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Detail-oriented professional in the manufacturing and logistics fields

Location:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
February 25, 2018

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ROBERT A. GARWOOD

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Detail-oriented professional with over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and logistics fields. Experience includes supervisory responsibility, production design, distribution, and safety. Ability to effectively multi-task in a fast paced environments with quickly changing needs and priorities while efficiently meeting set deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to continual improvement of processes and procedures which support and enhance operational efficiencies. Excellent documentation, communications, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with a diverse group of co-workers and clients. Extremely organized individual who is goal oriented and committed to excellence.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Phoenix Contact January 2013 - Present

Production Operator Interface – 1st Shift

Responsible for the daily execution of numerous manufacturing tasks on the IB-PIO line, including independent machine set up and changeover, operation of semi-automated and automated machines, and soldering

Determine equipment needs based on individual job specifications; complete set up and changeover of machines, computers, presses, and fixtures as needed to complete job; and measure work piece dimensions to ensure machine accuracy

Perform screening, inspection, and testing according to quality standards and communicate material non-conformances to appropriate parties

Prepare production orders including order selection, conditioning, and sequencing

Record assembly data and completion of all associated routing, quality documents, and related forms

Complete daily machine preventive maintenance and cleaning of equipment and production area

Adhere to and support Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing processes as well as company-wide and departmental improvement potentials and efforts

Goodwill Industries 2012 – 2013

Salvage Team Associate

Responsible for supporting, advancing, and assisting in the execution of Goodwill’s award-winning Reduce-Reuse-Repurpose sustainability program, repurposing unsold merchandise from area Goodwill retail store locations throughout Southern New Jersey

Initiated and implemented bottom-line targeted programs and processes which increased efficiency, safety, and revenue generation

Key Accomplishments

Implemented initiatives including: medical identification and capabilities cataloging; mission-critical support equipment cyclic inspection and scheduled maintenance; and daily safety inspections of heavy/hydraulic equipment

Tech Data Corporation 2011 - 2012

Logistics Technician

Responsible for selecting, verifying, and preparing items for order fulfillment in accordance with strict production schedule timelines while maintaining adherence to ISO 9001 standards and providing accurate inventory updates

Key Accomplishments

Recognized by direct supervisor for ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a safe and orderly work area

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Designplan Lighting, Inc. 2006 - 2009

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Responsible for direct oversight and supervision of design and manufacturing team of 19 employees for international manufacturer of industrial and commercial lighting, ensuring all tasks are completed accurately, on time, and within budgetary guidelines

Guided and managed production team through fabrication, assembly, shaping, and calibration functions to ensure parts, sub-assemblies, and products met tolerances and requirements

Conducted end-to-end process analysis to improve materials flow and achieve near capacity usage, and influenced design engineering and production methods for increased efficiency and cost effectiveness

Coordinated with outside vendors to ensure on time delivery, adherence to quality standards, and compliance with contractual obligations

Key Accomplishments

Reduced materials inventory by 29% through identification and correction of wasteful acquisition practices

Increased profit margins and reduced client costs for industrial lighting project for New York City’s largest wastewater treatment plant by streamlining project processes and procedures

Preserved long-standing profitable client relationships with AOL Time Warner and New Jersey Rail through resolution of significant project hurdles and difficulties

Reduced company’s exposure to potential safety-related litigation by identifying and rectifying safety shortcomings on imported components through redesign and retrofitting

Voigt Lighting Industries, Inc. 1986 - 2006

Assistant Plant Manager

Responsible for oversight of daily manufacturing operations and 10 employees for manufacturer of niche stock and custom lighting components

Helped transform company’s manufacturing process from production of stock fixtures to a more profitable custom designed lighting operation

Managed manufacturing process to ensure all production goals were met while maintaining the highest quality, safety, and efficiency standards

Supervised design and manufacturing team in execution of all duties including AutoCAD design, production trades, and line maintenance, ensuring all task were completed on time and within budget

Oversaw and managed supply chain, reducing inventory costs in support of JIT manufacturing

Key Accomplishments

Increased revenues by 200% by transitioning company from stock to custom design/production

Achieved and maintained for 20 years an industry-leading profit margin for custom lightning while delivering excellence in quality, delivery, and safety

Instrumental in attaining multiple Department of Defense contracts by delivering precise production standards and meeting exacting specifications

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology: Media, PA

AAS, Industrial Electronic Engineering

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology: Media, PA

Associates Degree, Engineering Theory

Aiken Technical College: Aiken, SC

EPA Brownfields Technical Certifications

REFERENCES

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