shop foreman resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Hardworking shop leader able to lead teams, use diverse equipment including hand tools, torches, plasma, press breaks, mig, tig, and stick(arch) welders, fork lifts and heavy machinery. Desiring a challenging role with room for advancement.

Adept at keeping the shop environment safe and organized. Effective at welding, fabrication and equipment maintenance.

Proactive Shop leader with work history overseeing accurate and efficient performance of daily tasks. Motivated team leader with experience safely operating equipment and enforcing company policies. Focused with attention to detail, exemplary communication and exceptional mechanical abilities.

Skilled welder fabricator with over 15 years working with metal and welding. Trained metal worker commitment to safety, efficiency and accuracy.

Responsible and punctual Welder skilled in interpreting blueprints and drawings and operating forklifts. Knowledgeable self-starter with experience operating heavy equipment, supervising large crews and maintaining proper safety standards. OSHA certified for fall protection and enclosed spaces.

  • Materials coordination
  • Fabrications expertise
  • Equipment usage
  • Safety management
  • Team training
  • Workforce training
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Flux core (FCAW) welding
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Stick, Mig , Tig welding
  • Reading drawings, models and blueprints
Shop Foreman, 07/2017 - Current
Sparks Schaumburg, IL,
  • Directed all documentation, implementation, regulatory compliance, systems maintenance and resource and material procurement activities.
  • Coordinated materials for shop needs and operations at work sites.
  • Trained, coached and supported staff members to maximize productivity.
  • Safely and properly operated and maintained a variety of instruments, equipment and power tools, including plasma cutter, welders, over head cranes and press breaks to reduce accidents and malfunctions.
  • Trained and mentored employees in procedures and performance improvement strategies.
  • Managed team of 16 personnel focused in the shop and the field.
  • Supervised successful teams by conveying project information consistently, quickly resolving issues and delivering constructive feedback.
  • Read and interpreted work order specifications and information to plan, schedule and carry out jobs effectively.
  • Inspected incoming supplies to verify conformance with materials specifications and quality standards.
Assistant Manager, 08/2014 - 07/2017
Tishman Speyer Seattle, WA,
  • Installed satellite tv and internet along with h
  • Planned and prepared workflow schedules, delegating tasks.
  • Mentored staff to enhance skills and achieve daily targets, using hands-on and motivational leadership.
  • Initiated inventory control measures to manage and replenish stock, maintain costs and meet customer demands while monitoring clothing, accessory and shoe levels.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize team productivity.
  • Completed inventory audits to identify losses and project future demands.
  • Conducted job interviews, led employee performance evaluations with constructive feedback and rewarded top sales performers to attract and retain top-quality personnel.
Fabrication Welder, 06/2009 - 08/2014
Chromalox La Vergne, TN,
  • Welding of mild and ballistic steel ranging from 16 gauge up to 1” in thickness, continuously checking for safety and quality.
  • Obtained desired configurations by clamping and tack-welding components. Studied equipment and tools to determine project specifications based o metallurgy,
  • Combined welding techniques, knowledge of metallurgy and engineering requirements to produce quality work.
  • Removed loose materials and thick scale, slag or rust to prepare material surfaces for welding.
  • Scraped off excess spatter and other materials using portable grinders and arc-cutting equipment.
  • Inspected grooves, angles and gap allowances with micrometer, caliper and precision measuring instruments.
  • Prevented distortion of parts by monitoring fitting, burning and welding processes.
  • Sustained safety protocols and promoted proper, cost-effective and accurate handling of equipment and materials.
  • Monitored fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials.
  • Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type.
  • Adjusted gas flow and pressure to create and maintain desired flames.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment lifespan by maintaining equipment.
  • Improved project completion time by multi-tasking on heavy equipment such as forklifts.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment length by efficiently cleaning floor and machinery.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
Structural Welder, 04/2007 - 03/2009
Caterpillar Arvin, CA,
  • Built conveyor belt and hopper systems for use in Cole mines
  • Kept complete set of tools and gear for use on each job, including hammers, stinger and socket set.
  • Checked tools, equipment and safety gear for proper performance.
  • Used torches and grinders to cut, contour and bevel metal and structural shapes to accurate dimensions.
  • Combined welding techniques, knowledge of metallurgy and engineering requirements to produce quality work.
  • Improved project completion time by multitasking on heavy equipment such as forklifts.
  • Inspected grooves, angles and gap allowances with micrometer, caliper and precision measuring instruments.
  • Created safety guards, angle iron and square tubing.
  • Inspected and repaired components to implement corrective action.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2005
Woodland High School - Dorchester, SC
Status -
Automotive And Diesel Technology : Automotive And Diesel Technology , Expected in 05/2005
Dorchester County Career School - Dorchester , SC
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School Attended

  • Woodland High School
  • Dorchester County Career School

Job Titles Held:

  • Shop Foreman
  • Assistant Manager
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Structural Welder


  • High School Diploma
  • Automotive And Diesel Technology

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