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Safety & Vetting Coordinator

Shoreside Operations

 Andre Robinson                                                                                                

 5246 Brescia Path

Clay, NY 13041              

                                                    Objective                                                                                                                                                     Use my technical and communication skills to help your organization reach its goals.

                                      Highlights of Qualifications
Ten plus years of practical hands-on experience as a engineer/conductor/RCO including mastery of signals, rules, and safety procedures. Team player. Interested in helping teammates learn and perform at highest levels. Leadership skills. Trained men and served as squadron leader in the military. Hazmat training. Several years of petroleum inspection and chemical process operations experience. Ten plus years onboard Offshore drilling rigs/Safety Officer, Merchant Mariner/3rd Officer, Marine Surveyor/Loss Control experience with safety and emergency response expertise. Logistics/Supply background.
                                          Professional Experience
Finger Lakes Railway, Geneva, New York: August 2011 to Present
Engineer/RCO/Conductor. Certified in the safe operation of locomotives. Unmanned locomotives. Supervised the safe movement and administration of train operations.
Monitored condition of brake rigging and air lines.
Interpreted signals (hand,lantern,non-signaled territory) and convey to engineer via handheld radio. Reduce stretch braking, eliminate power braking, shutdown/isolate unneeded locomotives. Well versed in train orders, bulletins, clearances, special instructions, NORAC regulations. Switched several customers (RCO) according to waybills.
Valmont Structures, Brenham, Texas: May 2007 to October 2007
CNC Drill Operator. (Contract)
Drilled high precision quality holes in base plates that range in size from 6"x6" up to 40"x40" for primary customer, American Light Standard.
Timberrock Railroad, Silsbee/Somerville/Conroe, Texas: January 2006 to April 2007                                                                                         Conductor/Engineer. Certified in the safe operation of locomotives. 
Monitored condition of brake rigging and air lines.
Interpreted signals (hand,lantern,non-signaled and CTC territory) and conveyed to engineer.
Monitored train orders, bulletins, and safe clearances. 
Observed and communicated rules, special instructions, and GCOR regulations.
Econo-Rail Corporation, Nederland, Texas: July 2005 to January 2006
Conductor. (Contract)
Picked up and set out customer cars.
Provided switching services for local port and paper mill plant according to conductor switch list; lined and verified switch points. 
Prepared cars for transport: coupled up cars, applied hand brakes, etc. 
ITS Calebrett, Nederland, Texas: April 2004 to June 2005
Petroleum/Petrochemical Inspector.
Inspected and sampled ships, barges, shoretanks containing petroleum/petrochemical products to determine quantity, quality, and temperature. 
Worked offshore via helicopter to inspect vessel-to-vessel transfer (lighterings) of crude oil.
Saybolt, Inc., Pasadena, Texas: April 2001 to March 2004
Petroleum/Petrochemical Inspector.
Performed inspection duties at various terminals/refinery. Offshore lighterings.
Same responsibilities as with ITS Calebrett.
SGS Control Services, Deer Park, Texas: June 2000 to March 2001
Petroleum/Petrochemical Inspector.
Performed duties within the refinery.
Seco Industries, Beaumont, Texas: November 1999 to May 2000
Safety Officer/Instrument Technician. (Contract)
Monitored the safe work habits of employees while stationed on offshore oil rig.
Calibrated instruments, installed, and monitored temperature, flow, and pressure transmitters.
Keystone Shipping, Inc., Houston, Texas: Nov 2007 to Jun 2011, July to October 1999, 1998, and 1994 to 1995 
Merchant Mariner, 3rd Officer. (Contract)
Assisted senior officers in navigation/propulsion of vessel. OICNW. Monitored pump room for cargo operations during discharge, loading, and intransit. 
Assisted Captain with paperwork, safety vessel protocol, provisions, and log book entries at port of call. Assisted with the safe mooring/unmooring of vessel, anchoring of vessel. Lightering operations. LOOP operations.
DSI Offshore, Houma, Louisiana: January to June 1999 
Safety Officer. (Contract)
Monitored the safe work habits of employees while stationed onboard offshore oil rig. 
Served on Emergency Response/Fire Brigade Team, Safety Committee.
Southern Pacific Railroad, Avondale, Louisiana: May 1995 to August 1998 
Conductor. (Yard,Local,Road)
Certified Remote Control Locomotive Operator (yard classification/switching).
Monitored brake rigging and air lines. 
Interpret signals (hand,lantern,CTC, and ABS territory) and conveyed to engineer via hand held radio. Well versed in train orders, bulletins and clearances, special instructions, GCOR regulations.
Safe Con Corporation, Honolulu, Hawaii: September to December 1994
Safety Officer onboard offshore drilling rig. (Contract)
Member of Emergency Response Fire Brigade Team, Safety Committee. 
Hawaii Marine Service, Honolulu, Hawaii: March to September 1994 
Safety Officer onboard offshore drilling rig. (Contract)
US Marine Corps.: June 1989 to February 1994
Served in Infantry and Security Forces, Operation Desert Storm. Honorable Discharge. 
Squadron leader. Trained men and carried out special orders.
                         Certifications and Awards
RCO Certification, Fingerlakes Railway.
Certified Freight Road Conductor,  Fingerlakes Railway.
Locomotive Engineer Certification,  Fingerlakes Railway.
Locomotive Engineer Certification,  Timberrock Railroad.
Qualified Freight Road Conductor,  Timberrock Railroad.
Certified Freight Road Conductor,  Southern Pacific Railroad.
Certified Remote Control Locomotive Operator, Southern Pacific Railroad.                                                                                                    OICNW, unlimited tonnage near coastal or oceans,  STCW95 AII/1 operational.                                                                                          Advanced Exterior Firefighter, Level 1 course, Texas A&M University.                                                                                                       Numerous safety and injury free awards from various employers. Certified fork lift operator, payloader, and skid steer.                                   Operator of CNC machinery. Computer proficiency in software programs. (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas: 1998.                                                                                                                                  AAS degree in Process Chemical Technology, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas: 1996.                                                                                                                    BS degree in Maritime Studies, Merchant Marine Academy, Honolulu, Hawaii: 1995.                                                                                                          Diploma, Lincoln High School, Computer Science Program, Port Arthur, Texas: 1991                                                                                                    Extensive fire training, HazMat, US Marine Corps.                                                                                                                                                          First-Aid/CPR, US Marine Corps. A.I.D., Inc., Emergency Response Training (technician level), Huntsman Corporation.

Clay, NY,
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