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  • 8 Kettle Crescent Marewa Napier Hawkes Bay
  • (H) 06 843 2916   (M) 022 018 9635

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

   
  • 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

Oct 2014Nov 2015

Sandblaster

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.
Feb 2014Sep 2014

Wool Scourer

Kells Wool
  • Operate and maintain wool-pressing equipment.
  • Informed supervisors when machines needed major service.
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
Feb 2013Jan 2014

Forklift Operator

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.
Feb 2010Sep 2012

Wool Scourer

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.
Mar 2004Sep 2006

Wool Scourer

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.
Apr 2002Jan 2004

Wool Scourer

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

  • 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