Operations Manager with 20 plus years of experience, possessing a wide spectrum of job knowledge ranging from farming to municipal government. Responsible for reporting to federal, state, and county regulatory agencies and for supervising multiple departments and employees. Demonstrates an outstanding work ethic, as well as strong leadership qualities.
Worked with other department heads to create annual operating budgets with special emphasis on inventory reduction and streamlining operations.
Applied for, then managed Energy Efficiency Grant project upgrading the lighting for all City of Blythe Municipal Buildings.
Participated in the planning, design and construction of a 4 mgd potable water production and treatment facility for the City Of Blythe.
Beginning as a child and young adult I worked for the family business. My grandfather was a farmer and my father and uncle operated a custom operation harvesting alfalfa and cotton. My job was operating and repairing equipment.
Worked for Simplot Soilbuilders for one year, making fertilizer deliveries and performing plant maintenance.
Operated alfalfa and cotton harvesters, worked as a mechanic and welder, then foreman at River Valley Ranch for Elmore Company.
Worked for the City of Blythe's Public Works Department for 20 years. Beginning as a Wastewater Treatment Operator, then as Chief Plant Operator and finally as the Assistant Public Works Director. As Assistant Director I was responsible for 6 separate departments and 30 employees. I completed and was authorized to sign documents reporting to federal, state and county agencies. As Assistant Director I was a member of the City's safety committee. I reviewed plans, managed and inspected construction projects and infrastructure repairs.
Associate Arts degree in Business Management from Palo Verde College, additional course work as a business major at Cal State San Bernardino. Other college courses completed included computer science with special emphasis on Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Currently licensed with the State of California as Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Operator, Grade 4 Water Distribution Operator and Grade 3 Water Treatment Operator. Past licensing with State of California and Riverside County as Pesticide Applicator and Vector Control Technician.
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