Randall Richards

Randall Richards

Summary

  • Diverse professional with experiance in multiple environments: including Sales, Manufacturing and Management.
  • Demonstrated success in all levels of the learning developement cycle: planning, analysis, delivery/implementation and evaluation, utilizing both traditional and ISO9000:2001 methods.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including technical writing and highly effective presentation skills.
  • Adept at educating/training across multiple disciplines: from CBT to hands on training, for all aspects of the workforce.
  • Proficient with numerous computer applications; including Windows systems, Microsoft Word/Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word Perfect, Microsoft Office 2000, Lotus Notes/Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, Peoplesoft Network and many others.

Objective

Innovative knowledgable technical professional seeks to utlize my management skills, in the fields of Quality, Safety or Environmental type of management position.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Supervisor

Union Pacific Corporation

My duties include the daily planning/line-up of all work tasks and safety briefings of all employees on my shift. I oversee that the work tasks are performed safely, correctly and in a productive manor. I assist in the troubleshooting of the mechanical/electrical systems of the UP Locomotives. I am responsible for the release of the locomotive, back into service for UP freight hauling. I in-put data into the UP MCS/TCS computerized mechanical based tracking system. I generate FRA Blue Cards for locomotives through data in-put into the TCS system. I also am responsible for time card entry into the UP EDCS computerized Bar Coding time card system.

May 2005 - Aug 2008

Quality/EHS Manager

Progress Rail Services

I was responsible for overseeing the daily Quality, Environmental, Health, Safety and Maintenance needs at Progress Rail Services, South Morrill.

Performing Quality Inspections/Audits of GE and EMD locomotives at the Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Overseeing the daily training needs of the shop floor mechanics and electricians.

Creating and writing Quality work instructions for the ISO 9000:2001 based quality system that is in place at Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Maintaining and Implementing the ISO 9000-2001 based system at Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Overseeing the daily Environmental needs of Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Maintaining the Gage Tracking system per ISO 9000-2001 standards.

Performing weekly/monthly Safety/OSHA training for all employee’s of Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Oct 2004 - May 2005

Quality Auditor

Progress Rail Services

Perform Quality Audits on GE and EMD locomotives. Collect data and enter it into Progress Rail Services, Quality Tools system.

Responsible for maintaining Progress Rail Services Gage Tracking system and entering the data into the Quality Tools system.

Assisting in all of the OSHA required training for Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Training of new employee’s per Progress Rail Services, OSHA/ISO 9000-2001 system.

Assist with all Environmental issues pertaining to the daily operations of Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility.

Oct 2000 - Oct 2004

Locomotive Specialist 1

Progress Rail Services

Locomotive Specialist I on GE and EMD locomotives.

Work duties included but not limited to, replacement of Engines, Alternators, Oil-coolers, Inner-coolers, Water pumps, Oil-pumps, Turbo"s, Power-assembly’s, Fuel-pumps, Electronic Fuel Injectors, Radiators, Radiator Fans, Air Compressors, V1/V2 valves, AC/DC Traction Motors, Air Brake components, Dynamic Brake blowers/grids, Equipment blowers, Phase Modules, Load Testing of locomotives, Air/Oil filters, also GE and EMD modifications, Electrical/Mechanical troubleshooting of both EMD and GE locomotives and Wheel Truing.

Sep 2000 - Nov 1984

Supervisor/Lead Person

Automotive Supervisor, Set-up Operator/Operator- Perform setups, operate and troubleshoot Acme-Gridley Screw Machines, Davenports, 8/32 Euroturrns, and some experience with Swiss-Tornos. 

Maintenance Technician-Perform all aspects of maintenance on the Acme-Gridley, B.S.A., and Mitsubishi Automotive Screw Machines.Perform all aspects of the preventative maintenance program; of the screw machines, the water treatment facility, and the Chrome plating system.

Cell Leader- Responsible for fifteen operators, assist in the training and set-up’s of the screw machines.

Sep 1979 - Oct 1984

Sales

Tri-County Coors

Route Sales for Coors Beer products.

Education

Education
Aug 1975 - May 1977

Not completed

Eastern Wyoming College
May 1975

Graduated

Torrington High School

Skills

Skills

Manufacturing/Management

Performing Quality Inspections/Audits of GE and EMD locomotives. Creating and writing Quality work instructions for the ISO 9000:2001 system.  Gage Tracking system per ISO 9000-2000 standards.                                                        Maintaining/ data entry of the Pracsnet/OSHA training site. Maintaining/ data entry of the Quality Tools site. Maintaining/data entry of the Prems (Environmental) site. Maintaining/ data entry of the Quality Management/ PPM Metrics system site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Training of new employee’s per OSHA/ISO 9000-2001 system requirements. Performing all Environmental issues/data entry, pertaining to the daily operations of Progress Rail Services, South Morrill facility. Replacement of GE/EMD Engines, Alternators, Oil-coolers, Inner-coolers, Water pumps, Oil-pumps, Turbo"s, Power-assembly’s, Fuel-pumps, Electronic Fuel Injectors, Radiators, Radiator fans, Air Compressors, V1/V2 valves, AC/DC Traction Motors, Air Brake components, Dynamic Brake blowers/grids, Equipment blowers, Phase Modules, Load Testing of locomotives, Air/Oil filters,GE and EMD modifications, Electrical/Mechanical troubleshooting of both EMD and GE locomotives. Experience in all phases of set-up’s on Acme’s, Davenports, and Euroturn 8/32 machines, including, settings of form tools, shaving operations, threading (Reed,Winter,Fette and Cleveland heads), also roll marking, burnishing, broaching, reamers, tapping, drilling, boring-bars, box-tools, carbide inserts, knurling, recessing and pick-off attachments. Materials machined such as 360 Brass, 6000’s Series Aluminum, 303 Stainless Steel, some plastics and 1181 and 12L14 carbon steels.  Replacing bearings, overhauling clutches, replacing levers and bushings, boring station holders, and replacing and tightening spindle bearings. Machine Experience- Acme-Gridley(7/16 thru 8”), 6 and 8 spindle machines, B.S.A., Mitsubishi, Davenports(5/8-3/4”), Swiss Tornos, and 8/32 Euroturn machines, also experience with K.O.Lee, Thompson, and Centerless grinders. Experience on CNC lathes, Turret and Engine lathes, Milling machines, Daewoo Mills, Brown and Sharpe single spindles and I am a certified operator on Simmons CNC Wheel Truing Machines. Dial Calipers, Inside/Outside Micrometers, Dial Indicators, Wheel gauges, Digital Multi-meters, Meggers, Torque Wrenches, Torque guns, Torque Multiplier, Torque Verification machine, Pressure gauges, Pyrometers, Manometers, Myron-L meter, Amp/Volt meters, Knuckle gauges, Depth/Bore gauges, Dielectric tester (DC), Hi-Pot tester (AC/DC), Tachometer, Thread gauges, Toxic Gas detector, Ultra-Sonic tester, Speed-O Pulsar, Antenna tester, FOT tester, and all associated power and hand tools. Operating Trucks, Loaders, Fork-Lifts, Bob-Cat, Man-Lifts and Scissor Jacks.

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2000 - Present

OSHA 501 Course

Progress Rail Services
Dec 2000 - Present

Simmons Wheel True Machine

Simmons Corp.
Jan 2003 - Present

GE Locomotive Training

General Electric Corp.
Jan 2005 - Present

CAMEO Users Course

US Environmental Protection Agency
Oct 2005 - Present

OSHA Compliance & Workplace Safety

Rockhurst University
Jan 2006 - Present

Essentials of OSHA Compliance

Rockhurst University
Mar 2006 - Present

How to Manage & Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

Nebraska Safety Council,Inc.
Mar 2006 - Present

OSHA #3110 Fall Arrest Systems course

OSHA Training Institute - Lakewood, CO.
Apr 2006 - Present

ISO 9001:2000 Process Based Internal Auditing

Cavendish Scott, Inc.
Oct 2006 - Present

OSHA Corse #511 for General Industry

OSHA Training Institute -Lakewood, CO.
Apr 2007 - Present

SAFESTART Train the Trainer

Electrolab, Corp.
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

24 Hour Hazwoper Training

Panhandle Geotechnical & Environmental
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Hazardous Materials Training

Panhandle Geotechnical & Environmental
Nov 2006 - Oct 2008

Visible Emissions Evaluation

Eastern Technical Associates- Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 2000 - Dec 2000

GE Locomotive Training

Genral Electric Corporation
Oct 2000 - Dec 2000

EMD Locomotive Training

Electric Motive Division - General Motors Corp.

References

References

Henry Gompert

Edward Allen

Fritz Antoine

Mark Hall

Thomas Toth

Phillip Pryor

Randy reported to me directly for a period of one year and held his department to the highest standards. He was in charge of all management of the equipment and building maintenance, as well as all related documentation associated with Quality/EHS. I would strongly recommend Randy for all related positions in which he oversaw.

Brian Townsel

Steve Harvey

Ronald Patterson

For about eight years, I have had the oppurtunity to work with Randy on environmental issues related to permit management and compliance, waste handling, product assessment, ground water monitoring, storm/waste water treatment, spill/release response and remediation, and water supply. In all these areas, Randy demonistrated strong technical capabilities. Throughout the period we worked together, he always adhered to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Kurt Schuller

Randy started with Progress Rail Services in October 2000. Since then he has worked himself up through the ranks to holding the Quality/EHS, Maintenance Manager position. He has proven to be very dedicated, honest, trustworthy,optimistic, hard working, helpful and caring employee. Randy has been a very great asset to our team here at South Morrill.

Eric Hegdahi

Suzanne Holdaas

Ken Farnam

Victor Trout

Steve Mueting