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Quality Plant Manager

Kenosha, WI
March 11, 2018

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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

Ludlow Mfg.

Robotic Welding Dept. Lead

Program welding and operate robotic weld cells

Prioritize work from dispatch list

Train operators

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


Plant Manager

Responsible for staffing, production planning. Working with numerous vendors related to material, and machinery acquisition. Product development, and re-development.

Daily production planning

Material acquisition

Machine and tooling acquisition

Delegate work assignments

Overall shop operations

Inventory, and cycle counting

5 employees

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

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