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Manager Plant

Lansing, Michigan, United States
March 12, 2019

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Resume Eugene Buckley

P.O. Box ****

East Lansing, MI 48826

Telephone: 517-***-****


Member: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SUMMARY: Tough, no nonsense, get it done leader with a warm heart and kind soul.

MBA Degreed Continuous Improvement specialist and Tool and Die Journeyman with substantial automotive production and leadership experience (3 shifts), including strong knowledge and familiarity with manufacturing efficiency and quality control. Business owner, plant manager, operations manager, supervisory experience. Substantial accomplishments in cost reduction, lean manufacturing, inventory management, problem solving/troubleshooting and production management. Highly effective interpersonal and team leadership skills, including outstanding oral and written communication abilities. Very knowledgeable in business and customer relationship management. I work miracles!


Automation Engineering/Lean Manufacturing/Tool & Die. All around Tool & Die experience (Journeyman). Extensive large and small die capability as well as progressive and blanking die experience. Designed equipment layouts, acted as project manager in installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of automation equipment, including robots, die change tooling, loaders, conveyors, etc. Built special machines used in pressroom automation and material flow. Followed with runoff, commissioning and implementation. Extensive daily work in Quality Control improving quality and improving production rates/lean manufacturing. Created drafting support documentation for special machinery modifications. Developed cost reduction projects that increased productivity and reduced labor input by as much as 50%, decreased waste by as much as 80% and increased line speeds by as much as 175% of previous production levels in a lean manufacturing environment. Improved reliability and safety of machines. Saved a worker's life on one occasion and avoided several situations where large damage loss was imminent. Launched over 10 major machinery installations and reduced startup downtime to less than 1% when changing over to different models. Extensive experience with presses ranging from 50 to 1,500 tons capacity. Also heat treat and blacksmithing. Lengthy experience on all shifts. Continuous improvement management skills. Plant closed. Flint, Grand Rapids


General Manager/Owner. Firm specialized in metal, plastic and cloth manufactured products sold wholesale to stores, museums, and individual vendors. Direct imported parts from Asian suppliers and developed worldwide distribution systems. Skills: importing and exporting documentation and logistics, purchasing, materials management, customer contact and support, packaging, product design, accounting and computer skills. Business sold in 2009

CTI, INC. Floor Supervisor. Batch and JIT Production for up to five production lines. Also, managed materials logistics, transportation dispatching, training of new hires and productivity improvement projects. Extensive experience in solving quality problems in assembly operations. Restructured material flow and storage. Reduced inventory rotation from 8 months to an average 3 weeks (lean manufacturing environment). Switched from batch production to J.I.T. delivery seamlessly and flawlessly. Skills: Supervised up to 25 and also managed up to 20 additional workers as needed (truck drivers, forklift operators, etc.) Strong on Continuous Improvement Management. Plant closed Lansing 2000


Production/Manufacturing Manager. Hired with responsibility for reducing order backlogs. Mission accomplished in 30 days. Designed plan to assemble five $20,000 dryers per week with lean manufacturing principles using 4 employees. Plastics Manufacturing Unit. Continuous Improvement. (Plant closed) East Lansing 2002


Economics Professor. (Adjunct). Primarily teaching Microeconomics, with some Macroeconomics, and related courses. Skills: multi-generational expertise, group management abilities, take charge abilities, problem solving management, minimizing the effect of personal problems on class environment and student performance. Developed tutorials that improved the teaching quality of academic and industrial subjects. 35 years of teaching. Retired 2010 Lansing Also taught Management at Michigan State University.


Plant Manager Reduced payroll by 25% in first 30 days. Started lean manufacturing program and Continuous Improvement. Potterville 1985


Michigan State University PhD Candidate. Organizational Behavior & Development. (8 credits remaining for completion)

MBA: Management. Minor: Transportation Administration.

BA - Economics

BA: Economics.

CONTINUING EDUCATION AutoCAD, CNC Programming and Operation, Welding, Visual Basic, MS Word, Videography, Lightwave 3D and other related courses, TV producer and director, CMM programming & operation.

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