Donald Burton

Work experience

Work experience
2009 - Present

Yard Maintenance

Private Contract Work

Yard Maintenance. Mow lawn.  Weed flower beds.  Shovel snow.  Pruning. Patio Furniture Assembly. Door repairs.  Sweeping common areas.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

Kitchen Demolition

Private Home Contract Work

Tore out wall which was made of lath and plaster.  Tore out existing cabinets,  Took apart a chimney of four floors brick by brick.  Loaded scrap remains to truck and went to garbage dump site to sort and unload.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

Field and Farm Work

Private Farmer Contract Work

Use Tractor to Disc and Harrow field's owned by private farmer.  Used tractor to obtain gravel from a private quarry and transport to site requiring the material.  Used pick up truck to haul water.  Cut hundreds of trees per day using hand held chain saw.

May 2012 - Jun 2012

Assistent Carpenter

Angus Menzies Private Contractor

Use of: shovel, crow bar, rake, saws all, air pressurized nailer gun, pressure tank, power drill, level, laser level, skill saw, circular saw, wood of three different species, poly urethane,  concrete, horse, wheel beryl,  hammer, industrial sized transport vehicle used for material drop off.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Yard and Home Maintenance

Private Contract/Yard and Home Maintenance

Furniture Repair and Refurbishing.  Use of hand held sander.  Use of varnish and paint brush.

Cleansed the crawl space of home to clean any debris and garbage left by other crew of renovators.

Dug flat space, poured rock dust, lay flagstones and created a back yard path. 

Racking and Grass mowing, also.

Oct 2008 - Apr 2009

Volunteer Furniture Refurbisher

Good Day Workshop

Bus to business.  Arrive at business.  Prep for shop:  Apron, gloves, dust mask.  Set to a task for the day.  Strip paint.  Sand pieces of furniture.  Maintain cleanliness of shop.  Respect other employees.  Remain focussed and on task.

Aug 2007 - Mar 2008

Neighbour Hood Housing Construction Site Maintenance

Labour Ready/Tartan/Tamarak Home Construction

Worked as handy man and site cleaner.  Maintain the cleanliness and functionality of the current construction site of an entirely new neighbourhood.  Carry: tile, shingles, wood, and reorganize them.  Place any unusable trash into an industrial sized dumpster.  ex: Styrofoam, rocks, nails, UN-salvageable wood, saw dust, vapour barrier, used nail gun clips.  Obey the foreman's demands and direction.  Start at 7 and finish at 7.  Work in muddy conditions carrying an extra 2 pounds of mud around on your work boots with every step all day long.


Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician Diploma

Algonquin College
Sep 2005 - Apr 2006

Certificate in Web Design

Algonquin College

Attend Computer Lab Classes, at the Woodrofe Campus.  Listen attentively to professor's speeches.  Agra-git extrapolation and knowledge implementation.  Develop an understanding of how to create a web site.  Referred to



Cautious, Concise, Coherent, Courteous, Clear

Punctual, Productive, Practised

Work efficiently in a fast paced environment

Ability of multi task and meet deadlines

Fluently bilingual French and English