My brief biography
I have more than (20) years of experience in construction, maintenance and processing in the
Manufacturing, Petroleum, Petrochemical, Commercial, Transportation, and Multi-family industries.
My well rounded exposure to these various Industries has provided me with a unique ability for
achieving a “Zero Incident workplace”.
I started earning money regularly at the age 10, mowing lawns, raking leaves, washing 18 wheelers
for John Kraig Excavation and Trucking. At age 12 my father started a trucking company that he, my
brother and I maintained the entire fleet of 12 trucks and trailers, where I learned about mechanics,
DOT, and Shop Safety.
By the age of 14 I had began working for various employers in retail, automotive shops, etc. After
school and weekends, at 16 I was hired hourly to build a 2 bdrm home by a handicapped gentleman,
whom couldn't physically help, but taught me to read prints and improvise to overcome the lack of
At 17 I was self supporting, working in a machine shop and for the county as a Animal control
Officer. Seeking better pay, at 19 I began working as a laborer in construction, then various crafts
such as Iron working, Pipe fitting, Boiler making, heavy equipment operation and Safety and Health
where having found a passion and a natural fit, I quickly moved to supervision and eventually
Having joined the National Guard at 22 as an Combat Engineer (fancy word for taking fire while hand
building bridges), I grew a lot, learned Discipline, Overcoming Obstacles, Leadership, and the value
After release from Desert Storm I attended night College while working 12hr shifts in refinery and
manufacturing within both the maintenance and construction divisions.
Although this is somewhat brief, my intent is to demonstrate how I obtained my ability to understand
and relate to both Executives and laborers alike.
Having worked in so many crafts I not only understand the hazards first hand, but also the workers
perspective and managements barriers.
I believe this to be my greatest strength when engineering QA/QC, Safety, Health, and Environmental
Some of my credentials
Occupational Health and Safety Technologies from San Jacinto College Deer Park, Texas, and many certifications:
Authorized OSHA Construction Trainer Behavior Science Tech Instructor
CSST certification (500 hrs) OSHA 10, 30, and 500 hr courses
Excavation Competent Person / Instructor Process Safety Management
Scaffold Competent Person /Instructor Safety Supervisors certificate
Safety Program Management Respirator Training Instructor
Total Quality Management Equipment operator and trainer
Storm Water Inspection and many more…..
ABOUT THE OWNER
I would like to thank you for the services you have recently provided
Burge-Martinez Consulting (BMC) Inc. Do to your quick response time, attention
to detail, and competitive pricing, we have been able to provide the required
documentation and professional expertise our clients have demanded and are
currently being considered for future like projects. Keep up the good work and I
look forward to teaming with you on future projects.
Respectfully, Gerald Hernandez