Summary

I am a versatile mechanic and fabricator with 25 years of experience in varied settings.  My assets include the knowledge of owning my own business along with a set of skills which include R&D, MIG and TIG welding (steel, aluminum, and stainless), operating manual or CNC mill and lathe, and some CAD design. Strong trouble shooting skills, mechanical and electrical.  Have all necessary tools to perform any service needed. 


Education

Education
1993 - 1998

General Studies

Orange Coast College

welding

1990 - 1991

Certificate

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute 

career advanced program 975 hrs.

1984 - 1988

Diploma

 Newport Harbor High school 

Diploma

Skills

Skills

Metal Shaping

Ron Covell 2 day training covering power hammer, english wheel and oxy welding and more.

Metal Shaping

Kent White 3 day training covering power hammer, english wheel and oxy welding and more.

CAD Design

Solid Works Essentials training 32 hrs.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Mar 2016

R&D Fabricator

The Bionic Welder LLC

R&D department, CNC Laser Operator, CNC Press brake operator, welder.  Responsible for converting all of the hand welding fixtures to work in the new robotic welding cells as well as designing new fixtures.

Jul 2005 - Mar 2016

Owner

Texas Bike Works LLC

Lead Technician: Specialize in custom sheet metal fabrication, chassis design and fabrication, engine re-building, service and repair as well as custom bike building. Several features in Cyclesource,  American Bagger, Hot Bike, as well as multiple bike show awards.

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005

Fabricator

Shark Performance Art

Fabricator:  I built two custom pro-street bikes, one of which won 3rd place at the Dallas Easyrider show. I also was responsible for installing all sheet metal after paint.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2004

Service Manager

Dream Cycles of Fort Worth

Service Manager: Performed engine and transmission overhauls, scheduled service, installed accessories, wrote service orders and crash estimates, built one custom and one kit bike.

Sep 2003 - Jan 2004

Service Technician

Texas Steel

Service Technician: Specialized in custom sheet metal fabrication, engine re-building, service and repair.

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003

Service Technician

Tom's Cycles

Service Technician: Specialized in engine and transmission re-building, service and repair, as well as custom bike building.

Jun 2001 - Jan 2003

Field Technician

URS Corporation

Field Technician:  My responsibilities included logging all equipment and vehicle maintenance as well as equipment calibrations. I also operated the Continuous Emissions Monitoring System(CEMS) and helped with technical support for our two field teams.

Apr 2001 - Jun 2001

Technician

Orange County Harley Davidson

Performed top-end overhauls, scheduled service, performance upgrades, installing accessories and writing crash estimates.

Feb 2001 - Apr 2001

Cnc Operator

Patrick Racing

CNC Operator: Operated three Hass CNC milling machines. I taught myself by reading the factory manual and with minimal instruction on set up. Assisted with motor assembly.

Sep 2000 - Feb 2001

Lead Technician

Patriot Manufacturing

Lead technician: Set up production schedule to build short runs of custom motorcycles. Created complete parts inventory list, supervised and participated in the building process. Oversaw inventory mix and made recommendations, as appropriate, to ensure most efficient work flow. Worked under Alex Mardekian of Von Dutch Kustom Cycles.

Sep 1998 - Sep 2000

Owner

Gutter Pros

Started new company selling and installing seamless rain gutters. Installations included residential and commercial. 

Jun 1997 - Sep 1998

Lead Technician

Bob Taylor's Motors

Lead Technician, Bob Specialized in engine and transmission re-building, performance upgradesservice and repair as well as custom bike building.

Jan 1994 - Jun 1997

Service Technician

Bikers Dream & Johnny Pag Creations

Started as entry level technician and advanced to service manager. Service and repair as well as custom bike building.  Featured in Hot Bike magazine November 1997 issue.