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Manufacturing and Production

Chicago, IL, 60619
November 03, 2009

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Alvin Cook

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Vast experience in manufacturing and warehouse operation, also acquired training in operation of machine shop equipment. CNC, Machine Operator/Certified Welder/Certified Forklift, self-starter, work with minimal supervision, excellent communication skills, ability to follow direction.

Employment Experience

Industrial Kinetics, Downers Grove, IL Fabricator


Fabricated and assembled conveyor parts from prints using welding and machine shop techniques.

Union Tank Car, East Chicago Ind. Welder

07/06- 05/07

Assembled and welded parts of railroad tanker cars in accordance to GMAW/ FCAW and SMAW codes and

specifications of prints.

Automotion, Oaklawn, IL Welder

09/05- 08/06.

Interpreted blue prints, assembled and welded materials.

Tower Automotive, Chicago, IL Die Setter

06/04 -09/05

Install ed and removed machine dies into Rotem 2000 and 3000 ton presses using overhead crane.

Self Employed, Chicago, IL Landscaper

05/02- 06/04

Installed fencing, cut grass, performed snow removal, conducted minor home repairs.

Gus Berthold Electric, Chicago, IL Fabricator

07/00 - 05/02

Fabricated cabinets, containers, and circuit boxes, using sheet metal and other materials in accordance to blue prints. Use precision measuring tools to set up and operate machine shop equipment. Perform mig welding to assemble metal product.

Trinity Industries, Inc. Chicago, IL Railcar Repairman

04/99 - 07/00

Inspected and repaired railcars, replaced worn equipment, used acetylene burner to dismantle and fabricate equipment, used arc welding to do repairs, performed preventive maintenance, operated rail track switches.


William Dawson College, Chicago, IL Major: Machine Tool Technology

Certificate awarded 1993

Dunbar Vocational High School, Chicago. IL Diploma

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