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James C. Robinson 217 E. Cranberry Lane, Greenville, South Carolina 29615 Telephone: (864) 675-9668 / Alt. Phone: (864) 270-5344 / E-Mail: Experienced Gas Turbine Technical Professional seeking a challenging position utilizing skills and experience in any combination of the following areas: ◙ Project Management ◙ Technical Advisor ◙ Installation and Maintenance Technician ◙Purchasing and Inventory Control Profile: • Background encompasses extensive professional technical experience in the following key positions of responsibility: Operations Leader; Project Lead; Router; MRP/Buyer; Process Planner; Production Quality Engineer; Production Engineer; Welder. • Strengths: Proven technical skills; team player (works well with others); highly responsible; dependable; self-motivated; skilled at multi-tasking; excellent communication/interpersonal skills; strong work ethic; positive attitude – brings enthusiasm to daily tasks; bilingual (conversational Chinese). • Computer experience: Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Access; Internet, Minitab Areas of Expertise: ● Gas Turbine Manufacturing ● Casing Build Up ● Vertical Assembly of Casings ● Complete Unit Assembly of all Frame Sizes ● Troubleshooting/Problem Solving ● Reviewing Compressor, Turbine and Seal ● Monitoring Test Runs of Turbines Clearances ● Redesign ● Supervising Personnel (Delegating Duties) ● Performance Evaluations ● Reducing Costs ● Buying/Purchasing ● Training Personnel ● Pac Case and Field Service Notice ● Six Sigma Projects Resolution ● Technical Writing ● Standard Operating Procedures ● General Methods & Specific Methods ● Writing Quality Documentation ● Shop Routings (Job Instructions) ● Production Quality Engineering ● Operating Mobile Cranes & Overhead Cranes ● ASME Certified Pipe Welder (250 Tons) Selected Accomplishments: • MRP/Buyer: Won two corporate awards for diversity. • Project Lead: Worked on Six Sigma project that reduced the cost by $67K per unit. Education: • Completed 100 hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Management • Completed 4-year Vocational Apprenticeship • Completed Six Sigma Training • Completed numerous Management Courses • Completed several Negotiation Classes Certifications: • CPIM Certification from APICS Professional Experience: ► General Electric 1981 to Present Greenville, South Carolina (Large Gas Turbines – 1987-6/22\2009) • Extensive knowledge of GE large Gas Turbines including LMS100, 5001, 5002, 7EA, 7FA, 7FB, 9E, 9FA, 9FB, 7H and 9H units. • 5 years as Supervisor of Gas Turbine Assembly. • 5 years as Process Planner for Assembly Operations. • Production Quality Engineer • Production Engineer. Project Leader • Responsible for casing build-up, vertical assembly of the casings and the complete unit assembly of all frame sizes. • Responsible for troubleshooting problems. • Reviewed compressor, turbine and seal clearances. • Resolved drawing problems. • Corrected problems found during the test runs of the turbine. • Supervised 54 direct reports and 2 First Line Hourly Supervisors. • Completed performance evaluations. • Assigned/delegated duties. Project Lead (Redesign of the 9E Accessory Base) • Six Sigma Project reduced the cost by $67K per unit. • During the redesign, supervised four GE Design Engineers working and a drafting team in India that completed 100% of the drafting. MRP/Buyer • Negotiated contracts (domestic and international). Router • Technical writing. • Wrote standard operating procedures (SOPs). • Specific methods and general methods. • Wrote quality documentation. • Wrote shop routings (job instructions). Special Projects • Led a team of trainers in China to teach Chinese workers to assemble 9FA turbines. • Supervised six assemblers (trainers) from the Greenville Plant. • Trained the Chinese staff on GE’s quality system and the documentation required to certify a gas turbine for passage of title. • Utilized extensive experience in Pac case and field service notice resolution. (Welding – 1981 to 1987) Welder • Welder on various construction projects including 6 nuclear power plants. • ASME Certified Pipe Welder. • Operated mobile cranes as well as overhead cranes (250 tons). • Rigging Foreman and Pipefitting Foreman.

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Greenville, SC