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Production Supervisor

Location:
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 19, 2016

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KENNETH RHODES acw4zk@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethrhodes

484-***-****

Emmaus, PA 18049

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Highly experienced and effective management professional bringing dedication and an exceptional work ethic. Accountable for making key daily decisions that impact other plant areas, including changing product directions immediately to keep multiple assembly-line functions running.

Known for problem solving that improves product output. Bring broad knowledge of material flow, organizational skills, and excellent internal and cross-functional communications to meet ever-changing production requirements and maximize multiple assembly-line results.

Materials Requirements Planning Manpower Planning & Scheduling

Process Improvement Assembly-Line Operations Troubleshooting

Quality Inspection / Material Movement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MACK TRUCKS, Macungie, PA

Material Advisor, Paint Department 2010 – 2016

Managed all material movement, including offloading all product from trailers and sequencing into paint system according to daily painting schedule. Accountable for manpower requirements planning and execution; maintained employee time and daily attendance.

Performed incoming inspection of all product with repair on line as needed or taken to the repair area for more complex work that could not be done on line; prepared and supplied all materials before entering painting system.

Confirmed full documentation for upstream processes, and delivery of finished painted product to appropriate plant assembly line.

Ensured manpower / labor needs were met according to varying production rate requirements, and overtime coverage while adhering to policy and wage requirements.

Created daily cab paint schedule for department up until 2012, which subsequently became additional full-time position.

Known for overall operations knowledgeability in the painting department and close collaboration and communication with manpower requirements; combined with expertise in PDCA projects in various areas of paint and material flow, supported attainment of critical to key performance factors.

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MACK TRUCKS (Continued)

Production Supervisor, Paint Department 1997 – 2010

Supervised 20+ employees including spray painters, production techs and material handlers.

Maintained daily production schedules, meeting ever changing plant production rate requirements and employee time and attendance.

Recognized as “hands on” manager in working closely with team members, resulting in identification of operator-developed process improvements that increased efficiencies and reduced time.

Created new daily departmental paint schedules for cab, hood and various associated parts required for truck assembly completion within the plant.

Managed paint booth operations from unloading, preparation, painting, post inspection and delivery maximizing production results; inspected final painted product for acceptability ranges of good, bad, repairable by finesse or repairable by needing repainting and executed appropriate action.

Contributed to team that took a continuous moving paint line into an indexing paint line, which increased opportunities for improving production output for painting.

Addressed offloading of product issues by working closely with the union on improving processes and operation.

ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE

ARROW MOLDED PLASTICS, Circleville, OH

Senior Process Engineer, Paint Department

Took on challenging project to develop and implement automated painting operation for 2 previously manual paint lines; increased efficiencies and productivity numbers, improved product quality, ensured on-time delivery, and stayed within budget parameters.

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Electronics Technology, Devry Institute of Technology, Columbus, OH



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