Hard working, motivated Groundman with well-rounded skills and experiences as a member of a General Construction Line Crew. With over eight years of physical labor and safety experience, I am excited to meet and surpass all expectations in achieving a Journey-Level status with a reputable, safety-oriented company.
8+ Years Physical Labor, one year Groundman Exp.
PPE Trained, Extremely Safety Conscious for crew and public
Advanced Climbing skills and abilities
Transmission, Distribution, Secondary, Overhead and Underground Work
Comfortable with Extended Hours, On-Call, Emergency, and Extreme Weather Situations
Quick Learner and Accepts feedback on performance well
Class A License
Familiar with Hand, Power, Hydraulic, Pneumatic tools used on Line Crew
Completed NLC with 4.0 GPA
Can lift 100+ lbs. safely
Proper Rigging and Handline Use
Positive Attitude, Great Communication Skills, Moderate Spanish Speaking
Union Member and familiar with Apprentice Program Expectations
Pre Apprentice Lineman- G.C. Sep 2015 - Sep 2016 Pacific Gas & ElectricSanta Rosa, CA
All Duties associated with being a groundperson for a line construction crew including but not limited to: Safety Procedures involving Safe Working Practices/ Meetings/Participating in and Giving Tailboards, PPE trained and experienced, Hurt Man Rescue for Vault/Bucket/Pole Top, CPR and First Aid, Worksite Protection and Traffic Control, Knot efficiency and Correct Rigging Methods/Load Limits, Staying Out of "Bite"/ "The Hole", Heavy Overhead Awareness, Being our Brother's/Sister's Keeper, Proper Lifting Techniques and Working Procedures, Clear Hand Signals to Operators and Backing Trucks, Chocking Tires and Doing Walk Around on Vehicle and Equipment before Use, Safe Climbing Practices, Three Way Communication, Testing Wood Poles for Climbing, Inspection of Climb Gear/Rigging/Tools/Equipment for Integrity and Safe Use, Minimum Approach/Work Distances, Testing dead/Grounding Wire and Trucks, Rubber Gloving and Hot Work/Set Procedures.
General duties involving Loading/Unloading Trucks and Trailers with Materials, securing loads, Use of Hand/Power/Pneumatic tools with Generators/Compressors, Chainsaws, Hydraulic Tamp, Identifying Correct Connectors(copper bugs, secondary connectors, sleeves, amps)/Wire/Cable, Referencing Specification Literature/Resources, Monitoring Materials/ Tools/Batteries/Fluid on Work Trucks and Restocking as needed, Multi-Tasking and Prioritizing in Field and at Yard when given Several Duties, Operation of Forklift, Work with Hog Davis, Three Wheel Dolly, Rope Truck, Payout Reels, Capstan, Backyard Set Machine, T buckets, Emergency and Storm Damage Response, Extended and Irregular Hours, Regularly Attend School and Training and Communicate with Scheduling Personnel, Report/Log Hours and all Required Activity to Comply with Union/Company Policy for Apprenticeship Program, Maintain a Positive Attitude and Strong Work Ethic.
Tasks Associated with Overhead, Underground, and Service Linework including Hand Digging, Reading USA marks, Assisting Bucket/Line Truck and Lower Controls, Removing/Setting/ Plumbing Poles and Guy Wires, Work with Auger and Hydraulic Tamp, backfilling with Gravel/Foam, Setting Anchors, P.V. Hook, Markings on Poles/Equipment/Service Vaults and Boxes after Installation, Fusing Cutouts, Bussing TF, Framing and related including Pins/ Crossarms/ Bat Tubes/ Fixtures/ Cutout Brackets/ Fault Indicators/Composite Arms/ Dead Ends/ Side, top, hand, and slack span ties. Work with Cranes/Helicopters, Use of Hand/Tag Lines/Material Bags and Anticipation of next move, Installation and Work with Risers, Switches, Transformers and Banks, Capacitor/Regulator Banks, Pole Steps, Service Drops, Meters and Components, Ground Runs and rods.
Journeyman Laborer/ Traffic and Sign Crew ForemanApr 2008 - Aug 2015 Satewide Traffic Safety and Signs, IncNipomo, CA
Specific Foreman on 2+ man Traffic Control and Sign Install Crew.
When acting Foreman, job included establishing communication and maintaining relationships with contractors and inspectors, read and understand all approved plans/maps/blueprints, Locate and identify underground facilities and their markings, assume public and employee safety as number one priority when dictating how the work will be performed, documenting all materials/hours/signatures, etc. for company and contractor reference. Maintained safe and comfortable work environment and responded to all individual needs of employees and public. Book hotel rooms and balance workload to meet deadlines, requirements, and optimum performance level while working out of town.
Traffic: All types of Traffic Control and Flagging Operations, Road/Freeway/Shoulder Closures, Lane Closures, Traffic Diversions and Detours, Work Area Protection, Use of Radio or Hand Signals where Line of Sight Not Possible, PPE and all additional requirements for night work, Spotting and backing equipment safely, use of Arrow and Message Boards, Light Tower haul and operation.
Permanent and Temporary Sign Install, Remove, Maintain: Hand dig 3-6 ft. holes by hand with post hole diggers and bar. Stand, level and hand tap signs on single/double wood posts or metal poles. Set up proper signage and work site protection for work on streets or highways. Installation of barrier or wall mounted signs and safety equipment. Use of various hand and power tools, pneumatic jack hammers and rock drill, wet concrete saws and core drills, metal u-channel post driver. Use of Knuckle Boom Truck and installation of crash barrier systems such as water or sand filled barrels. Use of Concrete, Asphalt, Adhesives, Torches, Wood Treatment. Remove and Repair deteriorated, damaged, temporary equipment.
Completion of Electrical Line Worker Program: Electrical Line Work and General Construction: 2013 Northwest Lineman College Oroville At Northwest Lineman College introduced fundamentals of Electrical Line Work during both class and field training/exams. Classroom work included basic electricity, calculations, rigging, safety, and industry overviews helpful in understanding the importance in Line Work nation- and even worldwide. In the field, we were trained and assessed on the normal duties of an Apprentice/ Groundman new to a crew or the construction trade, as well as essential climbing techniques at various heights and situations. It plays a key role in helping those who are considering entering the trade truly know the full scope of a career as a Lineman.
High School Diploma: 2003 Arroyo Grande High SchoolArroyo Grande, CA General Education. Algebra I/II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Physics, Spanish I/II/III