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Garrett Burke

Hard working,smart,and I love a challenge.

Keavy, KY

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Well to begin with I went to VOC school and obtained a combination welders diploma..Im fluent in SMAW,GMAW,GTMAW. Ive worked in a shop for several years fabricating various things,from fire truck bodies to Diesel engine stands for Caterpilar engines.Ive a good knowledge of machine tools such as endmills and lathes. I can read blueprints and perform work within a thousands of an inch.Ive worked on many projects large to small.I can do almost anything with any kind of metal. Ive also ran heavy equipment from offroad trucks to excavators.The past few years Ive worked in the logg woods, running equipment and cutting timber.I am a skilled mechanic,Ive built several engines, and rear ends.I can change virtualy any part.From small cars to heavy equipment.Ive spent a few years trimbing trees for the power company, I have a skilled knowledge of overhead powerlines, and working in ariel posistions. Im not afraid of heights.Ive performed tasks up to 120' off the ground. I love to build things and fabricate. And Im very fond of heavy equipment. I also have a class B CDL with a K restriction. I ran an ariel lift truck for Townsend tree service. Im also a professional with a chainsaw, and no stranger to hard work and bad conditions.

Work Experience

Contract Timber Cutter

Jerry Stephens Logging,Floyd Osbourne Logging,and Roark Logging
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Norma, TN
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September 2009 to Present

I ran a dozer building roads and skidding timber, I cut timber with a chainsaw.I also had the opertunity to run a timber cutting machine.I ran a grapple skidder for a breif time as well.I also did welding and mechanic work on equipment and logg trucks.

Sign Worker

Carter Sign Co.
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Woodbine, KY
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March 2009 to April 2010

I did welding and service work on many types of signs.From billboards to highrise signs.

Equipment Operator

Maggard Contracting
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London, KY
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April 2009 to September 2009

I ran a 160 Kohmatsu excavator, and a mini Takeuchi excavator, and a small case skid steer loader. I put in riff raff ditches, dugg footers for retaining walls, and loaded trucks with mulch.I also did all the routine maintanance ,and mechanicing on all the equipment and vehicles.

Nursery worker

Worley's Nursery
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Keavy, KY
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October 2008 to March 2009

Cultivating, farming, and harvesting of trees and shrubs. I ran a Case skid steer. and large John deer tractors.I also did welding and maintanance on the equipment.

Contract Timber cutter

Roark Logging
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Keavy, KY
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March 2008 to October 2008

I ran a Chainsaw.Cut down and delimbed trees for removal with a skidder.

Equipment operator

McGowan Excavating
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Faubush, KY
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June 2007 to November 2007

I operated an articulated 6wheel offroad dumptruck, a D6 Cat dozer, a D8 ccat dozer, An excavator, and a compactor or sheepfoot.I also did routene maintainance and service work on the heavy equipment.Mechanicing, welding,and I worked in the ditch laying pipe,storm and sewer lines.

Tree trimber,Bucket operator,foreman.

Townsend Tree Service
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Evansvile,IN
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January 2003 to June 2007

Climbing, trimbing, and removing trees and hazard trees around the powerlines.I was foreman of a manual climbing crew, and foreman of a bucket truck crew, I have worked several disaster releifs from ice storms, to hurricane Katrina.From this job I obtained Cpr, first aid training, and a Class B CDL.

Welder,machinist,fabricator

Metalworks INC
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Woodbine, KY
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April 1999 to January 2003

I repaired, or fabricated basicaly whatever came through the door.Our main job was to fabricate firetruck bodies for Wynn Fire equipment, and machine and fabrication work for Whayne Supply.I also done all the aluminium welding,mig or tig.

Education

High School Diploma, Combination welders diploma. in Welding

Ky Tech VOC -
London, KY

January 1995 to January 1997

Skills

Weldor,Machinist,Fabricator,Climber tree trimber,Equipment operator,mechanic,Cpr,first aid,Class B CDL