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RssMaintenance Manager

I want a stable company that needs assistance to reach world class operational status. I am looking for an operational startup that has been less than successful and needs to have a change made to get them on track. New plant prior to start up is a good place to start with the right tools to see immediate progress.

Aircraft Rigging Assembler

About Me


Manufacturing & Production


Aircraft Rigging Assembler


I have built green field sites from design to operational in under 8 months. Worked with Equipment suppliers, and contractors to have reliable equipment from concept through installation and to operation in under 7 months. Producing good product at better than expected rate in under 1 year.

Ideal Companies:

Cummins, GE, KIA,

Education level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:


Work Experiences

10/2007 - 12/2008

Republic Conduit


  • MAnage Maintenance DEpartment, Contracted Services, and Store Room activities. Attending Department meetings, arrange for improvement activities.

9/2005 - 10/2007

Cummins Turbo Technologies


  • Responsible for plant start up operations, working with General contractor to ensure facility up fit to fit our needs. Supervised installation of all manufacturing and support equipment for facility, including work day to day with sub-contractors for facilities electrical needs (switch gear and buss way installation) and compressed air system. Personally wrote RFQ and machine specifications for support machinery, ultrasonic washers, dye penetrant line, and tempering / stress relieving ovens. This position included working as maintenance supervisor for a 2 shift operation supervising 4 TPM Technicians. I established a PM program, spare parts inventory, generated work orders using Maximo for entire facility. Negotiated contracts for outside sourced maintenance such as grounds and HVAC. Worked with Ariba for MRO purchases, set min max levels for consumable materials to be maintained by outside vendors, (Hagemeyer, W. W. Grainger,) and worked with additional suppliers to set up consignment stock to have as required and pay as we use (motion control, and Efector sensors).

4/2005 - 9/2005

Mobis Alabama


  • Supervision of a maintenance team in an automotive plastics factory.

8/2001 - 3/2005

AM General HUMMER H2


  • Day to day maintenance operations in a state of the art Paint Shop, including supervision of 6-18 skilled trade teams members. Scheduling Maintenance items including, Continuous Improvement Projects, Preventative Maintenance, Training needs, and Breakdown Repair. Observe the installation of complete paint system by outside Contractors for new product launch, “HUMMER H2”, for GM sales. Set up and maintain preventive maintenance program, assemble complete list of spare parts required for a new startup. Perform buyoff’s for new equipment, write SOP procedures for start up, and normal daily operation and debug of separate systems used through the paint systems. PLC logic modifications and enhancements for AB PLC-5 and SLC-500 using RS Logix after initial debug and operational tests with vendors. Up keep and annual system changes required for model year change, installation of new hardware sensors to add error proofing as changes to vehicle body were presented. Panelview updates for Panelview 900, 1200, and 1400E Panelview’s Installation of DH+ network to create a control room for debug and operation overview of all conveyor systems, Oven controls and operations, Robotic interfaces, auxiliary support equipment, and atmosphere controls systems. Installed many software support and trouble shooting tools such as down time accumulators, diagnostic screens for Panelview operator consoles, and cycle counters / timers.

9/1996 - 8/2001

MetoKote Corporation


  • Primary responsibility as Maintenance Manager for plant 29 with Secondary responsibility to assist Southern and South Eastern Regional Plants with maintenance support issues, spare parts, equipment updates, new equipment installation and startup. Including developing I/O list based on equipment requirements, writing base PLC logic programs for AB SLC-500, installing PLC and interfaces, building control cabinets, and performing new system runoff’s and debug at customer locations. Oversee the production operation for our Annex Site with Caterpillar Building Products (Caterpillar Skid Steer Project). As well as being the primary contact for our in house customer. Supervising 52 hourly employee's, ensuring on time delivery from our overhead conveyor directly to the customers Track-veyor with only 45 minutes in staging. Assist with implementing QS-9000 program at this new facility, by writing procedures, continual improvements, keeping records, and training employee’s in the concept of QS-9000. Purchasing material for production usage, also maintenance repair parts, and stocking chemicals for our cleaning and painting operations. Continuing the last position as Maintenance Superintendent supervising a 3 Maintenance person team. Additional responsibility includes PLC programming for the South East Region of MetoKote Corporation, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. This Includes travel to specific plants to install and upgrade new and existing equipment. PLC and Panelview screen development and trouble shooting and diagnostic’s via modem or onsite visits. Oversee the installation of all associated equipment involved in the Industrial Coating Facility. Setup accounts with outside vendors. Operating a Waste Water system. Supervising a 3 Maintenance person team including training coaching and mentoring these employees into a well organized team reducing downtime from an average of 18% to an acceptable level of 7% which included the PM and tank cleaning schedules. Implement a Total Predictive and Preventative Maintenance program which included IR imaging, Vibration analysis, along with monthly amperage checks on all pumps and motors used in the facility. Inventory control over spare parts and chemicals. Maintained PLC files and back up programs for 2 plants in North Carolina as well as trouble shooting various other plants control issues via modem from my office in Sanford. Provided the most Automated Ecoating system for the Metokote organization of the 31 plants in operation at that time.

8/1995 - 8/1996

Hoesch Suspension

Individual Contributor

  • Working as lead person on first shift supervising a crew of maintenance persons. Diagnosis, repair, install, upgrade, and program AB PLC-5 and SLC 500 using AB 6400 software; Including upgrading older control cabinets by installation of PLC controls with relays for current carrying operations. Custom process machines, and test equipment, including CNC machines, also physical plant equipment, including building, and grounds. Installation and maintaining AB. PLC-5, and SLC-500 Processors and Panelview Terminals using Dedicated AB plant terminals, as well as personal computers.

9/1983 - 8/1995

Lucas Automotive

Individual Contributor

  • Senior repairman responsible for supervising the most complex automated Paint / assembly / manufacturing line including Die setting and changeover. Set-up, diagnosis, and repair of physical plant and all machines including CNC machining centers, Minster P200 Stamping Press, Weingarten Screw Press, Automated Projection Welders, Automated Mig Welders PLC controlled machinery (USON, AB PLC-2, PLC-5, SLC-100, SLC-150, SLC-500, SIEMENS 100, SIEMENS 115, GE SERIES Programming all AB PLC’s with dedicated T2 terminal through AB 6400 series software and ICOM programming software before they were bought by Rockwell, SLC PLC’s were programmed via hand held pendant. Siemens PLC’s were programmed with Siemens Step 5 software operating from CPM operating system. Troubleshooting with personal Computer, dedicated T2 terminals, as well as highly sensitive test and assembly equipment. Automated out of dated equipment by changing relay controls out for inexpensive PLC and interface components, Installed and programmed Panelview terminals and wrote batch PLC programs to allow machines to perform many different tasks. Designed and installed quick change tooling and fixtures to assist production with better ROI by using single machine to produce and test a variety of parts. This plant was a tier 1 supplier to GM for clutch actuation systems, and to Ford for rear drum brake systems for the Ford Escort and Mercury contour. In addition we supplied Heavy duty Dura-Park truck brakes to Ford Truck in Kentucky.