1973-1977 | Apprentice Toolmaker
Nuclear Weapons Assembly plant. Served 8,000 hour apprenticeship. Great education.
1977-1978 | Machinist
I didn't realize how much state tax there was in Oklahoma. Wow! Must get back to Texas.
1978-1981 | Maintenance Machinist
Amarillo Copper Refinery
1978-1982 | Precision Machinist
Drilling rig parts manufacturing.
1982-1985 | Production Manager/ Project Manager
1985-1988 | Foreman, Machining
Supervised machining activities.
1988-2013 | President/Owner
Produced business machine repair parts, everything from typewriter parts to large postal sorter repair parts. Started as a design/manufacturing engineer and purchased the company in 1995.
2013-Present | Precision Machining Instructor
I teach Precision Machining and Advanced Precision Machining providing students with articulated credit, dual credit and NIMS credentials.