Cleanroom TechnicianJan 2011 - Current Cabot Microelectronics (www.cabotcmp.com)Aurora, IL
Wafer polishing on Mirra, Reflexion, and Ebara polishers.
Certified and skilled in the use of all cleanroom polishing, cleaning, and metrology tools Pre and post measurment data on UV1050, VX-310, F5, RS100 and several other metrology machines.
Performed data analysis and provided recommendations to achieve desired results.
Identified and helped solve design problems, resulting in more efficient and cost effective products.
Played key role in designing customer specific slurries that resulted in multi-million dollar orders getting placed.
Lead AssociateDec 2005 - Jan 2011 Cabot Microelectronics / CMPC Surface Finishes
Over 14 years of experience lapping surfaces flat, parallel, and square within one millionth of an inch with consistent accuracy.
Job duties consist of finding new and more efficient ways to finish projects quicker while achieving superior results.
Designed and installed several tools and implements to improve the speed and accuracy of nearly every job that was brought into the facility.
Materials worked on were Tungsten, Aluminum, Anodized Aluminum, Gold, Teflon, Teflon Coated, Plastic, Titanium, and many other materials or coatings.
In the 14+ years of working here I worked mostly in the Lapping Department, but also gained years of experience grinding, honing, diamond turning, and optical polishing on pitch laps.
Member of the Green Team.
Launched projects to cut down on waste and energy costs.
Member of the Ergonomic/Safety Team.
2009 Cabot Microelectronics Global Safety Award winner.
Saved 8% on supply costs by working closely with suppliers to ensure that all components met department quality standards.
Spearheaded development of Quality Control and Management Department.
Project ManagerDec 2002 - Nov 2005 Kellaney ContractingJoliet, IL
Sites were built on towers up to 1000 feet tall on rooftops, church steeples, grain silos and anywhere else a site need to be installed.
Other useful skills include: Com-Train rescue certification.
Reviewed plans and specs during the schematic design of pre-construction.
Coordinated utility service providers according to project schedules.
Obtained building and specialty permits from local jurisdictional agencies.
Conducted weekly production and operations contractor meetings, which facilitated stronger communication and the ability to resolve critical issues.
Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
Conducted all critical pre-installation conferences with general contractors, subcontractors, consultants and manufacturer's representatives.
Worked with construction administration consultants to plan field observations on schedule.
Prepared and followed through on all required punch lists.
Oversaw the entire building turnover process, while enhancing communication between all construction management.
Assisted the operations group with warranty service repairs.
Offered direction to landscape architects on all landscaping projects.
Determined the project schedule, which included the sequence of all construction activities.
Avoided construction delays by efficiently following through with all site inspections in a timely manner.
Trained and promoted continued education for all onsite crew members.
Lead ManAug 1994 - Dec 2002 Surface FinishesAddison, IL
Lapping to tolerances within .000001".
Surface grinding to within .000050" Honing to tolerances within .000050" Helped build and install re-designed lapping machines.
Became well experienced in every department.
Worked directly from blueprints, patterns, sketches and specifications.
Operated heavy duty lathes, boring machines and mills, planers, shapers and grinders.
Operated forklifts, hoists and other material handling equipment.
Adhered to all safety protocols and safe work practices to reduce likelihood of injury.
Developed an effective preventative maintenance schedule for all shop equipment.
Studied blueprints, work instruction, sketches, drawings and manuals to determine dimensions and tolerances.
Detected and reported malfunctions and out-of-tolerance machining.
Interpreted drawings and planed work in proper operational sequence on multi-cut jobs.
Lubricated parts and performed minor maintenance to improve machine function.
Obtained blueprints and ordered support materials from suppliers and engineers.
Head MechanicAug 1991 - Aug 1994 Fair Lanes BolingbrookBolingbrook, IL
Responsible for the maintenance and operation of the machines that were in the building.
At that time I was the youngest mechanic ever hired by the company.
High School Diploma: 1993 Romeoville High SchoolRomeoville, IL
Auto Body Repair1993 Will County Career CenterJoliet, IL Two year course in Auto Body Repair and Refinishing.
Owned and operated a auto body / repair center from 2005-2011. During 2007, even though the economy slowed down my business grew and I sold the building I was operating out of and moved into another building that was twice it's size. From there the business ran successfully until I closed shop in December 2011 due to the building I was operating out of got sold, and I wanted to slow down for a few years since I was working full time at Cabot Microelectronics and running the shop at the same time. I also did not have any other suitable commercial locations to move into at this time that would have suited my business needs.
While operating my auto body shop, I was a licensed as a car dealership.
Held a Mortgage and Insurance license in 2002 while training for Citibank. Did not renew licenses after changing paths and going to work in the construction industry...
In my spare time I buy and rehab houses, then turn them into rental properties.