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Chemical Engineer with experience in extrusion process

Whittier, California, United States
65,000 - 70,000year
February 04, 2018

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Bachelor’s degree in a Chemical Engineering discipline. 25+ years experience as a Manufacturing and Process Engineer. Experience in plastics manufacturing (extrusion, blown film extrusion, compounding, calendering, injection molding). Experience in the management of PLASTIC ADDITIVES, especially in the manufacturing of pvc, mixing process and operating conditions of machines. Teamwork, pleasant work environment and leadership.


Fruth Plastics / Extrusion Department Manager-Process Engineer / Placentia,CA 06/2016 – Present

Manages blown film extrusion & pellet repro manufacturing, plans and assigns work, ensures quality production and maximum efficiencies, enforces policies and procedures, recommends improvements in production methods, participates in team activities. Balances quality, productivity, and safety to achieve positive results in all areas. Ensures effective employee relations. Resolves employees’ issues through problem resolution. Provides coaching and counseling to Supervisors. Drives continuous improvement activities. Provides daily work assignments to supervisors. Conducts performance reviews on all supervisors. Enforces all plant and department safety rules. Manages department performance and provide communication to management associates on all levels. Manages daily goal settings to achieve maximum production. Audits quality, safety, and environmental housekeeping procedures.. Monitors departments’ performance and ensures barriers are identified and actions assigned. Makes decisions on product quality issues (product ship, waste/scrap, hold, etc.). Initiates disciplinary actions.

Royal Interpack N.A. / Production Manager / Riverside, CA 01/2013 – 06/2016

Provide management, guidance and direction to production staff while overseeing all extrusion and thermoforming operations. Ensure production schedule is achieved at expected costs, while meeting standards for safety and quality.

Manage the production schedule:

Identifies and secures necessary resources (people, materials, etc). Schedules and assigns work to staff, managing and adjusting priorities. Manage direct labor, materials and other related cost to budget. Monitor production process and progress in terms of meeting production goals, trouble-shoots problems as necessary. Ensures proper functioning of equipment by coordinating with maintenance and other departments as needed.

Coordinates with incoming/outgoing shift supervisor and other staff as needed to ensure a smooth transition between shifts.

Provide People Leadership:

Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff as needed. Provides ongoing training and development of staff members on the shift. Fosters a positive work environment through open and ongoing communications and an atmosphere of teamwork for staff. Provides performance feedback to staff, recognizes good performance through multiple means; provides coaching, counseling or progressive discipline as needed. Resolves work and interpersonal conflicts as needed. Establishes an environment which motivates and engages the staff to achieve desired results.

Ensure Compliants Operations:

Ensures a safe work environment by operating within and enforcing organizations standards; ensures staff follows all safety policies and procedures. Maintains clean work areas consistent with GMP guidelines. Maintains quality production by operating within and enforcing organization standards. Maintains a continuous improvement atmosphere; seeks to identify and recommend ways to streamline processes, reduce waste or enhance production.

Reporting and Record –keeping:

Ensures that all production hours and entered in SAP for each line on each shift. Ensures work hours are accurately reported and maintained in the time-keeping system. Ensures that all weights checks are completed for each line during each shift. Ensures that all quality checks are completed for each line during each shift. Sends out required shift update once information is entered at the end of shift.

American Renolit Corporation / Shift Supervisor / Commerce, CA 04/2009 – 12/2012

Responsible for the safety, quality, efficiencies and effectiveness of an assigned focus factory and/or departments. Ensures that company policies and guidelines are accurately interpreted and implemented. Monitors process, quality and quantity of production. Technical skills in manufacturing process and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment. Able to clearly share expertise and transfer technical knowledge to others; Management of problem solving team; Communicates technical knowledge and expertise. Responsible for directing and managing Manufacturing Supervisors and other department employees as needed; provide the necessary tools, knowledge, and support to ensure success in their job.

Develop as needed a vision, strategy, and key objectives in line with the Company’s goals and having the leadership skills to “lead by example" the execution efforts against these key objectives. Ensure within reason that assignments, tasks assigned, concerns affecting quality of the product, and established agreed upon objectives are completed on time or in those cases they cannot be completed within a specified period, notify upper management. Provides insightful leadership that generally creates positive morale. Assigns machines and manpower to meet production schedules and provide on-time delivery to customers. Manage the manufacturing of products to meet deadlines and production goals. Manages production to meet goals and monthly budgets. Responsible for preventive maintenance and machine uptime. Devise Departmental Action Plans that support achievement of the Company’s and Department’s long-term goals and objectives. Assigns and schedules work to production employees, including supervisors and manufacturing engineering. Observes equipment usage and employee quality of work and takes corrective action when necessary. Ensures that all manufacturing problems are resolved. Determines corrective actions and confirms full cycle of problem solving and prevention. Organize and maintain high standards of performance, quality and customer service within all departments. Utilizes SPC and other tools within the system to manage the factory quality. Implement and maintain training for job related functions.

Pactiv Corporation / Extrusion Supervisor / Santa Fe Springs, CA 11/2007 – 04/2009

Responsible for achievement of production, quality, compliance, cost and safety standards for extrusion process. Effectively utilizes labor, material and support services to achieve quality standards, production schedules and profit plans. Through effective leadership, management and supervision, gains the respect and commitment of the area employees. Operate assigned manufacturing area daily to achieve department goals. Hire, train, evaluate, motivate and develop area personnel. Ensures that products manufactured meet all quality and customer service standards. Monitors and adjusts production schedules to optimize throughput and customer service. Anticipates and reacts to labor and material shortages. Investigates root cause of quality, quantity or processing issues and implements solutions to prevent reoccurrence. Ensures safety and environmental awareness and compliance by all department employees. Participates in the establishment of area safety rules. Participates in the development of operating budgets including materials, staffing, expense and capital expenditures. Participates in ongoing cost reduction program.

Crown Poly / Coextrusion Specialist-Process Engineer / Huntington Park, CA 07/2006 – 11/2007

As the Lead Process Engineer, I managed a team of two young engineers and a department of 16 extrusion operators and 30+ blown film extrusion equipment that process several million pounds of polyethylene, both HDPE and LLDPE.

My objective as a process engineer is to improve product quality and production efficiency through design and execution of development trials, analytical physical testing, and thorough analysis of the different sets of data that become available every day in Production. This is managed through large-scale projects and a daily set of tasks that are prioritized with the above-mentioned objective in mind.

Technical Service Manager / Elf Atochem/Atofina/(Now Arkema) / Mexico, Mexico City 02/1990 – 05/2006

Supports sales efforts with technical service calls, plant trials, and lab support. Presents technical information on PLASTIC ADDITIVES products to customers, and obtains information on customers’ needs. Prepares technical references and reports to submit to customers. Visits customer’s sites to assist in testing and plant trials when trouble occurs at their sites. Performs physical and chemical tests, and logically analyzes and determine causes, and troubleshoots. Conducts experiments, analysis, and investigations to support the development of new products according to customers’ needs. Assists commercialization of the new products. Maintains experiments/evaluation results, and customers’ evaluation results and reports. Develops procedures for sample preparations to be used in the R & D King of Prussia lab, and evaluates and analyzes samples. Maintains all required documents. Performs analysis/evaluation of PLASTIC ADDITIVES products and competitors’ products, identifies competitor’s weaknesses, strengths, and issues, and utilizes the information to support Sales Department, and for new product development. Assist QA Department in development of specifications for PLASTIC ADDITIVES products and raw materials. Support Customer Service and QA Department to resolve customer’s complaints on product quality and product processing problems. Inspects inventory and customer returns and recommends disposition of such inventory. Assist in inspection and startup of new test equipment and processes, and modification of processes. Responsible for conforming to all health, safety, and environmental requirements and regulations. Assist actively in training new members. Responsible for any other task associated with the support of the PLASTIC ADDITIVES business as may be reasonably assigned.


Chemical Engineer Career (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) Graduated in 1986

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