Over the years, I have accumulated a wide array of knowledge areas. I have owned a few businesses, which gave me good clerical, mathematic, record keeping and organizational skills.
I also have labored hard, working on fishing boats, in shipping facilities, wood mill etc. I am proficient, with all types of hand, power tools and machinery. I am mechanically inclined, having worked on things as small as a fishing reel, to as large as a diesel engine.
My motto is ''failure is not an option'', I have worked unsupervised most of my life, when something needed to be done I did it, there was no one to pass it off on. I have owned my own businesses in the past and I believe this helps me by always giving 100% to achieve my goals.
I was in charge of general boat yard duties, including, but not limited to; painting, detailing, power washing, some general repairs, maintenance and assembly of trailers in a very fast paced, hectic environment. I used a variety of hand and power tools and used fork lifts to move boats and materials around the yard.
I was first mate on a fleet of 3 saltwater sport fishing boats. The main part of the position was to oversee the deck, help and assist the patrons and assist the captain and hopefully catch some fish. Behind the scenes, there was lots more to be done, I was a carpenter, mechanic, electrician, plumber, psychologist, painter, laborer etc., whatever needed to be done. It was very hard, grueling work at times, trying to perform your tasks in 8 foot seas, but also very satisfying. I used a large variety of hand, power, carpentry and mechanics tools in this position.
Temp position. I was a shipper in a distribution plant, which sold hand tools and related items. Duties included; picking orders from stock, shipping orders via a computerized inventory system, using pallet jacks and fork and high lifts to move materials.
I drove a large box truck to deliver custom made stair cases and trim molding to job sites and various wholesalers. I also moved materials around in mill yard using fork lifts and skid jacks.
I worked in a services related uniform business. I was the receiver, in charge of all incoming freight. All items were entered into a computerized inventory data base. Goods were sorted to fill required orders and for stock.
I delivered furniture using a large box truck. Other duties included random repairs around the large outlet.
I worked in a large distribution center which shipped food products. Duties included scanning and shipping packages using a computerized system. Products were also transported using pallet jacks.
I worked for a company that made electric motor parts. I was in charge of inspecting final products, packing and shipping the coils via UPS and motor trucks [which I arranged and co-ordinated on occasion]. I also received incoming freight which was dispersed throughout the plant. I also tested and repaired thes parts as needed using specialized equipment and machinery. I was in charge of a large wire room and keeping its inventory correct. Heavy [some over 300#] ,spools of copper wire were weighed, and put in numerical sequence on high shelving using a high lift.
I was owner of a small business that sold antiques and collectibles on the internet. I managed all aspects of running a small business. Purchasing, shipping, computer work, book keeping, record keeping, etc.
I was co-owner of a large fishing tackle store and repair facility. All sorts of duties were performed here, in the retail sector, I ordered, received, invoiced, inventory, kept books, dispersed goods, etc. We had a large repair facility, using a large variety of hand, power tools and machinery, including drill press, lathe, band saw, etc
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