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Manager Injection Molding

Elkhart, IN
March 20, 2019

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Brett Hilliker

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South Bend, IN




Experienced manager seeking a management position with a progressive company that offers both challenge and opportunity with growth potential based upon performance.

EDUCATION: Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Tech.


20+ years’ experience in management, technical, and supervision.

Motivated, hands-on-manager who is technically proficient, and able to manage a spectrum of employees and areas in a lean manufacturing environment. Strong sense of urgency and accountability.

Initiates a strong team approach where everyone involved, from the hourly employee to the process engineer. Team involvement is an integral part and is made to feel as such.

Demonstrated leadership in implementation of 5S and lean manufacturing through Kaisen events.

Champion of implementing a preventative maintenance program from procedures to auditing.

Experienced in new plant set up and organization, troubleshooting, and supervision/management (union and non-union).

Lateral quality assurance (ISO, Q.S. and TS16949) and technical responsibilities.

Capable of judging productivity utilization and adjusting/modifying as needed to enhance end result.

Worked in alliance with engineering, maintenance and other support groups to form a strong team.

Technical abilities are with emphasis on protecting the company by meeting customer requirements with both timely deliveries and quality product.

Strong work ethic and know what it takes to get the job done right the first time and not afraid to tackle new and challenging tasks.

Responsible for training, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, along with injection molding machines and various kinds of assembly equipment.

Maintaining efficiencies of all aspects of the manufacturing process.

Proficient at troubleshooting and process analysis.


Earthway Products: 2010 to Current Position: Supervisor/Lead Technician: Supervising a staff of 20 people including skilled labor. Responsible for all operations of the facility. Quality, scrap control, productivity, scheduling, and administrative duties. Process adjustment, as well as new product set-up are my responsibilities as well.


Position: Supervisor 2003-2010

Responsibilities: Supervising a team of 20 to 30 employees, troubleshooting all equipment for a tier 1 automotive parts supplier. Responsible for making sure all processes are being followed. All KPI’s were my direct responsibility. I was involved with Kaisen, SMED, and championed the implementation of 5S.


Position: Technician 2001-2003

Responsibilities: Troubleshooting all equipment for an automotive parts supplier, and custom molding facility. All technical aspects of the production floor were my direct responsibility. Set-up, process control, and automation set-up were as well. All current and new process control documentation was my focus. All quality issues came to me to be fixed.

Nyloncraft: 1998 to 2001

Position: Technician

Responsibilities: Troubleshooting all equipment for an automotive parts supplier. I was Responsible for every technical aspect of the production floor. I also had supervisor responsibilities on the weekends. I am Proficient in making quality decisions, and production decisions. Process control was a major focus in my day to day duties.

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