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Manager Plant

United States
May 10, 2013
Contact Info:

Wade Talbert

**** ********* **.

Shelby Township, MI 48317

(614) ***-**** (614) ***-****

Professional Profile:

Manager with over 15 years experience in Manufacturing, Production, Materials, Packaging, Shipping / Receiving, Hand Assembly processes, Extrusion and Injection Molded Plastics, and Electrical Motor Assembly. CNC Die Making and Setting. Experienced in Process Development, Q.C. testing, PFEMA, PQCT, Control plans, TS16949, TQM. Experienced in Production Planning/Scheduling and Staffing. Experience with union and non-union plants. Experienced with MS Word, Excel, Access, Office, PowerPoint, QAD, ADP and PayChex. I am an expert at problem solving, and team building.

Employment History:

Transnav Technologies

New Baltimore, MI

12/2007 - 4/2013

Shift Manager

Oversee and Lead all 3rd Shift operations for a Plastics Molding plant consisting of

3 Supervisors, 2 Maintenance Group members, 2 Quality Control Technicians, 2 Materials associates and 2 Die-Setters and 42 hourly operators in producing and shipping quality parts on time.

Great Lakes Assemblies Inc.

East Liberty, OH

12/2007 - 10/2012

Manufacturing Consultant (2007)

Performed Front End Analysis of Wheel and Tire Assembly operation and drove suggested improvements. Help set up Layered Process Audits to ensure system effectiveness. Trained Supervisor and Team Leader. Answer Trouble Reports with 5P for customer concerns. Reduced reject rate from 3.6% to 2.8% consistently. Helped to develop OEE tracking system.

Assistant Production Manager (2008)

Oversaw all plant operations on 2nd shift including: Automotive, Center Console, Shipping/Receiving and Maintenance. Chair the plant 5-S Committee. Assist Plant manager in setting up robust assembly poke-yoke's, and quality related counter-measures. Established Safety Culture, Chair Safety Committee. Named "TAG Excellence Champion" setting the standard for "Best Practices" for the entire corporation. Oversee Quarterly training event.

Assistant Materials Planning Logistics and Scheduling Manager (2011)

Direct a team of 2 Production Schedulers, 2 Inventory Specialist, 2 Receiving Clerks, 1 Shipping Clerk and 10 Forklift Operators. Take the lead in setting up poke-yokes within the EDI QAD system to reduce human error in Scheduling, Inventory and Trailer Management. Manage Return Containers. Assist in New Model - Container Design Control Inventory levels, while maintaining 100% Delivery to the customer.

Eagle Industries Inc.

Wixom, MI

10/2004 - 10/2006

Production Manager

Managed a 2.5 shift (Lean) operation, with 2 direct Production Supervisors and 114 indirect hourly operators. Manufacturing Sound Deadening and Energy Absorbing Polyurethane Foam products for the automotive industry: U204 and SN197 programs for Ford. I helped to successfully launch 4 programs. I reduced scrap by 3.6% while increasing OEE by 4.8%. I reduced part per second cost by increasing labor utilization. I set up 5S method of Housekeeping in one cell, and was working on the 2nd. I was a member of the Safety Committee. I was part of a cross-functional team commissioned to set up a new line to better utilize space in the plant by consolidating multiple programs on one line as well as eliminated excess manpower.

Tecstar Inc. PDC

Livonia, MI

08/2003 - 10/2004

Production / Distribution Manager

Oversaw all Scheduling, Planning, Order Pulling, Packaging, Shipping / Receiving and Maintenance of a growing Parts Distribution / Manufacturing Center. Leading 30 indirect employees, and 1 direct. Custom Kitting / Sequencing for Hummer, GM: Sport Utility Vehicles etc. Designed and oversaw installation of a cost-reducing Conveyor system, eliminating 2 positions. Effectively used RYG system. Set up Kan-Ban system. Set up and chaired Safety Committee.

The Woodbridge Group

Romulus, MI

7/2001 - 11/2002

Production Manager

Managed a three shift (Lean) Polyurethane Foam manufacturing operation, consisting of 120 employees, hourly (UAW), and salaried, including 3 Shift Supervisors. Reduced scrap from 5% to 3%. Reduced overtime cost greatly by restructuring the workforce. Six-Sigma disciplines. Used the Kaizen method of problem solving along with 8D, JIT, FIFO, and Constraint management. Reduced labor by better utilizing the work force. Kept monthly departmental budget under control. Inter-act with local management team, as well as corporate, and customers. Actively involved with Continuous Improvement program. Conduct regular Safety and Productivity Improvement meetings.

Lionel L,L,C.

Chesterfield Township, MI

10/1999 - 7/2001

Production Supervisor

Supervised the Electrical, Sub, and Final Assembly Departments. (UAW) Assigning tasks, and vacations, to 5 Line Leaders, schedule production, counsel employees for attendance problems, or job performance. Set up Assembly Lines, provide the proper tools and other supplies needed. Kept record of daily production activity, increase efficiency rates while lowering scrap rates, contact vendors. Time study, and set line speed, adapt routing to amount of employees, chair three different production team meetings.

Federal Mogul Corporation

Ann Arbor, MI

8/1996 - 10/1999

Redi-Tool Technician Set up and run C.N.C. 360 Turret Lathe, PunchPress, Compression Molding, Die-Setting, CMM, Numerex, Cone Scales, Pie Scales, Micrometers, Indicators, Calibration of indicators and Scales, Extruders, Compression Molding. Trimmer, Optical Comparator. Perform some Electrical repairs on equipment. Q.C. Test.

Northwest Airlines

Romulus, MI

11/1986 - 10/1995

Leader / Online Driver / Flight Coordinator

Supervise a crew of four ground service agents. Assigning tasks, Ground Communication. Transfer baggage, freight, and mail to designated aircraft. Accurately tabulated and reported weight distribution of aircraft to the pilots. Performed Preventive Maintenance on ground equipment.


Major: Drafting/Mechanical Design (Technical Degree) 1981 Highland Park, MI

Major: Industrial Electronics 1983 East Detroit, MI

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology 2003 Scranton, PA

Skills and Abilities:

Leadership training. Computer Applications training. 8-D problem solving training. Honda Quality systems. 5P Problem solving training. UAW bargaining. Kaizen method. Lean Disciplines.