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Operation Manager

Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States
January 08, 2018

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Virginia Beach, VA *****

(***) 675 - 3903


Director of Manufacturing and Military Veteran with a Secret Security Clearance and 10+ years of manufacturing and supply chain management experience in a production environment in addition to 15+ years of leadership experience in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves. Directed production teams of 80+ personnel while driving organizational goals, meeting performance metrics and interacting with internal and external stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Possess a comprehensive background SQF facilities, GMP, HACCP processes, plant operations and production management. Implemented risk management measures to protect assets valued over $25M. Possess extensive knowledge in quality assurance, food safety, qualitative analysis, government regulatory requirements, lean manufacturing principles and industrial safety standards. Career supported by a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and extensive experience gained in the manufacturing industry.

Financial Analysis

Six Sigma Principles

Plant Management

Leadership / Team Building

Training and Development

Process Improvement

Analytical Problem Solving

Oral / Written Communication

Operations Management


Old Dominion Peanut Company – Norfolk, VA June 2006 – Present

Director of Manufacturing Operation (February 2009 – Present)

Coordinated operations, production scheduling and evaluated efficiency of production lines; directed Quality Control activities during all facets of the operation

Performed hiring activities to recruit and build high performing production teams; managed the daily operations and workload of up to 80 production personnel including 4 supervisors

Spearheaded cost saving initiatives resulting in $100K annual savings; initiated, planned and executed manufacturing projects to enhance the efficiency of operations and product quality

Designed and directed manual packing lines to complete customer specific projects

Served as the SQF Practitioner and oversaw all required programs for the SQF Level 2 system

Ensured the facility HACCP plan was reviewed, updated and all required supporting programs, policies and procedures were followed

Investigated all workplace incidents and communicated findings to upper management and worker’s compensation carrier; implemented enhanced safety measures to reduce incidents

Scheduled facility repairs, forklift maintenance, sprinkler system / fire extinguisher maintenance and pest control services; coordinated scheduled / unscheduled maintenance repairs optimizing operating efficiencies

Troubleshoot operational KPI’s, implementing corrective actions

Plant Safety Manager June 2006 – February 2009

Monitored work processes ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local workplace safety regulations

Instructed employees on required safety regulations and company policies; performed periodic announced and unannounced plant inspections to verify compliance

Instituted and executed organizational training for employees on proper and safe use of propane powered forklifts; improved the organization’s capabilities by increasing the number of trained personnel

Analyzed workplace accidents, drafted reports, identified and implemented corrective actions to minimize reoccurrences; utilized lessons learned to enhance workplace safety

Synchronized worker compensation benefits with company and insurance carriers

Supervised up to 6 people on production packaging line; trained line personnel in daily operational duties

Operated packaging equipment ensuring daily production numbers were met or exceeded

Performed food and operational safety audits

United States Naval Reserves – Norfolk, VA September 2015 – Present

Senior Leader (2015 – Present)

Advised and made recommendations to organization executives regarding employee actions; placed an emphasis on employee morale, health, welfare, job satisfaction and training improving employee relations

Mentored 70 entry level and middle managers in professional development; assisted in growth and development of 12 junior officers ensuring individual and organizational performance metrics were achieved

Led the Chief mess on development of character, pride and professionalism

Validated employee training and ensured employees could assist any organizational leader assigned to the Airborne Command Control and Logistics Division

Chief Aviation Electrician April 2003 – September 2015

Worked as the Chief Aviation Electrician; managed maintenance workload, personnel qualifications, and training

Resolved vexing fuel quantity and vapor cycle electrical system discrepancies; repaired 1,620 discrepancies contributing to a 98% sortie completion rate in the execution of 1,600+ mishap-free flight hours

Completed internal audits ensuring work center remained compliant with required regulations for safe and proper aviation operation

Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on various types of Naval aircraft

Examined, interpreted and followed maintenance manuals, troubleshooting flow charts and wiring


Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL – 2011

Aviation Maintenance Technician, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Virginia Beach, VA – 2006

Associate of Arts in General Studies, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Hills, MN


PCQI Certified

Senior Management and Leadership Development Course, U.S. Navy

E-2C Group II Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician Course, U.S. Navy


Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3)


Software: Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word), MRP/ERP systems,

Operating Systems: Mac / Microsoft Windows

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