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Manager Electrical

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
October 15, 2018

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James B. Stokes

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Kansas City, MO. 64118


James Stokes

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Kansas City, Missouri 64118



Master Electrician/ Maintenance Manager


I am a Certified Master Electrician with 33 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. I am adept in performing electrical installations, maintenance and repairs done in accordance to relevant code. I am knowledgeable in all areas of the NEC code; such as analyzing and solving problems with various electrical controls and electrical systems. I also have extensive knowledge of NFPA 70-E. As a Master Electrician, it was my job to serve as a Project manager, making sure projects were completed correctly, and on schedule. I also have the ability to operate Microsoft office, SKM an electrical engineering program and proficiently operate Successware.

Education & Credentials

*Associates Degree in Industrial Management.

*Master Electrician License-Springfield, MO

*Master Electrician License-Joplin, MO

*Master Electrician License-Kansas City, MO

Master Electrician License – Kansas City, KS

Master Electrician License – Johnson County, KS

Master Electrician License – Independence, MO

*IBEW 453 Training Course

*Forklift Training

*Confined Spaces Training

*OSHA Safety Training – OSHA 10 Certified

*BNSF Safety Training Course

*Archer Western Railroad Supplementary Course

*Safety and Health Training

*High School Diploma-Republic High School, Republic, Missouri


Computer skills in Microsoft office, SKM, Successware, Nova time, Maximo and JLL.

Electrical Systems & Controls NEC Code

Installations & Maintenance Safety

Electromechanical Repairs Wiring Diagrams

Blueprints & Schematics Troubleshooting

Generators & Transformers Testing Instruments

Switches & Circuit Breakers Motors and Conduit

Mathematical Skills Knowledge of Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems

Welding and Fabrication 480 and 240 volt

PLC & CPU Experience AC/DC Circuits

Bending Pipe

Key Skills

* Ability to manage manpower, vendors and schedules.

* Ability to operate Computer programs Microsoft office, SKM and Successware.

*Ability to install, adjusts, modify, calibrate and test operations of various power systems.

*Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other written instruction.

*Ability to run trenchers, backhoes, forklifts, excavators, brush hogs, bucket trucks, etc.

*Installed, removed, repaired, overhauled and tested electrical equipment, both alternating and direct current.

*Experience in installing and maintaining - motors, VFD’s, welding equipment, lighting fixtures, generators, circuit breakers, and transformers.

*Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers and programmable logic controllers.

*Understanding of facility systems, eg. HVAC, chillers, boilers, purified water, compressed gases, etc.

*Knowledge of and ability to repair a wide variety of electrical systems, circuits, equipment, and controls.

*Analyzed, modified, installed, and repaired electrical equipment and circuits using prints, diagrams and test instruments.

*Performed preventive maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment.

*Skill in operation of all equipment, tools, testing and monitoring devices common to electrical/mechanical field.

*Can direct work and instruct other electricians, helpers, and apprentices.

*Have complete set of tools.

Professional Experience

Tippin’s Pies Kansas City, Kansas 5/14/18 to 8/8/2018

At Tippin’s my duties were the maintenance of facilities and equipment in two buildings, the food plant and bakery. I had a staff of two mechanics with plans to add more. This was a very challenging environment with being understaffed and having two separate locations, we over came all emergencies and were not behind on PMs at the end of my employment. At Tippin’ s I was asked to get their first automated topping machine operational, when I left this machine was topping pies perfectly. The biggest challenge was the language barrier, most of the employees spoke only Spanish, including one of my maintenance team members.

Key Results

Improved my communication skills in Spanish.

Improved automation skills.

Learned how to follow GMP program. (food safety)

Learned how to set up a preventative maintenance program on computer program called Measure.

Caravan Kansas City, Kansas 6/21/2017 to 5/11/2018

I worked as a Maintenance supervisor for Caravan who was contracted to maintenance the GM Plant on Fairfax in Kansas. Working for Caravan as a Maintenance Supervisor presented a whole variety of challenges and learning opportunities. One of the first challenges was to supervise the Maintenance Department and the Sanitation Department simultaneously. Each department presented leadership and organization problems on a daily basis. The biggest skill I was able to improve was my leadership, because of the constant turmoil between the UAW and Caravan. I also continued to improve my computer skill using programs such as Nova time, Maximo and JLL.

Key Results

Improved computer skills – Micro Soft Office 2010, Nova time, Maximo, JLL.

Improved leadership skills – Labor Relations.

Improved teaching skills – Safety Talks.

Improved office communication skills – Daily reports on completed tasks and employee issues.

KB Complete Mission, Kansas 7/25/2016 to 5/11/2017

At KB Complete I was Electrical Manager/ Master Electrician for KBs electrical division. This job helped me grow in my people skills as well as my leadership abilities. As the company, Master Electrician, my duties were to train all employees on electrical safety, bid the larger electrical projects and collect electrician generated paper work. I learned the software for the company, Success Ware21. I also improved my skills in Microsoft office (example) Excel and Power Point. I attended Nexstar service systems class, this improved my salesmanship. Being a service company was new to me but I increased customer base by uniting all departments to share leads. The biggest skill I learned at KB was customer care.

Key Results:

Improved computer skills – Micro Soft Office 2010.

Improved customer service skills.

Learned to fluently operate – Success Ware 21.

Learned NEC code changes.

Improved electrical teaching skills.

Improved Records keeping skills - the production and information entry of spread sheets

Herzig Engineering Kansas City, Missouri 7/28/2014 to 5/27/2016

At Herzig engineering I was a CAD tech and Data collector. This job helped me to grow in my electrical knowledge. I learned many things about the Arc Flash industry such as the NFPA 70E. As a CAD tech I was responsible for entering collected electrical data into an Engineering program that produced One - line diagrams and labels that are applied to electrical equipment. I also improved my computer and customer relation skills by working with their customers almost on a daily basis. I also learned how to accurately and safely collect data in large industrial electrical systems.

Key Results:

Improved computer skills – Micro Soft Office 2011.

Improved customer service skills.

Learned to fluently operate – SKM electrical engineering program.

Learned basic skills in Auto CAD.

Improved Records keeping skills - the production and information entry of spread sheets

RDL Electric Springfield, Missouri – 4/2012 – Present

For RDL electric I pull permits and worked on new construction. I am currently RDL electric’s Master Electrician.

Euticals, Springfield, Missouri

Maintenance Electrician 04/16/2012 to 1/09/2014

I work as a Maintenance Electrician for the Company. My duties included repair of industrial equipment as well as maintenance of industrial equipment, most of which included some relay logic but mostly VFD’s and 480volt three phase motors and PLC controls which were Allen Bradley. I have a lot of experience with PLC control work. The plant had a variety of machines and vessels that were automated. The plant had a lot of simple input / output and analogue devices. I have also worked with 20 milliamp systems to obtain a live zero for regulating temperature and PH.

C.D.L. Electric Company, Inc., Pittsburg, Kansas

Master Electrician 11/22/2011 to 03/23/2012

As a Master electrician I worked on commercial projects and some industrial facilities. My duties were bending conduit pulling wire, terminations for switch gear and controls. I also worked on new intersections for the traffic signal crew.

Bart’s Electric, Pleasant Valley, Missouri

Master Electrician 7/22/2011 to 11/19/2011

I worked as a Journeyman electrician for their company. My primary duties were bending conduit and terminations of switch gear and transformers. Later in the job I was in charge of ten apprentices as well as using my control experience for shunt trip safety circuits on several client projects.

Ewing Signal, Nixa, Missouri

Master Electrician 5/25/2006 to 6/16/2010

Was a project manager and scheduled, as well as assigned duties for up to 10 employees. At times, the employees were split into three or four crews, and I had to make sure the equipment was at the proper location. Also, I made sure that the employees had the right plans, and instructions. I served as Field Superintendent of electrical construction for traffic signals, airport lighting, instrument landing equipment and parking lot lighting. I also ran the Springfield red light camera contract.

Key Results:

Was able to use my electrical control experience because the traffic controls are CPU driven.

Did many modifications and service call’s on concrete batch plants that were PLC and CPU driven with frequency drives.

Installed automatic transfer switches for 480-volt three phase generators

Pulled Permits

Responsible for the airport lighting, instrument landing equipment on additions to airport.

Responsible for identifying proper materials, suitable for the use listed and as required for specific installations.

Interstate Brand Corporation, Springfield, Missouri

Maintenance Engineer 6/2003 to 11/2007

I was a Maintenance Engineer for a bakery plant. I worked factory-wide and was responsible for maintaining the equipment and keeping it in good working order and repairing it when needed. Responsible for electrical and mechanical support i.e. issues arising throughout the plant.

Key Results

Learned hands on about automated production

Was able to further my troubleshooting skills in industrial electricity

Acquired valuable skills in fabrication, such as mig and tig welding, and using mills and lathes.

Worked with electrical controls, from relay logic to PLC driven equipment, CPU driven equipment, and frequency driven.

Worked on HVC units on the roof to the plumbing and machines used to produce bread.

Performed preventive maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment.

Analyzed, modified, installed and repaired electrical equipment and circuits using prints, diagrams and test instruments.

IBEW 453 Springfield, Missouri

Electrician 10/2000-6/2003

The IBEW gave me an opportunity to work for a variety of companies, as a commercial and industrial electrician.

Key Results

Was really able to further my skills in the industrial side of electricity.

Installed soft starts for wood waste materials

Installed PLC driven equipment for pasta production

Installed and trouble shot generator backup systems.

Stokes Electric, Springfield, Missouri

Shop Foreman/Master Electrician 8/1994-10/2000

I performed a wide variety of electrical installations for commercial and residential construction projects, including new construction, retrofits and remodels.

Key Results

*Served as lead Electrician on many new home construction projects, as well as commercial projects such as: houses, apartments, restaurants, hotels and schools.

*Furthered my skills in controls by installing automatic transfer switches for emergency power systems for Red Cross generators.

*Installed smart management systems for restaurants, and controls on commercial wells and compressors.

*Installed fire systems for apartments and motels, as well as hospital alert systems for elderly living centers.

*In charge of scheduling work for 19 Electricians, purchasing materials and tool and truck maintenance.

*Helped with bidding on projects.

More references available upon request.

Rodger Luellen – 417-***-**** - I am a master electrician for his company.

Lane Roberts – 417-***-**** Friend and Pastor have known him for more than 10 years.

Harold McMasters – 417-***-**** Pastor

Charlie Weeks – 816-***-**** Lead electrician at Bart’s electric and friend.

Andre Pope - 540-***-**** – Direct supervisor at Avila University (Defensive Coordinator)

Cory Lutman – 816-***-**** – Sanitation manager for Caravan

Darlene Sherman – 816-***-**** – Office Manager at Herzig engineering

James Purcell – 989-***-**** – Operations Manager at Caravan

Reference Sheet

Caravan Contacts: James Purcell – Operations Manager

3201 Fairfax Trafficway Larry Angerman – Maintenance Manager

Kansas City, KS 66115 Cory Lutman – Sanitation Manager



KB Complete Contacts: Karl Bohrn – Owner/ Manager

5621 Foxridge Dr, Kris Koelling – HR manager

Mission, KS 66202


Herzig Engineering Contacts: Bob Herzig - Owner

11108 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 104 Stephen Herzig – Personnel

Kansas City, MO 64155-3636 Merrill Young - Superviser


RDL Electric Contacts: Rodger Luellen - Owner

1142 S. Kentwood Ave.

Springfield MO 65804


Euticals Inc. Contacts: Rob Woodruff – Maintenance Chief

2460 W. Bennett St.

Springfield MO 65807


CDL Electric Contacts: Larry Seward – CEO /Owner

201 N. Joplin St.

Pittsburg, KS 66762


Bart’s Electric Contacts: Bart Walker - Owner

7103 Stewart Road

Pleasant Valley, MO 64068


Ewing Signal Contacts: Dave Ewing - Owner

1730 N. Gregory Drive

Nixa, MO 65714


Interstate Brand Corporation Contacts: Dennis Miller – Supervisor


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2902 E. Division

Springfield, MO 65803 Contacts: Jack Bowers – Business Agent


Stokes Electric Contacts: Charlie Stokes – Owner

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