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Manager Engineer

Nuevo Casas Grandes Municipality, Chih., Mexico
October 09, 2016

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Luis R. Gamez S.

Tel: 915-***-****

El Paso TX and Juarez MX


Maquiladora Production Manager with 6 years experience as Engineering Manager and 3 years as Manufacturing Engineer. Bilingual: English /Spanish, Industrial Engineer, US permanent resident, Over 15 years of successful leadership experience leading operations and engineering functions for mechanical automotive products in twin plant operations, attention to detail, great capacity for analysis, problem solving and trustworthiness allowed me to be promoted to significant roles of responsibility.

Ample experience in the transference, set up and validation of production lines from the USA


Technological Institute of Juarez

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineer, Electrical Option.

Six Sigma Green Belt training and supervision for implementation of various projects.

Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen training to supervise and help implementation of several cost reduction ideas.

Direct involvement in certification works for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IS0 16949.

Theory of Constraints GM training in Monterrey City.

Finance for non-finance Executives, SPC, Project Management.

Multiple PC Programs and applications, The Dale Carnegie Course.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People of Stephen Covey


Lear / Eagle Ottawa Premium Leather May 2015 –

Production Manager

•Responsible to obtain the daily and monthly objectives for Productivity and Quality of the 7 presses scheduled to cut the leather for the Toyota Japan car seats on 2 shifts.

Total people reporting are 320 direct 16 indirects and 8 Supervisors.

Poliestireno Alfa Gamma Expanded Polystyrene Packing Jul 2014 – May 2015

Operations Manager

Provide Leadership to the Production, Quality, Logistics and Maintenance departments.

Responsible to obtain the daily and monthly objectives for Productivity and Quality of the Electrolux packing material for refrigerators and Vacuum cleaners on 3 shifts.

Robert Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Mar 2011 – Jan. 2014

Operations Manager

Successfully managed the Production and Engineering departments.

Responsible to obtain the daily and monthly objectives for Productivity and Quality of the Automotive Aftermarket brake pads plant, manufacturing 13 million sets annually on 3 shifts.

Total people reporting are 600 direct and 120 indirect, 3 Production Superintendents, 12 supervisors; 1 Engineering Superintendent and 6 Manufacturing Engineers.

AVX Corp. Aug 2010 – Feb 2011

Production Manager

Responsible to obtain the daily and monthly objectives for Productivity, Quality and Maintenance of the Automotive Connectors plant, manufacturing 100,000 pieces daily on 3 shifts.

Total people reporting are 100 direct and 6 indirect, 3 Production Supervisors of 15 Production Cells.

Ford Motor Co. / Visteon Corp. 1989 to 2008

Production Manager Jan –Aug 2008

Responsible to obtain the daily and monthly objectives for:

Safety (Frequency and Severity), Absenteeism and Turnover, Quality (Dock Audit Inspection and Customer PPM’s and QR’s), Productivity (Build to Schedule, Costs and Scrap of the San Lorenzo Plant were we manufactured 7000 end items daily in 2shifts.

Total people reporting were 400 hourly, 240 direct and 160 indirect, 2 General Supervisors and 8

Production Supervisors of 20 Production Lines.

New Business Manager 2005 – 2007

Responsible of the New Products Quotation Process for all plants and products of Coclisa considering optimized investment return.

Quotation key objectives considered:

- Current load and available capacity needed for each product.

- Cost of new and refurbished equipment to meet production needs.

- Available manufacturing space or new space cost.

Responsible of the good customer relationship, coordinating visits and process audits from customers buyers and quality auditors, including presentations preparations, travel arrangements, food arrangements and transportation.

Operations Manager 1998 – 2005

Provide leadership for 2 plants (Coclisa Omega and Coclisa Rivereno) and 7 production lines in the following functions: Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Production. Processes included Aluminum sheet and tube fabrication, aluminum wash and thermal degreasing, aluminum soldering and CAB furnace brazing.

Manage $1.2 Million dollars monthly expense budget, prepared and controlled yearly $ 3 Million dollars capital expense budget, managed 800 direct, 120 indirect, and 48 salaried employees including 3 Production Superintendents, 3 Manufacturing Engineering Superintendents, 1 QC

general Supervisor and 1 Preventive Maintenance Superintendent, 20 Production Supervisors, 6 Maintenance Supervisors and 14 Engineers.

Products included:

Condensers annual volume of 3 million pieces.

Radiators annual volume 800.000 pieces.

Heater cores annual volume 700,000 pieces.

Responsible to obtain the monthly objectives for:

Safety (Frequency and Severity), Absenteeism and Turnover, Quality (PPM’s and QR’s), Build to Schedule, Costs, Maintenance (OEE).

Engineering Manager 1992 -1998

Responsible of timely Launch of New Processes and new product lines within budget and fulfilling all Customer delivery and quality requirements.

Responsible to issue designs and specifications, Purchase Orders, buy off calculations, validations runs, and installation overseeing of all needed new machinery and equipment for the manufacturing of Automotive Aluminum A/C condensers

Responsible to implement IBM, Omron, Mitsubishi and Modicon PLC’s, buy all the required laptops, interphases and program to be used, train all the technicians.

Determine layouts drawn in AutoCAD launch curves and required headcount: direct, indirect and salary personnel.

Prepare APQP and PPAP documentation for all products and line start ups.

Coordinate and procure all the raw materials, purchased parts, equipment, gages and documentation to perform prototype runs.

Supervise and coordinate 4 Engineers and 4 Auxiliary Engineers.

Process and Manufacturing Engineer 1989 to 1992

Responsible of the timely launch of the Soldering, Brazing and leak test area for 6mm. condensers.

Responsible to prepare PFMEA, Control Plans, Process sheets, instruction sheets, maintenance specifications and repair standards.

Responsible of the Machinery and equipment buy off at the vendor’s floor running capability studies at trial run.

Responsible for all the process after installation of all the machinery and equipment including troubleshooting and maintenance.

Electrowire/Alcoa Fujikura Juarez, Mexico 1983 to 1989

Prototypes Supervisor 1987 to 1989

Responsible for the production and shipment of all the samples and prototype requirements of all the 3 harnesses plants (2 Maquilados Fronterizos, 1 Arneses de Juarez).

Supervising a team of 10 indirect people that coordinate with 3 plants the production of all the different subassemblies needed.

Production Supervisor 1983 to 1987

Responsible to meet the daily productivity, safety and Quality objectives on the terminals, splices, molding and rotary areas for automotive harnesses (Topaz, Town car).

Supervise a group of 45 direct and 5 indirect operators.

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