©HandledbyNatalie, LLC Fields, Demeika *
With almost 11 years of experience in welding and heavy construction and almost 5 years as a machine operator, I am confident in my ability to be able to provide a variety of site support work contributing to the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the nuclear facility. Experience includes mechanical maintenance and material handling activities. Professional Skills
Professional Affiliations & Accomplishments
Local Union 026 Iron Workers-GA
Issuer Type Recent Update
Local Union 026-GA Aerial Work Platform Spotter and Operator 2019 Local Union 026-GA Qualified Rigger & Bull Rigger-Advance 2018 Local Union 026-GA Forklift Signal Person 2017
Local Union 026-GA OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 2013
Betchel SMAW, FCAW, GMAW 2019
Augusta Technical College Certified Stick, Mig, Flux Metal Arc Welding 2006 Professional Experience
Journeyman Boilermaker Welder 06/2013 - 03/2020
Plant Vogtle 3&4 Waynesboro, Georgia
• Examined the weld for bead size and other specifications. Cut, fitted and welded metal components, including plate, structural shapes and pipe. Coordinated structural and heavy lifts and maintains tools, equipment and work sites. Reviewed project drawings to perform installation activities according to specifications. Consulted the welding chart specifications to select appropriate type and thickness of metal. Used hand tools to mount, install and secure tools and maintained clean and organized work areas. Manipulated rigging to ensure proper attachment to lift boiler components into the correct position. Reviewed and comprehended schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches, building plans and boiler specifications to determine the location of parts and project details.
• Understood and responded appropriately to safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens, etc. Demonstrated the ability to safely lead by directing a team of 6 skilled workers while ensuring quality and compliance and providing training and oversight. Controlled movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, by tilting, dipping and turning suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment and multi-point suspension techniques. Selected gear such as slings, shackles, chokers and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules and inspected and attached loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
• Ensured workers were properly supplied with tools, equipment and materials and prevented the misuse of equipment, materials and tools, while optimizing resources (manpower, equipment and materials) to ensure efficiency. Determined the risk level involved in projects and implemented measures to ensure employees safety. Demonstrated an understanding of company safety rules and work practices to include proper placement of barricades, utilizing PPE and emergency equipment, watching out for hazards, etc. and being familiar with safety data analysis sheets. Picked, packed, received and re-stocked products with the appropriate equipment, i.e. forklift, lift truck and stock picker. Maintained open communication (hand and audio signals) with crane and other equipment operators to smoothly and efficiently transport loads.
Leadership Welding Codes
©HandledbyNatalie, LLC Fields, Demeika 2
Customer Service Representative 09/2012 - 06/2013
Sitel Augusta, Georgia
• Built rapport and provided exemplary customer services via inbound calls from customers to address payment inquiries and resolve account concerns. Navigated multiple systems/online applications. Mastered responsibilities of entry level fraud/non-fraud dispute processing and maintained extensive knowledge in all aspects of the disputes process. Processed call back requests to include verifying, interpreting, disseminating and requesting information. Managed daily work volume within timely and cost-effective methods. Educated customers on how to utilize products and services through self-service technologies.
Mig Welder 10/2009 - 09/2012
MAU Workforce Solutions Augusta, Georgia
• Cleaned, degreased parts and removed slag and splatter. Maintained proper maintenance on weld guns and wire feeders. Completed welds in flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead positions. Completed daily labor reports, material move tickets and scrap tickets. Followed routings and properly completed paperwork per procedures. Bolted, clamped and tack-welded parts to secure in position for welding. Produced smooth and even welds by maintaining a consistent approach. Welded parts to support mix model golf carts for different productions lines. Set up and maintained proper welding temperatures, wire feeds and gas settings. Cut, fitted and welded metal components, including plate, structural shapes and pipe. Inspected all welded requirements for penetration and porosity, work and fixtures visually. Made accurate measurements using tape measure and precision measuring equipment. Operated tools for the welding process (i.e. sanders, jigs, fixtures, grinders, buffers, etc.). Read and understood blueprints and positioned, aligned and fitted components together.
• Understood and responded appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens, etc. Manipulated rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment and cleaned and dressed machine surfaces and component parts and dismantled and stored rigging equipment after use. Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in all rigging and lifting activities, to ensure compliance with safety procedures and method statements and directed crane operators to move equipment to and from work areas using knowledge of methods of sliding and lifting equipment. Controlled movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, by tilting, dipping and turning suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment and multi-point suspension techniques. Participated in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions and identified safety hazards and took all necessary corrective actions to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards. Ensured work crews were properly supplied with tools, equipment and materials and prevented the misuse of equipment, materials and tools, while optimizing resources (manpower, equipment and materials) to ensure efficient and timely completion of the project.
• Picked, packed, received and re-stocked products with the appropriate equipment, i.e. forklift, lift truck and stock picker. Inspected of welded manufactured parts to meet blueprint specifications and tolerances and adjusted setups accordingly to ensure a quality product. Performed to established methods and standards; meeting or exceeding the department’s quality and productivity goals. Loaded assemblies or component parts into fixtures and adjusted welding machines to manually weld assemblies or component parts to produce quality parts. Set up equipment and welded parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, submerged arc or gas welding equipment. Used safety equipment and machine safety features properly while selecting equipment and planning layout, assembly and welding. Performed under the 5s program and trained welding employees on how to complete set up and welding operations for production parts. Machine Operator 09/2003 - 02/2008
Cummins Filtration Inc. Waynesboro, Georgia
• Cut, grounded and deburred frames and profiles. Lubricated parts and performed maintenance to improve machine function. Operated equipment in accordance with company procedures and customer requirements. Collected, analyzed and displayed operating data; engaged in formal use of common problem-solving techniques when concerns arose. Performed rework, scrap transactions, external rework transactions, identified and controlled materials that were nonconforming. Followed process documentation to perform quality checks using gages and other measuring devices, expedited and managed tool change processes and monitored tool usage per operations. Operated multiple fabricating machines, including cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses and forming or spinning machines.