Skilled concrete finisher with over thirty years of experience
Skidster Operator, Concrete forming, spreading, and finishing, Organizational skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, Leadership skills, well structured, safety oversight, team management, Motivator, Proficiency, Foreman Training, OSHA Trained, Scaffolding Trained that includes fall prevention
As a Union Carpenter, my main duties were concrete work within the Koch Refinery in Rosemont, MN. I was responsible for reading plans, measurements, framing, pouring, and finishing concrete. As well as sealing and clean up. I also worked on a scaffolding crew both building and tear down. I worked in all weather conditions. I have operated the following tools and equipment; basic carpentry hand tools, concrete finishing tools and edgers, floats, concrete saw, compactors, jack hammers, rivet busters, bushing hammers, laser levels and scaffolding equipment. I did serve as a foreman during the turn around seasons. My foreman responsibilities were to over see building cooling tower projects and tent building and tare down. I had to delegate responsibilities to 15-30 crew members and make sure those tasks were carried out in a timely and safe manner.
My position with CB&I was as a carpenter on a concrete crew at the Koch Refinery in Rosemont, MN. My duties were to measure, frame, pour, finish, and seal concrete within the refinery. In addition to cleanup after the project was completed. I was also part of a scaffolding crew. During a number of the Turn Around projects I served as a foreman. I would be the lead for some of the concrete projects and I had to delegate responsibilities to 15-30 laborers and other carpenters. The main thing was to get work done efficiently and safely. I have worked through all weather conditions. The equipment and tools that I had experience working with in this position were basic carpentry hand tools, compactors, concrete saws, jack hammer, laser level, brooms, floats, trowels including power trowels, finishing sprayers, and scaffolding equipment.
For over 10 years I owned and operated my own Concrete and snow plowing business. I had to go out and search for jobs and contracts, give estimates and place bids. I had to price out materials, schedule the work, and hire help. During this time I also picked up routine maintenance jobs. As a business owner You have to have people skills to go out and get jobs, flexibility to work with people at all levels, and time management to get jobs done in a timely manner. I managed 6-8 commercial accounts for snow plowing which entailed waking up before the sun came up to clear and salt their lots and be ready to return every 2-3 hours if they needed you. In addition to that I plowed private lots as well. For concrete jobs, I did several jobs for the village where I was working on a strict timeline and a set budget.
My experience during these years were snow plow driving, snow removal, salt spreader, lawn care, skidster work, retaining walls, concrete flat work both traditional and exposed aggregate, concrete removal, pricing, measuring, and ordering of materials, small carpentry work such as decks, roofing, tile work, block work, and minor home repairs.
The equipment I had to use included but isn't limited to plow truck with salt spreader, snow blower, lawn mowers, skidster operator, driving truck with heavy duty trailer, 14" concrete chop saw, compactor, jack hammer, generator, air compressor, chain saws, laser level, hand power tools, basic carpentry tools, bull float, edger, finish floats and steels.
My responsibilities as the lead maintenance person and maintenance worker were to assess maintenance needs for a company with seven group homes serving clients with developmental disabilities. I did routine pool maintenance, lawn care and landscaping, snow plowing, and shoveling, minor plumbing and electrical, household carpentry repairs, state licensing and safety inspections, and arranging of vehicle maintenance, I had to use pool cleaning equipment and chemicals, snow removal equipment including snow plow and skidster, and basic carpentry tools. I was around the clients who had disabilities and their staff working to ensure that their environment was safe and in compliance with state licensing requirements.
Attended 1982, 1983, 1984
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