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Production Manager

Blue Springs, MO
October 21, 2018

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Robert J. Crook

*** ** ***** ***** **** Springs, MO 64015

Ph: 816-***-****


A self motivated, enthusiastic professional individual who is able to adapt quickly and efficiently to any production environment. I have the ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them successfully. With proven leadership abilities and working as a team I can complete any task or project presented to me. Through my years of experience I have been directly involved in several audits including FDA, EPA, and SGS (I.S.O.). I have 18 years in the manufacturing/production industry which have provided me with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a face paced work environment.


Process Coach – Ford Motor Company May ’18 – Present

Coach Safety, Quality and Productivity to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work

Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives

Monitor ANDON occurrences. Be the first responder as secondary support

Through Process Confirmation, verify that the line is running safely, smoothly, and producing quality parts

Support Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) and coach problem resolution to the lowest level

Communication and Recognition

Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply, and tooling expense targets

Build Team Leader and Team Member capability

Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities / tasks

Basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents

Union Crew Scheduler – Kellogg Bakery March ’18 to May ‘18

Schedule and maintain all production employee schedules over 5 shifts in accordance with Union agreements.

Enter and manage all payroll entries and adjustments.

Set up and manage labor disputes and grievances between “company" and Union.

Set up labor requirements in accordance with production schedule.

Coordinate maintenance and sanitation schedules in accordance with manufacturing requirements.

Production Manager - Southwest Technologies Inc. October '12 to February ‘18

•Manage 40+ employees in 6 departments including an I.S.O. 13485:2015 certified clean room and oversee all aspects of production.

•Train all new employees in production, shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and forklift certifications.

•Ability to create S.O.P. & S.O.C., as well as training for all production and shipping & receiving employees (current and new).

•Create P.O.s are required by sales & marketing department.

•Oversee and coordinate daily cycle counts and inventory reconciliation.

•Monitored and maintain inventory levels for all raw materials and maintenance parts.

•Performed bi-annual inventory on entire production department.

•Implementing and maintaining cGMP processes throughout the production department.

•Perform Q.A. and Q.C. inspections on fill lines, manufacturing vessels, packaging and production processes.

•Re-design and developed new custom products to fit our customers’ needs.

•Procurement of equipment and raw materials from various industries.

•Perform cost reduction reviews that have led to substantial annual savings of $250,000+.

•Implementation of Lean manufacturing processes.

•Develop and validate all production and packaging processes.

•Utilize company’s MRP to create and maintain production schedule in accordance to inventory levels and lead times.

Press Operator - A. Zerega & Sons November '11 to October '12

Operated several types dry good presses.

Worked with the production staff to set up scheduling of presses based on sales and lead times.

Operated multiple pieces of packaging equipment including strippers, auto baggers, case erectors, ink jets and case sealers.

Performed preventive maintenance on presses as scheduled.

Spotted and unloaded railcars

Performed Q.A. inspections on raw materials.

Production Supervisor Central Solutions Inc. December '05 to September '11

•Managed 30+ employees that operated 9 fill lines.

•Trained all new employees in production, shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and forklift certifications.

•Established a cycle count program to maintain more accurate levels of production inventory in order to prevent doing quarterly inventory.

•Maintained S.O.P. training for all plant employees (current and new)

•Performed routine maintenance on all fill lines and power equipment.

•Performed routine Q.A. and Q.C. Inspections on fill lines, manufacturing vessels, and shipping dept.

Batch Manufacturer Central Solutions Inc. August '00 to July '05

•Mixed batches daily to keep production lines on schedule.

•Managed a team of 3 manufacturers to ensure that the products were made according to production and customer needs.

•Pulled batch samples for Q.C. and stability analysis.

•Mixed batches that were FDA and EPA regulated products.

Fill line worker Central Solutions Inc. July '99 to August '00

•Operated various fill lines on a daily basis including rotary, in-line, piston, and overflow fillers.

•Changed over machinery to run specific bottle and bag sizes.

•Performed routine maintenance on machinery to ensure proper operation


Paul Nobrega – Owner/V.P. Sales

Central Solutions, Inc


David Nobrega – Logistics/Sales

Central Solutions, Inc


Rob Timmons – Maintenance Manager

Central Solutions, Inc


Greg Kovac – Plant Manager

Central Solutions, Inc


Butch Kueser – Regulatory Compliance Director

Central Solutions, Inc


Danial Marshal – Chief Engineer

Southwest Technologies, Inc


Jeremy Bledsoe – Operations Manager

Southwest Technologies, Inc


Preventative Maintenance

Process Improvement

Product Testing / Validation

Production Management

Production Methodologies

Production Scheduling

Profit and Loss Responsibility

Prototype Design

Purchasing / Procurement

Quality Assurance

Inventory Control

Total Quality Management

Warehouse Management

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