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Manager Engineer

Saratoga County, New York, United States
March 03, 2018

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James Waltersdorf



Goal-oriented individual experienced in production management in a manufacturing environment. Proven track record of project delivery, improving business operational efficiencies and implementing innovative ideas.

General Qualifications:

Safety focused

LSS, Green Belt

Multi-task and process oriented

Full Budget responsibilities.

Proficient in SMED

Rapid Lean Six Sigma

Led Kaizen Teams

MBA, The College of St Rose

Proficient team-building

Plant start-up management

MA in HRM, Pepperdine University

Manufacturing process re-engineering

Professional Experience

Momentive Performance Materials, (formerly GE Silicones), Waterford, NY 10/08-Pres.

Operations Manager, Silicone Finishing Operations 8/2011-Pres.

Production Day Leader. Silicone Finishing Operations 10/2008-8/2011

Zero recordable OSHA injuries in 8 years/ 850,000 man-hours worked.

Rapid Lean SS project, increased capacity 25%

Identified 3 CapEx projects with $1.5MM yearly cost benefits

Improved operational efficiency by cross training employees, 21% increased certifications.

Green Belt Certification

Re-engineered work for $528M annual savings

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Watervliet, New York 8/81-10/08

Senior Manufacturing Supervisor, 6/96-10/08,

Plant Superintendent, 5/95-6/96

AS400 Project Team, 4/94-5/95

Production Supervisor, 10/85-4/94

Product Engineer, 5/83-10/85

Foreman, 8/81-5/83

Helped plant achieve one million hours without a lost time accident

Daily safety focus with employees

Started safety training program

Developed and implemented set-up reduction project to save $1,250,000 annually

Reduced major changeovers by 50%

Improved on time delivery by 75%

Increased production flexibility by 35%

Improved capacity by 450 hours

Business trainer for SAP implementation

Led Kaizen team to improve color change process

Reduced color change by 50%

Savings of $376,000 annually

Improved capacity by 139 hours

Led start-up improvement team

Reduced waste by 10%

Savings of $600,000 annually

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, (cont.)

Increased production run time by 15%

Assisted management team with plant start-up, Suzhou, China

Successful start-up with new plant, equipment, personnel and materials

National Micronetics, Kingston, New York 1/80-8/81

Production Manager 1/81-8/81

Production Supervisor, 1/80-1/81

Improved lapping process by 33%

Increased clean room efficiency by 18%

United States Marine Corps, Beaufort, South Carolina 6/76-1/80

Attended The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia

Attended Navy Aviation Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia

Aviation Supply Officer

Received Commanding General’s Commendation for Tactical Readiness

Personal Experience

United States Marine Corps Reserve, Albany, New York 4/80-4/84


Harvest Church Board of Trustees, Clifton Park, New York 3/92-Pres

Norton Troy Credit Union Board of Trustees, Watervliet, New York 1/07-Pres


MBA The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York 5/99

MA in Human Resources Management, Pepperdine University 2/81

BA SUNY at Albany, New York 5/76

AA Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York 5/74


Furnished upon request

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