Derald Bell

  • Clarinda IA

Production Painter - Production Technician


Experienced General Manager of Mt. Vernon Motor Coach and auto body shop in 1990's.  Appreciation for the attention to detail and prep work required to ensure a quality paint job. 

While never a painter myself, I would love the opportunity to learn the craft.

I thrive on excellence and seek new opportunities in a growing company.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2015 - Present

Operator I

POET Biorefining

Responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment in a highly automated chemical facility manufacturing ethanol and other bi-products. Executing standard operating procedures and ensuring proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations.  Responsible for communicating process events to both supervisors and on-coming shift team members. Continuous plant operation requiring 12-hour shift work.

Feb 2014 - May 2015

Debt Collector

CBE Group

Debt Collections in wage garnishment working exclusively for client Department of Education.  Skip tracing, contacting consumers and establishing payment agreements with consumer to alleviate defaulted loan status.  Obtained Federal Government clearance.  Laid off May 2015.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2014

Financial Officer/Pawn Broker/Supervisor

Money & More

Customer service offering payday and pawn loans to customers.  Evaluating merchandise for pawn loans and negotiating price points.  Music department manager increasing sales while reducing waste and loss.  Marketing and promotions, opening/closing of store, team building, bank deposits, daily reconciliations, loss prevention, store security and extensive problem solving. 

Jan 2008 - Feb 2014

Office Assistant

Chandler Limited

Customer service to global market, creating sales orders, invoices, purchase orders via Quickbooks, Windows Office, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and other applications.  Shipping domestic/international, creating international customs documentation.  Open/Close of shop, supervision of staff.  Website updating, networking management and all IT troubleshooting.

Additional Skills

Over a decade experience working in production.  Experience with production involving metal fabrication, plating, electrical, hydraulic, upholstery and an extensive amount of work in van conversions.

General Manager for Dave Ballstaed Ford in Mt. Vernon during the 1990s, for his Motor Coach company that also operated a auto body repair shop. 

Prefer to work with my hands and be productive than pursue the desk positions I have found in the last several years.  I'm a results driven individual and like to see the work I accomplish through hard work.

Additional Managerial Experience - (worked multiple jobs simultaneously)

  • Cartridge World -Store Manager
  • Elliott Oil Company - Area Supervisor / Store Manager
  • Mt. Vernon Motor Coach - General Manager
  • Ben Franklin Stores - Store Manager


2007 - Present

A+ CompTIA Certification


2007 Certified in both hardware and software

2005 - 2007

31 Credits

Kirkwood Community College
  • 4.0 GPA / Dean's List 05/2005-12/2007

  • Computer Sciences

  • Workplace Communications


U.S. Navy


Signalman / Communications