1984-1989 | Auto Body Technician
Performed basic auto body repair work and painting. Helped pickup and deliver vehicles worked on to new and used car dealerships. Metal work and dent repair. Sanding and priming affected areas. Masking and prepping vehicle for painting. Painting, buffing, and washing of vehicles.
1989-1993 | Shipper / Lead Grinder
Shipper, 07/1990 – 04/1993 -- Work duties were to pack, weigh, load, and ship farm parts through UPS and various trucking companies. In addition to cutting and installing hardware on conveyor chain according to specifications for combines and planters. Loading and unloading parts from trucks with a forklift. Putting parts away in inventory. Loading mail bags with company catalogs and delivering to post office. Picking up parts from local farm dealers. Lead Grinder, 06/1989 – 07/1990 -- Before working in Shipping began with company in Battery Box Department. Responsibilities were to serve as Lead in Grinding Area by training new employees, and working along with other workers. Grind welds on large steel battery containers down to specifications. Stamping proper identification codes. Fit up and align the steel battery lids. Scrape surfaces and prepare for sandblasting and epoxy painting.
1993-1994 | Delivery / Equipment Maintenance
Employed as Delivery/Equipment Maintenance Person to pick up, deliver, set up, instruct, and maintain the use of health equipment and oxygen in hospitals and homes. repaired electric home care beds, wheelchairs, oxygen machines, and oxygen equipment. Attended training classes to maintain the repair of oxygen concentrators. Being on call one week out of month for possible emergency home service of concentrators and health equipment. Ordering, receiving, and shipping rental repair parts and inventory items through UPS. Delivering daily bank deposits and returning with money for register. Disinfecting, cleaning, and reentering of rental equipment. Picking up supplies for inventory at hospital medical supply department.
1994-1995 | Clamp Truck Driver
Employed to fill daily orders of non-conveyable merchandise. Duties included, pulling various merchandise and transporting it with a clamp truck to specific loading doors. Loading and unloading merchandise from trailers. Locating damaged merchandise, removing it from bins, and transporting it to its designated area. Was at time licensed with the company to operate clamp truck, fork truck, stock picker, reach truck, tow tractor, and rider pallet truck.
1995-1996 | Delivery Driver
Employed to deliver, setup, instruct, and maintain health care equipment. Check oxygen concentrator machines and exchange if necessary. Operate and maintain liquid oxygen truck on refill routes to service patients in homes and at health care facilities. Performed on call duty for weekends and holidays once a month for equipment emergencies and patient release home care setups.
1996-2014 | Repair Technician
Performed daily operations in the repair shop which comprised of the front office, repair area, and paint department. Worked wide variety of tasks throughout the building and off site due to the size, nature, and what was required for the business. During the setup of the business assembled paint booth. Created the electrical system for it by devising a wiring plan, fabricating the conduit and installing, then cutting wire to needed length and routing. Explored all parts and material suppliers according to inventory size and discount, then setup to do business with. Selected PC software for office and attended proper training classes to implement for estimate writing, damage photo collection, and electronic transmitting for insurance direct repair programs. Established and learned website portal communication with fleet companies for transmitting entered data, documents, and imagery. Developed ability to solve problems when presented. Coming from a small family orientated business with reliable sense of responsibility and work ethics. Was able to interact positively with customers, fleet accident management companies, insurance appraisers, and various suppliers.