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Manager Chemical Engineering

West Covina, California, United States
November 03, 2018

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Seeking Operations Manager position within a progressive growing company. Background includes managerial responsibilities in high volume 24/7 food, beverage and cosmetic operations. Expertise includes personnel/project management and process optimization to ensure meeting/exceeding operational targets. Strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to quickly adapt to change. Fluent, oral and written, English and Spanish.


CACIQUE INC., City of Industry, CA 2016 – 2018

Production Manager – Cheese Department

Responsible for managing three departments within the Cheese Department in completing the require planning schedule to fulfill customer orders. Worked to maximize operational efficiency with continuous improvement of the operation, while maintaining a high level of safety awareness and quality integrity in ensuring GMP and product compliance.

Reduced Over-Time from ~40% in early 2017 to below 10% in April 2018.

Reduced waste lost on CL-1 by 50% via implementing Lean Manufacturing practices.

Worked with QA on reviewing and addressing non-conforming issues, completing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and working with California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) when required. Also worked with QA in review of SQF and HACCP programs.

MILLERCOORS LLC, Irwindale, CA 2013 – 2016

Process Leader - Brewing

Responsible for managing shift of unionized team of brewers and crafts in the Brewing operation to complete require planning schedule and meet customer needs/orders, as well as, working to maximize operational efficiency and continuous improvement of a process or system within a safe working environment. Also manage weekly/monthly Work-in-Progress (WIP) and Macro Extract Loss (MEL) update, review and analysis with Finance.

Responsible for executing planning schedule for Hot and/or Cold Side of the Brewing Department and modify as required.

Responsible for quality of product and ensuring all quality specifications were met. Review with Quality Lab any quality issues to resolve.

PHYSICIANS FORMULA, INC., Azusa, CA 2004 – 2013

Associate Director (2009 – 2013)

Responsible for the distribution operation which included Receiving, Putaway, Inventory Control, Order Pulling (Full Case and Open Case on PTL Line) and Shipping of all our customer orders via

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Small Parcel, LTL and TL. Was also responsible for managing manufacturing processes of managing Customer Returns and assembling and shipping out our Promotional Display Programs.

Responsible for Distribution Operation P&L. Produced $500k savings in Temp Labor and another $500k in Freight savings the first year responsible for the operation.

Responsible for three 3PLs to manage our distribution operation in Canada, Australia and Target domestically.

Responsible for analytical reviews and presentations of the distribution operation with consultants and other 3PLs to determine the best solution for the PF Distribution Operation.

Warehouse Manager (2009 – 2010)

Responsible for two Manufacturing Component Warehouses. Managed the Receiving, Ordering Picking and route of company truck to ensure Planning’s Production schedule was met to meet customer needs in Distribution.

Project Manager (2006 – 2009)

Responsible for capital projects/budgets and facility issues at three facilities. Managed capital budgets for multiple projects in three different facilities. Would cover second shift production operation during peak periods in Manufacturing.

Completed the implementation of the Auto Assembly & Box Line.

Set-up of a new facility for Manufacturing (Production and Warehouse) and Supply Chain.

Spec out and purchase different pieces of equipment for production and the facilities.

Production Supervisor (2004 – 2006)

Responsible for second shift filling and packaging production activities. Manage a 40 to 120 work force to complete the required activities per Planning’s schedule.

Develop leads and crew to manage the operation and work with line labor standards to maintain positive labor variances on production report. Assisted in QC, Warehouse and Maintenance as required.


California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, Pomona, CA

Pursued a Master of Business Administration.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.


Computer skills include MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), QBS, D3/WonderWare/ProLeit manufacturing programs, Maximo, Advantis, ERP Systems (Mapics Infor and Powerlink), WMS (InterLink), and TMS (MercuryGate). Six-Sigma Brown Belt Trained.

Institute of Brewing & Distillation (IBD) – General Certificate in Brewing.

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