Crane Operator/ Shipping and Receiving
Oct 2007 －Present
At Singer I have the responsibility for unloading of truck delivered coils; mic, measure and weight them and often enter this information into our computer inventory. I sometimes make use of a plasma cutter to take samples. I would place coils into storage and/or move them to processing machinery in a timely fashion, sometimes staging a set of coils for ready movement to processing. Occasionally we ship coils out, usually hot roll coils being sent to be pickled. After processing I regularly moved stacks of bundled sheets into storage or to staging for quick shipment. I often loaded these sheets or steel parts onto trucks for shipment and used a scanning device to record the location of this material after each of the above moves. I also use the scanner to record what material is being loaded so that bills may be printed for this material only. A high priority is placed on the accuracy of the tagging of these coils, sheets and steel parts. On occasion in the past, I printed pick lists for material to be shipped and the bills of lading. The movement of coils and sheets is all done with the use of remote controlled overhead cranes, which we inspect daily. I also often used a forklift to load, unload or store steel parts. I sometimes assisted in the packaging of sheets or parts and specialized in the frequent splitting of packages of sheets or parts. I followed safe practices with each step of these activities as this company has a high priority on safety
Jun 2006 －Oct 2007
This is a facility for the storage of coils primarily used by the local auto plants. My work here involved the receiving and shipment of coils by truck or rail. I moved coils in and out of storage and occasionally repackage coils with damaged outer laps. The Ferrous company leased space for a coil splitting operation and a limited die punch operator produced a selection of blanks for the auto plants. I would often deliver coils to these side operations and later load their shipments onto trucks, primarily from an overhead position on a crane or by using a forklift on the ground.
Dairy Department Manager
Apr 1976 －May 2006
I worked my way up through the company from nightshift stocking to dairy assistant to frozen foods lead man to dairy manager. The last title I held for 21 years, working nearly entirely in three stores; helping to open two brand new stores along the way. I also worked some time as delivery receiver, cashier, customer service coordinator and briefly as third man (third in rank of overall store management). My duties in dairy included the stocking of fresh merchandise, the timely ordering of fresh stock rotated with the old. Always seeking to ensure a good supply without having too much which might spoil before being sold, this was always a delicate balancing act. I directed a team in this dept., scheduling staff to cover business hours and deal with deliveries when they arrived. This included directing the cleaning and maintenance of these sales areas and the often realignment of product placement to accommodate sales, new items or changing consumer demands. I made customer relations and employee relations a priority leading my team by example and taking pride in my work. For over 20 years I was a union shop steward in the three primary stores I worked in. We used scanning devices for ordering and processed these through a computer transmission system. I was also familiar with the equipment needed to move palletized stock around; hand jacks, motorized tow lifts and crownlifts used for moving entire pallets into high storage