Name : kaufam7
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : Watertown, NY
Job Title Journeyman Electrician
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : My goal is to obtain gainful employment close to home and family with opportunity for advancement in my career field. I like work that is challenging, yet rewarding, requires attention to detail, utilitzes my aqcuired skills, and builds on my past experience. My ideal job would require some time in the field and some in the office, with occasional travel to other parts of the country or abroad.
Resume :  

Wind Power / Utilities / Electrical Construction 15 years combined Electrical, Mechanical, and Technical experience in Construction and O&M. Supervisor / Foreman experience.

Material Supply / Procurement 12 years combined experience in Warehousing, Inventory Control and Purchasing. Supervisor experience.

Business / Financial Management 9 years managing four home-based businesses, one year managing a retail franchise, and 9 years as church Missions Treasurer and Member of the Board. General leadership training and experience.


Major: Science & Technology (Minor in Business) Working toward a BS Degree.

Certification: Journeyman ElectricianGPA: 4.0 Equiv.

08/1987 - 12/1987 JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Watertown, NY
Degree: AA in Liberal ArtsGPA: 3.6

08/1980 - 06/1981 JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Watertown, NY
Major: Liberal Arts (Math & Science emphasis)GPA: 3.5

08/1979 - 06/1980 TRI-STATE UNIVERSITY, Angola, IN
Major: Electrical EngineeringGPA: 2.8


Experience: 21 years.
Hardware: IBM compatible PCs, and various peripheral devices.
Operating systems: Microsoft DOS and Windows (All versions).
Software: MS Word, Excel, Word Perfect, Quattro Pro, and numerous others.
Applications: Programming, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Graphics/Design, Multimedia, Internet, Communications, Networking, Accounting, Inventory Control, DCS, SCADA.
Achievements: Honored for designing and adapting programs to assist with specific job needs.


Tower Rescue Training (40 Hours), Vestas/Tractel, 2006
Advanced Commissioning and Troubleshooting (80 Hours), Vestas, 2006
Forklift (Class 7) Operator Certification (4 hours), Ives, 2006
First Aid, CPR & AED (4-8 hours), Coyne, 2001, 2003; Red Cross, 2004, 2005, 2006
Welding (30 hours), NJATC, 2003
OSHA Construction Safety & Health (30 hours), NJATC, 2001
Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment (4 hours), Betz, Inc., 1998
Generator: Normal & Abnormal Operations (20 hrs), H. Parker & Co., 1997
Power Plant Training (60 hours), MTU Data Systems, 1996
Heat Rate Improvement (12 hours), Advanced Power Principles, 1994
Fundamentals of I & C (20 hours), Process Control Specialists, 1994
Boiler Operator Training Course (40 hours), Pyropower Corp., 1992
Award of Excellence for outstanding safety, Fort Drum Cogen., 1996
Listed in Biltmore Whos Who of successful professionals, 2007-2008



Temporary Contracts - Various Employers: Penpower/Granite Services, Comms Resources, Suzlon, Clipper, FP&L, RMT/Wind Connect
Performed specialized technical services for wind farms throughout the United States through temporary contracts. Performed electrical and mechanical installations, retrofits and repairs, oversaw the work of other contractors, delegated work to contractors, inspected tower wiring, generated punch lists, gave technical advice, and assisted with energizing of underground collector system. Experience with the following wind turbines: Vestes V47 and V82, Suzlon S64 and S88, Gamesa G80, Clipper Liberty 2.5MW, and Mitsubishi 600KW. Honored for performing a life-saving tower rescue.

10/2005 9/2006 WIND SITE TECHNICIAN Vestas American Wind Technology, Portland, OR
Performed commissioning, troubleshooting, repair and service of Vestas V82 1.65MW wind turbines at the Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Lowville, NY. Extensively used technical documents, electrical schematics, and hydraulic diagrams. Performed remote monitoring and control using SCADA technology. Successfully completed many job related training courses, and was a member of the Safety Committee.


04/1999 PRESENT JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN I.B.E.W. Local 910, Watertown, NY
Performed installation, maintenance, testing, calibration, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical systems and equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial low, medium and high voltage applications. Experienced in sound, security, fire alarm, teledata, HVAC control, motor control, PLCs, and general electrical construction. Proficient in using wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics, and the National Electrical Code. Experienced foreman.


08/1990 05/1998 PLANT OPERATOR Fort Drum Cogeneration Partners, Fort Drum, NY
Operated, monitored and maintained all plant systems for three coal-fired CFB boilers supplying steam to a 55MW turbine and providing high temperature water to Fort Drum. Performed coal moisture analysis, boiler and wastewater analysis and treatment, and stack emissions monitoring and control. Utilized P&IDs extensively, and interfaced with plant systems through a Foxboro DCS. Required mechanical expertise and a thorough understanding of thermodynamics. Worked rotating shifts. Successfully completed many job related training courses, and was a member of the Safety Committee. Received a safety award.


09/1987 - 08/1990 BUYER / INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST Mercy Hospital, Watertown, NY
Placed, processed and expedited purchase orders, updated computer inventory, gathered product information, obtained competitive bids, and maintained national contracts. Created a computer automated accounting system to assist with materials management functions. Maintained a secure inventory, and assisted in shipping, receiving and distribution. Developed efficient inventory and distribution systems. Supervised storeroom personnel. Received honors for my accomplishments.

08/1984 - 06/1987 COUNTER SALES AGENT / WAREHOUSEMAN Gee Electric Company, Washington, PA
Assisted customers in the wholesale electrical products division, filled stock orders for major accounts, and assisted in warehouse duties. Gained a thorough knowledge of electrical distribution and motor control products, tools and equipment. Received letter of recommendation.

04/1982 - 04/1984 LIGHTING SPECIALIST Halley Electric Company, Watertown, NY
Managed retail lighting showroom. Gave product recommendations, and performed project planning and layout with major accounts. Also performed promotional advertising, purchasing, and inventory control functions. Supervised warehouse personnel.

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