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Operator Safety

Toledo, OH
February 18, 2020

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Richard Reed H: 419-***-**** 1205 Peck St, Toledo, OH 43608


Observant Team Leader with drive to streamline protocols for maximized production, effective maintenance and employee progress. Safety-focused and committed to solutions-oriented problem-solving. Knowledgeable about Bindery equipment and printed products.


●Supervisor training

●Team Liaison

●Executive team leadership

●Forklift certified

●Product verification

●Safety program oversight

●Workforce training

●Materials knowledge

●Tool efficiency development

●Production log maintenance

●Shipment preparation

●Quality assurance

●Technical skills

●New employee training


Melnor Graphics (formerly North Toledo Graphics) Toledo, OH

Bindery Lead Operator

02/2009 - 03/2019

●Cleaned and lubricated equipment on regular schedules to maintain life of machinery and achieve consistent operations

●Practiced safe lockout procedures to prevent injury to personnel during maintenance or rebuilding procedures

●Maintained tools by cleaning before and after each shift

●Inspected 650 and 750 stitching equipment on a continuous basis during production and made monitoring adjustments to maintain system integrity and peak operations

●Performed troubleshooting techniques and testing procedures to ensure each machine was working optimally

●Identified machinery issues and repaired parts to keep equipment up and running

●Delegated tasks to team members based upon individual strengths and expertise, leading to increase in productivity and workflow

●Calibrated each machine at beginning and end of each shift

●Created and maintained detailed daily activity logs

●Managed scheduling for 7 employees to ensure optimal productivity

●Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability

●Saved costs by managing shrink processes and inventory levels for corrective action planning

●Motivated and led team members to work together to achieve targets

Pistons Automotive Toledo, OH

Automotive Production Assembly Operator

10/2016 - 05/2017

●Inspected incoming supplies to verify conformance with materials specifications and quality standards

●Kept areas clean, neat and inspection-ready at all times, maintaining strict compliance with Piston Automotive guidelines to keep products within tight tolerances

●Read and interpreted work order specifications and information to plan, schedule and carry out jobs effectively

●Achieved production targets through effective staff management, task allocation and materials coordination

Sunrise Windows Ltd. Temperance, MI

Key Operator

07/2000 - 10/2005

●Delegated and oversaw 15 employees to ensure proper daily operations

●Met production requirements as required by Sunrise standards

●Produced quality windows from frame processing to final inspection

●Maintained accurate record of back orders

●Operated the frame saw, screen saw, foam gun, and wrapper

●Material Handler

Cardinal Staffing Temperance, Michigan

General Laborer

07/2005 - 10/2009

●Organized efficient daily work plans based on oral instructions and written directions to meet challenging objectives

●Palletized boxes for easy movement and shipment

●Tracked movements with hand-held scanners and daily production sheets to keep records accurate

●Installed bracing, padding and strapping to prevent load shifting and materials damage

●Attached identifying tag or labels to materials or marked information on cases, bales, or other containers

●Cleaned and maintained warehouse in compliance with OSHA safety standards

●Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels, preparing shipment documents and securing products on pallets

●Communicated with teammates and supervisors about potential hazards and other issues to resolve together

●Responded to job-related inquiries from supervisor quickly and professionally and provided updates on anticipated task completion times

●Met daily job requirements, quotas and attendance policies to be eligible for hire

Education and Training

Manatee High School Bradenton, FL



Certified in accordance with OSHA standards to operate a forklift.

Completed the National Safety Council/FLI Learning Systems Inc Coaching Lift Truck Operator Course & JJ Keller Safety Program

LP Gas and Electric

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