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Machinist Resume


A. Tres MonCeret,

 Tennessee, 37849

(865) 659-7375

Objective To obtain a position as a custom or maintenance machinist in a new environment.


  • Ability to perform operations on vertical and horizontal milling machines, engine and turret lathes, manual and automatic surface grinders, ID/OD grinders, Ballard grinders and tool grinders.
  • Basic experience with E.D.M. machines.
  • Have training in welding:  Arc, Mig, Tig, and Oxy-Acetelene torch cutting, welding, brazing and soldering.
  • Skilled in basic tool and die work as well as punch press assembly and setup.
  • Have above average mechanical and trouble shooting abilities.
  • Ability to communicate well and interpret others.
  • Work well with co-workers and prefer a team environment.
  • Positive attitude.


  • Worked in various machining environments.  Produced parts as per individual’s request often including fabricating various shafts, automotive and mechanical parts.  Built and performed maintenance work on various machines.  Experience with drivelines, electric motors, armatures, hydraulic, pneumatics, sewing machines, aircraft, custom parts, various industrial and production machines, racecars, firearms and others.
  • In manufacturing facilities in the on-site machine shops, assembled and trouble shot machines when break down occurred.  Then fabricated the necessary new parts, installed them, and reassembled the machine. Also fabricated the required parts for building new machines.  This type of work often requires re-engineering of parts at the machinist discretion to prevent future breakdowns. In addition received experience with dies, molds, extruders, presses, electronics, hoists, pumps, impellers, mixers, loaders, bearings, bushings, inserts, abrasives, chemicals, and maintaining machine shop equipment.
  • When working in production shops produced parts for the manufacturer and sold various products in a high-speed environment.  Produced state-of-the-art E.O.D. (bomb disposal) robotics, which sell internationally.  Tolerances were often as close a two ten-thousandths of one inch.

Arthur T. MonCeret, III

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Sawing Systems Inc.                                                                                  Knoxville, TN

CNC Apprentice (Fadal VMC)                                                                   Current

  • Trained to be a CNC operator; was also learning CNC programming. Attained the ability to write basic programs as well as alter programs.

Machine Kinetics Corporation @ K25                                                     Oak Ridge, TN

Machinist /Maintnenance June 1996- Sept 2001

  • Produced parts to meet exact customer specifications for both foreign and domestic companies.  Many of these parts were nuclear applications with tolerancing as close as two ten-thousandths of one inch, sometimes even in fifty-millionth’s.

Titan Tire, Inc. Knoxville, TN

Maintenance Machinist December 2001 – November 2005

  •  Fabricated parts for worn or broken down machines and built several intricate machines.


Vinylex Corporation Knoxville, TN

Maintenance Machinist July 1993 – April 1996

  •  Built dies in-house.
  •  Performed general die work.
  •  Manufactured, assembled, setup, and troubleshot punch presses.
  •  Produced new and custom parts for new, worn or broken machines.


Remo-Tech Corporation Oak Ridge, TN

Production Machinist (various temp assignments)

  •  Produced close tolerance parts for the manufacture of various E.O.D. (bomb disposal) robots.





  •  Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN

Completed one semester of general course work.

  •  North Knoxville Vocational Technical Center Knoxville, TN

Completed four year machining trades course.  GPA 4.0

Completed one year of blue printing/mechanical drawing.  GPA 3.4

  •  Halls High School Knoxville, TN

Received diploma


Arthur T. MonCeret, III

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Character reference:


Mr. Matthew D. Lusk

Knoxville, TN

Knox County Sheriff Deputy 12 years

(865) 216-8660


Mr. James Gibson

Seymore, TN

Licensed Residential Contractor, 20+ years

(865) 577-4430


Mr. Jason Edwards

Andersonville, TN

Owner/Operator Edward’s Grading Company, 13 years

(865) 771-2035c

(865) 494-3900h


James Gibson

First and foremost I am a knife maker. I was privileged to take the Intro. Course at the American Bladesmith Society (A.B.S.) School under Master Smith Jim Batson in October 1998.

In October 1999 I took a Handle & Guards Class with Master Smith Joe Keeslar and in October 2002 I took a Damascus class with Master Smith Tim Foster.

I earned my Journeymen Smith Rating with the (A.B.S.) in2003. I have taken other classes as well. Quillion Dagger Class with Master Smith Kevin Cashen and several others.

I am a flintknapper of 20 years and was the co-host of the Clinch River Knap-in for 10 years and still attend many knap-ins.

I do wood working and wood carving as well as antler, bone, shell, stone and ivory.

I attended the standard course at Tom Brown’s Survival School in 1993. I have studied primitive skills, survival skills and bush craft for many years. I teach survival classes though out the year. I also teach survival classes with Darryl Patton of Gadsen, AL. Darryl has a great website that you can visit at http://thesouthernherbalist.com/.

I have studied the Art of Ninjutsu since the late 80’s and I have earned a 6th degree black belt.

I hope you enjoy the site, and drop me a email or call anytime.



I was born in the 70's to a typical mother & father. Mom was a homemaker and dad an attorney. Mother instilled her loving Christians ways upon me and dad took me out frequently for a wonderful variety of outdoor pursuits including my first ever deer hunt at age 4. I was also started into competitive shotgun shooting at the club level when I was 7. At about age 10 I joined the NRA Junior program and started shooting Indoor Small Bore during the winters and when day light savings time came back around spring we shot NRA Highpower (Service Rifle) outdoors at various locations until the time changed again and we headed back indoors. Through this program I shot my first 1000 yard service rifle match at a long in the tooth age of 12 using a National Match M1a-peep sights of course.

Being a hands-on, kinesthetic learner I was not thrilled about the day in day out drudgery of lifeless textbooks of then conventional class room learning. Truth be known I ONLY stayed in high school and received my diploma simply because at the time the United States Marine Corps would not honor the GED, and required a diploma to be accepted for enlistment. Since I was in my early single digit years I answered the common question adults ask kids "What do you wanna be when you grow up?" with "A soldier!" each time without fail. After doing research on various branches of the military I figured if I was gonna do it I might as well do it right. At 17 years old I joined the Corp in the delayed entry program ("DEP") and was looking forward to my ship date. Most kids join the military and worry about not being able to make it through boot camp. I joined the Marine Corps with incredible fear & trepidation that I would make Series Honor Man.



You missed your calling brother. You may be the world's best machinist, but your ability to take an idea, and put it in words that everyone can understand is a gift. I've met precious few people like you, and I've had an additional 14 years of higher education (after high school). I'm not bragging, I said that to tell you that I've had literally hundreds of teachers and instructors whose job was to teach. You have a knack for it that I don't believe I've seen matched in my 51 years on the planet. I'm better for having met you, even if it is only in writing.

-Ralph J.

James' Knives

About Umbra

 I'm a machinist, gunsmith, writer, and instructor shooting arts & many outdoor topics.

I'm open to employment opportunities.

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