Talented welder/fabricator with 14 plus years experience fabricating and assembling structural metal products, including frames and components for machinery, equipment, trucks, semis, tanks and metal parts for buildings and bridges. In my most recent position of welding supervisor, I was solely in charge of the welding shop and the fabrication of an industry changing glass handling line. It contained all new machinery from small conveyor type frames, all the way up to an argon chamber constructed of one and two inch thick steel plates, weighing in at 6 tons upon completion.
Completed a world-class Automated Insulated Glass Unit production line. As welding supervisor of a small prototype shop, I was responsible for the construction of the complete line and all of its separate components. I have also worked as part of a team at Morris Material Handling LLC, building a 240 ton crane that was installed in a nuclear powerplant for P&G Electric in California.
Spent nine months of the first year of my daughter Stella's life at home taking care of my family. Family values come first in my life and this was precious time well spent.
Combined welding techniques, knowledge of metallurgy and engineering requirements to produce quality work. Heated, formed and dressed metal parts with hand tools, torch and arc welding equipment. Laid out, positioned, aligned and secured parts and assemblies with straightedges and combination squares and calipers. Precision cutting with automated band saws. Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and blueprints. Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled them in jigs, fixtures, and by hand with the use of platen tables.
Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times. Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules. Collaborated with the engineering team to adjust and modify production equipment. Completed key projects on time, on budget and with a high level of accuracy.
Contracted welding work of all types for various company's seeking specialized welder for certain jobs or projects. Examples of such are welding fuel pipe sealant rings and manhole access hatches for Franklin Fueling Systems out of Stoughton. Welding custom light screens and massive outdoor framework for custom lighting use for Electronic Theater Controls at there Middleton Facility. Welded multiple state certified Crane structures for Morris Material Handling out of Windsor, WI, to include trolleys, bridges, and multiple hoist and frameworks. I also developed and built many designs of skid loader attachments for various clients in the area to include truss booms and construction work for J.R. Herzog Construction Company, Tree Grapples for Alternative tree care, both operating out of Mazomanie. I also did extensive hard surfacing treatments for various farmers in the area on all types of tillage equipment and loader buckets.
Spent the first year of my son Owens life at home taking care of my family. Family values come first in my life and this was precious time well spent.
Responsible as a team lead for the timely completion of welded frames for use in the glass industry. Mostly Mig welding of mild steel for support structures for one of a kind glass machines built in house by Cardinal. Fast paced manufacturing environment, also to include some painting and production saw cutting.
Responsible for accurately welding bar joist, bridging, and frame outs. Also worked in bolting of kit type buildings by VP, also to include metal roofing, siding, and various types of standing seam roofs. Experience to include working with cranes, boom lifts, scissor lifts and also walking steel with the use of proper Osha safety equipment and practices.
Helped with all aspects of cash crop farming. Learned to operate all kind of farm equipment to include everything from pickups to JD 9500 combines. Also assisted in the care of Horses and various other livestock. My main focus was on field work, mostly tillage related with bigger machines (JD 7800, 8200, 8400) and Landoll rippers and finishers.
Coursework in Welding Fabrication
Coursework in Arc and MIG Welding
Coursework in Flux Core welding
Coursework in Oxy-Acetylene welding and cutting
Coursework in Blueprint reading
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