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Manager Maintenance, Engineering Manager, Project Manager

Pasadena, Texas, United States
May 31, 2017

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Cade Deters

LA PORTE, TX *****281-***-**** ● ●


Summary of Qualifications

Accomplished Engineering Manager with 15 years of experience in facets of maintenance and project management including preventative maintenance, condition based maintenance, job planning, project development, planning, design, execution, and completion of multi-million-dollar capital projects. Proven leader able to instill safety standards. Regarded as a primary point of contact for multiple plants nationwide. Adept in establishing cross-functional teams of engineering, maintenance, and operations staff. Effective in facilitating project risk through hazard analysis and change processes. Visionary recognized for success and strategies that generate quantifiable results. Hands-on approach to team leadership and direction. Astute communicator and relationship builder.

Technical Skills

Microsoft Project, MP2, Oracle, AutoCAD, Draft Sight, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro

Areas of Expertise

Cross-Functional Team Leadership Maintenance Design & Layouts Project Management Strategic Planning

Capital Projects Contract Negotiation Process Improvement Quality Assurance Blueprints & Single Line Drawings

Hazard Analysis Dispute Resolution Analysis & Reporting Safety Standards Lean Implementation

Professional Experience

UNITED STATES GYPSUM CO. (USG), Various Locations 2002-2016

Technical Manager – Galena Park, TX Plant 2012-2016

Manager for a multi-industry facility comprised of three operating departments; paper mill, wall board; gypsum processing operation; and a ready mix joint compound operation. Maintained plant facilities including lawn care, paving, and asphalt repair/installation, drainage, roofing, and painting. Served as the Interim Plant Manager during vacations and holidays.

Managed the E&I department consisting of two supervisors and ten technicians.

Led a maintenance reliability program with three direct reports (general foreman, reliability technician, and field technician).

Worked with plant management to monitor delay, maintenance costs, bad actors, maintenance hours and training.

Ensured timely execution of condition based and preventative maintenance.

Coached and developed new project engineers for upwardly mobile roles in the organization.

Managed plant store room with 4 personnel and an inventory of $4MM.

Ensured compliance of employees/contractors to plant safety rules, lock out/tag out, electrical, NFPA 70E programs, and environmental compliance with corporate, state, local, and federal operating permits.

Developed and executed short/long term capital, non-routine, and infrastructure planning ranging from $4-10M.

Collaborated with management/ engineers to develop projects, obtain funding, and to deliver on-time projects.

Acted as the plant primary point of contact for contract negotiations and dispute resolutions; won settlements against two contractors for breach of contracts and delays in project deliverables.

Maintained a safety standard leading to 10M man hours and 10K days without lost time injuries; won a National Safety Council Campbell Award in 2016.

Supply Chain/Reliability Manager – Glendale, AZ Plant 2007-2012

Managed supply chain and reliability for a manufacturing plant operating two process lines for Ready Mix and Dry Joint Compound. Maintained a high safety standard and compliance among team members, contractors, and third-party carriers.

Managed maintenance department for a dry joint and ready mix compound manufacturing facility.

Consistently met or exceeded plant maintenance spending goals.

Ensured preventative maintenance activities were completed on schedule to minimize unexpected downtime.

Delivered continuous production equipment reliability for compressed air systems, bulk solids transfer equipment, material processing equipment, wet and dry mixing, case erectors, bag inserters, transfer conveyors, automated fill stations for wet and dry product, and two robotic palletizers.

Led loading operations and partnered with Operations and external carriers to exceed customer expectations.

Ensured on-time delivery of over 97% for customer orders.

Developed and implemented plant Capital, Non-Routine, and Infrastructure projects; upgraded small packaging line of holding tanks, fillers, and packaging equipment.

Instilled high benchmarks and standards of safety for facility and contract employees.

Achieved environmental compliance with corporate, state, local, and federal operating permits.

Renewed the Non-Title V air permit.

Plant Engineer – Glendale, AZ Plant 2004-2007

Supervised the Production Department and Maintenance teams.

Trained and developed 3 new supervisors for the production line.

Demonstrated best in class techniques to operators.

Developed maintenance team and ensured preventative maintenance operations were completed on schedule.

Led and implemented plant Capital, Non-Routine, and Infrastructure projects.

Delivered onsite support and execution to corporate IT and controls teams; fielded 24x7 technical support calls and inquiries and coached supervisors towards first-call resolution.

Recognized as the plant’s primary point of contact for technical questions and support for corporate engineering/IT.

Project Engineer – Southard, OK Plant 2002-2004

Led projects for a multi-industry facility comprised of four operating departments including quarry, calcining mill, wall board manufacturing line, and ground gypsum packaging.

Successfully led, developed, and implemented capital projects from $10K to $250K.

Upgraded compressed air systems and constructed expansions for the Quality Lab.

Designed and implemented semi-bulk packaging equipment.

Upgraded raw material processing operations.

Delivered a new building enclosure, process equipment, package boiler, aerated reactor vessel, and controls system.

Served as sole Project Engineer for plant; served 200+ employees and managed up to 10 projects totaling $2M.

Partnered with corporate engineering; improved processes for making additives for the production line.



B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2001

Relevant Training

Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Electrical Safety, Global Harmonized System, HAZWOPPER Level 2, Capital Development & Implementation, Fundamentals of Safety, Lean Implementation, LSS Project Selection, Hazard Recognition, Accident Investigation

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