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Manager Employee Relations

Richmond, Virginia, United States
October 02, 2016

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T. Wayne Dickerson

Richmond, VA ***** 804-***-****

Manufacturing Operations Leader

Expert in operational discipline using Lean Manufacturing and

time management tools.

Accomplished and energetic professional, utilizing background in employee relations, training, and people management. Motivated business partner with expertise in organization, operational planning, and union bargaining.


PowerPoint Excel Word Coaching and Continuous Improvement Labor Relations Employee Relations Performance Management Organizational Development Management Leadership Development Team Building OSHA Employee Training Process Safety Management Union Relationships Supervisory Skills

Professional Experience

Golf Teaching Professional Currently

United States Golf Teaching Federation

DUPONT, Richmond, VA

Relations Manager, Human Resources / Labor 2011 to 2015

Administered bargain site / company standards, procedures, contracts, and benefits. Worked with site leadership and company resources. Engaged with employees on personal and company policies and job placement and hiring of new hires through testing and interviews.

Reduced site cost $2M by bargaining time pay schedule.

Supported labor relations through negotiation, handling grievances, and participation in arbitrations.

Bargained plant move policy, saving $8M annually.

Achieved annual savings of $2M by changing and improving hiring practices.

Trained managers on policies and procedures, union contracts, and performance reviews, ensuring compliance and mitigating liability.

Served as product research manager, investigating, selecting, and driving development of products.

Special Assignment 2009 to 2011

Participated in all phases of implementation of new production system.

Led training modules and events (5S, value accelerators, coaching) resulting in significant upgrades and successfully changing culture by coaching all levels of organization.

Product Research Manager 2007 to 2009

Responsible for $3M annual budget and 17 reports.

Coordinated and oversaw testing of new product development, ensuring quality production and on-time delivery.

Employee Relations Manager 2005 to 2007

Served as consultant and point of contact for managers in employee matters.

Trained managers on site policies, union contracts, and performance reviews, setting expectations for reports and site future state.

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DUPONT (Continued)

Manufacturing Supervisor 1995 to 2005

Oversaw daily operation of $100M manufacturing facility.

Upheld standards and expectations through training of managers and operators on equipment, OSHA, and process safety management.

Reduced machine turnaround times 10% by rearranging area shutdown procedure, performing tasks in chronological order, and increasing speed of activities needed for startup.

Achieved zero safety incidents over 10 year period and decreased turnaround times 10% through use of increased safety audits, area safety (Do Not Touch) program, in-depth equipment training, and rewrite of lockout procedures.

Increased number of managers versed in lockout procedures, decreasing area overtime.

Conducted time study targeting wasteful movement while performing routine tasks and reduced crew sizes 20% after analyzing results.

Established program improving tool and equipment placement, reducing non value added repetitive movements 15%.

Instituted time keeping system, improving overtime tracking and identifying waste by helping area work on training and time management efforts.

Reduced tool costs 20% over 5 years by creating identification system to track lost or damaged company tools.

Professional Development

Green Belt Certification

Plant Employee Resource Manager

Lean Manufacturing Certification

Production System Certification

Certification in Labor Relations

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