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Mechanical Engineering Student-Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas, United States
January 18, 2017

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William J Ruefle III

**** **** ****** • Lubbock TX, 79423 • 512-***-**** •


Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX Class of 2017

• B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2.849 GPA

• American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX Class of 2009

• B.S. Psychology 2.93 GPA Core Psychology classes

• Tight-end for The University of Texas Longhorn Football Team College of southern Maryland – La Plata, MD Class of 2005

• A.A. General Studies 3.27 GPA

• Member of the Math Team

Work Experience

LyondellBasell – Reliability Co-op III Rotating Equipment – La Porte, TX May 2015-July 2015 During this term as a reliability co-op, I obtained valuable experience working a turnaround and taking lead on two projects while following all of the projects undertaken by the facility. Tying together all of the thought processes from turnaround manager to contractors has given me great insight on how to successfully communicate to efficiently achieve goals and overcome problems in a 24 hour work environment.

• Turnaround experience

• Tool development

• Overhaul of RTO Lead

• Overhaul of Scalperator Lead

• TD-12 evaluation implementation

• Teaming with Millwrights

• Tool Development

• Teaming with equipment engineers

• Program Experience

• Working with Contractors

LyondellBasell – Reliability Co-op I Fixed Equipment– Channelview, TX January 2014-July 2014 As a reliability co-op at one of the largest petrochemical facilities on the Gulf Coast, I obtained valuable exposure to industry standards, budget planning, plant operations and identifying budget saving areas. My experience this term dealt with fixed and rotating equipment that was exposed to both process and cooling water.

• Process Equipment Training

• Community Volunteering

• Trouble shouting Sundyne pump

• Development of Heat Exchanger Program

• Industry Standards Implementation

• LYB Standards Implementation

• Vendor Exposure/Training

• Solving Quality Control issues with Vendors

• Program Experience

• Heat Exchanger Budget Prioritizing

• Preparing Request for Quotes

• Lube oil system trouble shooting

Home Depot – Sales Associate – Lubbock TX September 2013-October 2014 I worked in a fast- paced problem solving environment where giving the customer the best solution or help possible was most important.

• Know ~50000 skews

• Customer service

• Housekeeping

• Product training

TTU Rec Center- Lifeguard – Lubbock, TX August 2012-December 2013 2014 Opportunity that allowed for the constant training of skills and enforcing of facility rules to maintain a safe and friendly experience for all patrons.

• CPR/First Aid training

• Enforcing Rec center rules

• Responsible for Patron safety

• Operation in a Team environment

Lifetime Fitness – Aquatic Department Head - Flower Mound, TX February 2012-July 2012 As an Aquatic Department head, my role included all responsibilities for the aquatic area and the staff. My main responsibilities included but were not limited to interviewing, training, hiring, overseeing up keep of facility and maintaining first rate swim programs.

• Experience with Kronos payroll system

• Training staff

• Hiring staff

• Maintaining equipment

• Safe work environment

• Facility maintenance

• Multi-million-dollar facility

• Doing projects with other Department Heads

Dripping Springs Independent School District – Pool Manager – Dripping Springs, TX March 2011–February 2012 I was responsible for the facility, its grounds, and working with current programs and helped to develop new programs. In the summers I trained the staff, created the work schedule, supervised state- regulated guidelines for the facility, and deposited all financial transactions with the end- product being a safe facility.

• Training Staff

• Facility maintenance

• Financial transactions

• Hiring staff

• Developing new programs

• Knowledge of equipment

Best Buy – Asset Protection – Austin, Texas October 2010-March 2011 My responsibilities were to greet every customer on the way in and out of the store and to direct department employees to assist customers. The focus of this position was to watch for suspicious activity and notify managers and other employees to help deter any loss of product.

• Operating a multi- line phone

• Customer service

• Problem solving for customers

• Memorizing store layout

• Organizing work space

• Following company protocol

Extracurricular Activities

• Tutor for TAKS testing at Clayton Elementary School AISD 2007-2009

• Volunteer for Handicap equestrian learning center Austin TX 2008-2009

• U.S. Open Qualifier in the 100 & 200 Breaststroke 2004-2006

• Trained for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 2004-2007 Ready to serve – Caterer Assistant – Austin, TX April 2010 - October 2010 I was in charge of all food line setup, keeping up with daily supplies, and helping the chef with salad, desert and any entrée prep as needed. Everything that is done complies with a very strict time management procedure.

• Prepare food for ~160 people

• Time Management

• Manage non-food Supplies

• Costumer service

• Entrée Prep

• Team environment

Austin Independent School District - Substitute teacher – Austin, TX January 2010 – February 2012 Managing the classroom and making sure that the children follow the rules and keep the class on pace with the curriculum while their teacher was absent.

• Teach skills ~25 students

• Classroom management

• New work environments daily

• Coping with adversity

Lifeguard4hire – Swim lesson Coordinator/Manager - Leander, TX May 2008-November 2009 I organized Swim lessons at 4 pools in the Austin area, and managed pool operations at 3 community pool locations in the Austin area. I was also responsible for managing lifeguards, coordinating swim lessons, training instructors, pool maintenance and cleanings.

• Managed 20 guards and 8 instructors.

• Organized 52 pool cleanings a week

• Installed pool heaters

• Performed plumbing repairs

• CPR, First Aid, Oxygen and AED certifications.

• Creating schedules

• Customer Service

• Learned different pool operating systems

The Texas Swim Center: Head Lifeguard - Austin, TX August 2005 - May 2008 Managed staff for daily operations and special events, helped to create the work schedule, see that the daily rounds were done properly and on time, and work with the other head guards to accomplish long-term goals for the swim center.

• Scheduling ~40 guards

• Working in a team environment

• Performing daily checks

• Running monthly in-service

Spring Cove Marina: Grounds Manager – Solomons Island, Maryland June 2003 - June 2005 My Responsibilities were opening and closing the marina, customer service for 246 annual and transient slips, and helping to complete maintenance projects.

• Care for 246 slips

• Welding and Brazing

• Pool operator certified

• Team projects

• Plumbing

• Electrical

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