Since 1996, I have been a heavy equipment operator with the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18. In that time I have had the opportunity to run several types of heavy equipment including loaders, dozers, backhoes, and excavators, in varying locations such as the B.P. Refinery in Oregon, OH, and the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant in Oak Harbor,Oh.
I graduated the Operating Engineers Apprenticeship in 2000. Since then, I have gained experience in operating many types of heavy equipment. In addition, I have taken several classes and seminars to gain credentials to ensure a safe work environment, and to be qualified to work in local refineries and power plants.
With Gradel, I performed maintenance duties at the B.P. Refinery and at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant. At both places a drug test and extensive background check was required before being granted access to work. While at B.P., some of my duties included excavating existing pipeline to repair, removing and replacing asphalt, scrapyard work, and hauling material with a dump truck.
At Davis-Besse, some of my duties included maintenance of roads, pipe excavation, bulldozer work at a dump site and warehouse work with various types of forklifts.
Contact: John Gradel Jr. (419) 262-5300
While at J.M.B. I prepped areas for concrete including, pouring basement walls, driveways,and sidewalks. I also excavated for underground utilities such as water line, gas line, electric, storm and sanitary sewer.
Contact; John Boellner (419) 466-5668
My duties with Creative Transport were to load, haul, and unload, new and used cars with a 7 place car hauler, to the ABC Auto Auction in Perrysburg,OH from different car dealers and auction sites in northern Ohio and southern Michigan.
Contact: Randy Killin (419) 250-0962
Private Pilots license with instrument rating
While in the Operating Engineers apprenticeship I learned how to operate various types of construction equipment. In addition, I took classes in equipment repair, safety training, blueprint reading, hazardous materials, forklift certification, overhead cranes, and general construction knowledge.
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