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CV, Experienced Logistics And Freight Management Professional

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 32909
(07/07/1966, male)
List top 5 skills: chilean business pratices, logistics, maintenance, mechanics, regriferated container freight, transportation
Short Bio:

American expat residing in Chile with definitive residency and 7 years experience in ocean freight, including customs clearing and exporting in both South America and West Africa (including refrigerator containers) With a US university degree in International Relations. coupled with a very detail oriented and analytical mind and an uncanny ability to see potential hurdles and thus formulate plans in advance.

Current location: 

Región del Bío Bío, Chile - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Transport and Logistics, General Management

Spoken languages: 

English and conservational Spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Chile

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Chile, United States



Education

Bachelor Degree
Georgia State University 1996
Major: International Relations

 

Professional Experience

Silk Road Imports (Co Founder)
July 2011 to Present

Importing coffee from Malaysia to Chile.

Set up the purchasing and transportation channels. Currently the exclusive distributor for Ali Café in Chile. Preparing LCL containers and export & import documentation. (Certificates of origin, bills of lading, invoices, health certificates, etc.)

Assisted in setting up the distribution channels and anchor locations (ongoing project), with the result to cover the entire southern portion of Chile from Santiago to Puerto Montt.

Assisted in establishing the licensing and product inscription with the Chilean government.

Import customs clearing.

Truck Mechanic, ITT Exelis, Kuwait
December 2013 to June 2014

Serviced and repaired both commercial and military lifting equipment including cranes and forklifts.

Diagnosed electrical, mechanical and hydraulic problems, and repaired the faults.

Parts ordering and inventory.

Shipboard Heavy Equipment Lead Mechanic (USNS Charlton)
Honeywell International: Japan & South Korea & Marshal Islands
September 2011 to December 2012

A U.S. Government/Navy Owned ship (69,000tons)

Duties:

• Inspected and repaired & serviced and load tested various cargo/equipment such as portable generator sets, CAT & Cummins & Perkins engines, dual stage high pressure air compressors, hydraulic deck equipment, refer containers.

• Trouble shoot and repaired hydraulic systems including valves, cylinders, hydraulic pumps and motors.

• Prepared the weekly reports (as temp supervisor).

• Prepared the weekly timesheets for the crew (as temp supervisor).

Achievements:

• Directing the repairs of hydraulic equipment that had been on loaded in an inoperable condition and returning that equipment to full operation.

Truck Mechanic
Mantech International: Afghanistan.
July 2010 to June 20Duties:

• Servicing engines, brake and hydraulic systems including rams, cylinders, motors and pumps.

• Rebuilding starter motors, air compressors, and pumps & repairing hydraulic and pneumatic systems and both manual and automatic transmissions. Diagnosing and repairing electrical circuits and systems.

• Data entry and reports.

Achievements:

• Always able to complete the jobs on schedule without having access to all the required parts.

Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
ITT Systems: Iraq
December 2007 to October 2009

Duties:

• Complete overhauling and refurbishment of transmissions and brake systems.

• Overhauling and repairs/services of CAT heavy equipment, Perkins and Cummins diesel engines, transmissions, electrical systems, HVAC systems, etc.

• Using multi meters, scanners, download fault codes to repair the problems and providing electronic upgrades via software packages.

Achievements:

• Using analytical skills to diagnose mechanical/electrical problems and not just replacing parts until eventually solving the problem.

Equipment Mechanic
Kellog Brown Root: Afghanistan
April 2006 to September 2007

Duties:

• Maintained various equipment such as CAT heavy equipment, Sullivan dual stage air compressors, portable generators, and hydraulic lifting equipment.

• Serviced engines and cooling systems.

• Repaired electrical and hydraulic faults.

• Repaired oil coolers and set engine valves.

Transport and Logistics Manager
Kawamura LLC: Ghana
March 2004 to March 2006

Duties:

• Supervised a team of 8 Ghanaian nationals.

• Responsible for the importation and maintenance of construction equipment.

• Arranging for the transportation of equipment to various remote job sites.

• Worked with the various legal and government offices of Ghana to make sure everything was in compliance with Ghana law.

• Custom clearing equipment and parts for the ports of Tema and Takoradi.

• Preparing the cost/expenses/income reports.

Achievements:

• Able to custom clear equipment from the ports of Tema and Takoradi Ghana in 5 business days without paying bribes. No small accomplishment in tropical Africa.

• Taught my team how to think analytically concerning problem solving skills. Also, I learned when to apply Western logic to solve a problem and when to apply African logic to solve a problem considering the location.

Shift Manager & Service Writer
S&B Truck Service, Kent Washington
March 2002 to Feb 2004

Responsible for the daily maintenance of various regional truck fleets including ABF, USF, Office Depot, etc. Also was able to bill approximately 125% of the shifts time on flat rate. We were productive!

• Preparing invoices for the equipment leasing companies and coordinating the purchase orders.

• Supervised 25 mechanics 25, 2 part attendants and 1 parts runner and assigning the work load/jobs.

• Preparing the daily/nightly job hour reports.

• Customer Service and billing.