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Manager Management

Owasso, Oklahoma, United States
May 19, 2017

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Thomas F. Simmons

***** *. **** ****** *. 918.***.****

Owasso, Oklahoma 74055


To obtain a position that will utilize and enhance my range of skills and abilities; also seeking opportunities for exposure to many aspects of manufacturing and assembly in a culture that nurtures and supports innovation, continuous improvement, and cooperation.

Personal Skills

Organizational Development

Labor Relations


Leadership Development

Machine Programming

Asset Availability Management

Employee Training

Employee Evaluation and Placement

Policy Administration

Knowledge of Market Based Management

Coaching and Counseling

OSHA & Safety Knowledge

Computer Programs & Technology

Career Highlights and Qualifications

33 years of progressive experience managing production, quality, safety, and cost control.

Training in Statistical Process Control, Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine, CNC Programming, CNC Machine Setup, and Supervision Management.

Extensive computer training, including knowledge of Multi-DNC by Spectrum, Solidworks, Microsoft Office, and troubleshooting network system problems.

Skilled in assessing organizational needs and dynamics of a company.

Demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of manufacturing and its procedures.

Excellent skills in communication (written and oral), problem solving, leadership, and time management.

Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently as both a team leader and a team member.

Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and managing multiple projects.

Large capacity of manufacturing knowledge and experience in building relationships and partnerships.

International travel and overseas purchasing experience.

Professional Experience

ETI INC. – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Quality Manager September 2014- March 2017

Responsible for the management and supervision of 3 employees in quality.

Write procedures and maintain the integrity of the repair station Quality Department.

Compliance with calibration schedules for measuring instruments and equipment.

Revise and update all the repair station manuals.

Train employees in all aspects to keep compliant with OSHA regulations.

Revise all OSHA training manuals and programs.

Responsible for all records of training.

Revise and update traveler templates and travelers in JobBoss.

Approve vendors and conduct supplier audits.

Schedule of inspections repairs through quality.

Bond room coordinator.

Monitor and manage all document control.

Assist engineering with updating and correcting operations manuals to keep compliant with DER’s.

Keep OEM manuals updated and ensure that manual repairs and documentation follow the manual.

Production Manager June 2011 – September 2014

ETI INC. is a FAA 145 aircraft repair station.

Responsible for the management and supervision of 5-10 employees.

Schedule all repairs for the repair station.

Schedule machines for aircraft repairs and PMA machined parts.

Train employees on various repairs and machines.

Assist and solve problems with repairs.

Order material for repairs and PMA parts.

Update traveler templates and travelers in JobBoss.

Program and operate vacuum oven.

Repair and schedule repairs for equipment.

Cobra Manufacturing – Bixby, Oklahoma

General Manager April 2008 – May 2011

Develop and administer various company plans and procedures.

Plan, organize, and control all activities of the company’s day to day operations.

Personally develop company goals, objectives, and systems.

Make recommendations and justifications for new equipment purchases for the benefit of the company.

Through teamwork, assess cost efficiency in manufacturing with our outsourced manufacturing facilities in Asia.

Overseas travel to Taiwan and China for business, quality control, and vendor inspections.

Maintain compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations through outside contractors and updated programs.

Production Manager August 2002 - April 2008

Was Responsible for the company’s twenty five employees and their production performance.

Conducted daily inspections and maintenance on Davenport, CNC, and all other machines in the facility.

Identified areas where training could be facilitated to improve efficiency and production.

Delivered feedback to general manager and employees providing coaching techniques on state and national safety policies

Drafted and laid out all machine processes for Davenport screw machines and CNC machines. Edit and programmed CNC machine programs using EIA G codes. Purchased the DNC program file management system and managing all program files.

Ensure that consistency & documentation existed in all disciplinary matters.

Involved with machine justification and recommendations to increase the company’s productivity.

Manufacturing Supervisor March 1992 – August 2002

Supervised 20 employees and assisted with their working practices and manufacturing capabilities.

Ordered repair parts, perishable tooling, and raw materials.

Edited and programmed on all machines.

Assisted in outsourced contract negotiations in plant facility.

Preformed set-ups and operated all machines in the facility.

DANA Corporation – Vinita, Oklahoma November 1984 – March 1992

Team Leader/Machine Operator

Supervised operators ensuring safety and productivity.

Trained operators on Davenport screw machines.

Performed troubleshooting and root cause analysis on machines.

Issued work order and purchase requisitions.

Assisted engineering staff on improvement processes, machine prints, tooling prints, and machine layouts.


Associates Degree in Science Technology of Manufacturing

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Miami, Oklahoma 74354

Supervision and Management

OSU Okmulgee

Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447

CNC Programming

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Ok 74115

High School Diploma

Vinita High School

Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

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