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Engineer Maintenance

October 21, 2019

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Joshua Miller

Chicago, IL ***** 773-***-****

A stationary fireman or boiler operator position in the commercial or private property industry that offers the opportunity to use my 5.5 years of experience from being a professional and a shipboard engineer in the United States Coast Guard, through my training, knowledge and experience, I have become well versed in many different forms of auxiliary equipment such as pumps, generators, motors and high pressure fire and water tube boilers. I am also looking for something I can use my skills as an administrator, I am familiar with procurement as well as various computer operating systems. During my 2-year apprenticeship training via the Local 399 OPE and 7 years of experience as a Local 7 now Local 1 SEIU Stationary Fireman for the City of Chicago Water Department, I bring with me a collective knowledge of 15.5 years of facility plant operations and high pressure steam boilers. As well as record keeping and computer skills that would be beneficial to any organization.

Work Experience

Engineering and Maintenance Mechanics Instructor

Chicago Center for Arts and Technology - Chicago, IL

February 2019 to Present

I teach a course of

•Codes of Safe Practices – Maintenance Workers

•Types of Maintenance - Under Maintenance, Repair & Operations/Overhauling (MRO)

•Hazard Material Communication/MSDS Training

•Fire Monitor Systems and Controls

•Lockout/Tagout Training

•Machine Shop Safety Rules

•State and federal guidelines when removing insulation

•Hazardous material disposal and proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

•Mechanical tools & Drive (Hand Tool, Pulley/Sheaves, Gears, Chain & Sprockets)

•Shop fundamentals

•Blueprints, Electrical Schematics & Circuit Reading

•Computer Support Systems

•Fluid Power (Hydraulics & Pneumatic)

•Flexible Manufacturing Conveyor & Robotics Systems

•AC/DC Electrical & Various Projects

It is a 6 month course fast paced training my students to receive a MSSC Certification

Director of Engineering and Maintenance

Ashbury Court Retirement Community - Des Plaines, IL

October 2018 to February 2019

•Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam throughout the facility.

•Initiated major projects to increase capacity and improve critical site services, including theinstallation, commissiong of vital systems

•Reduced department spending by 20% by implementing various energy saving programs

•Implemented a lockout tagout program, as well as a Preventive Maintenance Schedule for all vitaland nonvital equipment.

•Call on vendors and attained quotes for bids

•Managed physical structures, conditions an ongoing safety of 4 buildings with 700 guest • Supervised engineer and maintenance crews towards 100 percent of operability of plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems

•Performed risk management analysis, surveys and documentational duties

•Maintained all facility inspections, compliance, licenses and other documentation per local, state andfederal in regaurds to my department

•Directed 60 permanent, full time engineers, maintentance workers and housekeepers for optimumtime management, project completion, work effiency ant and cost management

•Compliant with HazMat, EPA and OSHA

Powerhouse Lead Engineer/Boiler Operator

Kropp Forge - Cicero, IL

November 2017 to October 2018

•Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam for various equipment throughout the factory.

•Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automaticcombustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, and burners.

•Turned valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed although the fuel feed was electronic, aswell as the force draft fans, water level, and steam pressure of boiler.

•Observed boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions, answering alarms.

•Tested and treated boiler feed water every day, using specified chemicals.

•Repair compressors

•Change out steam piping as needed

•Operate the R/O softener equipment

•PLC maintenance on conveyor belt equipment

•Welding and brazing pipes

•Repaired Replaced Bundle Steam units

•Troubleshooting HVAC units as well as cleaning and changing filters

•Pump rebuilding

•As the lead Powerhouse Engineer I displayed leadership to ensure safety, productivity, profitability,and quality levels that met or exceeded the company goals to increase the bottom line.

Laborer Manager

June 8 Remodels - Chicago, IL

March 2015 to September 2017

•Done some light carpentry, hanging dry wall, and installing inclination

•Some Plumbing sink, toilets and bathtub installation. As well as pipe cleaning and rodding • Light Electrical

•Ability to read mechanical and electrical blueprints

•Managed a crew of 25 men and women during various projects

•Displayed ability to change task as needed

•Conducted training for personnel such as Sensitivity and Sexual Harassment Training

•I also did some hands on training with new hires as far as what related to the jobs

Stationary Fireman

City of Chicago Water Department - Chicago, IL November 2007 to November 2014

•Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam for the various pumps in the pump room aswell as the feed water pumps and Kato Generators.

•Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automaticcombustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, and burners.

•Turned valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed although the fuel feed was electronic, aswell as the force draft fans, water level, and steam pressure of boiler.

•Observed boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions, answering alarms.

•Tested and treated boiler feed water every day, using specified chemicals.

•Maintained a log of meter and gauge readings also record data, such as water test results andquantity of fuel consumed as well as steam.

Fireman Store Keeper E-3

United States Coast Guard ISC Ketchikan - Ketchikan, AK

January 2004 to May 2005

•Responsible for Financial Logistics requisitioning of all parts and equipment in engineering. • Handled the reconciliation of credit card statements as well as electronic and hard copy filing of vendor records.

•Responsible for purchasing order, contracting, & auditing of records.

•Responsible for shipping, receiving and warehouse inventory.

•Responsible for the weekly PES Reports.

•Working closely with the engineering comptroller

Machinery Technician E-4 - Engineering

United States Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet WMEC - Ketchikan, AK

January 2001 to August 2004

Responsible for the maintenance & proper operation of the following subsystems:

Fuel Systems

Electrical Systems - Caterpillar Diesel Generator

AC & R Systems


Fire control and other related systems

Hydraulic Systems

•Machinery operation and maintenance from internal combustion engines (gas/diesel gas turbines) toenvironmental support systems.

•I also maintained the heating/ventilation/air conditioning, hydraulics, basic electricity and areas ofhazardous material recovery and control.

•I had to learn various computers and computer-based programs.

•I also had to learn to read both electrical and mechanical blueprints

•Also act as federal law enforcement officers.

•I was assigned as a Shop Supervisor managing equipment and personnel.

•Responsible for overall management of the unit engineering department including personnel as aworking supervisor.


Leadership Training

United States Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma

August 2004 to October 2004

Olympia University (Shipboard Fire Training Center) March 2003 to March 2003

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

Defensive Acquisition University

April 2002 to June 2002


United States Coast Guard Machinery Technician A School

June 2001 to September 2001


air conditioning (7 years), Caterpillar (5 years), Diesel (4 years), maintenance (10+ years), pumps (10+ years), Industrial Maintenance (10+ years), Welding (2 years), PLC (7 years), Hydraulic (10+ years), Conveyor (5 years), Factory (10+ years), Pneumatics (10+ years), Hydraulics

Military Service

Branch: United States Coast Guard

Rank: E4


MSSC - Certified Production Technician (CPT)

July 2019 to Present

The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Manufacturing

July 2019 to Present

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Engineering

July 2019 to Present

Additional Information

•Mechanical Skills - Tag-out, Gauges & Thermometers, Valves, Tubing, Piping, Packing, Gaskets, Seals,

Flange Shielding, Brazing, Tapping, Threading, etc.

•Hydraulic Theory, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair

•Flexible Hose Maintenance and Repair Procedures

•Centrifugal Pump Theory, Maintenance, Overhaul, Troubleshooting and Repair

•Operation and Maintenance of Dewatering and Firefighting Pumps

•Pump Shaft Alignment Procedures

•Propulsion Shafting Seals

•Air Compressor Theory and Maintenance

•Basic Electrical Theory, Wiring, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

•Trailer Maintenance and Repair

•Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Theory, and HVAC

•Outboard Motor Theory, Maintenance, Tune-up and Troubleshooting

•Introduction to Maintenance and Requisition Supply Procedures, CMplus, References and

Publications, NE-TIMS, Modernized Maintenance Systems and Tag-Out Procedures.

•Internal Combustion Engine Theory, Maintenance, Overhaul, Casualty Control, and Troubleshooting • Fuel/Oil, Engine Coolant, Hydraulic Oil and Lube Oil Testing

United States Coast Guard Machinery Technician C School, Oct 2002-Dec 2002

•Naval Engineering Administration

•Pratt & Whitney FT4A Gas Turbine

•Hydraulic Systems & Equipment

•General Motors Model 8-567-E2 & 8-645-E2 Diesel Engine

•Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

•Caterpillar 6.25" Bore Diesel Engine

•Caterpillar 3400 Series Diesel Engine

•270' WMEC Main Propulsion Control & Monitoring System

•Paxman Valenta RP200M Diesel Engine

•Motor Turbine Unit

•Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Electronic Service Tech

•Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Electronics Advanced Troubleshooting

•Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Maintainer



•CMPlus Maintenance Module

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