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Manager Injection Molding

Evansville, Indiana, United States
November 12, 2017

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Curtis Hall

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Azimuth Custom Extrusion 1618 Lynch Rd, Evansville, IN 47711 August, 2016- June, 2017

Shift Supervisor

Oversee all aspects of Sheet line production

Maintain a constant flow of Quality by continuous tracking of internal defects

Be a constant presence production trouble shooting extrusion processing issues

Enforce safety rules and regulations designed to create and maintain safe working habits to reduce frequency and seriousness of industrial accidents

Keep cost in mind watching for high risks of devaluation

Report production results

Schedule temporary work force through a temp service

Report revisions to set up conditions

Help when necessary to update ISO work instructions

Toyota Boshoku 1698 S 100 West Princeton, In 47670 August, 2015-July, 2016

Assistant Manager Gold Shift

Responsible for Doors Assembly, Injection Molding and Urethane

Responsible for 67 team members, team leads and Group Leads

Responsible for meeting the JIT inventory for Toyota (TMMI)

Maintain Safety as a top priority

Maintain 5S practices

Update work station procedures as equipment and process change to improve takt time

Maintain a constant flow of Quality by continuous tracking of internal defects utilizing tools such as defect walk backs on the line as well as Red Rabbit exercises (intentional placement of bad parts on the line)

Foster an environment of respect and teamwork to retain and empower team members

Monitor attendance and issue warning for non-compliances

Ensure rotations of team members to minimize repetitive injury’s

Continuously looking for ways to reduce takt time and improve the process

oTurned in a plan at Toyota to shave 10 seconds off takt time in sun shade station by adding a tilt table to put shade on door while another shade is being welded by robot.

A Schulman 5001 O’Hara Dr. Evansville IN 47711 2014- July, 2015

Production Manager

Oversee all aspects of manufacturing using twin screws, continuous mixers and single screw extruders

Spend up to 50% of my time in production trouble shooting extrusion processing issues

oReview production packet and if machine conditions change due to wear on screw or barrel change the packet to reflect change for the next set up.

Host daily production meeting discussing downtime and extrusion processing issues and create an action log for corrective actions


Perform hiring /firing function as well as scheduling temporary help

Maintain 5S practices

Track production measurable( KPI)such as overtime, yield, uptime, schedule attainment and pounds per man-hour

oThese measurable were maintained by the production manager for a USIP United States incentive plan which paid out a bonus. I would also collect from other department’s information such as dollars of inventory, days of inventory; raw material cost etc. in the five years while I was manager production always hit a high percentage of their goals which resulted in bonus money for the employees usually about a week to two weeks’ pay.

Monitor attendance

Supervise all shift Foremen

Host various safety meetings such as BBS and Safety Committees.

oSeven million man hours with a no loss time occurrence

Continuous improvements

oCreated a sub process to blend materials for downstream feeding to avoid blending and causing a draw on the motor due to the abrasive nature of the material. This allowed the product to run on a much faster twin screw machine which lowered our cost of manufacturing.

Regulatory compliance assistance is given to the EH&S department on storage of used oil, light bulbs and sludge from vents. Also scheduling line operation for stack testing for permits on dust collection. In addition a production PM is issued to check oil containment platforms to insure no oil is in the containment platform causing VOC’s. Make sure all new raw materials have proper labeling showing they have gone through EH&S for production approval.

Ferro Corp. 5001 O’Hara Dr. Evansville IN 47711

Production Manager/Material control Supervisor (combined position) 2010-2014

Oversee all aspects of manufacturing

Perform plant manager functions in his absence

Perform hiring /firing function

Maintain 5S practices and track of lean savings

Track production measurable such as rate or yield to identify problems such as screw wear or problems from raw material changes

Monitor attendance

Supervise all shift Foremen

Host various safety meetings

Material Control Supervisor 1993 - 2010

Audit movements of raw material from receipt through finished goods shipment

Inventory entry and adjustments in SAP

Resolve yield problems

Ensure accuracy of physical inventory by using problem solving techniques

Silo adjustments, bulker adjustments, rail car weight adjustments, nomenclature re-labels

Production Supervisor 1988 - 1993

Direct the activities of the production crew for the manufacturing of customer products

In accordance with process and product specifications per quality standards

Enforce safety rules and regulations designed to create and maintain safe working habits to reduce frequency and seriousness of industrial accidents

Implement training for development of employee skills in extrusion and blending to ensure a high level of production and morale

Production Lead Man/ Mixing 1983 - 1988

Maintain the specifications of a formula during the manufacturing process by adjusting raw materials

Ensure traceability of raw materials through accurate recording of usage

Hold safety as the highest priority and enforce the rules necessary to achieve a safe work environment

Provide training for new employees

Production mixer/operator 1978 - 1983

General manufacturing duties


June, 2010 Dale Carnegie

Certificate Course 10-1 Effective Communications & Human Relations

Dec. 2009 Oakland City University

BSBA with a concentration in Human Resource and Management

3.971 GPA

Sept. 1999 - Feb. 2001 University Of Southern Indiana

Certificate in Supply Chain Management

1993 - 1995 Ivy Tech State College

Business and Industry Associate Degree 33 credits 3.67 GPA

Certificate in Injection Molding 66 hours course

Certificate in Polymer Extrusion 66 hours course

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