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Manager Plant

Patchogue, New York, 11772, United States
100,000 +++
August 28, 2017

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Ken Chmela

Sr. Plant Manager

Coram, NY ***** - 631-***-****

Experienced Plant Manager with specific expertise in manufacturing processes and supply chain management. Over 20 years experience in production functions, material procurement, project implementation, and process improvement. Have worked successfully alongside program participants in order to optimize output and overall project performance, contributing to the bottom line. Ability to achieve maximum productivity and cost control through effective use of available resources.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Sr. Plant Manager

US Nonwovens Corp - Brentwood, NY - March 2014 to Present

- Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations

- Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards

- Responsibility for production output, product quality and on-time shipping Subcontract Manager

ITT Exelis Corp - North Amityville, NY - June 2009 to January 2014

– Responsible for properly routing all requisitions and applicable documents for formal purchasing and material tracking throughout all phases of the acquisition process; provide status to the Engineering, Procurement, Programs, Manufacturing and Quality Managers.

– Develop and maintain databases within ERP; create spreadsheets and presentations, compose correspondence, and provide reports in support of ongoing contracts both developmental and production.

– Interface daily with program teams through all phases of the acquisition process; participant on manufacturing team as part of the ITT Value Based Six Sigma lean initiative program.

–Visited Suppliers to ensure program goals are being achieved including schedule and engineering requirements

–Presented subcontract status to program customers Plant Manager

Timecap Labs Inc - Farmingdale, NY - January 2006 to November 2008 Schedule and issue Production Orders for all manufacturing operations.

– Maintain monthly production schedule using Manufacturing Scheduling Tool.

– Work closely with manufacturing, purchasing and engineering to develop production schedule.

– Ensure that Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and raw materials are available to support schedule. Created raw material inventory spreadsheets for Purchasing Department.

– Expedite and release deliveries for raw materials from vendor as needed.

– Assisted supply chain management on all phases of API and raw material requirements.

– Worked with IT to develop Production Planning System used to track raw materials, WIP and Finished Goods from receipt to release.

– Wrote User Specifications to develop reports used to track scheduling and release of product.

– Develop Standard Operating Procedures and prepare them to be entered in Navision. Plant Manager

NBTY, Inc. - Bohemia, NY - June 1995 to November 2005 Responsible for daily operations in multiple departments including Shipping and Receiving, Maintenance, Pharmacy and Blending.

– Coordinated and organized the payroll, scheduling, quarterly employee evaluations, and disciplinary reviews for 150 employees for three shifts.

– Participated in daily production meetings that focused on methods of improving sales production.

– Presented departments to buyers of major corporations such as Walmart, Target and CVS to encourage sale growth.


Bachelor's in Business Management

Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY

September 1993 to May 1995

Business Management

Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY

September 1991 to May 1993


Operating Systems Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows 7 Software Packages Microsoft Office Suite – Excel;Oulook;PowerPoint;Word Microsoft Works Suite – Spreadsheet – Word Processor Navision Lotus Notes

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