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Cnc Machinist Quality Control

Houston, TX, 77373
25-29 hr
August 09, 2012

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Michael S. Kershner

*** ***** ***** ****

Spring, Texas 77373

Cell 269-***-****

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To expand my knowledge of machining, CNC machining, CAD/CAM and to learn new things that make me a versatile craftsman.

Subcontract Employment:

Complete Staffing- Houston, Texas 07/2012- Present

CNC Machinist

Working as a temp to hire cnc machinist. Setup and operate vertical and horizontal cnc milling machines. Minor programming and program editing.

RGBSI- Madison Heights, Mi 07/2011- 06/2012

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Worked as a contract machinist at Eaton Corporation at the Eaton Proving Grounds in Marshall Michigan. Setup and operate manual mills, lathes and CNC lathes to produce prototype automotive parts in development for GM, Ford and Chrysler. Using Mastercam X5 for CNC turning. Doing some destructive and non-destructive testing of parts.

Strom Engineering- Minnetonka, Mn. 06/2010- 09/2010

Quality Control Technician

Worked labor dispute at Mott’s Applesauce in Williamson, New York. Worked in the QC lab doing destructive testing of packaging. Checked weights and fill temperatures of applesauce cups and documented accordingly. Also did chemical analysis of products testing Vitamin C, PH, and sugar (brix) of various food products.

Strom Engineering- Minnetonka, Mn. 05/2010-06/2010

Machinist/Tube Bender/Press Operator

Worked at labor dispute at Jackson MSC in Barbourville Kentucky. Operated Bridgeport type milling machine to do short run production machining. Operated abrasive cutoff saw to cut various tubing. Operated stamping press and bending machine to manufacture various parts for assembly in the manufacture of commercial dish washing machines.

Strom Engineering- Minnetonka, Mn 03/2010- 05/2010

Quality Control Manager

Worked as Quality Control Manager for labor dispute at Chemineer Inc. in Dayton Ohio. Inspected all parts received in shipping from outside sources. Inspected all machined parts produced on site. Inspection was conducted using micrometers, calipers, indicators, Faro CMM and Sheffield CMM.

Strom Engineering-Minnetonka, Mn 11/2009-11/2009

Lead Man

Worked as a store lead man position for labor dispute at Acme grocery stores in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Responsible for employee time sheets. Liaison between management and strike workers.

Strom Engineering- Minnetonka, Mn 07/2009- 07/2009

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Worked at Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter plant in Dallas, Texas during labor dispute. Setup and operated Cincinnati Milacron horizontal 4-axis machining center with Siemens Acramatic 950 control and setup and operated StarragHeckert horizontal 5-axis machining center with 840D control. Repair and job shop production using Bridgeport mills and Engine Lathes. Produced parts for military and civilian helicopters. Issued an unescorted badge for all plants.

Tradesmen International – Neenah, WI 05/2008 – 06/2008

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Worked at Kewaunee Fabrication in Kewaunee, WI during labor dispute. Setup and operate CNC Vertical Machining Center (Allen Bradley Control). Also produced parts in a job shop setting using Bridgeport milling machine and LeBlonde engine lathe. Did some minor Arc welding . Operated a CNC and manual horizontal band saw and a radial drill press as well.

Madi Corporation - Waltham, MA 05/2008 – 05/2008

Forklift Operator

Worked at Sysco Foods in Albany, New York during labor dispute. Operated forklift in the warehouse.

Human Capital Solutions - Scottsdale, AZ 03/2008 – 04/2008


Worked as a millwright at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Station in Glen Rose, Texas. I worked on the turbine deck doing maintenance on the generator. Used wrenches, portable drill motors and saws as well as a variety of hand tools. I was issued an unescorted badge.

Madi Corporation - Waltham, Mass. 09/2007- 12/2007

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Worked at Dresser-Rand in Elmira New York during labor dispute. Set-up, program edit and operate CNC Lathe, produced large cast iron pistons. Also worked in fit-up area deburring parts using pencil grinders, hand tools as well as sand blaster to prepare for Blanchard grinder. Operated a Bridgeport type vertical milling machine to repair and modify parts as well. Did some minor Arc welding.

Employment History:

Baker Perkins - Grand Rapids, MI 08/2006 - 05/2007

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Program, setup and operate CNC Radial Engravers. Using engine lathes, turn bronze tubes and steel shafts to construct rotary dies for engraving. Horizontal mill (knee type) for keying shafts. Broach for keying bronze sleeves (I.D.). Minor Arc welding. Prepare new dies for Teflon coating using sandblaster. Apply Teflon coatings with spray gun to new dies as well as recoat customers existing dies. Shipping and receiving when needed. Train/ supervise other employees for floor operations.

Riviera Tool - Kentwood, MI 11/2005 - 05/2006

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Program, set up and operate CNC Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centers. Write programs for 2D and 3D using Work/NC software. Write manual programs as well. Operate mills utilizing Creative/Visi View and Fanuc controls. Use Bridgeport mills, engine lathes to build jigs and fixtures, die repair. Produce a variety of die parts for progressive stamping dies.

Advanced Tooling Systems - Comstock Park, MI 05/2005 - 11/2005

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Set-up, program using Virtual Gibbs and operate CNC Boring Mill. Use Bridgeport mill, engine lathe, drill press and surface grinder to build jigs and fixtures, die repair. Machine large cast steel and/or die shoe weldments for automotive progressive stamping dies.

Burr Oak Tool & Gauge - Sturgis, MI 07/2004 - 03/2005

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Set-up and operate vertical( Mazak) CNC milling machines to machine die plates. Program and program edit. Build jigs and fixtures on CNC mills and Bridgeport type mills. Quality control checks.

Rapid Die & Engineering - Grand Rapids, MI (Out of Business) 12/2000 - 01/2004

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Set-up, program and operate CNC Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centers (Leblond-Makino, Makino, OKK). Rough out mold cavities using Work/NC software. Wrote programs and operate said machinery to do various manual machining operations. Used Bridgeport mills and surface grinders to build jigs and fixtures. Built custom "hot runner" manifold systems. Also was night shift medical response person (certified first aid, adult CPR).

Precision Aerospace Corporation - Grand Rapids, MI 05/1999 - 11/2000

Machinist/CNC Machinist/CAD

Designed jigs and fixtures using AutoCAD 2000, built them on CNC mills and Bridgeport type mills. Program, set-up and operate CNC Vertical Machining Centers (including horizontal 4th axis work), CNC Lathes. Used Bridgeport mills, engine lathes and surface grinders to repair parts and tooling. Made in process inspection documents as per ISO. Used Mitutoyo CMM and Zeiss CNC CMM to check parts produced. Produced parts for civilian and military aircraft.

Sutton Tool Company - Sturgis, MI (Out of Business) 09/1996 - 04/1999

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Use Bridgeport type milling machines to build/repair parts (plane milling, end milling, drilling, tapping, reaming, burnishing). Use vertical shaper to single point serration in the construction of large collets. Use Bridgeport CNC Lathe (EZ path control) to produce various small parts. Set-up, operate Cincinnati “Lancer” CNC Vertical Machining Center (Siemens 2100 control) to machine large work holding devices (chucks) (plane milling, slotting, drilling, tapping, boring). Used Bridgeport mills, engine lathes to produce job shop parts, repair parts, tooling. Produced work holding devices for the auto industry.

United Technologies Automotive - Howe, IN (Plant Closed) 09/1995 - 09/1996

Machinist/Tool & Die Repair/ Millwright

Built parts for and assembled production machinery for in house use with Bridgeport type vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, engine lathes. Fabricate guards/shields using shear press, brake press. Did ARC welding and Heli/arc welding. Maintained zero clearance trim dies and steel rule dies by use of Bridgeport type mills, engine lathe, drill press, surface grinder, pencil grinder. Produced automotive interiors for Chrysler and General Motors.

Tri-Versal Mold - South Bend, IN (Out of Business) 03/1994 - 09/1995

Machinist/ CNC Machinist

Program, set-up and operate “Partner”l CNC Vertical Machining Center, to machine mold bases and cavities. Used Bridgeport type milling machines, surface grinders, spin jigs to do plastic injection mold repair and aluminum die cast mold repair. Built plastic injection molds that produce parts for automotive industry and cell phone/ pager industry.

Burr Oak Tool & Gauge - Sturgis, MI 05/1986 - 02/1989

Machinist/CNC Machinist

Using Bridgeport type milling machines, square up stock for production. Mass-produce small parts by way of milling, slotting, drilling, tapping, reaming and burnishing. Set-up, operate Cincinnati Vertical and Horizontal CNC Machining Centers (850 & 900 controls) to machine die plates and die shoes. Set-up, operate American Machine Tools “Mini turn” CNC lathe (McDonald Douglas control) and American Eagle CNC lathe (Dynapath control) to produce various machine and die parts. Used CNC mills and Bridgeport type mills to produce jigs and fixtures.

U.S. Navy - U.S.S. Shenandoah AD-44 - San Diego, CA. and Norfolk, VA. 02/1983-05/1986


Built and repaired various parts using Bridgeport type milling machines, horizontal milling machines, vertical turret lathes, horizontal turret lathes, engine lathes, cylindrical grinders and surface grinders. Did electro-plating (nickel, copper, silver) for electric motor shafts, high pressure steam valve seats and gates. Set-up, operate pantograph engraving machine. Trained in firefighting, first aid and use of small arms.


Crane Nuclear- Kennesaw, Ga.

General valve repair and Maintenance (2008)

Grand Rapids Community College - Grand Rapids, MI

Major: AutoCad2000, CNC Programming (Mastercam) (2000)

Kellogg Community College - Battle Creek, MI

Major: Industrial Machine Tool (1994)

U.S. Navy

Machinery Repairman Class “A” School (1983) - San Diego, CA

Major: Machine shop

Sturgis High School (1982) - Sturgis MI

Major: Math, science, reading, music, machine shop

Certificates and Licenses:

First Aid, American Red Cross, MI

Adult CPR, American Red Cross, MI

Skills and Abilities:

Can draw 2D or 3D using AutoCAD 2000 software. Can use Mastercam, Work/NC, Virtual Gibbs and Prospector software for CNC programming as well as program at the controls. Can learn other cad/cam soft wares rather quickly if given the opportunity. Can operate manual machines such as: vertical and horizontal milling machines, vertical turret lathes, engine lathes, surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, Blanchard grinders, vertical EDM (carbon), vertical and horizontal band saw, shaper, broach.

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