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Operations manager

Birmingham, AL
February 29, 2016

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Birmingham, AL 35226

H: 205/823-3871 C: 205/310-0165

Operations Manager

Core Competencies

Lean Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement

Automation Systems

Environmental Health & Safety


Plating and Anodizing

PLC Troubleshooting

Electrical Principals and Dynamics

Electrical Controls


Hydraulic Trouble Shooting

Service Leadership


Equipment Installation

Equipment Evaluation



Program Implementation


2013-present Faurecia JIT Cottondale, AL

Maintenance Manager/Union Facility

Implemented PM Program for multiple lines of seating facility serving Mercedes Benz Tuscaloosa, AL

Member of QRCI Team to reduce rework

Member of 6 Sigma project on S and R study

5S, 5Why, 8D, and Service Leadership

Managing budget, obtaining quotes, and overseeing contractor work for multiple departments

Tracking KPI of downtime, reducing downtime of 4 lines by 25%

Scheduling personnel and maintenance work

Reviewing Engineering drawings for plant setup

Troubleshooting of equipment and management of all mobile equipment and maintenance

Electrical, mechanical, welding, and machining

Equipment evaluation to determine key and critical spares and Pareto of downtime to critical equipment

Obtaining additional training for maintenance personnel

2011-2013 Imms Industrial Coatings Pelham, AL

Project/Maintenance Manager/Union Company

Managed multiple projects for Southern Company, Alagasco, Transco, and Magellan

Reported to Executives

Service Leadership

Rewrote EHS Policies

Managed all mobile equipment and maintenance

Quoted projects: reviewed project specs and met with coating manufacturers to determine proper material and cost-reducing alternatives

Responsibility for P&L of projects

Wrote specs for coating application and did take offs from customer drawings

Managed application crews

Sourced and maintained inventory for jobsites and negotiated supply contracts with vendors

2010-2011 SMS-Millcraft Calvert, AL

Project/Operations/Maintenance Manager

Start-up of new galvanize roll shop located in ThyssenKrupp Calvert

Customer contact for all services provided to ThyssenKrupp Calvert

Implemented 5S and Just in Time Delivery

5 Why on quality issues

Reported to company Executives

James Gregory (resume continued)

Wrote all JSA and SOP

Responsibility for plant environmental, health and safety

Established and managed ISO 9001 QMS

Service Leadership

Responsible for pre and final approval and installation of all new equipment HVOF Coating unit, Plasma Coating unit, CNC/Manual Lathes, Welding Area, Roll Grinder, Super finisher, and Roll Build up

Responsibility for P&L of plant: Created, maintained, and held each department to annual plant budget

Managed all operations and maintenance of facility and managed all mobile equipment and maintenance

Managed procurement of goods and services

Built sales for all plant services

Troubleshooting of equipment and performed electrical and mechanical maintenance

Managed 30-man Field Service crew

Quoted projects from take offs on customer drawings

2005-2010 Birmingham Roll Service Birmingham, AL

Plant Manager (a Division of Chrome Deposit Corporation)

Servicing US Steel, Double G, Nucor

Chairman of Environmental and Safety Audit Committee for CDC

Reported to Board Members

Responsible for plant EHS

Implemented Lean Management

Established and managed ISO 1400 EMS and 9002 QMS System

5 Why to maximize operations and quality

Service Leadership

Responsibility for P&L of plant, increasing profit for plant services by 35%

Managed all Operations and Maintenance of facility, EDT, grinding, chrome plating, and buildup of work rolls and job shop

Managed procurement of goods and services

Negotiated contracts for plant services

Managed all mobile equipment and maintenance

Obtained quotes and managed contractors on multiple projects

Quoted work from supplied drawings

Created and maintained annual plant budget

Built sales for all plant services

Maintenance on equipment and electrical, mechanical, welding and machining

Troubleshooting of equipment

Time studies for ROI’s on equipment purchases

2004-2005 McWane Cast Iron and Pipe Birmingham, AL

Production Supervisor/Union Facility

Managed all aspects of the 18 foot Finish line annealing, testing, lining, coating and packaging of ductile pipe

Scheduling of production and maintenance

Trained personnel in safety and operation of equipment

Quality checks

Ordered material for projects

Electrical and mechanical maintenance

2001-2004 Imms Industrial Coatings, Inc. Birmingham, AL

Project/Maintenance Manager/Union Company

Wrote specs for material application and coating application

Managed construction crews

Managed all mobile equipment and maintenance

Sourced and maintained inventory and equipment for jobsites

James Gregory (resume continued)

Sandblasting and application of coatings

Quality Checks

Maintained and repaired equipment

1997-2001 Hanna Steel Tuscaloosa, AL

Lead Man

Managed Workforce over 4 tube mills, slitters and re-cut machines

Scheduled production, setups and performed electrical, mechanical, welding and machining

Built up quick change units to minimize downtime during setups

Maintained roll shop records and scheduled rework of rolls

Trained personnel for mill positions

Crew leader for safety team

1995-1997 Cooper Tire Bowling Green, OH

Mandrill Operator/Union Plant

Loaded and stripped Mandrill forms of cured rubber products

Inventory control of raw material and finished goods

Processed cleaning of parts

Performed QC on raw material and finished products

1992-1994 Virkler Chemical Co. Charlotte, NC

Chemical Operator

Dry and wet batching of chemical products

Packaged finished products

Recorded and adjusted inventory levels during production

Received bulk material from rail and tanker

Performed QC on raw material and finished products

Member of Safety Team


Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1997-1999

University of Alabama, General Studies, Tuscaloosa, AL 1990-1992

Continued Education





TS 16949

ISO 9001 and 1400 (Implantation and Auditing)



Continuous Improvement

Automation Systems

Electrical Principals and Dynamics

Plating and Anodizing

PLC Troubleshooting

Electrical Controls


Hydraulic Trouble Shooting

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office



AS 400

AB RS Logix

SLC 500

SLC 5000

Device Net

ABB Robotics


MS Project Manager



Basic MP2

References available upon request

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