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Mechanical Engineering Quality Assurance

Kaysville, UT, 84037
March 22, 2018

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Kaysville, UT 84037


* *****’ experience in operations management with progressive responsibility levels backed by advanced engineering and business degrees.

4 years’ experience in teaching college-level classes in the areas of Lean Techniques, Operations Research, and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems.

Experience in preparing and executing operating and capital budgets.

Track record of leading lean six sigma initiatives to improve financial performance in a continuous manufacturing environment.

An emphasis on safe work practices and employees’ engagement.


Compass Minerals, Ogden, Utah

Plant Superintendent (April 2013-Present)

Manage the Sulfate of Potash plant, a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation with 4 crews and about 50 hourly and salaried employees.

Prepare annual plant budget and production plans and ensure timely and cost efficient execution of plans; consistently achieved the goal of producing 95%-105% of the planned annual production.

Control operations cost (more than $15 MM per year) to minimize cost per ton; achieved the goal of absorbing inflation effects and kept cost per ton from increasing over the past 3 years.

Plan and prioritize long-term capital improvement projects to meet production plans. Capital projects in the past 3 years exceeded $80 MM.

Promote a proactive safety culture built on employees’ engagement that supports company policy; achieved 35% improvement in overall safety metric in the past 3 years.

Identify improvement opportunities and lead teams to implement solutions; lead 26 projects in the past 3 years based on lean six sigma principles resulting in $1.4 MM of annual savings.

Established and manage a periodic review process of all standard operating procedures; use these procedures as the basis for employees’ training and certification.

Initiated and oversee a cross-training and certification program; within 3 years 100% of hourly employees became certified in at least 2 areas and more than 70% certified in 3 or more areas.

Lead the operations team in commissioning a new compaction plant and a new crystallizer, including conducting job hazard analyses and establishing operating procedures and set points.

Production Engineer (July 2012-March 2013)

Worked with operations and maintenance on identifying improvement opportunities and drove them to conclusion; implemented 4 projects resulting in reducing unplanned downtime by 15%.

Performed 8 engineering studies to improve quality using design of experiments and other six sigma principles.

Planned and managed the execution of engineering and capital projects to solve problems facing the operations and maintenance departments in a high-volume production environment.

Production Supervisor (August 2010-June 2012)

Lead a production shift of 8-12 employees.

Supervised production in the Magnesium Chloride plant and the rail loading and movement within the site.

Prepared and presented production reports.

Performed safety reviews and trained employees on safe work practices.

Lead continuous improvement projects including kaizen events.

An-Najah National University, Palestinian Territories

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering (August 2005-August 2009)

Prepared and taught classes in the areas of Lean Techniques, Operations Research, and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems.

Conducted research related to improving the performance of manufacturing and service facilities using lean techniques and simulation.

Performed administrative duties serving as University Quality Assurance Manager.

oLead the team in charge of implementing a detailed quality assurance program for all university’s departments (academic and non-academic).

oLead the internal review process of academic programs and cooperated with accreditation and auditing agencies in the external review process.

oAfter 2 years in this position, the university was recognized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for implementing one of the best quality assurance programs in the Middle East and North Africa.


Master of Business Administration, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, June 2018.

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2005

Dissertation title: “Development and application of a new modeling technique for production control schemes in manufacturing systems”.

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2000.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, 1997.

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