• 8 Kettle Crescent Marewa Napier Hawkes Bay

Adam Birch

Professional Summary

Highly motivated and energetic self-starter, with over 4 years experience as a Wool Scourer. Proficient operating high speed machinery and precision equipment, whilst remaining attentive and focused on producing high quality products. 

Proven track record in the operation and maintenance of forklifts.

Mechanically minded with a passion for automotive mechanics, proficient repairing and maintaining engines,conducting engine transfers and modifications and skilled in identifying and resolving mechanical failures. Pro-active approach to learning, self-taught in most aspects of automotive mechanics. Keen and able to be taught new skills, either in a classroom or practical setting.

Thrive in a team environment, yet competent working independently.


Skills

Skills

   

  • Forklift Operation & Maintenance
  • Automotive Service & Repair
  • Operate a sandblasting machine and use sandblasting bays
  • Utilize appropriate abrasive materials to achieve desired metal surface finish, efficiently 
  • Safety procedures knowledge
  • Works well independently
  • Machine servicing
  • Mature & Responsible
  • Deadline-driven
  • Safety-conscious
  • Valid New Zealand driver license
  • Scheduling tools
  • Excellent sense of direction
  • Fast learner
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Power and hand tools


Work History

Work History

Sandblaster

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
Napier Sandblasting
  • Used high-pressure abrasive-blasting equipment to remove adhering scale, sand, paint, grease, tar, rust, and dirt.
  • Safe and efficient operation of forklift.
  • Followed standards and procedures to maintain safe work environment.
  • Performed routine maintenance to ensure that systems operated efficiently.

Wool Scourer

Feb 2014 - Sep 2014
Kells Wool
  • Operate and maintain wool-pressing equipment.
  • Informed supervisors when machines needed major service.
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.

Forklift Operator

Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
The Pallet Company
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
  • Transported pallets safely on site.
  • Stacked and stored pallets at the end of the shift to keep clean and organized.
  • Swept floors and stored equipment at the end of each shift.
  • Loaded and unloaded cargo.
  • Complied with the Company Safety procedures and policies.

Wool Scourer

Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Hawkes Bay Woolscourers
  • Operated the High Density Press.
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
  • Transported wool within the plant using the Forklift (Cats Claw, Clamps & Fork)
  • Monitored machinery; identified possible breakdowns and attended to maintenance.
  • Addressed all minor mechanical repairs to the Forklifts, when needed.
  • General painting, brush and roll, air less and conventional spraying.
  • Water and garnet blasting.

Wool Scourer

Mar 2004 - Sep 2006
Cavalier Woolscourers
  • Operated the High Density Press.
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
  • Transported wool within the plant using the Forklift (Cats Claw, Clamps & Fork)
  • Monitored machinery; identified possible breakdowns and attended to maintenance.
  • Addressed all minor mechanical repairs to the Forklifts, when needed.

Wool Scourer

Apr 2002 - Jan 2004
PGG Wrightson
  • Operated the High Density Press.
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
  • Transported wool within the plant using the Forklift (Cats Claw, Clamps & Fork)
  • Monitored machinery; identified possible breakdowns and attended to maintenance

Education

Education

  • Coursework that covers theories and techniques in automotive repair and configuration.
  • National Certificate in Business and Computer Administration Level 3.
  • Forklift operators certificate.

Interests

  • Spending Time with family
  • Automotive Repairs & Maintenance
  • Classic Cars & V8s
  • Home Renovations