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Lean Manufacturing Electronics Technician

Los Angeles, California, United States
October 18, 2016

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Ray Alcantar

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Sylmar, California 91342



Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring the ability to effectively manage and prioritize teams with results. Dedicated and technically proficient with extensive expertise in manufacturing, Six Sigma, kaizen, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, team leading, total quality management, and operations analysis. A strong problem solver with exceptional analytical and organizational skills. A high-energy and driven producer. Employs outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively as a team member or as an individual contributor. Fluent in English and Spanish. Secures lasting success with a solid commitment to excellence.


- Proficient in QAD,MRP,SAP,Kronos Systems

- Experienced in Agile PLM, Windchill, and Workflow.

- Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook.

- User: Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, and Visio.

- APICS, Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing

- FMEA,RCA, Failure Mode affects Analysis (Root Cause)


PPG Aerospace, Sylmar, California

Sr. Production Supervisor, 2013-2015

Supervise the production process and personnel ensuring quality and efficiency under the Lean concepts.

Review daily production schedule, prioritize and assign work to subordinates.

Maintain the flow of material and ensuring all necessary parts are available prior to commencing all jobs.

Ensure all employees are trained on operation and safety procedures (GMPs SOP).

Notify maintenance Department on necessary repairs or required maintenance for production equipment.

Daily review and report productivity for departments.

Developed rework instructions for non-conformant material and coordinated expeditious rework execution per QC disposition.

Drive improvement throughout the production process, line balancing and point of use of tools and materials.

Manage and schedule monthly hazard material disposal with OSHA requirements.

BOEING/SPECTROLAB, Sylmar, California


Manage employees performing activities in the advance composite panel/semi-conductor manufacturing area.

Develop and execute business plan, policies and procedure under ISO-9001 and the concepts of Lean Manufacturing.

Provided Technicians with daily assignments as well as manufacturing and assistance.

Review Production schedule/material and determine staffing and overtime if needed.

Responsible for identify training needs, and getting employees certified per work assignments.

Facilitated kaizen events in implementation of 5S, work cell design, standard work, kanban, visual management.

Coordinated efforts with, engineering, quality, purchasing, planning, materials, for successful new-product introductions.

Work closely with Company Lean coordinator on strategies to reduce cost/eliminating waste.

Prepare and conduct annual employee performance review.

Establish partnership and relationship with internal and external customers.

Assisted in ISO 9001 certification process as internal auditor.

Held responsibility for developing departments yearly cost saving.

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES, Camarillo, California

Sr. Production Supervisor, 2005-2007

Responsible for three production lines, accountable for meeting rigorous quality standards in an ISO environment.

Determined standard work, cycle time, and cell workload calculation based in takt time.

Provided associates with pictorial instructions and tools to facilitate one-piece-flow/Kanban-based manufacturing process.

Led kaizen events for continuous improvement and assembled and trained work teams in using lean manufacturing tools to eliminate waste.

Established visual management system for manufacturing cells’ performance-monitoring

Review daily production efficiency and identify any barriers and perform corrective action to the root cause.

CERWIN VEGA, Simi Valley, California

Production Manager, 2003-2005

Direct operation for all manufacturing, Staff and equipment. Overseeing and coordinating daily/weekly scheduling with Planner, Sales.

Implemented TPS/Lean operation and standardization for a multi-facetted mixed model operation in a fast pace environment which improve facility.

Created standard processes, work instruction which increased Production Efficiency from 78% to 95% and improve yields in several areas including time delivery by 13%.

Insure that all GMPs and SOP regulatory guidelines were met, scrap reduction-down to .06% from a level of 22.6% was though certified training program under concepts of Lean Manufacturing.

Maintain a variety reports, records, and quality documentation to reflect performance, attendance, linearity, yields.

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL, Northridge, California

Production Supervisor, 1996-2003

Coordinate work assignments for 60 to 120 employees, ensuring production schedules were maintained and meet with high quality standards under the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, JIT,TQM IS9000.

Organize material availability (MRP) with requirements of daily production schedule under a Kanban system.

Involve in group personnel hiring process including interviewing and final candidate selection. Annual performance reviews including year end awards.

Enforcing housekeeping and all safety procedure on floor are kept in working manner and current.

Identify and develop training programs for hourly employees.


LA MISSSION COLLEGE, Sylmar, Ca, A.A. Management/Leadership 1995


Supervisory Program, Learning Tree University, Chatsworth Ca, 1995

Lean Manufacturing, California Manufacturing Technology Center, 1999

Electronics Technician/Electrical Assembly, UAW-LETC 1992

Coaching/Mentoring Skills for Leadership, National Seminars 2015

Building Performance & Productivity/ Employee Engagement, National Seminars 2015


Cal OSHA Hazwoper-Waste Operation, Rocketdyne, 1997

Electronics Technician North Valley Trade Center

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