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Long Beach, California, United States
October 02, 2016

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Michael Montez

Long Beach, CA ***** 310-***-****


Results-oriented and accomplished individual with nearly 10 years of experience in a Lean-Manufacturing environment. Worked in a machining environment to produce and modify progressive dies with a tolerance of up to +/- .0005”.

Machinist Qualifications

NTMA 905 hour CNC/Conventional Machinist Training Program Graduate. 4.0 GPA. (Graduate 11/1).

CNC Mill/Lathe: Basic programming, setup, and operation. Able to read and write G and M Code, locate part zero reference (G54), select and load tools, set tool length offsets, use Manual Data Input, load programs, and make program edits at the Control.

Conventional Mill and Lathe setup and operation.

Blueprint Reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.

Inspection: Use of dial calipers, OD micrometers, Drop indicators, depth micrometers, height gages, and optical comparators.

Mathematics for the Machining Trades: Fraction to Decimal conversion, Addition, Subtraction, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.


TABC (Toyota), Long Beach, CA (2006-2015)

Tool and Die Maker/Production Inspector (2013-2015)

Support press room operations by servicing die sets, troubleshoot dies and make corrections when possible with die in the press.

Design and fabricate components on progressive dies using lathes, mills and grinders.

Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.

Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or calipers.

Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.

Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.

Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.

Experience with Tig, Stick, and Mig welding.

Operate overhead crane and/or forklift to lift and position heavy materials.

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing Jishuken Core Member (2011-2013)

Support Body Weld, Stamping and Production Control Problem Solving Activities using Kaizen Methods.

Utilize Toyota Production Systems and Toyota Business Practice tools to visualize problems, find the root cause, and implement countermeasures.

Focus on improving companies Key Point Indicators in Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Cost.

Production Team Leader/Production Operator/Safety Representative (2006-2011)

Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators.

Keep records of employees’ attendance and hours worked.

Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.

Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve safety, equipment performance, product quality, or production efficiency.


NTMA Training Centers, Santa Fe Springs, CA (Graduation: November 2016)

4.0 GPA Award Recipient &Perfect Attendance Award Recipient (Modules 1, 2, 3, 4)

Appointed “Mentor” for the NTMA Mentorship Program

Maric College, Carson, CA (2003)

Computer Networking Program

Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

High School Equivalency Diploma


National Institute for Metalworking Skills: Machining Level 1

CompTIA A+ Certified

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified System Administrator

Microsoft Certified System Engineer

Alison Online Behavior Based Safety


Critical Thinking

Quality Control Analysis

Operation Monitoring

Equipment Selection

Toyota Production Systems


Active Learning

Operation and Control

Time management

Social Perceptiveness



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