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Experienced Production Supervisor

Loves Park, IL, 61111
April 29, 2020

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Loves Park, IL *****

Cell: 815-***-****

Alt: 779-***-****



Seasoned production/manufacturing supervisor with over twenty years of experience planning and scheduling personnel and equipment of multiple departments of various types of machinery. My background has focused on continuous improvement using lean manufacturing principles and team development.


JD Edwards ERP

Made2Manage ERP

Attendance Enterprise


Directed the modification and enhancements of a new assembly process to reduce labor costs and increase throughput by 30%

Streamlined an assembly process to reduce excessive lifting and product movement, improve ergonomics to reduce injury using lean manufacturing principles

Optimized the production process of a product line to increase productivity and quality by 30%

Oversaw the transformation of an assembly process to eliminate critical defects/delamination, reduce rejects/returns while increasing productivity by 25%

Supervised the development of a new product line including the layout, assembly process, material storage and training of team members

Developed standardized tooling for drill screws to improve efficiency and reduce cost by 70%

R&D of products, enhance production processes and methods to achieve cost savings of 25 to 50 percent and extend tool life

Collaborate with engineers and tooling vendors to improve production rates and efficiency approximately 200%

Employ creative and progressive ideas and methods of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement to increase productivity and operational performance


Seward Screw, LLC, ISO 9001/2008 Certified; Seward, IL; 2016 – 2019

Department Manager; Manufacturer of Machined Products

Schedule personnel and production hours of four manufacturing and one assembly departments

Collaborate with production planners/customer service, quality, engineering and maintenance managers to meet our customer’s needs

Request the release of production orders, material requirements and necessary tooling to meet start date requirements of ERP system

Verify employee attendance information, approve time cards and enter vacation requests using Attendance Enterprise Software

Evaluate and validate daily labor activities of team members utilizing productivity, efficiency and material records using Made2Manage ERP Software

Insure production equipment is maintained to maximize machine utilization, determine maintenance requirements and schedule preventative maintenance

Interview, review and reprimand employees and direct training/cross-training

Attend various management meetings to meet company goals

Raynor Mfg. Co., Dixon, IL; 2013 - 2016

Operations Supervisor; Garage Door Manufacturer

Manage daily operations of two production lines in the manufacture of sectional garage doors

Attended management, production, continuous improvement and product development meetings

Assisted in the development of a new product line including the layout, assembly process and staffing requirements

Worked with engineers and quality personnel to improve an established production line process to improve performance, increase efficiency and utilize available resources

Perform administrative duties using JD Edwards ERP Software to evaluate and monitor reports, schedule production and manage personnel time sheets and records

Supervise, guide and encourage team-building in a union environment

Collaborate with engineering, quality and maintenance personnel to develop and implement lean manufacturing and continuous improvement projects

Silgan Containers, Rochelle, IL; 2012

Management Trainee/Production Supervisor: Manufacturer of Can Containers

Participant of a management training program

Attended ARC, SPC, Hazardous Material, and Continuous Improvement training seminars

Attended weekly production meetings and monthly safety and steering committee meetings

Developed monthly reports of progress and learning opportunities in training program

Brynolf Manufacturing Inc., ISO 9001/2008 Certified; Rockford IL; 2003 – 2012

Production Supervisor: Manufacturer of Specialty Fasteners

Manage/supervise the production operations of four depts., train and motivate employees

Develop and implement productive and cost saving ideas to meet production requirements

Schedule, monitor and evaluate production obligations of the secondary operations

Troubleshoot and assess production problems with creativity and openness of others ideas

Determine equipment needs and the repairs of machinery to meet production requirements

R&D/Setup of specialty fasteners to meet engineering and customer’s needs

Develop production processes to increase efficiency of setups and the utilization of tool kits


Kaplan University; B.S. Business Administration, 2012

Rock Valley College; A.A.S. Management, 1998

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