Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Diligent Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright recognized for excellent job performance. Conducts direct work and preventive maintenance on industrial machines and equipment, including Machine Shop Machine Tools and Gearboxes. Specialties include Machine Tool Leveling and Rebuild with 45 years of experience in related and unrelated types of work that have given a well rounded work experience and history. Proficient in understanding drawings and wiring schematics to trouble shoot, evaluate, disassemble and repair machinery.

  • Safety Compliance
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Repair Requirements Determination
  • Skilled Maintenance and Repair
  • Dependable and Consistent
  • Accurate and Precise
  • Team Collaboration
  • Visual Inspection
  • Familiar with Excel
  • Parts Sketching
Work History
Machine Shop Maintenance, Millwright, 11/1998 to Current
Airgas IncRiviera Beach, FL,
  • Inspected and analyzed machinery and equipment to detect and identify the root causes of malfunctions or irregularities and initiated corrective actions.
  • Replaced defective parts of machines and adjusted clearances and alignment of moving parts.
  • Assessed operating conditions and adjusted settings to maximize performance and equipment longevity.
  • Safely used various tools, including blow torches, welders, hammers and forklifts, adhered to all workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances resulting in years without accidents.
  • Positioned steel soleplates for machines and equipment weighing over 55,000 pounds using: Precision levels such as Starrett 98 and 199 with accuracy between .005"/ft and .0005"/ft , blueprints and schematic drawings for water recirculation pumps at power plants and ball mill drive pinions for manufacturing plants.
  • Performed alignments: motor/gearbox/drive pinion combinations, motor/pump etc. using dial indicators, lasers and feeler gages.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery on regular basis to reduce downtime.
  • Installed machine tools and mechanical equipment according to layout plans.
  • Inserted shims, adjusted tension on nuts and bolts, and positioned parts, repairing machine way surfaces using Biax Scrapers and other hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Operated machine tools to fabricate parts during production, overhaul, maintenance or setup of machineries.
  • Completed partial or full dismantling of equipment to quickly repair or replace defective components and restore functionality, both production and repairs to our facility equipment and machinery.
  • Reviewed and studied schematic diagrams to properly plan and process assignments.
  • Kept equipment inventories, system upgrades, detailed maintenance reports and documentation of maintenance needs in order to prepare detailed analysis to upper management.
  • Increased productivity by reducing downtime, budgeting effectively, allocating tasks and maintaining high standards of safety and work quality.
  • Verified proper analysis and troubleshooting of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.
  • Developed and documented protocols for preventive maintenance procedures, decreasing equipment issues and reducing downtime.
  • Procured pricing information from various vendors to support cost-effective purchasing.
  • Tested systems and safely install new system components, fixtures and motors.
  • Supervised up to 4 employees depending on project scope, including scheduling, training and performance monitoring.
  • Connected hydraulic test unit to machines and equipment, and tested units to evaluate mechanical operation.
  • Read blueprints to safely and efficiently assemble equipment.
  • Worked closely with electrical contractors and our machine shop using factory schematics and drawings to create an electrical system and operator interface to replace obsolete factory speed and feed quick change controls with variable drive motors to control table speed and ram head function. This included electrical schematic manipulation to create a control system, designing motor mounts, adaptor plates, seal plates, couplings to retrofit new motors.
  • Repair and or complete rebuild of machine tools including: King, Betts, American tool works, LeBlond, Bridgeport, TOS/Clausing, Cincinnati Bickford, Niles, Mesta, Davis, Nardini, Poreba, Giddings & Lewis, Collet & Engelhard and others.
  • Repair of various industrial gear box reducers including: Falk, Philadelphia, Atlas-Stord/Keller, Browning, Dodge and others.
  • Preforming weld repair/hardfacing build up and grinding to factory clearance of horizontal twin screw press flights at sugar beat, fish and citrus processing plants.
  • Preformed QC and documentation for installation, rolling and seal welding of heat exchangers tubes in new sulfuric acid heat exchangers with as many as 1854 SS tubes 2-1/2" OD by 34" long.
  • Field line boring to include weld repair and machining to size of bores as well as repairing holes by boring oversize and installing bushings.
  • Various field and shop related machining and mechanical projects including: field machining of UHMW seal rings for Phosphoric acid filters, grinding of trunnions and tires on granulation driers and wear rings on Phosphoric acid filter wear tracks under filter. Teardown and rebuilding of assemblies for mining, powerplant industries at our facility as well as other work at customer facilities across Florida as well as in other states nation wide.
Service Manager, 01/1990 to 09/1998
City Of KennewickKennewick, WA,
  • Started out as a mechanic for part of the year.
  • I accepted the service manager position holding that position for over 8 years.
  • Repaired and maintained heavy equipment that pruned citrus trees all around mid and southern Florida citrus areas. Each of these machines had two Detroit diesel engines, 140 tooth saw blades ranging from 28" to 39" in diameter. Some machines had two arms that could reach up to 21' vertically into the trees with 6 saw blades on each arm. The saws were belt driven by two 6000psi hydraulic motors. Another machine had one 30Kw generator and 4 saws mounted to a rotating star on an arm and were driven by electric motors and belts.
  • I worked on Detroit diesel engines, control hydraulic systems, Clark Axles, Alison and Clark transmissions, 12V, 24V and 230V 3PH electrical systems.
  • Field repair of equipment and vehicles
  • "Off Season" Teardown, analyses, planning, ordering and rebuilding of all machines, trucks, trailers and saw sharpening equipment at this facility in Florida. I have also done some repair work at the main office in Ventura California.
  • Went to yearly and then quarterly budget meetings in Ventura California.
  • The Florida division of Kimball Toppers has since closed, however, the main facility of Kimball Toppers in California is still in operation.
Mechanic, 09/1988 to 05/1989
Weikert FordCity, STATE,
  • Manual and automatic transmission rebuild
  • Head Replacement as well as various other mechanical repairs
Painter, Construction Worker, 08/1976 to 08/1988
McCollough Painting, BGM CorporationCity, STATE,

Commercial/Industrial Painting and Construction

  • Brush, roller and spray painting
  • Drywall installation, taping and texturing
  • Vinyl wall covering installation
  • Assorted framing, building and demolition
  • Field work at facilities in and around Fairbanks to include power plants, oil refineries and on military bases
  • Field work in various villages around Alaska: Nome, Kotzebue, Bettles and others.
Certificate Diesel-Heavy Equipment (and Welding): Diesel Engine/Heavy Equipment Repair With Welding, Expected in 05/1986
TVCC University of Alaska Fairbanks - Fairbanks, AK,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 1981
Lake Wales Christian School - Lake Wales, FL,
  • Industrial Bearing Training, Timken - July 2009
  • Series 53 Engine Overhaul, Detroit Diesel - October 1996
  • Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Level II Training - March 2011 and January 2012

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  • TVCC University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Lake Wales Christian School

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