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Journeyman Pattern Maker, Skilled CNC CAD/CAM Machinist

New Salisbury, Indiana, 47161, United States
March 22, 2011

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Buddy (Gerald Dean) Tekulve

*** ******** **. **, *** Salisbury, IN 47161

812. 364.4211 Home or 812-***-**** Mobile


“To secure a challenging and gratifying position with a company that promotes customer first and allows their employees opportunities for growth and advancement.”


A skilled journeyman pattern maker and machinist, I have 25 years experience. With excellent mathematical comprehension and engineering skills and integrity-driven leadership, I work diligently to complete projects on time and in compliance with the customer’s specifications.


Apprenticeship: Served as an apprentice with N & S Patterns, Inc. from1985-1990. On the job training and education in mastering the trade of patternmaking building pattern masters from blueprint specifications to completion, foundry-ready.

College: Indiana Vocational Technical College (Columbus, IN 1986 & Sellersburg, IN 2001) and McDowell Adult Education Center (Columbus, IN, 1987). Certification in Technical Blueprint Reading & Comprehension; CNC I & II.

High School: 1982 Columbus East High School Graduate.

Pre-apprenticeship majors included Mathematics and Drafting.


Currently employed at Jones Machine and Tool, Fredericksburg, Indiana; June 2008- ;

Bob Owings Patterns, Georgetown, Indiana; February 2000-January 2008.

N & S Patterns, Inc., Elizabethtown, Indiana; September 1985- February 2000.

Job Skills:

Experienced and skilled in building pattern masters from blueprint specifications,

I am also skilled in vacuum form mold fabrication, plastic welding and thermoset molding.

My skills and teaching ability excel in layout work, milling/machining, models & prototypes.

I operate lathes, Bridgeport (milling) and Bridgeport E-Z Trac, CNC

(Cincinnati Acromatic 2100, Haas VL2, VF1, 3, 6) and have CAD/CAM experience and computer knowledge, including Solid Works, and Feature Cam and other related computer programs and applications. (includes MS Office and computer trouble-shooting skills). I am proficient in operating other job-related machinery and own my own patternmaking tools of the trade.

I have extensive work experience in working with woods Mahogany, Poplar and synthetic woods such as “renshape” and also plastics, which include epoxys, polyurethanes and urethanes and experience in welding plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene. I have machined such metals as A-2, S-7, D-4, CRS and aluminum. I am thorough and concise and take pride in my ability to present, from start to finish, projects completed according to client’s specifications.

I can work independently with little supervision, and have also supervised and trained others in all aspects of pattern making and machining.

References, Pattern Maker Certification and other documents provided upon request.

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