STEVEN T. BRAFORD
4743 Haase Drive
Fair Oaks, California 95628
B.S., Industrial Arts
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
EXPERIENCE 2000 to 2002 Bangert Construction Davis, CA
Remodeled and repaired homes including bathrooms, dry rot repair, new window and floor installation, electrical and plumbing repair and installation.
1999 to 2000 Habitat for Humanity Yolo county Davis, CA
Worked both as a full time volunteer and then as a paid employee helping in the construction of 4 homes. My duties included working directly for Bert Bangert, the construction supervisor, and assisting and supervising with volunteers in all phases of construction including framing, door and window installation, siding installation plumbing and electrical work. As a paid employee my duties also included volunteer coordination and supervision.
1993 to 1998 Kenetech Windpower Livermore, CA
(6/96 - present), responsible for maximizing profit from the 41 33MVS turbines in the Altamont Pass area. Following loss of engineering support, became adept in problem-solving with a minimum of inventory and a maximum of red-tape. Developed a predictive, preventive assessment program that, under bankruptcy conditions, nonetheless accomplished 101% DPO for the first time in the Altamont. Lead staff person responsible for supervision of crews of up to ten people and maintenance of all electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems. Advised operations staff regarding most efficient and profitable use of turbines.
(1993 - 1996), Windplant job sites included Canada, India, Japan, Spain, Costa Rica, Minnesota and Palm Springs. Responsible for customs clearing, transporting, coordinating, supervising inventory and distributing material to the contractors on site. Set up local accounts and vendors for use by the operations and maintenance personnel. Supervised crew of up to 13 people. Trained and supervised turbine retrofits, including transmission grinding, and blade weighing and repair. Trained, supervised and participated in the testing and startup of windplants. Prepared all documentation reports and correspondence.
1990 to 1993 Kenetech Windpower Palm Springs, CA
Provided training and technical assistance, quality control, materials scheduling and liaison between parties constructing new 7.5 MW windplant. Responsible for physical operation, maintenance, repair and retrofit of existing windplant; training and supervision of work performed by staff, temporary employees and sub-contractors. Prepared all documentation reports and correspondence Supervised maintenance and repair of both high and low voltage components. Provided 24 hour on-call support for the windplant.
1985 to 1990 Kenetech Windpower Livermore, CA
Diagnosed, repaired and maintained wind turbines. Disassembled, inspected and repaired turbine mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, electronic and structural systems. Trained and supervised technicians. Maintained accurate inventory of tools and equipment. Completed detailed records of repairs and maintenance. Operated company vehicles and equipment in safe and efficient manner. Demonstrated ability to work safely and expediently at heights. Chosen to erect turbine on Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C. for Earth Day promotional activity.
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