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Plant Manager Raw Materials

Youngstown, Ohio, 44515, United States
May 23, 2018

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John D. Kish

**** ******** ******, # ***, **********, Ohio 44515

330-***-**** /

Work History

September 2009 – January 2014

President / Cardinal Lubricants / Youngstown, Ohio

* Blended and sold $1.7 million worth of metal forming lubricants and truckload quantities of oil-based products (motor oil, hydraulic fluids, transmission fluids, etc.).

* Generated gross profits of nearly $300,000 annually while operating alone.

* Stopped producing products in 2014 when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

March 2008 – September 2009

General Manager / Everclear LTD / Austintown, Ohio

* Designed and built an oil reclaim plant which processed more than 500,000 gallons of used oil.

* Manufactured and sold metal forming lubricants and truckloads of reclaimed oil.

* Designed a wastewater treatment facility that increased throughput 40%.

March 2005 – April 2008

Bioenvironmental Engineer / United States Air Force / Vienna, Ohio

* Blended knowledge of OSHA and the EPA regulations to ensure each airman and shop were protected from harm.

* Utilized engineering knowledge and preventive medicine to ensure workplace safety.

* Conducted preventive medicine studies and provide health recommendations to base personnel.

* Advised Senior Leadership and affected communities on health risks associated with missions.

* Executed Occupational and Environmental Health Site Assessments.

* Identified Health hazards as well as potable and non-potable sources of water.

April 2000 – June 2005

Plant Manager / Fuchs Lubritech / Emlenton, Pennsylvania

* Achieved ISO 9001 in 18 months while supervising 3 shifts and 60+ employees.

* Was responsible for the following Training Responsibilities: Control of non-conforming products, Corrective and Preventive Actions, Document Control, Handling and Storage, Preventive Maintenance, Process Control, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving, Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Control and the overall Quality System.

* Developed Orientation and Production Training Programs.

* Developed Materials Management System for more than 150 products and 200 raw materials.

* Created a Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program for 70 pieces of equipment.

April 2000 – June 2005

Plant Manager / Fuchs Lubritech / Emlenton, Pennsylvania

Quality Control

* Oversaw overall plant quality for material acquisition to the production of products.

* Established performance standards for personnel, processes and production equipment.

* Routinely inspected personnel, procedures and production equipment.

* Developed criteria for recording, evaluating and reporting quality/reliability data.

* Created training materials and conducted training sessions on all quality activities.

Materials Management

* Analyzed production and ordering patterns to determine raw material ordering frequencies.

* Determined acceptance criteria for incoming raw materials.

* Expedited raw materials, parts and equipment to ensure timely production execution.

* Determined amounts of raw materials necessary to fulfill scheduling requirements.

* Established operational procedures for shipping and receiving, inventory storage, shelf-life examination and inventory rotation.

* Assessed material demand based on sales, ordering patterns and future market conditions.


* Supervised the purchasing of materials, supplies, merchandise and equipment.

* Determined and adjusted reorder points for all raw materials.

* Oversaw the selection and approval of all suppliers.

* Approved all purchase orders and authorized the payment of invoices.

* Expedited the delivery of materials, supplies and equipment as required.

* Verified computer inventory and actual physical inventories; ensured that all necessary raw materials were present to execute the production schedule.

June 1994 – November 1999

Research Chemist / IRMCO / Evanston, Illinois

* Developed IRMCO Gel – a specialized product for bending automotive exhaust pipes.

* Worked on IRMCO Dry – a lubricant applied hot and wet which dried to the touch before the metal blank was shaped and formed.

* Evaluated competitive products for performance, stability and toxicity characteristics.

* Conducted extensive market research within Ohio and the surrounding states.

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