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Production supervisor

Cincinnati, OH
March 28, 2018

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Troy A. Cole

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45238



A Production Supervisor with a focus on Safety, Quality, Productivity.


Can troubleshoot machinery easily, work well with employees and can adapt to work environment successfully. I can operate high-speed presses with little training needed. I can do excel spreadsheets to show employees progress to sustain daily goals as well as figure out their minimum hourly output to meet goals for the day to be productive. I help maintain a safe work place for employees. I can do employees reviews based on performance based, I have done supervisor consultation notes on employees that need to improve in areas with a positive outcome. I am forklift certified on stand up Raymonds, Hyster 80 and Komotsu propane forklifts. CPR trained also AED certified and trained. I have trained and certified new employees on forklifts, machines, and lock out tag out policies.


I was employee of the quarter four times in ten years as a Production Foreman. I was a HPT (High Performance Trainer) facilitator for four years and had documented improved efficiencies and was given bonuses monthly along with the crews of high-speed machines.


Wilson High School

Tacoma, WA

Graduated 1985


Forklift Certified, CPR certified and First Aid Certified, AED certified. Forklift Certifier.

Number: 46190

Where Issued: WAS810 Washington Employers

Date Issued: 7/13/2010

Expiration Date: 7/13/2012


Mid West Container Corp. February 2017- Present

Supervisor of a 2 color Kopper 35" flexo printer.

Responsible for lining orders up at machine

and working with print vendor and corrugated vendors .

Training employees at the flexo. Keeping crews safee and

minimizing downtimes at the press. Work

with salemans for orders that can be ran at the press, as

well as with the plant manager.

Pratt Display. May 2015-May 2016

Production Supervisor

Responsible for daily production goals and msf to labor cost.

Held safety meetings with shift every Monday and maintain a

safe environment for employees. Worked with maint on issues

with machines and troubleshooting mechanical issues on presses.

Worked with new employees on training and did plant tours.

Updated payroll in adp for all employees on the shift. Did

Lock Out Tag Out with employees on every machine. Took

msf from 1.5 mill to average 2.3 mill daily. Fixed all 3 print stations

on a 3 color Martinlap, rebuilt all chambers and fixed the varnish

station, so now we could print 2 colors and varnish. Also fixed

the 5 color Ward and repaired those chambers as well. Pull orders

when trucks are unloaded from shipping and update floor line up and

work with die cordinator to pull dies and print plates and follow up with

material handlers to load machines accordingly, and give list to the ink

technician to pre press the machines. Then take orders to specific

presses. Over seen the production flow for a 7 color Martin,

2 2color wards, a Bobst 1600,Bobst 128, Bobst 2000,3 color

Martin, a Hycorr 2 color, and Auto Em labeler, a 5 color Apstar,

and a Post Gluer, a 2 color Tcy, 5 color Ward and a Slitter 120.

Also did discipline write ups for entire Shipping Dept. As well as

The Production Dept. Worked with Quality Manager for quality

issues and worked with Production Support on what orders could

run on what machines. Schedule all overtime with shift pending

workload and due dates. Typical work week the past year 6, 13 hour

shifts weekly.

Directly supervises and follows up on scheduled work with all associates in assigned area of responsibility and in the Manufacturing Department if the need arises.

Reviews production schedule for needs and accuracy.

Ensures equipment availability and proper operation throughout the shift.

Ensures correct usage of raw materials throughout the shift, including monitoring waste investigating when not accurate and finding ways to correct loads before running them out for processing.

Adheres to Total Quality Control (TQC) policy and food safety requirements.

Ensures equipment and work area for proper sanitation, condensation control, etc.

Maintain Line 5S ready. Perform routine 5S audits. Correcting associates as necessary.

Responsible for understanding, communicating, and following General Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) during operations.

Follows Total Quality Control (TQC) policy.

Take immediate action on any General Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) deficiencies.

Initiates, facilitates, and follows up all Continuous Improvement opportunities with all supporting departments.t

Develops and facilitates personal and team goals and objectives and continually reports progress.

Continuously communicates performance review and feedback of strengths and weaknesses to all associates.

Responsible for timely associate performance reviews that inform associates of development potential and ways to improve job performance.

Communicates increase, range, and range position to each associate.

Interviews prospective candidates through the job posting procedures using the decision matrix.

Responsible for the training of all new associates in proper methods and procedures to perform job. Continues to develop and lead associates with on-going training.

Reviews errors with associates and applies "performance enhancements" if needed.e

Ensures all equipment and work area is free of all hazards.

Initiates, facilitates, and follows up on all suggested safety improvements as w ell as monitoring associates and equipment so as to notice safety opportunities before associates do.

Initiates, facilitates, and follows up training of all safety procedures. Completes all appropriate reports and follows up with corrective action.

Responsible for understanding, communicating, and leading evacuation procedures.e

Research line performance data and generate reports that tabulate and graph data. Analyze information looking for performance against goal opportunities complete with suggested methods for improvement.

Review material usage variance performance daily and complete, if necessary, MUV Response form with reasons and solutions for losses that exceed historical product performances and standards.

Increased monitoring of labor usage monitoring associates and ensuring that labor leaves at shifts end via Kronos verification. Correct opportunities as necessary.Also update Adp daily.

Updates and maintains lean manufacturing boards in production office with line performance data.

Research opportunities for performance measures.l

Implements strategies that will improve line and product performance.

Reports projects, opportunities and strategies in daily, weekly monthly and quarterly performance update meetings with shift and plant manager as well as executives.

Cardinal Glass July 2013- May 2015 Tumwater, WA

Program Control Technician

Job Duties: Was hired as a load end loader, preparing to load class on a lazy Susan with a forklift. I also load and pre-stage glass on a down stacker with a Rico lift. I work efficiently and safely while also pre-staging glass for the next shift. I keep accurate count on a computer and run order sheets. Additionally, I stack and down stack racks of glass and patios; and crane glass 96x144 from stackers to "A" frames. After 3 months of running the load end safely and efficiently I was promoted to my current position of Program Control Technician (PCT). In addition to performing my previous duties as needed, I also cut and scan samples of glass and check the floor every hour. I rotate running the machine and monitoring cathodes that coat the glass. As a PCT, I play an important role during clean outs of the machines with repairing chains and checking the parts for wear and tear. I repair them as needed. Also, I am in charge of the quality of glass ran as well as what is stacked and staged on the floor of finished production, while I am working in that area.

Xerox June 2012- July 2013 Lacey, WA

Customer Care Assistant

Job Duties: Assist Verizon Wireless customers with billing, troubleshooting and general assistance. I provided assistance for account queries and directed calls to appropriate departments. I worked in a fast paced environment for in-bound calls. It was my job to provide excellent customer service and make sure every one of my customers was completely taken care of. We received customer satisfaction surveys daily and I always maintained very high quality scores and was consistently one of the highest performers on each team I was a member of.

Tharco January 2000- November 2011 Auburn, WA


Job Duties: Watch production quality and maintain a safe environment and observe where improvements or ideas would help safety or productivity. Reported to Management every two hours on machines productivity's and if machines were on track to meet goals for the day. Worked with Operators to train new crewmembers. Observed down time tracker information and printed off reports to show crews unnecessary downtime, or to question downtime entered into the tracker. Took new employees for plant tours, also worked with ink vendors and glue vendors on troubleshooting problems that were causing downtime. Did employees review evaluations, also did merit reviews. Expedited orders throughout plant and also did move ups and inserts to meet customer deadlines and also communicated with shipping Foremans for eta of product being done for shipment. Communicated daily with Managers and Production Support and Salesman for Priority orders that needed to be done through out the day. Held HPT (High Performance Training) meetings as a Facilitator with crews every Friday on goal settings at machines. Helped crews come up with ideas on Lean Manufacturing goals and implemented ideas to Managers and helped crews perform Lean Manufacturing out at the machines and through out the warehouse. Did one box set up meetings with crews to decrease waste and improve productivity. Maintained safety meetings every week with plant employees. Trained all employees in Lock Out Tag Out Policies and went through machinery and explained detailed information on safety functions of machine. Unloaded trailers to expedite orders and pre pressed machines for hot orders and orders scheduled. Worked with maintenance on worn parts on machinery that needed to be replaced as well as kept them informed on machines condition. Did regular PM's (Preventative Maintenance) once a month with crews and also callipered machines with feeler gauges to factory specs from feed section to the slotting section and to the stacker section to improve nip settings for crew to set machine up correctly and accurately and eliminate any downtime for set ups, and scheduled downtime for machines with management that needed repairs immediately. I can run an Emba 240 Flexo Folder Gluer, 3 color press efficiently/as well as a Slitter 120'' and a 140" also a Saturn 3 Flexo Folder Gluer 2 colr /Piemonte 2 color press, Hotmelt Gluer, and a Chainslotter, and a partition KDF, and Miehle manual set up, as well as can operate a Signode auto strapper off the main line, and can Run and set up a 2 color Staley RDC.

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