ABOUT ME

RICK APPLIN

RICK APPLIN

Communications Tech // Programmer // SCM

What can I say, I’m a geek at heart with a passion for the outdoors. I spend as much time as I can with my two beautiful little girls and enjoy watching them grow up into young women.

I grew up in small town Newfoundland where I gained a true appreciation and love for nature. My friends and I spent our days in the woods; from building tree houses as children, to hunting and fishing as teens. ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles during the winter months.

I have a true passion as a techie - and spent a lot of my adult life working on and around computers, networks and programming (especially web applications).

Like the song says, “Hunting, Fishing and lovin’ every day!”

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SKILLS

Supply Chain Management
years
Analytical & Creative Thinker
years
SAP
years
Parts & Procurement
years
Warehousing
years
Heavy Equipment Operation
years
Adobe Photoshop
years
Microsoft Office
years
WordPress & Web Hosting
years
Database Management
years
Strategic Leader
years
HTML / CSS / PHP
years

EXPERIENCE

Heavy Equipment Operator

2008 to 2010

Though my heavy equipment operating experience spans far longer than 2 years, these two years I had the amazing opportunity to operate some of the worlds largest machinery. From the Caterpillar 793 Haul Truck to the Caterpillar D10T Bulldozer, from the Hitachi EX1200 excavator to the Caterpillar 24M grader, these are marvels of modern dirt moving equipment.

SUPERVISOR - Supply Chain

2010 to Present

The last 8 years of my life in the Canadian Oil Sands supporting a Fleet Maintenance department in SCM. I have been heavily involved in the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of all supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a reliable infrastructure, leveraging logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance.

Senior Systems Analyst

2006 to 2008

I worked for an IT Company out of Nova Scotia installing, maintaining, and repairing computer bases business Information Systems. From CCTV to Telephony Services, Wired and Wireless Network Services, and everything in between, we supported many companies across Canada. We implemented and maintained Information Systems to process our clients day to day business needs.

Freelance Web Developer

1998 to Present

I grew up with great opportunity in the Information Technology world. I spent most of my high-school years doing websites and building computer systems. Post graduation I have developed many websites for various clients including Document Management Portals, Point of Sale Systems, Scheduling Systems, eCommerce sites, portfolios and various other web applications.

EDUCATION

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Information Systems Programming

2004 to 2006

Nova Scotia Community College
Middleton, NS Campus

Information Systems Analyst

1999 to 2001

College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook, NL Campus