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Manager Sales

Location:
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Posted:
December 29, 2015

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Robert Saurer

**** *. ****** ***** *****, Muncie, IN 47305

Home: 765-***-**** Cell: 205-***-****

acsx6l@r.postjobfree.com

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology - Production Management/Industrial Engineering

Stark State College - AAS Business Management

Employment History

Exide Technologies, Muncie, IN 2/2012 to Present

Title: Plant Manager

Directs, manages, and coordinates overall recycling plant operations, and Strip Mill including production, quality, engineering, maintenance, shipping/receiving, financial and human resources.

Develops and maintains a highly motivated plant organization capable of achieving the Division's goals and objectives for the North American Recycling Group.

Trained OSHA HAZWOPER Incident Commander for any hazardous waste operations and emergency in accordance to CFR 1910.120.

Develop, initiate control practices and procedures, recommend and implement modifications to equipment and processes.

Accomplishments:

Improved production using TPS Workshop and Kaizen Events; improved manufacturing output from 76% to 91% and through put from 79% to 94%.

Improved Strip Mill production from 55 tons/shift to 82 tons/shift with a 94% OEE.

Improved billet production from 121”/min. to 143”/min.

Scheduled 15 refinery vessels to improve up time from 68% to 93% using metallurgical batches based on last metals used in the vessels.

Prepare production cost and statistical reports as required and recommend action plan s for improvements to manufacturing operations.

Operating Material Budget of $32MM/yr

Proficiency with Excel, Word, Power Point and SAP. We institute ISO 9000 Quality Programs, 6 Sigma, TQM, Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen Events

Union negotiating and grievance experience

Reason for leaving: The Company has closed 4 plants in 7 months and in chapter 11. Looking for a better opportunity.

Harsco Minerals, Ghent, KY 10/2010 to 5/2011

Title: Site/Plant Manager

Plan, direct and coordinate the operations of Metal Recovery plant managing operations of hot slag handling for customers.

Formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of raw materials and human resources.

Responsible for managing and implementing ISO/QA programs.

Responsible for managing and implementing safety programs and necessary employee training assure a safe work place.

Accomplishments:

Zero recordable and lost time accidents in 2011 vs. 19 recordable and 3 lost time accidents in 2010

Increased plant efficiencies from 62% to 94%, Zero turnover rate in 2011 vs. 27 in 2010

Zero OSHA citations vs., 3 in 2010, plant became profitable in March 2011 of $180K vs. a deficits of $625K in 2010.

Reason for leaving: My position was eliminated due to a merger.

US Pipe & Foundry, Bessemer, AL 9/2006 to 10/2010

Title: Melting/Casting Manager

Manage 2-130”, 120 ton/hr equaling 2,160 tons/day iron and ductile iron Melting Cupolas with 6 Melting Supervisors, 4 metallurgists and a 4-CI Engineer in a 18 hour melting operation.

Manage 6 horizontal Casting Machines from 12” to 64” diameter pipe operation utilizing 5 Casting Supervisors, Casting Specialist and 3 CI Engineers in a 2-shift operation with sales of $550MM.

Prepare production cost and statistical reports as required and recommend action plan s for improvements to manufacturing operations.

Develop, initiate control practices and procedures, recommend and implement modifications to equipment and processes.

Operating Material Budget of $46.7MM/yr

Proficiency with Excel, Word, Power Point and SAP.

Accomplishments:

Improved production 57.7%, reduced scrap 62.1% and shipped product 48 hours after an order was placed vs. 15 days.

Helped establish ISO 9000 Quality Programs, 6 Sigma, TQM, Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen Events. Also dealt with union negotiations.

Reason for leaving: company was losing $6MM to $8MM/month, closed 3 manufacturing plants and was up for sale.

Babcock and Wilcox (Foundry), Barberton, OH 11/02 to 9/06

Title: Operations Manager/ISO-9000 Coordinator

Manage 2-150 ton electric arc furnaces with 4 melt supervisors and 3 metallurgists producing iron and ductile iron casting.

Supervised a management team consisting of a Superintendent, 5 Supervisors and a CI Engineer with sales of $10.5MM.

Responsible for P&L, HR, Purchasing and Quality.

Poured billets castings from 10 tons to 25 tons used in the manufacturing of ship making parts.

Conduct union business to include grievances through the 3rd step and negotiate union contract etc.

Reason for leaving: company was out sourcing work to China

LeBaron Foundry Inc., Brockton, MA 8/00 to 7/02

Title: Plant Operations Manager (230 employees)

Manage a 60”, 20 ton/hr iron and ductile iron, Melting Cupola with 5 Melting Supervisors and 2 metallurgists.

Managed all the manufacturing operations utilizing a team of 2 Superintendents and 9 Supervisors in a 2-shift operation with sales of $18.2MM.

Directly responsible for support groups including Sales, Accounting, HR, Engineering, Purchasing and Quality.

Develop, initiate control practices and procedures, recommend and implement modifications to equipment and processes

Conduct union business to include grievances through 3rd step.

Accomplishments:

Improved production 47.7%, reduced scrap 51.3% and shipped product 72 hours after an order was placed vs. 21 days.

Instituted the ISO 9000 quality program

Reason for leaving: plant closed

Empire Steel Casting, Reading PA 10/98 to 8/00

Title: Operations Manager

Manage 2-200 ton electric arc furnaces with 5 melt supervisors and 2 metallurgists producing iron and ductile iron casting.

Manage the day to day operations utilizing 3 Superintendents and 15 Supervisors with sales of $16.2MM.

Directly responsible for P&L, existing Customer Accounts, HR, Engineering, Quality and Purchasing.

Poured billets castings from 30 tons to 50 tons used in the manufacturing of aerospace and government parts.

Conduct union business to include grievances through the 3rd step and negotiate union contract etc.

Accomplishments:

Scheduled 20 refinery ladles to improve up time from 58% to 91% using metallurgical batches based on last metals used in the vessels.

Reason for leaving: plant closed

Aluminum Alloys Inc., Sinking Springs, PA 6/95 to 10/98

Promoted: Production Manager

Manage all production utilizing 2 Superintendents and 5 Supervisors in a 2-shift operation with sales of $25.1MM.

Develop, initiate control practices and procedures, recommend and implement modifications to equipment and processes.

Poured 18 different aluminum alloys used in electrical industry, pharmaceutical, automotive and defense industry.

Accomplishments:

Scheduled 20 refinery ladles to improve up time from 75% to 90% using metallurgical batches based on last metals used in the vessels.

Hired: Quality Assurance Manager

Manage all Quality Assurance functions utilizing 2 Quality Assurance Supervisors and 16 hourly employees in the foundry and machining operations.

Directly responsible for communicating and resolving quality issues with the customer, as well as updating and revising blueprints and cost evaluations.

Accomplishments:

Responsible for 80% completion of our ISO 9000 program. Updated QA Manual and documentation of processes/procedures.

I was certified as a Level III X-Ray Reader and Inspector for nuclear parts.

Reason for leaving: No growth opportunities

Michigan Wheel Corp., Grand Rapids, MI 6/92 to 6/95

Plant/Foundry Manager

Managed all manufacturing operations utilizing 1 Superintendent and 6 Supervisors with sales of $21.9MM.

Responsible for P&L, Budgets, Engineering Services, HR and Purchasing. Develop, initiate control practices and procedures, recommend and implement modifications to equipment and processes to improve operating efficiencies.

Prepare production cost and statistical reports as required and recommend action plans for improvements to manufacturing operations.

Conduct union business to include grievances through the 3rd step and negotiate union contract etc.

Reason for leaving: plant closed



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