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Maintenance Manager

McCalla, AL, 35111
June 11, 2014

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((( Qualifications Profile

Quality-focused, reliable, and seasoned professional, with extensive

maintenance experience encompassing installation, repairs, upgrades,

inspection, and maintenance of cold reduction and hot dip Galvanize and

Galvalume mills. Committed to achieving operational efficiency with proper

maintenance of equipment and systems to ensure undisrupted functions, while

generating greater profit and savings for the company. Armed with effective

time management and decision-making skills in handling encountered

difficulties, consequently producing notable results even under high

pressure. Known for strong work ethic and professionalism; accustomed to

dealing with others and always willing to provide assistance while working

efficiently with minimum supervision. Technically proficient with Microsoft

Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and SAP.

((( Areas of Expertise

Equipment and Workplace Safety / Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

Program Development / Leadership and Team Building Safety Practices /

Hydraulics /. Pneumatics / Basic Electricity / Basic Electronics / Blue

Print Reading / Lubrication

Root Cause Failure Analysis / Quality Assurance / Large and Small Outage

Planning and Coordination / Lockout/Tryout and Energy Control Procedure

Development / Inventory Control / Crane and Runway Maintenance

((( Selected Accomplishments

. Re-established gearbox and coupling arrangement on two different

Dualine bridle assemblies which managed broken and worn-out couplings

and extended gearbox life by five years.

. Successfully engineered ingot heater box to dry out 24 Galvanize or

Galvalume ingots at one time, doing away with ingots blowing up while

being lowering into the furnaces

. Designed a lifting device to lower homemade Galvanize ingots into the

furnaces that resulted in savings worth more than $800K.

. Supported the re-designing and re-lining of Galvanize furnace lining

that enabled the furnaces to be sintered and put into operation after

two previous failed attempts.

((( Professional Experience

Grede Foundry ?Columbiana, AL

Maintenance Supervisor


Maintaining the operating systems, electrical, mechanical, and conveyor

systems for the world's largest independent Lost Foam Foundry.

. Troubleshooting of electrical issues and hydraulic problems on the

four Inductotherm furnaces and associated equipment,

. Increasing the availability of the conveyor systems thru increased PM

performance, inspections and concentrated repair effort.

. Coordinated the build up and replacement of the Pre-Heat shaker that

resulted in a 30 percent reduction in time it takes to charge a

furnace with scrap.

. Responsible for all steel fabrication work being performed within the

plant, including replacement of old safety rail, floor grating,

ladders and the design and installation of new safety items.

. Assisting in the re-establishment of the Work Order and Preventive

Maintenance Programs. They have not been in use for several years

. Working with the Maintenance clerk in establishing inventory

quantities for spare parts to decrease down time.

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA ? Calvert, AL

Team Manager Mechanical Maintenance / Maintenance Manager - Hot Dip

Galvanizing and Finishing Lines 2011-2013

Assumed full responsibility in ensuring compliance with company safety and

environmental standards. Managing 42 hourly and 4 salaried employee's

Efficiently prepared monthly reports on mechanical failures and maintenance

costs. Held accountable for organizing the lining, sintering, and

commissioning of four galvanizing pots which involved several redesigns and

relines to achieve operational pots. Carried out responsibility in

procuring more than 2,500 spare parts and establishing initial level and

number of parts on hand and in the warehouse. Collaborated with Operations

and Quality departments to ensure smooth operations and production of

highest quality product possible within the lines; as well as to identify

problems and schedule on time repair. Took charge of commissioning

galvanizing line and continuous annealing line which included the

availability testing, and functional certification.

. Provided expert oversight in establishing various training programs,

Preventive Maintenance Program, and the Predictive Maintenance Program

for the Hot Dip Galvanizing Lines

. Over saw the safety of the Maintenance Technicians working for the

Company as well as the contractors erecting the Plant thru weekly

safety meetings, safety walk through's and continuous monitoring of the

both work forces.

. Developed roll tracking system to monitor roll usage, and coating

performance for continuous improvement

. Directed the development of energy control procedure program for four

hot dip coating lines and finishing lines.

. Played a leadership role in directing and motivating maintenance

mechanics and technical experts for readiness, repair, and

manufacturing of two hot dip galvanizing lines, continuous annealing

line, two slitting/inspection lines and a standalone skin pass mill.

. Successfully improved team coherence and experience in hot dip

maintenance procedures and philosophy by encouraging team members'

involvement in downturn and job planning.

. Executed tasks in monitoring and managing capital expenditure

improvement projects while ensuring positive return of investment (ROI)

in time and money.

. Managed the implementation of failure and process analysis with the end

result of line optimization for availability, quality, and costs.

. Directed the design and manufacturing of an outdoor compressed gas

storage building which become the best practice item for the


Lead Technical Specialist Mechanical Maintenance - Hot Dip Galvanizing

and Finishing Lines (HDGL and FL) 2010-2011

Leveraged technical skills in installing and commissioning one hot dip

coating line and continuous annealing line as well as hydraulic systems.

Efficiently developed, executed, and stocked with equipment within the

maintenance workshop. Rendered exceptional support in ordering fuel gas

headers and mixing stations. Established a vendor-managed inventory of

mechanical spare parts such as gaskets, bolts and nuts, pipe fittings,

compressed gases, o-rings, and hose fittings with assorted hoses while

ensuring availability.

. Worked directly with the erecting contractors during erection of two

coating lines to maintain smooth work flow, monitored extra work orders

for additional work, and requests for additional information when

prints where inadequate.

. Facilitated training to 40 shift mechanics to improve speed in coating

lines repairs, while encouraging flexibility, responsibility, and

improving skills.

. Delivered exemplary performance in engineering the entire mechanical

maintenance repair facility.

. Carried out responsibility in maintaining the organization and

cooperation of mechanical maintenance personnel with mechanical and

electrical team managers and technical specialists for hot dip

galvanizing lines to ensure the commissioning of the lines on schedule.

. Displayed excellent leadership in ensuring both contractors and company

personnel followed company safety and environmental policies during


United States Steel ? Fairfield, AL

Maintenance Coordinator - #5 Dualine 2005-2010

Drove strategic vision in executing preventive and predictive maintenance

program. Held accountable for planning mechanical, electrical, and downturn

maintenance. Developed and maintained vendor relationship for optimizing

part purchasing and vendor-managed inventory of rolls, bolts and nuts,

hoses with fittings and consumables. Directed the development of BOM,

parts, and functional location integration program. Spearheaded the

ordering and maintenance of spare parts inventory with more than 900 types

of parts worth $2.5M. Executed administrative tasks in creating weekly

manning schedules and yearly vacation schedule for the 25 Maintenance


. Streamlined upgrades, preventive maintenance, and unscheduled

corrective maintenance in collaboration with other departments in the


. Directed the design and manufacturing of a portable safety ladder for

entering and exiting railcars which become best practice item for the


. Significantly boosted mill optimization by upgrading mill equipment.

. Successfully planned and organized 14-day outage worth $1.5M; lowered

the direct fire furnace ceiling and relined the Galvalume furnace

allowing a decrease of Natural gas usage by 15% that had never been

done by the company; as well as 7-day outage under the $348K budget.

. Substantially improved mill operation while saved thousands of dollars

in maintenance costs by accomplishing numerous upgrades to mechanical

and electrical systems.

. Assumed a lead role in overseeing the department with 19 direct

mechanics and electronics personnel in maintaining the line during

scheduled operating shifts.

. Maintained 12 EOT cranes to cover shipping, receiving and the

production of the line.

Maintenance Coordinator - Cold Reduction Mill 1999-2005

Oversaw the planning and coordination of 5-day outage, encompassing take up

mandrel, mill stand guide box, and entry coil box repairs, amounting to

more than $125K. Took charge of maintaining repair records for each piece

of equipment displaying preventive and corrective maintenance performed.

Played leadership role in directing Mechanical Maintenance Department

consisting of 24 direct personnel. Coordinated the inventory of spare parts

with more than 500 types of parts worth $1.2M.

. Decreased downtime on the mill by 40% over a six-month period by

developing preventive maintenance program; while minimizing the

corrective maintenance needed by 30% by upgrading mill stand tension


. Maintained 17 EOT cranes, having to have parts manufactured due to age,

trouble shooting and repair.

. Improved the mill stand pressure stability by replacing strain gauges

with updated Kelk load cells by removing mill screws.

((( Earlier Career

United States Steel ? Fairfield, AL

Maintenance Shift Manager, Hot Strip 1998-1999

United States Navy

Missile Technician 1978-1998

((( Education

United States Navy - Specific Course Taken - Trident II Missile Technician

School ? Kings Bay, GA

Coursework toward Electronic Technician - Olympic Community College ?

Bremerton, WA

United States Navy - Specific Course Taken - Trident I Missile Technician

School ? Bangor, WA

United States Navy - Specific Course Taken - Trident I Missile Technician

Replacement School ? Damn Neck, VA

United States Navy - Specific Course Taken - Polaris Missile Technician

School ? Pearl Harbor, HI

((( Awards and Honors

Foster Parents of the Year 2 Navy Commendation Metals 6 Navy

Achievement Medals

((( Activities

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader Woodworker

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