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Field Service Equipment

Tucson, Arizona, United States
January 10, 2017

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Travon Howell

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Tucson, AZ. 85756


Email: Mobile: 520-***-****


An intelligent, forward thinking professional with excellent skills as an Industrial Mechanic and Technician seeks an opportunity with a company that will provide growth potential and stability.


Proficient with equipment configuration trouble-shooting and system integration. Has more than Five years plus years of experience in mechanical repair and maintenance of Caterpillar mining equipment, over the road trucks and aerial equipment. in high paced, high output environments. A great self-starter, highly productive individual with excellent interpersonal skills that poses efficient work habits and exhibits the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to work,

Professional Experience

Aug 2012- Feb 2016

Blueline rental

Field service Heavy equipment mechanic

Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications Repair and replace damaged or worn parts. Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices. Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools

Nov 2011- Aug 2012

City of Tucson

Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Maintains and repairs large equipment such as front- and side-loader garbage trucks, road/motor graders, bulldozers, large carryalls, earth movers, water wagons and large tractor-tankers

Operates and inspects heavy equipment to diagnose defects, and tests repaired and overhauled equipment to insure correct operation

Disassembles equipment, examines components using precision measuring equipment, replaces worn or damaged parts, reassembles equipment and tests for correct operation

Maintains records of work activity, equipment status, and corrective actions required; prepares reports; and requisitions parts and supplies

Caterpillar Proving Ground (DVA) Oct 2010- Nov 2011

Heavy Equipment Mechanic: performs preventative maintenance on heavy equipment such as, but not limited to: Autonomous large Haul Trucks, Tier 4 engines, Water Trucks, Rubber Tire and Track Dozers, Front-end Loaders, and Motor Grader. Proficient in troubleshooting machine systems such as: hydraulic, power train and engines. Proficient in component replacement transmissions, engines, differentials, torque convertors and final drives. Troubleshoot problems on equipment. Responsible for maintaining work orders and performing work area inspections. Ability to prioritize repairs and possess excellent decision making skills. Work closely with other team members to maintain a clean, safe work area. Proficient in layout and design and the ability to work from blueprint. Work Closely with Test Engineers & with product design, analysis or support & Understanding of data acquisition/analysis

Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita March 2010-Nov 2010

Mill Maintenance: Milling equipment, pumps, conveyors, idlers, bearings and gearboxes. Experience in maintenance, fabrication, or electrical fields performance of inspection and upkeep of maintenance/electrical records Read and understand schematics Experience in repair and troubleshooting Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards

Asarco Mission Sept 2009- December 2009

Shovel/Drill 2nd Class Proficient in troubleshooting and repair of electrical and hydraulic systems. Ability to read and understand schematics. Performs component replacement and repairs on, but not limited to: dippers, handles,, swing, propel, crowd and hoist transmissions, hoist cables, GET (ground engaging tools), drill bits, drill pipes, hydraulic pumps and motors, engines, electric motors, gear boxes, compressors, auto lube systems, and hydraulic valves and hoses. Responsible for the accurate completion of Work Orders. Work closely with other maintenance team members. Perform welding tasks, such as: carbon arc, plasma, Mig, Tig, and stick. Proficient in layout and design and the ability to work from blueprints. Prioritize and make decisions regarding equipment repair as needed.

Empire Cat July 2007 – June 2009

Provided assistance, guidance and training to shop personnel on all Caterpillar equipment. Responsible for personnel time card administration, parts requisition, service reports and Department of Transportation log books. Familiar with Caterpillar Information Systems, the Vital Information Management System (VIMS) and followed Caterpillar service literature Maintenance and repair heavy equipment on the jobsite such as Wheel Loaders, Backhoe and Track-Type Tractors. Schedule and performed machine maintained on diesel engines, electrical machinery and hydraulics. Experience with Caterpillar equipment (or its equivalent) systems: hydraulics, engines, power train, 12 volt and 24 volt electrical systems and the ability to troubleshoot and repair these systems. Certified as a 3M Mechanic under the Technician Quality Requirements and worked a rotational schedule at each of the Tucson Service Operations Centers to meet organizational goals. Successfully completed training to specialize in lube services, Off-highway and Hydraulic shop as well as field service. Adhere to environmental, facility safety awareness procedures and guidelines.

• Performed duties as a board member of the Empire CAT Safety Committee

• Worked with Empire Field Service for eighteen months.

• Repaired damage and broken equipment

• Restored engines and hydraulic equipment to require specifications.

• Mining Equipment

• Conducted Arc Welding and Settling

• Specialized in torqueing systems and torque-turn methods

• Coordinated the contamination control procedures

• CDL A Class

Professional Development

Forklift operator, crane certification

AC certification

Empire CAT Development Troubleshooting Training 2009

Empire CAT Commercial Driver's Certification Class A License

Empire CAT Apprentice Program 2007

Pima Community College 2003 - 2005

Computer Skills

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Office

Software configuration and Hardware component replacement


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