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Manager Management

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
October 05, 2016

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John E. Girard

Palatine, IL *****

Cell# 847-***-****




Bachelor of Science – Technical Management / Operations Management, Information Systems Management, Database, Responsible for managing, mentoring and guiding a team of employees using a total quality management system. Knowledgeable in vendor management, customer relations, project management and strategic business development. Committed to maximizing the bottom line and in achieving or exceeding organizational goals. Highly proficient in production management that includes extensive analytical skills with hands on experience, plastic mold injection production, tool & die, CAD and manual drafting. Develop and fostered strategy for product fulfillment governance, with strong knowledge of production coordination, JIT (just-in-time) planning, lean manufacturing, MRP (Material Requirements Planning), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), GMP (good manufacturing practices), 5S system, TQS (total quality system), TQM (Total Quality Management), keizen and scheduling. All Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, Access. Advanced from worker to supervisor to a management position with strong people skills and a focus on total quality.


Computer technician / IT

Elite Scapes and Designs, Wauconda, IL (07/2012 – present)

Help in office / repair, update and instruction on computers and software functions. Work with floor and construction divisions for coatings and construction projects. Create quoting system in Excel for landscape and flooring departments. Create and edit contracts, estimates and quotes in Excel for projects and procure materials. Create Access Database for projects, customers and venders.

Order Processor / Production Scheduler

Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, Elk Grove, IL (08/2011 – 06/2012)

Created and delivered a total quality product strategy using Vista (Enterprise System) and (Material Requirements Planning) MRP software products as well as CRP (capacity requirements planning). Coordinated inventory, production materials, work schedules, to achieve lean manufacturing and improve on time delivery by 34% achieving better timely delivery and continuous improvement (keizan).

Created detailed jobs travelers using Vista software (Epicor Enterprise System) for orders in all manufacturing areas for 55 employees.

Liaison between production, Product Engineering, Procurement, and Sales.

Verified inventory requirements through system software inventory tracking and physical inspection.

Oversaw operations used, including machining, and correct flow through shop with pertinent information.

Reviewed, copied, edited prints and BOM prior to production.

Screened Kanban procedures prior to operations using the push operations technology.

Reported job closings to CFO for customer billing.

Scheduled machining departments using Vista as a backward scheduler to insure correct delivery time.

Used MRP scheduling software package to schedule jobs that match Vista delivery dates.

Retrieved a listing from vista to import into excel for placement into MRP.

Collaborated with production managers to maintain delivery schedules, TQS (total quality system).

Production Coordinator

Piper Plastics, Libertyville, IL (6/2007 – 10/2008)

Acted as assistant production manager in the fabrication department of a plastics and nonferrous metals job shop of 45 employees. Coordinated jobs with a focus on lean manufacturing and push technology. Helped schedule work planned directly with the shop manager and general manager. As production coordinator

Collaborated closely with purchasing for tooling and materials required.

Created jobs using Vantage 6 and 8 (Epicor Enterprise System) as well as MRP/ERP for 45 employees.

Liaison between production, Product Engineering, Procurement, and Sales

Correlated closely with sales for dates required and schedule conflicts.

Evaluated current and annual inventory need for production and just-in-time delivery.

Kept track of production schedules. While collaborating with upper management and Customers.

Responsible for storage, control and copying of all prints for production.

Inspected production prints for missing information and errors.

Contacted customers when print errors occur to fix print or receive new ones saving time and money with minimal waist.

Product manager responsible for Gem City (IRobot) parts and orders

Consulted with supervisors to create quality personalized work schedules.

Supervised employees and work schedules for lean job completion, TQS (total quality system).

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Supervisor / Mold Maker / Grinder Hand / Mold Design

XYZ Mold & Engineering, Inc., Elk Grove Village IL (4/1996 – 4/2007)

Supervise lead, train and mentor 19 employees.

Mold maker / grinding specialist for plastic injection molds, 5S system.

Verified close tolerance 0001) on inserts and fitting molds and gauges using inspection techniques and equipment.

Worked with lead mold maker to make new molds and repair old ones for electronics and medical industries,

Designed new molds and or updated existing mold drawings using Cadkey98.

Ascertained inventory of tooling needed and parts needed, requested purchases as necessary.

Calibrated, maintained, and updated testing equipment according to ISO 9001 requirement.

Maintained and repaired grinding equipment for continued improvement.

Trained employees or helped with grinding and machining setups focusing on lean manufacturing.

Helped with job interview process for new hires, train and mentor employees.

Personally, ISO 9001 certified through the company.

Inspected and corrected problems with molds.

Tested water lines, ejection movement and shut offs.


Keller Graduate School of Management, Downers Grove, IL – 2013 Attending

Master of Business Administration, Masters of Information System Management, Database management

DeVry University, Addison, IL 2009-2013

Bachelor of Science, Technical Management/Computer Science –

Operations Management (Microsoft Software, Enterprise System, Accounting)


William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

AutoCAD 2010 Certificate, Computer Information Systems, Access 2010 2008 - 2009

Tool & Die Institute, Park Ridge, IL

Mold Maker / Designing Graduate, Trade School Certification 1983 - 1987



Microsoft Software: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Project, VBA, Macros

Scheduling Systems: Kanban, Vista / Vantage backward scheduling, (similar to SAP) MRP/ERP

Operating Systems: Windows 3.11 through Windows 10/ Linux systems

CAD Software: AutoCAD 2010 and up, Cadkey 98


Production Planning: ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), MRP (Material Requirements Planning), JIT (Just-in-Time Planning), Continuous Improvement, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Production Scheduling, Job Scheduling, lead, motivate, mentor and train, Safe Working Conditions, OSHA, ISO 9001.

Procurement: Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, EOQ (Economic Order Quantity)

Process Improvement: ISO 9001 certified, Lean Manufacturing, TQS (Total Quality System), Quality inspection

Project Management: Gant Charts, Budget conscious, Math Reasoning, Information Gathering, Break Even Analysis, Bill of Materials (BOM)

Manufacturing Experience: Push and pull manufacturing, Close tolerance precision grinding, Fork lift, Machine shop safety practices, Plastic injection mold manufacturing and design, Progressive Stamping Dies, Gage making/forming, Machine shop measuring equipment, Troubleshooting, Work flow with machine waiting times, Blue Print reading, Drafting, care, coping, and editing, Electronics, Electro-mechanical technician

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