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May 2006Feb 2010

Material Handler

Catalyst Paper

• Certified on Lift Truck and Front-end Loader

• Experience on ClampTruck and Bobcat

• Excellent communication skills

• Great team player with co-workers and management..

• Able to improvise quickly taking into consideration company procedures and safety



• Unloading trucks and railcars and storing products in an organized and safe manner.

• Feeding loose product to the de-inking mill with the front-end loader.

• Loading trucks and railcars, taking into consideration wieght distribution for load stability.

• Controlled inventory with hand-held computer scanning devices.

• Input of inventory data by manual and computerized programs.

Feb 1993Jan 2006

Lumber Grader and First Aid Attendant

Sawarne Lumber Company Ltd

• Certified Lumber Grader with all species lumber grading ticket (no expiry).

• Occupational First Aid Attendant-Level 2 (expired).

• Experience on Chop Saw and Hula re-trim saws.

• Good communication skills and working relationship with company salesmen and clients.


• Grading lumber using grading regulations as outlined by NLGA and client specifications.

• Trimming lumber and other wood products to size to limit waste and improve grade for

maximum profit.

• Quality control by sorting wood products for packaging and shipping.

Jun 1991Oct 1992

Geologist Assistant

Minnova Inc

• Working in an outdoor environment in different locations throghout B.C.


• Responsible for purchasing supplies and construction materials for the base camps.

• Construction and set-up of base camp for accommodation of work crew for 5 month


• Mapping the property for geologists and other contractors.

• Cutting and clearing a mapped out grid ( Line cutting ) for easy travel.

• Collecting soil and rocks samples for analysis.

• Input of sample data using computer mapping programs.

• Construction of drill pads using natural materials..

• Tear-down and reclaimation of the property according to government regulations and


Dec 1991Apr 1992

Graphic Artist

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House


• Designed ads and brochures for local Community Programs.

• Overseen the redesign and implementation of the companys' office interior.

• Participated in special events organized for local community.

May 1988Apr 1991

Production Supervisor

Elty Publications

• Production Supervisor of the Newspaper Layout Department.

• Able to work well in a high stress environment in order to meet production deadlines of

various newspapers before press time.

• Excellent problem solving skills.

• Good communication and relationship with company salesmen and clients.


• Supervision of a 20 person graveyard crew.

• Responsible for page layouts before going to press.


Sep 1986Apr 1988

Art in Merchandising

Vancouver Community College
Sep 1984Apr 1986

Fine Arts

Okanagan College
Jun 1984

George Pringle Secondary School


On  Request


Lift Truck   

Oct 2009 - Oct 2011

(Ives Moblile Equipment)

Front End Loader

Oct 2009 - Oct 2011

(Ives Mobile Equipment)

First Aid

Industry Level 1

Mar 2010-Mar 2013

(St.John Ambulance)

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Apr 2010

(CAPSC SafetyServices)

BC-CSTS (BC Construction Safety Training System)

April 2010

TDC(Transportation of Dangerous Goods)

Apr 2010-Apr 2013

(CAPSC Safety Services)

All Species Lumber Grading

 May 1997

(Canadian Mill Services Assosiation)

Filling Propane Cylinders by Volume

Oct 2009-Oct 2012

(Propane Training Institute)