Download PDF

Work experience

Dec 2013Present

Student worker

Longwood University

Student library assistant

Jan 2013Present


Longwood University

Student, majoring in communications/mass media. I am pursuing my degree even at this point in my life as being an investigative reporter was always a goal I had. Through numerous construction related accidents and in 1998 I had a construction related accident that forced my retirement from the iron worker trade. However, I did enjoy my 30 years in the heavy construction industry and I have worked on some major projects with very recognizable names.  

Aug 2000Dec 2012

Evening Librarian

Southside Virginia Community College, John H. Daniel Campus

Supervise student workers and library evening operations from 4pm until 9pm Monday through Thursday.

Jul 1996Jun 1998

Journeyman Ironworker

Wilson Contractors

Perform all duties as assigned by crew foreman related to erecting and securing steel components used in the construction of highway and railroad bridges and commercial and industrial construction.

Apr 1991May 1996

Journeyman Ironworker

R&R Dawson Bridge Company

Perform all duties as assigned by crew foreman related to erecting and securing steel components used in the construction of highway and railroad bridge and tunnel construction.  

Oct 1982Mar 1991

Journeyman Ironworker

American Bridge Company

Perform all duties assigned by crew foreman related to journeyman iron worker rank. Additionally, through rank promotions as lead journeyman iron worker and then as deck foreman my job responsibilities increased according to the rank.  As deck foreman, job responsibilities included but were not limited to: holding weekly safety meetings, assigning  worker and crew job assignments, accurate record keeping and progress reports and requesting and scheduling heavy equipment required to perform construction work. Additional responsibilities included keeping worker time records and reporting to the project manager.

Jul 1976Oct 1982

Journeyman iron worker

Raymond International

Job duties: As journey iron worker perform all assigned duties related to erecting steel components in the construction of a coal fired power plant in Chesterfield, Virginia from July 1976 until March 1979. From March 1979 until November 1982: Allied Chemical in Hopewell Virginia: performed assigned duties related to up-grades in boiler plant, power plant and other plant up grades where steel support components required replacement. During my employment with the company I received 3 promotions: promoted from journeyman iron worker to lead journeyman iron worker to pile driver foreman to general foreman of pile driving operations. Job duties and responsibilities increased in accordance with the job title and description.


Aug 1999May 2002

Associate in Arts and Science Degree with a major in General Studies

South Side Virginia Community College
Jul 1968May 1972

Completed 4 year program graduating as Journey Iron worker

 Enrolled in the apprenticeship program. During the period beginning in 1968 I worked for the L. E. Myers company as a 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year apprentice and completed my 4th apprenticeship year in 1976  working as pipe fitter for Raymond International in their Richmond, Virginia fabrication yard. The 4 year apprenticeship school also included training in the operation and safety procedures for crane and derricks used in heavy construction. This included the standards in hand signals and radio communications from authorized ground personnel to equipment operators.   

Sep 1965Jun 1969

High School Diploma

Southwest Miami High School

Graduated high school


As an evening librarian in an academic higher education library, I successfully completed training programs to meet the requirements for staffing the circulation counter, supervising student workers, assisting students with reference questions and related duties as required in order to maintain effective evening hour library operation.

As student library assistant, successfully completed training required to be considered for employment by the Janet Greenwood at Longwood University.

Certified structural steel welder holding certifications from Raymond International in flat, vertical and overhead welding.

Certified pipe welder with certifications from Raymond International with endorsements in high pressure steam and pipe fitting.

I hold a current Virginia CDL class A drivers license with the maximum allotment of 5 bonus points. 


Certified as journeyman iron worker through accredited apprenticeship program having successfully completed the 4 year program and all related training as required for successful completion of the program.


During my career as a journeyman iron worker and structural steel and pipe welder I attended a range of construction and welding technique seminars that included training in up-dates in technology,  construction and welding practices. These were company sponsored as well as manufacturer sponsored and included up dates in safety procedures, fire prevention and first aid procedures as well.