Sign in

Maintenance Technician Service

Lansing, MI
March 10, 2020

Contact this candidate


Brant Edward Rouse

Lansing, MI. *****


Project Management I Process Improvement I Product Development

• Nearly 30 years of experience in project management, manufacturing, improving manufacturing performance and product development.

• Adept in developing, implementing and managing project plans for complex engineering projects.

• Consistently demonstrated success in driving operational excellence and implementing strategies that resulted in improved safety, quality, service and efficiency.

• Internal process improvement, leading initiatives to identify gaps in service and production. Developed standardized operating policies and procedures that aided in cutting costs and increasing efficiency, quality and performance.

Dentco (6/17/2019 to date)

Dewitt, MI. 48820

Work Order Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

● Save, verify, and process estimates accurately, update status within our internal software management system, and submit to Customer Service Coordinator to send to customers.

● Review all work orders to determine how the scope of work will be priced.

● Review work orders for scope of work to ensure it matches the pricing and supporting picture evidence.

● Evaluate scope of work to determine the best overall solution and price, given customer requests.

● Review previous work orders and pictures to determine the best short and/or long-term solution. Consolidate scopes of work where it makes sense to do so.

● Engage in discussion with contractors regarding estimates and send work order estimate requests to contractors when in-house pricing needs clarification.

● Monitor the service industry and advise Director of Quality Service and Customer Management Team Leader of changes in industry practices to remain current.

● Check OSHA compliance for work orders that require compliance on work performed above normal height regulations, herbicide/pesticide applications, water resource management, hazardous chemical and disposal practices.

● Support the maintenance of our demographic pricing and resource additional information as needed.

● Submit written changes requesting modifications related to work orders including reason, format and benefit of change to the Director of Quality Service.

● Support and assist in training new team members.

● Participate in monthly review meetings with the team and Director of Quality Service to discuss best practices for department efficiency.

● Travel as required.

Dart Container Corp. (19 yrs.)

Mason, MI. 48854

Project Engineer

Dart Container

Mason, MI. 48854

(April 2015 - Nov. 2018)

• Trained and mentored staff on best practices in carrying out troubleshooting methods and conducting in-depth performance analysis to identify deficiencies and formulate solutions.

• Implemented evidence-based strategies to improve safety, quality, service and efficiency. Scheduled work orders to coordinate assembly, testing, acquisition and implementation of equipment.

• Served as technical expert in navigating all phases of engineering projects.

• Worked with PET and PETG.

• Developed long-term strategic and profitable partnerships with customers nationwide.

• Traveled throughout the U.S. implementing new systems and processes at various production facilities.

• Cross collaborated with vendors, contractors and delivery teams to ensure customer requests were met accurately and timely.

• Developed contractual agreements with customers and vendors while establishing timelines and meeting budget requirements.

• Instrumental in training and mentoring team members on best practices, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and implementation strategies.

• Ensured new team members had all necessary process and product expertise by providing professional development opportunities and developing procedure manuals.

• Reduced cost of rebuilding existing equipment to 42% the cost of new equipment making it a cost-efficient option.

• Worked with outside vendors and contractors to develop next generation equipment control package.

• Managed large-scale implementation and expansion projects (upwards of four million dollars) throughout the U.S. Collaborated with local facility managers, engineers and third-party vendors to ensure accurate and timely installation and startup of equipment.

Associate Production Support Engineer

Dart Container

Mason, MI. 48854

(Feb. 2009 - April 2015)

• Led operational activities that enhanced overall system performance. Developed service standards and operating procedures based on latest technology and industry practices. Identified areas for improvement to set daily goals and implemented methods to optimize efficiency, reduce costs and set standards for quality and safety.

• Monitored departmental performance and compared results to weekly, quarterly and yearly goals. Collaborated with cross-functional team members (Inspectors, Operators, Maintenance, Plant and Production Managers) to share findings and develop action plans. Created internal reporting system to track hours, costs and updates to measure progress of strategic plans.

• Established key relationships among production facilities and corporate engineering to efficiently and successfully navigate system processes and technology implementations. Thermoforming Equipment Specialist

Dart Container

Mason, MI. 48854

(May 2001 - Feb. 2009)

• Managed all phases of new equipment implementation and upgrades. Documented and maintained records for equipment specifications, quotes, timeline progress and implementation measures. Developed relationships with contractors to coordinate maintenance projects throughout the facility. Collaborated with the drafting department to develop and revise thermoforming line layouts as needed. Authored and published technical articles to promote and establish company-wide standardized processes.

• Recognized for developing more than 10 technical articles that resulted in establishing consistent (formal) processes and procedures for new and existing staff. Instrumental in ensuring quality and service standards were consistently met.

• Worked with PET and PETG.

R&D Technician

Dart Container

Mason, MI. 48854

(Oct. 1999 - May 2001)

• Oversaw new product testing, tooling and process development for thermoforming equipment. Worked with PET and PETG. Trained and directed a team of technicians to carry out maintenance, repairs and thorough risk analysis of production equipment and parts. Partnered with Engineers and Designers to provide expertise on designing and detailing parts that were utilized on prototypes. Spearheaded the creation of preventative maintenance checklists and standard operating procedures (equipment uses) for personnel.

• Developed training materials for equipment maintenance and operation personnel. lvex Packaging Corp. (10.5 yrs.)

Grove City, PA. 16127

Maintenance Technician

Ivex Packaging

Grove City, PA. 16127

(April 1996 - Oct. 1999)

• Thermoforming equipment, corrugating equipment and facility maintenance, preventative maintenance, welding, fabricating, machine upgrades and rebuilds. PET and PETG. Production Lead Person

Ivex Packaging

Grove City, PA. 16127

(Aug. 1992 - April 1996)

• Shift schedule, attendance reports, production rates, scrap rates, machine efficiencies, operator training, housekeeping, and thermoformer change over and set-up working with PET and PETG. Equipment Set-Up Technician

Ivex Packaging

Grove City, PA. 16127

(March 1990 - Aug. 1992)

• Change over and set-up of Kirkoff (cut in place), Lyles (plug assist), and Auto-Vac thermoformers, assist operator, operate Lyles when needed, and perform light maintenance. Thermoforming Equipment Operator

Ivex Packaging

Grove City, PA. 16127

(June 1989 - March 1990)

• Operate four Kirkoff (cut in place) or two Lyle (plug assist) thermoformers at a time, achieve and maintain high run rates, efficiencies, quality, housekeeping, and assist with Lyle thermoformer change over and set-up.

U.S. Army (4 yrs.)

Infantry Sergeant (E-5)

(May 1985 to May 1989)

Five-unit deployments

One-year tour in South Korea

Combat Lifesaver course

Military Awards:

Expert Marksmanship Badge, lmjim Scout Badge (20 + missions inside the Korean DMZ), Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon. NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Five Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Two Letters of Commendation.

Contact this candidate