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Manager Plant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
November 15, 2018

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Wade Talbert

***** ****** ****

Romulus, MI *****

614-***-****( M )

Professional Profile:

Exceeded expectations in Manufacturing, Production, Materials, Packaging, Shipping / Receiving, Cost Control (Overtime). Demonstrated exceptional leadership in Lean Principles such as 5S, Kaizen CI Project Management, Utilized PDCA, Corporate Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale and Environmental (SQDCME) metrics. Formally Trained in Lean Manufacturing principles such as the TWI Method of SOP and Training Certification. PLEX Inventory management system. Hand Assembly processes, Extrusion and Injection Molded Plastics, and Electrical Motor Assembly. CNC Die Making and Setting. Successfully Developed Production and Assembly Processes. Experienced with Q.C. testing, PFEMA, Control plans, TS16949, TQM. Successful earned "On-Time Delivery" award from Honda of America during my time as Production Planning/Scheduling Assistant Manager. Proficient with union plants. Experienced with MS Word, Excel, Access, Office, PowerPoint, QAD, ADP and PayChex.

Employment History:

Constellium 11/20/2017 – 06/2018

Body Structures Autonomous Production Unit Manager

Lead a team of 5 Shift Supervisors, and 1 Lean Manager in successfully meeting plant KPI's while supplying Ford’s F-150 aluminum body structures. Utilize PLEX Inventory Management System. Train Team leaders, Develop Supervisors, Take the lead in several CI projects. Organize cross-functional team for root-cause analysis of any issue that may potentially impact our customer. (Currently working on coolant usage cost reduction) Share the lead with program manager in successful PPAP of 2018 Roof Bow Diesel Raptor.

Modular Automotive Systems 4/11/2016 - 11/17/2017

(A Division of Hollingsworth Logistics)

Operations Manager

Successfully developed and directing a team of 3 Shift Managers, 6 Shift Supervisors and 6 Team Leaders to consistently meet KPI's by way of strategic planning and root-cause analysis. Revised current hiring method to increase retention. Adapted and implemented the TWI Method of Training and SOP Certification which is a Lean Manufacturing Principle. Operating under JIT (4 hour window), fast paced assembly operation.

Assisted with development and implementation of Layered Process Audit system to ensure process stability. Successfully launched a new assembly line for Rear Fascia assembly, and currently working toward the Front assembly line installation plan. Participating in "Flawless Launch" plan for the 2017 program.

(Reason for leaving: Cutbacks – they were Tier 2 to Chrysler. Norplas’ contract was cut)

Shinola-Detroit 8/20//2013 – 3/28/2016

Detroit, MI

Production Manager

Recruited, trained and successfully grew a team of operators and Leaders in the Assembly operations of a Movement and Watch assembly plant. Developed, and successfully implemented the TWI Training methodology. Completed formal Watch and Movement Assembly training at RTC and Farone in Switzerland. Enjoyed continued success in exceeding production goals while reducing process waste and reject amounts by way of root-cause analysis.

(Reason for leaving: Cutbacks – they were losing sales)

Great Lakes Assemblies Inc. 12/15/2007 - 10/29/2012

East Liberty, OH

Assistant Materials Planning Logistics and Scheduling Manager (2011)

Direct a team of 2 Production Schedulers, 2 Inventory Specialist, 2 Receiving Clerks, 1 Shipping Clerk and 10 Forklift Operators. Take the lead in setting up poke-yokes within the EDI QAD system to reduce human error in Scheduling, Inventory and Trailer Management. Manage Return Containers. Assist in New Model - Container Design, Control Inventory levels, while maintaining 100% Delivery to the customer.

Assistant Production Manager (2008)

Oversaw all plant operations on 2nd shift including: Automotive, (24k assemblies per day) Center Console, Shipping/Receiving and Maintenance. Chair the plant 5-S Committee. Assist Plant manager in setting up robust assembly poke-yoke's, and quality related counter-measures. Established Safety Culture, Chair Safety Committee. Named "TAG Excellence Champion" setting the standard for "Best Practices" for the entire corporation. Oversee Quarterly training event.

Manufacturing Consultant (2007)

Performed Front End Analysis of Wheel and Tire Assembly operation and drove suggested improvements. Help set up Layered Process Audits to ensure system effectiveness. Trained Supervisor and Team Leader. Successfully implemented the TWI SOP Training and Certification methodology. Answer Trouble Reports with 5P for customer concerns. Reduced reject rate from 3.6% to 2.8% consistently. Helped to develop OEE tracking system.

(Reason for leaving: Cutbacks)

Eagle Industries, Inc. 10/2004 – 10/2006

Wixom, MI

Production Manager

Managed a 2.5 shift (Lean) operation, with 2 direct Production Supervisors and 114 indirect hourly operators. Manufacturing Sound Deadening and Energy Absorbing Polyurethane Foam products for the automotive industry: U204 and SN197 programs for Ford. I helped to successfully launch 4 programs. I reduced scrap by 3.6% while increasing OEE by 4.8%. I reduced part per second cost by increasing labor utilization. I set up 5S method of Housekeeping in one cell, and was working on the 2nd. I was a member of the Safety Committee. I was part of a cross-functional team commissioned to set up a new line to better utilize space in the plant by consolidating multiple programs on one line as well as eliminated excess manpower.

(Reason for leaving: Company was experiencing financial difficulties – buyout. Was able to function as Acting Plant Manager for 6 months)

Tecstar Inc. PCD 8/2003 – 10/2004

Livonia, MI

Production / Distribution Manager

Oversaw all Scheduling, Planning, Order Pulling, Packaging, Shipping / Receiving and Maintenance of a growing Parts Distribution / Manufacturing Center. Leading 30 indirect employees, and 1 direct. Custom Kitting / Sequencing for Hummer, GM: Sport Utility Vehicles etc. Designed and oversaw installation of a cost-reducing Conveyor system, eliminating 2 positions. Effectively used RYG system. Set up Kan-Ban system. Set up and chaired Safety Committee.

(Reason for leaving: Opportunity to for succession planning and train as Plant Manager at Eagle)

The Woodbridge Group 7/2001 – 11/2002

Romulus, MI

Production Manager

Managed a three shift (Lean) Polyurethane Foam manufacturing operation, consisting of 120 employees, hourly (UAW), and salaried, including 3 Shift Supervisors. Reduced scrap from 5% to 3%. Reduced overtime cost greatly by restructuring the workforce. Six-Sigma disciplines. Used the Kaizen method of problem solving along with 8D, JIT, FIFO, and Constraint management. Reduced labor by better utilizing the work force. Kept monthly departmental budget under control. Inter-act with local management team, as well as corporate, and customers. Actively involved with Continuous Improvement program. Conduct regular Safety and Productivity Improvement meetings.

(Reason for leaving: Sister plant closing – consolidation and buyouts.)


Career Works Inc., Highland Park, MI - Drafting/Mechanical Design

Wayne Community College, Detroit MI - Industrial Electronics

ICS Learning Systems, Scranton, PA – Mechanical Engineering

Skills and Abilities:

Leadership training. Computer Applications training. 8-D problem solving training. Honda Quality systems. 5P Problem solving training. UAW bargaining. Kaizen method. Lean Disciplines.

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