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Manager Plant

Location:
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Posted:
February 13, 2019

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SUVIR SOOKNAH

**** ******** *****. *****: 778-***-**** (H) / 604-***-**** (M)

Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2S 7S2 Email: ac8hgv@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position as Plant Manager that utilizes my Management, Engineering, World Class Manufacturing and Lean experience skills.

SUMMARY

Analytical problem solver with excellent team-building skills. Diversified manufacturing experience in high and low volume production with an extensive background in manufacturing and industrial engineering systems.

Demonstrated success in introducing new products into production, and in developing, implementing and managing new processes to improve quality and increase productivity.

Hands-on experience in lean manufacturing, World Class Manufacturing (WCM), ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, value stream mapping, process flow charts, visual aids, visual work instructions, work instructions, problem solving team (8D), TPM and OEE.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Continuous Improvement Manager Oct 2015 – Jan 2018

JELD-WEN Doors and Windows

Langley, Canada

Implementing Lean Manufacturing across the plant

Implementing FIFO system in the Shipping and Receiving Areas and rack system

Implementing Production Log system in manufacturing area

Applied 5’s across the plant

Revamping the SDCQI board, Major Project tracking system and Process Improvement System

Implementing Kanban system for warehouse

Training all associates on 5 Why’s, PDCA and 5 W+1H

Changing Production flow and process in the plant

Implementation on TPM and Lock Out Tag Out system. Working with associates to train on TPM and understanding the machine

Safety Training

Implementing a new shipping process

Implementing Work Instruction and Visual Aid System

In charge of Maintenance Schedule, repairs and TPM

Review monthly expense budget and capital.

Core Services Manager (also Known as Core Service Director) Oct 2012 – Nov 2014

Horizon North Manufacturing (Horizon North Logistics Modular Industry),

Kamloops, Canada

Responsible for five major departments with Managers: Quality and Document Control, Purchasing, Design, Scheduling and Continuous Improvement.

In charge of department working capital and controllable expense budget.

Yearly Department budgeting and forecast. Review P & L with each department.

Review yearly evaluation with departmental managers and approve department staff reviews.

Set, maintained and reinforced the standards for safety and environment protection, quality and customer satisfaction.

Implemented Lean Manufacturing on the manufacturing plants using 5’S, Waste elimination system, Kaizen Techniques.

Implemented Visual Work Instructions and Visual Aid System.

Implemented Work Instruction numbering system for ease of access.

Implemented Tier supplier and supplier contract management. Savings $ 1.2M in 2013 and $2.6M in 2014.

Supported the Bill of Materials implementation and created cut sheet logs.

Supported the Quality Management System, created a new NCR worksheet and treading of Non-Conformances. NCR reduced by 25 % in 2013 and 34.5 % in 2014.

Supported in the implementation of a detailed scheduling system for projects. Analyze and recommend project depending on the gap analysis. Reduced the timeline for material procurement and ordering on a timely basis.

Implemented a project visual management system to show project updates for the design department. Implemented dedicated design team leaders to manage project to reach deadline and report on a weekly basis.

Implemented the Service department KPI such as transmittal tracking logs for Document Control, tracking cut sheet for Purchasing, design transmittal log for clients, cost of quality.

Forecast and staffing needs and review monthly with Team.

Created a Continuous Improvement form and Suggestion form.

Manufacturing Manager Sep 2011 – Oct 2012

Schneider Electric,

Vancouver, Canada

Managed a team of 2 Leadhands and 20 unionized work forces to ensure the performance of production.

Set, maintained and reinforced the standards for safety and environment protection, quality and customer satisfaction.

Implemented Lean Manufacturing on the production floor using techniques such as 5S, reducing the 8 wastes and Continuous Improvement.

Implemented Kaizen project on the Custom Flow Line.

Improved the Flow layout on the manufacturing floor.

Implemented a vacation schedule system for hourly employee.

Supported Contract Negotiations.

Working towards ISO 9000.

Implementing Visual Work Instruction System.

Scheduling Work Orders and working closely with the Scheduler for a Lean Schedule.

Working towards hitting 1.2M monthly product shipment

Production Manager Dec 2008 – Jan 2011

CertainTeed Gypsum (a Saint-Gobain group),

Vancouver, Canada

Managed a team of 4 Supervisors, 1 Process Engineer and a unionized work force to ensure the performance of production.

Set, maintained and reinforced the standards for safety and environment protection, quality and customer satisfaction.

Redesigned the MRP system to manage Raw Materials tracking and ordering.

Worked closely with the Union members during contract negotiation.

Acted as a Plant Manager for Six Months.

Redesigned the Autonomous Maintenance data collection system.

Redesigned the Production Database.

Plant safety Programs including lock out, confined space, behavioral auditing, Worker’s Compensation claims (WCB), return to work programs.

Implementation of Training within Industry (TWI) – Visual Work Instructions.

Supported Union members in writing and creating Visual Work Instructions.

Implemented standardized interview process for new hire.

Assured all Autonomous Maintenance projects (AM) were completed at a timely manner. Savings for AM Project 2009 $ 42K, 2010 $ 57K

Worked on an Island of excellence for the AM Project.

Scheduling of production staff and union members on a weekly basis

World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Facilitator, (also known as Continuous Improvement Manager)

CertainTeed Gypsum (a Saint-Gobain group),

Vancouver, Canada Apr 2007 – Dec 2008

Responsible for Cost Reduction and People Development Pillar.

Working on Cost Deployment, identifying and target to save 6% losses from Cost Base.

Savings for 2007 $1.1M, 2008 $1M, 2009 $1.4M.

Supported all Pillar projects and making sure all projects completed on a timely manner.

Created Visual Work Instructions system accompanied by an evaluation system.

Re-instated Emergency Work Order (EWO) with new targets and challenges.

Worked on the yearly Manufacturing Business Plan and Budget.

Re-instated the Quick Kaizen system.

Worked on the One Point Lesson.

New Emergency Work Order (EWO) in the Database.

Worked on the Standardization of Operating Procedures.

Designed new Mixer log in database.

Plant Layout and Material Flow Consultant (Contract)

A.P Plasman, Windsor Plant 2, Windsor, Canada Oct 2006 - Mar 2007

Redrew the plant layout and warehouse in CAD.

Redesigned the WIP area and Finished goods for better material flow by using 5’s and Lean principle.

Allocated WIP area and Finished area on each cell lines.

Arranged the WIP area into a pull system.

Arranged the Finished area into a FIFO system.

Allocated walk way, Forklift aisle on the floor.

Redesigned 2nd building with service cell and material flow.

Creating Visual Work Instruction for Changeover.

Purchasing Boards and Floor Tape for WIP Area and Walkway.

Conducted Time and Motion Studies for Material Handler, Gatekeeper and Production Cells.

Creating Process Flow Charts for Receiving, Production and Shipping.

Industrial / Process Engineer and Lean Coordinator Dec 1999 – Apr 2006

Technicolor, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A

Conducted time and motion studies to determine the best result for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Coordinated ISO 14000 efforts across a cross functional team for plastic, corrugate and paper recycling. In charge of controlling all ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 documents, making sure that all forms are revised and up to date.

Designed new plant layouts and offices, controlled existing plant layouts and emergency exits, tornado shelters.

Implemented Lean Manufacturing on the production floor using techniques such as 5S, reducing the 8 wastes and Continuous Improvement. Managed a group of associates to design the Artesian Value Stream Map.

Initialized line standards with new product using samples to determine the run rate, standard speed and goals.

Implemented and trained numerous associates on the Line Pace Setter system.

Created visual aids, visual work instructions, process flow chart and work instructions for every new product launched on the packaging line.

Project manager for DVD expansion. My role was to create a plant layout, material flow, getting the best deal on equipment, and build fifteen packaging lines below the capital.

Project manager for the Weigh systems. Dealt with the manufacturer and supplier to purchase three equipments, created visual work instructions, visual aid and train associates.

Problem solving with vendors. Make sure that the DVD cases bought were within specification and achieve just in time system for less warehousing.

Industrial and Commercial Credit Controller Jan 1998 - Dec 1998

Vertex, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

EDUCATION

MS Engineering Technology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA 2002- Present

MBA, Lawrence Technology University, Southfield, Michigan, USA 2004 - Present

BSc Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. 1999 - 2002

Diploma Manufacturing Mgmt and Systems, Bolton Institute of Higher Technology, England. 1993 - 1996

Mechanical Engg. Technician's Part One Certificate, City and Guilds of London Institute, England. June 1992

Diploma in Maintenance Mechanics (Brevet D'aptitude Professionelle), Mauritius. 1990 - 1992

CERTIFICATIONS

-ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Auditors - Lean Kaizen Coordinator

-WCM White Cap Instructor - DDI learning systems facilitator

-Principle of Lean Manufacturing with live simulation - Active member of Society of Manufacturing

-Safety Essentials for Supervisors and Managers Engineers (SME)

LANGUAGE: English, French, Creole, Hindi

COMPUTER SKILLS

AutoCAD and 3D CAD/ CAM Micross Programming

Microsoft Office Programs C++ Telnet

Microsoft Project Microsoft Visio MP2 Technical Programming

Photoshop Mat lab Pinnacle Studio Movie Editing

Pro-Engineering Visual Studio

TOPs Programming for Packaging Configuration

-References will be furnished upon request



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