My Employment Journey

It is my desire to be part of a progressive oriented team.

Highlights

In this resume, you will find that I have an outstanding record of accomplishment with a comprehensive experience that makes me a strong candidate for this position.  My experience, familiarity with wind turbine manufacturing and repairs, my Certified Composites Technician (CCT) training through the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), plus my strong background with oral and written communication, typing and computer knowledge makes me an outstandingly qualified candidate. My key strengths include my ability to research, collect, organize, and analyze data, giving me the ability to plan accordingly for coordinated growth and development in areas such as organizational, financial, human resources, marketing, and systems. I can take information and offer it in either verbal (via public speaking, training, etc.) or written formats. Instrumental in my overall career has been an emphasis in my attention to details and customer or client relations and service. Record and bookkeeping, data entry, and auditing have also been an over-arching element of my professional history.

Professional Experience

Senior Advanced Robotics Operator, Lead, & Certified Trainer

 

LM Wind Power:                                                                    Grand Forks, ND | 2010 – Present

  • Awarded  numerous honor of recognition for quality, safety, workmanship, and for my adherence to 5S standards as well as receiving two of my three annual evaluations where 6 of 6 categories were “Exceeds All Expectations”
  • Joe Schaff Award of Excellence recipient
  • Initiated the collection of data, analysis, organization, and implementation for a training curriculum and program to develop the Basic Automation & Robotics Operator Training Curriculum in 2011 and the Advanced Automation & Robotics Operator Training Curriculum in 2012. This instituted and published training curriculum is presently being used worldwide and has been instrumental in the Operator Certification program, leading to a safer work place and a strong automation team with an outstanding effectiveness rate.
  • Gained comprehensive experience as LM Wind Power’s first Cut and Trim’s Advanced Robotics & Automation Operator for their 6 robots that are servo driven each with six axis with external options
  • Skilled in precision measurement tools such as the Vernier scale (or caliper) with zero (0.00 mm) error, Hardness testing using a Shore-Durometer scale, DW082K Laser Plumb Bob, 24” Digital Levels, etc.

Project Assistant:

Center for Rural Health within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences

University of North Dakota:                                                                Grand Forks, ND | 2010

  • Administered project support for 2 statewide federally funded programs and a statewide network; directly assisting project coordinators, program directors, and 36 small rural hospitals across North Dakota.
  • Arranged outreach activities at local, regional, and statewide levels including the writing of program newsletters, membership profiles, and meeting organization.
  • Collected data, file maintenance, correspondence, and administration of  federal grants
  • Conduct economic impact studies for North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals

Budget Manager:

Student Success Center

 

University of North Dakota:                                                     Grand Forks, ND | 2008 – 2010

  • Establish, adapted, and implemented budgetary procedure and policy while maintaining departmental inventory, managed operating and personnel budget, assisted with public relations, administered travel expenses, processed payments, schedule appointments, aided with programming, provided office reception, and trained staff of budgetary processes

Project Manager

Optimum Management:                                                          Elizabethtown, KY | 2006 – 2007

  • Streamlined all maintenance projects and business practices
  • Reviewed and revised all administrative aspects of property management for four companies, 150 rental units
  • Supervised ten maintenance personnel to include all Human Resource functions i.e. Payroll & Benefits, Worker’s Comp., Scheduling, etc.

Office Manager

Heartland Cardio-Thoracic Surgery:                                    Elizabethtown, KY | 2000 – 2005

  • Organized and oversaw all aspects of a surgical practice and business office to include: customer service, human resources, and public relations duties, other duties include being the OSHA officer, HIPAA officer, surgical scheduling, medical billing and coding, insurance claims and processing, medical records clerk, accounts payable/receivable, etc.

Security Specialist (3P031)

United States Air Force:                                                         Grand Forks, ND | 1994 – 1997

  • Ensured the safety of all base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces. Involved in team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, and military operations in both peacetime and wartime efforts. Performed force protection duties, including use of deadly force to protect personnel and resources.  Protected nuclear and conventional weapons systems and other resources while also performing air base defense functions contributing to the force protection mission. Operated in various field environments while performing individual, and team patrol movements, both mounted and dismounted, tactical drills, battle procedures, convoys, military operations other than war, antiterrorism duties, and other special duties while controlling and securing terrain inside and outside of military installations while defending personnel, equipment, and resources from hostile forces. Operated communications equipment, vehicles, intrusion detection equipment, crew-served weapons, and other special purpose equipment. Applied self-aid buddy care, lifesaving procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation as first responder to accident and disaster scenes. Provided armed response and controls entry while detecting and reporting the presence of unauthorized personnel and activities. Implemented security reporting and alerting systems while enforcing standards of conduct, discipline, and adherence to laws and directives. Directed vehicle and pedestrian traffic, apprehended, and detained suspects as needed. Controlled and safeguarded arms, ammunition, and equipment and conducted ground weapons qualification training.
  • Trained in law enforcement and combat tactics using weaponry and explosive materials. College credits in Criminal Justice. Trained for disaster and relief operations. Completed the security forces apprentice course (3P031) with a Top Secret clearance. Discharged under Honorable Conditions.

Education

2012 

American Composites Manufacturers Association

  • Certified Composite Technician

Grand Forks, ND

2008 – 2010 

University of North Dakota

  • Pursuing Bachelors of Science – Business Management                                                     

Grand Forks, ND

2007 – 2008 

Christ For the Nations Institute

  • Evening & Weekend Bible School

Dallas , TX

2006 

American Academy of Professional Coders

  • Professional Medical Coding Certification

Elizabethtown, KY

2000 – 2001 

Elizabethtown Community College

  • Pursued a Bachelors of Science – Business Management                                                     

Elizabethtown, KY

1994 – 1997 

United States Air Force Police Academy   

  • Law Enforcement

San Antonio, TX

Software

Advanced working computer knowledge:

Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel),

Windows, QuickBooks Pro,

Adobe Acrobat, MediTech, PeopleSoft, GroupWise, etc.

 

Civic Relations

  • 2009 – 2013: Teach in the local County 4H Club
  • 2003: Initiated the local Society of Human Resource Managers
  • 2003 – 2003: Member of the E-town Human Resources Guild
  • 2002: Leadership Elizabethtown
  • 2002: Initiated and built the Elizabethtown Nature Park
  • 2001 – 2005: Ethics/Institutional Review Board at HMH
  • 2000 – 2005: American Heart Association Board Member

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