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Machine repair, builder, troubleshooter.

Rockford, Illinois, United States
August 29, 2017

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John F. Laursen

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Rockford, IL


Work Experience

Advanced Flexible Composites, Lake in the Hills, IL 2004 – Present

Lead Coater Fabricator

Began as install crew lead member, promoted within organization

Lead trainer for approximately twelve new employees

Machine operator for a Glenroe 60 foot coating oven

Maintain inventory for horizontal coating oven department

Customer service liaison for new product line

Oversee experimental product runs

Troubleshoot machinery, repair, design new parts, etc.

Bob Ray & Associates Inc., Lake in the Hills, IL 1999-2004

Lead Machine Builder/Millwright

Troubleshooter for old machinery

Machine builder for newspaper printing machinery

Assembled new machinery, restored and rebuilt old machinery

Lead installer of install crew

Machine shop supervisor

Built custom conveyor systems

Installed pneumatics and hydraulic systems

OSHA regulation compliance steward

Excalibur Group, Rockford, IL 1994-1998

Custom Fabricator/Machinist

Designed and built machine frames and guarding systems

Customized existing machines

Welded MIG and TIG on stainless steel, aluminum, and cold rolled steel

Generated electrical troubleshooting

Ran vertical and horizontal mills

Simmons Engineering, Mount Prospect, IL 1993-1994

Machine Maintenance

Troubleshoot and repaired all types of machines and fabricated parts where needed

Disassembled and reassembled electrical motors with new bearings

Did various carpentry and electrical repairs around building, such as overhead doors,

lighting, switches, sensors and fixtures

Tampo-Tool, Inc., Carol Stream, IL 1986-1992


Built conveyor systems, machine frames and bases from prints

Remanufactured vibratory sorting bowl machines for company use

Welded with MIG and TIG welders on steel, aluminum, and stainless steel


John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL Graduated January, 1975

High School Diploma

Harper College, Palatine, IL 1976

General Business, Welding Fabricating

Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL 1994

Completed Machine Repair courses


Machine building, rigging, setup, operation and repair

Electrical troubleshooting

Precision machining

Shop floor engineering

Strong attention to detail and record keeping

Ability to learn, analyze, and solve problems quickly and efficiently

Ability to work with customers to satisfy requests

Ability to follow written procedures for maintenance, both preventative and corrective

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet Savvy

Patient, tolerant and poised under pressure

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