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Work experience


Maintinance Apprentice

Cooper Standard Automotive
  • Maintenance of REP injection presses, FANUC robotics and controllers, manual and automated assembly equipment, chain on edge paint equipment and rubber milling operations.
  • Mold and die maintenance and repair.
  • Installation of new production equipment
  • Plant maintenance including boiler operation, pipe fitting, preventative maintenance on critical assets including air compressors, boost pumps, cooling towers and dust collectors.

Mold Setter

Cooper Sandard Automotive
  • Preformed mold changes and setup of REP injection presses.
  • Collaborated with Scheduling and Process Engineering to minimize machine down time during job changeovers.
  • Preformed mold and die maintenance.

Press Operator

Cooper Standard Automotive
  • Operation of REP injection presses in  production of engine, transmission and body mounts.
  • Final assembly and inspection of components
  • Troubleshooting of production problems

Rod Mill Operator

Superior Essex
  • Setup and operation of wire drawing equipment, including large gauge rod mills, fine wire drawing and stranding equipment.
  • Used statistical process controls to maintain quality product.
  • Maintained and updated machine process logs to facilitate communication between shifts.


Maintenance Aprenticeship

IVY Tech Community College

Focus on machining, welding and fabrication, process troubleshooting, electrical systems troubleshooting, PLC programming and troubleshooting.