hello every one im Matthew and im new to this world. i just finish my g3 training and have found it hard to find work here in the Niagara region Ont. Canada. I has hoping to get some hands on training before writing my g2, but as of now im working in a field that has nothing to do with gas or hvac in any way so i can make ends meat. can any one help me out? any and all comment welcomed thanks

Matthew Swick
30 Barton Street.
St. Catharine’s Ont
(289) 696-2340

To gain a full-time position where I can utilize my extensive Trades,
Manufacturing and Labour experience.

Skills and Accomplishments:

• Achieved TSSA Gas Technician 3
• ODP certification, 636 vent piping certification, Trackpipe certification.
• CSA ticketed in fall protection, suspended access, aerial work platforms.
• (MIG) (TIG) (SMAW) (GMAW) Introduction to (FCAW) welding, auto and manual cutting torches. plasma cutters and CNC programming operations(2007)
• CPR, DEFIB, WHIMIS certified and trained.
• Qualified to supervise personnel who are involved with multiple job duties.


Niagara Skilled Trade Academy, St. Catharine’s, ON 2011 – 2012
• Achieved TSSA certification for Gas tech 3 Dec 2011
• Achieved ODP certification, 636 vent piping certification, Trackpipe certification.
• Trained and worked with natural draft, Mid and High Efficiency Appliances. Trained in proper piping, venting and air requirement procurers, set-up and installation. Skilled at installation, set-up and proper maintenance, service of gas fired appliances.
• Trained in and skilled at trouble shooting mechanical and electrical issues (wanting to fix the heart of the problem, not just a part changer)
• Trained in leak and spill detection and there safety protocols

Window Cleaner, Adept Window Cleaning, St. Catharine’s, ON 2000 – 2011
• Confident proven ability working independently and in a cohesive team environment.
• Utilized CSAO training and certification working with boatman’s chair, swing stage, scaffolding, and snorkel-lift, up ups, jenny lines, lifelines and safety equipment such as weights, beams, ladders five point harnesses and landlers.

Cut Technician- Dismantler, LKQ Dominion, Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek ON 2009 – 2010
• Experience dismantling and processing of all makes and models of vehicles.
• Striping and prep of vehicles for cutting.
• The marking and cutting of specific body parts, such as Quarter panels, Center pillars, Cowls, Roofs, Rad supports, and many more.
• Managed the maintenance and repair of two Stihl 410 chop saws.
• Inventory and stocking of part from said vehicles such as doors, hoods, deck lids, sunroofs.
• Preparing cut part for shipment, strapping to skid, location tagging and part numbering

Dismantler, Rectangle Auto Supply, St. Catharine’s ON 2008 – 2009
• Experience dismantling and processing of all makes and models of vehicles.
• Conducted continuous inventory evaluation via analysis of point of sales computer data.
• Trained and experienced working with a propane/oxygen cutting torch.
• Demonstrated efficiency cleaning up and disposing of hazardous materials. (i.e.) gas, oils, anti-freeze, Freon and mercury.
• Managed the maintenance and repair of a Deer 640 front end loader.

Operator/Programmer, Bayview Green Houses, Jordan ON 2007 – 2008
• Independently was responsible for the repair, fabrication and maintenance of a Javo super potting machine, the operation and repair of two Javo spacing robots, industrial table washer, all electric motors, conveyors and table pushers.
• Extensive experience working with CNC programming and robots.
• Demonstrated efficiency training and supervising a staff of six.
• Proven proficiency invoicing production time sheets.

Supervisor, Manufacturing, Design, Application, E.C. Signs, St. Catharine’s, ON 2004 – 2006
• Independently supervised and trained staff.
• Proficient Customer Service skills.
• As a Supervisor I was responsible for the producing work timelines and generating shop orders.
• Manufactured, designed and applied vinyl channel letters/ magnetic signs.
• Responsible for the manufacturing and setup of metal frames for mobile signs in a variety of shapes and sizes using (MIG) (SMAW) welder, grinder, etc.


• 2011-2012 Niagara Skilled Trade Academy (Gas Technician 3&2)
• 2007 Niagara Welding Academy (MIG) (TIG) (SMAW) (GMAW)
• 2002 Niagara College, General Arts and Science Diploma

Professional Service:
Wielder, Fabricator, Swiki’s Race Shop, St. Catharine’s ON 1994 – Present
• Experienced chassy designs and manufacturing. Pipe wielding (GMAW) of roll cage. Design of batter and gas box. (MIG) Cutting and bending of materials using plasma cutter, torches and brakes.

References Available Upon Request