Deadline-driven Machine Operator with 5+ years experience in a fast-paced environment. Knowledgeable self-starter capable of operating heavy equipment, supervising a crew and maintaining proper safety standards. Thermite welder with extensive knowledge of railroad laws and guidelines.
Compact excavator operation
Proficient with attachments
Adept at land clearing
Precise in compaction and grading
Current physical fitness exam
Certified Thermite Welder
Proficient in MS Office
Close attention to detail
Promoted to [Equipment Operator] after [Four] months of employment.
Appointed by supervisors for special tasks and large scale projects.
Promoted four pay grades within [One] years.
Responsible for daily reporting on production, equipment, manpower, including downtime minutes, and any quality concerns.
Achieved high customer satisfaction for professional installation of geo-grid.
Read blueprints, work orders, and production schedules to accurately determine job instructions and specifications.
Implemented productivity improvement plan which resulted in company savings of over $10k in one year's time. This was achieved by downsizing employees.
Thermite Welder/Foreman03/2012 to 04/2016CW&WSibley, LA
Unloaded Rail, Ties, and O.T.M.
from Rail Cars using Grapple Truck.
Track removal using the crane on the welding truck.
Commodity Salvage or Transfers.
Inspect the width of the inside diameter of the rails to make insure rails were within tolerance.
Performed maintenance and preventive maintenance on welding truck and equipment daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.
Inspect wear of rail using head loss gauge.
Operated hy-rail vehicle along track surface.
Trained with company experts to weld intricate parts.
Supported technicians in equipment maintenance and repair.
Used hand tools to change worn cutting tools.
My team of laborers and I worked diligently to accomplish set-goals in a timely manner.
Communicated with dispatch and other railroad employees by utilizing CB's and handheld radio equipment.
My team and I successfully produced well over 2000 thermite welds without any failures.
Laborer/Heavy Equipment Operator03/2010 to 04/2011Archer Western/Albericci JVNew Orleans, LA
Set, maintain, and aligned template for proper installation for items to be pile driven.
Operated CAT 950 and Komatsu frontend loader to load Removed Embankment Material for offsite dump.
Additionally, transferred soil cement.
Properly measured and surveyed location for the layout of expansion material.
Worked on Levee project LPV 111 Oversaw the work of 35+ laborers and compact operators.
Accomplished projects well before deadline.
Started as a laborer and quickly worked my way up to assistant Project Forman.
Completed daily reports in the aspect of job safety analysis, job hazard analysis, and task hazard analysis.
Projects completed without incident.
Loaded and unloaded building materials used for construction.
Prepared and cleaned construction sites by removing debris.
Monitored inventory and reported items to be restocked for each job.
Consistently assumed additional responsibilities and worked extended hours to meet project deadlines.
Requisitioned new supplies and equipment.
Provided accurate measurements and estimates for all projects.
Dug trenches, backfilled holes and compacted earth to prepare for new construction.
Accurately estimated time and materials costs for projects.
Completed tear-down of existing structures and prepared for new construction.
Operated Man Lift.
Created schedule for employees.
Squad Leader11/2005 to 11/2009United States ArmySavannah, GA
Developed and led training programs in preparation for combat.
Trained in the use of tear gas and explosives.
Served as custodian of classified documents.
Prepared documents for destruction.
Operated and maintained communications equipment.
Performed as a fire team member during situational training exercises and all infantry dismounted battle drills.
Communicated urgent orders and directions effectively to team of [Nine] personnel.
Deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for 15 months with nothing less than mission success.
Accurately read, understood, and carried out written instructions.
Attended daily safety meetings to ensure operational safety.
Communicated operational issues and changes to supervisor on regular basis.
Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders of all combat related equipment.
Received and followed orders and gathered intelligence to further mission safety and success.
Trained with company experts.
Thermite Welding2015National Academy of Railroad SciencesOverland Park, KSAttended NARS through BNSF sponsored program.
Railroad Sciences: Heavy Equipment Level I & II2011Red Rock CollegeOklahoma City, OK
Construction Trades Certificate
Coursework in Rigging and Hand Tools
NCCER & OPCAT certified
Associate of Arts: Psychology2011Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City, LAFamily Health Issues Prevented Graduation.