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Manager Maintenance

Minier, Illinois, 61759, United States
December 28, 2015

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Skilled Manager with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including: production management and maintenance management in the foundry industry.


References available upon request

Exceptional interpersonal communication Effective leader

Budget development

Staff training/development Organized


Consistently meet goals Project management Conflict resolution Deadline-oriented Employee scheduling

Plant Manager, 11/2014 to 11/25/2015

Russelloy Foundry LLC – Durant, IA


New owner recruited me to improve the company

Hired with the intentions of fully running the company

In charge of production, maintenance, environmental, safety, scrap and personnel. We are diligently working towards getting healthier and more profitable.

Quality assurance and on time delivery is my top priority

Foundry Manager, 11/2013 to 11/2014

Dyersville Die Cast /Ertl Foundry – Manchester, IA

Dyersville Die Cast purchased Hawkeye Foundry with the stipulation that I stayed to continue operations.

Added brass dies casting to the facility and I was to figure out how to make it work as they never die cast brass before.

We were very successful in this area.

After working with them for a year it was apparent they were not "foundry people" and were contemplating closing the foundry.

Moved on with my career

General Manager, 01/2011 to 10/2013

Hawkeye Foundry Inc. – Manchester, IA

Hired on with the intentions of purchasing the plant

Created, implemented, and audited a quality program to meet and exceed the customer's needs.

Performed extensive equipment rehab/repairs to insure maximum up-time to meet customer delivery requirements

Meet with all of our key customers to be insured we were shipping above average quality castings. In turn saved two of the largest accounts.

Located, negotiated, inspected, purchased, removed, shipped and reinstalled an automatic molding machine to make the plant more versatile.

By diligently focusing in on the above issues we were able to become profitable by the 4th quarter.

After doing an extensive review of the books for 2011 it is apparent that there is not enough business to

sustain profitability throughout the year.

After reviewing the books with the owner he decided to sell or close the business.

General Manager, 01/2010 to 01/2011

Jef-Scot Industries Tri-State Cast Technologies – Centerville, IA

Managed day-to-day operations of the plant.

Maintained all equipment

Updated equipment as needed

Designed new mold and melt department

Located, inspected, negotiated and purchased necessary equipment needed for the expansion.

Rebuilt, modified, and installed the equipment per my design including all electrical and plumbing.

Maintenance Supervisor, 10/2006 to 01/2010

Paxton-Mitchell Co – Omaha, NE

Restructured the maintenance department; Implemented CMMS program for maintenance scheduling and tracking

Built a diversified maintenance department

Spent much of my time on the floor with my staff supporting them to excel in their trade

Installed a $1.2 million project that included extensive electrical, plumbing and hydraulic components

Project Manager/Maintenance Superintendent, 09/2002 to 10/2006

Fairfield Aluminum Casting Co – Fairfield, IA

Hired on as the project manager and promoted to maintenance superintendent within three weeks.

Restructured current design of capitalization for depreciation

Actively reduced overall purchasing costs by organizing, researching and locating necessary materials and machinery needed for plant production and daily operations

Cross Training and Re-Trained existing maintenance staff.

Hired qualified/trainable team

Located, inspected, negotiated, and purchased new/used equipment saving thousands of dollars.

Converted melting practices from natural gas to electric melting

During the conversion to electric melting, this required me to do much of the hands-on electrical installation.

I would be called in to troubleshoot electrical problems if my staff were unable to diagnose/resolve a problem.

Developed and implemented strategies to improve overall plant efficiencies.

Managed larger purchasing projects with emphasis on ROI

Assigned Special Projects Manager to plan and implement possible additional location for expansion needs: Met with local and state government to justify economic development in new location.

Locate and acquire buildings/land to fit our needs.

Designed plant layout including electrical and plumbing to implement ergonomics, production flow, future expansion, efficiencies, etc.

Developed and maintained project budget.

Managed purchasing of all new equipment, seek out refurbished equipment and coordinate all needed repairs.

Managed and assisted in building preparation, equipment installation and production startup

Developed training program for new employees (those with and without with past experience).

Hired staff which is now maintaining the new location

Owner / Vice President, 05/1996 to 09/2002

IPS Industrial Precision Services – Dubuque, IA

Partnered with colleague from Chicago-Dubuque Foundry to start our own Foundry Maintenance, fabrication, equipment/system design, and used equipment purchasing company.

(Emphasis on Sales, System Layouts and Job quoting).

I personally handled all electrical work that needed to be completed for any given job or in our shop.

Purchasing, Cad layouts, System design including cad shop drawings Shop scheduling, Research and Purchasing of materials and equipment needed for projects; job costing P&L reviewing after job completion.

Maintenance Tech 07/1985 to 03/1996

Chicago-Dubuque Foundry Inc. – East Dubuque, IL

Preformed plant general maintenance. Maintained electrical system for entire sand plant bucket elevators sand cooling equipment Hartley compatibility controller GK conveyors, and shake outs; also, preformed maintenance on blast equipment, cleaning room equipment, core room equipment, Hunter molding machines, etc.

Devastating fire consumed and destroyed plant in 1996.


30 Hours of OSHA Training General Industry Various AFS Seminars/Conferences

Conveyor Maintenance CMI Course

Green Sand Systems Maintenance CMI Course OSHA Training General Industrial course

Jo Davies/Carroll Co. Vocational Technology Certificate in Auto Mechanics and Welding

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