Combo Welder with 5 years of experience in several phases of welding, working with a variety of materials, in industrial commercial environments. Talented Structural Metal Worker with experience fabricating and assembling structural metal products, including frameworks or shells for machinery, tanks and metal parts for buildings and bridges. Excellent machine operator with  years experience operating welding machines and other types of machinery. Working towards my goal of becoming a Certified Pipe Welder talented in flux core arc welding, and gas metal arc welding.
Tool repair and maintenance
Shaping and cutting
Adept in precision and measuring tool
Skilled with both hand and power
Lifts up to  pounds
Expertise in wire feed machines
08/2008 to Current
Welding Fabrication and Machine OperatorDennis Steel – Leander, TX
Removed rough spots from work pieces with portable grinders, hand files and scrapers.
Clamped, held, tack-welded, heat-bent, ground and bolted component parts to achieve required configurations and positions.
Detected faulty operation of equipment and defective materials and promptly resolved issues.
Set up and operated hand and power tools, including shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
Operated hoists, cranes and power tools to dismantle equipment to find and remove defective parts.
Fabricated shop parts directly from blueprints.
Bolted, clamped and tack-welded parts to secure components prior to welding.
Blew out machines, checked welding leads and wiring and changed filters for preventative maintenance.
Repaired manufactured products by dismantling, straitening, reshaping and reassembling parts.
Salvaged and rebuilt parts whenever possible.
Interpreted verbal and written instructions from work orders and welding blue prints.
Maintained correct length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead.
Welded in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
Removed and repaired unacceptable welds with an air arc and grinder to meet quality guidelines.
Chipped off excess weld, slag, and spatter using hand tools.
Inspected welds and checked that critical measurements met specifications upon completion.
Examined the structure and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
02/2007 to 07/2008
Plumber's ApprenticeAA Plumbing – Leander, TX
Installed valves, hangers, supports and flanges inside piping systems.
Assembled and installed a variety of valves and fittings.
Eliminated risks by correctly identifying potential safety hazards.
Interpreted blueprints to determine locations, quantities and sizes of materials required.
Selected the type and size of piping required for each project.
Secured pipes to structures with clamps, brackets and hangers.
Repaired plumbing systems, components and equipment.
Read blueprints to determine appropriate materials and procedures for each project.
Cleaned sewer lines with drain cleaning equipment.
Complied with all state plumbing codes throughout the duration of each project.
Worked with certified pipe welders by providing accurate pipe preparation and fitting.
Obtained precise results by performing accurate hydrotesting.
Completed preventative maintenance on water heaters, toilets, urinals and plumbing fixtures.
Repaired steam, drainage and sewer lines.
06/2006 to 01/2007
Line AssemblyAustin Woodworks – Leander, TX
Communicated operational issues and changes to supervisor on regular basis.
Employed wide variety of hand and power tools including hoists, drills, and precision measuring instruments.
Ensured timely response in picking and packing of reorders.
Followed company procedures to maintain work environment in a neat and orderly condition.
Promoted shop safety by working in a safe manner.
Set up station by receiving picking and packing order and gathering packing materials.
Unpacked and assembled all new merchandise using variety of power tools.
Used hand tools to change worn cutting tools.
Used precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures to measure dimensions of finished work pieces.
High School Diploma: Leander High School - Leander, TX
Produced finished parts at a rate per hour.
Machine Set Up Gave directions to other workers regarding machine set-up and use.
Preventative Maintenance Serviced equipment daily, reducing the need annual new equipment, leading to saving money
Certified with forklift,boom lift,scissor lift
Building my fiance's car
- Bowling - Playing drums and guitar - Video games - Working on cars - Disk golf - Cooking and BBQ - Ebay shopping, if that's not a hobby now it is. - Rc cars