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Injection Molding Manager, Operation Manager

Location:
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
Salary:
Open
Posted:
November 10, 2018

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Robert S. Lewikowski Cell: 708-***-****

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Lake Zurich, IL 60046 email: ac7nqz@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE:

*/** – Present, Operation Manager, Confidential

Facility produce medical devices and serves aerospace industry.

• The Operations Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the plant and manages several supervisors and direct employees working under his or her supervision.

• The role of the Operations Manager is to provide leadership in planning, production, process improvement and materials.

• The Operations Manager leads by example both personally and professionally, setting the culture of the plant floor and showing a solid commitment to the business while maintaining a balance of training, teaching and mentoring the overall team.

• Facilitate a culture of excellence by acting as hands on, accessible leader with a good knowledge of each team member's strengths and talents

• Foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation among and across all shifts

• Cultivate a proactive mindset by empowering employees through training and encouragement Direct and coordinate, with subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of the facility

• Provide operational guidance for Production, Quality, Materials, and Shipping & Receiving activities

• Apply lean manufacturing techniques to drive a data-based decision process and culture of Continuous Improvement

• Develop, Deploy and Maintain Standard Operating Procedures throughout factory floor

• Provide employee reviews, guidance, and disciplinary action as needed Maintain employee safety and morale by fostering and maintaining a safe, motivational, and efficient working environment Ensure that departmental performance objectives are achieved

• Analyze and appraise the effectiveness of all operations, and provide operational guidance to implement solutions

• Develop, Deploy, Maintain and drive improvement in Key Performance Indicators or Metrics. Assure the right metrics are in place to drive and sustain continuous improvement

• Implement strategies to increase process efficiencies, productivity, and profitability Mentor supervisors and key employees in manufacturing techniques, operational planning and subordinate interaction to realize overall performance goals.

• Keep work area clean and organized

• Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers in all departments

• Document job hours, ISO documentation, etc.

• Follow policies outlined in the Employee Handbook and carry out these policies on a consistent basis

• Follow safety policies

• Perform other duties as directed by the President 9/14-8/17, Molding Operations Manager, Termax Inc. Lake Zurich IL Facility produced automotive clips.

• Responsible for 3 shift continuous operation of injection molding department.

(105 employees)

• Gide, direct and plan all day to day operation to fulfill customers’ orders.

• Supported and maintained all policies of the company, including but not limited to ISO and TS standards, health and safety requirements, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing as well as standard work procedures.

• Work closely with QC, maintenance, and tool room department to assure quality of product.

• Perform root cause analysis to ensure that response to corrective action were accurate, complete and timely.

• Proactively pursue of cost reduction and implementation of new equipment and automation.

• Develop and train direct reports (supervisors)

• Delegate responsibilities to technicians and other employees.

• Meet with employees to communication goals, and objectives, and resolve issues.

• Ensure that the Production team is adequately staffed and trained.

• Responsible for the employment cycle, performance and compensation management.

• Help with forecasting of future orders.

• Implement new automation production lines increase number of injection molding machines from 52 to 73 but did not increase headcount. 11/9-8/14, Molding Supervisor, Argon Medical Devices, (Formally Manan Medical) Wheeling, IL

Facility produced medical devices.

• Responsible for 4 shift continuous operation in injection molding. (74 employees)

• Management of production floor responsible for technicians and lead operators to maximize production results and meet customer's schedules.

• Supported and maintained all policies of the company, including but not limited to ISO and FDA standards, health and safety requirements, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing as well as standard work procedures.

• Work closely with QC department to assure quality of product. Perform investigation and ensure that response to corrective action were accurate, complete and timely.

• Supervised and assisted in mold set ups and startups.

• Coordinate production reports with lead operators.

• Delegate responsibilities to technicians and other employees.

• Organize meetings for shift employees to facilitate communication and resolve issues.

• Coordinate training and maintained training records. Maintained attendance records.

• Took necessary corrective or disciplinary actions with subordinates as necessary.

• Issued tool and maintenance repair requests.

1/08 – 4/09, Production Supervisor, Rexam Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL Facility produced injection molding pharmaceutical parts. 6/05 – 8/06, Production Supervisor, Rexam Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL Facility produced injection molded plastic closures.

• Supervised all production employees, (core – 15 and temporary – 5 to 10)

• Management of production floor responsible for technicians and lead operators to maximize production results and meet customer's schedules.

• Supported and maintained all policies of the company, including but not limited to ISO standards, health and safety requirements, continuous improvement as well as standard work procedures.

• Monitored customer's specification sheet and appropriate processing sheets.

• Ensured responses to corrective action requests were accurate, complete and timely.

• Supervised and maintained housekeeping.

• Supervised and assisted in mold set ups and startups.

• Coordinate production reports with lead operators.

• Delegate responsibilities to technicians and other employees.

• Organize meetings for shift employees to facilitate communication and resolve issues.

• Coordinate training and maintained training records. Maintained attendance records.

• Took necessary corrective or disciplinary actions with subordinates as necessary.

• Document all conflicts or problems and forwarded to Molding Manager.

• Schedule daily operations

• Issued tool and maintenance repair requests.

8/06 – 11/07, Molding Room Manager, Zeller Plastik USA, Libertyville, IL Zeller Plastik manufactures plastic closures.

• Responsible for day-to-day operations of four 12-hour rotating shifts.

• Supervise, train, communicate and motivate all molding personnel (56 employees)

• Schedule molding department presses and secondary operation to fulfill customer requirements with the best utilization of personnel and equipment for overall efficient operation.

• Promote safe habits plant wide.

• Implement One Point Lesson program with the help of the quality department.

• Total involvement in molding department, processes, tooling, equipment and personnel using set up sheets, job tracking log, labor efficiency, scrap report, daily mold report whit the goal of continuous process improvement, scrap reduction, increased output.

• Administrate disciplinary action, discharges, and hire floor personnel.

• Review and sign – off on time cards.

• Meet with all associates on monthly basis.

• Carried out weekly safety and housekeeping audits with molding supervisors.

• Recommend, requisition of necessary equipment, mold repairs or supplies to improve quality and output to meet customer's standards and production requirements.

• Team up with maintenance, tool room, customer service and schedule department to establish schedule for preventive maintenance and service of the molding equipment.

4/01 – 6/05, Molding Manager, KI, Inc. Broadview, IL KI manufactures injection molded household products (knobs, etc.)

• Responsible for day- to day operation of molding department.

• Supervised, trained and motivated all molding personnel.

• Schedule molding department presses and secondary operation to fulfill costumer’s requirements with the best utilization of personnel and equipment for overall efficient operation.

• Ordered all necessary raw and production materials required for molding department.

• Total involvement in molding department, processes, tooling, equipment and personnel using set up sheets, job tracking log, labor efficiency, scrap report, daily mold report with the goal of continuous process improvement, scrap reduction and increased output.

• Traveled oversees to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for new mold qualification and lunches of new manufacturing line.

4/95 – 4/01, Hoffer Plastics, Inc., South Elgin, IL Hoffer Plastics produces plastic parts for the automotive, closures, communication, consumer goods, and soft drink industries.

Mold Maker/Repair, 9/96-4/01

• Responsible for preventive mold maintenance.

• Engineered revisions of existing production tools.

• Responsible for analytical study and testing of production parts to achieve improvement and overall efficiency of injection molds.

• Worked close with production and quality personal to resolve problems occurring during production run.

• Ability to safely operate: drill press, radial drill press, band saw, lathe, mill, cuter grinder, surface grinder, wet surface grinder, hone, polish, pantograph and bench work.

• Internal auditor for ISO 9000/9002

Assistant Foreman, 4/95-9/96

• Set ups, Startups, shot downs, and troubleshooting of injection molding process.

• Assumed supervisory position in custom injection molding environment during vacation of shift supervisor.

• Close team work with quality and tool room personnel during improvement of injection molding processes, cycle time analysts, controlling part dimensions. Education:

• Certificate of Journeyman Plastic Injection Molding, Hoffer Plastics Inc.

• Mold Maker Certificate, Tooling and Manufacturing Association

• Mold Maker Certificate, Collage of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

• Master Molding Technician Certificate, Northern Illinois University Businesses and Industry Services, Oak Brook, IL

• Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature, Norther Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

• Currently enrolled in Evening MBA program at Norther Illinois University, Hoffman Estate, IL



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