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Employee Relations Manager

Saratoga Springs, NY
February 19, 2020

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*D Bay Drive, Saratoga Springs N.Y. 12866 413-***-****

Professional Summary

Very detail oriented, meticulous and thorough.

Enthusiastic and self-motivated.

Work well in any environment.

Over 33 years of experience in industrial maintenance.

Supervisory and Team Leader experience.


CNC Experience


Vertical/Horizontal Milling Machines

ERT Safety Team member

Fanuc Controls

Familiar with Tsugami, Okuma, Mori-Seiki platforms

Team member coaching

Training junior team members

Collaborative team member

Hiring and onboarding team members

Strong Mechanical Background

33 years of experience

Strong supervisory experience

Work History

Senior Maintenance Manager 08/2016 to 2019

Smith & Wesson – Springfield, MA

Implemented preventive maintenance practices and upheld equipment guidelines to reduce downtime

Researched and implemented a new CMMS (Emaint from Megamation)

Responsible for 61 direct reports covering machine repair, preventive maintenance and lubrication teams

Strong project management overseeing capital projects

Developed and maintained department training matrix

Managed a changeover from 8 hr. to 12 hr. shifts. A turnover of 1/3 of my workforce and maintained equipment uptime

Coordinated many machine moves thru rigging companies or thru internal resources

Responsible for over 7 million dollars of spare parts inventory

Strong verbal skills and conflict resolution

Over 33 years of experience in machine repair

Excellent troubleshooting skills

Extremely organized

Team Leadership

Developed overall strategy for the department

Senior Maintenance Coordinator 07/2016 to 2019

Smith & Wesson Corporation – Springfield, MA

· Directing all work activities of the salary and hourly workforce, establishing goals, monitoring results, and taking actions as necessary

· Working closely with other areas such as production, engineering, environmental health and safety, supply chain, human resources, training and payroll,

· Responsible for the daily management of all machine repair processes including: Department staffing and training - Quality Control - Inventory Control - Process Improvement - Workflow Management - Personnel attendance

· Ensuring effective employee relations; providing employee coaching and development; making employment decisions; resolving employee issues through problem resolution

· Balancing quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas; working to continuously improve in all areas

· Managing departmental performance measures, including visual controls and providing regular progress reports to process line manager

· Participating in and providing training and development

· Maintaining and controlling departmental budget

Electronics Technician III 06/2008 to 08/2016

Smith & Wesson – Springfield, Ma.

Troubleshoot and maintain various types of manufacturing equipment, including but not limited to CNC lathes, milling machines and ancillary equipment

Utilize on-board diagnostics, multi-meters and other test equipment to determine root cause failure

Perform timely repairs, working closely with production staff to reduce or eliminate equipment downtime

Research and submit requisitions for recommended spare parts

Team Leader and department troubleshooter

Maintenance Mechanic 01/2007 to 01/2008

Light Life Foods – Montague, Ma.

Troubleshoot, maintain and repair various types of food processing equipment

Maintenance Mech. /Mechanical Supervisor 01/1998 to 01/2007

Yankee Candle Co – South Deerfield, MA.

Maintain, repair and troubleshoot various types of industrial equipment Electrical troubleshooting Pipe fitting, welding, brazing and soldering

Safety Team member 2nd shift supervisor with a staff of over 12 people

Oversee Spare Parts Inventory

Familiar with MP2 CMMS

Maintenance Mechanic 01/1995 to 01/1998

The Kimball Co

Troubleshooting and repair of protective packaging equipment, rotary die cutters and printing presses

Welding, brazing and soldering Minor metal fabrication work Electrical troubleshooting

Maintenance Mechanic 01/1988 to 01/1995

Kellogg Brush Mfg. Co – Easthampton, MA.

Troubleshooting and repair Electrical Troubleshooter Assisted Engineering with development, fabrication and machine building Safety Team Member

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration school

Aviation Machinist Mate 10/1982 to 10/1986

U. S. Navy – San Diego, CA.

Repair and maintain Lockheed S-3A Viking aircraft Certified flight line troubleshooter

Certified Quality Inspector

Engine Start-up/High Power Check certified

Flight Deck Troubleshooter

Served aboard two aircraft carriers

Promoted to E-5

Honorable Discharge at end of obligated service



Easthampton High School - Easthampton, MA.

Diploma: HVAC-R

Porter & Chester Institute - Chicopee, MA

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