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Manager Lean Manufacturing

Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Posted:
January 07, 2017

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KURTIS J. COTTEN

**** *********** **. ********** **. 40291

Phone: (502) ***-****

Email: acx5r3@r.postjobfree.com

Production Supervisor with over 15 years of experience providing an environment which stimulates team member involvement and personal growth by maintaining communication, soliciting suggestions, development training plans, and attendance records. Decreased turnover by 60%. Expertise in team leadership and team building. Experienced in SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, Kronos, Ultipro, MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint. Major strengths in workflow production, lean manufacturing, problem solving and workflow management.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FORD (KTP), Louisville, KY.

May 2016 – Present

Building FORD trucks.

Assembly Line Worker

Assemble Sway bar linkage to truck frame

Assemble Sway bar to Super Duty and Navigator truck frame

Assemble Drive shafts in the Navigator truck frame

Assemble Trailer hitch wiring harnesses in both the Navigators and Super Duty truck frames

Became a UAW union member

SNYDER’S LANCE, Jeffersonville,

February 2012 – April 2016

Division of Snyder’s Lance which produces potato chips, kettle chips, and organic tortilla chips.

Production Supervisor

Developing and coaching a self-directed packaging workforce of 15 to 24 associates while focusing on cost reduction and improving process flow and methods

Decreased shift turnover by 60% in less than a year by restructuring communication and assigning new employees individual senior employee mentors

Coordinated between the processing, the packaging department and the warehouse to ensure the manufactured product are shipped on time.

Constructed and implemented an excel program to keep track of employee time for the purposes of overtime beyond seniority

Did interviews and made recommendations for employee hiring for my shift in all departments

Implemented early stages of Lean manufacturing across the shift

Led facility in exceeding plant KPI's for the last year focusing on Safety

Managed 100% daily Kronos support for Employee Time and Payroll process system

Effectively ensures compliance with applicable cGMP’s, company SOP’s and policies

Revised and completed 100% assigned line product codes SOP's and Job Safety Analysis (JSA's) for continuous improvements.

Managed 100% daily Kronos support for Employee Time and Payroll process system.

Approved employee time for payroll.

Scheduled production floor to meet customer requirements.

Evaluated and recommended employees for pay increases.

Increased productivity by 60% by incorporating 6S and lean practices.

Coordinated production resources with other members of the manufacturing team on a daily basis.

TFB Corporation, Louisville, KY

March 2000 – February 2012

Landscaping and Moving Company

Business Owner / Landscaper

Developed a lawn care service for a secondary income and quickly grew it into a primary source of revenue

Hired, trained and managed 4 fulltime employees and up to 8 part time employees

Implemented an array of advertising and marketing strategies to generate more business and revenue

Gross revenue grew from $22,000 in the first year of inception to around $200,000 gross revenue in a little over 3 years.

Created personalized invoices, billing, and scheduling spreadsheets

Proficient at Quickbooks in which was used to generate and keep track of payroll

Using Microsoft Excel, I created and integrated a program which allowed my employees to input daily tasks and completions for company records

Owned and operated 26’ box truck with air brakes (CDL required)

Kept maintenance and road logs

ENVIROTEST SYSTEMS, Jeffersonville, IN

July 2002 - January 2007

Vehicle emissions testing

Facilities Manager

Ensured that safety policies were observed and followed.

Monitored employees' work levels and reviewed work performance.

Investigated accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.

Followed strict budgeting guidelines/ Created and implemented quarterly budgets

Interviewed, trained incoming staff, facilitated professional development for veteran staff, and terminated, when necessary

With my senior management located out of state, I was self supervised, and reported directly to manager

Received many commendations for staying within budget guidelines

Handled customer complaints and insurance claims at the facility

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS), Louisville, KY

October 1987 - February 2002

Air Sorter/ Housekeeping

Sorted and loaded packages and boxes, weighing up to 75lbs, specifically by zip codes

Learned the importance of packaging and its duties

Kept the grounds via housekeeping

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, September 2006

Bachelor of Science in Marketing, September 2006

Graduated Cum Laude

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Ability to supervise employees and maintain positive employee relations

Ability to manage multiple priorities against tight deadlines

Ability to read, interpret and apply procedural, maintenance, and policy information



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