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Machine Operator Forklift

Grand Prairie, TX
February 23, 2021

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Melvin Bush

214-***-**** Grand Prairie, TX


Experienced manufacturing specialist with a proven track record of QA/QC inspection, welding, fabricating and crating. Helped organizations drive continuous improvement through lean kaizens and championing 5S initiatives. I have extensive experience leading large organizations as a work center lead to ensure sustained lean transformations and quality assurance.


Licensed Forklift Operator

Welding / Fabricating

Experienced machine operator

Leadership Skills

Mentoring, Coaching and Counseling

Excellent Communication Skills

First Responder

Safety/Hazard Observation Champion

Behavior Based Safety Expert

Safety Incident Investigator


Halliburton, Carrollton, TX 3/1989 – 8/2020

Quality Assurance/Quality Control 1/2019 – 8/2020

Successfully inspected quality and signed off on main components assemblies completed by machine operators required for major tool installation.

Achieved satisfactory completion of inspection or test activities and generated reports of conditions found during inspection activities. Effectively notified operations and Quality Assurance/Quality Control management of significant problems found during inspection.

Accomplished continued manufacturing quality by conducting magnetic particle and penetrant testing of parts and successfully ensured defect-free parts. Processed non-conformance reports.

Successfully applied mechanical experience involving machine shop practice and assembly of precision machined parts and working from drawings to ensure quality end products.

Work Center Lead 10/2003 – 1/2009

Managed, trained, coached, and mentored personnel. Effectively performed performance appraisals and goal setting for personnel.

Developed and maintained a teamwork environment which raised employee satisfaction rates by 15% YoY.

Successfully organized, scheduled, and assigned work to team/team leaders to support goals consistent with manufacturing management, production teams and the company.

Implemented monthly meetings with effected stakeholders to ensure focus on continued process improvements and develop procedures/policies to maintain “1 is too many” safety culture.

Worked with engineering in the assembly and modification of components/parts to improve/create new tooling required for sub-assemblies, replacing parts or making repairs.

Senior Machinist 1/1990 – 10/2003

Performed the setup, adjustment and operation of a variety of machine tools including numerical control/computerized numeric control lathes, mills, drills, computerized numerical or manual machines.

Successfully read and analyzed blueprints to perform varying levels of shop mathematics associated with machining operations, and effectively performed inspection procedures to verify quality standards.

Provided exemplary performance in assembling and adjusting various types of gears, bearings and other machined parts in completing the assembly of a wide variety of machine components.


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, TX

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

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