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CNC Operator / Foreman

Iowa, Louisiana, 70647, United States
28.50 hr
October 15, 2016

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Frederick L Thaggard, Sr.

*** ***** **

Iowa, LA 70647

Phone: 225-***-****


Secure a career position with a promising company while developing growth potential and continuing to gain experience.

Employment History

Shop Machinist Foreman 06/2014- 05/2016


Lake Charles, LA

Supervised laser and plasma department, detailing plates. Ensured crew followed all safety rules. Made sure team had necessary equipment, tools, and instructions. Conducted job safety analysis (JSA) meetings. Responsible for project management, maintenance records, and time sheets. Specialist in troubleshooting issues on plasma and laser machines. Communicated and coordinated with other departments on project progress. Backup operator as needed. Completed required paperwork including nuclear traveler.

Journeyman Machinist/ CNC Operator 04/2011- 06/2014

CB&I / formerly Shaw SMS

Lake Charles, LA

Operate plasma cutter, Koike Aronson VGM3700 with 4 stations, rotating bevel head with interchangeable amps, and Hypertherm Edgepro controls, on 50 ft. table. Operate laser cutter, Tanaka Laser TF6000 with bevel head and stainless cutting ability, with Fanuc 16i-LB controls, on 70 yards table. Able to do nozzle centering, adjust cutting conditions, and program editing. Performed preventative maintenance (PM) and adhered to nuclear procedures and expectations.

CNC Operator 04/2008-04/2011

Shaw SSS Fabricators

Addis, LA

Operate plasma cutter, PFB 1500, with Fagor CNC control, cutting detailed plate steel Operate Burny 10 CNC plasma cutter, anglematic, drills, hemsaws, and overhead cranes.

Change punch and dies, consumables, oxygen, and nitrogen tanks. Operated hypertherm

Ensured all paperwork was completed

Machinist / CNC Operator 05/2007-11/2007

Laitram Machine Shop

Harahan, LA

Operated CNC horizontal mills - HG400III w/RGV and tombstone set-ups. Produced parts according to blueprint dimensions and QC specifications, while maintaining or exceeding expected daily production rates.

Self Employed (Subcontractor) 05/2006-05/2007

New Orleans, LA

Sanding and finishing wood flooring and installing ceramic tile. Painting and job site clean-up for residential clients assisting with post Katrina rebuilding efforts.

CNC Operator 01/2006-04/2006

Lane Furniture

Satillo, MS

Operated CNC mill router on a detailed piece by minutes daily production schedule.

Machine Operator 10/2005-01/2006

J. Ivy Industries

Plantersville, MS

Operated tire bead/wedge assembly machine for rubber production plant on daily commissioned percentage basis.

CNC Operator 04/2005-09/2005

Express Personnel Services

Covington, LA

Operated four axis horizontal mill w/ Fanuc controls at hydraulics and pneumatics machine shop.

Sand and Finish Mechanic 01/2003-03/2005

Wood Floor Finishers

Mandeville, LA

Sanded all types of wood flooring for residential homes and commercial gymnasiums. Applied stains and finishing coats including polyurethane and water base. Responsible for trailer, equipment and supplies while managing my own crew. Coordinate with contractors, home owners, company managers, and supervisors.

Machinist/CNC Operator 07/1999-06/2002

Laitram Machine Shop

Harahan, LA

CNC Hem saw operator and shipping/receiving/inventory clerk while obtaining knowledge of different types of metals and plastics. Advanced through all departments of shop while learning to operate various machines, including 100 ton vertical press, CNC lathe –HT 208, CNC vertical mills, –VMC 430/MatzuraRAF4, CNC horizontal mill, –HG400/RGV. Obtained certification for forklift and overhead cranes. Ability to change tooling, read blueprints, and make adjustments to programs as needed.

Job Skills

Adjust production equipment and machinery setup

Clean equipment and machinery

Communication skills with engineering, technical, and manufacturing personnel

Determining specifications

Determine tasks needed to complete machined products

Examine products to verify conformance to specifications

Install equipment and attachments on machinery and structures

Layout machining, welding, and precision assembly projects

Load control media

Load and unload material for machinery

Load, unload, and stack containers, materials, and products

Maintain and repair industrial equipment and machinery

Measure, weigh, and count products and materials

Monitor production machinery and equipment operations to detect problems

Move and lift heavy objects

Operate hoist, winch, and hydraulic boom

Operate metal and plastic fabricating equipment, and machinery

Perform safety inspections in manufacturing and industrial setting

Read and understanding of blueprints

Read and understand of production layouts

Read and understand specifications

Read and understand technical drawings

Read and understand work orders, instructions, formulas, and processing charts

Setup and operate a variety of machine tools

Setup computer numerical control machines

Understand technical operating, service, and repair manuals

Use computer to enter, access, and retrieve data

Use of hand and power tools

Operate forklift

Education History

Completion Date

Issuing Institution


Course of Study


New Orleans Jobs Initiative Delgado - New Orleans

1 year Technical or Vocational School

Precision Machining

Fall 2009 Baton Rouge Computer Science Process Community College 3 Credits Technician

Leadership Skills

2 yrs - Foreman CB&I 2014-2016

2 yrs - Crew Boss Wood Floor Finishers 2003-2005

1 yr - Manager Time Saver Corp 1985

2 yrs - Manager / Supervisor Fischer’s Jewelry & Loan 1982-1984

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