I am a recent graduate of Centriq Training's Full Stack Web Development track, that is working on completing a career change. I spent the last 14 years working in management in the meat manufacturing industry but needed something more. Technology has always been my thing, and I had always held an interest in what was going on behind the scenes that made technology possible. After touring Centriq and researching programming online, I knew that programming was what I really wanted to be doing.
Directed the activities of blending and processing employees to meet scheduling requirements of sausage based products. Confered with other supervisors to coordinate operations between multiple departments. Kept records of employee attendance and hours worked. Set up and adjusted machines and equipment to meet product specifications. Recommended and implemented measures to motivate employee and improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality and production efficiency.
Planned and coordinated production schedules and the activities of the employees in the value added department. Worked closely with the supervisors of the department to coordinate the efforts of each room in the department to meet scheduling requirements. Observed work of team members and evaluted finished products to ensure that all work met product specifications. Coordinated with human resources department and Union representatives to resolve worker issues, complaints, and conflicts. Read and analyzed production schedules and other records to determine production requirements and evalute current production estimates and outputs.
Work closely with other department managers to maintain the plants profitable operation. Requistioned materials, supplies and repairs to maintain efficiences of the production floor and its machinery. Directed and Coordinated the activities of all employees in the product of various beef products. Planned and established work schedules, assignments and production sequences to meet prodcution goals. Maintained operations data, such as time, production, and product specifications and prepared management reports of production results. Conducted employee training in equipment operation, work, safety and government regulations.
Class of 2002
Middle Tier: Visual Studio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, LINQ, MVC, EF
Back End: ADO.NET, SQL, SQL Server, SSMSE
This is my uStore project, Poster Paradise. The purpose of this project was to build a website meant to sell a product, that included a frequently asked questions page, a shopping cart and a contact page. This is the slimmed down deployment version of my uStore meant for deployment at this time. I have a much larger more involved uStore project that this is derived from. That project contains much, much more content and many more products and several more web pages. My intent is to continue to build that site, integrating the new systems and technologies that I am learning at Centriq, and deploy that larger project closer to the end of my time here at Centriq to see the evolution of it as time progresses.
This is VERSION 2 of my uStore project, Poster Paradise. This version is now in MVC format with a connected database. It features login functionality, as well as the ability to register and set roles such as "Admin", "Manager", "Employee", "Customer", etc... This new veersion also includes the ability to see tables from the connected database to view products and details as a whole. The connected database also allows the site Admin to create, edit and delete records from the database but is locked down in a way so that those options are not visable to user not login in as Admin. All in all I have not added the large amount of products that my original planned out site included but I am still working to make that happen.
The scheduling administration tool is a project that we started as part of our TEAM concepts week at centriq. We worked together in class to build an in class version of this project and then were given a brief and set of customer requirements and then were ask to create our own version of the SAT project. I challenged myself to take this simple structure project and get it done in a quick and efficient manner while meeting the project requirements. I was able to get this done in a weekend and am very pleased with the way it came out. I have found that I really like the front end development aspect of programming and this project definitely focused less on the front end looks and more on the overall site and it's functionality.
Final projects at Centriq Training gives the student the choice of 3 project briefs to choose from to complete and present to employers, instructors and classmates. The 3 options are a Reservation System (Pet Motel) where you must develop a business application for reserving services as a user, for example a pet motel, where a user could reserve "space" for a pet. The second was a Learning Management System where a user would be part of a online "class" and the application would manage that students work and schedule for completing the course. The last option was an Internal Job Board, meant to act as a companies internal human resources tool for posting job openings and allowing employee to register as a user and then apply for jobs. I chose to the third option, the internal job board.
My project is called American Protein Purveyors. I choose to do an application with a beef company because of my time working in the industry. I wanted to take the opportunity to bridge the gap between my old profession and my new career path. American Protein is a whole process beef company that specializes in the production and sale of beef products to the foodservice and retail industries. APP owns and operates 5 beef plants in the United States that are strategically located across the country to service our customers by region. American Protein includes positions ranging from the start of the process when the cattle is received at the plant to the end of the process being shipped out to customers across the country.>
I enjoyed doing this project very much. This project really allowed me the chance to feel like I am turning the corner during this huge change of career for me. It allowed me to really showcase the meat industry, something that I really loved be apart of for 14 years, while it gave me the opportunity to show that I am well on my way to becoming a professional programmer. I know I have a long way to go but it feels amazing to know that I could have never made this project just 4 months ago, but now with all I have learned at Centriq, that I can. I hope you will take the time to look it over, and that you enjoy American Protein Purveyors.