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James Beers

Mechanical Technician at Nova Bus

Ellenburg Depot, NY


Work Experience

Mechanical Technician

Nova Bus

June 2010 to Present (6 years, 1 month)

Plattsburgh, NY 
This is a division of Volvo Bus responsible for the assembly and distribution of Low Floor System transit buses. 
• Write and update required production documentation 
• Support production with assembly issues 
• Implement and ensure follow-up of problems 
• Participate and carry out various projects and perform work as requested by the supervisor 
• Review and update drawings using Autodesk Inventor & SmarTeam programs

Group Leader

Nova Bus
Plattsburgh, NY

May 2009 to June 2010 (1 year, 1 month)

• Responsible for recovery assembly of buses to prepare for customer inspection and delivery 
• Oversee and train personnel in quality and effective assembly procedures 
• Troubleshoot mechanical and assembly issues as they arise

Field Engineer

Noble Environmental Power
Churubusco, NY

June 2007 to January 2009 (1 year, 7 months)

This national developer, builder and operator of windparks based in Essex, CT was founded in 2004 in response to the demand for clean, renewable sources of energy. 
• Follow & document progress of wind turbine construction 
• Onsite quality control of wind park progression 
• Involved with the inspection of turbines for turnover 
• Train personnel in TracTel High Angle Rescue & Climbing Safety

Asst. Dir. of Operations

Home Bistro Foods

October 2006 to June 2007 (8 months)

Plattsburgh, NY 
With headquarters based in Plattsburgh, NY this company offers chef prepared gourmet food for delivery throughout the United States. 
• Oversaw picking, packing & shipping of orders to ensure prompt delivery 
• Supervised & directed employees 
• Utilized computer systems to generate orders, control inventories & ship packages via UPS 
• Assisted in other departments as needed (Receiving & machine maintenance)

Terminal Operator

Duke Energy Field Services
Auburn, ME

October 2003 to October 2006 (3 years)

Duke Energy is an internationally involved company that is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and is one of the largest providers of gas and electric services in the United States. 
• Oversaw propane transfer from railcars to holding tanks & switching cars 
• Was responsible for loading wholesale transports for distribution 
• Operated computer systems for paperwork 
• Provided routine maintenance of equipment

Maintenance Leadman

RTS Packaging, LLC
Scarborough, ME

October 1996 to October 2003 (7 years)

RTS Packaging, LLC, headquartered in Norcross, GA, specializes in the design and manufacture of fiber partitions and paperboard components. 
• Scheduled repairs & rebuilds on paperboard converting equipment 
• Problem solved & repaired both electrical & mechanical issues 
• Ensured machinery was in optimal condition for production 
• Repaired parts through machining, fabrication & ordering replacements 
• Operated computers for purchasing & communicating with PLC driven machinery 
• Supervised production of the paperboard converting process 


International Chimney Corp
Kittanning, PA

1994 to 1996 (2 years)

Communications Installer 
412- 543-3043 Electrician


Redmond, WA

1992 to 1994 (2 years)

Crew Leadman


Certificate of Completion in Volvo Leadership

Volvo Corporation -
Plattsburgh, NY

January 2010 to January 2011

Trainer's Cerification in Work at Heights Safety Instruction

Altezza Contracting, Inc. -
Sweetwater, TX

January 2007 to January 2007

Certificate of Completion in Tig Welding

New England Sch. of Metalwork -
Auburn, ME

January 2003

Technician Certificate in Autoomotive Repair

International Correspondence Sch -
Lincoln, IN

January 1997 to January 1999

Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine -
Orono, ME

1985 to 1986

Diploma in High School

South Aroostook Comm. Sch -
Island Falls, ME


CPR & First Aid Certification in Heartsaver First Aid

NENY EMS Educational Corporation -
Clinton County, NY

January 2008


Autodesk operations. Inventor Design