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Manager Plant

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
October 23, 2016

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Jim R. Cox

***** ******* ***

Rogers, MN *****

Phone 763-***-****


Lean Certified

Write & Implement SOP Procedures

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Labor Contract Negotiation

Plant Metrics Planning and Reporting

Budget & Cost Control Management

IPC-610A certified 2014

01/2015 – Present Custom Conveyor Corporation Rogers

Production Manager

Manage supervisor’s and all shop employees daily

Responsible for monthly budget for shop

Process improvement leader throughout company

Responsible for scheduling of shipments through full truck loads, LTL, and UPS

Safety leader for entire company


-Reduced overtime from 50% to 10% in the first 6 months to save over $38,000

-Created 5S documentation to organize entire plant within the first 3 months to reduce downtime by 35%

-Increased on time delivery from 84% to 96% within the first 6 months

08/2013 – 01/2015 Loram, Maintenance of Way Hamel

Warehouse Manager

Responsible for 13+ employees in an union environment

Created all Key Process Indicators to include safety incident reduction

Safety leader in the warehouse to ensure safety compliance at all times

Leader in all lean initiatives which includes training of warehouse employees

Responsible for all work instruction creation and storage to include standard work


-Reduced overtime from 20% to 3% over 6 months with a goal of 10% to save over $5,000

-Created all Key Process Indicators for entire warehouse to include tier meetings with employees

-Created all standard work for entire warehouse

-Conducted the first Kaizen Event to reduce costs by $94,000 yearly

-Started a daily safety brief in the warehouse which has reduce the injuries to 0 for the first quarter of 2014

01/2013 – 08/2013 United Business Mail Minneapolis

Operations Manager

Manage 50+ production employees including 4 managers and 4 supervisors

Responsible for overall productivity for the entire plant

Leader of all Lean projects plant wide

Responsible for transportation which included over 25 routes and 30 drivers


-Created all Key Process Indicators for entire plant

-Increased productivity 23% in the first 2 months

-Safety Award 2 straight months

09/2011 – 12/2012 NRI Electronics, Inc. Anoka

Electronics contract manufacturer

Production Manager

Manage 35+ production employees including inventory operations

Handled production activities in the printed circuit board assembly department

Responsible for recruiting and training employee to create highly productive team

Achieved quality maintenance and production targets in final PC assembly department


-Maintained outstanding Safety record with zero incidents in 6 months

-Improved productivity approximately 10%

-Increased on time delivery from 79% to 95%

04/2010 – 09/2011 Liberty Carton Company Golden Valley

Manufacturer of Corrugated Material

Production Manager

Supervise Plant operations of 35+ employees in an Union Environment

Production reporting daily to upper management

Manage daily production goals and schedules to meet 98% on-time delivery

Lead facilitator for continuous improvement company wide

Responsible for all direct labor plans on the manufacturing floor


-Continuous improvement on 6 machines with production metrics and 5-S principles

-Implemented daily safety meetings to assure no injuries or unsafe acts

-Implemented quality checks on the production floor as the product is being produced

04/2008 – 04/2010 Converteam Minneapolis

Manufacturing of worlds largest generators

Manufacture Manager

Monitor and supervise plant movement on floor of 50+ employees in an Union Environment

Process mapping of existing and new product lines

Direct reporting of all final assembly operations to upper management

Interview & Hire floor employees and techs

Involved in daily activity of floor change management including Kaizen events and all gap



-Incorporating Lean principles, our team reduced unnecessary waste resulting in increased efficiencies in workflow

-Awarded number one plant for Workplace Safety of 5 plants in division

-Improved product quality on all lines with efficiency gain of 30 %

United States Navy 2003 – 2012

Awarded medals for serving in Iraq campaign

Awarded Rank for outstanding service

Completed all overseas tours


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resource Management

3.8 GPA throughout degree


Ms Office: PowerPoint – Excel – Word

EDGE Software

Manage 2000

Microsoft Dynamics with crystal reporting

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