Gary G. Hames
Cell (662) ***-****
Education and Training
University Of Southern MS, BS Building Construction Technology
American Petroleum Institute, Recommended Practices Hydraulic Fracturing
Strength of Materials
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concrete Design
Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials and Tanker Endorsements
PEC Safety Training
CDP MGT-903 Environmental Training in Emergency Response
FEMA IS-810 Oil & Hazardous Materials Response
FEMA IS-005.a Hazardous Materials
FEMA IS-700.a National Incident Management System
FEMA IS-800.b National Response Framework
FEMA IS-100.a Incident Command System
FEMA IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
FEMA IS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
FEMA IS-400 Advanced ICS, Command and General Staff Complex Incidents
FEMA IS-632 Debris Operations
18-wheeler Driver and/Equipment Operator
I drove a truck transporting fertilizer, grain, tractors, farm equipment, catfish fingerlings, feed and fish to processing plant. Operated a tractor during various farm operations, a backhoe and a small dozier.
O’Briens Response Management
BP MC-252 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response Organization
Field Accounting Supervisor Pascagoula, MS
Environmental Field Observer Grand Isle, LA Shoreline Cleanup
As Field Accounting Supervisor, I reviewed contractor daily billing invoices for personnel, hours, equipment, supplies and services utilized for BP oil spill cleanup and verified/documented through personnel sign-in logs, equipment list and site visits, noting and reporting exceptions on dailies before signing and passing on to BP Incident Command Chief for signatures and to BP Auditors for further investigation.
As an Environmental Field Observer, utilizing a digital camera, the handheld Trimble Nomad data collector with photo, mapping, internet and GPS features, I observed, collected data points, surveyed, mapped and documented beach cleanup operations on Grand Terre 1 and Grand Terre 2 islands located off of Grand Isle, LA. I traveled to the islands daily to document which zones were being worked, how many feet of shoreline was worked, what equipment and cleanup methods were being used, and that all Shoreline Treatment Recommendations and Best Management Practices were being followed. I uploaded data, photos and GPS points from the Trimble Nomad and a daily report via e-mail each night to BP on each day’s activities.
O’Briens Response Management
SRI Kentucky Department of Transportation
Dump Mgr./Tower Monitor at Ballard Co.
KDOT Hwy. 286 Debris Dump.
I acted as Debris Dump and Safety Manager over KDOT ice storm debris dump and equipment operations. Supervised debris monitors, debris dump operations, heavy equipment operators. Completed and processed equipment time rental sheets, operator time sheets, contractor haul load tickets and daily logs for KDOT required by FEMA for reimbursement. I acted as debris tower monitor, grading by percentage incoming trucks dumping at KDOT dump.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toyota Owners Representative Office
Blue Springs, MS plant site
Reviewed and approved all construction contract change orders to the General Contractors’ construction contracts involving site work, utilities, and building. I Verified quantities and costs by reviewing plan changes, GC and subcontractor quotes using various costs analysis methods, historical cost data, and my own experience, I negotiated and resolved with the GC, any mistakes or higher cost deviations that were found.
Nissan North America, Inc.
Procurement - RNPO TN Purchasing Group
Buyer/Logistics - Capital Equipment, Construction Contracts, Facilities, and MRO
Utilizing EBP and NP21, Nissan’s application of the SAP purchasing system and
software under the TN purchasing group, I assisted end users in requisition creation and
final specification development. I qualified potential vendors/suppliers through web
based research, interviews and vendor site visits. Created and issued RFQs with standard
terms and conditions, delivery schedule, payment terms, payment schedule, import and
shipping terms & conditions to selected qualified vendors/suppliers, updated RFQs with
vendor quotes and submittals. I tallied, reviewed quotes, selected best quote and issued
purchase order. After purchase order issuance, I provided logistic support, received,
inspected, and signed off on delivery and/or installation or contract completion. I
performed price benchmarking studies in relation to purchase targets and budgets.
Hayes Asphalt & Construction
Estimated quantities of sand, gravel, rock, dirt work, and asphalt for construction and paving projects. Drove 22-yard dump truck as needed, when there was a driver shortage or when drivers were out sick.
Grand Casinos Inc.
Construction Project Manager
Construction Project Manager and Owner’s Representative over all projects on 1200 acre Tunica site. Monitored day to day progress of general contractors and subcontractors against schedules and budgets. I acted as owner’s representative and primary contact with Architects, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineers, and other technical consultants. I reviewed change orders, pay request, submittals, plan changes, and other related paperwork. Inspected work daily for compliance to standard construction practices, plans and specifications, reporting directly to the Corporate Director of Construction. Partial list of projects completed during my tenure at Grand Casinos Tunica:
Movement of over 4 million cubic yards of fill and mix sand
600 Rm. Grand Terrace Hotel & Spa
18-Hole Cottonwoods Golf Course
200 Space Grand RV Park & Lodge
Grand Convention Center
Central Gangway Enclosure
Cottonwoods Golf Clubhouse
Water Treatment Plant #2
Dry-side Central Cooling Plant
Golf Course Maintenance Building and Area
Utility Corridor Extension Phase II & III