James M. Turnquist
Monroe, MI ***61
Is to establish myself within a company, show my worth, become an asset to the
company and progress as far as possible within the company. I have a strong liking
for Loss Prevention and Safety sides to a business; with hopes of entering into one of
these departments. With such an opportunity I see myself focusing on a goal of
Operations director of same department.
SM&P Utility Resources
Grand Rapids, MI
05/2000 - 2/2008
Utility Locator (3)
I have located buried utilities for SBC, Verizon, Century Tel, Comcast, Time Warner, Detroit Edison, Consumers Energy Gas & Electric, Conduct field audits, assist with training of new techs and take on tasks as assistant supervisor. I am a Certified Damage Investigator. Was promoted to Supervisor in September of 2005 then promoted to Quality Coordinator in December of 2005. I am responsible for training the new hires in all aspects of utility locating, print reading and our billing process. Conduct field audits, ride with new hires, address safety issues, and work closely with the district manager for the betterment of the team. I was MEA (Midwest Energy Association) certified March 13th 2006, this is for evaluating individuals in accordance with 49 CFR part 192 & B31Q. From December 2004 thru October 2006 I was the Quality Coordinator our Eastern Michigan district. The main priority of this position was train all new hires in all aspects of utility locating. In the off season (no training classes) my focus was continued education, audits, damage investigations, utility locating and an occasional business trip to another state for training assistance.
10/1998 - 03/2001:
Protection of company assets, life safety and liability. Retail fraud apprehensions, conduct safety inspections handle guest accidents, take medical emergency calls, lost child calls, conduct fire drills, detailed report writing and surveillance with in-store cameras.
Toledo Beach Marina
02/1997 - 05/1998:
Rack & Launch Manager
Responsibilities consisted of hiring of staff (lift truck drivers & dock hands), review safety courses with drivers, sell contracts, prepared season budget, prepared weekly activity report, collections, promoted facility by attending & participating in boat shows, scheduling, drive lift truck.
06/1992 - 11/1996:
Contract all accounts, bid all contracts, purchase supplies and equipment, schedule work orders, schedule employees, also all aspects of office bookkeeping and banking.
High School Diploma
Major: General Studies
Avondale High School, MI
Skills and Abilities:
I have general office skills, computer knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Group wise and internet. Received training in basic first aid, CPR, PPCT, Fire Emergency, Safe Handling of Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazardous Chemicals.
Honors and Activities:
Currently am very involved with the Mu Sa Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation. I am either Training or Instructing 5 nights a week. For three years I was a Monroe County Deputy Reserve and Marine Officer. The Reserve Program is a Volunteer Program. As a marine officer I patrolled the waters of Lake Erie enforcing all water related laws.
Notes and Other Information:
Am a strong willed individual with a drive to succeed. When I work for a company I strive to be "The Best" in the area for which I am responsible and take all my duties to a personal level. by doing so, I feel this gives me the extra motivation to overcome, adapt and apply.