|Benjamin J Kaap|
Seeking a challenging position in data manipulation or information systems with an elite company that utilizes and further develops my analytical, communicative, and technical skills.
College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, specializing in Management Information Systems
Joliet Junior College, Joliet IL
Romeoville High School, Romeoville IL
UIUC – Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Dept. - Urbana, IL - 10/05 to Current. Working in an IT, Web, and Database specialist capacity doing computer and network support and upkeep as well as web and database design, implementation, and maintenance.
UIUC PSO – Extra Help Services - Champaign, IL - 05. Worked with the IT groups of both the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the Civil & Environmental Engineering departments to provide technical, network, and desktop support for faculty, staff, and students.
Material Research Laboratory - University of Illinois - Urbana, IL - 03 to 04. Worked with the Scientific Computing Group of the Department of Computer Science developing, debugging, & testing matrix solving routines in Fortran and MATLAB.
New Breed Leasing - Bolingbrook, IL - 98 to 01. Performed a variety of duties ranging from truck driving to database administration. Compiled daily overnight reports and designed and maintained a network accessible database for inventory control.
MetLife Insurance Company - Aurora, IL - 96 to 98. Promoted over three summers from policy assembly clerk to data entry and then to systems resource. Further promoted to unit systems administrator, developing and maintaining user-friendly SQL database and data entry templates.
Folletts U of I Bookstore - Champaign, IL - 97 to 98. Solely responsible for coordination and operation of store's overall multimedia audio/visual and PC systems including a six-projector video wall, as well as support and maintenance of nearly a dozen internet stations.
Menards, Inc. - Bolingbrook, IL - 94 to 96. Worked in a customer service / sales capacity in the hardware department. Responsibilities included inventory control and basic warehouse organization.
Proficient in the following areas:
- Operating Systems:
- DOS, Linux, Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows (All versions), OS/2, UNIX
- Adobe ImageReady & PhotoShop, Eudora, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, Macromedia Studio MX & ColdFusion, Microsoft Office products (including FrontPage), MATLAB, Mozilla products, Netscape, PHPMyAdmin, Q&A, Visual Studio (6.0 & .NET), WordPerfect
- Home networking, database design, network troubleshooting, PC building & maintenance, small application development, website design & publishing