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Manager Plant

Westmount, Quebec, Canada
January 25, 2018

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June **, ****

To Whom it May Concern:

Throughout my professional career in metals manufacturing, my many years of experience has been in the role of Plant Manager. While residing in Montreal, I worked for a lattice tower company and ensured that my team and I delivered quality products to our customers in a timely manner. I was recruited to join a start-up lattice tower facility in early 2012 to be based outside of Houston, Texas. I was excited at the challenge and the opportunity to be involved on the front end of creating such a business. It also allowed me to relocate to the United States.

In the role of Plant Manager, I have managed all of the planning, purchasing, programming, production, welding, and maintenance departments while collaborating with the engineering and quality teams to ensure our products were of top quality. Although my expertise is in the lattice tower sector, my skills are transferrable to other metals and/or manufacturing sectors. I am versed in all production machines such as saws, lathes, presses, and CNC machines, including those with tight tolerances and am knowledgeable in reading prints / schematics for customized parts or large mass quantity runs. I also have experience overseeing a galvanizing department.

The positions I have held have been fast-paced, challenging, and broad in scope. I have been instrumental in the improvement, streamlining, and cost reduction of production operations. I feel that my experience and insight can be utilized to the advantage of your company.

One of my strengths is partnering with customers to ensure we are delivering the right product in a quality fashion, on time. Strong communication is a must to ensure ongoing successful partnerships. Poor quality and service cannot be marketed in today’s business environment. Ultimately superior quality and service are a company’s most important strategic advantages.

With my experience of 25+ years of diverse experience involving manufacturing, planning, purchasing, maintenance, welding, quality compliance, safety compliance, and project management, I feel I can be an asset to your company.

My past success centers on the basics: uncompromising safety, quality, timeliness, service and productivity/cost. I will bring an energized, professional and participative approach to implementing results oriented manufacturing initiatives. My skills and ability to produce under pressure have served me well in the past. In a relatively short period of time, I will demonstrate the skills needed to lead a production group towards future growth and not just manage for today’s bottom line. If my experience is of interest to you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Felix Sciotto


Felix Sciotto

201 River Wilde Drive; Montgomery, TX 77316

Cell: 936-***-****

Production Manager

Action oriented production manager with proven metal manufacturing expertise in output, quality, safety, customer satisfaction, and relationship building with customers and labor force. Proven skills with the ability to quickly identify potential issues and solutions. Develop strategies to increase productivity or make necessary changes as may be warranted to meet company and customer objectives.

High-integrity, dynamic leader with a proven record of timely delivery of quality products. Known for the ability to manage projects and liaison with colleagues, business partners, and customers to ensure satisfaction of services rendered. Very tenacious and determined to create successful outcomes. Fluent in English, French, and Italian languages; orally competent in Spanish. Possess Green Card valid through 2025 with intent to obtain US citizenship; no sponsorship required. Core competencies include:

Operations & Production Leadership

Project Management

Manufacturing Control

Operational Efficiencies – Lean, CI

Effective and Strong Communicator

Personnel Management & Training

Empowerment Management

Customer Interface

Partnered with Marketing / Business Development

Tactical and Contingent Planning

ISO 9001; 14001; 18001


Hannibal Industries

Houston, Texas

Sept 2016 – present

Plant Manager

Start up:

oRecruited and hired to manage the newest location in Texas from a California based company who specializes in industrial racks and shelves for major customers such as Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, etc.

oRecruited and hired general labor, supervisors, welders, maintenance, and production planning personnel to get the facility more productive.

oMentored production scheduler / planner to determine how to ensure our schedules are on track, visible, monitored, adjusted, and accurate.

oHired a buyer to ensure costs savings were being obtained; reduced costs in various areas by 20-30%, generating a savings without great effort.

oHired 2 quality inspectors to ensure our quality of shelving is per spec and to reduce shipping defective shelves; issues are now caught on the front end of production.

oPartnered with the sales and business development team to ensure we have the capacity to meet new and existing customer targets.

oIncreased production from 600 tons to 1200 tons with 2 welding shifts in 6 months; on target to meet a goal of 2000 tons this month; the corporate location is producing 6000 tons and we are on track to produce the same within a timeline of 2 years.

oIdentified solution for rusted material that would otherwise have been scrapped, but is now being restored and painted for consumer use.

oLocated and leased a warehouse nearby to store finished goods to prevent weather related damages.

oTrained and mentored supervisors to manage their staff and to set daily targets to ensure goals are met.

oCoordinated and assisted with certification and ensuing compliance for safety and environmental. Shop departments include roll forming, fabrication, welding, and power coating.

Jyoti Americas, LLC

Conroe, Texas

March 2012 – April 2016 (Facility closed down)

Plant Manager

Start up:

oRecruited and hired to facilitate the start-up needs of this US-based lattice tower / galvanizing facility.

oReviewed and partnered with owners to identify machinery needs and the purchase / installation of such.

oAssessed staffing needs and recruited / hired personnel to fill all necessary roles related to production.

oTrained supervisory staff in the expectations to properly manage their teams in accordance with company and customer expectations.

oKey partner in obtaining certifications and maintaining conformance to ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001.

oAdvise management regarding environmental and safety regulations and operate within compliance of city, county, state, and federal regulations.


oAssess production goals and implement processes to meet customer / company expectations.

oAnalyze usage optimization for resources, manpower, raw material, and machines.

oCompile reports that accurately reflect the current status of production and disseminate information to Senior Executive Team / Owner which includes, but is not limited to: production, utilization, quality, and capacity.

oAdvise management on desirable operational adjustments to increase profitability.

oImplement and train employees for rotational positions to maintain an experienced workforce with adaptability to maximize the production output.


Montreal, Quebec

October 1986 – March 2012 (Left for an opportunity to relocate to the US for a start up operation)

Plant Manager

oSchedule the workforce to keep up with production goals in operating high tech tower manufacturing Computer Numerically Programmed (CNC) Machines.

oOversee the utilization of manufacturing operations and machines including Ficeps CNC Punching Machines, CNC Drilling Machines and Tipo for punch and drilling plates.

oEnsure that quality standards are fully met utilizing ISO 9001 Quality Assurance, Fabrication, Galvanizing, and tower pack bundling.

oOversee the operation of Angle Bending department which use the 300 Ton Hydraulic press and 1000 Ton machines utilizing a hot-bend process.

oResponsible for meeting an average monthly quota of (2,000 tons monthly) of finished steel for assembly from start to conclusion of the process.

oUtilize (Tavis Manufacturing- ERP) to continuously monitor the receipt, processing, and inventory of raw materials including steel angles, steel plates, dies, punches, from start to finished product.

oManaged the planning team on a daily basis which made sure that the materials, manpower, and machines were available and prepared for three continuous shifts.

oEnsure that production departments including Fabrication, Welding, and Bending were properly trained and in receipt of raw materials and tools that were necessary to do their jobs.

oDirected purchasing department to maintain stock of raw materials, tools, and dies for the production of the departments.

oAudited the work-in-progress of up to 60+/- jobs ongoing simultaneously keeping up with production deadlines and adjusted resources to meet the goals.

oEnsure that the health and safety of workers and equipment was always compliant with Federal Law and was trained by lead hands to safely complete this task on an ongoing basis.

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