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Manager Manufacturing

Gadsden, Alabama, United States
January 16, 2017

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To apply my 45 years of experience as a Tool & Die Maker/Master Technician to meet your manufacturing needs


CAD Certification (40 hours) Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa 2006

CNC Certification (80 hours) Industrie und Handelskammer, Simmern, Germany 1989

Locksmith Certification Safe&Locksmith School, Frankfurt, Germany 1986

Master Technician Certificate Industrie und Handelskammer, Wiesbaden, Germany 1980

B.A. - Tool and Die Berufsschule, Cochem Germany 1974


. Able to read, interpret and apply blueprints and technical drawings

. Proficiency with engine lathe, boring machines and vertical & horizontal mills

. Manual & automated production, repairs/rebuilds and maintenance of metal stamping,

progressive and deep draw dies, as well as mold injection dies

. Skilled in the opening, maintenance and repair of metal safes and other locksmith tasks

. Able to measure within the United States System as well as the Metric System

. Fluent in both English and German

. my work experience is more than 40 years as a Tool and Die maker with 10 year experience

as a assistance shop chief, supervisor and manager, in the automobile industry, in metal

stamping and 15 year in mold injection


2015 to present Tool and Die Maker Gestamp

McCalla AL

repair dies from Production doing TIG and MIG welding and grinding back to the original form and troubleshooting in press room on up to 3000 ton presses

2014 to 2015 Die Maintenance, Yachiyo/Unipres

Steele, Alabama

. repair dies from production and troubleshooting in press room on up to 3000 ton presses

2013 to 2014 Tool and Die Maker, Matsu

Huntsville, Alabama

. Repair dies from production and troubleshooting in press room on up to 3000 ton presses

2011 to 2013 Assembly Toolmaker, Magna KAMTEK Birmingham, Alabama

. maintain tooling for the assembly lines

2010 to 2010 Tool and Die Maker, Modern Drop Forge Blue Island, Illinois

. Improvements to manufacturing processes and perform troubleshooting

. Repair hot stamping dies

1999 to 2010 Tool & Die Maker, Magna Benco Manufacturing Belle Plaine, Iowa

. Build and repair progressive, transfer, deep draw & metal stamping dies for the automotive

. Perform troubleshooting and improvements to manufacturing processes

1992 to 1999 Tool & Die Maker, Stella Kunststofftechnik Kastellaun, Germany

. Performed repair and troubleshooting on mold injection dies for the pharmaceutical industry

. Ensured clean release of die material from form

1985 to 1991 Aircraft Machinist & Locksmith, United States Air Force Hahn, Germany

. Manufactured and repaired various aircraft & AGE parts as a Assistant Shop Chief

1983 to 1985 Tool and Die Maker, Burger Puenderich, Germany

. built, rebuilt and improve stamping dies, Supervisor

1980 to 1983 Manager in a Hardware store for tooling and machine, Zimmer, Kastellaun


1978 to 1980 Tool and Die Maker, Richter, Wiesbaden, Germany

. build and repair stamping dies and mold injection dies

1976 to 1978 Tool and Die Maker, Opel Ruesselsheim, Germany

. built new form and stamping dies


1974 to 1976 Tool and Die Maker, Zeller Plastik, Zell Germany

. built and repair mold injection dies.

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