Thomas L

Production Goal Slayer


Machine Operator


Moro, IL

Education Level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:



18 years of supervision/management in various manufacturing environments with a 6 year technical military backgroung.


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 2/2007 - Present
McKinnon and Harris, Inc (Confidential) 2/2004 - 8/2006
ERNI COMPONENTS (Confidential) 9/1997 - 8/2003






OBJECTIVE Manufacturing/Production Manager or Supervisor QUALIFICATIONS Self motivated professional with an established reputation for reliability, commitment, teamwork, flexibility, attention to detail, quality improvement, productivity, and profitability. Communicates and interacts with management, peers, and all employees tactfully in a professional manner. Familiar with OSHA, EEOC, ISO policies and procedures. Experienced in most aspects of manufacturing such as Purchasing, Planning, Scheduling, 5S, expediting orders, lean manufacturing, process improvement, quality assurance, proprietary processes, preventative maintenance, inventory control, training, shipping and receiving. EXPERIENCE 2004-PRESENT FINISHING MANAGER, MCKINNON AND HARRIS, INC. RICHMOND, VA. Managed powder coating area and coating area employees. Helped increase through-put and increase quality, which helped the company break $4M in delivered product. Also created a quality assurance program from scratch. 1997-2003 Production Supervisor, ERNI Components Inc., Chester, VA Managed three (3) shift manufacturing operation consisting of two (2) departments- Hand Assembly and Automated. Communicated priorities and directed workflow to meet scheduled due dates while conforming to required quality standards. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. Enforced company policies and approved quality procedures. Filled in as tool set up and machine operator in the absence of personnel. Responsible for training all new hires and visual inspectors. Supervised 35+ non-exempt employees and one supervisor. Reviewed and maintained Material Safety Data. Insured that monthly safety meetings were conducted in accordance with OSHA standards and guidelines. Inventoried and ordered production required material. Active member of Internal Audit Team. Conducted ISO audits and managed all non-compliance to completion per the Quality Manual. Assisted Human Resources with selection and interviewing of production candidates. Regularly audited employee attendance and payroll to ensure accuracy. 1995-1997 Production Supervisor, Diversified Converters Inc./ Pre Con Inc., Petersburg, VA First Production Supervisor hired for stitchbonding operation consisting of 35 to 40 skilled operators, production, shipping and receiving, inventory, and warehouse. Skilled to the level of a Class 3 Operator and filled in during the absence of key personnel. Assisted with writing and establishing operating procedures, training new supervisors and operators, and a “pay for skills program” for the subcontracted division of Xymid/ DuPont. Transferred inter-company to Pre Con Inc. to assist implementation of ISO Quality Systems. Wrote a large percentage of the operating procedures for the subcontracted division of Spectra/ Allied Signal. Assisted HR with Hiring and Corrective action of employees. Audited employee attendance and payroll. ~ 1992-1995 Quality Control Manager, The Reinforced Earth Company Production Supervisor while at the Honeybrook, Pa. facility. Supervised 25 skilled and non-skilled immigrant laborers. Filled in as acting Plant manager in his absence. Scheduled production. Ensured that all products conformed to required specifications. Organized work cells to meet requirements of production schedule. Transferred to Mechanicsville plant and assumed role of Quality Control Manager. Responsible for implementing quality control processes. Conducted material testing on wood components, fine and coarse aggregates, and fresh and hardened concrete. Worked with vendors to purchase needed materials. Evaluated quality of product, and negotiated prices for raw materials. Supervised preparation for shipping to ensure safe and reliable transportation. Considered specialist on patented proprietary process involving sound absorbency materials. Enforced adherence to company policies and OSHA safety regulations. 1983-1989 Electronics Technician, U.S.S. Blue Ridge (flagship of the 7th fleet)/ U.S. Navy Gained extensive experience in protocol. Trained to troubleshoot and repair electronic devices to component level. High voltage and RF experience. Maintained and repaired the following equipment: AN/SPS-4OB,C,DMTI, AN/SPS-10, AN/SPS-55, AN/SPS-65, AN/SPA-25, AN/SPA-50, AN/UQN-4, AN/WRN-5 and various communication equipment when needed. General Military Training. EDUCATION 1999 Criticism and Discipline Skills for Managers, American Management Association 1998 How to Supervise People, American Management Association

Companies I like:

DuPont, Honeywell, Nabisco, Hercules


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Finishing manager of powder coating department. Totaly in charge of work and production schedule. Wrote quality control program from scratch. Lowered customer returns and increased revenue