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Quality Assembly Line

South Bend, Indiana, United States
June 02, 2019

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Michael Ward

South Bend, IN


Production Line Lead and Supervisor

Results Producing, Motivated, Safety & Quality Conscious Summary

5S, lockout / tagout

Set up and organize inventories

Train and supervise employees

Maintain quality: calipers, micrometers, and protractors Skills

Mig welding


Brake press

Robotic welding


Tape measures



Recent Experience

Line lead, Dexter Axle, Elkhart, IN 01/2011 – 02/2019

Maintained quality and control

Oversaw weld operations in robotic and mig weld cells

Supervised brake press cells and torsion assembly line Accomplishments

Earned bonus for redesigning floor layout saving well over $10,000 annually

Received bonus modifying axle cutting process which reduced waste over $10,000 + year

Hired as a Welder and promoted to Line Lead

Received pay raises for exceeding production quotas Supervisor, Axis products, Elkhart, IN 05/2009 – 01/2011

Supervised weld cells; oversaw and verified quality building torsion axles

Maintained inventory levels for weekly production runs

Supervised 15 employees in daily production activities Accomplishments

Designed and constructed rail to transport product to work stations which reduced material transport time and increased employee welding time and output

Received pay raises for skills proficiency and annual performance reviews Education

Bachelor of Arts: General Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Maintained 3.5 made Dean's list 2007 and 2008

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