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Industrial Engineer

Location:
Crown Point, Indiana, 46307, United States
Salary:
Open
Posted:
October 05, 2016

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LOUIE J. KAPPAS

***** **** ***** ****** ***** Lake, IN 46303 (219) ***-**** acwxod@r.postjobfree.com

TECHNICAL SKILLS SUMMARY:

Over 20 years of progressive operations, industrial engineering, supervision, and manufacturing experience in lighting (commercial, residential, and emergency), promotional eyewear, clothing/textile and steel.

Skilled in areas of process and methods, production standards, quality control, vendor relations, methods analysis, troubleshooting, cost justifications, and job evaluations

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook.

Oracle Manufacturing Software

Certified MTM Standards and Research Analyst and Quality Control Training Program Facilitator

Completed Insurance Institute Ergonomic/Trauma Disorder Workshops

Certified Pharmacy Technician

EXPERIENCE

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Walgreens, Inc., Cedar Lake, IN 07/15-Present

Multi-Function: New Employee Training, Customer Service, Check out, Inventory, and Photo Lab.

Work at Alternate locations when requested.

SABBATICAL: DEALT WITH URGENT FAMILY MATTERS NOW FULLY RESOLVED.

Cared for elderly parent. 06/13–06/15

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Federal Signal, University Park, IL 03/12-06/13

Support the daily production operations for FWS (Federal Warning Systems) audio and visual products

Create and maintains standard work documents

Partner with supervisor on hiring, training and evaluating production staff

Provide technical support to operators on product, process and equipment issues

Support engineering changes to current products

Implement process/product improvements in the work cell, cell layout, and material flow

Lead lean manufacturing activities including 5S, Six Sigma, Kaizan, and ISO audits.

Implement safety and ergonomic improvements

Ensure equipment, tooling and work cell is in proper working and safe condition

Design, fabricate, purchase and implement required fixturing, tools, equipment and work cell design

Support engineering with new product design and development

Generate manufacturing costing, standard work documents and design improvements for easy manufacturability of the product

PLANT MANAGER/SUPERVISOR (CO-OWNER)

Opti-Mark, Inc, Cedar Lake, IN 02/96-03/12

Oversaw production operations of an established nationwide promotional product. Import, engrave and imprint promotional sunglass products and accessories

Lead, manage, hire, and train crews of approximately 15 to 20 production workers

Improve imprint process and methods for sunglasses and accessories

Set production standards, productivity levels and incentives

Initiate and maintain a quality control program

Develop engraving methods, procedures and fixture applications

Work directly with product vendors and suppliers

Oversaw shipping and receiving

Production facility closed 2012

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

Cooper Lighting, Elk Grove Village, IL

Established assembly methods, acquired production machinery and fixtures for the manufacturing of lighting products. Developed and implemented cost reduction programs through mechanical methods and design

Worked with Design Engineers on analyzing new products and improvements to reduce production cost

Performed Methods Analysis to increase productivity with high level quality

Troubleshot manufacturing problems with tooling, fixtures, piece parts, design, and ergonomic.

Headed value analysis groups for production cost savings

Handled machine justification, specifications and procurement of machinery up to $ 750,000 each, cost reductions potential $ 750,000 a year

Collaborated with purchasing department on budgetary decisions

Oversaw Model Shop with design of fixtures, Jigs, and application of pneumatic tools in production

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER/JOB ANALYST

Jarmar Ruby, Inc, Michigan City, IN

Conducted and maintained a work methods and standards program for Hartmarx, Corp. Initiated and/or maintained other programs which include: Incentive Pay, Job evaluation, Job descriptions, Equipment Cost Justification, and supervision of printing room

Conducted work method studies to establish adequate staffing levels

Implemented a data entry incentive pay program

Designed a job evaluation program

Wrote job descriptions as requested by supervisors and department heads

Prepared cost justifications to determine the real value of existing equipment or the potential value of equipment on the market

Oversaw printing room staff productivity

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER (CONTRACT)

United States Steel Corp., Gary, IN

Worked directly with Industrial Engineering staff on productivity and cost improvement projects.

Set production standards in Annealing, Galvanizing, and Hot Strip Mill departments.

Conducted cost justification for overhead crane in Annealing department.

Investigated feasibility of in-house project requests.

EDUCATION:

Purdue University, Calumet Campus:

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Associates of Applied Science in Management and Supervision

Pharmacy Technician Certification



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