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About Me:
My name is Drake and, like so many others at this time, I have the privilege of exploring new employment possibilities due to being laid off as a waste water treatment operator. My background is focused in multiple aspects of field biology and I am currently seeking a position that will provide a chance to apply this knowledge base. If any members have information concerning possible contacts, leads, or unlisted opportunities that can be passed along to me, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Drake Dean Miller
1220 Kings Court
Franklin, IN 46131
Mobile: (317)828-6127
Day Phone: (317)736-5361
Email: drakedmiller@yahoo.com
Website: www.jobfox.com/people/DrakeMiller

Country of citizenship:
United States of America

Veterans' Preference:

Registered for Selective Service

Highest Grade: GS-0401-6, 05/1986-09/1986

Contact Current Employer:

AVAILABILITY Job Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full Time

Desired Work Environment New Professional
Mid-Career Professional
Experienced Professionals


WORK EXPERIENCE National Environmental,Inc. 9/2005 - 1/2009
Indianapolis Indiana US
Salary: 15.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 45

Field Specialist
Operated waste water treatment systems equipment, Sorted and disposed of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, Assisted recycling operations, Swept, mopped, and scrubbed spills of various subtances, Maintained boilers,steam boilers, chillers, water softeners,and other industrial water systems, Maintained contacts with clients to insure good service, Maintained contact with various contractors and assisted them with rendering their services to clients. (Contact Supervisor: Yes, Supervisor's Name: Tim Detterline, Supervisor's Phone: 317-791-2200)

Lowes 10/2004 - 10/2005
Franklin Indiana US
Salary: 13.75 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 40

Team Leader
Acted as team leader in Lowes tool department, Supervised department employees, Ordered, received, and stocked merchandise, Assisted and advised customers and suppliers, Performed inventories of stock, Maintained appearance of the tool department and the store in general.

Sonoco 7/2002 - 10/2004
Edinburgh Indiana US
Salary: 14.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 60

Machine operator
Machine operator in a flexible packaging factory, Operated and assisted running slitters, wax lamination, plastic lamination, and rotopress machinery.

Kawneer 1/1999 - 6/2002
Franklin Indiana US
Salary: 14.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 50

Quality controller
Ensured quality control for an aluminum extrusion factory, Used calipers, micrometers, densiometers, colorimeters,etc to maintain the quality of goods being shipped to customers, Facilitated communication btween departments to promote quality-based production proceedures, Operated and maintained equipment used to produce thermally insulated products, Assisted with packing and shipping as needed, Maintained and organized stock materials, Performed inventories, Swept floors.

CEMMEL @ Camp Atterbury 5/1994 - 8/1997
Edinburg Indiana US
Salary: 13.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 45

LCTA Field Crew Leader
Established and monitored 104 transect plots for long-term study of environmental impacts of military activities, Identified, measured recorded, and collected floral and faunal specimens, Recorded data with a datalogger and various computers for analysis, Utilized topographic maps, GPS, off-road vehicles, dichotomous keys, traps, tracking, etc to achieve objectives, Coordinated monitoring activities with Atterbury Range Control to minimize conflicts with military operations, Supervised and assisted field crew members, Collected soil samples for lab analysis. This was a contracted position through CEMML and the Indiana Military Department.

YMCA Camp Wood 5/1992 - 9/1992
ElmDale Kansas US
Salary: 175.00 USD Per Week
Hours per week: 50

Supervised summer residential campers in daily activities, Developed and implemented an outdoor nature program which emphasized a hands-on approach to teaching some foundamentals of ecology, botany, and wildlife biology,Provided program instruction in nature, survival, backpacking, camping, etc.

Emporia State Unversity 9/1990 - 6/1991
Emporia Kansas US
Salary: 6.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 40

Microbiology Lab Assistant
Sterilized biohazardous lab specimens utilizing various chemically based sterilizers and an autoclave, Cleaned and maintained associated lab equipment, Prepared agars and other media for lab use, Assisted in lab instuction as needed.

Lyon County Noxious Weed Department 6/1989 - 9/1990
Emporia Kansas US
Salary: 7.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 40

Assistant weed Controller
Utilized chemical and mechanical control techniques in an effort to erradicate listed noxious weed species, Mixed and applied herbcides utilizing tanker trucks and various spraying equipment types, Sold herbicides to land owners and provided information on their safe and effective use, Submitted informational articles for publication in the local paper

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks 5/1988 - 9/1988
Pratt Kansas US
Salary: 7.00 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 45

Seasonal Habitat Analyst
Utilized electrofishing equipment (backpack and boat-mounted units) to census fish populations in streams affected by new bridge construction activities, Identified floral and faunal components of affected stream habitats, Conducted water analysis proceedures (Flow rate, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, nitrate and nitrite concentrations, etc) to determine water quality impacts, Recorded data for future analysis and use.

Emporia State University 9/1985 - 5/1987
Emporia Kansas US
Salary: 4.50 USD Per Hour
Hours per week: 40

Graduate Assistant
Prepared, set, and delivered lectures and excercises in General Biology Lab classes, Assisted with the collection of specimens and field-trip preparations for Invertebrate Zoology and Ecology Lab activities, Reviewed and evaluated assigned papers, exams, and projects, Assisted in the editing of a guide to the Emporia State natural history museum, Provided tour guidance of the natural history museum and the University's natural areas to a wide range of groups.

EDUCATION Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas US
Some College Coursework Completed - 12/1992
113 Semester Hours
Major: Environmental Biology
Minor: Secondary Education
GPA: 3.8 out of 4.0
Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications:
Mammalogy, Field Herpetology, Ichthyology, Grasses, Limnology, Plant ecology, Plant Taxonomy, Range management, Desert ecology, Fisheries management, Wildlife Management, Research design and analysis, Soil Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plus a range of teaching courses

Baker University
Baldwin City , Kansas US
Bachelor's Degree - 5/1985
125 Semester Hours
Major: Biology
Minor: Physical Education
GPA: 2.9 out of 4.0
Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications:
Biology, General ecology, Zoology, Ornithology, Entomology, Botany, Taxidermy, Comparative vertebrate anatomy, Comparative phsyiology, Genetics, Prairie ecology, Embryology, Population, food, technology, and Agriculture

JOB RELATED TRAINING Commercial applicators certification (herbicides), Kansas, 1990

REFERENCES Tim Detterline National Environmental,Inc. Field Supervisor/Sales
Phone Number: 317-791-2200
Reference Type: Professional

John Horan National Environmental,Inc. Field Supervisor
Phone Number: 317-791-2200
Reference Type: Professional

Roger Hobson National Environmental,Inc. Field Specialist
Phone Number: 317-791-2200
Reference Type: Professional


Habitat evaluation
Flora and fauna identification
Herbcide safety and application
Waste water treatment operation (industrial)
Problem solving
Industrial quality control

Ready and willing to work, learn, and be of help in general.

Drake Miller

*Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Course Semester Hrs. Grade

B111 General Biology 4 A
BI Taxidermy Interterm P
B112 Botany 4 B
B114 Zoology 4 B
B156 Ornithology 4 A
B178 Genetics 3 C
B153 Entomology 4 A
B177 General Ecology 4 B
B176 Comp Embryology 4 B
BI Microtechnique Interterm P
B190 Prairie Ecology 4 A
B180 Comp Physiology 4 B
B157 Comp Vert Anat 4 B

*Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

GB750 Research Design and
Analysis 3 B
GB751 Research Design and
Analysis Lab 1 B
ZO790 Mammalogy 2 B
ZO791 Mammalogy Lab 2 B
EB798 Limnology 2 B
EB799 Limnology 2 B
EB859 Desert Ecology 2 A
ZO774 Fisheries Management 2 A
ZO775 Fisheries Mngt. Lab 2 B
ZO859 Field Herpetology 2 A
EB536 Wildlife Management 2 B
EB537 Wildlife Mngt. Lab 2 A
BO865 Grasses 2 A
BO866 Grasses Lab 2 A
ZO772 Ichthyology 2 A
ZO773 Ichthyology Lab 2 A
EB538 Wildlife Management Policies 2 A
BO 748 Range Management & Lab 4 A
GB539 Soil Science & Lab 4 A
BO859 Plant Ecology 4 A
BO542 Plant Taxonomy 2 A
BO543 Plant Taxonomy Lab 2 A
MC150 Molecular and Cellular
Biology 3 A
MC151 Molecular and Cellular
Biology Lab 1 A
MC216 Microbiology 3 A
MC217 Microbiology Lab 1 A

List of Relevant Course Work

Secondary Education
Course Work

Baker University (1981-1985)

ED47 Current Trends in Eduction B
ED45 Intro to Special Ed B
PE24 Theory and Practice of
Recreation B
PE53 Methods of Teaching Secondary
Physical Education A

Emporia State University (1985-1992)

CI120 Introduction to Teaching A
CI121 Intro/Tchng Lab A
CI333 Principles of Secondary Ed A
CI335 Observation/Participation(Sec) A
PY334 Educational Psychology A
CE400 Teacher's Role in Guidance A
GB584 Tchng Biol in Sec Schools B
LE487 Student Teaching/Secondary C
CI431 Prof Relations of Teachers A

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