Michael S Cooper
Areas of Experience
Maintenance & Facilities Manager (Experience Level / 12 years)
Maintenance and Plant Engineering (Experience Level / 10 years)
Project Manager Engineer (Experience Level / 20 years)
Industries / Markets
Aluminum Casting and Forging / Aerospace & Automotive
Primary Aluminum / Metals & Mining
Ferrous, Alloyed Titanium and High Nickel Alloy Seamless Ring Roll Forging
Ductile Iron Casting / Energy and Environmental Compliance / Automotive
Electronics Thermal Management Components / MMC and Powdered Sintered Metals.
Aluminum / AlSiC Metal Matrix Composites / Die Casting Equipment and Process Design, Development and Operation. (Pilot Cell)
Aluminum / VRC/PRC Low Pressure Casting Equipment Design & Oversight
Aluminum casting, closed die forging and roll forging. (level pour, direct chilled, permanent mold, sand mold, VRC/PRC, vacuum die casting, HPDC, LPDC, Anode manufacturing, Rodding, Smelting and Cryolite recovery and recycling.
Tooling Supervisor / Engineer / TPM December 2018 – Mar 15, 2019
RANE Precision Die Castings
Product : Safety Critical Automotive Steering Castings
Tooling personnel, equipment and maintenance oversight and supervision, scheduling and management, (20% )
Process engineering as requested (10%)
TPM implementation, engineering, presentation. (70%)
Reason For Leaving = Laid Off
Plant Engineer January 2015 – November 2018
Grede Castings LLC an AAM Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota Area / Foundry
Foundry Product: High Volume / Automotive / Safety Critical Ductile Fe Castings
Manage, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, integration of all manufacturing-based accountability as well as all environmental regulatory reporting.
Capital project management for the St Cloud manufacturing facility. (Cradle to Grave)
Manufacturing and maintenance CI and EHS projects, equipment expansions, and upgrades.
Carbon Area Maintenance GS and Project Engineer September 2013 – December 2015
Product - High Purity Aluminum Smelter
Directed, coordinated, and exercised functional Maintenance Management authority for planning, organization, scheduling, control, integration, and completion of multiple management, engineering CI and EHS projects, 24/ 7 operations, with a unionized work force.
Managed 36 personnel and 3 Carbon Area departments (Carbon Green Mill, Carbon Bake and Rodding). Area included all interconnecting pre- and post-operational processes and process equipment for facility and grounds.
Production and Maintenance Supervisor May 2013 – September 2013
Product - Aluminum Smelting - Sow and Billet
Manage production technicians and maintenance staff to facilitate the Processing, recovery and re-distribution of bath and ore.
Managed 24 personnel, consisting of mechanical maintenance crafts, electricians and production workers, in 3 Carbon Area departments (Carbon Green Mill, Carbon Bake and Rodding). Area included all interconnecting pre- and post-operational processes and process equipment for facility and grounds.
Responsible for maintenance over the entire distribution system. 24/7 operations.
Maintenance & Facilities Manager April 2008 – October 2012
Firth Rixson / Forging
Product - Aerospace / Safety Critical Seamless ferrous and non-ferrous roll forged rings.
Provided leadership and direction for 24/7 maintenance of 26-acre site that produces forged seamless aluminum, titanium and exotic steel alloyed rings (press and rolling mill).
Managed 8 personnel, consisting of mechanical maintenance crafts, electricians, and a planner. OA of 98% sustained.
Multiple successful manager and engineering roles Feb 1980 – March 2007
Alcoa Inc. / Foundry and Forging
Product: Safety Critical Automotive Structural and Suspension Castings and Forgings.
Proactive development, implementation and surveillance of OA tracking of all plant critical equipment and process related equipment.
Management accountability for 2 to 50 hourly mechanical maintenance crafts, electronic controls technicians, salaried maintenance planner s and journeyman electrical crafts.
EHS development, coordination and compliance.
DoD, ABS, CAPEX, AR, ERP, KPI, MRO, FMEA, PM, PdM, RCA, TQM, MP2, MRP, TPM, CMMS, TOC, EBITDA, P&L, PM&P, 5S, 5Y’s, NLP, OA, OEE, LTIR, TRIR, TRI, TSCA, RCRA, SARA, SWPPP, ISO 14001 2004 and 2015, Title V, Tier I, II, III, DOT, CSAT KAIZAN, ANDON, KANBAN, DOE, LEAN, SMED, ITAF & TS16949, ISO=9001&9002, NADCAP, AMS2750, PPAP, APQP, eAM, SAP, C Works, MMC, R & D, Mil Spec, MS Office, ACAD, MS Visio, MS Project, AlSic, CERMET.
Patent System for Manufacturing Metal Matrix Composites United States US5934357 A