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Small Engine Repair

Houston, TX, 77068
18.00 per hour
August 04, 2012

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Small Engine and Repair Technician


Is a motivated self-starter able to analyze situations, solve and fix problems and consult with customers. Past work experience includes 18 years of working in a factory authorized service center, providing parts to consumers over the counter, repairing small engines, electric power tools, battery operated tools, gasoline tools, generators, and outdoor power equipment, also responsible for warehousing extra parts and tools, responsible for ordering parts, putting away in bins and inventory control. Experienced in repair of various other electrical items such as wiring, plugs, switches, light fixtures, electric gates, ceiling fans or any other appliances. Also have experience in commercial build-outs, light construction and plumbing.


• Ability to diagnose and fix problems with small engines including; chain saws, generators, concrete cut saws, hedge trimmers, weed trimmers, lawn mowers and all electrical power tools. Inventory control, parts organization and customer service

• Complete repair, maintenance and re-build of Harley-Davidson Motor cycles; specializing in sportsters, duce’s, baggers and classics (having specialized tools just for HD's)

• 4 years’ experience in retail stores responsible for scheduling preventive and routine maintenance needed at each store. In addition, any special projects, the owners needed repaired, fixed or installed

• Responsible for $2,000,000 in cellular parts, warehousing inventory, receiving, will-call and distribution

• 1997 to 2002 seasonal work at Homestead Race Track working for sponsor “Brugal Rum”. Organized workers needed to set up the Brugal Rum Pavilion with seating, tables and supplies for the pavilion. Was at all race events from 1997 to 2002 starting with IRL races, then the inaugural seasons of NASCAR Truck series, Busch and NASCAR races

• Restore, upgrade and customize golf carts


1988 - 2005 Assistant Manager/Tool Repair Technician - Makita Power Tools. Pompano Beach, FL

Supervised and ran the day to day operations of the service center which included keeping company records and reports up to date, assisted customers with parts and tool repairs, annual and semi -annual inventory audit, supervising and training employees, assisted customers, ordered supplies, and repair of all power tools, from drills to generators and outdoor power equipment.

• Makita Certified Small Engine Technician

• Provided in house training to other Makita employees all across the country on how to trouble shoot, tear down, repair and reassemble generators, gas cut saws and outdoor power equipment. In addition, training was extended to Home Depot tool rental department employees

• The Pompano Beach service center was the number one shop for many years with the most repairs logged in each month and top sales of Makita accessories

• Training and provided tech assistance to Regional Retail Sales Rep in the US and Porto Rico

• Warehoused and organized promotional items and extra tools for Sales Reps

• In days, after Hurricane Andrew; went to Turkey Point Nuclear facility to get Makita generators up and running

2005 - 2008 Project Manager - Dettling Enterprises, Inc. Pompano Beach, FL

Cellular tower construction and maintenance, contract work for major carriers such as T-Mobile, ATT, Sprint and Nextel

• Assistant to owners, responsible for various projects and bid walks for new projects, safety coordinator and supervise tower crew

• Held and coordinated $2,000,000 in inventory for SPRINT this included, receiving and warehousing of inventory along with will-call pickup, and shipping

• Pulled city and county permits for new jobs, filed NOC's, scheduled inspections from start to final, scheduling sub-contractors and running the job site to completion

• Able to read blue prints for new construction, additions to existing towers and upgrading equipment along with the responsibility for the warehouse and all supplies related to each job

• The days after Hurricane Wilma went to over 100 cellular sites to inspect equipment, determine damage and made assessment report back to carriers so repairs could be started as soon as possible

• Supervised installation of Blaster Wall at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport

2009 - Present Maintenance Manager - Jack's Carpet Inc., Houston, TX

In-house maintenance for 21 retail flooring stores, duties includes; routine (window washing, A/C filters, lights, plumbing) and general store maintenance, preventive maintenance and unexpected repairs for most emergency’s which include broken windows, plumbing, electric gates and running of data lines needed for telephone, fax and computers. Move equipment and furniture as needed for show rooms and offices, run new electric as needed for stores, displays and computers

• Savings (in thousands) to company by having in house specialist to diagnose and fix most issues rather than calling in for outside services (such as electricians, plumbers, construction etc.)


• Mechanical repair, small engines (electric and gasoline), cars, motorcycles, generators, electric gates, power tools and outdoor power equipment

• Carpentry, electrical, plumbing

• Ability to manage and motivate others

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Able to use email and internet


1976 – Largo High School, Largo, FL – General studies, auto mechanics and wood working


Jacks Carpet; Houston, TX :

J.C. Dettling 832-***-****

Dettling Enterprises; Deerfield Beach, FL:

J.C. Dettling 832-***-****

Makita Power Tools USA; Pompano Beach, FL

Dave Schorer 954-***-****

Personal References:

Ty Van Horn 310-***-**** (relationship: Pastor)

Red Ford 713-***-**** (relationship: storeowner)

Kurt Duitsman 281-***-**** (relationship: Owner of “Stores for Living”)

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