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Able Seaman

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew

To whom it may concern,

I am a U.S. Navy veteran and Seamanship Certificate graduate of Clatsop Community College looking for a maritime job which takes advantage of the skills and technical abilities acquired during (5) years of service as a submarine maintenance technician, (3) years of diesel repair and shipyard experience and (2) years as a deckhand/engineer.

An opportunity to advance my maritime career, while contributing to the organization that allows me to showcase my work ethic, reliability and adaptability.  

The knowledge I have acquired while furthering my maritime education and the practical on the job experience I have received from naval and civilian shipboard employment make me a strong candidate for an entry level position.

I have a Valid T.W.I.C. Passport and MMC.

Endorsement courses completed at Clatsop Community College

Basic safety-first aid/CPR/basic fire fighting

Tankerman PIC


Unlimited Radar Observer


Thank you for your time and consideration,


Graduated from Southwest High School, Minneapolis, MN                 June, 2005

       Basic Enlisted Submarine School/ Auxiliary Maintenance                  August, 2006

       Submarine Diesel Engine Maintenance                                             June, 2007

       Maritime Environmental Research Training Station                            CURRENT

       (Clatsop Community College)

Work experience:

American Waterways Inc. (Portland Spirit) April 2014- Present


  • Maintenance, cleanliness, operation, and preservation of  diesel machinery and generators, various pumps, motors and associated equipment

  • Operation and upkeep of ship’s sanitary system

  • General cleanliness and preservation of ship’s interior

  • Act as lookout

  • Thorough knowledge of safety equipment

  • Ability to direct emergency response

  • Demonstrate good leadership and ability to perform under pressure

  • Delegate, instruct and assist junior crew in performance of routine duties and tasks

  • Identify and address safety and maintenance projects as they arrive and file concise repair reports accurately describing repairs implemented and/or the materials needed to initiate repairs

  • Handle lines to moor and get boat underway

M/V Forerunner October 2014- Present


  • Assist operator in preparing for underway, tending deck duties while underway and securing vessel

  • Operating deck machinery- Deck crane and winch

  • Assist with passenger and student safety and drills

  • Assist charters with the handling of equipment and gear

Christensen Shipyard LTD.November 2012- January 2014


  • Take direction from Mechanical shop foreman on daily tasks and assignments

  • Analyze blueprints and engineering drawings to determine placement for equipment and bracketry

  • Fabricate and install bracketry and mounting for various marine equipment

  • Use hand and power tools including drill presses and lathe to fabricate custom parts for yacht manufacture

  • Main engine and shaft alignment experience (MTU)

  • Install and plumbing of hot water heaters and water purification systems

  • Custom fabrication of fuel filter manifolds for main engine and Diesel generators

  • Fabrication, design and installation of generator exhaust particulate filters and piping

  • Complete all assigned tasks in a timely and professional manor

Reviva Remanufacturing                   August 2011- June 2012

New product assembly

  • Assemble CAT model 3126/C7

  • Troubleshoot engine defaults based on DYNO testing results

  • Recommend and update operating procedure to increase efficiency

  • Complete engine builds in quality and timely manner to meet customer demand

  • Maintain cleanly and organized workplace to ensure safety and optimal production

J.J. Taylor distribution      May 2011- August 2011

3rd shift Supplemental warehouse labor                  

  • Assists with day to day warehouse operations

  • Operates various equipment to fill out orders

  • Performs tasks as assigned by the warehouse supervisor

  • Builds pallet orders based on order forms      

  • Operate forklift and electric/manual pallet jack

United States Navy                                                         January 2006 – January 2011  

US Navy – USS Bremerton (SSN698)

Machinist Mate, Apprentice                                          August 2006 – September 2008

  • Responsible for general maintenance and preservation of auxiliary mechanical equipment and spaces

  • Worked under supervision accomplishing maintenance tasks

  • Studied mechanical drawing and blueprint interpretation and comprehension

  • Stood Helmsman and lookout watch

US Navy – USS Bremerton (SSN698)

Machinist Mate, Senior Apprentice                            August 2008 – September 2009

  • Supervised junior personnel during maintenance activities

  • Verified proper parts, tools, and testing requirements were met as per technical manuals and drawings

  • As ship’s diesel technician oversaw the planning and maintenance for all parts of the ship’s diesel operations

US Navy – USS Bremerton (SSN698)

Machinist Mate, Auxiliary                                               September 2009 – January 2011

  • Senior leader in the auxiliary work center responsible for planning and coordination of preventative maintenance items on auxiliary machinery equipment

  • Trained junior personnel on system knowledge

  • Supervised five junior personnel in a work center


US Navy Good Conduct Medal

Navy Expeditionary Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Sea Service Deployment Medal

Submarine Warfare Qualified

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Portland, Oregon,
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