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Manager Engineer

Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
November 23, 2018

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Michael F. Sharp

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Windsor, CT, 06095




Experienced Maintenance Manager in a Food Grade Environment. Able to build a team of competent maintenance personnel. Exceptional attention to detail and strong sense of urgency to customer's needs. Strong leadership skills.


Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC installation, maintenance and troubleshooting

Ability to read/understand Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagram.

Set up and Operation of, Graham 9 and 12 station standard, Wilmington 15, 24 and 32 stations, Graham VR 20 TP continuous, multi-layer (5 layer) rotary wheel blow molders and all related equipment.

Organization of Equipment modernization and ANNUAL PMs to increase through put and efficiencies on CNC Horizontal Machining Centers, Vertical Turret Lathes, Hydraulic Brake Press’s

Set up and implementation of Robotic / CNC machining cells (Mazak, Haas, Okuma Fanuc, ABB)

Installation, calibration and set up of maintenance programs for Industrial Robot Manipulators

Nissei, Cincinnati Milacron, Husky injection molding equipment, Uniloy side shift blow molding equipment

Extensive HVAC experience including, Hurst fire tube boilers, Combined Cycle power plant operations, HP Natural Gas, heat recovery systems, ammonia refrigeration systems and fume scrubbers

Project management from conception to completion, Budget cost/ estimate management for both Projects and Personnel management, Develop, analyze and prepare project scope, plans, and timelines, Team building, Time management

Safety Compliance, OHSA 29 CFR 1910, NFPA, NEC

Quality systems administration, Six Sigma, GMP, SQF (level 2), 6S

Any type of new installation/construction

Mechanical/Electrical & Hydraulic/Pneumatics trouble shooting, rebuilds and new installations

Machining of all types (Mills, Lathes, Drills, and Grinders) to close tolerances, Welding, all types and positions (MIG & TIG)

Experience with plumbing and vacuum pumps

Computerized Maintenance Management system, (CMMS) (cogz) and SAP Plant Maintenance and MRO Inventory Management Implementation and Improvements and Oracle Supplier Network (OSN), spare parts inventory management Set up and Manage critical spare parts inventories with inventory expenses in excess of 2,5MM

AS-400, SAP computer programs, AutoCad, Windows operating programs (Word, Windows, Xcel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)


Niagara Bottling, Bloomfield, CT 3/2017- Present

World leader in Bottling water production and leader in high speed bottling technology development

Maintenance Manager

Hands on, on the floor manager, on call for a 24/7/363 High speed, Prominent level technology PET bottle and filler operation.

Responsible for the startup and maintenance of state of the art Krones Monoblock Blow molding, Labeling Filling and capping equipment, with Husky PET and HDPE injection operations.

Manage the day to day assets of 1 maintenance Supervisor, 5 Factory Focus Technician’s, 8 Line mechanics, and 5 PM mechanics.

Leader in Root Cause and Break down Analysis using Sigma tools

Leader in establishing Safety programs, LOTO, Arc Flash (70E) First Responders, scheduling training with OEM and interior assets.

Beckman Coulter, Hebron, KY

Medical Life science and Diagnostic Equipment and testing materials, Central Distribution Center

Facilities Manager 12/2014 – 3/2017

Hands on, on the floor, Manager for 1.3MM sq. ft. of 24 / 6 distribution center, with multiple locations

Set up preventative and predictive maintenance program, which has reduced down time to an 8 year low.

Manager a Fleet of 110 Powered Industrial Truck of 5 different Types

Leader in Root Cause and Break down Analysis using Sigma tools

Leader in establishing Safety programs, LOTO, Arc Flash (70E) First Responders

Leading research and engineering in to replacing/upgrading current Pick to Light, Conveyor Sortation, and order confirmation systems.

Managing a facility wide budget of 4.5MM

Graham Packaging, Mason, OH

International Blow Molding Company

Maintenance Manager 2/2012– 12/2014

Hands on, on the floor, on call 24/7. Manage up to 16 maintenance technicians on 3 shifts.

Lead Preventative (SAP driven) and Predictive maintenance programs (Vibration, Oil, Thermography, and Ultrasonic)

Lead Root Cause Analysis on equipment down time. (5Y, Fish Bone, FMEA, PFA)

Reduced Unplanned Down Time to less than 12%

Lyons Magnus, Walton, KY 5/2011 – 01/2012

Private Owned Fruit, Flavors and Toppings Manufacturer (eliminated job, restructured and gave to a family member)

Maintenance Manager

Hands on, on the floor, 24 hour on call position. Managed up to 28 employees in 5 shifts. Participate, and Lead plant Safety programs. Implementing LOTO, Confined Space and ARC Flash safety programs. Analyze, Develop, Plan and coordinate process improvement projects. Solicit, Analyze and award Contractor Bids. Developed and implemented a Predictive maintenance program. Maintain department operations and labor budgets of up to $7M budget.

Reduced maintenance overtime by 65% to a 5 year low while increasing production efficiencies 80% to 90%.

Instituted all OSHA safety compliance programs

Gojo Industries, Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 4/2007 – 5/2011

Private Owned Hand Care Product Manufacturer (opportunity)

Mix Supervisor (2.5 yrs)

Direct operations of up to 29 mix and chemical dispensing employees. Manage a 6S Quality and safety program with in the mix department. Responsible for department deviation investigation and management. Worked with FDA requirement for food grade.

Set records in department for highest producing shift with highest quality levels

Production Maintenance Supervisor 3rd Shift (1.5 yrs)

Direct the operations of 12 maintenance. Techs on 3rd shift. Led project to Update/verify all production campus as built drawings. Worked with FDA requirement for food grade

Received GOJO’s team award for 2008 (the 1st for maintenance in the history of the company)

Spiral Brushes, Inc., Stow, OH 1996 - 2007

$16M Manufacturer of Industrial Brushes (took opportunity)

Production and Maintenance Manager (8 yrs)

Manufacturing Engineer

Manage day-to-day production and product engineering. Managed up to 65 employees. Managed up to 350K budget. This was a hands on position. Develop Scope, Design, Plan, Solicit contractor bids, Budget, establish timelines, and upgrade all production equipment reducing downtime and increasing production efficiency’s significantly. Design and manufacture production tooling and written production procedures. Solicit Award and Track contractor’s bids. Establish/Manage Personnel, raw material, product development Budgets. Maintain various programs such as preventative Maintenance and Plant wide safety programs. Researched and implemented new production technologies. Work directly with customers on new product design. Responsible for Field service engineering at customer sites and customer product troubleshooting issues, including customer site visit planning (travel and accommodations)

Increased in production efficiency to 10 year high.

Received Ohio State BWC awards for injury and accident reduction

Reduced recordable accidents from 15 to 0.

Contract Positions for: 1993 - 1996

Thermo-O-Link Inc., Garrettsville, OH (wire manufacturer) – Electrical Engineer

Ravenna Aluminum Industries, Ravenna, OH (sand core casting manufacturer) – Automation and Design

Tironetics, Inc., Twinsburg, OH (water purification system manufacturer) - Fabrication & Design Engineer

Worked about one year in each company.

Established preventive maintenance program which significantly reduced production downtime. Introduced computerized process control and monitoring systems. Qualified vendors and contractors to assist in parts fabrication and customer site installations

Designed, tracked contractors progress and managed project budget and assisted in the installation of new production support equipment at the Warren plant which raised production rates to 98% efficiency.

Unisys Corporation/Burroughs Corp., San Diego, CA 1982 – 1993

(Closed facility)

Manager Facility Maintenance & Construction (7.5 yrs)

Senior Facility Crafts Person

Started part time then went full time after the division closed at Bechtel in 1986. Coordinate ground up construction projects, which included Contractor bids contract awards, budget, timelines and as-built drawing corrections. Managed 175 employees. Maintained an annual operating budget of $30M. Assisted in the scope, design contractor tracking on the installation of a Cogen facility at multiple locations.

Completed 2 year consolidation of multiple facilities consisting of 875K sq ft resulting in a $120M savings to the company.

Received 3 exemplary action awards.

Bechtel Engineering, San Clemente, CA 1977 - 1986

International Construction & Engineering Firm (closed division)

Senior Field Service Engineer (5 yrs)

Field Service Engineer / Technician

Member of worldwide field service engineering group, which traveled extensively. Managed operations in retro fitting petroleum production and petroleum exploration facilities, both onshore and offshore globally. Managed multiple contractors and vendors at multiple sites. Constructed communication installations around the world for the US Geological Survey. Member of global emergency response team.


American Society of Testing and Materials; Executive Sub-Committee for Standards, American Society for Quality

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American National Standards Institute

CERTIFIED: OSHA Machine Guarding, Process Hazard Analysis, Arc Flash Safety


Solicit/ Develop, Contractor contacts for project bids

Project management from conception to completion

Budget cost/ estimate management for both Projects and Personnel management

Develop, analyze and prepare project scope, plans, and timelines

Team building, Time management

Safety Compliance, OHSA 29 CFR 1910, NFPA, NEC

Quality systems administration, Six Sigma, GMP, SQF, 6S

Waste water operations

Boiler operations up to 100K HP

Welding, all types and positions

Any type of new installation/construction,

Pipe fitting, any type and up to 12”

Mechanical trouble shooting, rebuilds and new installations

Electrical Trouble shooting to the component level, new installations

Hydraulic Trouble shooting, rebuilds and new installations

Pneumatics Trouble shooting, rebuilds and new installation

Machining of all types (Mills, Lathes, Drills, and Grinders) to close tolerances

Windows operating programs (Word, Windows, Xcel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Computerized Payroll systems (Kronos) (Attendance Enterprise)

Computerized Maintenance Management system, (CMMS) (cogz) (SAP)

AS-400, SAP PM Computer programs

I have extensive experience with maintenance/project planning, and at establishing and qualifying vendors for maintenance and project support, as well as analyzing and working with production and process management to help improve process and production efficiencies.

I have 30 plus years of maintenance and process improvement experience.

I have a comprehensive back ground in project scope and project planning experience; this includes budget management and project planning and scheduling.

I take a high degree of personnel pride in helping to establish, strong and competent team orientated maintenance groups, it has always been my personnel drive to establish Predictive maintenance plans and to establish budgets that reflect predictive maintenance.

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