Welder/Fabricator

Name : James Oxenreider
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Lancaster,PA
Job Title Welder/Fabricator
Relocation Preferences : Negotiable
Objective : RESUME


~ EXPERIENCE ~

Tig/Mig Welder/Custom Fabricator/Assembler
Tait Towers, Inc.Layoff7/2008 to 7/2009
Fabricated and welded, mostly aluminum, some stainless and steel items, in all positions, using mainly tig welding but mig welders at times. TAIT is a custom stage fabrication shop, each stage being custom built from CAD drawings. Most typical metal shop welders, machines and tools are used. Time limits are on each job, working overtime most of the time, helping wherever needed, to get the items to the clients on time. Some of the big name acts I helped build stages for have been The Rockettes, Tina Turner, George Michael, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Metallica, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Creed, Elton John, Billy Joel, U2, Walking With Dinosaurs, Cirque Alegria and the Jonas Brothers.

Tig/Mig/Arc Welder/Custom Fabricator/Assembler
Heisey Mechanical, Ltd.Pursue other welding.3/2007 to 7/2008
Custom fabricated and mig/tig welded, mostly stainless items, some steel, also using flux core wire, from blueprints for various industries, but mainly the wastewater industry. Worked in the shop and the field when needed, one place being Washington DC. At one point I was lead man, overseeing 4 employees.

Mig Welder/Fabricator
Voisard Manufacturing Inc.Layoff9/2006 to 1/2007
Fabricated and welded, all Galva Neal (galvanize coated sheet steel) items, in all positions, using mainly mig welders with bronze and steel wire, using blueprints. Items fabricated and welded were cabs and fenders for Grove Cranes. Most typical metal shop welders, machines and tools are used.

Medical Billing Representative
Physician Support SystemsPursue other employment 4/2004 to 7/2006
This position required dealing with doctors, lawyers, patients and others regarding medical claims for many different physician, radiology and pathology groups around the United States handling patient accounts, obtaining information needed, billing insurance companies and whatever else was necessary.

Internet Account Representative
Earthlink Inc.Division closed4/2000 to 4/2004
In this position I handled internet accounts; billing, customer information and tech support.

Mig Welder/Assembler
Dana CorporationLayoff9/1996 to 3/1998
Mig welded and assembled steel truck frames for Ford and Chevrolet on a high speed production line.

Tig/Mig Welder/Fabricator
The Heil CompanyDivision closed10/1993 to 08/1996
Fabricated and tig/mig welded, in all positions, aluminum dry-bulk tank trailers, from blueprints. Most typical metal shop welders, machines and tools are used.

Stick/Flux-core Mig Pressure Vessel Welder/Fabricator
Burnham Corporation Pursue other employment 7/1985 to 6/1989
Started welding boilers for homes using Lincoln Jet-Weld arc welding rods/arc welding then the company switched over to all flux-core mig welding on the boilers. I also assembled boilers to be welded. All boilers were pressure tested. I rarely if ever had a leak. The foreman, at the time, Lester Witmer, told me I was the best welder they, did not want me to leave when I obtained other employment. He has since retired.


~ EDUCATION ~

Associates Degree in Business Administration
Consolidated School of Business
Learned all major software programs, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word Perfect, Peachtree for Windows and Computer Networking. I studied courses such as supervision, business law, speech and sales.

CNA Certificate
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Willow Street Division
Obtained basic medical skills for this certification.

Welding Certification
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Mount Joy Division
Studied all major welding such as tig, mig, and stick welding in all positions and all basic layout and cutting procedures receiving a Certification in Welding upon graduation.

Sheet Metal Course
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Willow Street Division
Studied sheet metal, soldering, blueprint reading and layout.

High School Graduate
Hempfield High School
Honor roll in 12th grade, receiving a diploma upon graduation.


~ SKILLS AND ABILITIES ~

Welding Skills & Fabrication Skills

Tig Welding: Aluminum, stainless and steel
Mig Welding: Stainless, aluminum, bronze and steel.
Mig Track Welding: Steel
Submerged Mig Welding: Steel
Welding Positions: All positions except underwater.
Blueprint Reading and Layout
Plasma & Oxyacetylene Cutting
Die Grinding/Grinding/Sanding
Most common hand, electric tools and machinery used in metal fabrication.


Computer SkillsOffice Skills/Courses

Windows Operating Systems
General Knowledge of Networks & Wireless Networking
Office Software: Microsoft Office SuiteBasic Business Law
Accounting Software: Peachtree 5.0/6.0
Photo Programs: MGI Photo Suite 4, Kodak, Adobe, and others.
Museum Artifact Database: Argus for Windows
Medical Billing Software: Joy-ware
Call Center Software: Several types of databases.
Electronic calculator (10-key)
Video Conferencing Programs: NetMeeting, Intel and others.
Email Programs: Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc.
Scanning Software: HP, Windows, and others.
Rebate Processing Software: E-Save Rebate Program
Internet Messaging Programs: MSN, AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, etc.
Driving Direction Software: Rand McNally, Internet based.
CD Recording/Copying Software: Roxio, Nero, Windows, etc.
Library/Research Database: RUMBA Office 95/NT, ver. 5.0
Library Circulation Software: Spectrum CIRC-CAT
Customer Service Representative
Internet Tech Support
Computer use/maintenance
Internet searches
Inbound/outbound call center
Basic advertising/marketing
Basic Accounting
Basic Oral Communications
Assistant Museum Curator
Artifact Library Cataloging
Business Letter Writing
Filing and Proofreading
Light Typist (50+ wpm)
General office machines
Mail room operations
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