Valerie Polchies

  • Fort McMurray, Alberta

Heavy Equipment Operator

Career Objective


Seeking a challenging and responsible position in heavy equipment operation that will effectively utilize my training and experience and offer opportunity for career growth.

Core Competencies

  • Heavy Equipment Operation: operation of front end loaders, dozers, graders, excavators and backhoes
  • Customer Service: Track record of working in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner
  • Dependability: Demonstrated ability to work on time and adhere to the work schedule
  •  Endurance: Committed to sticks with the task until its completion
  •  Ethics: Extremely capable of adhering to the policies and rules set forth by the Company
  •  Safety Orientation: Organized with a commitment to performing all duties thoroughly and safely.
     Able to recognize hazards and anticipate dangers.

Education

Education
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

Heavy Equipment Operator

NBCC - Miramichi

  • Regulations and legal responsibilities of equipment operators;
  • Aspects of heavy equipment operation on a construction site;
  • Soil, gravel and rock movement;
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Operation of a front-end loader, excavator, backhoe and bulldozer;
  • Equipment interaction with the others on a work site;
  • Cooperative team approach using modern heavy equipment.

2005 - 2007

Graphic Arts (Electronic Pre-Press) Program

NBCC - Woodstock
Jun 2001 - Jun 2000

Microsoft Certified System Engineering (MCSE)

Advanced Training & Services
1991 - 1992

Native Studies Certificate

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Community Research Assistant

Woodstock First Nation Health Centre                   Woodstock FIrst Nation, NB
  • Assisted in a national scope study on the benefits and risks of food and water in First Nation communities.
  • Conducted household surveys on food and water consumption.
  • Took water samples from random community households for testing.
  • Collected traditional food sample for testing of possible contaminants of traditional hunting and gathering grounds.
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

Community Beautification Summer Project 

Woodstock First Nation                                              Woodstock FIrst Nation, NB
  • Improve community appearance via pressure washing homes, light landscaping, trash removal, planting flowers, and installing new signage.
Dec 2013 - May 2014

Mountain Pine Beetle Control (MPB Control)

LIGNIN Industries                                                                           Grande Prairie, AB
  • Conventional chainsaw falling and burning of MPB infected trees
  • Navigating to selected areas using GPS, maps and ATVs
  • Completing necessary detailed plot card reports
Jun 2014 - Dec 2013

Manager

Grist Have Lodge                                                                                    Grist Lake, AB
  • Managed a remote hunting and fishing lodge on Grist Lake
  • Guest Reception
  • Bartend at Lodge Lounge
  • House keeping of guest cabins, main lodge and lodge grounds
  • Transportation of guests to Lodge via boat across lake or ATV around lake
  • Managed guest reservations
  • Maintained weekly financial reports
  • Prepare meals for full accommodation guests
  • Maintain and worked tackle shop
Jan 2013 - May 2014

Mountain Pine Beetle Control (MPB Control)

INIFINITE Forestry                                                                          Grande Prairie, AB
  • Conventional chainsaw falling and burning of MPB infected trees
  • Navigating to selected areas using GPS, maps and ATVs
  • Completing necessary detailed plot card reports
Oct 2006 - Jan 2013

Customer Service / Casino Gaming Lounge Attendant

Maliseet Fuels                                                                Woodstock First Nation, NB
2006 - Dec 2014

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self Employed                                                               Woodstock First Nation ,NB
Jan 2006 - Jan 2006

Technical Support Representative (TSR)

Xplornet, Barrett Corporation                                                         Woodstock, NB
2001 - 2005

Systems Administrator

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians                                              Houlton, ME, USA

Certifications

Certifications

Heavy Equipment Operations

TDG - Transportation of Dangerous Goods

WHIMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

First Aid with CPR level C & AED

OSSA - Oil Sand Safety Association

CSTS - Construction Safety Training System