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Manager Maintenance

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
April 13, 2018

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Lean manufacturing


Continuous improvement


Union and non-union

Work History

Bubbies Ice Cream Jan 2018 - Mar 2018 Phoenix, AZ

Maintenance Manager

Responsible for ramp-up of brand new processing plant for Hawaii based ice cream company with rapidly increasing output demands and product configurations.

Led maintenance team to ensure functionality and repair of production equipment and machines.

Established spare parts inventory based upon usage, lead time, and estimated life of parts.

Schedule and oversee outside contractor services and support.

US Foods 2015 – Jan 2018 Phoenix, AZ

Warehouse/Distribution Supervisor

Supervised up to 70 union and non-union selectors, forklift operators, and semi trailer loaders.

Responsible for efficiency, quality, and accuracy of all orders selected. Ensured all semi-trailers were loaded correctly and accurately.

Championed the beginning stages of lean manufacturing concepts within the Phoenix facility-creation and implementation of A3 projects, and also primary and dedicated trainer for peers and higher management.

Re-slotted warehouse to shorten pick paths, minimize damage, and increase overall selecting accuracy and efficiency.

Partnered directly with transportation department to ensure all trucks and routes are dispatched on time for release to drivers.

Bimbos Bakeries USA 2010 - 2015 Phoenix, AZ & Roseville, MN

Operational Supervisor

Engineering & Maintenance Supervisor

Supervised up to 35 union production associates and engineers at union site of international bakery company.

Responsible for daily production runs, quality, food safety, output goals, site efficiency.

Led site improvements including equipment and line modifications.

Managed and adjusted inventory levels through production scheduled revision.

Led Current Good Manufacturing Practices (eGMPs) and quality standards.

Implemented and ensured compliance of safety programs.

Responsible for routine and predictive maintenance of production equipment, equipment upgrades and enhancements.

Andersen Corporation 2006 – 2010 Bayport, MN

Maintenance Supervisor

Value Stream Supervisor

Supervised up to 25 mechanical and electrical technicians in a 24 hour on-union manufacturing plant.

Responsible for quality and output of award-winning windows.

Created and ensured compliance of preventative maintenance (PM) procedures.

Developed and deployed strategic site plan initiatives and relocations.

Partnered with engineering groups to design and coordinate equipment and layouts.

Successfully utilized dispositioned assets for quality enhancements, production efficiency, and new product process/application.

Led improvement programs including reductions in process variation, program modifications and enhancements, inventory reduction, and machine sequence of events.

Active role in planning and establishing successful annual budget.

TSI Inc. 2004 – 2006 Shoreview, MN

Service Manager

Production Supervisor

Supervised up to 30 service and production technicians.

Responsible for timely and accurate repair and calibration of instruments returned for service from all TSI product lines, including porta count, dust racks, and flow meters.

Responsible for stock pulls, assemble, testing, and quality of four product families.

Coordinated international service, repair, and calibration with United States service efficiencies, practices, and turnaround times.

Responsible for proactive customer service and relationship building.

Improved performance on turnaround time by 33% per SAP software reporting and achieved service level of 85% of all instruments service two to three days prior than customer’s quoted date.

Revised procedures, processes, and layouts for continuous improvement and WIP reduction.

Team leader in company-wide implementation of 5S.

Tapemark Company 2001 – 2004 St. Paul, MN

Maintenance & Facilities Manager

Supervised up to 20 maintenance technicians and machinists.

Responsible for strategic, routine, and preventive maintenance of five manufacturing facilities.

Actively managed maintenance department including mechanics, production electrical technicians, machinists, assemblers, and supporting mechanical engineers.

Implemented and maintained Lean Manufacturing processes including JIT and 5S.

Responsible for production equipment, including developing and designing equipment, and researching and requesting proposals for large equipment purchases.

Upgraded and revamped plants and supporting equipment to meet production and customer demands.

Developed, designed, and enhanced production lines.

National Steel Pellet Mining Co. 1997-2001 Keewatin, MN

Maintenance Manager

Technical Support & Predictive Maintenance Manager

Warehouse & Inventory Supervisor

Supervised up to 20 union maintenance, warehouse, and HVAC mechanics.

Proactively ensured efficiency, diagnosis, and repairs of plant equipment.

Managed completion of daily routine plan maintenance and the installation of new, modified, and/or replaced equipment.

Responsible for routine safety inspections and improvements and department safety compliance.

Responsible for increasing company’s profitability by implementing new projects to decrease maintenance costs while increasing equipment life and production availability.

Performed physical inspections of running equipment and production lines.

Monitored condition of equipment using trained maintenance skills such as oil and vibration analysis.

Responsible for daily receiving and issuing of warehouse inventory, creating month-end inventory reports, and producing state mandated annual inventory counts.

Responsible for requisition and purchasing of equipment and components.

Responsible for vendor contracts and supply relationships.


Bachelor of Science degree, St. Cloud State University.

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