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Manager Human Resources

Location:
Columbus, GA
Salary:
$85k
Posted:
March 19, 2019

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Ken Thomas

**** *** ***** ***

Columbus, GA *****

Phone: 334-***-****

email: ac8t2t@r.postjobfree.com

An accomplished, results oriented HR Professional seeking the HR Manager position to utilize demonstrated experience, education and skills to impact the organization and add value. Demonstrated ability in vision development, strategic planning, change management, team building, and organizational effectiveness. A team oriented individual possessing a positive outlook, a good sense of humor, high standards, strong work ethic and integrity.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Johns Manville, Phenix City, AL 2015 - 2019

Regional HR Generalist

Responsibilities included Human Resources and Security for the Phenix City, AL facility with a workforce with 150 employees; Macon, GA, facility with 70 employees; Jacksonville, FL facility with 50 employees; Brunswick, GA facility with 70 employees and the Houston, TX, facility with 25 employees.

Guided the facilities through three years of restructuring with an emphasis on profitability and safety.

oAssisted in reducing loss from $10m in 2015 to $4m in 2016, $2m in 2017 to profitability in 2018.

oIntroduced lean manufacturing training and 5S principles.

oHelped to reduce safety incident rate from 6.8 in 2015 to .83 in 2018.

Developed and conducted Leadership Development, Team Building, Supervisor Orientation, Union Avoidance, EEO

and Ethics training programs.

Developed and implemented first Knowledge Transfer program and Skilled Craft apprenticeship program.

STERIS Corporation formerly American 2001 to 2015

Sterilizer Company, Montgomery, Alabama 1976 -1991

Sr. Manager of Human Resources

Responsibilities included Human Resources and Security for the Montgomery facility with a workforce of 400 highly skilled employees manufacturing hospital equipment.

Initially, guided the facilities through ten years of growth with staffing increasing from 125 to 520 employees

while doubling the size of the facility.

oAdded additional facility for machine shop, sheet metal, fabrication, welding and grinding

oConducted AIDT upgrade training for machinists.

Lead 12 Kaizen events and served on 22 Kaizen teams.

Developed and implemented EH&S programs to include HazMat/HazCom .

Developed and implemented Gainsharing programs saving $2.4 million and $5.5 million which were further

recognized by being awarded the U.S. Senate Productivity Award for the State of Alabama.

Successfully defeated Steelworkers and UAW organizing attempts.

Developed and conducted Leadership Development, Team Building, Supervisor Orientation, Union Avoidance, EEO

and Ethics training programs.

Developed site AAP and successfully completed two OFCCP reviews. Assisted with two FDA audits.

Developed and implemented first self-directed work teams.

Successfully defended EEO and OFCCP charge and received no cause judgments.

Engelhard Corporation - Huntsville, Alabama 1997 - 2001

Employee Services Leader

Responsibilities included Human Resources, EH&S and Security for one facility in Alabama; one in Santa Barbara, CA; Hiram, OH, and Iselin, NJ, with a combined workforce of 800 employees manufacturing a variety of catalysts for automotive and environmental applications.

Guided the facilities through four years of growth with staffing increasing from 380 to 800 employees.

oReduced average staffing time from 130 days to 40 days.

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Developed and implemented EH&S programs resulting in a IR of less than 1% and no lost time injuries for four years.

oDeveloped and implemented Behavioral based safety program.

Participated on the QS9000 and ISO14001 implementation team with both certifications successfully completed.

Developed and implemented Gainsharing Program which generated $1.5 million in savings its first year.

Successfully defeated UAW organizing attempt.

Developed and conducted TQM, Leadership Development, Team Building, Union Avoidance and EEO training program.

Participated on the PeopleSoft implementation team.

Participated on Lean Manufacturing development team.

Developed site AAP and successfully completed two OFCCP compliance reviews.

Facilitated the closing of two facilities.

Thomas & Betts, Inc. - Montgomery, Alabama 1994 - 1997

Manager of Human Resources

Responsibilities included Human Resources, EH&S, Security, the Company Doctor and Pharmacist for two facilities

in Alabama, one in Arizona and five in Mexico with 3300 employees manufacturing electronic components, wiring

harnesses and battery cables for the automotive industry.

Negotiated Health Care Benefits resulting in $468,000.00 and $1.2 million in savings.

Developed and implemented policies to reduce absenteeism from 15.5% to 2.5%.

Successfully defeated IBEW organizing attempt.

Developed and conducted TQM, Leadership Development, Union Avoidance and EEO training program.

Selected to the corporate EH&S audit team.

Developed site AAP and successfully completed one OFCCP compliance review.

Facilitated the closing of the two facilities in Montgomery and moved them to Mexico.

Successfully defended EEO charge and received no cause judgments.

Dow-United Technologies, Inc. - Tallassee, Alabama 1991 - 1994

Manager of Human Resources

Responsibilities included Human Resources, EH&S, and Security, for two facilities with 750 employees

manufacturing carbon composite materials for the defense industry.

Guided the facilities through three years of growth with staffing increasing from 350 to 750 employees while

adding an additional facility in Montgomery, AL.

Conducted AIDT training for composite manufacturers.

Developed and implemented Lean Manufacturing program.

Negotiated Health Care Benefits resulting in $136,000.00, $220,000.00 in savings.

Developed and conducted TQM, Leadership Development, Union Avoidance and EEO training program.

Developed site AAP.

Developed and implemented self-directed work teams.

Conducted site ADA compliance audit and training and wrote corporate ADA and FMLA policies.

EDUCATION

B.S. Degree, Business Administration, Auburn University

M.S. Degree, Human Resource Management, Troy University



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