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Joshua Morin

CNC Apprentice

Summary

My goal is to find a mutually rewarding opportunity for employment in the Northwest Chicagoland area. I am interested in learning a new trade to build a career that will be beneficial to both me and my employer.  I am a quick study and take extreme pride in my work.  I believe CNC training will lead to a great career and allow me to utilize my creative side. My previous experience has been in the paving industry for twenty-four years, but in addition I have obtained extensive experience in several other areas on many other projects. These include:

  • Operating heavy equipment, such as excavators, graders, dozers, loaders, backhoes, bobcats, power brooms, and fork lifts.
  • Residential carpentry including framing, patios/decks, fences, laminate flooring, and furniture restoration.
  • Working with metal machinery including bridgeports, metal lathes, welders, torches, and grinders.
  • General housing maintenance and construction such as tile work, flagstone, brick pavers, concrete, interior and exterior painting, sheetrock, light electrical, light plumbing, landscaping and lawn care.
  • Good working knowledge of auto mechanics and body work.

Work Experience

September 2014July 2017

Paver Operator/ leadman

Midwest Sealcoat, Inc. - Batavia, Illinois

All paving operations listed with prior companies including:

  • Taking the lead roll when the foreman wasn't able to be on the site.
  • Providing the foreman with advice to help with performance and productivity based on my extensive experience and expertise.
  • Teaching techniques to new and veteran employees to help make the crew run like a well oiled machine.
  • Running excavators, mini excavators, backhoes ect. in demolition jobs and pipe and drain installations. 
  • Welding and fabrication on rain days and during the off season. Fixing and modifying equipment and trucks, such as designing and building stair systems to safely enter the backs of trucks and the side/front of equipment. Removing rusted sections of truck beds, buckets and other parts of equipment and welding in new steel.
August 2011August 2014

Foreman/Paver Operator

Tom's Construction - Lombard, Illinois
  • Tasked with entire jobs from start to finish.
  • Removal of existing asphalt (typically with a skid steer)
  • Measuring and determining the amount of asphalt needed and setting up trucking to accommodate the job requirements. 
  • Making sure the existing subgrade was suitable to be paved on and if not , discussing alternate solutions(dig out etc.) with the sales rep and the owner of the property.
  • Grading with existing gravel or trucking more in when needed.
  • Removal of dirt on extensions or soft areas and adding 3" stone and CA-6 gravel for proper base.
  • Placement of asphalt, binder and surface courses or surface only depending on job specifications.
  • Making sure every job is done timely and professionally. Edges are straight, water drains, rolled properly, site is clean ect. ect.
  • Overseeing and leading the crew to ensure each individual worked safely, and productively. Teaching proper techniques to build a strong effective crew.
  • Dealing with customers directly and providing a detailed description of what was going to happen during the job. Providing routine maintenance information and answering any questions they may have.
June 2010August 2011

Paver Operator

High Standard Services - Winfield, Illinois

All paving operations

 

April 2009November 2009

Paver operator

Black Top Paving - Homewood, California (Lake Tahoe)
  • Responsible for ultimate quality in asphalt paving.
  • Ensured the job was completed efficiently and correctly when the foreman was unable to be at the jobsite.
  • Operated a grader in the preparation of the subgrade prior to the placement of asphalt.
  • Worked as a team player assisting other crew members with rolling, operating the loader, raking, shoveling and general clean up.
  • Assisted truck drivers with loading, unloading and binding equipment on trailers.
July 1999July 2008

Leadman/Screed operator

Wheeler Coatings S.A. - San Antonio, Texas
  • Tasked by the owner with overall work quality and timeliness of job completion, because of my work ethic and the pride I take in my work.
  • Interacted with clients to determine job details, assess job requirements, and provide ongoing status updates.
  • Coordinated the paving crew (paver operator, screed operators, loader man, roller men) to ensure all jobs ran smoothly and effectively.
  • Measured and calculated asphalt requirements to complete jobs, without running short and with minimal overages.
  • Actively taught all facets of the business and industry to new and old employees so they could advance their careers.
  • Covered all positions for crew members that missed work or fell behind, and assisted at all levels as the job needed.
  • Raked asphalt when needed or an expert raker (with specialized skills or finesse) was required.
  • Was responsible for operating and maintaining a personal company vehicle.

Education

19891993

Diploma

Biddeford High School
September 1992June 1993

Biddeford Regional school of Technology

Machine Trades, basic training on bridgeports, lathes, grinders and other misc. machining equipment. Reading measuring tools such as micrometers and following tolerances set in blueprints. 

Skills

Paving Specific Skills

I began my paving career at 18 years old and worked diligently to master each level of the industry.  I take tremendous pride in the work that I do and have a very high work ethic.  I have left companies in the past that were not treating customers fairly and took advantage of their lack of knowledge, resulting in poor work.  I have been very loyal to the companies that shared my high values and work ethic, resulting in a superior product and happier customers.  I have worked in many capacities, including but not limited to:

  • 24 years asphalt paving experience, with leadership rolls in the majority of the companies.  
  • Paving of state highways, city streets, sub divisions, parking lots, driveways, patchwork, and speed bumps, all of various shapes, sizes and thicknesses.
  • Operation of all large pavers such as Caterpillar, Barber Greene and Cedar Rapids, including the operation of manual and automatic grade control systems, as well as Barber Greene factory computers and Top Con systems.
  • Often I would have to run numbers, usually in 10ths and 100ths that were placed by surveyors every 25 to 50 feet for optimal ride quality, or as a base for concrete paving.
  • Operation of all small pavers such as Lee Boy, Mauldin, and Cooper, which are more economical and less time consuming when paving in tight areas (parking lots with numerous islands and / or head in parking stalls, driveways and patch work).
  • Operation of front end loaders, backhoes, skid steers and graders used in the loading of paving machines, cutting joints, removing old asphalt and preparation of the sub grade.
  • Operation of rollers, from large steel drum to small pneumatics.
  • Setting rolling patterns for optimal density, usually between 90% and 100%, depending on specifications of individual jobs.