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Maintenance Supervisor

Rantoul, Illinois, 61866, United States
April 02, 2018

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Motivated Manufacturing/Maintenance Supervisor with 28 years of industrial experience with a crankshaft steel forging manufacturer, an automotive manufacturer, a tier one automotive assembly supplier and a food processor. Effective communicator, adept at managing and motivating associates to perform at optimum levels. Trustworthy and dependable leader, able to handle multiple tasks at once. Proven success monitoring production and quality control issues with the ability to quickly analyze problems and implement creative solutions. Knowledgeable in the areas of manufacturing operations, food processing and packaging operations, hot steel forging, welding technology, and robotics.


THYSSEN KRUPP CRANKSHAFT FORGING, Danville, Illinois 2011 - Present

Maintenance Planner Coordinator (02/2016 – 10/2017)

Coordinate maintenance and PM activities, manage requisitioning of parts and service.

• Member of the SAP Daproh System implementation team.

Production Manager (10/2013 – 02/2016

Production Supervisor (03/2011 – 10/2013)

Manage steel forging crankshaft production.

• Forecast and maintain manpower to meet production.

• Schedule department production to meet customer requirements.

• Responsible for investigating accidents, initiate countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence. Member of company safety and environment committee.

• Ensure all policies and procedures are followed in a union environment. Administer corrective action.

• Coordinate night/weekend truck loading, ensuring part numbers, lab certification codes, and shipping weights are properly recorded on bill of ladings.

• Process daily production, downtime, scrap, and attendance/payroll using SAP/E-time reporting systems.

• Review employees work performance and qualifications including identifying training needs by completing performance appraisal.

KRAFT FOODS, Champaign, Illinois 2009 – 2011

Dinners Packaging Knife Operator (12/2009 – 03/2011)

Cheese Grinding Room Associate (08/2009 – 12/2009)

THYSSEN KRUPP CRANKSHAFT FORGING, Danville, Illinois 2005 – 2008

Maintenance Supervisor/Coordinator (10/2006 – 12/2008)

Lead, managed, and developed maintenance resources.

• Directed and coordinated maintenance activities engaged in repair, maintenance and installation of machines, tools, equipment, buildings, grounds, and utility systems.

• Solicited quotes and coordinate/manage contract/vendor activities on maintenance projects.

• Managed the plant’s preventive maintenance, work order and non-stock parts/service requisitioning using the SAP system.

• Conducted routine inspections of the facility to identify and initiate immediate corrective action for safety and environmental discrepancies.


Production Supervisor (04/2005 - 09/2006)

Managed steel forging crankshaft production.


Group Leader/Manufacturing Supervisor

Managed resistance/MIG weld assembly and hem die stamping operations; Assigned work duties for up to 34 associates.

• Maintained a safe work environment by conducting quarterly safety training.

• Identified and implemented line changes required for three new model launches.

• Monitored all aspects of the production line, ensuring safety, accuracy and efficiency to maintain cycle time of 60 vehicles per hour.

• Taught and maintained robotic operations.

• Processed daily Kronos Timekeeper report, used software including excel, word, people soft 8, and lotus notes.

• Recommended process changes to increase efficiency and reduce production costs.

EAGLE WINGS INDUSTRIES, Rantoul, Illinois 1989 – 2002

Production Supervisor (1995 – 2002)

Managed resistance/MIG weld assembly and paint line operations; Assigned work duties for up to 47 associates.

• Designed new paint line part hooks, increasing capacity and paint line revenue.

• Improved line production and eliminated overtime utilizing existing resources.

• Advised Kaizen groups, improving efficiency, safety, and ergonomics.

• Trained associates on ISO requirements, resulting in plant certification.

• Served as the meeting facilitator for all supervisory personnel to improve interdepartmental communication and teamwork skills.

• Responsible for hiring, promotion, and termination of personnel.

• Appointed to write and illustrate ISO work instructions.

• Developed spreadsheet program to use production schedule to determine manpower hour requirements.

Production Teamleader (1994 – 1995)

Production Associate (1989 – 1994)


Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Bachelors Degree, B.A. BGS December 2012

Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Associates Degree, A.A.S. in Business Management May 2010

Danville Area Community College, Corporate & Community Education, Danville, IL

Management leadership training 2006 & 2012

OSHA 10 & 30-Hour General Industry Safety Training

NACHI and FANUC Robotic Systems

Certificates of Robot training 2003

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Professional and Senior Supervisor certificates in Human Resources 1997-1998

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