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Maintenance Manager

Richmond Hill, Georgia, 31324, United States
January 31, 2018

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Dan Matthews

Savannah, Georgia *****

C: 1-318-***-****

Mechanical Engineer -Plant Manager

** ***** ** *********** ********** in technology and engineering in the manufacturing industry.

Repeated success guiding sizeable, cross-functional engineering and technical product development teams in the development and launch of leading-edge business solutions. Resourceful and insightful in negotiating project pricing and costs, providing sound corrective measures and expedient project completions, all within budget limitations. Expert Maintenance manager and businessperson adept at juggling projects based on risks, schedules, and deadlines, able to forge solid relationships with partners, clients, and teams in a plethora of roles.

Highlights of Expertise

Root Cause Analysis

Cash Flow Optimization

Strategic Prioritization

Contract Development / Negotiations

SolidWorks Expertise

Budget Administration / Management

Facility & Plant Modifications

Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Predictive Maintenance Techniques

Industrial Manufacturing / Military

Career Summary

Imperial Frozen Foods – Savannah, GA

Plant and Facilities Manager (Oct 2016 - Present) $85,000 annually with a 10% bonus

lead and provided direction to a team of production of 56 personnel that supported all tactical and strategic objectives for all functions of plant operations. These were accomplished by supporting the goals and objectives, which included but not limited to optimizing customer loyalty; recognition of safety quality, productivity, maintenance and financial goals

Directed and coordinated plant operations within company policies and procedures.

Established SOP procedures for all employee positions which increased productivity by 40% and decreased changeover/sanitation times by 35%

Managed plant operations that included and but not limited to budgeting and finance, manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, materials, quality assurance and control, human resources and information systems

Recommend improvements to production, quality and efficiency of operations

Developed direct reports and the overall team through positive activities, constructive performance management, professional development plans and coaching opportunities

Support and enforce a culture of safety to achieve safety goals

Collaborated with management to effectively communicate key issues, projects and initiatives

Ensure all guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), SQF, state and federal standards, and OSHA standards are compliant • Manage and ensure compliance with all policies and procedures for the facility including health, safety, sanitation, quality and food safety (SQF)

Lead, supported and embraced a culture of continuous improvement

Ensured safety and efficiency of the facility and lead cause analysis investigations as necessary

Developed mid-term and long-term maintenance strategies that supported a rapid growth environment which had a strong focus on customer loyalty, cost reduction, safety and productivity goals

Responsible for plant production goals that increased OEE from 30% to 85% production efficiency within 4 months through daily interaction with Production Managers, Shift Supervisors, hourly employees and Mechanics

Established and maintained a positive community relationship of employees to management by instituting a new culture that had and open door policy that increased plant morale and decreased turnover by 28%.

Initiated training for operators and leads that increased their proficiency of machine operation and started Lean manufacturing that decreased downtime by 45%.

Assumed responsibilities of Maintenance Manager and created Critical spare part lists that helped decrease EDT and established Preventive/Corrective maintenance schedule

Continuously monitored the manufacturing flow and researched and analyzed potential alternatives that utilized lean manufacturing concepts

GMP and HACCP trained

Assumed responsibilities of Warehouse Manager and within 3 months established WMS and improved shipping efficiency to 95%

Managed/Bid Capital projects ranging from $5,000 to $1.1 million, that includes installation

Responsible for the product quality control for the plant.

THERMO PAC LLC – Stone Mountain, GA $75,000 annually with a 10% bonus

Maintenance Manager (Dec 2015 – August 2016)

Managed maintenance department with two salary supervisors and 17 hourly mechanics who used Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration between departments to ensure a harmonized work atmosphere that optimized overall plant efficiency.

Established and executed Mechanic training program which decreased Maintenance department overtime below 5%

Managed Capitol projects and created Critical spare part lists

Developed safety procedures including LOTO, Arc Flash, and fall protection.

Responsible for all maintenance and repair of equipment for plant and facility using AMMS PM software

Monitored facility utilities, including steam, water treatment, air, and refrigeration systems

Developed LOTO manuals per machinery room and start up procedures so TPM could be utilized to start Autonomous Maintenance on major cup and packet machines.

Monitored operations to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies for storm water, EPA, USDA, OSHA, and fire departments.

Created and implemented work order system to track machine downtime and parts usage to decrease EDT and increase machinery productivity.

Created Maintenance FMDS which included assigned 5s areas, Lean manufacturing, machinery downtime analysis, daily safety lectures and GMP’s which increased the OEE.


Mechanical Engineering Intern (Project Manager) (Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 while going to school full time) $ 17.76 an hour

Originated piping and instrumentation drawings utilizing the AutoCAD system.

Provided failure analysis on equipment, and designed new maintenance schedules accordingly.

Engineered and implemented HVAC zone installation for main office complex.

Spearheaded the reduction of water consumption on all projects plant wide which reduced water consumption by 5% which saved the company around $200,000 annually.

Conceptualized and executed new fire suppression system for oil recovery unit.

Initiated, assessed, and updated Welliver process.

Updated plant AutoCAD drawings

AKSA POWER GENERATION - Monroe, LA $ 17.50 an hour

Mechanical Engineering Intern (May 2013 - Aug 2013)

Formulated and developed diesel fuel tanks to operate in 400 and 750 kW generators using Auto-Cad with UL-142 standards.

Collaborated in designing a generator conversion from diesel fuel into natural gas.

Served as project manager for the reinforcement of mobile generator trailers.

Devised new and improved operating procedures for diesel generators.

Designed new portable fuel tanks for portable generator sets using AutoCAD

Created training manuals for Diesel generator sets and control modules for customers and sales personnel.

Technical support engineer for Diesel generator sets

Additional Experience

Electrical & Mechanical Technician (Jul 2008 - Jan 2011) GRAFIL INC., Sacramento, CA

Modifications Supervisor (May 2005 - Feb 2006) CAF - Pittsburgh, PA

Marine Electrical Technician - (2004-2005) PACIFIC MARINER, La Conner, WA

Plastics Operator, Class 1 (2002 - 2004) DRI-EAZ PRODUCTS, INC., Burlington, WA

Project Manager - Electrician (1999 - 2002) HYDROXYL, INC., British Columbia

Electrical - Electronic Technician (1990 - 1999) CANADIAN NAVY Canada

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA - 2015

Additional Skills & Technical Capabilities

AutoCAD; Solid Works; Failure Analysis; MS Office; Military Industrial Settings (Navy Ships) programming

Training and mentoring junior personnel

Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical systems

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