Tom Waters

Tom Waters

Summary

For the past 13 years, I have been in the electrical and electronics field, accomplishing myself to gain the knowledge through previous employers, and self-teaching. I find myself talented and highly motivated to learning something new in electronics, learn very quickly, and would be willing to educate myself to whatever the perfomance requires.

Interest

I have many interests and hobbies, my main one being hiking. I lead and co-lead people who enjoy the wilderness, and I have hiked many miles on the trails here and where I have lived previously.  My enjoyment is to be outdoors enjoying nature and the wilderness. For the last couple of years I have volunteered my time to help the Southern Appalachian Forests Coalition,  American Hiking Association, Benton-MacKaye Hiking Association, Cherokee and Hiwassee Hiking Clubs, maintain trails and build new ones in the area I live. I'am a member of the Benton-MacKaye Hiking Association and the Cherokee Hiking Club.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Line Supervisor/Electronic Assembler

Richmar/ Naimco

Responsible for assembling 2 cm., 5cm., 10 cm., and Autosound transducers for various types of applicators, also do assembly, test and troubleshoot applicator and boards, to help make a finished product of several different models of Portable Ultrasound and Electrotherapy equipment for medical Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.

As a Line Supervisor, duties include shared responsibility with another Production Supervisor over a crew of 5 workers, assuring the  parts for sub assemblies are properly assembled before and during production to finish the final units and maintain the quota for sales of the week and future orders. Help Production Office maintain inventory and report what parts are needed. Also responsible for putting work orders into "Everest" to make a report and summary of quantity passed and failed, open until order of material is used, and then closed out. Overall, to see that all sub assemblys tomake complete units are tested and complete to the Food and Drug Administration Codes and Conduct.

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009

Tech 1 Welder

Randstad US, L.P.-- Johnson Controls

Position required putting carbon steel parts on a automatic jig table, clamping down for a robot welder to spot weld, then take completed part off and weld seat belt hangers on, making a 60/40 back seat frame for Mercedes - Benz.

Aug 2008 - Apr 2009

Electronic Technician

Hire Level--Southern Consultants, Inc.---Hawker Powersource

Responsibilities include preparing battery chargers per customer instruction to ship out.  Inspect, calibrate, and repair or remanufacture chargers.  Apply software on Palm to program and read chargers.  Maintain parts inventory, enter and ship parts orders, process warranty claims, maintain records of received parts and chargers all in  BAAN.  Work with voltages of 208v to 480v.  Use of forklift and hand trucks and occasionally to move chargers for prep work.  Shipping and receiving and usage of voltmeter, some oscilioscope and all hand tools. Recieving calls and responding to customers needs pertaining to repair of battery chargers to charger warranty.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

Wire Technician---Capping/Assembler

SeaRay Boats--Brunswick

Wire Technician--Connects all main electrical components and performs electrical and engine function tests and troubleshooting.

Capping/Assembler--Match up and fasten deck and hull together, connect various engine and electrical components.

Sep 2006 - Oct 2006

Welder/Assembler

Duties included assembling steel pieces in jig and clamping together.  Mig carbon steel welding for various types of commercial truck seats.

Jun 2004 - Sep 2006

Welder/Assembler

Marion Body Works

Responsible for building hydraulic-valve banks, hooking up hoses, laying out wiring harnesses connecting to various components, assembling air and electric reels, putting cable on 30.000lb winches, and miscellaneous parts on, finishing with final inspection and test on MK-36 wrecker bodys for Oshkosh truck.  Mig steel welding fixing jig table and on various military bodys in need of repair.  Mig welding for aluminum which duties included putting jigs and clamps in sidewall, that is placed on jig table, to assure proper squareness, adding the correct pieces in place, ending the process by mig welding on aluminum sidewalls to make fire truck cabs.  Aluminum welding on doors, and start to finish for boxes on various types of military trucks.

2001 - 2006

Video Technician

MVP Productions

Responsible for setting up and operating video cameras and microphones to do videography for weddings.

1998 - 2006

Volunteer Fire Fighter/Inspector

Caroline Fire Department

Duties included fighting house and forest/land fires, Driving and operating pumper and tanker, and giving fire inspections to the surrounding businesses.

Jan 1996 - Mar 2004

Production Technician

Bouchette Electronics

Assembled and soldered components on printed circuit boards, testing and trouble-shooting on controls to complete a finished product for emergency generator sets.  Layout, drilling and tapping, putting components on, and hardwiring of metal panels and enclosures for core-cutting machines on power boxes and operator control boxes.

Mar 1992 - Dec 1995

Mill Operator/Electrician

Clayton Mobile Homes

34 months in Mill Department.  Cutting sheetrock and paneling on a table saw, to the correct measurements according to the sizes of wall.  Acquired position in Electrical department, requiring layout and stapling wire in the roof and wall portions of mobile homes.  Connecting wire to switches and outlets.

Aug 1988 - Mar 1992

Edgerman

Forests, Inc

Responsible for edging and trimming correct amount of bark off uncompleted boards to make finished product.  Other duties included planing wood and providing maintenance on edger and numerous other types of equipment and machinery.

Education

Education
Feb 2006 - Apr 2006

Basic electrical theory and troubleshooting.

1980 - 1981

Southern College

31 credits obtained at Southern College for Industrial Technology

Jun 1977 - May 1980

High School

Harbert Hills Academy

Graduated with a high school degree, 1980

Skills

Skills

My skills

Electrical and wiring harnesses, hydraulics, aluminum mig welding, assembling, mechanical, and hands on work.  Was on safety committee at Marion Body Works for 16 months.

References

References

Rick Grunewald

Rick is now the retired Fire Chief of the Caroline Fire Department.

Dan Bouchette

Tony Goforth

Ted Bouchette

Scott Hamlin

Richard Harris

Gary Freeman

Josh Teague

Steve Verg

Jeff Hunter

Bob McMillen