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Machining Manager

Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Posted:
March 25, 2018

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Paul Dawson

Muskego, WI *****

715-***-**** acrmy8@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Qualifications

Over 20 years in a machining manufacturing environment- Machining, Welding, Fabrication and Assembly

Experience in planning and leading operations in small and medium-sized manufacturing facilities.

Proven track record in devising, evaluating and implementing continuous process improvements to

minimize waste and reduce costs while maximizing quality and yield.

Experienced in establishing effective quality control and safety programs, encouraging proactive participation across the manufacturing floor.

Successful in building cohesive teams focused on meeting production and safety goals.

Cost Reduction/Avoidance, Staff Training, Team Leadership & Motivation.

Accomplishments

Nominated to Milwaukee Metro Area Chamber of Commerce Future Fifty Up and Coming

Companies in 1998 during ownership of ProtoSpecialties.

Professional Experience

Engineering Manager

Northern Gear and Machining, Muskego, WI 2/2014 to Present

Championed all engineering throughout plant production and new equipment.

Created B.O.M. for machining, welding, fabrication, added value and assemblies.

Fixture design and tooling specification.

Create process prints.

Conducted continuous studies to improve methods and operations.

Contract negotiations with suppliers and sub-contractors.

Project Engineer

Grede LLC, Kingsford, MI 5/2010 to 8/2013

Designed plant layout and equipment and purchased new equipment.

Worked with subcontractors on new and existing buildings.

Reorganized workflow, relocating workstations and equipment.

Reduced costs through work simplification, economical material handling improvements,

plant layout and design.

Plant Manager

Loadmaster Corporation, Norway, MI 3/2007 to 12/2009

Directed and coordinated plant operations within company policy and procedures.

Increased production 48%.

Worked with subcontractors on new and existing buildings.

Designed plant layout in new additions and purchased new equipment.

Reorganized workflow, relocating workstations and equipment.

Reduced costs through work simplification, economical material handling, tool

improvements, plant layout and design.

General Manager

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Grafton, WI 7/2005 to 12/2006

Directed and coordinated plant operations within company policy and procedures.

Improved company competitiveness and increased profits.

Contract negotiations with customers, suppliers and sub-contractors.

Estimated machining, welding, fabrication, added value and assemblies.

Proven track record in reducing costs through work simplification, economical material

handling, tool improvements, plant layout and design.

Increased sales from $9.5 million to $12 million.

Increased Company profits 9%.

Create B.O.M. for machining and assemblies.

President/CEO

ProtoSpecialties, Inc. Pewaukee, WI 03/1992 to 07/2005

Directed and coordinated plant operations within company policy and procedures.

Organized training programs for new hires.

Reduced costs through work simplification, economical material handling, tool

improvements, plant layout and design.

Proven ability to improve company competitiveness and increase profits

Reorganized workflow, relocating workstations and equipment.

Increased sales 132% during first three years of ownership.

Generated a customer base of 115 companies.

Contract negotiations with customers, suppliers and sub-contractors.

Professional Alliances

Member of Automation Technology Advisory Committee Bay West College 2008.

Industry leader partnering with Michigan Works to develop customized welding training to

meet local business needs.

Software Knowledge:

Microsoft Office, Power Point and Excel, Windows 7, Windows 10, Epicor, Shoptech, Jobboss AutoCad, Surfcam, Mastercam



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