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Charles Dicken

Maintenance Technician - Ehrmann's Arizona Dairy

Laveen, AZ

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Work Experience

Maintenance Technician

Ehrmann's Arizona Dairy
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Casa Grande, AZ
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December 2013 to Present

Provide maintenance on all Facilities Equipment including chillers, air handlers, boilers etc. 
• Maintain conveyor systems with high speed markers and x-ray equipment 
• Maintain all packaging and filler equipment 
• Maintain, troubleshoot, replace all pumps, motors and VFDs (3 phase, 480VAC) 
• Maintain the CIP and RO Water System 
• Provide equipment support through Metal Fabrication, Machining, and TIG Welding

Owner

Dicken's Family Farm, LLC
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Laveen, AZ
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January 2011 to Present

Engaged in the acquisition and sale of many different types of farm animals 
• Produce 150 dozen eggs a week in sales 
• Provide other local farms and homestead owners with welding and machining services

Automation Project and Maintenance Manager

MICROSEMI CORPORATION
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Scottsdale, AZ
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August 1997 to April 2011

Scottsdale, AZ 
 
Automation Project and Maintenance Manager 
• Provided Project Management services in compliance with PMI standards in regards to In-house New Equipment build projects and Rebuilds 
• Provided the coordination services required for the acquisition of new equipment 
• Was personally engaged in the hands-on repairs and rebuilds of all production equipment. 
• Actively managed a maintenance team of electro/mechanical engineering technicians for all production equipment repairs and services. 
• Built and introduced our own robotic equipment on many of the production lines, savings the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
• Prepared Presentations and Submitted reports on departmental maintenance activities, resources, projects and budgets 
• Developed my own CMMS system that was specifically tailored to our business saving thousands of dollars over the purchase of an off the shelf product. 
• Provided all programming services for the manufacturing department's Robotic and PLC operated equipment 
• Successfully merged two maintenance departments into one to provide a reduced but more effective maintenance team.

Field Service Engineer

COMGRAPHICS CORP
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Phoenix, AZ
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October 1994 to August 1997

Repaired and installed micrographic equipment, including step and repeat cameras and digital imaging systems, at onsite customers locations 
• Setup and maintained archived document databases for customers who had purchased our digital imaging systems

Machinist

METRO MANUFACTURING
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Phoenix, AZ
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July 1992 to October 1994

Operated CNC and manual mills and lathes

Machinist

OHLINGER INDUSTRIES, INC
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Phoenix, AZ
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June 1990 to July 1992

Operated CNC lathe and Horizontal CNC mill to machine components for the aerospace industry

Education

Certificate in Project Management Certification

University of Arizona

Associates in Electronics

DEVRY UNIVERSITY -
Phoenix, AZ

Skills

PLC and HMI programming, Maintenance Management, Inventory Management, Project Management, Maching and Welding Services, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Maintenance, Electrical and Electronic Repairs and Installation, Equipment moving and acquistion, Robotics, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, AutoCad