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Construction Safety

United States
November 02, 2009

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Cell 843-***-****

Stateside 843-***-****

Bolivia 011-5913-346-8189

To put language, people and technical skills to use in a safety and/or training environment while helping a company with safety, productivity, and complete quality work which are the responsibilities of all employees regardless of status or position. Even though primary function/title has been full time safety for most of the last 10 years, many times have doubled in other positions to include: running equipment during operations, receiving, supervising fabrication yards, training, translate, make up/follow punch lists and manage a punch list crew. I welcome the opportunity to work in a different country/culture to learn another language.

• Currently enrolled in the Occupational Safety Management Degree at South Central College in Mankato, MN.

• Speak Spanish and currently study French as time permits (have passport and have been to South America many times)

• Commercial Drivers License

• Operated & certified on boom trucks and small hydraulic cranes

• Worked OSHA and MSHA

• Specialty Rigging (machinery for millwrights)

• Ironwork

• Basic millwright work (low rpm drives, conveyors, precipitators, etc.)

• OSHA 500 Certificate


You will note work with several companies several times. Have been on many turn-around’s, shut downs and long term assignments but almost all end with a lay off. In 25 year career have worked in 21 states and will travel almost anywhere. Worked regular with Metric (energy division of J.A. Jones) in the 1980’s and early 1990’s for about 8 years before it was dissolved.

Also worked union and non-union, power plants (fossil, gas and nuclear), paper mills, waste water treatment, bio-chemical, car (BMW) and substation projects. Worked in the field many years and worked up to the position of a general foreman before taking a safety position. Believe this gives an advantage over most safety professionals because most of the time the workers seem to respect and listen more as well as follow instruction due to experience.

Some duties included: attending regular client and contractor safety meetings; reviewing client and contractor compliance with site Safety Plans and performance; preparing written monthly and quarterly safety reports; briefing papers about all meetings attended; site inspection observations related to construction safety, site orientations (in English and Spanish).

In the past have been a LOTO manager on startup as well as trained workers on PPE, man lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts, confined space, fall protection, passed/certified structural welder test, hydraulic crane up to 60 tons, boom truck. Also possess a current CDL.

DZ Atlantic Sep 09 - Current Night Shift Site Safety Lead

Nuclear power plant outage/turnaround. Will end mid to late November.

Fisher Tank May2009 - Aug2009

Field Site Safety Coordinator

Short term project building two small limestone storage tanks at a power plant.

DZ Atlantic Apr2009

Field Site Safety Coordinator

Coal fired power plant, 3 week outage/turnaround.

Teton / Summit Jan2009 - Mar2009

Field Site Safety Coordinator

Coal fired power plant. 2 month outage/turnaround. It was an outage that included rebuilding the precipitators and some new FGD (fuel gas desulphurization) units.

Turner Construction Inc Nov2008 - Dec2008

Crane Operator

Construction at Marathon refinery in Garyville, LA. Recertified on a 60 ton hydraulic crane but mostly running 30 ton and smaller rigs.

Safety Management Group Oct 2008

Night Shift Safety Manager

Contractors on a shut down at a steel mill.

Burns & McDonnell Engineers - Architects, Consultants Oct2006 - Sep2008

HSE Manager

Safety department managing 10 subs (500+ people) for a client on a three unit power plant rebuild. Also doubled as the LOTO manager (18 months) on a second assignment in Texas covering several power plant / substation separation projects (5 months).

ICM Inc / Ethanol plants / Safety Department Apr2006 - Oct2006

Safety Manager

Training, orientating, enforcing of safety rules, translating as needed

Industrial Tradesman contracted through to Ardent Services Mar2006

Safety Department

Training, orientating, enforcing safety rule, translated as needed and driving a bus to commute hands from parking to the work area on a 30 day turn around at Marathon/Ashland refinery in St. Paul Park, MN.

Fagen, Inc. Safety Manager - Mar2005 - Feb2006 Sep2004 - Jan2005

Ethanol Plants and BMW car plant safety department, training, orientating (English and Spanish), enforcing safety rules, translating as needed.

Sanders Brothers, Inc. / Martec Chemical; Kingstree, SC Nov2004 - Apr2004

Safety Department

Training, orientating, enforcing safety rule, translating and operated 30 and 60 ton crane as needed.

James & Luther Construction / Western Refinery; El Paso, TX Feb 2006

James & Luther Construction / Western Refinery; El Paso, TX Feb2005

James & Luther Cons / Frontier Refinery; Cheyenne, WY Jun2004 - Aug2000

James & Luther Construction / Frontier Refinery; Cheyenne, WY Aug 2003 - Nov2003

With all J&L positions was a member of the safety department in one role or another; Safety Manager, Field Safety Technician, Lead Trainer, Safety Coordinator

Training, orientating, enforcing safety rules, translating as needed; when safety position was no longer open completed other jobs such as operate equipment, fit up socket weld pipe, finished a punch list on iron, etc. but the title and pay stayed the same.

Teton Industrial / Conoco Refinery; Ponca City, OK Jun2003 - Aug2003

Field Safety Technician

Safety Department - training, orientating, enforcing safety rules, translating as needed.

Ref-Chem/ Conoco Refinery; Ponca City, OK Mar2003 - Jun2003

Field Foreman

Supervised a small punch list pipe support crew, operated equipment as needed (forklift, 22 T and boom truck, crew bus). Toward the end of the job was granted permission to move to Teton Safety.

Kier / CCC Group / Conoco Refinery; Ponca City, OK Oct2002 - Mar2003

Rigger / Operator

Rigger with the pipe department and 0perated equipment as needed (fork lift, boom truck, tractor-trailer, 1 ton with 40 ft trailer, and crew bus.)

Ref-Chem/ Aquila Energy; Clarksdale, MS Jul2001 - Apr2002

General Foreman - Iron & Misc.

Assisted construction preparation. Also assisted the pipe department for several months until a pipe superintendent came on board. I was over all the equipment several months until a supervisor was hired. In October 2001, took the opportunity to transfer to the Safety department.

Tidewater Construction / Cement Plant; Holly Hill, SC Apr2001 - Sep2001

Field Safety Technician

Safety department - training, orientating, and enforcing safety rules, translating as needed.

Fluor Global Mar2001 - Apr2001; Sep2000 - Nov2000; Mar2000 - May2000

Rigger - Nuclear shutdowns

Duties varied as a rigger and operator of a polar crane in the dome of the reactor. Also assisted with electrical and pipe department as needed.

Prichard Construction / Farmland Refinery; Coffeyville, KS May1999 - Sep1999

General Foreman

Managed a 14 man structural punch crew. Duties include being responsible and getting permits for any group that needed to make a penetration, remove or alter decking/grating for any reason. On this job took the 100 hour OSHA Construction Site Safety Tech Course through NCCER and was certified. Prichard is owned by Black & Veatch.

Black & Veatch; Charleston, SC May1998 - Mar1999, Jan2000 - Mar2000

Site & Safety Manager

Managed up to 17 people in iron, mechanical, and punch list crews. Also supported startup as needed. Responsible for the installation of structural iron, platforms and conveyor system at a new plant that was in the transition of becoming a functioning mill. Had to be familiar with OSHA regulations for construction and functioning plants. Also operated a tractor-trailer, boom truck ATF as needed.

TIC - Cement & Boiler Plants; SC and FL Nov1997 - Apr1998, Oct1999 - Mar 2000

Site Superintendent

Managed iron mechanical, and punch list crews as well as assisting start up operations to include installing structural iron, platforms and conveyor systems. On the safety committee and translated as needed.


• USMC-Heavy equipment operator and shore party

• US Army-Combat photographer and documentation specialist

• Top secret clearance at WSMR (see WSMR@ World Wide Web)


Dale Martin -mechanical superintendant- Known over 30 years- 660-***-****

Mike Cekovsky-Safety @ nuclear plant- known 4 years- 803-***-****

Wesley Witt-Safety Manager –known 3 years-407-***-**** or 859-***-****

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