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Machine Operator Manager

United States
March 23, 2018

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Richard Gawenis

*** *** ******* ****

Clinton, AR 72031

501-***-**** cell/message

Objective: Seeking opportunity to utilize my education, managerial and technical experience to benefit my employer and my career. My diverse education and experience, along with my formal education will be a valuable asset to my new employer. Passport Ready.

Education / Training:

University of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas

Double Major, B.B.A in Finance and Computer Information Systems, May 2002

Universal Technical Institute, Houston Texas

Associates Degree Auto/Diesel Technology, 1989

Directors’ Honors List-GPA 3.7, Best of Class 6X, Excellence in Attendance

Passed 6 Automotive Service Excellence Certifications

Arkansas State Technical Institute

Certificate-Understanding Programmable Logic Controllers. 1997

Focus: Allen Bradley SLC 500 and ladder logic


5/07- Present Choctaw Boat Storage

Manager /Owner

Billing and collections

Maintenance and grounds keeping

Construction and Expansion

Customer relations

5/07-Present Cattle Farming

Tend to cattle operation

Harvest bi annual hay crop

9/04- 5/07 Haldex

Maintenance Manager

Set up new plant and enhance machinery

Develop new production process

Travel to machine builders and enhance machinery

Travel to sister manufacturing plants to design and set up process

Maintain Maintenance Budget

Maintain Tool Crib and supplies

Train employees

1/03- 9/04 Molex

Assembly Technician

Enhance semi-high speed servo automation

Make machines more efficient

Train new operators

Work with Engineers, Production Supervisors, Process Engineers, & E-Techs

Robotics and laser

2/95-5/98 Virco Manufacturing, Conway, Arkansas

Plant Technician/Mechanic A

Construction and Machine repair during holidays and shutdown.

Recipient of “War of Waste” program 3 times

In charge of swager room repairs and performance/quality modifications.

In charge of 2nd Shift Truck Shop Operations

oPrimary duty to keep 138 forklifts, numerous company vehicles, shuttle trucks and equipment in operation.

oAnswer service calls and emergency accidents and make decisions.

oOrder parts and make repairs

oClose shop and relay information to 1st shift supervisor.

10/94-2/95 Bob’s Auto Parts and Tires, Clinton, Arkansas

Self Employed-Independent auto technician

Performed automotive diagnosis and repairs. Ordered parts, scheduled work performed customer relation duties and billing.

All types of auto, truck, RV, tractor, and farm equipment repair.

1/93-9/94 Pep Boys, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Technician A

Auto and truck diagnosis and repair

Air-conditioning, electronics, brakes, wheel alignments, clutches, drive trains, tune-ups, and accessories.

9/92-8/93 Rock Tenn Folding Carton Division, Conway, Arkansas

Maintenance, Forklift Operator, Inspector, Packer, and Glue line

High speed machine requiring teamwork, adaptability, and technical skills

7/90-9/92 Belden Wire & Cable (division of Cooper Industries), Clinton, Arkansas

Maintenance and Machine Operator

Assisted in moving factory to new location. Heavily involved in removal and transfer of large equipment and reconstruction of machine work cell to achieve JIT.

Maintenance, rubber mill operator, mold set-ups, quality control of rubber, plastic injection molding, plastic extrusion, and rubber injection & compression molding.

Reaometer/density/elasticity testing

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