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Quality Machine Operator

Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
August 28, 2017

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John Sousa

Shift Supervisor

Northampton, PA ****7 - 484-***-****

Experienced supervisor in various fields from assistant foreman (construction/industrial roofing), retail dept. manager (multiple locations), to shift supervisor at a wire & cable manufacturing plant where I have 13 years experience overseeing training and development of a cross-functional team, all daily operations including but not limited to, following Product Specifications and polymer/mixing formulations, monitoring of systems operations (temperatures/pressures), setting assignments of team, monitoring and performing on-line quality checks and testing, and additions of additive levels as well as raw material control, and current experience in food packaging environment (confections). Highlights

• Supervision and implementation of team goals • Safety-oriented

• Operation of single and twin screw extrusion • Quality control process • Self-motivated

• Maintain accurate production and quality/safety • Results-oriented records • Efficient

• Handling and movement of raw materials/inventory • Invests in process/goals

• Experience in internal/external audits to maintain ISO compliance

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Production Worker

Just Born Candy Co - Bethlehem, PA - December 2014 to Present Material handling, packaging, and line work. Additionally decorating machine operator and assisting with batch operations and troubleshooting.

Shift Supervisor

Borealis Compounds - Port Murray, NJ - August 2001 to October 2014 Assessed and trained personnel for promotion to cross-functional operations.

• Operated all equipment throughout manufacturing process.

• Coordinated closely with quality control, maintenance dept., and shipping/receiving.

• Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times.

• Diligently maintained safety and quality standards.

• Implemented root cause analysis and corrective actions to improve process and safety.

• Encouraged all team members to take active part in safety observations and continuous improvements initiative.

• Operated manufacturing equipment to maximize production and minimize downtime.

• Assisted in Troubleshooting process.

• Aided in process design and acquisition of new feed system to increase productivity/quality.

• Monitored process and procedure to uphold accuracy and conformance of operating and quality standards.

• Took part in internal/external audits of process to maintain ISO compliance. Floor Supervisor

Specialties Seafood - Orefield, PA - July 2000 to May 2003 Maintained shop cleanliness and environmental control.

• Responsible for rotation of inventory

• Personally assigned to coordinated with FDA inspector and to uphold quality standards.

• Organized and helped with filling orders and loading. Seafood Department Manager

Valley Farm Market - Bethlehem, PA - March 1994 to July 2000 Responsible for staffing and scheduling according to demand.

• Ordering of inventory and setting prices for all items to maintain profitability.

• Coordinated with advertising during seasonal sales.

• Coordinated with FDA inspector to maintain optimal quality/health standards.

• Managed departments at three locations to maintain stock availability, proper pricing, staffing, and safety/quality standards.

• Responsible for increase in monthly profits above 10% for several months consecutively. EDUCATION

High School Diploma in General studies

Liberty High School - Bethlehem, PA



Team Building, supervision, safety oriented, nimblicity, goal oriented, work ethic and driven.

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