Infrastructure Design, Project Management and Problem Resolution
*Team-oriented Project Engineering Technician with over 5 years of project-related experience.
*Ability to communicate with a diverse group of personnel and/or colleagues to secure creative design approval for transportation projects that often had to meet critical deadlines.
*Experienced with delivering high-quality designs for large, complex roadway, transportation and bridge projects.
*The ability to work alone or as part of a team to achieve/and or exceed goals.
Owner of Four Brothers Auto Air IncJanuary 2014 to January 2015Raleigh, North Carolina
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NC Forest Service.
This position maintains state and federal databases of equipment, maintains files of federally owned equipment acquired by the state and prepares bids/contracts for purchasing/disposal of equipment that is being sold by the US Government.
The position may occasionally travel throughout the state to review equipment that is being sold.
Attention to detail and meticulous filing.
A general knowledge of vehicle/heavy equipment types.
General knowledge of office management techniques; and ability to practice effective communication techniques both orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to resolve problems and questions.
Skill in organizing work flow and coordinating activities.
Knowledge of heavy equipment/vehicles.
Skill in databases including input, maintenance and retrieval.
Knowledge of bid/contracts, purchasing/disposal.
I owned and operated a general automotive service shop specializing in air-conditioning repairs.
Performed tune-ups and timing repairs, fixed brakes, gaskets, tire alignment and rotation, repaired water pumps and performed oil changes and engine rebuilds for domestic and European vehicles.
Operated all office equipment such as computer and associated programs with the automotive business including QuickBooks Pro and RO Writer.
Managed up to 7 employees.
Duties included, as with most small business owners, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Receivable, created radio advertisements, created estimates for repairs of various vehicles including specialty vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks and farm equipment.
During my ownership of the business I had to keep accurate filing of all records including all pertinent information pertaining to Government regulations and taxes.
Owning a business demands so many details it's practically impossible to list them all but most important of all is receiving customers and their problem then accurately communicating it to the technicians.
I had numerous responsibilities during this time period and over the years have worked with many hand and power tools.
Managed seven employees performing technical repairs and installation of automotive air conditioning for a client base of approximately 10,000 customers.
Created, wrote, and delivered radio advertisements five times annually, which increased awareness and sales.
Developed a custom niche quality market for AC hose and line repair for motor homes, vintage vehicles, buses, and off-road equipment impacting $20,000 of annual revenue.
Was selected to write standardized test questions for Auto Air ASE certification.
Department of TransportationJanuary 1991 to January 1996Transportation Technician III/I, Engineering Assistant Raleigh, NC
Environmental Impact Statement) which determined environmental design criteria.
Calculated horizontal and vertical alignment at beginning and end stations of construction (-L- line and all -Y- lines).
Set grade point and calculated critical points for widening projects.
Calculated all curve data, including spirals, compound and reverse curves, super-elevations and degree of curvature.
Designed diamond interchanges on projects (e.g., R2247).
Checked behind hydraulics design unit and conducted invert evaluations on all drop inlets, junction boxes, catch basins and related storm water layouts.
Interpolated offsets of centerline elevations and points needed for projects.
Designed typical sections and station-to-station cross-sections.
Generated structure recommendation plans for Structure Design units review.
Assisted in incorporating culverts and retaining walls into Roadway Design plans.
Attended bridge replacement field inspections.
Calculated all pay item quantities, including earthwork, pavement, guardrail, wedging, class stone and liner, undercut, under-drains, control/access fencing, pavement removal and pipe summary.
Assisted with design on multiple projects, including the following-U2507, U2550, R2215, R2247, R87BA AND B1016.
Service Manager/Automotive Mechanic
Troubleshot and repaired up to five vehicles, daily, generating $520,000 annually.
Realigned business structure and designed market niche to focus on repairing automotive air-conditioning systems.
Education and Training
Wake Technical Community College1991Associate of Applied Science: Civil Engineering Technology Automotive TechnologyRaleigh, NCCivil Engineering Technology 3.5 Automotive Technology
Quality Control Change Order Management
Contract Administration Staff Training
Blueprint Review Geo-Pack Micro-Station
DOT specifications Materials Calculations
Transportation Infrastructure Setting Grades/Alignments
Field/Project Engineering Microsoft Office
Accounts Payable and Receivable, advertisements, Attention to detail, automotive, BA, Blueprint, Contract Administration, contracts, client, databases, Staff Training, filing, focus, Government, Government regulations, hydraulics, market, Materials, access, Microsoft Office, Micro-Station, office equipment, office management, oil, Order Management, organizing, Payroll, power tools, purchasing, quality, Quality Control, QuickBooks Pro, radio, receiving, maintains files, repairs, repairing, sales, taxes, Transportation, Writer
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