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RssProduction Supervisor/Operations Leader/Quality Inspector

Operations Supervisor Summary of Qualifications A results orientated self-starter with over 30 years of comprehensive production, manufacturing and military experience with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and employee empowerment. Demonstrated ability to facilitate improvements in quality, cost, and customer relationships. Proficient in process improvement, equipment maintenance, developing manufacturing standards, security of both equipment and facilities, training and safety/OSHA compliance. Developed and managed multi-million dollar capital and operating budgets involving a staff of up to 500 employees. Achieved a proven record of sustained achievement in quality centered team dynamics, ergonomics, ISO/QS 9000, Union/Management relations, and developing diverse environments. Good background developing and using GMPs and SOPs. Experience LM Glasfiber, Little Rock, Arkansas 2007 to 2008 Production Supervisor Responsible for the Post Moulding Operations for wind turbine blades that included blade cut and trim, blade finishing and blade assembly. These operations result in over one half of the total labor necessary make the blade customer ready. Responsible for the supervision and initial training of up to the initial 80 associates at an out of state location and documenting that training to verify completion for the proficiency and to validate compliance for ISO certification. Trained associates in the a start up operation of a new and unfamiliar environment • Organize and train new associates in jobs they were not familiar with to reach a goal of completion of the work necessary to complete the blade in each work center in one shift. • Work closely with engineering on unique blade repairs to train all associates in these rarely seen repairs resulting in saving all damaged or blades with moulding deficiencies. • Mentor and coach associates who showed promise as leaders. Resulting in these team players accepting team leader responsibilities. • Both myself and each team receiving outstanding comments and "best seen manufacturing practices" from blade managers and customers for the 37.3, 40.3 and 42.5 meter blades during their first article inspections. Kohler Company, Stainless Steel Division, Searcy, Arkansas 2004 to 2007 Maintenance and Production Foreman Responsible for leading a team of multi-tasked maintenance technicians, production employees and janitors to accomplish daily and periodic equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance and daily production goals in environment of safety, quality and productivity. Lead continuous improvement efforts utilizing six sigma and lean manufacturing practices. • Chosen to be and executed the responsibilities as the Facility Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Champion. Resulting in the maintaining of the facility polishing equipment in an outstanding condition. • During a strike against the company by the UAW I, along with all other salary and office professionals, repackaged completed sinks, inventoried and shipped all customer orders on or ahead of schedule. Trained new hires on all operations associated with polishing, cleaning and inspecting all styles of sinks in production at that time while maintaining on time customer demands. • Member of the team that was selected and awarded the 2006 Kohler Productivity Award. • Trained and certified associates on all material handling equipment within the facilities. Received training as a first responder and fulfilled that responsibility. Weyerhaeuser Packaging Company, Little Rock, Arkansas 2003 to 2004 Maintenance Technician Responsible for the daily and preventative maintenance on electro-mechanical repairs of corrugator, box flexo glue, printing and gluing machines, and platen die cutting machines. • Active member of the facility safety steering committee. • Worked closely with the assigned shift associates as a member of the behavior safety committee by formalizing Job Safety Analysis and Worksite Analysis for each piece of manufacturing equipment. • Received training by the American Red Cross in first aid and the automatic external defibulator (AED). Vita Non-Wovens, High Point, North Carolina 2002 to 2003 Shift Manager Responsible for the total human resource management and payroll of up to 30 manufacturing, warehouse serving technicians and maintenance technicians utilizing five unique production lines. Utilized fiber opening equipment, cards/garnetts, crosslappers/swing arms, in-line dying and resin applications, ovens with calendars, winders with in line slitting and shear cutting methods • Authored safety programs and conducted training in the lockout/tagout of hazardous energy, and permit required confined spaces. Lead weekly safety meetings with shift personnel, • Conducted internal program and process audits to validate facility quality program resulting in a satisfactory third party ISO/QS certification audit. • Coached shift personnel to achieve production goals safely and to maximize quality. Polymer Group Inc., North Little Rock, Arkansas 1999 to 2001 Manufacturing Resource Manager Responsible for the technical development, mentoring and training of 64 process technicians and maintenance team members in the manufacturing of high tech non-wovens fabrics in a union environment. Utilized state of the art computer operated fiber opening, carding, high pressure water entangling, drying, winding and slitting equipment. • Operated as a project engineer in the installation of $120M expansion of unique non-woven equipment. The result was the largest capacity non-wovens project completed on time. • Developed and improved processes for the manufacturing of non-woven fabrics. • Authored procedures, trained process technicians and conducted internal audits that were key to the initial ISO 9002 certification and recertification of the APEX technology manufacturing lines. • Trained and mentored process technicians to practice team orientated problem-solving skills to include Kazan methods. Levi Strauss and Co., Morrilton, Arkansas 1995 to 1999 Plant Production Supervisor/Industrial Engineer Responsible for the product engineering, manufacturing and finishing of casual and dress slacks in team environments using state of the art equipment. Supervised and coached 12 first line supervisors with overall responsibility for 500+ operators in a union environment. Managed and trained 12 plant mechanics to maintain 750+ pieces of manual and computer operated equipment, ergonomically improve workstations and manufacturing special attachments used for garment assembly and finishing. • Developed and executed capital programs to improve plant lighting, facility controls and conversion to state of the art programmable sewing machines improving quality of life and increasing efficiency and productivity by more than 15%. • Developed manufacturing models used for finite capacity scheduling and costing analysis of products mixes to maximize team effectiveness. • Assisted in developing new and innovative concepts used in redesigning the partnership between management the labor union representing the plant. • Selected to perform field service duties to include process control and garment quality audits at facilities in Texas, Tennessee and Dominican Republic. • Key member of the corporate strategic quality improvement team for the Dockers and Slates brands resulting in higher quality standards and reduction in production costs throughout the company. Babcock & Wilcox - ST, Little Rock, Arkansas 1993 to 1995 Production Control Analyst Responsible for all drawing and document control after the prints being issued by engineering. Using the bill of materials (BOM) from the drawings to develop and issue purchase requisitions for materials for each section of the boiler. Developed and mapped out process flow diagrams including critical junctures of boiler types being constructed within the facility. The result being a dynamic tool for procurement of materials and scheduling of work into the work shops. Responsible for shipping of completed boilers to the customer. • Developed training programs and completed training for scheduling associates resulting the positive outcome of the ISO audit. • Analyzed shop capacity verses work required for boiler manufacture to develop decisions to manufacture in the work shops or contract to local vendors. United States Air Force, Jacksonville, Arkansas 1973 to 1993 Superintendent of Aircraft Technology Responsible for the manufacturing and repair of structural and engine components and both powered and non-powered support equipment for the largest C-130 aircraft wing in the world, training all aircrew assigned to that type aircraft in the world. • Responsible for the management of the Air Force Aircraft and missile system welding certification program, performing duties as observing official and conducting destructive testing of the test joints. • Lead team of engineers and metal working professionals to conduct a first article evaluation of computer numerical control (CNC) vertical machining center being produced by a vendor not approved by the Department of Defense. • Initiated aggressive equipment predictive and preventative maintenance programs resulting in doubling the service life of most pieces of metal working equipment. • Co-authored and was responsible for the self inspection and assessment programs utilized at several organizations to validate aircraft, weapons maintenance, safety and security programs and procedures. Education Southern Illinois University/College of Engineering, Carbondale, Illinois 1995 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering Technology Industrial Engineering Technology with a minor in management. Skills • Microsoft Office Program • MRP and CMMS programs Licenses General Sewing Data, 1997. Grade A License to perform motion and time studies.

Production Supervisor

Jacksonville, AR

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Manufacturing & Production


Production Supervisor

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GE, Raytheon, Polymarin,

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Jacksonville, AR