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Manager Engineering

Location:
Lanett, Alabama, 36863, United States
Salary:
140,000.00 per year
Posted:
February 26, 2018

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Bradford L. Rodgers

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Lanett AL *****

Cell: 706-***-****

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Career Summary

AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT Professional with over 20 years of experience in Automotive Manufacturing, Coatings and Maintenance Industries. Areas of expertise include Personnel Management, Lean Manufacturing, Health & Safety, Budgeting, Quality & Productivity Management and Improvement, as well as, Facilities Maintenance and Cleaning contracts. Proficient with the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project software.

Professional Experience

KIA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, GEORGIA (KMMG), West Point, GA

General Assembly Manager 2/2015 - Present

Oversee 750 Assembly Employees, along with 20+ Salary Team Members. Responsible for Assembly of 1500 units daily with a 3 Shift Operation. Developed and Implemented a Bumper Repair system that allowed the company a $300,000 annually savings. Mentor for future leaders in the company.

Paint Engineering Manager 6/2012 – 2/2015

Responsible for Large scale Paint Engineering staff of 8 Process Engineers and Production Support Capital project budget and Operating Budget Management for 3 shift 6 day a week production facility producing over 370,000 units annually, as well as, Environmental, Cleaning and Waste water operations, and store room inventory. Responsible for negotiating contract, to outsource waste water operations. Negotiated and oversaw transition of Industrial cleaning contracts while maintaining all Cleaning activities in the paint shop. Implemented Pilot launch program for paint shop succesful in launching two complete Model changes with no negative impact to quality or productivity indicators implementing operating budget and monitoring strategy

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, INDIANA, Princeton, IN 7/2000 – 6/2012

Assistant Manager Facilities Engineering and Maint. (7/2010 – 6/2012)

Responsible for Engineering of Large scale Automotive Facility. Oversight of All Plant Building and Grounds activities with 5 sight Engineers reporting directly. Have implemented Daily Maintenance Tracking and Follow up systems to determine Maint. Team efficiencies, improving Reported KPI’s by 45% in the First Year. Responsible for All Utilities tracking and budgeting, also Visual Daily reporting. Developed Plant wide Visual controls and targets using SPC (Statistical Process Control) to determine daily usage requirements and Out of Tolerance alarming. Responsible for Multi- Million Dollar Operating and Fixed Budgets, from Development to Monthly tracking and reporting. Have improved budget target achievement in first year.

Assistant Manager Paint Engineering (7/2003 – 7/2010)

Responsible for all engineering aspects of two large scale production Paint Departments. Responsible for 12 engineers covering all aspects of painting including Safety and Environmental aspects. Manage capital budgets and implement capital projects for Paint Department including major projects covering all aspects of the Painting process. Solvent Conversion, Building to Booth Implementation, Humifog Spray System (First globally for Toyota)

Selected as Toyota Product System problem solving trainer for entire paint group training covering all team members through upper management

Plant lead for Engineering Development responsible for implementation and development.

Implemented Working group and Strategy to Reduce VOC emissions from Average to Benchmark for all Toyota facilities World wide

Plant Wide Energy reduction team lead. Resulting in Best in Class Energy usage per-vehicle (Measured against all Toyota NA Affiliates, Nissan, GM, Ford Chrysler)

Management of two Cleaning contracts with two vendors over two full scale paint operations

Paint Top Coat Group Leader (1/2002 – 7/2003)

Responsible for daily production of two large scale production paint booths comprised of 30 robots and 24 team members. Initiated quality and productivity improvements. Managed paint mix room operations for entire Paint Department.

Successfully led pilot work for new model introduction, including robot teaching, environmental compliance, and Quality Standard achievement.

Coached Team Leader group on robot teaching and basic robot language to raise skill level and move toward a self reliant team

Quality Planning Group Leader (7/2000 – 1/2002)

Responsible for in-process inspection for 34 team members in three separate departments (Stamping, Weld, and Paint). Maintained all drawings and specifications for two body styles. Ensured standardized work was correct and followed.

Developed standardized work processes for 300 individual parts encompasing Safety and Productivity, as well as Quality instruction for team members.

Lead Quality Advisor on Quality control reporting and Change point control for multiple departments

GENERAL MOTORS – NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS, Detroit, MI 4/1994 – 7/2000

Lead Supervisor – Paint (11/1998 – 7/2000)

Responsible for vehicle quality at the exit of the paint process, including body weld and paint repair. Maintained shop operational availability tracking ensuring daily production and quality targets were met. Payroll responsibilities for 200+ union employees including even distribution of overtime and fair labor relations.

Successful implementation of process and re-engineering improvements to increase quality and efficiency

Lead Supervisor for ISO 9002 implementation in Paint Department Developed Strategy and Implementation plan for 250+ Operations and over 1500 Document’s. Completed on time 1998

Paint Supervisor, Wentzville, MO (10/1995 – 11/1998)

Paint Process Technician Responsible for all Spray application in Primer and Top coat. Successful launch on 2k ISO Clear coat process.

Responsible for eliminating Interior Primer application for 12 person Manpower reduction.

Lead robotics instructor for all Maintenance Department team members

Lead on new robotics installations to eliminate interior hand spray reduction.

Supervisor in Paint, Flint, MI (4/1994 – 10/1995)

METOKOTE CORPORATION, Grand Blanc, MI 7/1990 – 4/1994

Production Coordinator / Assistant Plant Manager (4/1993 – 4/1994)

Responsible for planning daily shipping and receiving schedules. Ensured education and training for nine line supervisors. Implemented and scheduled preventive maintenance program. Managed production material inventory. Responsible for manpower coordination and human resource issues for 205 plant employees.

Line Supervisor (10/1990 – 4/1993)

Supervision of 12 line specialists

Improved production of parts, which resulted in greater output

Systematized an organized break schedule

Obtained knowledge of various chemicals involved in the coating process

Team Leader (8/1990 – 10/1990)

Product inspection upon arrival to department

Guided team members in properly filling out paper work and correct packaging for various products

Line Specialist (7/1990 – 8/1990)

Properly identified all incoming parts

Correctly completed shipper tags for product

Arranged packaging of parts for delivery to customer

Education

FONTBONNE COLLEGE, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2000 (3.6 GPA)

Professional Training/Organizations/Certifications

KIA MOTOR MFG. GEORGIA

Problem Solving Trainer Certification

Mentor/Leadership Training Certification

TOYOTA MOTOR MFG. INDIANA

Groups:

Selected Plant DAC (DAVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL)

Self- Reliance Training Development Committee Lead (ALL NORTH AMERICA PAINT TRAINING)

Corporate Training:

TPS Problem Solving Training (First in plant to receive Certification)

GENERAL MOTORS NAO

Corporate Training:

Leadership training

Labor Relations

FANUC Robotics

Preventive Maintenance/Implementation Workshop

BASF Paint School

PPG paint training

METOKOTE

Corporate Training:

Vision Training – Implementation of Statistical Process Control

Skill Training – Pre-Treatment, Advanced Electro-deposition, Powder Coating Systems

Leadership Training I & II

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Flint, MI

Completion, Statistical Process Control Training, July 1992

REFERENCES:

Barry Ratzlaff

Executive Director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development

Hyundai Motor America

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Chris McCoy

President/COO of CTA Acoustics – Corbin, KY

136 Swearengen CT

Shepardsville, KY 40165

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Richard Smith

Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing – Retired

12860 S. Sunset Drive

Haubstadt, IN 47639

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