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Machine Operator Assembly Line

Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
January 08, 2017

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James L. Rouse

P.O. Box *** **** **th St.

Wyandotte, MI 48192



To work diligently within the manufacturing sector. Production line, machine operator, lift truck, shipping and receiving



Tarpstop LLC, Taylor, MI

10/2016 to Present

Operate industrial sewing machine for sewing high grade vinyl material, heat seal vinyl to fuse panels together, measure, and cut aluminum stock to various lengths for insertion into panels. This manufacturing process is to install rolling covers onto flatbed semi trailers.

Warehouse Supervisor

International Shrinkwrap Inc., Flat Rock, MI

08/2016 to 09/2016

Duties were supposed to involve shipping and receiving, documention of paperwork, forklift operation, rotation of inventory, warehouse housekeeping.

Mold Line Tech

BASF (contractor through NIC), Wyandotte, Michigan

12/2015 to 07/2016

Operated two production mold lines on a 12 hour shift. My responsibilities were to produce quality parts from both lines, with routine maintinance needed to keep lines in production. monitor weights of formed parts to stay within the required guidelines, change out mixheads when needed to insure maximun dosing, keep lines clean by spraying wax, keep ovens clear of flash ( to reduce the risk of potential oven fires), repair and replace any broken tools that may have occured while in production.


Temple-Inland, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific, Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania

06/2008 to 11/2014

Loaded flatbed semis for shipment, loaded van semis for shipment, loaded railcars for shipment, unloaded various trucks for delivery. Processed commerical invoices for Canadian shipments crossing the border. Staged product for upcoming shipments. Place product in warehouse as received from prodution line. Label product to customer specification. Assist other team members in various duties as required.


M&M Temps, Bradford, Pa.

02/2008 to 06/2008

Performed the tasks of operating holzma saw to cut sheets of MDF into shelving size.

Operated the tenenor by feeding different lengths, and widths of MDF shelving into machine to produce a bullnose edge onto the shelving prior to shipment.

Operated fromm hand held strapping gun to bundle product prior to shipment.


Self, Port-Allegany, Pa.

06/2006 to 12/2007

De-constructed a home by hand for removal while salvaging materials for owner. No heavy equipment was used during the tear down process.

Contractor Helper

D.C. Siding & Contracting, Duke-Center, Pa.

05/2005 to 11/2005

Applied final set-up on modular homes by attaching vinyl siding on both ends of the house after it was set on permanent foundation.

Shipper / Electroplater

Allegeny Bradford Corportation / AST, Lewis Run, Pa.

03/2004 to 05/2005

Built crates by specifications for shipment of stainless steel products.

Used company vehicle to transport stainless product to another company affiliate (AST) for chemical polishing.

Used the process of electricty and acid to produce a high luster finish on the stainless prior to being shipped to customer.

Operated hand held cranes, and lift truck to move heavier stainless steel products.

Line Loader / Upholsterer

Serta Mattress Inc., Romulus, Mi.

07/2003 to 10/2003

Loaded materials on assembly line to feed up eight upholsterers for completion of mattress.

Upholstered mattresses using industrial stitching machines.

Upholsterer, Frame Assembler, Machine Operator, Lift truck Operator

Eldred Division Of Ethan Allen, Eldred, Pa.

08/1991 to 02/2002

Upholstered high end sofa's, loveseat's chair's, and ottoman's.

Assembled all styles of furniture frames using an industrial jig with air nailers, and air staplers.

Operated root borer machine to drill multi-holes in wood rails for assembly of frames.

Operated large planer to smooth rough cut lumber.

Used flying cut-off saw to cut certain boards to specified lengths. All of the above duties were incentive based.

Operated lift truck to move rolling stock throughout the plant / warehouse.


Diploma, General, Otto-Eldred High School, Duke-Center, Pa., 4 year(s)


Lift truck - 120 and 155 Hysters, Temple-Inland, PA

Loading and Unloading of HAZMAT, Temple-Inland, PA

Nurses Aid, Bradford Manor, PA


Perfect attendence award (2008) from Temple-Inland.

Assistant Director - My duties were to distribute food to the area needy, and to pick up donated goods from area merchants three days a week. This was a voluntary position that I served in my community. The food pantry was located at the Hillside Wesleylan Church located in Olean, New York, under the name Loafs and Fishes Southern Tier food pantry.

Grievence Committee Member - As a grievence committee member it was my responsibility to help settle disputes and indifferences between hourly employees and management when a problem would arise that couldnt be resolved. The committee comprised of Myself and two other panel members, along with three members of management.

Safety Committee Member - Make sure there were no safety concerns, or issues within my department. OCHA safety guidelines were consistainly met and updated.


1) John Bailey 313-***-**** 15

2) Earnest Mandaville 734-***-**** 15

3) Bryan Grunwald 734-***-**** 32

4) Rhonda Bennett 810-***-**** 40

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