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Forklift Operator Manager

Location:
Bartlett, IL
Salary:
70000.00
Posted:
March 13, 2019

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Carl G. Thomas 708-***-****

Bartlett, IL ***** ac8rt2@r.postjobfree.com

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE, PURCHASING

A success-oriented leader with an extensive career including experience in manufacturing, warehouse shipping and receiving, and environmental health and safety. Proven ability to drive operational efficiencies and boost the bottom line through cost reduction and strategic planning. Strong leadership skills with an innate ability to creatively solve complex problems and inspire others while achieving organizational goals.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Project Management

Leadership/Personnel Management

Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing

Multi-tasking in Dynamic Environments

Highly Organized and Detail Oriented

Problem Solving Abilities

Technical/Regulatory Interpretation/ Research

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABT BEARING, South Elgin, IL 2017 - 2019

Warehouse Manager

Managed maintenance and forklift operator daily checklist, eliminating usage of unsafe equipment

Created a safe work environment by enrolling outside maintenance contractors where necessary

Responsible for setting up, running and shutting down dispensing and packaging equipment

Managed scheduling including downtime reporting and tracking

Achieved and exceeded goals by meeting budget and upholding quality control with a lean team

Trained, mentored and monitored technicians

Performed QC sample checks and final QC according to company tolerances/specifications

Supervised a staff of 20 employees

HANES COMPANIES (Leggett & Platt), Elmhurst, IL 2015 - 2017

Warehouse Manager

Directed warehouse receiving, shipping, inventory and audits resulting in a 100% accurate yearend inventory and 90% accuracy of monthly inventory cycle count

Developed SOP plans and procedures: Emergency evacuation plan indicating exit procedures and protocol in the incident of a fire, Blue print with exit doors and fire extinguisher locations, ensuring fire extinguisher adheres to building code compliance, and Inclement weather shelter

Managed maintenance and forklift operator daily checklist, eliminating usage of unsafe equipment

Improved customer satisfaction by shortening wait time from 45 min to 15 min due to warehouse employees having better knowledge of products and warehouse layout

Provided excellent customer service by working as a team with other Leggett locations

Developed a weekly communication with warehouse personnel and SOP checklist, eliminating incidents, improving safety and eradicating building repairs to 100% YOY with 0 incident reports

Created a safe work environment by enrolling outside maintenance contractors where necessary

CHICAGO MAGNESIUM, Blue Island, IL 2015

Foundry Supervisor

Supervised and coordinated casting manufacturing for the aerospace industry

Directed and trained a team of 27 across two shifts (hiring, training and assigning work)

Increased productivity 54% by improving teamwork, creating development plans and providing actionable reviews

Managed scheduling including downtime reporting and tracking

Interfaced and supported other departments (sales, production planning and control, engineering and QA/QC) to ensure production flow and on-time delivery

Carl G. Thomas Page 2-708-***-****

CHICAGO MAGNESIUM continued

Achieved and exceeded goals by meeting budget and upholding quality control with a lean team

Achieved 100% of efficiency target in three months by conducting analysis and retraining

Developed four training modules for field sales employees, resulting in a 12% increase in sales, 50% decrease in employee turnover, and 40% decrease in internal customer complaints

ABBOTT LABORATORIES (Molecular Division), Des Plaines, IL 2013 - 2014

Manufacturing Production Technician

Assisted engineers in developing, improving and implementing new processes and procedures

Trained, mentored and monitored technicians

Reduced down time and ensured quality by calibrating, adjusting and trouble-shooting

Performed QC sample checks and final QC according to company tolerances/specifications

Adhered to all applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs) and FDA regulations while working in a current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) laboratory.

Performed qualification in Installation (IQ), Operation (OQ) and Performance (PQ)

Responsible for setting up, running and shutting down dispensing and packaging equipment

ABC SUPPLY COMPANY, Niles, IL 2004 - 2012

Warehouse Leader/Supervisor

Redesigned and reorganized warehouse for optimal storage/efficiency of $1.5 million inventory

Initiated freight labeling system to monitor inventory, calculate disbursement and verify quantities

Renegotiated with vendors the pricing of building materials to improve profit margin

Established new processes, enhancing productivity, controlling costs and building morale

Managed warehouse operations: supervising a staff of 10 and conducting forklift certification

Maintained records and tracked shipments in a high-volume warehouse with specialized systems

Efficiently ran the warehouse by working along-side my team as needed (forklift operation, loading and unloading, stocking, shipping/receiving)

MOTOROLA INCORPORATED, Schaumburg, IL 1989 – 2004

Senior Environmental Technician/Supervisor, 1998 - 2004

Reduced $300,000 chemical containment budget by 73%, yet continued operation efficiency

Managed and exceeded environmental compliance (federal, state and local laws/regulations) at a 1.1 million square foot manufacturing facility

Administered various trainings for over 300 employees: EHS and DOT compliance, hazardous communication, spill response, hazardous material handling and forklift operation

Conducted internal environmental and health/safety audits in production, operation and research/development at multiple facilities, ensuring requirements are maintained and exceeded

Acted as Project Site EHS Officer for large projects, recommending activities and managing data

EDUCATION

Business Management - Illinois State University, Bloomington

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