Carpenter/Laborer

Name : Roland
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Grand Rapids,Mi
Job Title Carpenter/Laborer
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : Looking for long term employment where I can build a future in a friendly atmosphere.
Resume :  
Objective: Looking for a long term, hands on job with the potential for growth and prosperity in a friendly atmosphere.

Employment History: I have been a part of many large high security construction projects; Lemon Holton Cancer Pavilion, VanAndel Institute, Spectrum, River House Condos, as well as many various schools and colleges; Calvin college, Hope College, and many K-12 schools. Just to list a few.

TroyTech Construction Resources
Walker, Mi.
Carpenter/Laborer
Job duties; ; include, welding, metal fabrication, Metal siding panels and louvers, concrete, making layouts, blueprint reading, rough and finish carpentry, plumbing, metal framing, metal and rubber roofing, drywall hanging/ finishing, brick laying, strategic demolition, some HVAC, some onsite engineering, remodeling, equipment operator/ mechanic; Articulating boom lift, Boom lift, Extended Reach lift, Hilo, Scissor lift, Bob-cat, Back-Ho, Swing stage, I have also had the opportunity to run crews at various points while working some of these jobs.

Reason for leaving; I am still currently employed full time through Troy Tech, looking for more income in this struggling economy.

Challenge MFG
Walker, Mi.
06/2006 11/2007
Die Setter
Job duties; include setting with a Hilo, Automatic Progressive Metal stamping Dies, and Secondary Trim Dies performing the entire setup; Loading the coil into the straightener and adjusting the straightener pressures, running the steel through the die and making adjustments with feeder elevation, press and progression speed I also would adjust the pilot release, feed position and setup multiple types of die protection sensors as well as writing the entire program for new dies. I would also be responsible for the operation of the press until quality control would sign off on the first good pieces.

Reason for leaving; I liked my job as far as the work and the people that I worked with, I felt comfortable working alone regardless of what press or die I was working with; Although I had one year of trained experience of doing my job they refused to give me more money, for requiring me to train a new hire that was making more money than me and had never done this kind of work before.

Self-employed
Grand Rapids, Mi.
05/2005 06/2006
Handy Man
Job duties; include working several types of jobs such as doing vehicle maintenance, some Residential and commercial restoration, Building of custom Automated Paint Line, interior and exterior painting, remodeling; such as carpentry, metal and wood framing, drywall hanging and finishing, flooring, plumbing, , , Electrical, Asbestos removal, Industrial/Commercial painting, electrical and some HVAC to add-ons or changes needed to be made. I did some welding and metal fabrication as well.

Reason for leaving; I enjoyed and took pride in this line of work, however the lack of stability and income with no benefits became too much, due to starting a family. I needed more security and stability.

Delta Properties
Grand Rapids, Mi.
11/2004 05/2005

Construction Maintenance Technician
Job duties; include, welding, metal fabrication, concrete, making layouts, blueprint reading, carpentry, plumbing, metal framing, rubber roofing, drywall hanging/ finishing, brick laying, strategic demolition, some onsite engineering, remodeling, equipment operator/ mechanic; Articulating boom lift, Boom lift, Extended Reach lift, Hilo, Scissor lift, Bob-cat, Back-Ho.

Reason for leaving; I was laid off due too lack of work available.

TroyTech Construction Resources
Walker, Mi.
02/2003 11/2004

Temporary Specialized Laborer
Job duties; include Concrete, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Asbestos removal, Carpentry, Welding, Building of custom Automated Paint Line, Drywall hanging and finishing, Industrial/Commercial painting, Brick laying, Equipment operator; Extended reach lift truck, Hilo, Scissor lift, and Back-ho.

Reason for leaving; This job took me out of town a lot and I needed something that was closer to home and steady, due to my fianc getting ready to have our first child I hired into Delta Properties.

Davis Construction
Grand Rapids, Mi.
04/2002 09/2002
Concrete Laborer
Job duties; Concrete work, mostly foundation and walls, some curbs, stairs, flat work, and restoration, Excavating. Operate equipment; Bobcat, Extended reach lift truck/ Petti-Bone, Front end loader.

Reason for leaving; This was a seasonal job, for the summer months. I had the least amount of seniority and was the first one laid off.

Jelsema Concrete
Kentwood, Mi.
04/2001 04/2002

Concrete Laborer
Job duties; Concrete work, mostly foundation and walls, some curbs, stairs, flat work, and restoration, Excavating. Operate equipment; Hilo, Kabotas, Extended reach lift truck/ Petti-Bone, Front end loader.

Reason for leaving; I felt that this job had too great of a risk; I was always at great heights with many dangers present at all times, however, unfortunately I felt that my boss, Tom Jelsema- President of Jelsema Concrete, was the greatest risk to my safety. On several occasions I both witnessed and endured great hostility and violence while working For Tom Jelsema.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Kentwood, Mi.
03/1999 10/2000
Service Center Assistant Manager
Job duties; As the Assistant Manager, I was responsible for acting as manager while the manager was out of town on training assignments I was in charge of opening and closing of the store, inventory, ordering of materials, creating employee schedules, dealing with cash drawer and making bank drops, making sure that the entire store was maintained properly, attending weekly store manager meetings when the Manager was out of town training for long periods of time, as well as aid in the hiring/ firing and hold regular in-store meetings with employees. I was also required to relieve employees for breaks, performing all job duties within the service center.

Reason for leaving; I felt that they werent letting me advance any further and I wanted to progress, so I decided to find something else.


Education:

High School Diploma 99
Major: General
East Kentwood High School
Kentwood, Mi.

Associates Degree/ in-progress approximately 1/3 completed
Major: Administrative Business Management
Kaplan University / Online Student
Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Certificates and Licenses:

Industrial Operators Licenses; Hilo, Scissor Lift, Articulating Boom and Boom lift, Extended Reach Lift Truck, Bob-cat, and Back-ho Loader- Delta Properties, GRL, Mi.
Hilo- Challenge MFG, Walker, Mi.

Skills and Abilities:

I have some basic computer knowledge, online college courses-software applications course/ in-depth understanding of Windows XP, MS Offices programs. I am also a very hands-on person; I enjoy creating, building, and fixing. I also have NO issues with getting dirty, I like to work hard. I have no trouble working independently or with a team. I also feel that my trouble-shooting skills are slightly above average. I have never been fired from a job, always had many good comments from employers about my work ethics.

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