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MATTHEW L.

SMITH
429 Briar Place, Belgrade, MT 59714
Cell Phone: 406-539-6211 * E-mail: ms8264d4@westpost.net
CAREER OBJECTIVE
Accomplished, perceptive, and versatile Licensed Master Electrician seeking an o
pportunity to leverage strong leadership and technical abilities, solid overseas
experience, and project management expertise in supporting an organization to a
chieve its established goals and objectives.
VALUE OFFERED
* Relationship Building - merges solid interpersonal and communication skills to
forge, nurture and maintain strong business and customer relationships. Enthusi
astically collaborates with internal colleagues to achieve established goals and
expectations.
* Knowledge and Expertise - demonstrates expertise in electrical project managem
ent, site supervision, communications, safety, estimating, personnel management,
resource planning, workflow scheduling, budget administration, cost control, an
d quality compliance.
* Team Building and Motivation - effectively communicates with and motivates tea
m members, promote an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration with an emphasis
on goal attainment.
* Customer Service - blends integrity, innovative thinking, and leadership attri
butes to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction. Optimizes service d
elivery using sound decision-making talents, critical thinking skills, and an un
wavering drive to excel.
* Competitive Drive & Strategic Thinking - personable, persuasive, and highly re
spected for project management expertise, displaying a positive leadership appro
ach, and consistently surpassing goals.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
KBR, Houston, TX, 11/09 to Present
Master Electrician Logcap III
* Directly contribute to performance by offering expertise, reliability, and con
tinuity in the electrician function, providing nightshift services to the U.S. M
ilitary in a contingency environment in Iraq.
* Provide leadership and direction to a team of foreign subcontractors in the ex
ecution of daily roles and foster a team-based environment where staff work coop
eratively to achieve common goals.
* Leverage strong technical abilities to read blueprints, test and repair electr
ical systems, and install and connect wires, ensuring the highest standards of c
ompliance and quality workmanship.
* Demonstrate an innate ability to diagnose electrical faults, troubleshoot faul
ts, repair complex electrical issues, and implement immediate corrective and pre
ventative actions.
* Enforce stringent safety procedures in all areas of the daily function and the
use of power tools including benders, wire strippers, screwdrivers, and hacksaw
s among others.
* Conduct comprehensive testing using ohmmeters and voltmeters to test connectio
ns and ensure electrical system components are safe and compatible in accordance
with company policies.
* Function as an information resource and subject matter expert to colleagues, U
.S. military personnel, and staff members regarding all electrical functions, te
sting, and troubleshooting procedures.
* Respond swiftly and decisively to handle competing priorities in a fast-paced,
time sensitive environment, earning recognition for an exemplary work ethic and
a proven record of success.
Accolade Electric, Inc., Belgrade, MT, 11/05 to 11/09
Owner / Operator
* Established and built a highly successful electrical contracting company, comp
leting small and large commercial, industrial, and residential projects for priv
ate and government clients.
* Planned and executed multiple projects simultaneously, from initial planning t
o successful conclusion, completing new construction and remodeling projects tha
t consistently exceeded client expectations.
* Utilized solid analytical skills to prepare competitive estimates and present
bids to architects, engineers, and sponsors, securing a high volume of new, repe
at, and referred business.
* Worked directly with clients to design projects in a cost-effective and high q
uality manner, displaying a proven ability to manage budgets, schedules, and res
ources in accordance with client requirements.
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* Demonstrated solid financial acumen in the planning and administration of proj
ect budgets, payroll, cost control, and expense management, minimizing expenditu
re and maximizing overall profitability.
* Supervised journeymen and apprentices in all areas of the daily operation, uti
lizing solid coaching and mentoring skills to develop a high performance team th
at worked cooperatively to achieve goals.
* Managed each project through each project phase, monitoring progress to meet a
ll quality standards, established timelines, and specification standards, provid
ing detailed reports for client review.
* Enforced safety procedures, conducted safety inspections, identified areas for
improvement, and implemented immediate corrective and preventative actions that
improved safety compliance.
* Demonstrated expertise in the installation of conduit, wire pulling, installat
ion of mechanical, soft start, and variable frequency drive motor starters, and
the installation of power systems and lighting.
* Merged vast experience with solid critical thinking skills to test and trouble
shoot various pieces of equipment, working in hazardous locations, and time sens
itive environments to achieve project goals.
* Obtained all required licensing and permits in accordance with local and state
legislation and improved net profitability on an annual basis, before completin
g the successful sale of the company.
Armitage Electric, Bozeman, MT, 11/00 to 11/05
Apprentice to Journeymen Electrician
* Managed a complex daily workload with responsibility for the preparation of co
mpetitive estimates for residential, commercial, and industrial projects for pri
vate and government clients.
* Forged, nurtured, and maintained loyal client relationships and provided the h
ighest standards of service and support, improving the value and volume of repea
t and referred projects.
* Planned and executed numerous small and large construction and remodeling proj
ects, working closely with clients to design systems that achieved client goals
and expectations.
* Supervised a workforce that included journeymen, apprentices, and laborers, en
suring the highest levels of efficiency, productivity, and quality during the co
mpletion of all projects.
* Skillfully installed conduit, lighting, power systems, and motor controls; bid
for, planned, and executed a new sewer plant.
* Exercised outstanding interpersonal and analytical talents to provide timely a
nd effective resolutions to complex customer concerns and problems without loss
of client goodwill or risk of further escalation.
Earlier Professional Experience...
Apprentice, Atlas Electric, Big Sky, MT, 12/99 to 08/00
Apprentice, Shelton Electric, Anchorage, AK, 10/98 to 11/99
Kitchen Remodeler, Cabinet Doctors, Anchorage, AK, 1997 to 1998
Laborer, Holtran, Butte, MT, 1995 to 1997
EDUCATION
Project Management Certificate, Boston University, Boston, MA, Completion date J
uly 31, 2010
Instrumentation and Controls, Orion Technical Training, 3 day class scheduled fo
r November 8, 2010 to November 10, 2010
Journeyman Electrician Studies, North Dakota State Whapeton, ND, 2003
High School Diploma, Anaconda High School, Anaconda, MT, 1990
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Volunteer, Coach Kids Baseball Team

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Office Suite: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Email Applications, a
nd Internet Applications