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RssHVAC Mechanical Construction Foreman and I'm Lovin' It!

I am seeking a position with a reputable HVAC Mechanical Contractor who is need of a quality field foreman or superintendent who is willing to me put my administrative and people skills to work for his well being. Would also love position as entry level project manager for a mechanical contractor or for electronics,communications,networking contractor. I am beginning school part time again this fall. Goal is to complete B.S. in project management, business management. I have extensive electronic,computer technology background and 18 years in mechanical contracting (AC & Htg). A position with a building controls contractor with will lead to foreman's position, eventually promoting into project management.

Project Manager

Houston, TX

About Me

Industry:

Information Technology

Occupation:

Project Manager

Ideal Companies:

Trane, TD Industries, Sun Micro Sys, Cisco
 

Education level:

Associate

Will Relocate:

Yes

Location:

Houston, TX

Work Experiences

6/2008 - 12/2008

Southern Mechanical Systems

Manager

  • Supervised daily activities of all company subcontractors and employees on multiple job sites ,including duct work installers, pipe fitters, insulators, building controls, air balance techs and vendor reps. Worked closely with other trade foreman and superintendents coordinating various activities. Communicated job status, problems, resolutions and requirements to SMI management through daily progress reports, emails and verbal communications. Scheduled and coordinated planning of various vendor technical rep activities to maintain project schedules . Attended meetings of general contractor, site superintendents, architects, engineers and other owner reps reporting job status, problems, resolutions, personnel requirements and coordinating other trades with our requirements where possible. Prepared material takeoffs for all DX system materials. Installed DX system refrigerant piping as well as all phases of RTU installation, computer room Liebert units, directed the assembly and construction of large air handling units, rooftop unit installations, install, test, align and startup loop pumps, VAVs, CAVs, VFDs, work on cooling tower construction, test and check all loop valves, sensors, modulators, dampers primary sensors and controls for startup. Ultimately responsible for commissioning of complex engineered HVAC systems. Performed service and warranty repair, performed and supervised punch list at job completion. Responsible through out the project for recognizing and correcting conflicts in design or construction including the identification of problems or potential problems and assisting appropriate parties in resolving design issues when they arose.

6/2007 - 3/2008

Lakewood Mechanical Inc

Manager

  • Supervised LMI subcontractors coordinated project activities on a day to day basis. Maintained daily communication with the various subs to communicate progress, scheduling, lead times, technical problems and 0solution. Attended meetings with owners, engineers, architects, general contractors and other interested parties. Responsible for final inspection approval. Paid strict attention to job specifications, manufacturer’s recommendations including installation protocol , test methodology and technical parameters specified. Worked with foreman, field superintendent, general contractors and design engineers as liaison between management and field supervisors for pipe fitting crews, duct installation crews, and welders on daily basis to assure the construction of the HVAC chill water environmental systems. Oversaw daily activities of all company employees on various job sites. Subs included insulators, building controls, air balance techs and vendor reps. Worked closely with other trade foreman and superintendents coordinating various activities to prevent trades from running into each other and causing bottle necks. Communicated job status problems, resolutions and requirements to LMI project management through verbal and written communications Maintained detailed activity journals, notes of meetings and various other contact information of potential value. . Scheduled and coordinated planning of various vendor technical rep activities to maintain project schedules . Attended meetings of general contractor, site superintendents, architects, engineers and other owner reps reporting job status, problems, resolutions, personnel requirements and coordinating other trades with our requirements where possible. Prepared material takeoffs for all DX system materials. Installed DX system refrigerant piping as well as all phases of RTU installation, computer room Liebert units, directed the assembly and construction of large air handling units, rooftop unit installations, install, test, align and startup loop pumps, VAVs, CAVs, VFDs. Worked on cooling tower construction, test and start up , verified building automation (tower loop sensors and controls) was correct for ambient temps and schedules. Checked all loop valves, sensors, modulators, both mechanical and electronic. Verified dampers primary sensors and controls for startup. Ultimately responsible for commissioning of complex engineered HVAC systems. Performed service and warranty repair, performed and supervised punch list at job completion. Responsible through out the project for recognizing and correcting conflicts in design or construction including the identification of and assisting appropriate parties in resolving design issues when they arose. Kept track of subcontractor hours and personnel on site, the progress made by each on a daily and weekly basis which was reported Project Manager and Superintendent.

12/2005 - 3/2007

State of Texas

Individual Contributor

  • Plan and coordinate daily activities for self and 3 other techs in remedial and preventative maintenance for building air conditioning, heating, refrigeration units, building controls, ventilation install equipment and equipment upgrades

10/2003 - 12/2005

All American Heating and Air

Contractor / Freelance

  • General manager of contractor's business, managing service, installations and sales department, prepared bids, estimator, made customer care visits, developed new growth strategies.

1/2002 - 9/2003

Krug and Assoc.

Manager

  • Managed all aspects of construction projects. Supervised multiple crews in field ranging from painters, carpenters, plumbing and AC crews and subs. Estimator for project bids, prepare material list and order. Track vendors and subs, kept personal records, made hiree and fire decsions

5/2001 - 12/2001

Sala Air Conditiong

Individual Contributor

  • remedial and preventative maintenance of residential and light commercial air conditioning equipment. Install new equipment, change outs, prepare site surveys assist other techs as technical support as needed

1/2000 - 4/2001

Pegnato and Pegnato

Individual Contributor

  • remedial and preventative maintenance of commercial HVAC equipment. travel nationally providing support to territories requiring help. Prepare daily reports on all activities, service estimates, expense accounting, prepare work reports onf service for each individual national accounts customer.

2/1994 - 12/1999

All American Heating and Air

Contractor / Freelance

  • Routine activities in the day to day operation of mechanical contractor business. Prepare estimates, establish inventory and services pricing, supervise service techs, new business development, marketing strategies, prep commercial bids, consult on design builds

Education

1994

Trade School Degree

Cooper Lindsey

  • Air Conditioning and Heating

1988

Specialist Degree

Dallas Baptist University

  • Business Mgmt

1979

Specialist Degree

North Texas State University

  • Computer Science and Electronics

1976

Associate Degree

Control Data Institute

  • Computer Science and Electronics

1974

Associate Degree

Lee College

  • Assoc. Arts

1971

High School/GED Degree

Sunset High School, Dallas

  • high school coarse work

Skills

Skill Rating
Copper pipe fitting, job takeoffs, material order, vendor management, OEM equipment compliance, subcontractor supervision, address issues with all parties while maintaining the best interests of employer as well as those of the customer. StarStarStar
Install repair and maintain electrical systems, drive motors, and controls to 480 VAC 3 phase Installation and maintenance of sophisticated electro-mechanical systems, including computer systems, networks, data acquisition, biomedical equipment, flight si StarStarStar
Electronics and computer hardware background including troubleshooting and repair of complex digital systems, proficient in computer hardware installation and configuration, proven hardware troubleshooting skills also proficient in MS Windows, 95, 98, XP, StarStarStar
Able to collect, organize, asses and communicate information to various parties in an understandable format. StarStarStar
Exceptional organizational skills, able to communicate effectively with professionals all level of management as well as general labor force. StarStarStar
Motivated self starter with “old school” work ethic, does what ever is necessary to accomplish the goal or task. StarStarStar
excellent customer relations skills as well as people skills able to negotiate through challenging situations successfully StarStarStar
leadership and management positions including mechanical and construction job foreman StarStarStar
wide range of experience in HVAC including CWP, environmental controls, EMS, DX installation, many ancillary devices of modern complex mechanical air conditioning systems. StarStarStar

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