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Manager Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
November 30, 2017

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Kris D. Gamble II. Resume

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Greenville, SC 29617


A results oriented Equipment Maintenance and Facilities Manager whose key strengths include extensive industrial manufacturing maintenance leadership, machine trades technology, mechanical systems design, troubleshooting skills, planning & scheduling, resource management, and field supervision of skilled trades crafts.


FABRI-KAL CORPORATION, Piedmont, SC 12/2016 – Current

Engineering & Asset Care Manager II

Boarded the management team replacing predecessor with focus of core roles and competencies including:

Provide leadership and development of (7) direct salary reports comprised of engineering, supervision and planning.

Responsibility for management, safety, and training of (25) hourly skilled trades including Specialist, PM Maintenance Team, and 24/7 Shift Maintenance personnel while improving services to manufacturing.

Create a safety culture including implementation of safety programs including corporate-wide LOTO and Confined Space Entry.

Manage the entire engineering and facilities budget including plant capital appropriations, parts crib/stores and crib obsolescence.

Project management from cradle to grave for all operations and facilities infrastructure.

Administer annual contracts for all buildings and grounds site services.

Prepare and present comprehensive weekly management review reports capturing current state of all (KRA) Key Result Areas metrics.

Manage and analyze Pdm and Rcm programs including periodic and constant vibration, thermal and oil analysis.

JARDEN APPLIED MATERIALS, Columbia, SC 11/2014 – 02/2015

Project Engineer – Project Manager (Contract Position)

Explored financial structure of Marine Antenna products currently produced in the China market.

Targeted the sectors of manufacturing offering the best return to lean cost in an effort to justify producing in the US.

Determine potential automation to remove cost and potentially offer military manufacturing benefits currently in the US.

Project did not prove financially viable and my contract term closed with a Letter of Recommendation from the VP of Operations.

CONTINENTAL TIRE the AMERICAS, LLC, Sumter, SC 2013 – 10/2013

Mixing Operations Supervision

Joined as a leader in the Mixing Operations of a new Greenfield site for commercial and light truck tire production. Reporting to the department manager I held the responsibilities of:

Hiring the initial workforce phase and provide the appropriate training to identify and properly align their skill sets for initial start up.

Development of Work Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), materials management & identification, and development of departmental performance indicator metrics (KPI’s).

Learn equipment process controls systems and control room responsibilities.

MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, Lexington, SC 2011 – 2012

Maintenance Manager Business Unit Leader

Accepted role as an area Maintenance Manager providing leadership to a multi-skilled trade’s workforce. Placed in an interim “pipeline” role I was assigned to a Reliability Group supporting various continuous improvement projects including:

Supported the Business Unit Leader in OCX Chaine tire building with implementation of an autonomous maintenance program including team development, synergy, task scope definition, planning & scheduling, and driven completion.

Assigned to OCT MATCH/FAST tire building where I accepted ownership of mechanical design projects impacting safety, quality, cost and delivery.

Led the OCT department in shutdown planning including defined scope of projects, scheduling, direct supervision, and QA production capability.


Maintenance Supervision / Work Group Advisor III (2010 – 2011)

Provided administration and technical supervision of mechanical and electrical skilled trades supporting machining and assembly operations. Participated in consolidation of core operations to form more flexible and efficient operating and cost structure that paralleled new ratified bargaining unit labor agreement. Smoothly transitioned to front line leadership role after significant RIF / staff loss. Held ownership and accountability of subordinates and operations to:

Assured safe working environment and work practices of all direct reports in conjunction with enforcing 5S organizational and housekeeping methodologies.

Provided direct field supervision to skilled trades supporting assembly automation, robotics and machining operations including (20+) Toyoda CNC machining centers.

Kris D. Gamble II. Resume - Page Two

Participated in production scheduling to schedule and perform preventative maintenance in accordance with plant goals and metrics.

Lead with proactive approach to continuous improvement (CI), safety, quality, cost and improved operational efficiency.

Exceeded production schedules and business targets while developing resource allocation plans.

Displayed strong supervisory skill sets challenging subordinates to improve performance with integrity and accountability of directed work assignments and milestone achievements.

Managed with a style of “lead by presence on the floor.”

Presented technical advice to critical issues while making recommendations and sound decisions to ensure work accomplished while meeting schedule and goals.

Facilitated complex problem solving and root cause analysis using techniques and tools as: Lean principles, Six Sigma, FMEAs, PFMEAs, SPC and AARs.

Shaped future by coaching subordinates of organizational, procedural, policy and standardized work method improvements.

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including: Excel, Word, Outlook, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Computerized Maintenance Management (CMM) applications, and SAP.

Facilities Manager / Operations Support Resource (2003 – 2011)

Held managerial accountability of Projects and Facilities Maintenance Management and Environmental Operations. Core functions as a manager:

Embraced safety policies ensuring compliance and attainment of metrics.

Implemented preventative maintenance (PM) programs and led supervisory and planning staff accountable to attain metrics.

Prepared department for ISO9001 and 14001 TUV layered audits conducted via third party agency to maintain certifications.

Implemented specialized training programs, certifications, standards and policies for personnel as: NFPA 70E and respective PPE, OSHA, ISO, Haz Waste, confined space and LOTO safety.

Administered preparation of bid specifications and awarded contracts for facilities maintenance as: Heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), compressors, generators, chillers, thermography, dynamic balancing, boilers, roofing and buildings / grounds.

Appointed Project Manager of Special Projects Operations Consolidation. Managed multiple tasks concurrently with planning, prioritization, staffing, contracting, delivery, budget, and implementation with quality performance.

Coordinated and led scheduled plant outages with detailed plans of: Projects, prioritization, resources, schedules and daily advisement to management of work progress.

Exhibited solid technical writing and articulate oral communication skills to senior leadership through reviews of active projects, tactical corrective actions, strategic, logistical and life cycle planning, project appropriations, and justifications.

Senior Project Coordinator (1999 – 2003)

Managed Maintenance and Facilities Project Planning/Scheduling staff forming points of contact (POC's) aligned to manufacturing business units. Scope complexity ranged from office space planning, fabrication, design and construction management of new equipment installations and relocation of manufacturing processes for continuous improvement (CI) and lean initiatives.

Coached, mentored and energized the team with strengths in engineering principles, critical thinking, multi-task management of short and long-range maintenance and operations planning.

Performed as extremely organized and effective self-starter in dynamic environment with minimal guidance required.

Provided global leadership to facilities maintenance supervision responsible of (120+) skilled trades.

Exclusively used Microsoft Project for effective implementation of large magnitude projects.

Represented maintenance leadership to streamline contracted work through process and ensured contractual compliance.

Led the staff in defining work scope development, resource planning and scheduling, and project execution.

Prepared construction bid packages, interfaced with contractors, awarded and managed contracts.

Ensured contractor safety policies, procedures, rules, regulations and compliance thereof.

Provided budget input to leadership and finance, managed purchase requisitions and invoice reconciliation with accountability to departmental budget.

Engineer Tool Design II (1996 – 1999)

Performed complex mechanical design of CNC machine center fixtures, weld fixtures, jigs, draw dies, gauging and machine design concepts for innovative manufacturing processes. Proficiently used 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design, Modeling and Machining (CAD/CAM) software’s for engineering design and build. Provided individual project management of multiple projects using Microsoft Project to assure specific task level completion with timely customer interface and implementation to plan. Specific competencies:

Designed hydraulic and pneumatic circuitry systems.

Introduced innovative automation concepts, electrical controls and part present sensing devices.

Displayed competencies in advanced machine design, theories, concepts, fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural design and fabrication, advanced mathematics, and analysis of technical material.

Provided specification of materials, procurement, specialized machining and heat treatment processes.

Provided cost estimates, resource plans and allocations in alignment with operational excellence (OE) principles of equipment availability, efficiency and effectiveness.

Facilitated design review teams at various stages of projects to ensure continuity, effective feedback and work status measures to plan and schedule.

Field supervision of (45) journeyman Class A & B toolmakers over manual, CNC and EDM operations.

Skilled and fluent use of Pro / ENGINEER, Catia, MicroStation, AutoCad and CimCad.

Kris D. Gamble II. Resume - Page Three


Mechanical Tool Design Engineering

Joined when Masland Industries who was a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior thermoformed textile products as the start of my professional career accepting a position as a Mechanical Tool Design Engineer. Primary responsibilities in this role are outlined below. Lear Corporation acquired Masland near the transition of my career to Harley-Davidson in 1996 and the Carlisle site was later closed.

Direct interface with Design and Trim Engineering groups on product design to define the required tooling to produce product and volumes at the various global locations suited for specific processes and equipment.

Involvement through all prototype and product development phases to determine process and design data for production tooling design.

Designed chilled water cooled thermoforming molds with internal trim capabilities during the mold cycle involving serrated blades or bypass trimming by means of pneumatic and/or air over oil hydraulic design systems and controls built in and interfaced with press equipment.

Responsible for design of all secondary operations and equipment including but not limited to: inspection gages, attachment fixtures, dielectric processes, specialty machine designs for products such as deck panels, back panels, trunk liners, etc.

Worked in conjunction with Milliken-Sommer Process Engineers in Greenville, SC to design a BMW trunk liner two station thermoforming mold with an internal pneumatic bypass trim system to split the liners in the molding cycle.


Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA, – Present

BS, Major: Business Technology Management, Minor: Engineering

34 credit hours to complete

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA

AAS, Major: Mechanical Engineering Tool Design Technology, GPA: 3.7

Franklin County Area Technical School, Chambersburg, PA

Certificate of Completion

Major: Machine Tool Making Technology; Minor: Academic Studies, GPA: 3.9

Completed 3-year Machining and Advanced Machining Technology program earning 2,300 hours

Completed additional 16 week, 48 hour CNC / NC Advanced Programming course


Technical Associates Board of Certification

Vibration Analyst: ISO Category I 36 hours, 2017

Harley Davidson Motor Company Sponsored Training

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, 30 hours, 2010

Hazardous Waste Handling for Compliance Certification, 40 hours, 2010

Intellichem Inc. refresher training for leadership, operations support and supervising direct reports

Confined Space Entry and LOTO, 2010

Company sponsored Intellichem Inc. training for supervisors and managers

Crucial Conversations, 16 hours, 2009

Specialized training program for leaders and managers

Training - Front Line Leadership Development I and II, 48 hours

Specialized training program for leaders and managers

Lean Manufacturing Operational Excellence Certification, 24 hours

Specialized training program for leaders and managers

Kepner Tregoe Project Management Methodology, 40 hours

Dale Carnegie Communications Course, 48 hours / 4.2 CEU’s

Enhancement of communications, presentation style and delivery

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