general handyman resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Self motivated, with many years of experience that started in Salt Lake City, UT and has continued with my recent move to Valley Falls, Ks. I have certifications in the fire sprinkler installation and systems. I also have OSHA 10 training and certification through my previous jobs. I have worked manual labor jobs throughout my career, and am one that does not need immediate supervision due to my ability to stay on task. I also have preformed higher level supervision jobs. I work well with people, prompt, and reliable.

I currently am helping a farmer that has disabilities and requires my skills for various jobs. I have been working with livestock and improving house maintenance and upkeep.

  • Indoor and outdoor painting
  • Woodworking
  • Drywalling
  • Residential construction
  • Plumbing
  • Hand tools
  • Physically dexterous
  • Commercial construction
  • Contracted work
  • Blueprints and schematics
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Blueprint literate
  • Repairing pipes and fixtures
  • Safety and compliance
  • Have OSHA 10 certifications
Work History
General Handyman, 09/2020 to Current
Superior Contracting & MaintenancePhoenix, AZ,
  • Performed minor wall repair to maintain walls, including installing drywall and repairing and applying wallpaper.
  • Performed basic electrical work and plumbing repairs such as installing new toilets, removing electrical wires, unclogging drains and maintaining gutters.
  • Cleaned and lubricated parts to keep air compressor, generators, and leg splitters equipment operating at peak performance.
  • Maintained job specific equipment by troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance, including installation of lighting fixtures, and ventilation fans in bathrooms.
  • Performed basic landscaping tasks, such as mowing, snow plowing, gardening, pulling weeds and watering lawns for yards of one acre or more
  • Managed available parts, tools and materials inventory to maintain prompt response capability.
  • Troubleshot and diagnosed problems with mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.
  • Investigated and corrected mechanical problems with machinery that was utilized for agricultural needs
  • Tossed all outdoor debris, including yard clippings into receptacles to properly maintain grounds.
  • Prepared for new painting by removing previous materials with seam-cleaning, sandblasting, scraping and sanding.
  • Partnered with employers on various updates to thier homes and yards and to successfully complete projects within anticipated deadlines.
  • Investigated 5+ problems per week and managed solutions accordingly.
  • Sanitized restrooms using such chemicals as ammonia to reduce spread of germs.
  • Studied system requirements to order components and parts and perform acceptance tests.
  • Quickly responded to internal service calls regarding malfunctioning equipment and completed repairs effectively, improving overall employee satisfaction.
  • Conferred with contracted workers about needs and provided expertise in general labor jobs what tools were needed to use.
  • Educated clients on how to maintain and upkeep of tools that were needed to complete the job that I was hired for, and the tools that the employer kept for further usage.
  • Worked with [Tool to complete [Type] jobs, ensuring functionality and quality of repairs.
  • Used various equipment to remove snow and sprinkled rock salt on walkways to prevent falls.
  • Responded to maintenance requests in [Type] property with great speed and efficiency.
  • Removed and repaired carpet and wood flooring.
  • Finalized work on building systems by completing basic carpentry and other finish work.
  • Used problem-solving skills to alleviate issues efficiently with minimal supervision and contacted employer of problems requiring efficient, timely and reliable resolution.
  • Inspected fire extinguisher equipment to maintain safe environment for workers or residents.
  • Kept tool, material and equipment inventory updated.
  • Followed all work orders and specifications to determine which machines and equipment required replacement, repair or maintenance.
  • Maintained restroom functionality by repairing leaking faucets, clogged toilets and other equipment.
  • Scheduled and completed preventive maintenance on various appliances to help clients cut costs and increase appliance lifetimes.
Skill Level II, 01/2020 to 07/2020
Forterra Pipe & PrecastCity, STATE,
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Completed form work for cement panels to ensure compliance with relevant state/buildings/company regulations.
  • Worked closely with foreman to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
Journeyman Fire Sprinkler Systems Installer, 11/1994 to 11/2017
First Fire ProtectionCity, STATE,
  • Used welding tools, including stick and mig welding and to assemble and secure pipes, tubes and fittings.
  • Used clamps and brackets to attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures.
  • Operated drill motors, grinders, chop saws, hack saws and burning torches to perform installation of fire systems for the company that I was employed.
  • Used rigged 300 pipe machine and roll grover to cut and thread pipes to specifications.
  • Inspected and testing pipe systems through NFPA 14 to verify safety and reliability.
  • Planned pipe system layout, installation and repair according to specifications.
  • Laid out full-scale drawings of pipe systems, supports and related equipment according to blueprints.
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and schematics to determine locations, quantities and sizes of materials required.
  • Loaded and unloaded building materials weighing up to 50+ pounds to prepare materials for construction.
  • Cut and drilled holes in walls to permit passage of pipes.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Maintained and repaired facilities, equipment and tools to achieve operational readiness, safety and cleanliness.
  • Delivered fabricated pipe and materials to customer locations within specific timeframes.
  • Handled assigned calls per work week to address customer inquiries and concerns.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving issues that had developed with the current systems issues.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1990 to Neuva Vista High School - Riverside CA,
Associate Degree in Fire Systems : Associates Degree of Fire Sprinklers , Expected in 1998 to Penn State University - Salt Lake City, UT,
  • OSHA 10 certification and Training - 7years
  • CPVC certified installer 20 years

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School Attended

  • Neuva Vista High School
  • Penn State University

Job Titles Held:

  • General Handyman
  • Skill Level II
  • Journeyman Fire Sprinkler Systems Installer


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate Degree in Fire Systems

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