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Manager Continuous Improvement

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Texas, United States
Posted:
December 23, 2015

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RICHARD M. WIDDOWS

**** * ******* ***.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105

918-***-****

acsv8x@r.postjobfree.com

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Results-driven technical manager with extensive experience in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, quality, and cost reductions.

Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Strategic Planner capable of providing a clear vision and implementing the plan.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Continuous Improvement

Implemented, developed and managed Continuous Improvement projects and improvements using management strategies and programs.

Conducted Continuous Improvement workshops, trainings, presentations and meetings.

Developed Continuous Improvement Champions and facilitators by providing information, educational and growth opportunities.

Quality

Developed and implemented a quality assurance/control program for the CUI contract.

Developed and tracked KPI’s to assure quality targets are met or exceeded.

Designed and implemented a Competence Assurance program for an upstream oil & gas contractor.

Managed the Management of Change (MOC) process, initiating and tracking changes to procedures.

Managed quality inspectors in a gas pipeline weld and assembly facility.

Health, Safety, & Environment

Implemented a company-wide safety awareness program for a supplier to the Oil & Gas industry.

Reduced recordable incidents by 50% in six months.

Assisted in the implementation of continuous improvement ideas affecting safety, spill

prevention, and health.

Knowledgeable in North Slope HSE policies and procedures. (NSTC)

Firefighter in the Prudhoe Bay Fire Department

Management and Supervision

Over 15 years experience managing production operators, technicians, inspectors, and engineers.

Organized and facilitated teams of production and professional employees in kaizen events.

Managed a team of commodity specialists putting parts on fixed-price contracts with suppliers.

Supervised the start-up and operation of a circuit board assembly line at Motorola.

International Experience

Trained at Toyota in Japan on kaizen methodology and the Toyota Production System (TPS).

Documented manufacturing and design issues at computer OEM’s in Taiwan and China.

Supported Dell manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Japan, and Malaysia with assembly process procedures and production assembly fixtures.

Spent one month in Taipei assisting OEM having difficulties ramping new product. Reduced lead time from four weeks to five days.

Communication and Presentation

Organized quarterly technical forums for Applied Materials’ suppliers. Increased average attendance from 30 to 150.

Presented productivity improvement ideas to upper management for approval and funding.

Conducted landscape lighting seminars for national and international sales representatives.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CCI Industrial Services – AK

CH2M HILL – Prudhoe Bay, AK

Quality Specialist

Continuous Improvement Specialist

2013 - Present

2011-2013

Ton 80 Consulting – Tulsa, OK

Senior Consultant

2009-2011

Sagebrush Pipeline – Tulsa, OK

Continuous Improvement Manager

2008-2009

Nordam – Tulsa, OK

Lean Six Sigma Specialist

2005-2007

Motion Computing – Austin, TX

Senior Manager, New Products

2004-2005

Applied Materials – Austin, TX

Contract Specialist Manager

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

1996-2004

Dell – Austin, TX

Senior Staff Engineer – NPI

1993-1996

Bronzelite – San Marcos, TX

Product & Sales Manager

1990-1992

Motorola – Seguin, TX

Production Supervisor

1987-1990

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Institute of Industrial Engineers – Senior Member

Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Senior Member, 1997 Chairman, Austin Chapter

AWARDS

CEO Award of Excellence – CH2M HILL

Best Cost Reduction Kaizen – Applied Materials

Cross-Functional Project Award – Dell

Profit Builder Cost Savings Award – Dell

EDUCATION

Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville, AR



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