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Manager Plant

Charlotte, NC
October 26, 2018

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Resume of William Davis

Resume of

William Dewey Davis

**** ********* ****** **.

Grover, NC 28073

Cell: 803-***-****



To obtain a position of management within a company with room for growth and advancement for the next fifth teen or so years



Complaint Handling & Resolution

Leadership Skills








Microsoft Office/Excel


Work Background

I have a strong background in middle & upper management in manufacturing plants, warehouses and retail sales. I have worked as shift manager, Asst. plant manager, Plant manager, Site Manager & Chief Operation Officer. I have worked with combed and carded cotton and all kinds of different blends along with wool. I have also have a lot of experience in other types industries. I have extensive experience in many types of manufacturing plants. I also have extensive background in purchasing and selling products for various industries.

Professional Experience

1.Site Manager for GCA/ABM Service Group at the NEG plant in Shelby, NC

Sept 2017 -- Present

Duties include:

a.Manage the hiring and retaining of 185 employee slots.

b.Insure that all indirect labor needs and production needs are meet 24/7.

c.Keep up with and maintain the P/L for the account valued of over 7 million dollars.

d.Oversee the Production Manager, Safety Manager, Hiring Manager, and Admin Person.

e.Review all terminations.

f.Insure that all NEG needs are meet thru our production services.

g.Set up and maintain all training programs.

2.Asst. Plant Manager / Knitting Manager for Lava USA Textiles

Feb 2017 – Sept. 2017

York, SC 29710


Duties include:

a.Look after all four shifts. (140 employees) (quality, production, maintenance, safety, etc.)

b.Set up training program for knitting machines.

c.Do all interviewing, hiring and terminations as needed.

d.Set up all job sets and duties.

e.Keep up and maintain all budgets for labor, maintenance.

f.Direct all other activates to do with the plant inside and out.

g.Keep up all yarn inventory and order as needed.

Reason left. Plant Manager and I had very different styles of management.

3.Shift Manager for U S Cotton

May 2015 – Feb 2017

Charlotte, NC 28273

704-***-**** ext. 1201

Duties include:

a.Look after all shift employees.

b.Keep up with employee’s time and production.

c.Keep up with whole plant from opening to packing.

d.Look after all orders and all machine changes.

3. Shift Manager for A & E textiles.

August 2014 – May 2015

Gastonia, NC

Duties include:

a. Look after and direct 33 employees

b. Keep up with time cards for all 33 employees

c. Looked after carding, roving, spinning, winding, doubling, twisting and packing departments.

d. Insure that all production needs are meet.

Reason for leaving: Looking for a better position, pay and better benefits.

4. Operational Manager of The Auto Doctor’s & Scrap Metals

March 2012 - August 2014

Hickory Grove, SC 29717

Duties include:

a. Overseeing all operations of the company

b. Including the purchasing of autos and scrap metals

c. Keeping control of the parts and cores bought and sold

d. Budget, balance, project, and manage the profits and cost of the company

e. Responsible for training programs and empowerment of employees within the company

f. Oversee two supervisors with a total of twenty employees

Reason for leaving:

Looking for more stable benefits.

5. Operational Manager of Cherokee Auto Salvage Co. DBA as Cherokee Scrap Metals

June 2009 - March 2012

Gaffney, SC 29341.

Duties included:

A. Overseeing all operations of the company

B. Including the purchasing of autos and scrap metals

C. Keeping control of the parts and cores bought and sold

D. Budget, balance, project, and manage the profits and cost of the company

E. Responsible for training programs and empowerment of employees within the company

F. Oversee four supervisors with a total of eighty employees

Reason leaving: Left because company was sold.

6. Chief Operation Officer of Davis Ink Jet & Toner, Inc. May 2002 - June2009

Gastonia, NC 28054.

Duties included:

A. Managed a chain of five remanufacturing inkjet retail stores along with one 25,000 ft. remanufacturing plant

B. Oversee the commercial sells department with sells of over $1.2 million per year

C. Delegated day-to-day activates and promoted the growth and training for all employees

D. Responsible for maintaining new sells leads and implementing systems for more sales

E. Identified possible prospects for clients and obtained majority of the regular clients for the company

F. Set up all budgets for the remanufacturing plant and all retail stores and ensure they are meet

G. Instruct all supervisors as to what needs to happen with-in the company

Reason left: Owners had bad health and shut down the company.

7. Shift Supervisor for Atlantic Spinners, Inc. May 2000 - May 2002

Bessemer City, NC 28016

Duties included:

A. Supervised 2nd shift production

B. Ensured we stayed above company quality standards

C. Had a key responsibility in scheduling the labor to make sure each department was covered adequately

Reason left: Laid off because of economy, company shut down.

8. China Grove Textiles, Inc. Jan 1990 - May 2000

Gastonia, NC 28054.

A. Plant Manager June 1998 - May 2000


A. Set up and maintain the budget needs of the factory

B. Responsible that the production goals were meet while quality was maintained

C. Directed all shift supervisors to make sure they ran their shifts smoothly

D. Responsible for identify, interviewing, and hiring new supervisors as needed

E. Responsible for ensuring that the human resource department followed all laws

F. Responsible for any and all things going on the plants properties

Reason for leaving:

Company was sold.

B. Assistant Plant manager Jan 1996 - June 1998


A. Assisted plant manager with all duties with running plant

B. Responsible for maintaining and overseeing budget needs

C. Responsible for production goals being met by supervising supervisor’s and employees

D. Ensuring company quality standards are meet

E. Accountable for scheduling and hiring to ensure all positions were filled

Reason for leaving: Promoted to Plant Manager

C. Shift Supervisor Jan 1990- Jan 1996


A. Maintain top quality and production in all areas, carding, spinning, winding and packing

B. Make sure all jobs are covered with proper scheduling of employees

C. Interview and hire employees as needed

D. Wright up and terminate employees as needed

Reason for leaving: Promoted to Asst. Plant Manager

9. Pharr Yarns, Inc. Jan 1978 - Jan 1990


A. machine operator

B. Fixer

C. Section leader

D. Supervisor

1989 - 1990 Supervisor over Prep, Spinning and Winding1983 - 1989 Section leader / Fixer, Maintain working operation of all prep machines

1978 - 1983 Machine operator

Education and Training

North Caroline Center for Applied Textile Technology- Charlotte, NC

Associates degree in Management


Diploma in Textile Technology

AIU University

I am 90% done with BA in Business Management 6/1/2011-Present.


My wife and I have been married for 32 years and have four grown children along with thirteen grandbabies. We both are Christian and live Christian lives. I love to hunt, fish and travel.


● Self-Motivation/ Self Discipline

● Goal Orientation

● Process Driven

● Natural, positive leadership style

● Ability to work constructively in a fast-paced, multi-task environment, detail orientated

● Ability to deal with ambiguity and stand on own feet

● Ability to manage big picture

● Ability to build and sustain long-term mutually beneficial relationships

● Strong Decision Maker

● Strong communicator

● High Ethical Standard

● Entrepreneurial spirit

● Strong operational experience in construction and ability to recruit construction employees

● Strong knowledge of the workforce in the area


I have worked in middle and upper management for the most of my adult career. I understand the importance of the quality of the products and the importance of maintaining high production standards. I also have the ability to set and maintain labor and maintenance budgets. I also have the skills to setup maintenance schedule while keeping the company within budget. I have very good people skills. I have no problem in enforcing any and all company polices. I am not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done and done right. I have no problem delegating duties and following up to make sure everything was taken care. I never worried about going home time. I have worked with in many different types of manufacturing companies and fully understand what it takes for a company to be successful. If you would like more information, please call me anytime 803-***-****.

Expected salary

I am making $89,000 now plus bonuses. I will be looking for around $60,000 to $120,000 depending on job, benefit package and location.

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