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highly effective professional with construction and management experience, exploring career opportunities to utilize supervisory, project management, operations, trade oversight and communications/organizational abilities in a challenging assignment.
ø over two decades of construction industry experience.
ø upcoming b.s., engineering.
ø strong technical knowledge and leadership ability.
ø background in diverse international projects covering all facets of construction including materials, cost estimating, crew supervision and work scheduling.
ø expertise in blueprints, job layouts and updated building codes.
ø strength in in-depth inspections.
ø adept in complex project management and coordination
ø experienced superintendent and site manager.
ø knowledgeable in equipment maintenance, logistics and quality.
ø strong focus on safety and regulatory compliance.
ø record of progression to positions of wide-ranging responsibility and authority.
ø proven background in training and directing trade/technical crews.
ø particular knowledge of mining, energy and manufacturing sectors.
ø in-depth experience in completing ambitious projects on-time and at-cost.
ø extensive involvement with workflow, policy/procedures and effective scheduling.
ø proficient in advanced software applications.
ø crane, fork lift and heavy equipment operator certifier and trainer.
ø well-organized multi-tasker.
aker solutions, kvaerner au-bgm gold mine, boddington, western australia 2009 - present
tasked with management and completion of $3bb gold mining project for turn-over to newmont metals.
coordinate finish construction, commissioning and any project extras necessary for finalization.
aker solutions, kvaerner usa-rio tinto, kennecott copper concentrator, salt lake city, utah 2007 - 2009
assigned to $120mm upgrade projects at kucc concentrator.
orchestrated construction, commissioning and turn-over of pebble crushing circuit and new technology scavenger column circuit.
facilitated demonstration of existing plant and new plant construction of mechanical scavenger circuit.
project successfully completed and turned-over on-schedule and at-budget.
aker kvaerner bowen, kvaerner australia
bhp queensland nickel refinery, yabulu, australia 2006 - 2007
area commission manager
achieved rapid promotion to area commissioning manager after initial assignment as commissioning engineer.
provided leadership and coordination or multiple groups including owner s team, transition team and commissioning engineers.
originated commission plans for existing plants and new/additional facilities covering planning and scheduling of all activities,
effectively commissioned utilities, waste water treatment plant, mcc and building foundations.
ensured proper completion of refining stills, bag-houses with equipment including thickeners, conveyors, pumps and motors.
delivered turn-over to client on-time and at-cost.
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fluor industrial services, fluor corporation, kennecott utah copper, magna, ut 2002 - 2006
senior maintenance manager
initially recruited as shift supervisor and attained rapid promotion to senior maintenance manager.
oversaw maintenance operations for flash smelting/flash converting furnaces.
directed up to 700 skilled mechanical/electrical technicians, contractors and apprentices.
coordinated operations in close support of other operations departments.
ensured compliance with all company policies with strong focus on safety.
initiated work flow process & performance indicator program key to continuous process improvement.
performed results-focused team building and development.
managed all facets of project coordination, planning and timely completion.
conducted employee performance evaluations with personal improvement plans.
worked closely with engineers/managers to achieve on-going cost control.
achieved objectives in well-regarded preventative/predictive maintenance strategies.
petersen manufacturing and engineering inc., field service division, farr west, utah 2001 - 2002
field service supervisor
retained to conduct project planning and completion of field installations, repairs and modifications.
successfully trained and managed multi-crafted maintenance technicians and welders.
coordinated with engineers and corporate managers to achieve cost-effective and timely completion.
monitored and controlled multiple projects from planning through completion.
administered installation/removal of silos, conveyor systems and mechanical drives.
championed effective modification of material handling hoppers and transport systems.
initiated and rolled-out portable material hopper.
upgraded and facilitated relations among all project participants.
prior to 2001, served as construction manager and multi-crafted maintenance technician/millwright, georgia-pacific corporation; was a self-employed journeyman millwright; served n.a.p.t.e.c. clearfield, ut, as a multi-crafted mechanical/electrical maintenance technician.
these assignments built outstanding green-field construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, supervisory and project management skill sets. for georgia-pacific, was key player in most successful plant start-up in company history, a $100mm project on fast-track schedule completed in under a year and paying for itself in 45 days.
university of phoenix, online
maintenance manager certification, ddi management, crane operator certifier
performance training associates, inc.
industrial training inc.
siemens 555 plc training program
life cycles inc.
mp2 and planner/scheduler training
magnatech drives, programming and troubleshooting, ifix touch screens programming
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cover letter text
hiring agent name
city, state zip code
i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a construction/operations management capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. in advance, i thank you for your time and consideration.
as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include over 20 years of progressively responsible project management in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. to complement this background, i possess demonstrated expertise in project planning, commissioning, scheduling, task prioritization, work assignments, quality control and safety for multi-million dollar projects, as well as strong analytical, problem-solving and managerial capabilities. as an employee, you will find me to be an enthusiastic and disciplined team player, committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance.
i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future to further discuss my areas of experience and expertise that would be a contribution to your organization.
michael n. wixon
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