I started out as a semiskilled labor doing building maintenance installing windows doors rubber floors and building personal offices. Also I installed heating ducts put together and disassembled scaffolds. Installed security fence and electrical motorized security gates also while removing trees and landscaping also doing some cement work to sidewalks and steps. From there I became a distribution repair man/pipe mechanic I installed, replaced and repaired broken water mains ranging from 3 inch to 14 inch sometime 16inch or larger. After a few years I became an emergency responder with the emergency unit which I will be the first to respond to high-priority jobs. I would assess the problems, safely secure the area. Contact all of their utility companies in the area that may possibly be affected.Then assigned the job to the proper units to respond and fix the issues safely and completely. Throughout my years with the water department I have used numerous tools from drills, glass cutters,measuring tapes, jackhammers, tampers,pipe wrenches, gas saws & etc. also driving many vehicles flatbed, steak bodies,sometimes while carrying a compressor I have a little air break experience.
I started out cleaning bathrooms, baseboards, mopping terrazzo floors, scrubbing and burnishing floors also. After six months I moved to another crew where I learned to strip and wax floors properly safely and up to standards. A few months following that I was giving the opportunity to lead my own crew of 6 to 8 men. We performed the duties of stripping and waxing floors in the airport safely without causing injury nor inconvenience to passengers. Every day was a learning experience for me. Many of which I have taken and used throughout my life and career. I learned to deal with many different personalities and that short cutting safety leads to many problems. Overall I grew tremendously in following directions, leading and talking with/to other people.
During my tenure with the Philadelphia water department I have accomplished many things I have received a few promotions.overall I have learned and shown great leadership skills my ability to follow directions properly safely and my dependability and reliability to work. For that my promotions has always come without any objective.
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