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Operator Training

Savannah, GA
January 10, 2020

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●Jerome Carlos Bailey

706-***-**** Cell

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Savannah Ga 31419


Kraton Chemical, Savannah GA. 1/2019 – Present

Training Coordinator

●Created a plant Training charter, conducted training needs analysis, developed department training teams to standardize the plant Training Program.

●Partnered with area managers HR and the site lead team to develop training classes and material for safety, reliability and production areas of need.

●Responsible for Individual and operations skills development, and continuous improvement & training.

●Maintain the companies LMS system and SharePoint.

●Developed and implement a Maintenance apprenticeship program partnered with Savannah Tech for operations personnel.

●Developed a Supervisor SOP, ZES (Lockout/Tagout) audit program to ensure up to date and accurate procedures for a greater safety and reliability operating culture.

●Developed position-based training for each operating position throughout Operations.

●Developed learning materials for classroom and field training Videos, equipment reference guides, Power Points, Department site maps LMS courses etc.

●Worked with HR in creating and overseeing the onboarding process for all employees to include salary and hourly.

●Created a communication program video and paper based to bring transparency to the training structure, accomplishments and visions for future endeavors.

Georgia Pacific Gypsum, Savannah GA. 2/2018 – 8/2018

Production Supervisor

●Responsible for leading operators and equipment resources on assigned shifts to ensure safety, productivity, quality and cost objectives were met.

●Developed and presented comprehensive plans to correct deficiencies to all shift objectives.

●Lead and mentored employees to apply company engineered work philosophy in a way that was consistent with overall objectives.

●Track production, damaged material and downtime using a company driven tracking system.

●Oversaw operators vacation, time cards and schedules through Excel and Kronos time keeping system.

●Used understanding of effective conflict resolution for both operator to operator and operator to management.

●Responsible for operator training, cross training and capability improvement.

●Responsible for sharing shift conditions, production, safety incidents and machine downtime with management and corporate through end of the shift reports and LMS.

International Paper, Rome, GA. 2012 - 1/2018

Department Learning Leader – Power & Recovery

●Responsible for skills development, capability recognition & training, improved area run-ability through SOP development, Emergency Procedures and TCC’s (Trouble Cause Analysis).

●Worked with the Lead team and SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) to develop a blended Learning curriculum with a focus on Adult Learning principles and capability development.

●Area equipment includes 4 boilers (Waste, Coal, Recovery & Natural Gas) with Precipitators and Ash systems, 4 steam turbine generators, chillers, 4 evaporators with Cooling Towers, Water Clarifiers, Air Compressors and Water and Chemical Testing.

●Oversee salary and hourly new hires integration and hourly 90-day review program for department.

●Developed eCourses (electronic courses computer training) for refresher, operator, safety training and certification requirements for improved operator capability.

●Used Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint to create learning material and training presentations.

●Document management/ control Systems. Created a matrix to track all training and procedure development in the department to include hours, weeks, tasks and area/equipment of involvement.

●Managed the Mills LMS (Learning Management System) and Sharepoint.

●Key results of learning program:

oReduced safety recordables to zero in 2015, 2016, 2017 after a record setting year in 2014.

oDeveloped and implemented Operator Emergency Scenario Drill training that eliminated chronic critical downtime events.

oSignificantly reduced paper machine downtime and defects caused by high conductivity in the Process Condensate Recovery Area was sending the Pulp Mill (Foaming issues at the press pit).

oImproved Basic Operator Care procedures to reduce fire events in Power/Recovery.

oReduced Fuel usage on the two boilers from 110 lbs to 70 lbs per day.

oDeveloped a Video Learning Library to prepare operator capability for “rare event conditions” to reduce/eliminate operator error downtime events.

oWorked with RCFA team to diagnose P&R run ability issues, corrective actions that resulted in equipment malfunction replacing operator error as the #1 machine downtime cause.

oReduced Opacity environmental events during fuel swaps by 50-75%.

oEliminated boiler downtime caused by tube leaks during boiler startups.

oIncreased Operator capability & readiness that reduced area operating costs by eliminating 45-50 mandatory weekly overtime hours.

●Oversaw capital projects installs and new equipment training for operators.

oWater clarifier to the River Water system. Average turbidity in water used in the Mill dropped from over 60 to 5.

oNew Air Compressors installation, moved from running 5 permanent compressors and 3 rental compressors ($30,000 a month) to 2 New compressors with one in service and the other on standby.

oNew Ash handling system for coal burning Boiler reached regulations requirements by prescribed deadline.

Boiler Operator/ Production Worker 2/2012- 5/2015

Turbine Generator Field Operator

●Responsible for four steam Turbine generators three water cooled one hydrogen cooled 150,000 lbs. and 50,000 lbs. steam production, air compressors and water chillers.

●Troubleshooting, inspecting and monitoring of Power House equipment.

Waste Fuel Boiler Field Operator

●Responsible for Fuel Delivery system, Ash System, Precipitators, Oil guns, Air Dampers and Waste Removal System.

Coal Boiler Field Operator

●Responsible for Coal Delivery system to include Conveyors, coal feeders, coal mills and coal burner, Ash System, Precipitators, Oil guns, Air Dampers and Waste Removal System. Also hands on with draft fans and environmental limits

Utilities Field Operator

●Responsible for Black Liquor storage and movement, Coal car transfers and coal supply to the Boiler, River water supply and distribution back to the environment.

LG Chem, Adairsville, GA 10/2005- 2/2008

Finishing Department Supervisor/Trainer

●Manufactures home/business countertops (i.e. silestone, laminate)

●Associate Supervisor/Trainer finishing Department.

●Trained and supervised all incoming employees on safety, quality, and production.

●Responsible for data pertaining to all aspects of training and production.

●Quality of materials inspector and auditor.

●Developed training guidelines for maintenance and care of machinery (sander/cutters)

●Ensure proper site administration of Certification and Advancement database

●Developed and regularly updated department training plans

F&P Company, Rome, GA 05/2003- 10/2005

Welding Supervisor/Trainer

●Mig Welder: Welded subframes and related materials for Honda, Nissan trucks and minivans.

●Lead Welding Associate: Responsible for four lines of production including Honda and Nissan subframe lines and small parts production.

●Responsible for Training, safety, quality, and job performance of three (4-5) men crews.

●Oversaw each crew and was responsible for maintaining proper production time methods and quality of each production line.

●Perform destruction on one of each item produced to ensure quality, safety, and integrity of each weld.

●Perform scheduled maintenance of machinery and troubleshot problems within the line.

●Communicated with supervisors and quality control personnel to ensure each line of production was being adequately maintained and on schedule.

●Assembles parts for Honda and Suzuki.

United States Army 1996 2003

Alpha Company 528th Special Forces Special Operation (Airborne) NC0 6/1998- 05/2003

●Received training in Personal Safety and Workplace Safety measures.

●Performed duties as Multi-Channel Transmission System Operator.

●Participated in numerous Airborne Operations with Allied Countries receiving accommodations for each.

●Learned Basic Landscaping Techniques.

●Worked Unit Supply Office receiving and distributing equipment and supplies to individual departments.

●Worked as Training NCO responsibilities included scheduling training sessions gathering correct training material and implementing any and all new regulations handed down from Command.

●Training included teaching current and new policy requirements and documenting any discrepancies in policy that might cause issues with Soldier safety and well-being.

Airborne School - Ft. Benning, GA 05/1999-06/1999

●Airborne Training Completed four (4) week

Advanced Individual Training – Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 02/1999-05/1999

●Completed the eight (8) week Motor Transport Operator Course.

●Completed the Hazard Communication Course.

Advanced Individual Training - Ft. Gordon, GA 07/1998-02/1999

●Completed thirteen (13) week Multi-Channel Transmission System Operator and Maintainer Course.

Basic Army Training – Ft. Jackson, SC 05/1998-07/1998

●Completed eight (8) week Basic Military Training.

●Served as Squadron Leader.

Inland Container Corp.(IP), Rome, GA 06/1995-08/1995


Summer College Work Program

●Worked with pulley cables and coal cars to supply furnaces.

●Power House

●Helped with basic plant maintenance.

●Took daily readings on equipment and plant pumps and gauges.


B.A. Business Administration In progress less than 20 credit to

Phoenix University online complete (completion target 2018)

A.S. General Studies 2011

Georgia Highlands College, Rome, Ga


Six Sigma white, yellow green and black belt certified

Project management

CPR Trainer Certified

Workplace Violence Training

Active Shooter Training

Workplace Equal Opportunity/ Diversity Training

Balmert safety training


Dyetonion Hubbard

Operations Manager

Fed Ex, Birmingham, Alabama


Monte Amos

Department Learning Leader Finished Products

International Paper, Rome, Georgia


Amir Johnson

Director of Flight Training Operations Training

Simmons Foods


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