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Continuous Improvement Lean Manufacturing

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
October 17, 2016

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Michael A. Bucher

** ****** **** **********, ** *7325 – 717-***-**** –


To obtain a position in Operations Management with a company, in which I am given the opportunity to play a direct role in the unlimited growth and success of solid organization. I am looking for a company where I can showcase my commitment to continuous improvement, 5-S and lean manufacturing skills.


Division Manager

Taney Corporation, Taneytown, MD

December 2015 – September 2016

Improved plant inventory levels for incoming raw materials, finished goods, and outbound goods

Created labor schedules to maximize productivity and minimize idle labor costs, while maintaining the non-labor budget

Championed the departments’ safety, quality, productivity, and continuous improvement via trend analysis derived from Pareto tracking, in addition to leveraging lean manufacturing principles

Successfully recruited, hired, and trained employees

Actively participated in employee engagement activities, which promoted a positive culture

Department Manager

Pella Corporation, Gettysburg, PA

July 2007 – December 2015

Successfully implemented continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles in the areas of productivity, safety, and quality

Responsible for maintaining and improving non-labor budgets

Provided regular feedback and coaching to employees to improve employee performance and engagement

Maintained inventory metrics and provided oversight of commodity ordering via Oracle E-Business Suite

Assisted with facilitation and oversight of change order initiatives for facility

Maintained work instructions and standard work documents for all departments

Conduct shift-wide safety trainings

Line Lead

May 2002 – July 2007

Led efforts in safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvement areas

Effectively disseminated information between leadership and team members

Managed all unit production from assembly lines

Conducted orientation trainings, performance timings, and coaching sessions with team members


High School Diploma

Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg, PA


Effective Problem Solving Certification - June 2014

CI Team Leader Certification - July 2015

Certified in Crucial Conversations - January 2011

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