Michael L. Valbush
Career Objective: To specialize in the industrial electrical field. I seek to contribute to a positive environment and grow with a dynamic, progressive, and innovative organization.
Attributes: I am still accomplishing goals. I am a dedicated and disciplined individual recognized as a team leader.
Summary of Skill:
Multi-trade skilled Electrical, Carpentry, Heavy Equipment, D.O.T., Service truck, crane truck, Gooseneck trailer Get er done safely Attitude
Knowledgeable in the National Electric Code and industrial electrical installations.
Familiar and skilled with methods and techniques of underground wiring, fluent with 24v-480v, plc's, Generators, motors, automation, Instrumentation, size #1 to size #4 pump panels, soft starts, and V.F.D.'s.
Highly skilled with P&ID, blueprint reading, submittals, Scope, Specs, RFI's
The proper tool for the job, Ability to identify and mitigate job hazards, and Safety awareness (Target Zero)
Can successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
Troubleshooting, customer service, and critical-thinking skills while on the fly. (Gametime)
Attention to detail, Craftsmanship, Pride in work
Microsoft office, 72 wpm, Tech-savvy
Lockout, tag out, try out equipment and related systems, as required.
Perform a primary and secondary test on electrical breakers during routine maintenance. Replace, update, and retrofit breakers, as required.
Perform routine tests on high voltage switches and relays, using hi-potential test equipment (H.I. pot), replace switch or relay, as required.
Operate, install electrical and Instrumentation systems, and perform a functional test of building or plant equipment (e.g., machines, motors, motor controls, room remodels), as required.
Install and perform routine maintenance on all types of lighting fixtures (e.g., fluorescent, halide, standard), clean and check sockets, replace ballast and bulb, as required.
Run high voltage electrical cable from substation to unit station, cut and splice cable, test cable for resistance using a Megger.
Bend conduit using hand bender, triple nickel, Chicago bender, cut thread conduit using a pony and 535 threader stations, .and install junction boxes, per specs!
I have pulled the wire of various gauges and colors through conduits using fish tape, rope, jet line, Chinese finger traps, and other methods. With and without tugger and pulley systems
Check work after completion or after each operation; ensure the job is per Prints, specs, W.A.C., N.E.C. codes.
Evaluate project for tools material and personnel (e.g., wire size, electrical load, conduit), as required.
Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g., scissor lift, spider lift, articulating lift) to access area where work will be performed, as required.
Tradesman international 12/ 2020 to 10/2021
McCain Foods expansion project
Install various raceways, cabinets, panels
Went through p &id to identify motors and Instrumentation throughout the processing system
Pathways and assisted in the termination for fire alarm, wireless access control, card readers, and cameras
Boone Electric 6/2018 to 11/2020
U.P.S., F.E.D.E.X., Macy's conveyor systems
Installed gear, MCC and conduit, and various raceways for conveyor systems per clients' specs
Terminated motor and control start/stop
Installed and terminated fiber and cat six comm/data racks
G.M.H.R. 1/ 2017 to 6/ 2018
Built 77-unit apartment complex with fifty single car garage units
Led (2) 6-man crews
Journeyman electrician on Mandan water treatment plant upgrade
Demo and installed multiple high-voltage and medium voltage gear
Underground high voltage duct bank, underground pipe rack systems
Salvage, demo, relocate, and new install of several pump motors
Demo existing control hub then upgraded from 0 to 10v to 4-20 M.A. system.
Commercial installed new offices
Ran clx, a lot of 4" G.R.C., MC, E.M.T. type installation
Installed new monitors, P.L.C.S., SCADA, alarms, etc.
Coates Electrical & Instrumentation 9/ 2015 to 10/2017
Performed daily safety meetings, J.S.A.'s, and inspections
Fabricated electrical and Instrumentation for Crestwood L.A.C.T. units on various well locations
Fabricated electrical and Instrumentation for Holly Refinery
Installed, terminated, troubleshot multiple instruments such as Betis valves, ESD valves, Honeywell transmitters, and Rosemount transmitters
Built Alan Bradley P.L.C. cabinets, different soft starts, V.F.D.'s, Size #1-4 Nema 3r starter cabinets
Assisted in MCC build at holly refinery and chevron refinery
Familiar with fiber optics, C.A.T. 5, Beldon, wireless
Class 1 div #1 and class 1 div.#2 hazardous classified locations
Pyramid Corporation 6/2014 to 9/2015
Industrial Foreman Electrician
Assemble, install, maintain, test and evaluate electrical equipment and wiring systems for multiple projects
Study blueprints, plan and prepare work area for equipment installation
Connect wiring to the systems following job specification
Operate power tools and other equipment depending on the nature of the job
Verify and analyze dimensions, alignments, and clearance of designs
Maintain details of equipment used in the position and return it to the supervisor
Dig ditches, handle " -4" ridged, Okal, P.V.C. conduit, and pull the various cable
Supervised a 12-man crew, managing twenty well sites. Including X.T.O. energy, as well as different service calls. Daily Reports, Timecards, Purchase orders, three weeks look ahead, tracking and billing of materials
Epic Integrated Services 3/ 2012 to 6/2014
Apprentice/ Foreman Electrician
Assemble, install, maintain, and evaluate electrical equipment and wiring systems for multiple projects
Study blueprints, plan and prepare the work area
Ran heavy equipment, line locates, As builds
Installed cable tray, support brackets, raceways, and junction boxes
Maintain details of equipment used in the job and return it to the supervisor
Dig ditches, operate heavy conduit, and pull heavy cable
Used various benders and threaders (Chicago, triple nickel, and various thread and die kits and equipment)
Industrial oil field hazardous locations