Mike Klade

304 1/2 N Ohio St, Merrill, WI 54452

Work History

Work History
Feb 2015 - Present


Interflex Group

Responsibilities include pulling orders and loading trucks. Also, unloading trucks with incoming material and receiving and entering product into database. Then labeling and storing product in an organized fashion in the warehouse. I am also responsible for stocking machines with raw material from the warehouse and ensuring proper flow of material from machine to machine to maintain an efficient production flow.

Jun 2013 - Feb 2015

Blaster/Loader/Material Handler

Merrill Iron & Steel

Hired as a material handler to lay out material for the paint shop with overhead cranes. I then moved into the shipping department as a loader. I loaded steel following all safety measures and completed all paperwork to accompany loads. I was then asked to move up to a blaster position to fill company needs. There I blasted steel to customer specifications in preparation for finishing and painting. Also, I do routine maintenance to ensure the machine runs efficiently.

Nov 2012 - May 2013


A&B Process Systems

Position consisted of constructing stainless steel process systems from start to finish. Responsibilities include cutting raw materials, fabricating material by rolling, bending, etc. Materials and parts are then assembled according to detailed blueprints following the plants standard operating procedures. Assembly requires welding (tig and mig welds) components and then finishing them by grinding and polishing to customer specifications.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2012

CNC Router Operator

Ashley Furniture Inc

Hired as router helper/material handler on a CNC router. After 2 months quickly promoted to an operator. Responsible for downloading programs to machine and setting up tooling for each job, running and machining parts, checking them against blueprints with tape measures, calipers, and other gauges. I was responsible for preventative maintenance and preformed repairs as needed. Also had to follow SOPs to meet quality standards. Incentive based pay in which I averaged 80% above the standard rates.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2008

Saw Operator

Gordon Aluminum

Hired as material handler, promoted to saw operator on an extrusion press after 2 months. Job duties included following production schedules to complete orders, setting up saw to cut orders to length, inspection of product to ensure correct dimensions with calipers, tape measures, digital protractors and gauges. Worked very closely with supervisors and quality control to make adjustments as needed to meet customer demands. I was also responsible for entering production quantities into computer system.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2006

General Laborer

Green Bay Packaging

As a general laborer I filled in as needed throughout the plant, worked in every department and on every machine while I was there. Driving forklift: picking orders and loading trucks with a bill of lading. As a press helper I set up machines according to blueprints, and fed machine with raw material.

Education & Training

Sep 1994 - May 1999

Merrill High School

Graduated at the top of my class with a 3.7 GPA with emphasis in advanced math and computer science courses.


Jul 2014

Gold National Career Readiness Certificate

Issued by ACT

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRN) is an evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. The NCRN is a comprehensive assessment that measures job skills including problem solving, critical thinking, and mathematical reasoning.



Quality minded

very detail oriented and organized with experience using calipers, compasses, blueprints, tape measures, jigs, go/no-go gauges, etc. Also clean and organized following company SOPs and 5s lean manufacturing processes.

Machine operation

experience with rotary and flexographic presses, cnc saws, extrusion press, cnc routers and drills, 8 and 14 wheel steel shot blasters.

Industrial equipment

overhead cranes, forklifts and powered industrial vehicles, pneumatic and power tools including drills, saws, routers, grinders, etc.

Strong work ethic

a dedicated worker with strong attendance record, quick learner and an excellent problem solver with a safe and efficient history.