision.
Jim worked with Conco Services Corporation from 1989 to 1995, Master-Lee from 1995 to 2008, Mistras from 2008 to 2011 and returned to Conco Services in 2011. In his current position, he is responsible for personnel training, development of procedures, technical assistance, data analysis and project management. He has traveled to numerous nuclear and fossil power generation sites to perform Eddy Current inspections on condensers, feedwater heaters, steam generators, heat exchangers and chillers.
Jim possesses a current ASNT level III certification in eddy current.