Well-qualified and highly dedicated farm professional offering excellent leadership skills, understanding of business operations and expertise in family farms. Adept at using and maintaining all types of farm equipment. Safety-driven supervisor looking for growth-oriented position.
Reliable Sales Associate with strengths in inventory management, training and customer service. Friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working team player. Proven success in satisfying sales objectives and securing repeat patronage.
Skilled Laborer able to thrive independently or as a team member. Proactive in creating a safe and productive environment.
Responsible and hardworking warehouse assembler able to collaborate with a team and produce quality work on tight deadlines.
Cash handling accuracy
Team player mentality
Cash register operation
Excellent communication skills
Customer- and service-oriented
Processor 3 | 10/2016 to CurrentThe Andersons Ethanol Group - Albion, MI
Responsible for operations functions associated with the production of fuel ethanol and associated co-products as well as assisting customers.
Run Delta V control system
Monitor production processes and adjust equipment settings or raw material inputs to ensure consistent and optimal efficiency in the production process
Assist maintenance technicians in performing maintenence and repairs
Operating fork lift, skid steer, man lift, scissor lift, front end loader
Perform general housekeeping tasks
Works with limited supervision
Train co-workers with less experience
Works with hazardous chemicals
Trained in proper lockout/tag out procedure
Operate a boiler system
Operate a steam turbine
Operate a natural gas turbine
Fills in for supervisors regularly
Work with mirosoft office, excel, word, and power point
Farmer | 10/2002 to CurrentB&M Farms - East Leroy, MI
Purchased supplies, including seeds and fertilizer.
Kept financial records up to date.
Maintained and repaired farming equipment to provide consistent usability, prime operational condition and alleviate downtime.
Cultivated soil on designated areas of land.
Performed first aid and treated personnel wounds caused by sharp tools and equipment immediately, which reduced incidences of infection.
Checked fields for rocks or other obstacles to prepare land for tilling and physical preparation for spring planting.
Protected environmental areas, team members and consumers from harm by closely monitoring chemical applications and production techniques.
Demonstrated working techniques, practices and optimal safety behaviors to workers, maximizing performance and reducing wasteful processes.
Monitored weather conditions and adjusted strategies accordingly to avoid losses.
Directed efficient crop production to maximize resource utilization and consistently meet schedule and financial demands.
Mixed and sprayed fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides onto grass, shrubs and trees.
Mowed and edged lawns and flowerbeds using weed eater and lawn mower.
Drove tractor, combine and loader farm equipment.
Installed retaining walls, fences and planters.
Scheduled harvests based on weather conditions and market demands.
Planted seeds, bulbs, ground covers and trees.
Arranged shrubs, trees and flowers to create particular landscape effects.
Carpenter | 12/2011 to 09/2016Andy Woods Construction - Marshall, MI
Anchored and braced forms and other structures in place to complete precise joining and high-quality work.
Repaired and maintained 15 properties, including renovating flooring, walls and ceilings, installing fixtures and remodeling bathrooms and kitchens.
Shaped materials to exact measurements for job requirements using hand tools and power equipment.
Cut timber, panels and other wooden materials according to measured dimensions.
Planned work based on blueprints and individual project specifications.
Removed tool marks and surface adhesives after installation to improve project quality.
Installed building structures such as windows, trim and cabinetry alone or with assistants to meet job deadlines.
Worked independently on projects and tasks within 5-person carpentry team.
Safely used band, circular, jig, reciprocating, chop and compound miter saws.
Consistently constructed square and level projects.
Set windows and layouts for stairs and common rafters.
Framed new construction of single-family homes and townhomes.
Operated terrain telescoping forklift, backhoe, skid steer and tractor.
Installed floor joists, trusses and rafters.
Identified and requested any and all PPE necessary to perform tasks.
Installed cabinets, base cabinets and crown molding.
Sales Associate | 10/2010 to 02/2013Auto Value Auto Parts - Marshall, MI
Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
Processed orders through system and coordinated product deliveries.
Trained all new sales employees on effective sales, service and operational strategies to maximize team performance.
Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.
Coached team members on security risks and loss prevention to aid in mitigating store theft.
Sold various products by explaining unique features and educating customers on proper application.
Offered product and service consultations and employed upselling techniques.
Mentored team members in mastering sales techniques to consistently exceed objectives.
Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
Stayed up to date on store promotions, payment policies and security practices.
Mixed and matched paints according to customer specifications.
Demonstrated products to customers, discussed features and redirected objections to capture sales.
Readied merchandise for sales floor by marking items with identifying codes and accurate pricing.
Recommended optimal merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.
Recommended merchandise to customers based on needs and preferences.
Educated customers on product and service offerings.
Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
Helped customers sign up for loyalty programs and submitted completed paperwork.
Education and Training
Marshall High School - - Marshall,MI | | High School Diploma06/2010
Kellogg Community College - - Battle Creek,MI | | Some College (No Degree)General Studies