Electrostatic painting and powder coating with over 20 years experience. Hands-on experience with Ransburg no.2 handgun for on site wet spraying, Ransburg electrostatic/conventional gun as well. Experienced with Gema Nordson and Wagner equipment for powder coating. Worked on conveyor system with 3 stage washing system. Strong work ethics, and take pride in my work.
Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times, and reduce costs. Adjusted machine feed and speed if machine malfunctioned. Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety. Changed equipment over to new product. Followed company procedures to maintain work environment in a neat and orderly condition. Inspected equipment. Maintained necessary level of communications between shifts. Maintained positive relationships with all customers. Managed work with little supervision. Notified supervisors of faulty operations and defective materials. Informed supervisors when machine needed major service. Properly utilized warehouse equipment and tools to increase productivity, efficiency, and safety. Reviewed work orders and communicated with prior shift to assess work needs for the day. Supported technicians in equipment maintenance and repair. Flexible work schedule. Worked 1st shift and also 2nd shift independently for 6 yrs. Worked overtime, including evenings and weekends, to respond to emergencies and fix unsafe conditions. Kept productions running smoothly on all shifts, delegating jobs, and kept on top of inventory.
Assisted in management of business operations by maintaining records and files, preparing cost and inventory reports, and ordering supplies. Worked in sales, traveling to companies to bid on jobs. In charge of all electrostatic painting done on school lockers and auditoriums. Also did office re-upholster work for large companies. Did on site and off site work. Did a lot of traveling out of state.
Mostly worked in sales, making bids to large companies for re-furbishing. Did some of the re-furbishing as well, but was mostly involved in sales.
Sailed on the great lakes for the first few years after high school. Was assistant conveyor man on board most ships I sailed on throughout my time with the company.
Member if the Bay Hockey team - position - Goalie
Training: Responsible for providing vision and guidance to group of 5-7 employees, training them on sufficient project plans, procedures.
Documentation: Reportedand documented unsafe conditions, equipment and/or injury.
Equipment Maintenance: Performed and organized items as necessary/directed.
Production: Consistently met production and schedule levels.
Production Inspection: Inspected products to ensure highest quality.
Machine Repair: Detected machine malfunctions and problem-solved accordingly. Repaired, maintained, and replaced parts on dies.
As of 4/15/2011, I was let go from Tendon Manufacturing Inc. after many years of dedicated service. Several issues came into play when this happened. First, the company had just implemented a new policy about being tardy. If you were tardy, you would receive an orange slip. After 5 slips in a certain period of time, you were terminated. I had no problem in the past with tardiness, or missing work, so this posed no problem or concern to me. The owner tends to hire a lot of ex-convicts out of prison, because he gets compensated and can pay them at a lot less wage. I happen to be one of the highest paid employee's there, because of my skills and the length of time there. It was no secret that the owner was trying to cut costs, and around that particular time, our family had vehicle issues and we were down to one car temporarily. My sons needed to get to school, and this meant that I would arrive 10-15 minutes late. But I stayed late to make up that time. It didn't seem to bother anyone because it was only 10-15 minutes and they knew this dilemma would be taken care of within the next few days. The owner proceeded to call me in the office and told me he was letting me go because of my tardiness, and I was quite taken back at this and in disbelief. He gave me my weeks vacation pay that was owed to me and I left.
I later found out that right after that he had put some young in-experienced guy in my place for less than half of what he was paying me. After a week or so I called to see if he had changed his mind on the matter, he told me that maybe if I called back in a month or two that he might consider hiring me as a "new hire"....starting from scratch as far as pay, and seniority, vacation time etc. I was very insulted by this after all the years and hard work I had done for that company. I truly believe he was just looking for a way to get rid of me to hire someone at a lower pay scale. And...when I applied for unemployment - even though I was terminated - after telling this explanation, unemployment was granted to me.
Knowledge of conveyor system and sometimes able to repair instead of calling outside company.
Over 20 yrs of shop experience.
Knowledge of manufacturing standards/regulations.
Excellent with troubleshooting, and strong independent worker.
Successful in a fast-paced environment.
Good with equipments problem resolution.
Since leaving Tendon Manufacturing, Inc. and looking for work while on unemployment, I decided to work with a friend of mine who owns his own remodeling/carpentry business. Because of the nature if the business, there are very busy times, and times where there is hardly any work available. It is difficult to stay on track with finances when work is sparatic. Painting/powder coating is my trade and has been most of my life. I would like to go back to what I know how to do - and do well.
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