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Purchasing, Buyer, Inventory Control

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
January 30, 2017

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Clayton T Flaim

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Fort Worth, TX 76131



Seeking a position in purchasing, inventory control, or administrative assistance where I may use my skills to further advance the goals and priorities of a private sector or government organization


Starke Machine Company – Fort Worth, TX 6/05-5/26/16

Purchasing Assistant

Responsible for maintaining hardware and material inventory used in part production

Verified that production output matched customer purchase orders in the thousands of dollars

Responsible for creating material and hardware purchase orders based on experience and management input utilizing the company's Visual Manufacturing application

Using the company's Visual Manufacturing application, verified received material shipments and inventories

Participated in quality investigations when the issues involved the material being used

Prepared shop travelers for the manufacture of customer part orders

Management team member that maintained company ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality systems

Computer Science Corporation – Fort Worth, TX 7/04-3/05


I worked on site at Computer Science Corporation in Fort Worth, TX for Bender Consulting Services of Pittsburgh, PA

Looked through/audited a series of Accounts Payable vouchers, recorded the numbers of the missing vouchers, and boxed them for transport to a warehouse off-site

Created a spreadsheet of the warehouse boxes for easier retrieval of boxes and vouchers from the warehouse

Located Accounts Payable vouchers for DynCorp employees as needed

Checked payroll records to make sure that they matched submitted time sheets from various work sites and departments

Bowman Business and Tax Services – College Station, TX 1/03-7/04


Answered the telephone and scheduled client appointments as necessary

Scanned old tax returns into an electronic file cabinet for easier access

Entered accounting data for various clients using Creative Solutions Accounting

Entered business financial information into QuickBooks

Processed Payroll for various clients using Creative Solutions Accounting

Texas A&M Department of Political Science – College Station, TX


Graduate Assistant

Compiled and managed large data sets of voting returns drawn from a variety of international elections

Supported the professors' research on voting totals and participation in legislative elections

Utilized SPSS, STATA, and Microsoft Excel to handle data used in the statistical analysis

Student Success Services – Oakland University, Rochester, MI 6/99-8/99


Tutored a class of 15 at-risk or provisional students in freshman mathematics and algebra

Organized and moderated a study session with the students 3 days a week

Provided in-class support for the students four days a week

Provided additional one-on-one tutoring for the students on an as needed basis

WXOU Radio – Oakland University, Rochester, MI 9/98-8/99

Sports Director

Responsible for the production and broadcast of 2 radio shows per week

Coordinated a staff of 5-10 people cross-trained to deliver programming

Coordinated over 25 broadcasts of Oakland University Men's and Women's basketball games

WJR Radio – Detroit, MI 1/97-4/97

News Intern

Assisted news anchor with the preparation of the day's newscasts

Taped a series of audio clips from the station's network

Kmart Corporation – Sterling Heights, MI 11/95-12/96

Cashier and Associate

Assist customers with the selection of products that met their needs and preferences

Worked with customers in the shoe department resolving customer service issues

Responsible for handling store's money and balancing cashier's drawer


Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

M.A. In Political Science – December 2001

Thesis Topic: Vote Choice and Foreign Affairs in the Post Cold War Era

Oakland University – Rochester, MI

B.A. In Political Science and Communications – May 2000 GPA: 3.56

Earned University Honors and Departmental Honors in Communications

Coursework included:

Interpersonal Communications TV Production Radio Production

Research Methods and Statistics Political Campaigns Media and Politics


Dennis Starke

President, Starke Machine Company(1980-present)

2109 Brennan Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76106

Phone: 817-***-****

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John Sholar

Quality Director, Starke Machine Company

2109 Brennan Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76106

Phone: 817-***-****

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Cliff Abernathy

Quality Director, Starke Machine Company(1987-2015)

1409 Bandera Drive

Arlington, Texas 76018

Home Phone - 817-***-****

Cell Phone - 817-***-****

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Roy Bowman

Owner, Bowman Business and Tax Services

1701 Southwest Parkway, Ste. 105

College Station, TX 77840


Rev. Grant Palma

Associate Pastor, Arlington Heights United Methodist Church

4200 Camp Bowie Blvd

Fort Worth, TX 76107


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