With over ** years’ experience managing both union and non-union manufacturing teams. Highly motivated production manager who trains and encourages team members to peak performance. Successfully manages production, quality, safety and cost control. Strengths in managing manual and automated paint processes, ISO9000 certification and required documentation.
Knowledgeable of quality control standards
ISO9000 certification and recertification
Experienced in production scheduling
Supply management expertise
Knowledgeable of 5S methodology
Proficient in quality control standards
Manual and automated paint processes
Components manufacturing experience
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Experienced working with Union members and Reps
Follow and implement good safety practices
Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower to meet and exceed production requirements while maintaining quality standards. Supervisory experience in required turnaround areas where production and employee moral were low. Troubleshooting experience to identify production defects and their root causes.
Millennium Engineering Staffing, LLC – Ford Motor Company – Contract
Sr Process Coach (Production Supervisor), 5/2017 – 01/2018
Managed a team of 49 operators and a total of 4 zones in the body shop of the Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP).
Ensured operator work assignments were fully completed on time (startup assignments)
Improved processes and/or functioning of equipment
Monitored machinery and equipment to ensure optimal productions
Effectively communicated information to team members and leaders
Eliminated 30% waste through safety quality and production imporivement initiatives
Monitored quality documentation at each specific operation insuring all applicable checks are performed and documented as required
Participated in corrective action activities which included “stand downs” with supervision, performed training, lead team meetings
Executed daily employee payroll
ARCO CORP – GENERAL MOTORS – CONTRACT
Production/Group Leader (Production Supervisor), 9/2016 – 5/2017
Currently managing a team of 30 operators to prep, finesse and paint automotive truck panels to a final finish for customer compliance. Participated the in the successful launch of the new paint facility.
Managing multiple UAW workforce teams handling personnel issues and disciplines
Performing investigations and employee job development
Executing daily employee payroll
Meets and exceeds production schedule on a consistent basis to meet general assembly line requirements without starving storage banks
Averaging 85% (FTQ) first time quality throughput of finesse line
ManPower – March Coatings – contract/permanent position
Production/Plant Supervisor, 3/2015 – 3/2016
Managed a team of 55 line workers and shipping clerks to paint and ship automotive metal and casting parts for various automotive clients.
Managed shipping regulations and maintenance projects
Maintained and executed company 5S, TPM, SMED, Safety talks and PPE processes and procedures
Resolved production issues and trained line leaders
Manpower - Dana Corporation – Contract Position
Shift Production Supervisor, 5/2014 – 9/2014
Managed a team of 40 off-line assembly workers to manufacture drive shafts for Chrysler and service parts for GM products
Managed multiple UAW workforce teams handling personnel issues/disciplines
Performed scheduling, investigations and employee job development
Executed daily employee payroll task
Met production schedule on a consistent basis to meet JIT customer requirements
Averaged 9% cost reduction in a 3 month period by consolidating jobs and restructuring the team
GREEN ARROW CONSULTING – BOSAL
Production Supervisor, 1/2014 – 2/2014
Managed a team of 45 people who performed the production of mufflers using press lines. Worked closely with team leaders, HR and Union Reps to address safety violations, tardiness, work assignments and process violations. Tracked and logged daily production jobs.
Managed assignment of jobs which identified best fit for meeting and exceeding production requirements by approximately 10%
Maintained production consistency to help ensure production requirements were met
Chrysler Corporation, LLC
Unit Leader, 6/2013 – 9/2013
Managed a team of 8 people who executed the process to disassemble engines that were later recertified, cleaned and placed back into production
Reduced tear down of engines from 900 to under 200 for both shifts
Provided safety training to employees
Provided input for obtaining ISO Gold certification
Genoa EMPloyment Solutions, Inc
Scherer & Trier - Contract Position
Production Supervisor, 4/2013 – 6/2013
Responsible for startup of the production line, assignment of employees to jobs, recording, reporting and tracking of all production down time to upper level management. Managed 10 press machines that produced parts for various automotive clients.
Suggested cost saving process for reducing scrap cost. This resulted in reduced scrap cost from $11K per day to 6K per day
Assisted in the preparation of ISO certification
Global Technology Associates
Integrated Manufacturing Assembly (IMA) – Contract Position
Production Supervisor, 6/2012 to 2/2013
Responsible for production management of approximately 40 processes used to assemble and build 65 - 72 car seats per hour for the Ford Mustang and Mazda clients. Managed production assembly line staff of approximately 60 union workers.
Increased production throughput by 30% by recognizing problem areas
Maintained consistency of production of 65-72 seats per hour
Established a good working relationship with Union Reps, HR and upper level management
Kingdom Cutters Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC Canton, Mi
CEO, Owner, 3/2009 to 5/2012
Responsible for the creation of the company business plan, procurement of equipment, supplies and creation of quotes for residential and commercial clients.
Increased revenue by 50% with the addition of new services which included snow plowing, aerations and thatching.
Leads bidding and negotiating of new projects while building and maintaining customer relationships
Elected President of Business Network International (BNI), which resulted in increased membership by 35%.
Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI
Production Supervisor, 2/1995 to 7/2008
Responsible for production-supply base management of five plant paint processes for F 150 truck series. Processes included phosphate, E-coat, primer, base coat and clear coat paint. Managed a production assembly line staff of approximately 70 union workers, automation engineers, and technical assistants
Averaged 7% cost reduction annually, primarily through consolidating jobs and restructuring.
oAnalyzed activities and conducted time and motion studies to maximize efficiently of each position.
oPresented new job definitions and rationale to union representatives to achieve buy-in.
oFacilitated implementation of changes, obtaining sign-offs from upper management, team leadership, employees, safety, union, and maintenance.
Managed multiple UAW workforce teams handling personnel issues/disciplines, scheduling, investigations and employee development
Established collaborative working relationship with Union Representatives to ensure a win-win solution
Developed and implemented processes to certify facilities for ISO 9000 procedures required to qualify for certification with no penalties.
Designed and implemented a customized tag relief process system, and improved internal training required to strengthen on-going support and eliminate line down time.
Supervised production-supply base management of five plant paint processes for Mustang and F-150 lines and activities of union line workers.
Launched new model F150 truck in new plant facility.
oSet up placement of manpower, machinery and processes to support production of F150 model.
Participated in setting up 3 crew shifts.
oTrained additional manpower for new shift.
BS, Industrial Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Associates, Science Engineering, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Engineering related classes