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Machine Operator Plant

Macedon, New York, United States
August 10, 2018

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John G. Walker

*** **** **** ****** *******, NY *4522

Mobile: 315-***-**** Email: Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing and Operations Professional Seeking Supervisory Position as a Working Leader


Skilled manufacturing professional with up-through-the-ranks experience beginning early on as a machine operator and ultimately earning promotions to maintenance mechanic, maintenance supervisor and stockroom clerk ending finally as procurement and purchasing manager for a plant employing more than 500 people. Skilled at learning and improving production processes and finding cost savings across all phases of production an industry-transferrable skill valuable in any high-volume, commodity or highly competitive production business. Adaptable, loyal and accomplished with a record of tangible results, improvements and savings across the board. CORE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Purchasing/procurement Vendor development Broad commodity knowledge

Standard job costing Contract negotiation Employee health and safety

Supply chain Staff/supplier training Basic Microsoft® Excel

Production planning and


Oracle® JD Edwards and

IBM® Cognos

Inventory and consignment



Cost of goods. Consistently recognized for identifying and capturing cost savings on products and services essential to continuous improvement in skilled manufacturing. The go-to guy on pricing and vendor management plant-wide efforts that were replicated at other plant locations. Consignment cost control. Led the competitive bidding process behind consignment inventory purchases. Effectively delivered $2-3K a month in recurring savings and faster turnaround. Commodity costs. Cut costs substantially of various commodity items, including office supplies, consumables, paper supplies and other components used on a daily basis in the operation of the business. Capturing thousands of dollars in nickel-and-dime savings across daily operations. Production management. Played a lead role in helping the company transition from a legacy production planning system to JD Edwards personally taking more than 5,000 stockroom parts and loading them into the new system. One of three leaders recognized by corporate for efforts. Production throughput. Created a first-of-its-kind critical spare parts list that documented must-have parts in inventory in case of equipment breakdown creating a composition book that each shift had on hand to refer back to in case of emergency. Parts inventory locator. Devised and implemented the company’s first parts inventory locator system that facilitated tracking approximately 1,000 heavy-used items a move that was essential to ensuring throughput. Earned a corporate “atta boy” for efforts. WORK HISTORY

BERRY GLOBAL (1995-2018 formerly Huntsman Packaging Rochester, NY Procurement Administrator • Stockroom Clerk • Maintenance Mechanic A Hired as a Maintenance Mechanic A responsible for repairing all manufacturing equipment across the plant. Seven years later promoted to Stockroom Clerk overseeing maintenance stock- room, inventory and ordering. Three years later promoted to Procurement Administrator with full-charge responsibility for most purchasing for the plant. Position eliminated in organizational restructuring with the goal of corporate assuming local responsibility for functional duties. John G. Walker, page 2

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Maintained vendor list, including adding new and removing outdated information as necessary.

Kept raw material costs in line with budgets; consistently met or exceeded pricing goals for cost of goods.

Identified independently opportunities for cost savings or product improvements in one case saving $80K.

Changed key suppliers on commodity items like paper supplies, safety glasses, tape and labels realizing more than $2K in savings in the first year.

Recognized for success as “skilled” in training other team members in the purchase order and requisition process often fielding calls from employees in other plants on how to do things.

Trained Berry’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant in the fine points of JD Edwards’ implementa- tion on the purchasing module.

Worked continuously to ensure employee health and safety across all plant operations. EARLY CAREER HISTORY

MOBIL CHEMICAL (1981-1995 now ExxonMobil Rochester, NY Maintenance Specialist (Supervisor) • Maintenance Mechanic B/A • Senior Inline Operator Hired as Senior Inline Operator responsible for product manufacturing, printing and bagging of items on the line. Promoted to Maintenance Mechanic B and then to Maintenance Mechanic A handling machine repair across the plant. Ultimately, named Maintenance Specialist, which was a working leader role with supervisory responsibility for as many as seven maintenance staff members. Left to accept promotional opportunity with what was at the time Huntsman Plastics. PIPER AIRCRAFT (1978-1981) Lock Haven, PA




Certificate in Auto Technology


Various professional development programs in manufacturing and quality improvement. OUTSIDE AFFILIATIONS

Moose Lodge #1420 (Palmyra, NY), Governor (2017-2019) Lock Haven Elks Lodge (Lock Haven, PA), member


Letters of recommendation available from Berry Plastics, including Human Resources Director and most recent supervisor.

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