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Us Army Corps Of Engineers - Lock And Dam Operator Resume Example

Alexander Wilson
Professional Summary
Seasoned firefighter with 15 years of experience in firefighting, EMS, and rescue operations. Dedicated to fire prevention, protection, and safety. I have extensive knowledge of safety procedures and fire fighting techniques. I am always ready to provide aid to individuals of disasters such as building fires and car wrecks. I am good at quickly assessing situations and responding with effective solutions. I have a reputation for superior performance, accuracy and decision making ability.

    Public Safety and Security
  • Mechanical
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Repairing
Lock and Dam Operator 08/2011 - Present
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Monaca, PA I safely and conscientiously operate and/or direct others to operate hydraulically controlled lock and dam gates, hydraulically controlled tainter valves and other associated equipment required for passage of commercial towing, commercial passenger, government owned, and recreational crafts through the lock. I direct the flow of traffic into and out of the 600 x 110 and 360 x 56 lock chambers. While working at Hannibal I would advise the hydro electric plant when to adjust their water intake in order to maintain the level of Hannibal's pool. I monitor the river level by reading electronic gauges, Stevens gauges, and staff gauges. I make dam gate moves when needed in order to keep the river stage at a navigable depth for the tows. I have experience in the set up and use of air tuggers, as well as pulling the doubles. I excel in stressful situations, and have the ability to remain calm in emergency situations.  I trained new employees in lock and dam procedures, preventive maintenance, OMNI (Operations and Maintenance navigation information system), LPMS (Lock Performance Monitoring System), making of gate moves and proper method of preparing and filing reports such as boat accident forms (form 3394), the proper use of the decode-a-phone. While working at both Hannibal and Pike Island I have worked as shift leader on numerous occasions with full onsite shift responsibility for the operation of both locks such as: ensuring all work is accomplished safely using OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), or Corps of Engineers safety regulations. I assisted a higher graded employee with diagnostic inspections, preventive maintenance, breakdown repair, major overhaul of lock operating system by using the FEM (Facility Equipment Maintenance) system. I assisted a higher grade employee with inspections, adjustments, tests, calibration, installation, lubrication and performed minor and major repairs to the bulkhead hoist crane, diesel engine standby generator, septic system, valve interlock system, gate timbers, air compressor, electric pumps and motors, gate and valve cylinders, mantis crane, jib cranes, sea mule, sea ark, elevator assembly, garden tractors, and a variety of gasoline and electric motors and pumps. I completed all tasks and supervisor requests without normal supervision and achieved satisfactory results. I give advice and assistance to vessels and crew members during maneuvering and mooring of vessels within the lock chamber. I handle and secure both bow and stern lines from vessels, direct boat crews in proper methods of mooring under various river conditions. I ensure that any turbulence created by the filling and emptying of the lock chambers will not cause damage to either the vessels or structures.  I am responsible for working in a safe manner at all times including following all safety programs instituted by the Army Corp. of Engineers Safety Program including: Defensive Driving, sexual harassment, CPR/first aid, lock out/tag out, confined space entry, material safety data sheets, AHA's (Activity Hazard Analysis), and the 385-1-1 safety manual. I am responsible for guarding against theft, trespass and damage to government property. I give tours to groups, answer questions from tour groups and visitors about history and operation of lock. Provide information concerning facility operations, and river conditions to local media, and the public. Help create, review and monitor all AHA's.
Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator 05/2011 - 08/2011
Hancock County PSD - Weirton, WV Operate & maintain two waste water treatment plants. Operate and maintain belt presses & centrifuges. Operate and maintain 5 ton dump trucks, forklift's, & bobcat's. Locating lines, inspecting sewage taps, rebuilding several types of pumps. Installing traps, maintaining & operating generators, bar screens & replacing breakers, changing oil filters & screens; responsible for inspecting valves & aeration systems, & setting balk heads for pump outs. Operating & maintaining UV disinfection systems, two sewage vacuum stations; rebuilding valves, rebuilding controllers, installing breathers, locating vacuum leaks, & monitoring vacuum control parameters. Ground maintenance, meter reading, notice deliveries, report writings, & maintaining log book
Laborer 05/2010 - 05/2011
Staley Construction - New Cumberland, WV Laborer working in areas such as roofing, (stripping shingles, running shingles, shingle caps, rack cutting, installing drip edge, installing step-flashing, roof vents, ice guard.) Installing soffit fascia, J-channels & aluminum & vinyl siding, including the trim work. Installing gutters & down spouts. Stone laying, laying block & brick. Mixed, poured, & finished concrete; installed steel support beams; installed house wiring. Framing, (walls, trusses); Hanging & finishing drywall; plumbing (plastic &copper); flooring (tile, linoleum, & hardwood); pouring footers; roofing; gas lines; wiring (outlets, lighting, & boxes); changing ballasts; installing toilets, vanities, bathtubs, showers, & sinks; ditch digging
11-B Infantryman 03/2005 - 03/2009
U.S. Army - Fort Campbell, KY United States Army Soldier, 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault, 1st Battalion, 1/187 Infantry, Leader Rakkasans. Deployed to Iraq, -two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaigns. Responsibilities included operating & maintaining various armored vehicles & radios such as Humvee, M-Wrap, M-113, Gator's, A.S.I.P.S, M.B.T.R.S, Tac-Sat, & Key Loaders. As a team leader with 3 soldiers in my charge, my additional duties included teaching the proper use of different weapon systems, radios, & armored vehicles. I also served as Radio Telephone Operator for the company where I was responsible for maintaining & repairing malfunctioning equipment, monitoring the radio & performing preventive maintenance on various radio systems, key loaders, and global positioning systems. I was also responsible for instructing new soldiers in the proper use & maintenance of this equipment. I also served as a medic for the platoon, due to my EMS training I had the experience needed to provide care to wounded soldiers.
First Responder/Driver 02/2001 - 12/2004
New Cumberland Ambulance Service - New Cumberland, WV My daily duties were to respond to emergency and non emergency calls. Provide care to various types of patients who are sick, or injured. Provided life saving care to trauma patients. I am skilled in Vehicle extrication, as well as rope rescue, and confined space rescue. I performed routine maintenance on the ambulance as well as various types of equipment, such as filling oxygen bottles, stocking medications. I was responsible for routine cleaning of the equipment, vehicles, and garage.  I wrote reports after every call, and performed various dispatching duties.
GED: General 2003 Oak Glen High School - New Manchester, WV
Community Service
I was a member of the New Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. During my time there there I gained extensive knowledge in firefighting and rescue techniques.
Eagle Scout Award  1997
Jack Harris Spirit of Scouting Award  2014
Army Commendation Medal  2006&2007
Army Good Conduct Medal  2009
Purple Heart  2006
Combat Infantryman's Badge  2006&2007
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Previous Companies:

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hancock County PSD
  • Staley Construction

Previous Job Positions:

  • Lock and Dam Operator
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Laborer
  • 11 B Infantryman
  • First Responder


  • Oak Glen High School

Level of Education:

  • GED

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