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Michael Goldsmith

Mechanic at U.S.Army

Work experience

Jan 2012Present


Mike Automotive
-Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices. -Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions. -Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes. -Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas. -Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements. -Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups. -Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems. -Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications. -Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors. -Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
Feb 1995Present

Motor Sergeant

United States Army National Guard
The wheeled vehicle mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles and select armored vehicles. -Maintain wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems -Inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacement, adjusting and testing of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components -Service automotive electrical systems including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems -Perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations
Oct 2004Feb 2006

Crew Member

McDonald's Corporation
-Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas. -Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils. -Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity. -Cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold. -Prepare specialty foods such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, and tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time. -Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles. -Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions. -Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared. -Take food and drink orders and receive payment from customers. -Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.
Mar 1995Sep 2003

Machine Operartor

Anderson Lawn Company
-Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary. -Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, and auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces. -Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments. -Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences. -Start machines and turn handwheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms. -Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools. Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles. -Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists. -Set machine stops or guides to specified lengths as indicated by scales, rules, or templates. -Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
Feb 1995Feb 1998


US Army
The M1 armor crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. -Operated tracked and wheeled vehicles over various terrain -Used communications equipment to receive and relay battle orders -Loaded and fire guns -Read maps, compasses and battle plans



Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Carver High School, Auburn University of Montgomery, and Virginia College of Montgomery


Equipment Maintenance
Active Learning
Decision Making
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Manual Labor
Supervisory Skills
Machine Operation
Lawn Mowing
Forklift Operation