Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
My goal is to obtain a position in a top construction firm as a high level equipment manager, where I would have the opportunity to finish my career strong. I am seeking a position that allows me to utilize my leadership skills and 20 years of construction equipment experience.
Work History
Master Mechanic Foreman, 11/2015 to 01/2016
Harsco CorporationPiscataway, ,

I assumed the position of district shop foreman. I over saw the day to day business of managing the shop craft personnel, along with all incoming and outgoing equipment. I was also tasked with managing the maintenance on smaller jobs that did not require a full time mechanic on site.

  • I supervised 10 mechanics and 4 oilers
Master Mechanic , 2015 to 11/2015
Lineage LogisticsLenexa, ,
  • Kiewit loaned me to Mass electric to aid them in the repair and maintenance of their 7 new state of the art custom bucket trucks
  • I performed their crane and bit inspections and PMs

Master Mechanic/Forman, 11/2013 to 2015
Kiewit, Foothill Transit CorridorCity, ,

This project was a light rail extension from Pasadena CA to Covina CA

  • Supervised 4 mechanics and 2 oilers
  • Equipment on job consisted of Harsco tamper mark IV, Harsco ballast regulator and Pettibone Speed Swing 360

Master Mechanic Foreman, 10/2012 to 11/2013
Kiewit, Walnut Creek Energy ParkCity, ,

This was a 500 mega watt simple-cycle power plant.

  • Assembly/disassembly of Liehberr LR1300 and LR 1130
  • Supervised 3 mechanics and 1 oiler
  • Maintained and repaired Tadano GR750XL and 2 Linkbelt RTC8065 cranes

Master Mechanic/Foreman, 05/2011 to 10/2012
Kiewit, District ShopCity, ,
  • Supervised 4 mechanics and 2 oilers
  • Aid with the assembly/disassembly of large crawler cranes on all projects  

Owner/Operator, 11/2006 to Current
Business Owner/Salon StudiosCity, ,

I am the owner of a high end hair salon that my wife runs and operates. Along with this business I run and manage a scissor sharpening and sales business. I have 3 employees that work in the field selling and sharpening shears.

Master Mechanic Foreman, 05/2005 to 10/2006
Cobra Equipment RentalCity, ,
I was in charge of a fleet of 20 Cat 657's, 10 of then were B models and 10 were E models. I supervised 5 mechanics and 2 oilers. With this company, I gained valuable experience in keeping Scrapers alive and working in rock. In my time with Cobra I was tasked with major repairs on almost a daily basis. I have replaced many engines, transmissions, finals, aprons, cylinders, floors, hitches and differentials. I was also heavily involved in an experiment in which we installed E model engines in B model Scrapers. This was an attempt to re-power the B model Scrapers to me the strict CA emission compliance rules. The conversion was successful and was a fun project. I also had the opportunity to fill in and run a scraper when the company was short on operators.

Master Mechanic/Foreman, 11/2004 to 05/2005
Kiewit, Palomar Energy PlantCity, ,

This project was a design build 500 Mega watt power plant. I had a maintenance crew of 4 mechanics and 1 oiler. This was a project with several large cranes and tower cranes. This job was exceptionally challenging due to the small project footprint and heavy rains. It was necessary to pump excess water off the job site to keep the project moving forward on time.

  • Assembled and configured a Manitowoc 2250 Maxxer
  • Erected 2 Liebherr ECH630 tower cranes 

L.A. Branch Service Manager, 10/2003 to 11/2004
Marco Crane And RiggingCity, ,

I was hired at Marco Crane to bring my mechanical and team leadership experience. I managed and maintained Marco's entire fleet of rental cranes and support trucks. I supervised 3 mechanics and 2 yard labors. I was tasked with updating some of the older cranes in the fleet, this included some re-powers and several rebuilds. 

  • Performed quarterly and annual crane inspections
  • Performed DOT ad BIT inspections

Master Mechanic Foreman, 01/2002 to 10/2003
Kiewit, LA PowerCity, ,
  • I was sent to this project to direct and lend my leadership skills in assembling the companies crawler cranes. On this project my Manitowoc knowledge was needed to update and install the factory EPIC system on (2) 2250's. My ability to work on cranes between production shifts was necessary. Both cranes were at 100% availability even during the large cast of installing the LMI systems at night.I was also challenged with the design and implementation of a travel interlock safety system on the Liebherr ECH630 tower crane. This safety device was needed to correct a potential hazard of the crane being able to travel while the travel dogs were clamped to the rail. I came up with a solution that was implemented company wide. I provided step by step instructions, a parts list and an electrical schematic that is now used with these cranes. 
  • Supervised 2 mechanics and 1 oiler

Master Mechanic Foreman, 03/2001 to 01/2002
Kiewit, High Desert Power PlantCity, ,

This project was a design build 750 Mega Watt power plant. On this project I was tasked with the repair, maintenance, erection, reconfiguration, assembly and disassembly of several cranes. This job was exceptionally challenging with the number and proximity of the cranes. The job had 2 Manitowoc 2250's, one of which was configured into a 500 ton Maxxer, 4100W Vicon II, 777, Grove 80 ton RTC, 2 Lingkbelt 65 ton RTC's, 2 Liebherr ECH 630's on travelers. Safety was of the utmost concern with the amount of cranes that could potentially come into a space.

  • Supervised 2 mechanics and 1 oiler

Master Mechanic, Segment Foreman, 02/2000 to 03/2001
Kiewit, Level 3City, ,

This project was a fiber optic duct bank installation. 

This segment started in Paso Robles Ca and ended in Van Nuys, Ca.

On this project I was responsible for all company owned equipment and arranging necessary outside rental equipment. 

The equipment used on this project was 15 Cat 416C's, 15 426C's, 2 Vermeer 758 trenchers, 2 Tesmec 900 trenchers, 2 Cat D9R's, 4 Cat Challengers, 10 Cat VFS trailers.

  • Supervised 3 mechanics and 2 oilers

Apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanic/Welder, 01/1997 to 02/2000
Kiewit/Granite JV, East Damn ProjectCity, ,

This job was my entry into the heavy construction industry. I started as a step one apprentice. I was tasked with assisting the Journeymen level mechanics. As my skill progressed I was moved into my own service truck. I received a well rounded education, by spending time rotating through the different jobs required to maintain and repair construction equipment. The Master Mechanic would rotate me in three month intervals from Field Service, Shop Service, Lube and Fuel truck, and Grease truck. I would work on all of the equipment on the job which includes: Cat 5230A, 5130A, 789A, 777A, B, C, D, 769B, 657E, 631D, 992, 988, 966, 446B, Hitachi EX1100, EX700, EX400, Cat D11R, D10R, D10N, D9R, D9N, D8N, D7R, Volvo L150, L120, Case STEIGER9280, Dyna Pac Rollers, Tampo Rollers, Holland Vertical cut loader. I was placed in the lead position of DEMOBE of all three of the Cat Mass EXCAVATORS and the Cat 789's and 777 rock trucks. 

  • I completed my entire apprenticeship on this project

general trade knowledge: , Expected in
Mt. SAC - Walnut CA,


  • Caterpillar CMS, VIMS, Failure Analysis I
  • Air Brake certification
  • Manitowoc 777 Level 1 Technician
  • Tadano Intro to CANBUS
  • Crane Management
  • Electrical Theory 1 & 2
  • Machine tool process

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