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Manager Operations

Location:
Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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ARLON STRINGER

**** ******** ***** ****, *********, TN 37388 C: 931-***-**** acw1mo@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Profile

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

best known for optimizing operational performance

Operations Manager experienced with machining, welding, and assembly processes. I have earned respect of managers, peers, and subordinates by being honest, ethical, and straight forward, while finding safe, creative ways to save money, "do more with less" and treating people fairly while obtaining high standard of accountability and promoting

teamwork.

Qualifications

Analytical leader Leadership Assessment and Coaching

Restructuring & Turnarounds Project Management

Product Line Transfer & Integration Capacity Planning

Experience

Engineering Liaison/Operations Manager 05/2014 to 12/2015- 04/2016 to 05/2016

TECT POWER/ TECT AEROSPACE Everett, WA and Santa Fe Springs,

Using DMAIC techniques to evaluate and assist management to eliminate constraints, improve flow and

sustained quality.

Served as interim operations manager, performed operational manpower and capacity studies.

Selected and placed people in new roles to enhance performance.

Project Manager 01/2013 to 02/2014

United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formally) Goodrich Landing Gear Tullahoma, TN

Supervised 3 manufacturing engineers, 2 production planners.

Transitioned $10M product line (C-17 Landing Gear) machining, welding, and assembly from Cleveland, OH to

Tullahoma, TN.

Interfaced with finance, maintenance, EH&S, and quality organizations, ensuring smooth transition and no impact

to customer.

Developed outside suppliers to offset capacity needs, allowing simultaneous machining during product transfer

and minimal investment in capital equipment.

Technical Manager 08/2011 to 01/2013

Goodrich Landing Gear Tullahoma, TN

Supervised 18 Manufacturing Engineers, 12 CNC programmers, 10 tool room machinist cutter grinders and tool

control associates.

Created training plan for engineers and programmers.

Involved with all levels of Root Cause Analysis reducing operational elements of cost of poor quality by 10%.

Implemented Tool Data Management System saving hundreds of man-hours and reducing inventory of $500K.

Cell Manager 03/2009 to 08/2011

Goodrich Landing Gear Tullahoma, TN

Supervised 3 supervisors and 120 United Steel Workers tradesmen.

Consistently met production metrics (cost, quality, and delivery, and safety) in manufacture and production of 777

and A380 landing gear from forging to final assembly (Large Gear cell).

Performed manpower and capacity studies ensuring resources were available to meet production needs and

maintain reasonable level of overtime.

Manufacturing Operations Manager 08/2006 to 01/2009

GOODRICH LANDING GEAR Cleveland, OH

Supervised 2 focus factory managers, 8 supervisors and indirect reports of 90 hourly UAW members.

Created, monitored, and drove metrics meeting and improving shop performance.

Interfaced with cross-functional teams reducing non-conformances, improving safety and the value stream.

Reduced overtime required while meeting production requirements by restructuring cells and increasing

flexibility.

Reduced machine downtime 30% by implementing robust preventive maintenance plan.

Sponsored and participated in Kaizen Lean events, resulting in higher awareness of metrics and accountability.

Plant Manager 01/1998 to 08/2006

TELEFLEX AEROSPACE Cincinnati, OH

Supervised 5 supervisors, 3 MEs, 2 QEs, and, indirectly, 50 hourly associates.

Manufactured Blisks, Integrated Bladed Rotors, and Turbine Wheels for GE, Pratt and Whitney, and Hamilton

Sundstrand to name a few using Electro Chemical Machining process.

Set up Plant Three for success using Lean and factory visuals for metrics and production tracking.

Introduced several new product lines (F110X Fans and Modules, Missile Turbine wheels.

Rocket turbine shafts, Oil field tubes), all of which were on time and under budget, resulting in Plant Three being

the showcase for the corporation.

Developed milling process to compliment ECM (Electro Chemical Machining), reducing hand benching by 30%

and improving quality by another 10%.

Developed and maintained manpower and capacity charts used in determining workloads for equipment and

manpower required to run with minimal overtime.

Operations Manager 03/1996 to 01/1998

WESTERN STATES MACHINE COMPANY Hamilton, OH

Cell Manager 08/1984 to 03/1996

General Electric Aircraft Engines Evendale, OH

US Army

Honorable Discharge.

Education

Associate Degree: Business Administration

Southern Ohio College Fairfield, OH

Business Administration & Management

Personal Development

Project Management (PMBOK)

Microsoft project

ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) Associate

SAP

Teleflex Core Leadership (Thunderbird)

Goodrich Lean Practitioner Certification

General Electric Management / Leadership Programs



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