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Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
Posted:
January 21, 2018

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Ales Kopac

***** ******* **., ******* *****, CA *2679

714-***-****

ac34ka@r.postjobfree.com

PERSONAL PROFILE

Dedicated and self-motivated individual offering a solid educational background in Mechanical engineering and business administration, with extensive hands-on experience in UL / ETL certification, quality customer services, general office administration. Performance driven - Pro-active in seeking solutions, demonstrates a sense of urgency, pushes self and others for results, seeks continuous improvement in job related areas and self development.

Excellent communication, organization, strong multi-tasking abilities and time management skills. Work well both independently and as a contributing member of the team with technical and critical thinking skills.

Professional appearance is extremely important to me as well as honesty, loyalty and a friendly and positive attitude towards clients. Ready to learn more, and accept new challenges, also environmentally conscious.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – present Orgatech lighting / Organic Lighting Systems – architecture lighting (California, USA)

Engineering / Production Manager

Supervising daily activity for production, optimizing manufacturing process, reducing costs, ensuring quality

Engineering and design LED fixtures

Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders to determine personnel, material requirements or material priorities, and BOM accuracy

Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve products, reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, product design, materials and parts

Sourcing LED components and negotiating with suppliers / vendors

Performing certification testing process for UL, ETL, Photometric, safety tests for lighting fixtures

Supervising purchasing department, obtaining inventory control

Assist customer service and other departments to ensure products are produced according to customer requirements

2012 – 2016 Access Lighting INC – residential and commercial lighting (California, USA)

Engineering / Production Manager

Supervising daily activity for production, optimizing manufacturing process, reducing costs, ensuring quality, working with purchasing

Engineering and design LED fixtures, Integrating new technologies into existing products

Sourcing LED components, drivers, LED boards and negotiating with suppliers / vendors

Performing certification process for UL, ETL, Photometric, safety tests for lighting fixtures

Creating BOM’s, working with overseas partners

Assist customer service

Showroom design and set up

2009 – 2012 DMF lighting INC – residential and commercial lighting (California, USA)

Production Manager/Warehouse Manager

Manage day-to-day activities for manufacturing process to insure a safe working environment

Conduct meetings with supervisors to ensure all issues are being communicated and addressed expediently with a common understanding of goals

Coordinate in preparing and communicating manufacturing schedules and prioritize work objectives for the shop employees

Direct production in relation to production volumes, costs, quality and staffing, train production staff

Identify processes and create programs that will reduce cost, reduce scrap, rework and keep overall product cost highly competitive

Implementing a high degree of process control to assure on time delivery and quality

Review and audit work orders and work with other departments to ensure products are produced in compliance with internal processing instructions and specifications, inventory control

Assist in developing new LED products and performing UL testing

Ensure all production employees are operating in compliance with corporate procedures

2009 – 2009 CV lighting LLC – light fixtures / SANTECH Inc. - LED custom scoreboards (California, Florida, USA)

Engineering Manager/Production Manager/Human Resources

Managing production in Florida and in California

Scheduling production for different products such as gas price signs, scoreboards

Transferring the manufacturing of gas price signs and scoreboards from Florida to California

Finding vendors and sourcing all components locally in California

Shipping and/or purchasing necessary equipment

Determine number of employees needed as well as skills required

Assisting with planning production for CV lighting products

Responsible for orders of all materials and parts

Suggesting and implementing ideas to reduce overall manufacturing cost

Providing on side support for the installation for all products

Assisting sales with the quotations for gas price signs, scoreboards and custom CV lighting products

1997 – 2009 RPS - Professional Billboards and Signs (Illuminated - NEON/LED and Non Illuminated) Slovenia, European Union

Engineering Manager/Production Manager/Human Resources

Lead and direct production including technological processes during manufacture and field installation

Ensure efficiency as well as high standard of quality

Responsible for orders of all materials and parts

Supervise and organize orders, including inventory and shipment etc

Determine number of employees needed as well as skills required

Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, supervising and terminating employees

Maintain and supervise safety in production facility and on the job side

Responsible for customer service, assisting clients with designs, production and installation

Developing prototypes and unique specimen’s

ADULT EDUCATION

Dale Carnegie Training, including efficient communication, self motivation, team work and leadership, and stress control

Supervisor Training in more efficient business management including production

Training in Leadership Skills

EDUCATION

Zavod IRC - Education and Development Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia, European Union

Bachelor Degree

School of Business Administration and Management

School of Technical Professions, Ljubljana, Slovenia, European Union

Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Degree

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Multilingual in English, Slovenian, Croatian, and German

Proficient with the MS Office Suite,

Avid researcher for new ideas and improvements, ability to identify and understand issues, problems

Ability to identify and prioritize areas of opportunity and take appropriate action

Ability to work with various levels of personnel in a fast paced environment.

Excellent organization, planning and team building skills, ability to multi-task

Engineering drawing experience

Proven ability to lead, motivate, and provide direction in a positive manner

Innovative - outside the box approach to find solutions

Quality customer services

Possess technical and professional competency, demonstrated by work that is timely, accurate, organized and clearly articulated with attention to detail and quality.

HR Operations Management

Willing to learn



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