Jeffrey A. Mills
New Gloucester, ME 04260
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Coatings: Plating, Anodizing,Hard coatings Electropolishing and Powder Paint Process Engineer
Proficient in calculating surface area from drawings or actual parts
Have worked in an ITAR registered facility
Results-oriented professional experienced in management in a manufacturing environment including P&L and GL
Extremely successful finding efficiencies: At Mega Industries, engineered and implemented in-house chemical processing that had previously been outsourced, saving nearly $200K as well as over $20K in building operational costs in less than two years. Experience with Wave Guide (flex and rigid).
Natural leader with firm, fair and decisive management style and superior communication skills
Excellent customer relations.
Result oriented mentor
Extensive Inside/Outside and Technical Sales experience
Proven skills in creating a high morale work environment
Extensive experience with purchasing and procurement
Extensive QA experience including ISO and NADCAP requirements
Well-versed in interfacing with many industries, including experience in specific and unique needs of electrical, automotive, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and medical industries
Private consultant for operations in varied industries, including design and implementation of highly specific new processes
Proven human resource skills including recruiting, hiring, evaluations, disciplinary actions and conflict resolution
JAM Consulting Services
Process Engineering, compliance, operational setup, management and training for coatings and metal finishing industries.
June 2013-January 2014
TDF Metal Finishing, Danvers, MA
Manage all aspects of $5M/yr. metal finishing company, including quoting, sales, scheduling lab analysis, shipping, customer satisfaction, employee relations and conflict resolution.
In six months, acquired over $20K in business from new customers who did not previously do business with TDF
March 2011-March 2013
Vice President of Operations
Mega Industries, Gorham, ME [Hired as Operations Mgr., promoted to Vice President 10/2012]
Successfully managed operations and production control, ensuring on-time product shipments and quality of products.
Responsible for human resource requirements for staff of 32 direct reports
Interact continuously with production staff to ensure adherence to daily schedule, paperwork and quality procedures
Identify opportunities and implement solutions for cost and labor savings, increased efficiency and reduced waste
Conduct weekly production meetings. Facilitate communication between top management, engineering, sales and QC departments to ensure that needs are anticipated and met without production delays
Attend weekly Managers meetings with Engineering, Sales, QA and CEO
Ensure integrity of physical plant including building repairs, machinery installations and repairs, electrical upgrades, HVAC systems and grounds maintenance
Purchasing and negotiating costs with facilities-related and other vendors to ensure savings and eliminate waste in all facets of operation
Responsible for hazardous communication program and preparation of manifests for hazardous waste shipments and all required documentation
1997 – 2011
Southern Maine Industries Corp., Gorham, ME
Hands on plating chemist. Operator, plating, anodizing and powder coating troubleshooter.
Complete setup of
Metal finishing wet analysis lab including training of lab technicians.
Experience with, decorative finishing, powder coating, plating and finishing with; silver, gold, rhodium, tin (bright and matte), nickel, electroless nickel, chrome, copper, brass, zinc, black oxide, black passivation of stainless steel, chromate conversion processes, anodizing, hard coat anodizing, electropolishing, plating of all substrates including aluminum, steel, brass, copper, stainless steel and other exotic materials (ie. Tantalum, etc)
Ongoing training of new hires and existing employees in plating processing per MIL SPEC, ASTM, AMS and proprietary specifications
Manage all aspects of operations including process control, estimating (up to 100 MIL SPEC drawings quoted daily), purchasing, lab analysis, plating and anodizing bath maintenance, customer relations, inside/outside sales, production scheduling and management, employee evaluations, process research and development
Instrumental in many new line installations. Ability to build plating baths as required.
Led process of obtaining and maintaining ISO certification, including direct supervision of QC department
Lead member of ISO 9001-2008 management review board
Obtained new business equaling over 40% of total company revenues for 2009-2010
Met or exceeded billing goals for every quarter. Generated highest annual revenues, largest % of sales growth, and highest profit % in history of company
Manage record-keeping and reporting for military and aerospace manufacturing and environmental reporting of chemical usage as mandated by EPA and other government agencies
Interface with and advise customers’ engineering staffs regarding issues related to process assurance and improvement Ensure all safety standards and OSHA requirements Responsible for production budget planning, evaluation of feasibility and potential profitability of new processes.
*Manufacturing Engineer for Defense Industry
TRAINING / INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
Engineering Development training
Engineering Economics (University of Southern Maine course)
Project Management (University of Southern Maine course)
Statistical Process Control (University of Southern Maine course)
Safety and Ergonomics (University of Southern Maine course)
RCRA Hazardous Waste training
First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator Certification valid for two years
Active participant in Maine Manufacturing Association, NESF and other trade and business organizations