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Production Manger/Supervisor

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
January 28, 2018

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Walter J. Bruschi

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Canonsburg, Pa. 15317

Cell: 330-***-**** Email:


Professional diverse hands-on manufacturing leadership experience in both union/union free environments as a Production Supervisor, Shift Manager, Warehouse Lead Supervisor, Lean Manufacturing Coordinator, and Safety Coordinator/Manager.

Turnaround professional with broad manufacturing background and in-depth leadership experience inspiring team involvement and continuous improvement.

Unusually adept at recognizing business problems, organizing solutions using a cross functional approach around clear, measureable goals and monitoring critical processes to ensure success. Passion for the welfare of the employee, strong hands on safety administrator with excellent results.

Professional Skills and Experience Include:

Insightful Analytical Skills, Lean Manufacturing Initiatives [6S, Kaizen, SMED, Value Stream Mapping], Quality Assurance ISO/QS9001/9002, TS16949, Maintenance Reliability, Hard Driven Safety Administrator, Coach/Teacher/Trainer, MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Budgetary Controls, Capital Purchasing, Planning/Scheduling, Inventory Control, Employee Corrective Action, Negotiate Union Contracts

Equipment Knowledge and Expertise:

Forming, Draw Benches, Blanking/Stamping Presses, Robotic Welding, Resistance Welding, Coating, Plating, Rolling Mills, Slitting, Cut-to-Length, Grinding, Polishing, Sawing, Shearing, Bending, Assembly, Leveling, Inspection Testing, Cranes, Annealing, Heat Treating, Laser Burning, Plasma Burning, Mobile Equipment, Transportation


Cardinal Health Corporation Nuclear Division Pittsburgh, Pa.

Warehouse Lead/Lab Tech/ Delivery Driver 06/2016 to present

Driver/Lab/Warehouse employee in Nuclear Medical Facility.

Packaged nuclear pharmaceutical medication. Inspected and tested all packages for leaks. Worked with clearly defined operating procedures and safety regulations. Fast pace environment. Employees had to possess a solid customer service aptitude in order to meet critical time line deliveries to hospitals/doctors, 24 hours a day while exercising strict safety protocol. Made daily deliveries to clinics and hospitals.

Excellent documentation and quality procedures were my responsibilities, zero mistakes no excuses. Never missed a scheduled day’s work. Worked all overtime, never turned overtime down. Volunteered to work holidays.

Universal Electric Corporation Canonsburg, Pa

Shift Supervisor/ Safety Coordinator 08//2014 to 04//2016

Accountable for 110 employees in production, assembly, machining, welding, coating, packaging and testing of electrical components. Responsible for entire facility safety including; employee health/welfare, production equipment, mobile equipment, and product safety.

Drove continuous improvement plus plant culture change resulting in; monthly production records; Five departments responsible and accountable for doubled and tripled production numbers. Increased customer on time delivery from 41% to 90 %.

Reduced OSHA recordable from 16 in 2014 to 5 in 2015; first aid incidents from 26 in 2014 to 11 in 2015. New awareness and ownership of safety program by employees led to improve numbers. Chairmen of Safety Committee

Coached 5 Supervisors, 5 team leaders to perform at a higher level than they thought possible. Key was communication across all shifts and team work.


Contract Consultant 03/2013 to 10/2013

Hired by ownership to bring ‘continuity’ across all shifts with an emphasis on internal/external customer excellence.

Wrote Standard Operation Procedures and Production Equipment Training manuals. Set up a university type training center.

Wrote new Job Descriptions. Analyzed employee and supervisory skill levels with improvement guide lines.

Wrote a safety orientation program for new employees. Implemented a team involvement culture through class room training. Reduced employee turnover, heedless errors, scrap, improved customer on time delivery. Changed total plant culture to one of cooperation through all shifts with increased morale.


Production Supervisor/Safety Coordinator 07/2005 to 12/31/2012

Clampco Products is a world leader in the manufacture of sixteen thousand varieties of highly engineered stainless steel clamps.

Responsible for 2nd shift production and three group leaders, and sixty employees in the stamping, rolling, bending, cutting, welding, painting, assembly and shipping of product.

Shift accountability for all quality, employee hands on training and corrective action, inventory flow and shift maintenance. Responsible for entire Clampco facility safety program resulting in two years zero lost time accidents.

Project supervisor for 5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, SMED implementation and lean work cell one piece flow installation.

Administered new employee safety orientation plus new employee 30 day and 45 day evaluations. Evaluated daily plant efficiency standards per all employees versus work order standards and followed up with constructive employee performance reviews.

COLD METAL PRODUCTS Youngstown, Ohio [closed-7 divisions bankrupt]

Foreman/General Foreman/Safety Manager 11/1997 to 07/2005

An intermediate specialty metal manufacturing facility. Corporation went bankrupt – six plants closed. The Youngstown facility was very profitable. Accountable for 173 United States Steelworkers employees plus total shop floor operations; including maintenance, quality, purchasing, metallurgy, production, safety, planning, safety and environmental.

Achieved record 23% improvement in quality performance, Established higher-level standards and expectations from employees through trust and communication. Applied lean manufacturing concepts for efficient production flow, employee involvement, material shortages and customer on-time delivery.

Reduced manufacturing costs 27% through lean implementation, cost control, productivity gains, maintenance reliability and shop floor system/procedure upgrades. Initiated new plant wide safety attitude and no loss time injuries for last 32 months.



Penn State University; California State University of Pa.; Dale Carnegie;

OSHA/Safety Seminars; Leadership –Catalyst Connection; Lean Mfg. Seminars

Computer Workshops; Ultimate Supervisor-Fred Pryor Seminar; Fundamentals of Mfg. Finance/Accounting; Workman Comp Seminar;

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