My Resume

I thought I would put my resume out in the wild. I am working with WorkSource for a job search. -JJ

Julian J Thomas
PO BOX 44608
Tacoma, WA 98448 United States
Day Phone: 2537204881 - Ext:
Email: vajobs@027esc.com
Availability:
Job Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Desired locations:
United States - WA - Tacoma
Work Experience:
Swift Transportation
2200 S. 75th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043 United States

07/2002 - 10/2019
Hours per week: 50
Truck Driver
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Truck Driver 07/05 - 09/06
Using a computer, I was dispatched, pickup loads and deliver them to the customer on time while adhering to DOT regulations; maintained my own equipment including some minimal repair. I kept my dispatcher informed of my progress and advised them of any problems when they came up.

09/03 - 09/05 - Light Duty
Logged trucks out of the security gate. Took in loads transferred to the terminal, processed the paperwork and updated the AS/400 to reflect the current load status. Passed out load paperwork. Assisted drivers in resolving any issues that I could.

09/05 – 06/09 ECT
Ran the terminal unassisted.
Performed minor repairs on trucks and trailers.
Promote safety with every interaction with drivers.
Resolve load targets and ensure on-time delivery.
Move loads to different trucks to ensure on-time delivery.
Communicated to the customer when on-time delivery was improbable.
Help drivers through an emergency situation (crash).
Route drivers around highway closures.

06/09 – 11/11 Driver Manager
Work with drivers to be successful while staying safe and legal.
Reviewed crashes with drivers and sought out what steps they could have taken to prevent the crash.
Resolved payroll issues.

11/11 – 10/19
Returned to the ECT Position.
Trained others in the ECT duties as the terminal grew.
Promote safety with every interaction with drivers.
Resolve load targets and ensure on-time delivery.
Move loads to different trucks to ensure on-time delivery.
Communicated to the customer when on-time delivery was improbable.
Help drivers through an emergency situation (crash).
Route drivers around highway closures.
Watkins & Sheppard Trucking (Out of business)
1500 Blaine
Helena, MT 59601 United States

06/2001 - 06/2002
Hours per week: 70
Truck Driver
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
I was dispatched, pickup loads and delivered them to the customers on time while adhering to DOT regulations. I maintained my equipment including some minimal repair. I kept my dispatcher informed of my progress and advised them of any problems when they came up.
Net Conversions (Out of Business)
Unknown
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

09/2000 - 01/2001
Hours per week: 50
System Administrator
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Systems Administrator for startup dot com. Installation and maintenance of Windows 2000 Workstation and Server both onsite and at a co-location. Installed and configured Windows 2000 Terminal Server for easy remote support. Servers were on a Dell PowerEdge platform. Maintained F5 BIG-IP Controller.
FDSI Consulting
600 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States

06/1998 - 12/1998
Hours per week: 40
Consultant
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Novell to NT migration
• Optivity with OpenView network monitoring.
• Setup pager notification for device failure.
• Bay Networks Chassis 5000
CareWise, Inc
Out of business
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

04/1997 - 06/1998
Hours per week: 40
Network Administrator
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Network Administrator for ten servers and approximately 130 workstations.
• SNMP, DHCP, WINS, DNS; TCP/IP, NetBEUI and IPX/SPX.
• NT 4.0, NT 3.51, Novell 3.12, and NT BackOffice Servers.
• BackOffice components included Exchange, Proxy and SMS.
• Single Master Domain Model.
• Server hardware included Compaq ProLiant Servers
• Client workstations consist of NT 4.0, Win95, WFWG and DOS.
• Successfully migrated Office 95 migrated to Office 97.
• Outlook 98.
• Microsoft Project.
• Visio.
• Bay Networks Ethernet 100BASE-TX Hubs and 28K Switches.
• Bay Networks Optivity running over HP OpenView.
• Compaq SmartStart and Compaq Insight Manager
• Direct ISP connection to the Internet.
• Centri Firewall.
FDSI Consulting
600 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States

11/1996 - 04/1997
Hours per week: 40
Consultant
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
LAN/WAN roll out consisting of Compaq Based Windows NT 3.51 servers and clients running WFWG and Win95. The server installation included APC UPS, Bay Networks Hub and Router, Xylogics Terminal Server and Tylink (Sync Research) CSU/DSU
• HP LaserJet 5’s with HP Jet Direct cards.
• Troubleshoot and terminate Cat5 wiring from client jack to patch panel.
• Locate and route telco wiring to patch panel.
• Windows NT 4.0 (workstation) and MS-Office 97.
Snelling Search (Out of Business)
Out of Business
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

09/1996 - 10/1996
Hours per week: 40
Consultant
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Help Desk HW and SW support for WFWG running over NetWare with MS-Office and WordPerfect.
The Registry.
Out of business
Denver, CO 80209 United States

10/1995 - 07/1996
Hours per week: 40
Contractor
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Deskside support for 200 local and 75 remote workstations running Windows connected to Windows NT 3.51 and OS/2 file servers. Monitored network performance and resolved problems when performance suffered. Monitored file server logs for proactive troubleshooting. Successfully worked with unskilled personnel when troubleshooting remote sites. Documented workstation problems and their resolution. Scheduled third party vendors to perform necessary repairs to resolve file server and client hardware failures.
• LAN Administrator for Windows NT 3.51, with Six NT 3.51 Servers, in three cities, in one domain.
• Workstation support for WFWG, DOS LAN Manager, Windows 95 and NT Workstation.
• Assisted in administrating Lotus Notes on a Windows NT server
• Seagate Backup Exec
• MS-Office 4.3 and MS-Office95.
• Compaq and IBM ThinkPad.
• LANalyzer.
• Operating Systems included Win95, IBM OS/2 and Windows NT 3.51 and NT 4.0
General Electric Computer Service
Out of Business
Berkeley Lake, GA 30092 United States

04/1989 - 06/1995
Hours per week: 50
Field Service Technician
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Field service technician for Macintosh, IBM and IBM clone PC’s. Resolved all client PC problems whether they were caused hardware, software or network. Maintained inventory of spare parts. Documented all repairs on paper and on a computer.
• Installation, maintenance, repair and remote support of MS-DOS based PC’s (Desktop and Notebook).
• Procured, install and maintain two Novell 3.12 networks with their supporting software and hardware.
• Install and maintain proprietary Token Ring networks.
• Support network and non-network users, including hardware and software support.
• Assist users in accomplishing end results in integrating PC and mainframe applications on-site and remotely.
• Develop turnkey applications for users that had little or no computer knowledge.
• Printers: dot matrix, inkjet, high-speed line, and laser.
• Modems: internal and external, including lease line.
• Other peripherals: scanners, drawing tablets, UPS's, tape backups, CD-ROM's, monitors.
• Operating systems: CP/M, MS-DOS, Macintosh System through System 7 and IBM OS/2.
• Proficient in all popular MS-DOS and Windows software.
• Create programs in Access Basic.
• Train clients in MS-Access, MS-Word and Excel.
Swidish Hospital Medical Center
500 17th Ave # 2E
Seattle, WA 98122 United States

01/1988 - 04/1989
Hours per week: 40
Deskside Support
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Deskside support for IBM PS/2 computers. Responsible for maintaining client workstations and software on a Token Ring network. Assisted in resolving Novell file server problems.
• IBM MCA computers.
• IBM printers and HP Laser printers.
• Novell Network: 2.xx.
• Recovered and rebuilt critical patient data on a Novell file server in which a hard disk crashed from a single head failure.
ComputerLand of North Denver
8749 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80005 United States

01/1985 - 12/1988
Hours per week: 40
Service Manager
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
*Out of Business*
I started out as a shipping clerk and finished as a service department manager. Setup, burned in and delivered PC to customers. Some deliveries were to the customers’ site. Resolved customer problems over the phone. Assisted sales staff with presenting computer demonstrations.
• Personal Computers: IBM and IBM clones, Apple II series, Lisa and Mac series.
• Configure, burned-in and deliver computers to customers, both in house and on-site.
• Dot matrix, inkjet and laser printers.

Hardware included Apple, Macintosh, IBM PC, IBM AT AT, IBM System 30; Compaq, Compaq Deskpro, Compaq286, Compaq386, Compaq portable II, Compaq portable III; Leading Edge and the ComputerLand PC.

Additional duties:
• Managed shipping and receiving.
• Maintain inventory and stockroom.
• Assist and support sales staff with sales.
• Open and closed store. Closed out cash register when closing the store.
• Bookkeeping.
• Install and maintain a BBS.
Compupair Inc
3700 Havana Street 216 Denver, CO 80239
Denver, CO 80239 United States

05/1984 - 01/1985
Hours per week: 40
Field Technician
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Repair mini and personal computers along with their attached software and hardware. Repairs were made in the shop and at the customer’s location. Operating Systems were CP/M and DOS
• Perform preventive maintenance.
• Interface RS-232 computers and printers without supporting documentation.
Supervisor: Jim Lillard. Location unknown. ((303) 375-9800)
Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes
Education:
South Seattle Comunity Collage Seattle, WA United States
Associate's Degree 03/1984
GPA: 3.96 of a maximum 4.00
Major: Digital Electronics / Robotics
Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications:
Major Courses: Digital Systems, Microprocessor, and Microprocessor
Interfacing. Courses included programming in BASIC, Assembly and
machine languages. Microprocessor content was centered around the
Motorola 6800 series including the 68000. Also taught was the 6502 and
an introduction to the Z80. Additional courses included Public Speaking
and Technical Drafting.

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Website News, The Move.

In an attempt to save money, I tried to move my website to what is called "Shared Hosting." Unfortunately due to a lot of customizations, made by me, it did not work. Soooo, I ended up returning back to my VPS.

There is a possibility that I may have lost an E-mail or two in the process. Feel free to resend the E-mail.

-Julian

[Geek Info]
Shared hosting is where I share the computer with other people. If I make a really bad error, I can bring down everyone. It is inexpensive, but making customizations are not, readily, available.

VPS hosting, I own a part of the computer, all by myself. The computer has four or more people on the same computer. I own a part of that computer, the other people don't know each other, or me. Because I have access to everything on my part of the computer, I can go crazy with my own portion, without affecting anybody else. And if I really go too crazy and screw up my portion, it does not affect anyone else.
[Geek Info]

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Rough Seven Days

Nov 21, 20017: Storage shed door ripped of its hinges, garage door clasp cut in half. Both doors still had their locks engaged.

Nov 22, 2017: While trying to repair my security light, I fell. Right side screwed up.

Nov 28, 2017: While seeing my doctor for the injuries on the 22nd, a car plows through my from yard and wipes out my fence.

Enough?

-JJ

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I'm Still Alive

There was a shooting in Tacoma where a Julian Thomas was killed. That person was not I.

Peace!

-JJ

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VA, Toe Busted

Another day at the VA. Woke up about 9 feeling crappy and did the usual self medication. In checking my feet, I also found one of my tootsi's a beautiful purple color. The crappy part is simply bed rest; unfortunately the urple toe necessitates a doctors visit. So, I got the okay for a day off from work and trudged myself to the VA. Home remedies for the crappy, er, upset stomach.

After an X-ray, it was determined I have a dislocated toe. A tow truck was called, biddy boom boom crash! I argued with the podiatrist, that my tow was not dislocated, it was located right there at the end of my foot, a funny color and facing sideways a bit, oh and swollen, but it was at the end of my foot where it is suppose to be. I've won worst arguments with Thor.

So the Podiatrist showed me how to wrap the toe so it will heal. Got some antibiotics... and sent me home.

For a bonus, a couple of "dudes" got into a fight at the pharmacy, the police were called. Never a dull day. I'm going back to bed.

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