GLEN RAVEN TECHNICAL FABRICS 3/•••••present
This company manufactures specialty cloths and fabrics for automotive,commercial,military and construction applicatons.
I NSPECTION DEPT TECHNICIAN
Duties and Responsibilities-
-Maintenance and safety checks on lifts and other equiptment in department
-Inspection of StrataGrid(soil reinforcement fabric),GMA(military radar absorbing camouflage),and
-Operation of slitting machine for precice width dimensions and bookend alignment on rolls
-Inventory,sample ciuts,packaging and palletizing of various materials
-Operation of computerized packing machine(ICBT)
System Improvements and accomplishments-
1)Created handheld rolling stretch-wrap tool for use in uv-sensitive •••••eased end wrapping efficiency by •••••%
2)Created new process for vertically palletizing and wrapping VersaGrid ••••• Increased efficiency by•••••% and was safer to execute.
3)Created end-roll alignment tools for slitting machine,enabling it to run faster and limit the re-roll problem by •••••%
UNARCO INDUSTRIES, LLC. (A Berkshire-Hathaway Co.) - Danville, Va.••••••••••
With ••••• employees Unarco is the 2nd largest shopping cart manufacturer in the U.S. Primary customers include Walmart, Dollar
General, Kroger, Stop-n-Shop and Lowes.
Managed a •••••man teardown/rebuild team responsible for the complete refurbishment of carts whether in or out of warranty. This entails disassembly, paint burn-off, descaling, texturing and welding repairs for 5,•••••,••••• carts/month.
Responsibilities included achieving aggressive production targets by:
Inventorying different returned carts.
Scheduling refurbishing teams to meet varying demand.
Improving(and maintaining) machinery and furnaces.
Predicting and ordering supply inventory accurately.
Accomplishments: My system and tool improvements outlined below cumulatively increased productivity from an average of ••••• carts refurbished per day to ••••• carts per day.
Divided floor into designated activity areas resulting in improved production flow.
Created work tables for breakdown/stripping activities thereby eliminating excess movement and lost tools.
Reused empty ••••• gallon plastic drums for categorized disposal of old parts thereby eliminating floor clutter.
New and Modified Tool Creation:
Stationary Handle Stripper (versus hand-held stripper)••••• Affixed blade to break-down table improving safety and reducing manual stripping time by over •••••%.
Frame Adjuster••••• Created a prybar tool attached to a forklift to straighten frames of otherwise unusable carts. Cart salvage savings of •••••%.
Burn-off Blowgun••••• Redesigned blowgun nozzle to increase pressure thereby cleaning off abrasives in half the time.
Rear Axle Support Tool ••••• Invented to straighten axle supports thus utilizing previously unrepairable wheels.
Rope Harness for Cart Transporting••••• Assembled a rope harness to move groups of ••••• nested carts at a time to improve efficiency.
Mobile Drilling Table Jig••••• Invented a mobile jig using a large cart with four swivel wheels. Smaller carts could be mounted in it and rotated around a fixed drill press improving productivity by approx •••••%.
Caster Plate Straightening Tool•••••Designed a tool that straightened warped caster plates allowing proper wheel leveling with cart salvage savings of 6%.
HVAC and RENOVATION EXPERIENCE
BAGBY EQUIPMENT - Danville,Va••••••••••
Bagby provides commercial HVAC installations, private house retrofit and private house new installations.
Responsible for a four-to-six man crew on commercial and residential retrofit and new installations and start-ups.
Projects completed and passed included: Lynchburg Walmart rooftop unit replacement (5 •••••ton units, ••••• •••••ton units and two Munters refrigeration units); Forestbrook Bank HVAC installation; First State Bank boiler replacement and ductwork installation for all three floors; Yanceyville senior citizens center HVAV installation; plus numerous private home redesigns and retrofits.
ABTI - Danville,Va ••••••••••
ABTI specializes in historical retrofitting and installation of HVAC systems as well as institutional installations and maintenance of systems.
Responsible for rough-ins, in-house duct fabrication, on-site duct redesign, and general planning of projects within specified timetables and budgets
Completed and passed projects including: City of Danville adult rehab center (••••• mini-splits); First National Bank upgrade and retrofit, plus numerous residential changeouts, both historical and modern.
LOWES HEATING and AIR CONDITIONING - Danville, Va.••••••••••
Lowes specializes in commercial and residential HVAC installations and service.
Supervised teams of ••••• duct installers on complete installations of new and retrofit HVAC systems within tight timetables and equally tight budgets.
Oversaw rough-ins; in-house duct fabrication; insulation and installation of ductwork involving line-set braising, welding, as well as furnace and condenser locating and placement.
Completed over ••••• profitable new installations, retrofits and change-outs for residential and large commercial projects including Trinity Baptist Church and Conference Center, River Run Medical Center, Executive Suite Crossroads and the City of Danville Transformer Building.
ADP - Hurdle Mills, N.C.••••••••••
ADP is a family-owned business focusing on high-end interior remodeling.
Responsible for renewal, demolition and remodeling of residential and commercial projects
Reconstructed locker room, conference room and clubhouse at Chapel Hill Country Club.
Laid VCT and ceramic tile, hung drywall, installed acoustic ceiling, painted interior and exteriors & installed plumbing at Duke Universitys Childrens Hospital & Dormitories.
GEORGIA AIR CONTRACTORS - Durham, N.C.••••••••••
GAC was a local Co. with a broad range of commercial HVAC clients.
DUCT INSTALLER - Advanced to senior installer as part of a team of ••••• technicians working throughout North and South Carolina.
Set rooftop units involving extensive ductwork and venting systems for multiple locations of businesses such as Burger King, Eckards Drug Stores, Hop Restaurants, Comfort Inns & Howard Johnsons.
TRADE STREET AUTO PARTS - Danville, Va.••••••••••
Trade Street salvages and sells used parts from wrecked vehicles.
DISMANTLER/INVENTORY MANAGER - Stripped vehicles and computer inventoried all salvageable parts.
Compensation based on a per vehicle basis. As a result, worked up to salvaging parts from ••••• autos a week.
Assessed removed parts for sales worthiness, sorted metal by type for resale and disposed of vehicle fluids
in accordance with Federal Regulations.
YOUNGS AUTOMOTIVE - Danville, Va.••••••••••
A family-owned auto repair and towing company, Youngs also restored •••••swagen Bugs.
MECHANIC/AUTO BODY REPAIRER - Repaired a wide range of car models
Tasks included valve and brake adjustments, electrical analyses and repairs, timing belt adjustments, transmission/engine replacements and body repairs.
Oversaw complete restorations of •••••swagen Bugs.
P&D AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS -Pelham, N.C.••••••••••
P & D salvaged parts of wrecked vehicles for resale.
VEHICLE DISMANTLER - Both the work and compensation basis at P&D was comparable to that at Trade Street Auto Parts.
Became proficient with tools required in successful salvaging of parts, such as oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, air tools, tractors, etc.
••••• Freon Refrigeration Recovery Certificate
••••• Allied Technical Institute Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Certified Auto Mechanic
Graduated 1st in class
Spanish Speaking ••••• Ripon College, Ripon, WI.
Completed 1 year
••••• South Kent School CT.
High School Diploma