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production manager

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
November 14, 2018

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James S. Burns

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Operations Manager

Providing profitability and efficiency through experience and skill.

Personnel Supervision Scheduling Inventory Management

Project Management Training


Successful Operations Professional with 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, with additional understanding of retail management as well as service in the United States Navy.

Detail oriented with extensive interpersonal and communications skills in addition to being skilled in independent operations and team dynamics.

Effective leader who is able to set and communicate clear goals and motivate teams into top performance.

Proficient in Microsoft applications.

Professional Experience

Meijer, Saginaw, MI November 2015 – Present

Grocery Manager

Responsible for grocery, shipping and receiving, produce as well as general merchandise stocking.

• Managed rotating staff of twenty eight associates.

• Responsible for inventory control procedures.

• Responsible for both automated and manual ordering processes.

• Managed vendor merchandising relationships.

• Managed truck docks and all lifts.

Mistequay Group, Saginaw, MI January 2015 – November 2015


Responsible for initiating new in house Assembly Operations. In charge of scheduling, training, hiring, and plant floor set-up.

• Conduct daily quality control checks to ensure conformance to specification.

• Prepare and submit required reports as per Company policy requirements.

• Monitor and ensure proper housekeeping practices are adhered to conduct stability and capability testing to ensure product integrity.

• Monitor and recommends changes for product and process improvements

• Recommended measures to enhance production techniques and feature of product.

•Reported machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel.

SC Johnson, Bay City, MI August 2014 – January 2015


Responsible for reaching production quota as well is ensuring Quality and Control.

•Responsible for ensuring Maintenance Scheduled were adhered to.

•Installed lean methodologies and processes.

•Implemented strategies to reduce change-over time and process.

General Motors/Delphi/Nexteer, Saginaw, MI July 1994 – March 2014

General Motors parts division.


Managed hydraulic pump and rack and pinion machining and assembly operations including, inventory volume and production scheduling. Conducted employee training and vacation scheduling for up to 40 personnel. Ensured good financial performance and excellent quality matrix. Implemented equipment operations and preventative maintenance procedures.

Administered ramp up plan for 3 hydraulic Rack and Pinion assembly lines and 3 component departments’ move from the Alabama plant to Saginaw to facilitate the shutdown of the Alabama plant.


Lead Petty Officer/Sonar Technician First Class (E-6), United States Navy, 6 Years, Honorable Discharge, Secret Security Clearance.

Additional Roles: Nuclear Weapons Deck Handling Supervisor, Group Supervisor for 3 separate work centers, Training Supervisor, Lead Maintenance Technician.

James S. Burns 989-***-**** Page 2




Delphi, engineering troubleshooting program


Eisenhower High School, Saginaw Michigan

Community Involvement

March of Dimes, Former Volunteer

Veterans Administration Hospital, Former Volunteer

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