AWS certified welder and supervisor with over 30 years of experience in robotics, metals, railroad, and general manufacturing. Responsibilities involve quality control / inspection, production planning, management of up to 20 employees, and plant/shop operations. Experience has lead to knowledge and understanding of:
Manufacturing/Operations Inventory/Cycle Count
Management/Supervision Bloodborne papathogens
Production Planning/Production Scheduling OSHA Compliance
Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement Lockout tagout
Employee Relations/Team Building MSDS
Material & Machine Acquisition Safety Training
Robotics/Welding/Inspection/Assembly Forklift Certification
June 2017 to Current
Robotic Welding Dept. Lead
Program welding and operate robotic weld cells
Prioritize work from dispatch list
December 2014 to January 2017
Robotic Welding Programmer
Program & operate Fanuc robotic weld cells
Production welding, heavy assembly, blueprints, weld symbols
Part layout, fixture building, material handling, manual mill, manual lathe
Utilize the computer to access prints, work instructions, and labor entry.
July 2014 to December 2014
Weld Inspection & Quality Dept Technician
Weld inspection, quality inspection including:
1st piece in process, 1st piece layout of parts from the forming, and laser depts.
paint quality inspection, verify all parts necessary for final assembly,and
shipping using blueprints.
March 2013 to December 2013
Assistant Supervisor, Welding and Forming Dept.
Responsible for production planning, dept meetings, all safety training,
1st piece and in process inspection of work using prints and measuring
Daily production meetings
Delegate work assignments
Shift hand off meetings in the a.m. and in the p.m.
Responsible for production reporting, and production monitoring throughout the shift
Oversee 20 plus employees
June 2008 to August 2012
Responsible for staffing, production planning. Working with numerous vendors related to material, and machinery acquisition. Product development, and re-development.
Daily production planning
Machine and tooling acquisition
Delegate work assignments
Overall shop operations
Inventory, and cycle counting
Build workholding fixtures for welding, and drill presses
February 1976 to January 2008
Dept. Lead, Robot Programmer, and Welder
Dept Lead, programming and operating robotic weld cells, production welding, heavy assembly, blueprints, weld symbols, and labor entry for entire dept.
Work with supervisor to hand out job assignments
Set up of machines and work areas for employees
Daily production reporting
70 plus employees covering 3 separate buildings, and numerous production cells
Design and build fixtures for robotic weld cells
American Welding Society – D1.1 welding certified
Control Programming – Fanuc robotic welding systems – Genesis Corp.
Process Improvement & Team Building - MRA Business Institute
QES – Quality Education System (The 4 Absolutes of Quality)
Safety/First Aid/First Responder/CPR/and A.E.D. training – Red Cross