Robert Szabo

Robert Szabo

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

General help, Tool retriver, and transporter

Bestco Plumbing

Retrieve tools as needed out of the van, assist in any way possible, help change water heaters, help remodel bathrooms, demo houses, use various power tools, and rod-ing experience.  Has seen how older buildings are built and knowing what is up to code and what is not.

Sep 2010 - Present

Lab Aide

Welding Department at Moraine Valley Community College

Maintain all shop maintenance such as cleaning, inventory, reorganization, and make copies.  Also this job is a said apprenticeship for welding under Jim Greer.  I've had extra practice oxy-fuel cutting and SMAW.  Work with students in the lab to help them better understand the trade and progress their welding abilities along with passing on some tricks of the trade.  I have volunteered time to work on side projects for the school such as a truck tail-gate we made for our supply company or the giant steel ingots made to melt aluminum in.  I also have about 8 months GMAW and GTAW experience.  I am responsible for enforcing safety precautions and reporting any thing hazardous making sure everything is OSHA approved. As well as be in charge of a few other workers on smaller projects.  Have to hold a professional attitude at all times because I am required to teach students in the lab.

Oct 2009 - Present

Coach

Oak Forest Baseball Assosication

Design practice plans, running practices, giving speeches or  handle all parents concerns, physical training, mental training, educating them on the body & game, and we also focus on developing our players off of the field also because their is more to life then the game.  Working with players in a positive environment to increase their self outlook to help provide them with the best chances to succeed.  I have worked with my team while they were 13 yrs old and our now in the 14 yrs old division so we help train our players to get ready for high school level play.  We take special interest in all our players to help them grow and succeed. Work one on one and in groups through practices.  Staying positive all the time to help increase everyone attitude teaching the players valuable life lessons, we will always fail one time or another or how to move on as quickly as possible after you make a mistake to help really fix the problem.  It takes 2 positives to correct a negative.  I am also experienced in dealing with behavioral problems due to having boys going through puberty.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Swim instructor

Oak Forest High School

I taught children ages 5-9 on how to swim with various swimming techniques.  Some advanced swimmers and some basic swimmers I have worked with.  Filled out report cards and made swim lessons fun for the kids while getting work done.  Had my occasional run in with the trouble makers so I know how to solve those issues in a professional manner.  Talked to parents about progress, gear, advanced lessons, and behavior.  Worked with kids with fears of water and fears to do anything in the water.  Caught kids jumping off of diving board.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Swimming Instructor

Oak Forest High School

I taught children ages 5-9 on how to swim with various swimming techniques.  I have worked with some advanced swimmers and some basic swimmers.  I filled out report cards and made swim lessons fun for the kids while getting work done.  I have had my occasional run in with the trouble makers so I know how to solve those issues in a professional manner.  I've talked to parents about progress, gear, advanced lessons, and behavior.  I've worked with kids with fears of water and fears to do anything in the water.  I've also caught kids jumping off of diving board.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Social Work

Moraine Valley Community College

The profession of social work is devoted to helping people functionoptimally in their environment by providing direct and indirectservices to individuals, families, groups and communities,and by working to improve social conditions. Bachelor’s degreeprograms in social work prepare students for careers in publicand private agencies such as child welfare, mental health, corrections,shelters and many other workplaces. Students shouldcomplete the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree prior to transfer andshould be aware that it may be necessary to take additionalcredit hours depending on the requirements of the intendedtransfer institution. Since admission to social work programs iscompetitive, completion of the recommended courses alonedoes not guarantee admission. These course recommendationsare intended for students who are undecided about a transferschool. Students who have selected a transfer school shouldconsult the catalog of that school and an academic advisor forrequirements appropriate to the first two years of study. Collegecatalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges areavailable in the Academic Advising Center.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

HS diploma

Oak Forest High School

I was an excellent high school student I played baseball and participated in diving where I won third in conference.  I took on a heavy work load during my sophomore year which allowed me to graduate in three years at the age of 16.

Skills

Skills

Teaching

I have a natural talent to teach.  During my two years coaching I have had time to develop my speaking skills along with finding clever ways to keep every one interested and motivated.  I caught on fast to how different communication styles work better with others.  I have also taught students in the welding department along with the Glaziers Union.  I helped run a booth for the welding department at Alan B. Shepard High School for college day and I have spoke and participated as a demonstrator for tours for high school students in Moraine Valley's district.  I have worked with people my whole life to help them better them selves.  When I was in seventh grade I was chosen to be a part time office aide where my main job was to tutor a challenged student in algebra and history.  I have always wanted to bring people to my level so what better way than to teach them what they do not know.  By relating and understanding the individualized thought process it makes it that much easier to help them.

Shelf stocker and unloader

Also while living at home I had to unload and stock my Dad's work vans with tools.  With a complex organization system he has I mastered it very quickly.  Also I keep inventory at Moraine Valley Community College in the welding department were I am carrying 40 LB boxes of rod, 50-60 LBS of wire, and all sorts of scrap metal consistently.

Summary

I am a student that is looking for entry-level job, I am an extremely hard worker that always gets a lot of work done, I get along with people very well, I am a good problem solver, and I'm very enthusiastic about what ever it is I'm doing.  I am a quick learner so I am able to pick up on jobs quickly.

Interest

My interest within my career or job choice is to have steady hours and decent pay with maybe some benefits I am willing to work 30 hr weeks give or take.  I would like to be in a company that is in well working condition.

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Sheild Metal Arc welding

Moraine Valley Community College
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Individualized Welding

Moraine Valley Community College