(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Skilled Heavy Equipment Operator proficient in operating backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, off-road trucks and skip loaders. Dependable and hardworking team leader and collaborator with 20 years of construction industry experience. Recognized for working safely and efficiently while supporting teams to meet deadlines. Ambitious student pursuing electical engineering technologies degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in industrial electican role. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Construction background
  • Maintenance duties
  • Critical thinking
  • Modifications and adjustments
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • OSHA
Education and Training
Armstrong High School Armstrong , Expected in 05/1998 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Illinios, Expected in 05/2022 : Electrical Tech Engineering - GPA :
  • Dean's List Honoree 2020 & 2021
  • 4.0 GPA
Illinois Tool Works - Machine Operator
Pontiac, MI, 06/2019 - Current
  • Lubricated parts and performed minor maintenance to improve machine function.
  • Removed and replaced worn machine accessories to keep products within desired tolerances.
  • Documented daily production data and submitted accurate time logs to keep management up-to-date, using .
  • Set up machines for various jobs to maintain compliance with manufacturing thresholds and waste reduction initiatives.
  • Maintained assigned equipment and performed daily inspections to increase equipment lifetimes and cut costs %.
  • Operated multiple fabricating machines, including cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses and forming or spinning machines.
  • Operated hand trucks, forklifts and scissor lifts.
  • Diagnosed problems with mechanical and electrical systems and equipment using advanced troubleshooting abilities.
  • Diagnosed equipment malfunctions and completed repairs to restore equipment and maintain uptime.
  • Maintained compliance with internal and regulatory safety standards.
  • Used electrical drawings to troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical and other systems.
  • Maintained available parts, tools and materials inventory to respond to issues.
  • Consulted blueprints and repair manuals to complete high-quality repairs and restore optimal functionality.
Caterpillar - Heavy Equipment Operator
Belvue, KS, 10/1998 - Current
  • Observed and followed signals of those from individuals directing moving and positioning of loads.
  • Inspected and maintained inventory of all slings, chains, ropes, and shackles.
  • Maintained cranes by inspecting for defects or wear, lubricated ropes and winches,and replaced worn out cables.
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies, safely operating friction clutch cranes, bore piling rigs and piling equipment.
  • Operated mobile crane and moved materials to various locations.
  • Reduced hazards and risks by conducting daily inspections on piling cranes and drill rigs.
  • Operated various service cranes, barge, hammers, workboats, crane mounts and external hire service cranes to complete [Type] project.
  • Inspected all equipment and materials for defects prior to operating cranes to prevent malfunction or damage.
  • Directed work crews for correct placement of blocking and outrigging under cranes.
  • Placed cribbing under outriggers when necessary to improve workplace safety.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Created holes and trenches for underground stormwater sewer infrastructure.
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to safely move materials and prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues.
  • Operated front end loader to move dirt and different base materials.
  • Located and marked underground pipes and wires to determine accurate digging locations.
  • Performed pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and completed all reports accurately to support company policy.
  • Maintained machinery by repairing and replacing broken and malfunctioning components.
  • Inspected and repaired equipment to maintain durability and optimal performance.
  • Monitored and used handheld mobile devices to communicate with multiple trades and coordinate worksite resources.
  • Removed defective wiring systems, hydraulics and braking systems and replaced with new parts, enabling machines to return to service.
  • Disassembled equipment using hand tools and hoists to begin repair work.
  • Utilized various methods to perform routine and preventative maintenance tasks on heavy equipment, including excavators and dozers.
  • Read and interpreted technical details such as schematics, manuals and drawings.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
CN Railroad - Railroad Equipment Operator
City, STATE, 04/2005 - 02/2012
  • Operated single- or multiple-head spike driving machines to drive spikes into ties and secure rails.
  • Inspected parts of tracks to identify areas needing repair or maintenance service.
  • Welded newly laid track parts to existing parts and verified proper joining and work quality.
  • Studied work schedules to plan and carry out timely and efficient repairs.
  • Adjusted previously laid track parts to promote long-term maintenance objectives and maintain safety targets.
  • Reshaped worn or damaged railroad switch points with portable power grinders.
  • Lubricated machines, changed oil and filled hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Steered forklifts, hand trucks, scissor lifts and other equipment to move materials around work sites.
  • Put up and attached structural components, poured concrete and completed other construction-related tasks.
  • Reviewed and carefully followed all safety policies and procedures.
  • Inspected and repaired equipment to maintain durability and optimal performance.
  • Executed preventive and corrective maintenance on work trucks and other vehicles.
  • Interpreted drawings and schematics to pinpoint sources of mechanical issues.
  • Connected electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
  • Used diagnostics and troubleshooting tools to identify failures and equipment issues.
  • Evaluated vehicle schematics to assess required parts and order accordingly.

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  • Kankakee Community College

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