In my teens, I worked for a steel fabricator where I operated welders, cutting torches, drills, grinders, and forklifts both large and small. I also worked for a machinist shop where I operated various machines such as lathes, drills, punches, and presses.
I started in the retail grocery business in 1983 when I was 20 years old. I was consistently praised and promoted and worked in retail grocery for about 10 years. I have a good understanding of the grocery business.
In 1993 I left the grocery business to enter college where I earned an A.A.S. degree in drafting and design.
After graduating college in 1995 I worked for a group of Architects for 3 years producing drawing packages and details both manually and on computer.
In 1998 I started working with Sturdisteel as a draftsman. I quickly moved from just draftsman to also checking the work of other draftsmen. For several years I was the primary checker of construction and shop manufacturing drawings.
In 2005 I was promoted to Detailing Coordinator/Drafting Room Manager of the engineering department for Sturdisteel. I remained there until February of 2017.
I've had a fairly diverse working career with a proven record of optimum performance, diligence, and achievement.
I have extensive experience in managing people in a way that promotes success for the company as well as the employee.
I am confident in my abilities, knowledge, professionalism, and determination.
I will be a very efficient, reliable, and productive asset to your company.
Strong work ethic
Strong communication skills
Good math skills
Efficient in Microsoft Office
Efficient in Word
Efficient in Excel
Efficient in AutoCAD design program
Forklifts(large and small)
Introductory course in O.S.H.A Safety Standards
Sturdisteel is a major player in the bleacher manufacturing business in the United States and Canada. Sturdisteel designs, manufactures, and installs bleachers and seats for professsional sports teams, colleges, high schools, parks, etc.
In 1998 I started as a draftsman. I worked in program called AutoCAD producing construction drawings and shop fabrication drawings.
In 1999 I began checking the drawings of other draftsmen for quality and errors.
In 2005 I was designated as the Detailing Coordinator for 5-7 draftsmen in the engineering department. My duties included hiring, managing, and scheduling of employees. My duties also involved new product design, current product design improvement, in the field reviews of design and problem solving. I was dispatched to job sites in Texas and Oklahoma on numerous occasions, as well as California to visit with state architects and once to an Illinois site to assess site for design considerations. I was a part of weekly company meetings to discuss strategies and schedules. I was on the phone daily with associated contractors, installers, architects, engineers, salesmen, and customers.
I am familiar with the International Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Throughout my 19 years with the company I also continued to produce drawings and check the drawings of my employees.
I was hired in 1989 as assistant store manager at Triad Foods in Moody, TX.
I was in charge of hiring all personnel in the store other than in the meat market. I was also in charge of scheduling, employee training, store business office, cashiers and cashiering, ordering of all grocery items, shipping and receiving, vendor check ins, inventory, stocking, product placement, maintenance, community relations, customer service.
I started working for Brookshire's grocery store in The Colony in April of 1986 as night stocker. Within about 1 year i was promoted to Grocery Manager/Night Manager.
I was in charge of 6-8 employees, including stockers and cashiers. I was also in charge of ordering all grocery items, inventory, employee scheduling, cleaning, customer service, receiving grocery trucks, vendor check ins, etc.
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