Aaron Martin

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Cape Fear Community College Academic Achievement Award in Sustainability Technologies, April 2012
  • President’s List, Spring & Summer 2011 (GPA 4.0/4); Dean’s List, Fall 2011 (GPA 3.94/4) and Spring 2012 (GPA 3.79/4)

Interest

Reading, photography, music, Chinese language and culture, bicycling, and hiking

Objective

To become a commercial or residential energy auditor utilizing my interpersonal skills and passion for environmental stewardship to expand public awareness of energy efficiency, safety and comfort at home and work.

Summary

Efficient, perseverant, and reliable professional with experience in weatherization and a strong foundation in renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. Two years of experience in procurement and bilingual communications, 4+ years of experience in education, outreach, and planning, and 3+ years of experience in the customer service industry. Proficient in major energy-related software applications, office suites, and desktop publishing. Offering a unique skill set blending passion for environmental stewardship and creativity and problem solving.

Education

Education
Jan 2011 - May 2012

Associate in Applied Science

Cape Fear Community College

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Work Study - Offshore Wind Training Center Researcher

Cape Fear Community College

  • Researched feasibility of future establishment of an Offshore Wind Training Center at Cape Fear Community College
  • Liaised with local community activists and communicated with industry experts
  • Attended industry-specific seminars
Feb 2011 - May 2011

Weatherization Specialist

Ecocential Energy

  • Installed batt and blow-in insulation, radiant barriers & ground moisture barriers
  • Performed air-sealing, duct cleaning & repair, and other energy efficiency measures
  • Trained on how to perform residential energy audits under company owner's tutelage
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010

Secondary ESL Teacher

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

  • Planned and implemented dynamic lesson plans for eighth grade learners of English at a locally renowned international school
  • Assisted in ESL curriculum development
  • Organized and participated in extra curriculum workshops
  • Designed and sourced academic planner to be used by secondary students the following academic year
Aug 2007 - Jul 2008

Primary ELC Teacher

Clifford School

  • Prepared and actualized dynamic, fun-filled lesson plans for classes of 15 students.
  • Assisted beginning-level English speakers to expedite their inclusion in mainstream classes.
Jul 2004 - Aug 2006

Procurement Specialist

Karl Koch Thermometerfabrik GmbH

  • Acted as liaison between German parent company and production facility in China.
  • Translated communications from German/American management to Chinese management.
  • Assisted in sourcing and merchandising, both on-site and at trade fairs throughout China.
  • Supported new product development and sent final prototypes to the U.S. and Germany.
  • Performed quality control related tasks. Assisted the German CEO in the development of a formal, intranet-based QC system at the facility in China.

Skills

Skills

Energy Modeling Software

Competent in REM/Design (academic version of REM/Rate) Proficient in RESCheck and competent in COMCheck (Department of Energy code compliance software) Competent in RETScreen (renewable energy/energy efficiency project feasibility software)

Computer Operating Systems

Proficient with Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu & Fedora) Competent in Windows 7

MS Office

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Adept in creation of advanced documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

Image Editing Software

Competent in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, Pixelmator, and GIMP Familiar with layers and other advanced image editing techniques

3-D Imaging Software

Competent in Google SketchUp Able to create complex models and to relate these to energy efficiency and thermal envelopes

Desktop Publishing Software

Competent in Scribus (open source desktop publishing software) Adept in creation of magazines and complex reports

Mandarin Chinese

Conversational in Mandarin Chinese Intermediate literacy in written Chinese

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2012 - Present

NABCEP PV Entry Level

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
May 2011 - Present

30-hr Construction Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
May 2011 - May 2013

LEED Green Associate

Green Building Certification Institute