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60. per hr
October 27, 2021

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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.

Work History

Tradesman international 12/ 2020 to 10/2021

Journey wireman

McCain Foods expansion project

Install various raceways, cabinets, panels

Switchgear terminations

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

Journeyman Electrician

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

Foreman Electrician

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

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