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Valerie Polchies

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.


Oct 2014Nov 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.


Graphic Arts (Electronic Pre-Press) Program

NBCC - Woodstock
Jun 2001Jun 2000

Microsoft Certified System Engineering (MCSE)

Advanced Training & Services

Native Studies Certificate

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Work History

Sep 2014Present

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 2014Sep 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 2013May 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 2014Dec 2013


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 2013May 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 2006Jan 2013

Customer Service / Casino Gaming Lounge Attendant

Maliseet Fuels                                                                Woodstock First Nation, NB
2006Dec 2014

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self Employed                                                               Woodstock First Nation ,NB
Jan 2006Jan 2006

Technical Support Representative (TSR)

Xplornet, Barrett Corporation                                                         Woodstock, NB

Systems Administrator

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians                                              Houlton, ME, USA


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