Lead welder/ Quality Control
Aug 2011 - Present
American Equipment and Machine Inc.
I started as a welder, I was promoted to quality control and then promoted to the lead welding position the experience I have gained from this job is staggering. As a welder I used Dual shield and MIG welding procedures, preheating carbon steel and castings, oxy-acytlene, plasma, and carbon air arc cutting procedures. Operated band saws, fork lifts, cranes, hoists, bobcats, and hydraulic pumps. As a quality control I Inspected every weld made by welders on our shift and every cut made by our burn room and anything that went out the door was signed off on by me. As a lead man (similar to a supervisor position) I am in charge of all employees on my shift. My day consist of getting to work early making sure everyone has something to do putting employees on certain jobs where it is needed. I make sure everyone stays busy and has what they need to do their job. Due to this position I have gained huge experience in people skills, problem solving on the fly, fixing machinery, organizing people and environment, e-mails computer skills. (During my time as a lead man i was trained on a highly advanced robot that welds with MIG welding process another part of my job is to keep it running which includes maintenance and on the go problem solving). Multi tasking is something I have learned well with this job with all the pressure that comes with it I believe I am very good at handling high pressure situations. At this job we make anything and everything for coal mines our main products are shields and pan lines a key piece in the long wall mining process.