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Manager Plant

Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary:
120,000
Posted:
January 12, 2018

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KENNETH L. PORTER

**** ***** ****

Northampton PA 18067

Cell: 276-***-****

Email: ac30nv@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: To be challenged.

QUALIFICATIONS

** *****’ experience in high speed beverage production. Abilities include: Managing multiple plants, drinking water & wastewater treatment systems, environmental compliance, Maintenance, Equipment & processes, PM systems, PLCs, Predictive maintenance, inferred & vibration analysis, Strong people/ coaching skills, Strong problem solving skills, P&L and budgets, Costing of products, Cost analysis, Capital Appropriations, Managed multi-million dollar projects, Removed and installed complete bottling lines, Personally installed over 80 pieces of major bottling and support equipment, Six Sigma, Master sanitation programs, Warehouse management, inventory control & Union Plants.

EDUCATION

1988- Business management – No Degree

2006- Engineering – BS Degree

2009- Six Sigma Black Belt

2016- SQF Practitioner

2015- Running Green, Zero waste to land fill, lowering carbon foot print

2005- TPM

2001- TQM

2001- SPC

2015-Today Plant Manager for Ice River Springs, Marianna FL/ Allentown PA.

Oversee & Responsible for the operation of a water bottling plant with

an annual volume of 11 Million cases. I manage 27 employees

including Production, QA, Maintenance, Shipping and HR. Turning the

plant around and exceeded all 2016 goals and expectations.

2010-2015 Director of operations for Summit beverage Group. Oversee and

Responsible for the complete plant. Managed 33 hourly employees

and 5 managers in a hot fill facility with 235 SKU’s. Installed complete

hot fill line and engineered the HTST for hot fill processing.

2009-2010 Director of Operations, Pure Pacific International in Hilo Hawaii.

Responsible for the construction and operation of beverage plants in

Hawaii, Guam and Japan as well as the purchase and installation of

all beverage and support equipment. Also responsible for building and

training the new work force in each location in team building & T.Q.M.

2007-2009 Owner and operator of The Beverage Coach Consulting Company. I

worked with many companies throughout North America. Most

notable was the building of a 60,000 SqFt facility in Pageland SC and a

40,000 SqFt plant in Hilo Hawaii.

2006-2007 Director of Operations, Fuchs North America in Baltimore, MD.

Responsible for the operation of all Fuchs plants in North America.

Manage 22 Manager and 380 hourly employees across North America.

I was hired to take the company to the next level. Implemented team

building and employee accountabilities. Handled company capital

projects. Developed KPI’s for each department. Managed all

departments to meet or exceed 2007 budget. Worked with customers

to improve customer service issues. Managed $20MM annual budget.

2002-2006 Plant Manager, Universal Food & Beverage/ GMWC in

Independence, VA. Oversee and responsible for the operation of

Three production facilities and one satellite warehouse. Managed 75

hourly employees & 7 supervisors. Engineered, purchased and installed

complete hot fill bottling line. Engineered and built complete hot fill

process system. Implemented in-house Quality Assurance, Micro Lab

& Sanitation procedures. Implemented PM maintenance program

that reduced equipment downtime by 39.8%. Reduced labor CPC

from $.65 to $.4875. Trained all employees in Team Building, OSHA

compliance & GMPs. One lost time Accident in 4 years. Worked with

state and local regulatory agencies on the construction of a

wastewater treatment system. Designed, engineered and

constructed our wastewater treatment system. Six Sigma Project

Champion.

2001-2002 Project Manager, Pepsi Bottling Group in Latham, NY

Responsible for the construction and the installation of bottling and canning equipment as well as the CQV process. My last assignment was to install a $20MM water line in Latham, NY. The project also included the installation of a new water treatment system to achieve micro filtration. Also headed team to reduce wastewater discharge. Responsible for the construction of our new plant in Moscow Russia.

1997-2000 VP of Operations, Quibell Spring Water in Roanoke, VA

Oversee and responsible for total plant operation. In a facility with an annual volume of 5 MM cases, 2 production lines and 95 SKUs. Managed 42 hourly employees and 5 managers. Managed plant to improve productivity and to correct poor quality history. Reduced labor cost by 20%. Implemented new sanitation & clean-up procedures. Conducted detailed training for all employees. Engineered source water protection items that eliminated contamination during loading of transport & off-loading at the facility. Implemented new tighter Quality assurance Specs. Removed, transported & re-installed complete bottling line for less than $40,000.00.

1994-1997 Plant Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated, Mobile, AL

Oversee and responsible for total plant operations. In a union facility with an annual volume of 20 MM cases, 4 production lines and 300 SKUs. Managed plant to meet or exceed company goals, optimize efficiency and productivity and to be a HIGH QUALITY, low cost producer. Managed 105 hourly employees and 12 managers. Installed new wastewater treatment plant. Increased plant productivity by 7.81%. Increased plant bottle Quality index by 6%. Increased plant quality audit by 4%. Reduced plant overtime by 33.48%. Reduced plant shrinkage/ breakage by 27.27%. Maintained sugar concentrate yield of 100%. Increased plant CPH by 182 Cases per hour. Upgraded and developed management & supervision staff. (PLANT OF THE YEAR)

1983-1994 Production Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated,

Roanoke, VA Oversee and responsible for production, maintenance

and scheduling. In a facility with an annual volume of 30 MM cases, 4

production lines and 300 SKUs. Managed 65 hourly employees and 6

managers. Maintained plant capacity utilization at above105%.

Reduced accidents by 75%. Responsible for creating the first self

directed work team. Developed & implemented TQM training for all

personnel. Implemented new wastewater reduction program utilizing

new Ozone technology.

TRAINING:

Computers, T.Q.M, S.P.C, T.P.M, Six Sigma, Team Building, Self-directed

Work teams, M.R.P, E.R.P & SAP, OSHA & GMP regulations, USDA, FDA,

HACCP, CIP, NSF, SQF Practitioner, Safety Committees and Pepsi CQV

process.

SALARY: Open.



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