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Manager Plant

Kinston, North Carolina, United States
August 12, 2018

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Gregory A. Hobbs

*** ****** ****** ********, ***** Carolina 28551 919-***-****

JOB OBJECTIVE: A position in maintenance that utilizes my leadership and technical skills to improve company productivity and profitability.

SUMMARY: A diversified and highly self-motivated hands on individual experienced in Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Plant Engineering. Knowledgeable in Maintenance Systems designed to drive equipment reliability. Experience in project management of major multidiscipline capital improvement projects. Knowledgeable in working with equipment vendors, regulatory agencies, and outside contractors from initial project conception to project start-up. Electrically/Mechanically inclined, punctual, good inter-personal relations, honest, ability to learn new methods and procedures quickly, excellent problem solving abilities, and acquired hands-on experience.

EDUCATION: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858

Bachelor of Science – Industrial Technology

Expected Graduation – May, 2019

North Carolina Department of Labor

Apprenticeship Certificate – (Electrical Controls and Electronics)

EXPERINCE: Maintenance Manager, Cott Beverages, Wilson, NC

July, 2007 – Present

Direct and manage the plant maintenance staff, programs and processes, to ensure safe, timely and efficient operation of all plant machinery and equipment. Work with personnel across the organization to ensure the optimal reliability and availability of company assets. The focal point for the interface between Asset Performance and maintenance delivery; working with engineering, operations and maintenance functions to ensure optimum asset management and life cycle cost.

Provide a safe work environment and acting as a change agent to improve the safety culture within the department and company. Participate in a variety of occupational safety management activities at site level, such as assisting management with risk assessment and hazard reviews, reviewing site-operating procedures for compliance with appropriate occupational safety practices and incident investigations. Active member of Safety Committee with direct involvement in safety near misses, incident reporting investigations, and monthly safety inspections that resulted in three years in a row of no reportable injuries. Ensure the safety of subordinates through enforcing safe work practices and providing motivation and effective communication. Conduct weekly toolbox talks/safety meetings with maintenance staff.

Manage department financials, maintenance budget and spend. Responsible for $1.6MM departmental budget. Develop annual R&M operating budget and generate monthly financial reports for the Plant Controller. Participate in budget preparation and administration including preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations, submitting justifications for staff, supplies, equipment and services, and monitoring and controlling expenditures.

Gregory A. Hobbs

EXPERINCE: Maintenance Manager, Cott Beverages, Wilson, NC

July, 2007 – Present

Under minimal supervision perform highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and proactive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives. Maintain and improve plant facilities and infrastructure.

Establish key performance indicators and reporting mechanisms to provide quality assurance demonstrating compliance and a culture of continuous improvement. Monitoring and evaluation with regular internal reviews and audits of the maintenance management system and standards of inspection, maintenance, and certification. Ongoing development and review of maintenance standards and procedures to continually improve asset reliability, safety, efficiency, and cost.

Work directly with maintenance planner/scheduler to establish, maintain, and improve the maintenance planning and scheduling flow process. Accountable for day-to-day detailed maintenance planning, repair/replacement of plant equipment, scheduling, cost estimating to maximize mechanical availability, while achieving budgeted targets in a safe, cost effective, and timely manner. Provide planning support for projects and major maintenance events in each respective area of the facility through planning techniques to effectively control maintenance activities and craft utilization.

Facility Project Manager, Fuss & O’Neill Engineering, Greenville, NC December, 2005 – July, 2007

Provided consulting/training in lean manufacturing methodologies with emphasis on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

Provided design build services for electrical, mechanical, and environmental projects for industrial and governmental clients.

Designed, installed, and maintained electrical/mechanical remediation systems for clients.

Assist Civil and Environmental engineers in full range of remedial services, from conceptual evaluation of alternatives through detailed design, installation, operation and maintenance, to post-remediation monitoring and verification.

Performed site safety assessment audits to aid clients in their overall safety and health management systems. Services included auditing business activities, training staff, design and development of written programs, and hazard assessments.

Provided process control systems engineering, integration, automation, and fabrication services for clients. Services included electrical control design and documentation, panel layout and installation, field wiring, schematics, process and instrumentation diagrams, PLC programming, SCADA programming, variable frequency drives specification and installation, instrumentation installation and calibration, startup/commissioning.

Gregory A. Hobbs

EXPERINCE: Consultant, West Pharmaceutical Services, Kinston, NC

February, 2004 – December, 2005

Investigation team member working with independent forensic engineering firm and legal counsel into the cause and origin of plant explosion.

Provided engineering support for new and existing projects and manufacturing processes.

Project manager for the relocation and construction of new plant facility.

Plant Engineer, West Pharmaceutical Services, Kinston, NC

May, 1995 – February, 2004

Responsible for plant engineering and capital improvement projects. Provided project management and assist management, internal teams, contractors and related stakeholders to fully plan, execute, and implement projects to achieve goals of safety, quality, cost, timing and overall project objectives from initial project conception to completion. Managed and installed projects ranging from $1K-$4M on time and within budget.

Responsible for plant maintenance department. Managed and provided leadership to maintenance supervisors and departmental staff for safety, training, budget, efficiency, and related maintenance responsibilities. Insure compliance with safety, environmental, and company policies.

Provided support to quality assurance department. Responsible for writing general and standard operating procedures as they relate to plant equipment, systems, and manufacturing processes. Wrote and implemented validation protocols and procedures for equipment and manufacturing processes. Provided support for internal, agency, and customer audits.

Responsible for O.S.H.A and plant environmental compliance, reporting and training. Responsibilities included air quality permits, wastewater permits, hazmat, hazcom, confined space, lockout/tagout and related reporting and training.

Managed plant metrology department. Responsibilities included proper calibration of plant scales, thermocouples, RTD's, temperature controls, pressure controls, strain cells, analytical equipment, and related measuring and plant equipment.

Maintenance Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services, Kinston, NC

August, 1988 – May, 1995

Accountable for the selection, training, motivation, and direct supervision of up to (22) multi-craft maintenance personal for equipment maintenance,

and rebuild service projects entailing the engineering, design, specification, build, install and commission of plant equipment and associated facilities.

Responsible for implementing, and technical support in the installation, integration, and troubleshooting of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and structural components and systems. Use blueprints,

schematics and various test instrumentation to diagnose and correct system problems.

Gregory A. Hobbs

EXPERINCE: Maintenance Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services, Kinston, NC

August, 1988 – May, 1995

Provided facility support for boilers, chillers, compressed air, HVAC, energy management, fire/security, plant grounds and buildings. Responsible for facility expansion and renovation projects and general plant aesthetics. Maintained a clean, orderly, and safe facility and related work areas.

Electrical Controls Supervisor, Perdue Inc., Lewiston, NC

April, 1986 – July, 1988

Responsible for plant electrical system and related controls. Identified, diagnosed, and rectified system problems as they relate to electronic/electrical hardware, motor controls, plant instrumentation, and microprocessor controlled systems. Installed and insured proper functionality and employee training for new and existing electrical/electronic hardware and controls.

Programmed, troubleshot, and repaired programmable logic controllers, including discrete, analog, and intelligent input and output modules. Wrote and edited new and existing ladder logic programs for new and existing machine controls and manufacturing processes.

Configured, installed, troubleshot, and repaired personal computers and associated peripheral equipment. Provided technical assistance on software applications.

Performed and recorded electrical measurements using oscilloscope, power analyzer, protocol analyzer, DMM, and related test instrumentation.

Developed and implemented a preventive/predictive maintenance program for all plant electrical/electronic devices. Maintained equipment inventory, procurement, and service contracts for electronic equipment.

REFERENCES: References available upon request.

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