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Machine Operator Data Entry

Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, United States
February 01, 2018

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Harold D Williams

*** *** ***. **; *st Floor

Fort Dodge, IA 51012

515-***-**** (Home)

712-***-**** (Cell)

Professional Summary

Reliable - safety conscious - excellent work ethic and am always willing to learn. The experiences from my work history are in farming, especially poultry. Production experience includes hot mold plastic extrusion where I began as machine operator and after learning all 27 various mold presses was promoted to section lead which brought increased responsibilities such as giving breaks, training new workers, tool control for my section. As part of quality assurance team I attended meetings and, as a team we reduced the return rate of parts from 400 pieces per million to 250 per million

For poultry experience I was hired as an egg packer, then trained as Assistant Manager for the farm which had 80,000 layer hens, That position saw me responsible for oversight of the entire operation, including general maintenance. This position had me responsible for ordering feed, functioning as on site animal welfare officer and data entry for production per day, live animal weights, salmonella testing, dead bird counts and hiring as well as termination of workers.

At Den Hartog Industries I was placed by a temp agency to work in blow molding. Due to employer need my actual position was as product finisher. Using finishing sheets the products were scraped to ensure all seams were free of defects such as pinholes. Repaired defects when possible. Placed logo per individual customer preference on tanks using adhesive and application of direct heat to bring the temperature to 389 degrees to ensure proper sealing. Physically entered tanks to insert inner struts and baffles. Placed and secured outer manhole lid. Maintaining good house keeping in work areas.

For Iowa Prison industries I worked various positions over the course of 8 years in an industrial metal furniture shop. Functioned an rotating roles as needed: Tool control - wells saw operator - chop saw operator - sheet metal shear - Operated Pines tube bender and various brake presses.

Professional Experience

Sanitation Worker

June 2017 to July 2017

QSI, Storm Lake, IA

This was a sanitation company which cleaned Tyson's poultry plant

Assistant Manager

Apr. 2014 to Feb. 2015

Little Sioux Egg, Linn Grove, IA

Supervised a crew of four workers

*Calculated and ordered feed

*Completed Bills of Lading and helped load trucks with our eggs

*Responsible for identifying and repairing mechanical problems through entire operation

*Interviewed applicants and trained new workers

*Responded to environmental alarms and initiated emergency response team as needed

*Served as animal welfare officer on site

*Did data entry daily to maintain updated "Flock watch" flow sheets

*Observed and cared for 80,000 layer hens

*Completed salmonella testing of birds and manure pits

*Manually weighed birds and egg cases weekly

*Used LOTO & trained workers in its use per company policy / procedure

*2014 Trained as Animal welfare officer

*2014 certification for 1st aid, CPR and defibrillator training

*2014 Trained and experienced with operating skid loader


Oct. 2013 to Mar. 2014

Den Hartog Industries, Hospers, IA

Through J & L Staffing Temp agency of Sioux City)

Prep / Finisher skill sets:

*Performed precision placement and flaming of graphics to the various products

*installed fittings into plastic farm tanks

*Entered tanks via 16" manhole and installed baffles, struts and fittings

*Responsible for identifying and repairing flaws such as pinholes at parting lines

Nov. 2003 to Oct. 2013

Civil Commitment Unit, Cherokee, IA

Transitional release program

Custodial skill sets:

*Responsible for cleaning large living units & used variety of chemicals.

*Had oversight and care of several yard and garden areas - Used hand tools to landscape-planned plots and planted accordingly - stayed within fixed budget.

*Quarterly job evaluations consistently rated as excellent.

*Trained by the state in custodial care and use of chemicals - have certificates.

June 2003 to Oct. 2003

Plastic Products Co., Inc, West Branch, IA

Machine operator and section leader skill sets:

*Was trained to operate 27 mold presses - displayed leadership & was promoted to Section Leader - given increased oversight responsibilities - met daily with quality control and other section leaders to enhance communication & team effectiveness - inspected all products for flaws prior to shipment - specifically looked for shorts, swirls, flash, and density deficiency.

*Trained & supervised new hires - gave breaks - completed auditing forms to allow shipment or to place defects in "hold" bay - was responsible for company tools in my section - responded to emergency warnings from mold press computers, such as burns, jammed jaws or fire.

*Met with owners and other supervisors to address team effectiveness & to discuss matters of concern and options for resolution..

*Part of a team which helped to decrease return rates from 400 pieces per million to roughly 250 pieces per million.

Dishwasher & Fry Cook Skill Sets

Apr. 2003 to June 2003

Bennigan's restaurant, Coralville, IA

Washed dishes - removed trash every two hours - restocked all dish areas - cleaned per company protocol after closing.

*Was trained to set up prep area & to do some fry cooking - earned May employee of the month status - was given a $50.00 bonus - randomly spot swept areas for safety of all.

June 1999 to Feb. 2003

Civil Commitment Unit Coralville, Iowa

Custodial & Dietary Skill sets:

*Worked custodial positions - trained in protocol and proper chemical use - trained other workers.

*Responsible for custodial maintenance of large living unit, including two separate office areas.

*Performed 20 hours per week custodial and 20 hours per week in dietary.

*Entered data into a computer program for state meal menus for the facility.

*The data was a description of meals to be served, the date it would be served and the correct food serving portion for each item listed - Also entered special diet information for those requiring diabetic diets.

Dec. 1989 to June 1999

State Penitentiary - Iowa Prison Industries, Anamosa, IA

Began as custodian of large industrial shop - was trained to operate several metal presses - used variety of hand tools - Wells and chop saw experience.

*Responsible for tool room checkout for 30 inmate workers plus staff.

*Was trained to use electric and pneumatic air grinders to smooth welds.

*Worked 40+ hours per week - reliable - flexible - always willing to learn more.

*Always safety conscious - kept walkways and work areas cleared of debris at all times.

Technical or Computer Skills

Vocational training in Vocational janitorial - 9 month course - certificate with 5,217 hours on the job experience.

Certificate for 17,780 hours on the job experience in metal fabrication, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Cleaning, Cooking, Data Entry, First Aid, Food Safety, Grinders, Hand Tools, Leadership, Machine Operation, Quality Assurance and Control, Repair, Assistant Manager, Poultry Experience, Farm Experience, Machine Operator Experience, Production in Plastics Molding, Rough Metal Work - Drilling, Grinding, Shearing, And Custodial of Large Industrial Shop as Well as Experience in Tool Room Control

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