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Management Human Resources

Altoona, PA
April 21, 2016

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John C. Burger

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Hollidaysburg, PA 16648


I would like to secure a position of responsibility with a progressive organization where I can utilize my professional experience and skills to contribute to the success of the enterprise.


Labor Relations Human Resource Management

Employee Relations Legal/Regulatory Compliance

Policy Interpretation and Development OSHA, DEP, EPA, ADAA Compliance

Training Risk Management

Safety Employee Health

Ergonomics Lean Manufacturing

Emergency Preparedness/Evacuation Planning Time Management

Operations Knowledge Environmental Remediation

Supervisory Liaison Team Building/Team Player

Detail Oriented Approachable

Practical/Logical Problem Solver


Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford PA 2007-2016

Primarily provide banquet bar service in conjunction with table service – part-time position.

Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone PA 2010

Independent Contractor-assisted in preparation for bi-annual Pennsylvania Department of Health licensure survey. Provided oversight for disaster and safety program preparation.

F. L. Smithe Machine Company, Duncansville, PA 1996-2009

Safety, Environmental Supervisor 1996-2002

Responsibility for developing, coordination and administering all environmental, health and safety programs for the manufacturing function.

Company representative dealing with all regulatory agencies; EPA, OSHA, DEP, etc. and related consultants.

Responsibility for waste management compliance, including hazardous, municipal, industrial and recycling programs. Reduced hazardous waste generation and cost by fifty percent.

Responsibility for the development and delivery of employee training programs.

Responsibility for the development and management of the Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Chair of the Safety Committee.

Industrial Relations Manager 2002-2009

Responsibility for the administration of three collective bargaining agreements. Handled the day-to-day grievance and employee relation issues. Served as chair of the management committee that processed the third and final steps of the grievance process prior to moving to arbitration. Assisted in arbitration preparation.

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Responsibility for recruitment, interviewing, testing and selection of hourly and professional employees.

Responsibility for the oversight of compliance, personnel record keeping and administration of group life, group health, workers compensations and short term disability insurance plans.

Analyzed/evaluated clerical, technical, executive, administrative and hourly job classifications. Prepared written job descriptions. Participated in salary surveys to assess market competitiveness and made appropriate recommendations on same. Negotiated ranking of job classifications with union representatives. Investigation/review of job classification grievances.

Responsibility for coordination and development of personnel policies, procedures and training.

Mercy Regional Health System, Altoona PA 1990-1996

Safety and Environmental Manager

Responsibility for interface with insurance, regulatory and accreditation agencies.

Prepared reports and correspondence, maintained files, records and statistics relating to risk management.

Developed, coordinated and updated programs related to hazard communications, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, fire safety and ADA.

Responsibility for waste management program; hazardous, municipal, industrial, medical and recycling.

Chair of hospital safety committee.

Managed central environmental services department (14 employees).

Managed hospital security department (18 employees).

Member of Quality Assurance, Infection Control and Community Disaster Planning Committees.

Developed, wrote and implemented hospital disaster plan.

Berwind Railway Services Company, Hollidaysburg, PA 1988-1990

Safety, Environmental Coordinator

Assured compliance with federal, state, local and plant safety and health regulations.

Managed and completed all required workers compensation, accident, safety, OSHA, DEP reporting.

Conducted safety training requirements for all employees.

Responsibility for waste management program which included hazardous, municipal, industrial and recycling compliance and management.

Certified employees in OSHA powered industrial truck training.

Responsibility for security of the plant facility.


B.S. Industrial Safety Management Indiana University of PA

M.A. Human Resources and Industrial Relations St. Francis University of PA

Specialty training - NFPA life safety code, ergonomics, 40 hours hazardous waste operations, emergency response training, OSHA 1910.120, CPR/AED, lean manufacturing, certified Professional Human Resources 2001.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS – Blair County Chamber, Hollidaysburg Zoning Hearing Board, Society of Safety Engineers.

References available upon request.

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