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Commercial Carpenter professional leader

Chicago, Illinois, United States
May 31, 2018

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J Harper Blunk

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Valparaiso, IN 46383


Objective: Seeking an opportunity to best utilize the current skills possessed and to learn new tools that will afford greater and more challenging opportunities in the future.


12 years professional leadership experience

11 years commercial carpentry experience

Received Navy and Marine Corp achievement medal for exemplary leadership performance in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Tracked and processed over 3,000 entry level employees for training

Highly organized and goal oriented with the ability to meet deadlines

Dedicated to project management accomplishment and employee welfare


2007- Present Journeyman Carpenter Foreman, Porter County Indiana

Worked as Journeyman Carpenter Forman with Prodigy Contstruction performing a wide range of commercial related carpentry practices and supervision.

• Interior build out encompassing metal and wood framing, drywall and suspended ceiling systems

• Cabinet and millwork medication and installation

• Rough framing and metal clad building construction

• Remodel and new construction practices

• Installation of door, door hardware and accessories.

2005-2007 Camp Pendleton, California, Company Operations Chief

Supervised 140 employees’ daily, developed management team to solve day-to-day operartional issues by organizing faciliting team meeting. Responsible for: Administrative policy and practices initiated and implemented projects, conducted presentations and formal training programs.

• Increased productivity by skilled counseling by personnel on work performance

• Reduced expenses by 30% by recycling company expendable items

• Motivated team members to achieve planned goals

• Established safety regulations and recommended improvements

• Coordinated logistics to include transportation and communication

• Responsible for proper care and accountability of non-expendable items

2003-2005 Camp Pendleton, California First Line Supervisor

Advised senior leadership on daily work issues and planning. Supervised up to 30 employees daily as well as coordinated requirements for logistical support to include transportation, communications and training facilities

• Supervisor responsible for annual progress report

• Supervised the care and administrative upkeep of 30 employees

• Maintained 100% accountability of all personnel, equipment and serialized gear assigned to employees

• Assisted in the maintenance of heavy equipment ensuring 100% operation at all times

• Led teams of up to 30 personnel with full responsibility for: work assignments, scheduling, performance review, disciplinary action, and long-term career planning, development and promotion.

• Expertise in evaluating qualifications of personnel needs and developing responsive training programs

1999-2003 Camp Pendleton, California Instructor

Instructed and assisted in the training of basic skills to entry level employees to include: weapons handling, automatic weapons, munitions, physical conditioning, land navigation and communications

• Reinforced core values by setting the superior example with professional conduct and knowledge

• Supervised training and welfare of over 300 entry level employees during four twenty-two day training cycles

•Skillfully trained subordinate leaders in all duties as instructors

• Supervised the conduct of all employee operations to include: student movement, practical application of skills learned, review and remediation of testable skills and formal counseling


Ivy Tech - Associates Degree Building Construction Management and Light Residential Construction

Professional Leadership

Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Contingency Contraction

Construction Print Reading

Workplace Substance Abuse Awareness Program

Substance Abuse Control Officer Training Work Group

Interior Wiring

Instruction Orientation

Hazardous Material Supervisor

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