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Forklift Operator Plant Manager

Blandon, Pennsylvania, 19510, United States
August 22, 2018

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Christopher M. Werner

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Blandon, Pa 19510

484-***-**** (primary)


I am looking for a long term career position. I would like to use my current management skills, to prosper in a stable career with long term growth.


Operation Superintendent 1st and 2nd shift, Ashley Furniture


Leesport, Pa

During my time with Ashley I have increased production from 5000 units a week to 11000. On both first and second shifts

Increased efficiency from 87% to 115%. I have also work to improve cost per unit, and have done so with average cost savings of $8.47 per unit. Effectively reduced work force to maximize output of the facility efficiently.

2nd shift plant Manager, Cambridge Lee Industries

11/2015 – 06/01/2017

Reading, PA

Enforce safety policies, keep track of inventory levels, and organize warehouse using

Employees down time ... shipping and receiving, work with corporate office to keep delivery's on time, as well as everyday management of the plant. I would work with the safety team doing kaizen safety events. Doing this we would ensure machines are running in the safest and most productive manner. Overseeing the maintenance department I would help out as needed on various projects repairing down machines.

Team Leader/ EVOL operator, PCA (Packaging

Corp of America)

02/2012 – 11/2015

Reading, PA

Responsibilities' would include. ...I am part of a 6 person crew who runs an Evol printing

and die cnc machine ... which would include knowing four different positions on the

Machine Job 1 would be operator. Setting up cnc to specifications of product...

Checking to ensure product meets customers’ demands. I would also conduct walk through

for new hires as to explain the positions they would be hired for. As a team Leader I would

Supervise up to 6 employees insuring quality was met per customers’ requests. Preform preventive maintenance as needed replacing worn parts, fixing smaller issue. Some issues would be minor wiring repair, replacing worn belts.

Production Coordinator/ Department

Supervisor, Reading Equipment and

Distribution, Reading Truck Body

06/2001 - 02/2011

Bowmansville, PA

I would oversee production to insure that products were completed and shipped on a timely

basis...also deal with customers’ needs and complaints orders would be received. It was my

job to schedule the repairs or add on to the proper shops or location for production

regarding from times to be completed to dividing jobs to ensure all shops had work to do. I

would also coordinate jobs with department supervisors to insure the jobs were done

according to customer's needs. As department supervisor I would oversee up to 20

employees, scheduling work as needed. I would adjust the crews times according to the

work load.

Reading, PA location Reading truck body

Duties include doing daily inventory, supervising and making sure employees on line are

supplied with work, making up work orders and filling as needed--- with new position as machine programmer I would read

small blueprints. Make sure sizes are correct and program them to different machines.

When parts are cut I would take a sample to check specs are correct. I would make sure the parts are distributed to the correct machines by dates the orders are received.

As a supervisor I would help repair any machines that were down. Supervise and train new employees. Some Repairs would include, minor wiring, some hydraulic repair, replacement of small motors.


Army Reserves U. S. National Guard

11/01/1997 -11/01/2000

Honorable Discharge

Mechanic, Petroleum supply specialist. Pipe line installation, fueling aircraft. Supply sergeant


Berks Tech. Inst.


Wyomissing, PA

Post-secondary academic degree, Associate degree

Major: Business Management


Reading, PA

High school graduate or equivalency certificate (GED)


Additional Skills and Achievements

Supervise new employees-trained 10 plus years up to 45 employees. In which would

include training on different positions, working with HR. department in hiring process.

Small blue print reading

Machine programming using intellinest, Solid works, and Fabrwin computer programs

With Ashley Furniture increased production on second shift by 37%. First shift by 18% increasing profits by 1.2 million in 6 months

Lean Manufacturing

Iso 2008,

Loto safety training,

fire safety training,

sop training,

Hazmat training. Kaizen event training including 5s training


Evol operation issued by PCA in Pennsylvania,

forklift operator issued by Reading Truck Body.

First aid and Cpr from the American Red Cross

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