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Manager Management

Location:
Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
Posted:
February 22, 2018

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BRIAN W. O'BRIEN

Jeffersonville, IN C: 812-***-**** ac4kme@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Senior Operations Management Results-oriented leader with extensive experience in operations

management, team development and organizational change. Proven track record of managing

multiple projects while leading teams toward achieving common goals that support the overall business

objectives with emphasis on behavioral based safety practices, quality systems, on-time delivery and

cost management.

SKILLS

Behavioral Based Safety Continuous Improvement

Work Place Organization Team Building

Problem-solving Regulatory Compliance

Lean Manufacturing Budget Management

JIT manufacturing Visual Management

EXPERIENCE

12/2014 to Current Director of Operations

Jeffboat, LLC Jeffersonville, IN

Through implementation of at risk observation audits and increased level of

personal accountability reduced OSHA recordable incident rate by 54%

YOY

By implementing detailed daily shift performance reports and increasing

level of focus by front-line supervision increased labor utilization by 5%

By restructuring standard work and continually pushing work upstream,

reduced the number of days from vessel launch to customer delivery by

60% resulting in 100% on time delivery as well as drastically improved paint

quality and a decrease in labor hours delivering barges 3% below planned

hours.

Implemented a one for one exchange system for PPE as well as other

consumable items which contributed to being $70K below budget

09/2012 to 11/2014 Ingot Plant Superintendent

Alcoa Lafayette, IN

Assisted in the development and implementation of a visual management

metrics reporting dashboard enabling front-line supervision to

communicate prior days performance and identify where corrective

action measures were needed

Participated in a team initiative to create a tool in which to assist

scheduling alloy changes in such a way as to reduce the risk of

off-composition furnaces, minimize the number of non-value added

process steps and maximize scrap utilization

Fulfilled the role of interim ingot plant manager during a significant ingot

plant leadership transition

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09/2010 to 09/2012

07/2006 to 09/2010

01/2001 to 01/2006

01/1998 to 01/2001

01/1992 to 01/1998

2009

2007

1993

Director of Operations

Vogt Ice, LLC Louisville, KY

Developed and implemented a resource scheduling tool used to

accurately define current lead times for equipment which prevented over

booking business resulting in drastically improved on-time delivery

Collaborated with sales team and end customer on a particularly

aggressive project to ensure delivery demands were successfully met to

include development of work cells, implementation of standard work, and

substantial increase in staffing from recruiting through hiring and taining

Actively led the contract negotiating team during labor contract

negotiations and successfully negotiated three year contract agreement

without a work stoppage

Director of Operations

Jeffboat, LLC Jeffersonville, IN

Created and implemented standard work with emphasis on task

sequencing resulting in 40% reduction on line cycle time

Implemented a quality improvement strategy to reduce defects per

inspection by over 50% over a three year period

Through more stringent policy and procedure enforcement reduced OSHA

recordable injury rate by 50% over a three year period

Through an extensive training program and the implementation of a

multi-step inspection process increased UT/RT pass rate from <50% to >90%

in less than six months

Area Manager

Wabash National Corp Lafayette, IN

responsible for meeting operational metrics in safety, quality, cost, delivery

and morale of steel fabrication shop two weld shops supplying parts and

components to six assembly lines.

General Foreman

Wabash National Corp Lafayette, IN

responsible for the safe operations of two high volume production lines.

Production Supervisor

Wabash National Corp Lafayette, IN

responsible for the safe operations of a manufacturing department or

departments ranging from 50 to 120 direct hourly reports.

Bachelor's of Science: Management

Indiana Wesleyan University

Associate's of Science: Business

Indiana Wesleyan University

Certificate of Professional Supervisor, AMS Institute Completed



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