Magnesita Refractories –
Daily tasks were to insert large molds into the press depending of the shape of the brick needed to be put out. Press operators are basically Q.C. and maintenance in one. The bricks have to be within specific specs, if not the operator needs to change information in the computer in order for the press to operate differently or go in by hand to change things on the press or mold box. Fork lifts were used on a daily basis and helping fellow coworkers is important. Communication was very important for everyone relied on someone else to get them the material they needed to complete their jobs. A task completed solely by me was training documentation for the team. Every time there was a new hire or someone learned a new job I was in charge and making sure that was documented for OSHA. Time tickets for most of the time were entered in by hand and the employee was trusted to be truthful.
Temp- Wax Department
Integra Miltex –
Responsibilities at Integra were to melt different types of wax and other ingredients to make dental wax. The melted wax was poured into a trough and once cooled cut into 1X2ft sheets about an inch thick. The sheets were then rolled into a long thin sheet and cut down into the final 3X6in sheets and packaged to be sent out. The team rotated positions every day so everyone was responsible for performing all tasks.
Arooga's Bar and Grille –
As a prep cook the responsibilities were to have all kinds of food ready to be cooked at a moments notice and making sure the line was stocked with prepped food. Making food that takes a longer amount of time is another task such as sauces and breads. I started out as a prep cook but was quickly promoted to line cook where it got very busy and sometimes chaotic. The pressure is much higher and time tables very short. Being about to listen to many individuals shouting and knowing what is your responsibility and remembering all you have going on is very important, multitasking is the name of the game. I preformed all operations in the kitchen; grill, fry, dessert, prep, and even washing. I was also the one to get the truck and put all the product away in very tight coolers. If the manager needed something done, I was the guy for the job.
Homewood at Plumcreek –
Making sure the residence of homewood's assisted living section were fed delicious and nutritious meals is the responsibility of the Dietary aids and cooks. Sometimes dietary aids had to cook food but most they assembled the food on trays and took them up to the residence and nurses to help feed the ones who needed help and washing them once they were used. I frequently put the truck away, or at least helped someone else do it. This much interaction with the residence demanded a friendly and courteous personality. Maintaing a good relationship with the staff and residence was very important.
High School Diploma
Spring Grove High School
York College of Pennsylvania
While I did not finish my bachelors degree I do hope to one day. While I was in school I had some of my photos featured in the schools art show, which was a great honor. I was also on the E-board of the Ski and Outdoor club, where I and four others organized trips such as skiing in Canada, skydiving, white water rafting and others. The club had hundreds of members we were responsible for and taking sixty people to Canada for skiing down a large mountain was one of the biggest. This club helped me to be very organized and responsible seeing how I responsible for the safety of so many other.