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Management Electrical Engineering

Rockford, IL, 61107
March 18, 2018

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Erik Pappas

**** ********* ***** **** ***, Rockford, Illinois 61107

(M) 708-***-****

Professional Objective

Utilizing advanced education, experience, and skills to provide expertise and innovation in technical, safety, and environmental fields.

Qualifications Summary

Production Planning/Process Design: Identify strengths and weakness of technical processes. Implement changes that improve productivity and bottom-line with forecasting expertise, resource allocation, and customer-focused business philosophy.

Strengths: Creative and skilled analysis; strong detail orientation and excellent analytical skills. Exceptional communication skills to liaise with senior management, technical specialists, and peers and to develop productive client relationships. Well-developed presentation and negotiation skills. History of achievement in team management and project management.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, 2005

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Specialization: Computer Engineering Technology, embedded microcontrollers

Experience Highlights

MPS Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Total Waste Manager, October 2014 – Current

Manage hazardous, non-hazardous, universal and landfill waste for the 5,300,000 square foot FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automotive) Belvidere Assembly Plant. Profile, manifest, schedule, load, and prepare waste shipments throughout the plant.

Conduct regulatory and corporate inspections including satellite, SWPP, SPCC, outside container, and weekly drum pad.

Participate in WCM activities including leading waste reduction projects through the use of lean manufacturing tools such as kaizens and root cause analysis.

oUtilize knowledge of waste regulations and vendor costs to provide client 6% cost savings year over year.

Maintain records for RCRA, DOT, OHSA, IEPA, and EPA compliance.

Manage safety compliance by ensuring site personal perform assigned duties while complying with safety, environmental, local, state, and federal regulations.

Train staff in hazardous waste and DOT training.

Assist with client and vendor financial obligations including invoicing, reporting, quoting, building and maintaining contracts, and margin management activities.

oPrepare quarterly presentations to reconcile contract job costs and update client management of the status and direction of the on-site program.

Manage two on-site technician’s daily activities. Provide monthly safety talks to further strengthen safety program.

Engage the plant with activities and events to promote environmental awareness.

oCoordinate a yearly e-waste collection for all plant employees.

Hire and mentor an intern to promote TWM program growth.

Tradebe Treatment and Recycling, East Chicago, Indiana

Lead Lab Pack Field Chemist, February 2013 – August 2014

Worked individually and on a team to perform lab pack services including chemical waste management, packing and disposal. Classified and segregated chemical and hazardous materials for disposal, and completed regulatory documentation and shipping preparation.

Supervised fellow team members and ensured correct documentation of RCRA waste codes. Identified proper chemical constituents and inventoried them.

Learned and followed EPA regulations, such as correctly filling out a hazardous waste manifest and Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) form. Created waste stream profiles to ease disposal process.

Transported chemical waste while compliant with DOT regulations.

Energetics Chemist Remote Opening trained to perform stabilizations of peroxide forming chemicals while in the field. Completed an Explosives Identification course, and Reactive Chemical Recognition training. Learned how to store and handle cylinder gases, as well as transport them.

Earned a 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification, and Class B CDL with hazardous waste and tanker endorsements. Completed OHSA Management and Supervisor training.

Followed, understood, and promoted by example, all Health and Safety procedures outlined in Policies and Procedures.

Learned and understood plant process codes and properly filled out container labels.

Sycamore International, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Business Development, August 2012 – February 2013

Acquired new customers and further developed existing customer accounts by providing electronic refurbishing services. Obtained business through prospecting, cold calling, telemarketing, setting appointments, and delivering sales revenues. One man operation in the Midwest region. Found material and shipped it back to PA for processing.

Researched industry clientele for potential customers. Communicated with customers and potential customers by phone, fax, and email.

Built a funnel of potential future customers by prospecting via the internet, assigned lists, telemarketing, email and letter campaigns, and other sources as needed. Used data entry to maintain contact and potential contact lists.

Managed contacts through a FileMaker Pro database.

JP STEEL INC, South Holland, Illinois

Project Assistant, March 2010 – May 2012

Meticulously recorded information and data to provide estimates and quotes. Updated and managed computer systems to ensure optimal project planning/ coordination and execution. Identified and resolved issues and discrepancies. Prospected via the internet to acquire new accounts and create new business.

Successfully aligned resources to increase sales by 10%. Led team in the development of new products, consistently achieving project benchmarks and goals.

Prepared BOLs for scrap steel shipments.

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