Britta Peterson

  • Civilian logistics coordinator at DoD ship repair facility
  • Chelan, WA, US
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time role, Part time role, Contract position, Paid fellowship, Internship Quality Assurance Supply Chain

Personal Summary

In pursuit of a career change I want a job that provides value for myself, my family, the community and the world. I have skills, knowledge, abilities and insights that are unique and varied. In college I studied Political Economy and Environmental Studies because I found the two complimented one another terrifically. Outside of work I run on trails, road cycle, ski and alpine scramble in the beautiful pacific northwest!

I would be extremely grateful to partake in the working world of addressing climate change on a small to broad scale. I am the integral part of your team you are seeking!

Work Experience

Materials Expeditor
Aug 2016 - Apr 2021 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

• Issued, acquired, processed, and tracked materials used in the upkeep and maintenance of nuclear-powered naval vessels.
• Built relationships with production teams responsible for the direct maintenance of ship systems.
• Followed strict safety protocols, performed heavy equipment inspections, and ensured the proper use of PPE.
• Maintained a clean and safe working area for the Project Logistics team.
• Accurately update records of material flows in and out of our workspace.
• Captured metrics on consumable material flows.
• Organize, and document shelving requirements for critical components of nuclear systems.
• Direct flow of hazardous materials to the accumulation area as a heavy equipment operator.
• Obtained Secret Clearance as a civilian Department of Defense employee.

Ordinary Seaman
Aug 2014 - Aug 2016 Washington State Ferries, Puget Sound, WA

• Sanitize public spaces to ensure a clean and safe cabin for passengers.
• Provide positive interactions to members of the public as an esteemed Washington State Ferries employee.
• Direct passenger vehicles as directed by the first mate to load vessels evenly and efficiently.
• Carry out orders as directed by senior sailors and mates.
• Handle heavy ropes and lines when landing and departure in a coordinated effort to safely operate the vessel.
• Perform tasks as lookout for night time maritime safety.
• Work in tandem with terminal personnel to coordinate loading and unloading of passengers.
• Effectively communicate with crew members using handheld radio and sound powered phones.

Quality Control Associate
Jul 2012 - Aug 2014 Sage Flyfishing

• Inspect, clean, polish, pack, and ship high end fly fishing rods.
• Field calls from customers regarding product inquiries and orders.
• Maintain a positive and fun workplace in a fast paced retail environment.
• Clean resin coated fly rods to prepare delivery to customers.
• Operate specialized manufacturing equipment in a safe and predictable manner.
• Receive, process, and warehouse raw materials for production.


Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Studies/Political Economy
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012 The Evergreen State College

Experience Level

3-6 years

Sector of expertise (Other):

Public Service, Community Based Learning

Sectors of Interest

Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Land Use, Consumer Goods, Materials & Manufacturing, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Community & Movement Building

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Yes, I am interested as a mentor

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