mechanic shop manager business owner resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Ambitious Managing Director of Auto Mechanic Shop and Auto Mechanic skills. Highly effective at promoting positive relationships and building capable teams. Track record of improving overall operations, reducing overhead and increasing corporate value.

Automotive Mechanic with 13 years of experience in the field.

Proven skills in completing light and heavy repairs to electrical, mechanical and other vehicle systems. Specializes in All automobiles and always pursuing ways to further knowledge, learn new procedures and help team complete customer orders.

Seasoned automotive repair professional adept at inspecting, troubleshooting and repairing wide range of vehicles and issues. Knowledgeable about service schedules, well-versed in reading technical documentation and familiar with scoping various components.

Customer-focused Tire Technician with skill repairing leaks, balancing tires and completing alignments.

Deadline-driven Heavy Equipment Operator familiar with safety regulations, construction practices and optimal operation of construction equipment. Expert in maintenance and day-to-day upkeep of loaders, excavators, dump trucks and more. Strong focus on communication and site coordination.

  • Overseeing garage operations
  • Team Leadership
  • Employee scheduling
  • Training and support
  • Inventory Control
  • Preventive and Reparative Maintenance
  • Equipment Inspection and Testing
  • Electrical System Rewiring
  • Electrical Motor Rebuilding
  • Defective Parts Disassemble
  • Equipment diagnostics
  • Vehicle test drives
  • Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting
  • System repairs
  • Replacing parts
  • Brake systems understanding
  • Ticket writing
  • Electrical failure expertise
  • Scheduled services
  • Inspecting vehicles
  • Calibrating systems
  • Power Tools
  • Installing equipment
  • Managing parts
  • Rebuilding engines
  • Oil Changes
  • Changing tires
  • Hand and power tools
  • Electrical experience
  • Chemical disposal
  • Inventory organizing
  • Quality assurance inspections
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Supply ordering
  • Customer Relations
  • Electrical repair procedures
  • Safety awareness
  • Inventory auditing
  • Bay management
  • Operating air compressors
  • Optimizing engine performance
  • Ordering supplies
  • Preparing work orders
Gentry High School Conversion Charter Gentry, AR, Expected in 05/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Clean Harbors, Inc. - Mechanic Shop Manager /Business Owner
Lexington, SC, 02/2007 - 12/2021
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Strengthened merchandising and promotional strategies to drive customer engagement and boost sales.
  • Managed inventory control, cash control and store opening and closing procedures.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Oversaw employee performance, corrected problems and increased efficiency to maintain productivity targets.
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Created Bills of Material from drawings to supply shop with required materials.
  • Submitted reports to senior management to aid in business decision-making and planning.
  • Checked brake systems and determined need of pad replacement, disc turning or other maintenance requirements.
  • Performed diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures to find and identify root causes of mechanical issues.
  • Maintained functionality and reliability of engines, machines and systems through regular diagnostic checks.
  • Replaced damaged, missing or defective parts with new and refurbished components.
  • Measured depth of current tire tread and educated customers about dangers of low tread.
  • Inspected and tested equipment to locate worn and damaged parts.
  • Rotated and balanced tires for even wear.
  • Demonstrated process of preventive maintenance and visual inspections to junior mechanics.
  • Changed vehicle oil and replaced filter.
  • Read and followed technical documentation to complete accurate repairs.
  • Consulted manuals, technical documentation and repair tree charts for further information prior to conducting fixes.
  • Inspected customer vehicles for wear, tear and damage from accidents.
  • Serviced vehicles according to OEM recommended maintenance schedules for oil changes, engine tune-ups and fluid changes.
Novolex - Heavy Equipment Operator
Jackson, TN, 01/2003 - 12/2006
  • Kept machinery in proper working order by repairing and replacing malfunctioning parts.
  • Adhered to heavy equipment safety and operation protocols, resulting in minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Completed diligent equipment inspections, repairs and maintenance actions to prolong life of each piece of machinery.
  • Strictly adhered to company safety procedures, noticeably decreasing job site accidents.
  • Met project demands consistently through careful and consistent operation of heavy equipment.
  • Maximized equipment and personnel protection by identifying and avoiding hazards such as utility lines.
  • Used inspection, troubleshooting and repair abilities to quickly clear mechanical issues with heavy equipment.
  • Determined and marked locations of underground pipes and wires to plan optimal digging locations.
  • Placed tools and job site machinery in locked areas and secured location at end of each shift.
  • Performed thorough pre-shift and post-shift inspections and accurately completed equipment logs and reports.
  • Operated range of heavy equipment on regular basis with advanced skill.
  • Trained in diverse pieces of equipment and useful attachments to handle team needs.
  • Avoided hazards such as hanging or buried utility lines when operating equipment.
  • Operated machining equipment safely with team of operators.
  • Maintained fueled and fully operational equipment to jump on project requirements and keep teams on tight schedules.
  • Resolved most mechanical issues independently and worked with supervisors and senior personnel to resolve complicated problems.
  • Synchronized resources on job sites by smoothly communicating with and directing team members via handheld mobile devices.
  • Compiled cost estimates for jobs.
  • Selected and fastened bulldozer blades or other attachments to tractors using hitches.
  • Controlled simultaneous machine operations by communicating with and directing individual operations.
  • Performed preventive maintenance to prolong life of equipment.
  • Loaded and moved materials such as dirt and rocks based on specific job needs.
  • Ripped out existing asphalt and concrete to prepare for site changes and new construction.
  • Removed topsoil, vegetation and rocks to grade earth to specifications.
Excel Manufacturing - Plant Manager
City, STATE, 01/1998 - 07/2003
  • Managed direction and planning for plant with focus on optimization of daily functions, exceeding customer expectations and achieving KPIs.
  • Created new training program with focus on staff safety, food safety and production quality to achieve reduced labor costs and tighter control points.
  • Maximized plant safety through proactive strategies and well-structured training.
  • Directed employees and related programs to maximize team productivity and facility output.
  • Reduced costs by eliminating materials waste and unnecessary labor hours.
  • Provided direction and leadership to all levels of employees and managers.
  • Tracked data about all aspects of production to assess areas in need of improvement.
  • Redesigned operational workflow processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Made strategic decisions and developed key plans that affected direction of business.
  • Implemented Just-In-Time methodology to help reduce WIP and waste.
  • Monitored and supported progress of plant production orders by managing shop capacity and loading functions at several facilities.
  • Condensed multiple manufacturing shifts to one to streamline operations.
  • Maintained quality of product with robust inspections and assessment team.
  • Oversaw daily operations of 15,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant.
  • Identified and implemented viable strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Organized and guided operations of production, processing and machinery according to business procedures and protocols.
  • Optimized processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Anticipated and addressed production problems, material shortages, equipment malfunctions and unavoidable delays.
  • Applied lean principles to improve workflow and quality and reduce waste.
  • Diagnosed and corrected issues with systems, components and controllers.
  • Operated specialized equipment, gauges and instruments to track and assess gas levels.
  • Estimated costs and set quality standards.
  • Checked meters and interpreted readings to assess functionality of gas retrieval systems.
  • Oversaw routine maintenance programs and scheduled service to keep equipment functioning at peak levels.
  • Recognized low-cost suppliers and managed deliveries to cut downtime and save costs.
  • Trained in and implemented emergency response procedures to protect team members and property.
  • Secured necessary permits and renewals to keep operations compliance with legal standards.
  • Evaluated production schedules and orders to arrange required materials and plan staffing needs.
  • Updated logs and submitted timely reports detailing activities in line with regulatory standards.
  • Identified areas for business improvements and utilized client feedback to drive developments.
  • Analyzed and determined resolutions to multi-faceted issues that affected management and business objectives.
  • Prepared and maintained production reports and personnel records.
  • Planned operations to meet established schedules, factoring in order demands and business forecasts.
  • Utilized proven problem-solving techniques to improve customer satisfaction and vendor relations.
  • Implemented knowledge to provide product quality assurance and executed inventory maintenance, optimizing work time.

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School Attended

  • Gentry High School Conversion Charter

Job Titles Held:

  • Mechanic Shop Manager /Business Owner
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Plant Manager


  • High School Diploma

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