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Maintenance Manager Supervisor

Mchenry Shores, IL, 60050
80K negotiable
June 06, 2024

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Arthur W. Slaber

Lakemoor, Illinois • 630-***-****

Maintenance Manager

Manufacturing Industry • Robotics & Motion • Preventative Maintenance

Professional Summary:

Offering 20+ years of progressive experience and achievement developing and implementing highly effective maintenance management and automation engineering initiatives in fast-paced, dynamic environments.

Senior leadership skills with combination of maintenance and technology control experience, dedication to efficiency, and expertise in root cause analysis; excel at planning, scheduling, and overseeing maintenance operations.

Solid history of success building and enhancing teams by developing hands-on application and product training programs covering hardware, software, installation, commissioning, and work cell safety per ISO and RIA requirements.

Areas of Expertise:

Project Management

Automation Engineering

Controls Systems Design

Motion & Industrial Controls


Process Improvements

Production & Facilities Equipment

Regulatory Compliance

Health & Safety Management

Budget Management

Training & Development

Professional Experience

Maintenance Manager • March 2023 Present

Destaco Corp-Wheeling, Il

Manage the maintenance department for a machine tool environment, whose principal works are cams and gear box components. Designate and conduct routine, safety and emergency repairs within the manufacturing plant for machine tools and facility’s needs, using both in house technicians and external vendors as needed. Responsible creation of Cap Ex projects, obtaining quotes and directing information to upper management and day-to-day purchase requisitions

Key Contributions:

Cleared past CMMS database from unclosed and uncleared work orders to bring system up to date.

Manage and oversee machine tool and facilities maintenance.

Began and continue to reorganize maintenance shop parts and supplies.

Organize daily routine for shop porter and maintenance in an effort to establish daily routine.

Planner Scheduler/Purchasing • October 2022 January 2023

Radienz Living- Mount Prospect, Il

Purchase parts for custom packaging machinery repairs, preventive maintenance, for improved equipment reliability. Worked with team and vendors to determine parts required as much of the custom equipment did not have part numbers or consumables parts list. Further purchased parts for production staff consumables. Handled weekly “Keepstock” orders. Assisted in the coordination of daily maintenance activities and special projects for suite overhaul and modification.

Production Service Manager • August 2019 October 2022

Thermal Care – Niles, Il

Perform the analysis of methods, process, tools, and systems required for Thermal Care’s manufacturing and fabrication activities; perform research and analysis tasks on product, customer, marketing, and system requirements to determine feasibility of design; oversee the preventive maintenance of production machines and maintenance of the facility. Optimize the manufacturing process to improve quality and material flow reducing cycle times and set-up times; provide training for new processes & support environmental/safety issue resolution and improvements.

Key Contributions:

Established CMMS system to identify and schedule necessary preventive maintenance, as well as machine down coverage.

Manage and oversee maintenance / repair activities related to the facility and production equipment. Coordinated and managed outside contractors as required for repairs.

Troubleshoot equipment and part defects, implement corrective actions quickly and effectively.

Coordinate and communicate with Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain & Human Resources departments ensuring product quality, operational maintenance, developing new training plans & aiming at profitability maximization.

Boosted production by omitting complex errors during the developmental process by carefully overseeing the procedures reducing the labor budget.

Spearheaded personnel to work through production quality betterment & time management while ensuring customers’ compliance.

Implemented effective 5S program aiming at professional development resulting in removal of red tag material for disposal, reduced inventory clutter, and better staging & catalog of replacement parts.

Collaborated with engineering and production to implement design plans that required lesser time to manufactured systems utilizing subassemblies yielding better productivity.

Maintenance Manager • January 2016 –August 2019

National Tool & Manufacturing Co. — East Dundee, Illinois

Orchestrate all maintenance operations and conduct routine and complex repairs on machine tool equipment and facilities. Manage and coordinate removal, installation, and maintenance of CNC and machine tool equipment used in manufacturing custom mold bases and precision steel plates. Monitor external contractors as required for timely project completion and repairs. Contribute to cost negotiations and scheduling with outside vendors due to experience in vendor relations for purchase parts and special services.

Key Contributions:

Successfully established CMMS system to identify and schedule necessary preventive maintenance, as well as machine down coverage.

Implemented effective 5S program aimed at continuous improvements.

Maintenance Supervisor & Workforce Development • January 2015 – November 2015

Charter Dura-Bar — Woodstock, Illinois

Held bottom-line accountability for facilitating preventive and breakdown maintenance while supervising all aspects of daily operations for twenty craftsmen. Drafted status reports and tracked employee performance while managing equipment operation, including diagnostics and repair. Monitored CMMS systems and directed maintenance crews in daily and emergency needs. Orchestrated new product equipment implementation, including resource planning, installation and commissioning. Ensured projects completed on time and within scope of budget.

Key Contributions:

Spearheaded continuous improvement 5S group and ensured full regulatory compliance as an auditor.

Organized and oversaw apprentice electrician program.

Hand-selected to serve as primary contact for all outside vendors in areas covering cost negotiations and scheduling.

Senior Maintenance Supervisor / Training Tech • October 2011 – December 2014

Advanced Technology Services — Peoria, Illinois

Delivered effective leadership while serving as maintenance and safety supervisor directly responsible for equipment used in production of automotive transmission components and staff training. Oversaw training of maintenance and machine operators on use, maintenance, and repair of custom production machinery and robotic welding cells. Conducted troubleshooting and systems training covering Allen Bradley, Automation Direct, Siemens 700, Yaskawa, and Emerson motion systems. Performed troubleshooting and minor program alterations of Cognex Vision Systems.

Key Contributions:

Achieved ~95% preventive maintenance compliance in less than six months after start-up.

Transformed new group of technicians with limited or no previous industrial maintenance experience into strong, viable service group.

Took charge of providing on-site training in LOTO, confined space, and robotic safety.

Senior Applications & Training Specialist • November 2006 – December 2010

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. — Vernon Hills, Illinois

Directed development of primary training and applications for motion, CNC, and robotic work cells. Orchestrated training of sales, support and application staff on customer specifications, as well as application-specific client training. Devised all application-specific training materials and presentations utilized by marketing, sales, and service departments. Fully accountable for development and commissioning of all mechatronics-based systems.

Key Contributions:

Produced all robot applications documents employed by sales and distribution networks for robot product sales.

Promoted robot product sales by creating applications on pre- and post-sale basis.

Created in-house and remote robot basic programming and training for revenue and for internal staff use.

Project Manager/Systems Builder • Jun-1996 – Nov-2006

Fanuc Robotics. -- Hoffman Estates, IL

Key Contributions:

Managed key projects in retrofitting systems.

Machine builder system integration of palletizing, material handling, assembly, spraying systems and welding applications.

Robot mechanical and control system modification and repair

Customer Training –Repair, Basic PM

Other positions held:

SMT Engineer, Hytel Corporation -- PCB Custom assembly company (1995-1996)

Maintenance Tech, Motorola Lighting – Manufacturer of electronic ballasts (1993-1994)

Field Service Tech, Amistar Corporation – Manufacturer PCB and SMT equipment (1988-1993)

Field Service Tech, Hayssen Manufacturing – Manufacturer of flexible packaging equipment (1985-1988)

Education & Certifications

Digital Electronics Diploma

DeVry Institute of Technology — Lombard, Illinois

Secondary Education

Elmhurst College — Elmhurst, Illinois

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