I am 50 years old and have been married for twenty-eight years. I have seven children and five grandchildren. My wife and I have guardianship a child and have been teaching parents for about fifty teenage boys for a span of ten years. I am dedicated in working efficiently and with a positive attitude so work does not become a chore. I take pride in a job well done no matter how big or small because this positive attitude can grow for other personnel that might be having a hard day. I have been working for the Maschhoffs maintenance team since Jan, 3 2011. Maschhoffs commitment to their personnel is very strong. I am very pleased to be a part of the Maschhoff team. I have learned a lot from Roger Hinz & Darin Kerner. The patience they shown gave me time, to learn the Electrical, Alarm Systems and also many other machines and equipment to learn repair procedures. This should be one of the goals is to have our team learn the repair procedures, so they are confident in what they are doing and in turn will help the units as well. The other main roles of the supervisor is to know your personnels abilities, weaknesses and goals. This will help the whole team grow and be successful, because all of your personnel have abilities everyone can learn, and this will make the team stronger. The supervisor position is one that needs to lesson and communicate to your personnel and your manager. This will help clarify the managers goals for the team and help with all problems that might come about. I know, I can help the manger do this. I graduated from Orleans Public Schools in 1983. Then I attended the University OF Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, a degree in Agriculture Machinery Mechanics Technology. I was on the student counsel and was in charge of the main library, computer building. I in the frat house and was a member of the University of Nebraska Farm House Fraternity I graduated in 1985. I then went on Samuelson Harvesting Crew for four months. This started down in Texas harvesting wheat and went through Oklahoma then Kansas. Then I went to North Plate and attended Mid-Plans Community College to take my general studies. I worked at Valentino's as a Supervisor. I also got married at this time. Due to personal reasons I needed to take a full time job and one turned up in Norfolk Ne, at the Dubuque Packing where I deboned chucks. I had this job for one year and then move back to the farm to take over the dairy farm (1988). I lived in Orleans and was on the town counsel for two years and I was also a cub scouts leader. Then in 1993 my family move out to the farm and I had to quit the town counsel. I also was involved in 4-H. I am a person that takes pride in all work that I do. Since I have been involved in the agriculture business. I am fluent in animal husbandry from vaccination, feed to A.I. I am skilled in mechanical repair in diesel, gas engines. I am skilled in welding and bracing with a miner in construction, cement. I have been operating a dairy farm, farm1989 to 2008 . Then in 2004 I decided to go organic, I then arranged the crop rotation with the dairy operation (the dairy was not organic). I have marketing skills that I learned from dealing with the organic crops. I can multi-task and communicate well with other people. My wife and I, in 1998 decide to purchase my folks dairy farm. I increased the cow numbers to a 150. Then in August of 2005, my domestic well started to pump only 8 gals/min. I drilled for more water and come up with only a 10 gal well. This wasn't too bad but in May of 2006 my 8 gal/min, well dried up and that left me with only 10 gal/min. I had over 400 head of cattle. I decided to drill a well down on some bottom ground (near the sappy creek). The well produce enough water but the quality was poor. The water had high iron, mag, and other mineral that made it hard for the cow to absorb minerals in its food and water. Then I had to have high quality keylated mineral. The cost to get water was very high and in late 2007 the high price of hay and the low price for milk made it very tough to keep operating. Then in the fall of 2008, the price of milk was extremely low and corn, hay prices were putting me in the red, so I had to make a hard decision. My barn was built in the 1950, my equipment was in need of repair. The cows were not making any money and the market outlook was very poor for two to three years. I decided to raise calves and work with the organic crops. This was ok for a couple of years but my equipment was too far gone so I decided to rent part of my ground out. As a third generation crop & dairy farmer, this was a very hard decision but in business one needs to think wisely and make the hard managerial decisions.
Diesel & Machinery Mechanics Technology
Agriculture Machinery Mechanics Tech.
404 E 7th Street
Curtis Neb, 69025
Orleans: Consolidated with Southern Valley Schools of Neb,
I started to take my precollege courses plus business courses.
Approximately 36 to 40 credit courses taken.
1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte Neb, 69101
I did not complete because of personal reasons. 1988
AI, Backhoe, forklift, Team leadership, Machinery, Marketing, Mechanical, Excel, Quick learner, safety, shipping, Welding, Animal Houseing & Marketing
I have been with the Maschhoffs team for almost three years now.
In those three years I learned a tremendous amount dealing with electrical, (electrical alarm systems) plumbing, construction, and other mechanical problems dealing with feeding systems and how to diagnose
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