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Manager Manufacturing Engineer

Baldwin, Michigan, 49304, United States
February 07, 2018

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L.G. Overmyer – Obermyer

Mobile # (***) ***- **** 2282 W. 68th Street, Baldwin, MI 49304

Please: Northern Michigan inquiries only-

Dear Administrator,

I am an experienced worker seeking an opportunity with your organization where I can contribute in a way mutually beneficial and sensibly facilitated. My specialties include Safety, Continuous Process Improvements, Quality Assurance, Sustainable Conservation Practices, and Positive Team Building with a diverse background that has included operations, quality, financial over-sight, engineering, production management, floor supervision, training, sales, agriculture, and even fitness instruction.

After a peculiar series of life events and having been widowed, I returned to Michigan through a faith-based re-entry program having worked for non-profit organizations while striving to better myself through a sense of purpose and community initiatives. Most recently, I have been helping a large commercial contractor out of Big Rapids; (having transitioned northward from a 12 Hr./shift Pharmaceutical Manufacturer position north of Grand Rapids). While I appreciate my current position, I would like to find a company in Northern Michigan in which I can share my extensive experience and help train others. I realize I pose a unique situation and would honor the chance to further discuss opportunities. I am available for varied shifts and am always open to part-time, contract or separate LLC account work as I am very understanding of the usual budget constraints of doing business in Northern Michigan. [My son & I own a tree farm in the Grand Traverse Region].

I feel I can demonstrate someone who is very flexible in handling a vast assortment of assignments while willing to prove a loyal employee for the future. By striving for fairness and dependability in my career, I hope for the chance to demonstrate a willingness to contribute in a positive way and look forward to the opportunity of sharing my talents and enthusiasm soon. Sincerely,

L.G. Overmyer 616-***-****


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- L.G. Overmyer – Obermyer

Mobile # (616) 710- 7455 2282 W. 68th Street, Baldwin, MI 49304


Experienced Production Manager, Quality Manager, Instructor, and Sr. Manufacturing Engineer with over twenty years in various industries supported by academic milestones. Solid history of working with Lean Manufacturing processes, Kaizen, Budgets, Quality, Best Practice GMP, & Logistics.

Successes included: MIOSHA Ergonomic Innovation Safety Awards from State of Michigan; Budget improvements for annual (triple) bottom line savings of over half a million dollars for seven consecutive years in high speed / high volume Plastic Plate, Paint, & Assembly Plants; Extensive experience in Quality Assurance with Stamping, Die Cast, & Welding as well as Conservation Practices.

Shop floor mentor-ship and cross training in Continuous Process Improvements, Positive Team Building & Conflict Resolution, Time Study classes, HACCP Training and Development, Capacity Planning, Method Improvements, Cost Reductions, Cycle Time and Root Cause Analysis.

Multi plant Lean Manufacturing & System Development; Power & Free and Continuous Process lines. Visual Factory 5-S and Floor Lay-outs, Work Instructions, Safety Committee Chair; MRP, JIT, Takt- time, Labor and Line Balancing, Pack Design, Materials Management & Warehouse Distribution.

5-Why, PFMEA Coordination, Cross Functional APQP Product Launch, Multi Project PPAP Phase Development and Six Sigma concepts: Juran and Deming, ISO/TS Audits, Quality 8-D, QRQC, D.O.E.

[Diverse Areas: Automotive, Furniture, Agriculture, Marine, Laundry, Medical, Health, Retail, Construction & Education; Parks & Recreation, Adult Education, Historical Writing.]

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – For-Profit Manufacturing Organizations

Production Mgt / Crew Supervision – New Horizon Landscape / Irrigation & Construction Contractors, Big Rapids, MI: Commercial and residential outdoor contractors. Coordination, Supervision, Equipment and Job estimations. Also, Operations – West (Pharmaceutical), The Tech Group, Walker, MI: Contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical devices. Clean Room Environment. Mold and Quality Assurance, Training & Continuous Improvement projects, 13485 ISO, cGMP compliant, FDA / EU GMP licensed, Six Sigma Lean Culture. (2016-17). o – Similarly; 2010-2016: UNICOR Office Furniture Group, - Milan, MI Facility: Sheet Metal Shear & Brake Press, Paint / Powder Coat ops, Spot Welding, ISO 9001:2008 Cert. BIFMA e3, 2015 Factory of the Year. (2010-Current)

(Days here, instructor at night; -see non-profit section). O

o Instruction, Non-Profit Organizations & Part-time Volunteer:

Co-Director & Conservation Coordinator: – Overmyer Farm & Forest, LLC & Chestnut Growers Association, Copemish, MI: Various USDA / FDA programs (7 areas of HACCP & GMP). Sustainable Harvesting/Packaging processes: Venison, Maple, Nut, Apple, Cherry Products; / Great Lakes Masonry - Capri Brick Co. Pre-fabricated Masonry Products: Originally designed to employ disabled veterans. Recognized by Builder/Architect Magazine. (1987-09,16-18). o Living Water Ministries – Volunteer and faith-based initiatives {including Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, CRC, & Community Outreach; U.S. Gov. Life Connections –} West Michigan and Grand Traverse. (2016-current)

o Course Instructor / Interpretive Historian – Adult Continuous Education - Elkton, OH & Milan, MI: Business, U.S. History, Fitness (NFPT), National Parks & Recreation Certification Instructor: Finance, Human Resources, Operations Mgt, and Recreational Programming. (Each six week night classes). (2010-16) Volunteer: Port Oneida Historic District, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (1999-18) Author: “Forest Haven Soldiers.” o Elected Treasurer – Pointe North Association, Solon Twp. (2004-09) & Director of Operations – West Michigan Shared Hospital Services (Laundry - Union), owned by over 30 hospitals. (2008 Interim).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) - Manufacturing Organizations

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer – Plastic Plate Inc. & Trim Systems, Grand Rapids, MI: Piloted and developed the Manufacturing Engineering programs for Continuous Improvement. Kaizen, Team cross-functional FMEA coordination for multiple plants. Safety Chair. Pack Design Reviews, Tool Cost Reductions, Budget Reviews, and Sustainable Recycling Programs. Internal ISO / TS Certification Auditor, R & D Tax Credit Facilitator, and Quality 8-D Teams. Product matrix guidelines for Job Standards, Inventory Control, and Estimating. Quotes and Purchasing recommendations, Work Center Lay-outs, Preventative Maintenance and Visual Instructions including product CAD screens, bar-coding, and touch screen technologies. Multi- warehouse automated distribution center (million dollar per day) MRP, JIT, APICS. Staff 2700+. (1999-2008)

Industrial Engineer / Plant Superintendent – Lacks Enterprises, Grand Rapids, MI: Multiple Plant responsibilities in Production Rates, Time Studies, Ergonomic Workstations, Root Cause Analysis, Training of staff in support operations: Plastic Injections, Robotic Resist Painting, Plastic Plating, Assembly, Argent (Mask Top Coat), and Body Color Paint; 7-Habits (Covey) & The Goal (Cox). Promoted from Plant Superintendent. Staff 500+ (1994-99)

Manufacturing Engineer / Supervisor (Coach) – Grand Rapids Controls, Rockford, MI: Dept. Supervision, Continuous Process Improvements, Safety, FMEA, and Quality 8-D Resolutions. Continuous cable, strand, and plastic extrusion wiring products: Assembly, Zinc Die Casting, Tool & Die. (1992-94)

Plant Quality Manager / Production Plant Manager – ALOFS Manufacturing, Grand Rapids, MI: Direct Supervision of over 400 Union employees: Sheet Metal Stamping, Copper Brazing, Welding, Quick Die Change, SMED, Pull / Kanban systems, Six Sigma, SPC. Prior Receiving-Quality Supervisor. (1990-92)

Production Scheduling Manager – Metal Standard Corporation, Holland, MI: Coordination of Materials, Machinery, and Labor through comprehensive metal and powder coat process: Robotic Welding, Plasma Cutting, CNC Tube Bending, Inventory, Warehousing, Logistics, Kanban, Cycle Times, MRP (1988-90)


Budget P&L and Financial Over-sight; Positive Cost Saving Measures, Operations & Quality Management

Lean Manufacturing Process & Sequencing; Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Root Cause Analysis, APQP

Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Graphics, Simulations, Auto-CAD, & Preventive Maintenance

Community Development & Conservation Projects, (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), Historical Research


Master of Science in Business Administration, La Salle University (Engineering Emphasis)

Bachelor of Business Administration, Grand Valley State University, (General Management)

Associate Courses, Grand Rapids Community College: Production Planning and Control Systems, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance, Plastics Technology (4.0 GPA), Auto CAD, Blue Print, FCC, Aircraft, LEED, Construction.

Activities & Interests: Fitness & Outdoors; MUCC Conservation & Historical Writing; Chaplain, Sons of the American Legion.

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