Dear Sir or Madame
Recently I have been employed by a large mill-working firm as an on-site coordinator. In that capacity I have developed a set of skills that has allowed me to appreciate and participate in the delivery of large projects to both governments and their agencies. I am aware of the obstacles and challenges that may arise from time to time, and have come to rely on some of these abilities to overcome hurdles and successfully deliver a product in a professional time frame. I am comfortable and confident working with architects and interpreting drawings; and meeting with owners, their consultants, and other stakeholders to identify objectives- and orchestrating efforts to achieve stated goals.
Prior to this I was employed as a finishing carpenter, later got in to managing carpentry crews, and this soon evolved into working with more and more trades. I have worked mainly for up-scale clients on both residential and commercial projects and have proven myself capable in most disciplines; including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, air, alarms, communications and safety etc. Working closely with and appreciating the various trades on these projects has taught me the necessity of coordinating the efforts of the many to achieve and foster a healthy and competitive environment.
I have come to notice that building a seemingly simple structure, like a garage or an addition to a home can be similar in a lot of ways to building say, a state-of-the-art health facility. Both are essentially processes at their core and as such demand the same oversight and a strict attention to detail.
Another observation is that building anything is a very human enterprise, whether a large facility or a team with which to do it. Putting in place an environment that fosters mentoring, facilitates teamwork, and encourages efficiency is essential to achieving this. In recognising this organic feature of team-building, one is closer to acquiring more tools for building that work-force into a completion driven team.
Please call and we will see if either one of us is what the other is looking for.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Project Management and Coordination experience with large millwork and construction projects.
Mechanically inclined with an ability to use hand, power tools, and air etc.
Experienced in planning, scheduling, logistics, purchasing, negotiation, and customer service.
Trained in WHMIS, Fall Arrest, safety, and best practices.
Proven ability to learn quickly, follow schedules, and meet deadlines and expectations.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, team, and leadership skills.
Able to interpret drawings. Computer literate.
Hands on experience installing millwork in both residential, institutional, and commercial
projects for over twenty years.
Became familiar and competent with plumbing, electrical and other disciplines, codes etc.
Active leadership role through the orchestration of trades to bring projects to completion.
Built teams and applied common practices to deliver and achieve owner expectations.
Through negotiation with architects, owners, vendors, and other stakeholders, became adept at
meeting changing requirements and job-site conditions as they evolve during construction.
As on-site coordinator with AK millwork, supervised and executed the timely delivery of millwork
for projects for customers throughout Canada.
Able to source materials, equipment, labour, and applying strict resource allocation to ensure
timely delivery and meet project schedules and budgets.
2014-Present Carpenter, installer Self-employed in Winnipeg
2013-2014 Crew coordinator Active Management Winnipeg
2009-2010 Foreman Richardson Airport Winnipeg
2003-2009 On-site coordinator AK Millwork, throughout Canada
Grade 13 Diploma, Brebeuf College High School, Toronto
References Available Upon Request