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Quality Manager

Phenix City, Alabama, 36867, United States
18.00 Hr
February 26, 2018

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Steven C. Hughes

**** * ***** *****, ****** City, AL 36867 601 – 934-3448


November 2017 – February 2018 – MPrints, Meridian, MS – Print Shop Supervisor

Manages screen printing department of 7 employees

Screen set-up

Works with sales force in pricing jobs

Oversees weekly production meetings

Orders supplies

Trouble shoots printing problems, equipment failure, etc.

April 2017 – November 2017 – International Paper, Columbus, GA – Warehouse

Manage all inbound and outbound shipments for all of our customers

February 2017 – April 2017 - Hanon Systems – Shorter, AL – Production Supervisor

Responsible for production flow of radiators and condensers for Ford and Kia customers

Oversaw 30 employees with 2 group leaders reporting to me

Responsible for assisting in developing the daily production schedule

Assigning responsibilities for the production team

February 2016 – Closure – Avery – Meridian, MS – Quality Technician

Inspected finished goods per specifications

Collected and maintained data using Excel and Access tools.

Used data for addressing our Rolling Top Three Defects.

Combined QC and engineering efforts to implement improvement

Responsible for overseeing, training and work assignment for new quality auditors

1998 – 2009 - Avery Dennison - Meridian, MS – North America

- Quality Technician (1998 – Feb 2009)

Green Belt Certification in 2002.

I completed two GB projects. Both were cost savings tied to Raw Materials. The larger of the two was a reduction in existing film gauge without compromising Finished Goods integrity or production levels. Savings were just over 100K annually.

I implemented an Incoming Inspection plan for all key Raw Materials. Incoming Inspection has been used to help prevent non-conforming materials from reaching the manufacturing process. In addition to preventive measures, we maintained historical data to monitor our key Supplier’s performance and capability to hold to specified tolerances.

I communicated with our key Suppliers and worked with our Purchasing Group in the selection, certification and retention of Suppliers.

I built trusted relationships between our Quality group and our Suppliers that were essential and successful. This kept the door open for continuous improvement and problem solving when necessary. I traveled periodically to each of our key Suppliers to keep face to face contact, dialog and hands on evaluation which also provided learning opportunities for me as well.

I oversaw and performed material data collection and analysis. I used this data to monitor supplier performance to specification and corrective action as necessary.

I have written many of our Standard Operating Procedures for Finished Goods and Raw Material testing and keep them up to date.

I was responsible for monthly Quality reporting internally and to Corporate.

Proficient in all Microsoft Office Tools.

I used Access for reports and tracking key data collection for Warehouse and Manufacturing processes.

Additional tools I have used regularly are:

Glovia - Inventory Management System

Mini Tab

SQC Pack

1996 – 1998 - Avery - Office Products - Meridian, MS – North America - Safety Coordinator

I ensured all governmental compliances. Wrote, maintained, and trained employees in all written safety procedures.

Reported, investigated and saw that corrective measures were in place involving any Recordable Injuries


1986 – 1996 - Avery - Office Products - Meridian, MS – North America

- Screen Printing – Department Leader and Hands On Fabricator and Printer

I was hired by Avery (then Dennison National), to start up a Screen Printing operation to support the national market for college logo printing and detailing onto vinyl legal pad holders and three ring binders.

I very much enjoyed the start-up process. The experience that I gained from Peavey Electronics prepared me for this task and I am proud to say that our printing department provided superior Quality performance with only one Customer complaint and return while this operation was in Meridian

January 2014 – February 2016– Custom Warehousing – Meridian, MS – Warehouse Facilitator

Manage all inbound and outbound shipments for our primary local customer, Avery, focusing on JIT (just in time) daily needs for their production. Communicate with our other three warehouse facilitators associated with that same goal.

November 2013 – September 2014 – Quality Logistics (Georgia Pacific Products) – Meridian, MS – Quality Technician (contract/part-time)

Inspect products and processes at each step of our product packaging process for quality and specifications including finished product. Collect, manage and share data toward product and process improvement. Assist shift supervisors in the improvement of line workers, supplying performance improvement data and additional training as necessary.

February 2012 – January 2014 – Procurement / HazMat Warehouse Specialist – GCRI - NAS Meridian

Procure, maintain inventory levels, point of contact for all material needs per work center. I was responsible for making sure the hanger maintenance crew, public works, air strip maintenance, and galley have all items needed for daily tasks.

July 2011 – February 2012 – Pharma Pac LLC – Chemistry Lab Technician

Duties are to, through various methods perform physical property testing to cosmetic and drug Raw Materials. By following USP Standardized methods, I check the active ingredient levels for Infrared Absorption, Peaks per ingredient, verified by HPLC devices.

October 2010 – July 2011 - Deputy Assessor – Lauderdale County

Audit businesses for accurate account of furniture, fixtures and operating equipment. Report and code all findings for taxable amounts setting depreciation rate on each item.

1994 – 2009 – Self Employed – Operated Silk Screen Printing Business

I started a silk screen printing business on a part-time basis and then later was able to work on a full-time basis. I specialized in t-shirts, aprons, totes, hats, etc. Being a one man operation, I, of course, was responsible for designing the artwork, shooting the screens, printing, cleaning, ordering supplies, folding, packaging and delivering the final product.

1979 –1986 - Peavey Electronics - Meridian, MS - Supervisor of Metals Division, Group Leader of Metal Paint Department,

Group Leader/Silk Screen Department

I began as entry level position in Screen Printing at Peavey Electronics. Over this seven year span, I worked up to Group Leader over various departments within the Metal Division.

I took over as Supervisor of the Metals Division from 1984 through 1986. I was responsible for each department meeting production requirements and Quality Levels on a daily basis. As well, we continuously were used by Product Development as a pilot and prototype shop.

This division consisted of between 40-50 employees with 3 Group Leaders reporting to me as well.

We took metal from flat sheets of various sizes and fabricated necessary chassis and sub assemblies for the building of our Electronic Sound Equipment.

We used equipment such as CNC Turret Punches, 25, 45 and 80 ton die punch presses, extrusion saws and press breaks. We pre-treated the metals prior to sending to our Painting Dept and then on to our Screen Printing Dept. We printed onto both flat substrates as well as formed.

1976–1979 - Burger Chef of Jackson and Vicksburg, MS - General Manager

Duties included overall supervision of the store, staffing, making weekly work schedules and working up payroll.

Responsible for meeting franchise requirements in all areas.

I have been on the “being inspected” portion of the food business. These audits were conducted by franchise auditors and local Health Department agents.

I worked from entry level to Assistant Manager in Meridian. MS.

I was asked at age 19 to take over our highest volume store in Vicksburg, MS. I later took over operations of the Jackson, MS store as well.


February 1977 Meridian Junior College Meridian, MS


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