Gordie Schneider, Operations Manager

Gordie Schneider joined the Involve team in late 2015. He received an Associates of Applied Sciences in Construction and Facilities Support from Thomas Edison State and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Analytics from Old Dominion University. He has completed USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors, OSHA 30-hr Construction Safety, NAVFAC Quality Assurance Evaluator Training, Quality Verification General Construction, Facilities Support Contracts Cost Estimating, Small Purchase Technical Requirements, Facility Support Service Contracts Writing, and Contract Specifications Writing Courses.

Prior to joining Involve, Gordie worked as a Program Manager for JSL Technologies as staff augment for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). He provided engineering services and project management planning for the Warfare Requirements, Programming & Planning Division with goals of improving requirements generation, situational awareness of capability gaps, improving expeditionary energy efficiency, and ensuring that expeditionary equipment and facilities being fielded are the right fit for use. He also served as a Quality Control Manager and Site Supervisor for Turner Strategic Technologies Construction where he was responsible for directing the daily activities of subcontractors and vendors to ensure compliance with contract documents, safety rules, and quality/security requirements to maximize production and eliminate disruptions and downtime. Ensured the construction schedule and budget were kept in accordance to plan.

In 2012, Gordie completed his 24 years of Navy service as a Chief Petty Officer with a Secret clearance. Some of his notable assignments include:

Program Manager, FIRST Naval Construction Division, Virginia Beach, VA: Served as the authoritative source in coordinating the timely and accurate development or review and revision of seven Naval Construction Force publications and two tactical guidance policies. Participated in deliberate planning to ensure NCF Forces were appropriately included and employed in all plans consistent with their capacity, capabilities, doctrine, and concepts of employment and operation.

Chief Petty Officer/Assistant Officer in Charge, NMCB FOUR, Port Hueneme, CA: Responsible for the safety, training, combat readiness, morale, welfare, and development of engineering department personnel. Spearheaded site surveys and project development in preparation for battalion deployment projects and field exercises. Executed $200K of complex construction for Camp Fuji, Japan while maintaining $1.2M in Civil Engineering Support Equipment and Automotive Repair Parts with a high level of attention to detail.

Quality Control Inspector/Assistant Operations Officer, CBU-406, Lemoore, CA: As Assistant Operations and Quality Control inspector, skillfully managed seven projects totaling 2,600 mandays and $1.8M in monetary value. He supervised progress and workmanship of 12 projects and 24 personnel. Worked in direct coordination with the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction representative to ensure project met all specifications and requirements.

Public Works Departments, Facilities Maintenance and Support Services Division, Various Locations: Prepared initial project scopes, descriptions, and justifications for necessary facility modifications requirements. Monitored maintenance and facilities support service contracts to ensure that work was acceptable, on schedule, and in conformance with contract specifications. Evaluated the operations and maintenance of assigned buildings, grounds, physical plants, utility systems, roadways, and other specialized services associated with real property management.

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