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Senior safety manager

Location:
Yerington, Nevada, United States
Posted:
November 10, 2019

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Walter Kwolek

Safety Professional, Consultant

As an experienced construction professional, I am looking for a challenging and rewarding position to apply varied skills and experience in a collaborative, value-driven, team- oriented environment.

Highlights

Project Safety Manager of $1Billion, 840,000sf VA Medical Center, Las Vegas medical center tower with up to 700 workers

Varied and extensive experience in residential, commercial and industrial construction including hospitals, casinos, high rise towers, large hotels, restaurants, aerospace, technology and manufacturing, single family homes, condominiums etc.

Experience as a licensed contractor, running all aspects of the business, estimating, budgeting, quality control, managing subcontractors & self-performed crews, scheduling, inspections, plan & spec reading, layout, etc.

Ability to relate to field personnel from experience and work as a laborer, finish carpenter, fabricator, machinist, foreman and supervisor.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Extensive experience in quality control with attention to detail

Experience

Environmental Resource Management (ERM) 2018-2019

Safety Manager (PG&E Vegetation Management (VM)

Overseeing Safety operations for tree crews performing removal and clearing operations for PG&E Electrical Line Clearance Maintenance (Vegetation Management) in Northern Ca. (Santa Cruz Mountains, Bay Area Redwoods and Redding CA.) provide safety oversight for two-base Camps and field operations.

G&G RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS INC. 2014-2018

Site Safety Manager (ARB-PG&E Gas Distribution, Tesla Facility, LA Rams Stadium)

Overseeing Safety on various projects for ARB /PSC Primoris Services Corporation Subcontract Work for PG&E Gas Distribution Line upgrades, Line robotic inspections and Service Line Upgrade and Replacement in the state of California. Senior Safety consultant at Tesla, Fremont, CA. Part of the safety team to help Tesla develop and implement construction safety policy and field safety.

THE CORE GROUP BUILDERS-California

Superintendent/Safety Manager

Responsible for overseeing 3 dormitory’s remodel for Stanford university project

THE CORE GROUP BUILDERS - California

Site Supervisor / Safety Manager

Various Projects @ VMWare

Represented GC in overseeing several projects on a large occupied campus as their sole site representative.

Responsibilities included implementation, management and enforcement of the safety program, protection of public, coordination of activities, quality control, maintenance of the schedule, coordinating inspections, etc.

ALMQUIST WELDING AND FABRICATION – North Dakota

Machinist / Safety Manager / Supervisor

Responsibilities included oversight and management of the machinery and equipment including repairs, purchasing, maintenance, training of employees, implementing, managing and overseeing the safety program, quality control etc. For a company that serviced oil field and extraction operations.

CLARK CONSTRUCTION - Las Vegas

VA Hospital

Site Safety Manager

Responsibilities included overall oversight, management and enforcement of field safety operations including safety inspections, orientations, JHA, accident investigation, safety meetings, training, subcontractor management and oversight, crane picks, and document control

TAYLOR INTERNATIONAL – Las Vegas

Panorama Towers 2 & 3

Lead Safety Carpenter /Safety Coordinator / Quality Control

Responsibilities included assisting in the management and enforcement of field safety operations including safety inspections, safety meetings, accident investigations, management of subcontractors, hazard identification and control etc.

At end of project put in quality control position to punch out building and close out project.

ISEC – Las Vegas

Supervisor / Quality Control / Safety Manager

Various projects including Vdara Hotel and Spa, Tahiti Village etc.

Represented subcontractor on 57 story, 1,600,000sf Vidara Hotel and Spa, part of the $8.5B City Center Project for Perini

Responsibilities included the overall management, supervision and oversight of the finish and installation crews, hazard identification and control, training, quality control, etc.

JT BUILDERS - Montana

Supervisor / Quality Control

Federal Courthouse

Responsibilities included the overall management, supervision and oversight of the finish and installation crews, hazard identification and control, training, quality control, etc.

Eye for detail and ability to solve problems resulted in being selected as part of a specialized crew sent to finish a mission critical project with major defects

VARIOUS COMPANIES - Las Vegas

Finish Carpentry / Supervision / Safety / Quality Control

Various projects to include Wynn Tower, Palms, etc.

Various projects primarily as a finish carpenter with an emphasis on quality control, supervision, punch out/close out work etc.

CIDRA CORP - Connecticut

Trainer / Developer

Represented start-up company which developed innovative light transmission switches for use in the telecommunication industry

Responsibilities included training operators, process development, safety, quality control etc.

DELKER CORP - Connecticut

Superintendent

Responsibilities included general oversight of the manufacturing process to include safety, quality control, manpower etc. For a metal foil manufacturer for companies like Ever Ready, Duracell, research and development companies, colleges etc.

GRAPHITE DIE MOLD - Connecticut

Site Supervisor / Safety Manager / Machine Operator / Quality Control

Various Projects

Parts of original safety team that developed their safety program and was instrumental in helping company achieve ISO 2000 certification.

Responsibilities varied but generally supervised, managed and assisted in the making of dies for various high tech computer manufacturers, research teams, telecommunication companies, colleges etc.

BARRIDON AEROSPACE - Connecticut

Supervisor / Manager / Machine Operator

Helped develop Barridon’s safety program as a start-up company and was instrumental in implementing and enforcing it

Responsibilities were varied but included safety, interviewing, hiring, procurement, developing process manuals for FAA approval etc. as part of operations for a jet engine overhaul and repair company

PRATT & WHITNEY AIRCRAFT- Connecticut

Machine Operator / Product Development

Member of safety team back when safety was not necessarily valued in the industry – early adopter as government, union and insurance company rules came into play

Developed new parts and manufacturing processes, working hand-in-hand with engineers.

Received numerous awards for reducing costs in manufacturing process, reducing tooling costs and inspection processes

Education

OSHA 10, 30, & 510

OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer (OSHA 500)

Various Safety Training – Competent Person Confined Spaces, Boom Lift, Scaffolds, Hilti, Flagger Training, Fall Protection etc.

Veriforce On-Boarding 2016

ARB Safety Orientation

American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Course

Electrical and Lineman Training

Asbestos Safe Handling

HAZWOPER 40 Certified

High school graduate

US army advanced training

Some college math, algebra and geometry

Various management courses

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