Alan Harrison

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Oct 2012

Master Lab Tech

Ritz/Wolf Camera & Image
Mar 2004 - Jun 2009

Technical Service Manager

Ritz/Wolf Camera Centers, Inc.

Provide technical support both in the field and via telephone for a district of up to sixteen imaging labs in Austin, San Antonio, and College Station, Texas. Provide technical phone support for all of Texas and Tulsa Oklahoma (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and College Station, TX, plus Tulsa OK) when on weekend call (every four weekends). Troubleshoot, order necessary parts, and repair mini-lab equipment as needed. Install computer operating systems, software, and software upgrades/patches on numerous digital imaging computers and self service kiosks. Troubleshoot and repair computer and networking related issues, including making and running network cables and installing ethernet switches. Perform routine lab inspections to ensure quality control, safety, maintenance standards, and overall lab production efficiency. Prepare and submit weekly and monthly paperwork to both the Regional Manager, and the Imaging Technical Services (I.T.S.) Department.

1999 - Mar 2004

Lab Manager

http://www.ritzcamera.com

Managed one hour color photo processing and printing lab, including film processing (C-41 and E-6), printing, production of enlargements, digital images and photo CD's. Experience using Agfa photo processing equipment and Fuji digital minilab (Fuji Frontier) equipment, overseeing lab operations, packaging, equipment maintenance, and quality control.

Feb 1997 - 1999

Black & White Processing Lab Operator

Back-In-A-Flash, Ltd.

Operated Noritsu mini-lab photo equipment to process black & white film and produce and package black & white machine prints for all Back-In-A-Flash Photo Labs. Also assisted in producing black & white hand enlargements and custom prints, and in operating an R3 prints from slides processor. 

1986 - 1988

General Manager

Main Street Photo

Managed one hour photo lab located inside a video rental store. Processed and printed color film, using KIS minilab equipment. Packaged orders and managed several employees.

1983 - 1986

Assistant Manager of Portrait Studios

Back-In-A-Flash, Ltd.

Managed seven portrait studios and photographers. Set up and operated portable studio equipment for shooting photos of events such as kids with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in malls, and novelty photos at events such as downtown art festivals and other events. 

1981 - 1983

General Merchandise Manager

H.E.B. Grocery Company

Managed general merchandise department. Ordered, received and stocked non-food items, including OTC drugs, toys, clothing, etc.. Completed weekly and monthly paperwork, and inventoried stock. Reset shelves and arranged merchandise according to planograms.

1979 - 1981

General Merchandise Manager

H.E.B. Grocery Company

Managed general merchandise department. Ordered, received and stocked non-food items, including OTC drugs, toys, clothing, etc.. Completed weekly and monthly paperwork, and inventoried stock. Reset shelves and arranged merchandise according to planograms.

1975 - 1979

Courtesy Clerk

H.E.B. Grocery Company

Bagged and carried out groceries for customers. This was my first job, and was acquired through the Distributive Education program, my junior year at Copperas Cove High School. I was a member of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) throughout my junior and senior years. 

Education

Education

Certificate Of Training

Fujifilm, USA

One week training class to learn troubleshooting and repair on the Fuji Frontier 570 digital lab system.

Certificate Of Training

Fujifilm, USA

One week training class to learn advanced troubleshooting and repair on the Fuji Frontier 370 and 375 digital lab systems.

Certificate Of Training

Fujifilm, USA

One week training class to learn troubleshooting and repair on the Fuji Frontier 340 digital lab system.

Certificate Of Training

Fujifilm, USA

One week training class to learn troubleshooting and repair on the Fuji Frontier 370 digital lab system.

1979 - 1981

Central Texas College

Introduction to Photography

Advanced Photography

Television Film I

Television Film II

Aug 1973 - May 1977

High School Diploma

Copperas Cove High School

Member of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) junior and senior years.