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Engineering Electrical

Skokie, IL
March 24, 2020

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John Kerpiniotis

**** ********** **. ******, ** *0077 • Phone: 773-***-**** • Email:

Professional Profile

Self-Driven Professional with over 24 years of Manufacturing Experience in the Aerospace Industry with extensive knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvements and Operational Excellence. Results-Orientated with the ability to collaborate in a team environment to meet and exceed expectations. Looking to obtain a challenging role in an organization where I apply my knowledge and experience in order to meet company goals and further develop my skills.

Professional Experience

Woodward Inc. Niles, IL Nov 1995 – Feb 2020

Operations Specialist (Position Sensors)

Continuous Improvement Liaison with focus on Dept layout, line balancing while standardizing work flow.

Lead Industrialization activities focused on Process Changes, Capacity Planning, CapEx Plan, ROI and Manpower.

Attend Monthly Management Review Meetings with customers, focus on Company Performance Scorecards.

Mentor in Daily Management Standup Meetings providing solutions on production floor rejects to improve FPY.

Perform RCCA on production defects, worked with Support Area Engineering on design/process improvements.

Proficient use of Six Sigma Techniques, Lead PDCA Team, Perform 8D Root Cause Analysis and PFMEA activities.

Created Process Flow Diagrams, Control Plans, PFMEA’s and Visual Work Instructions on High Volume Products.

Monthly Pareto Analysis of FPY/Defects, implementing 30/60/90 day plans in Critical Areas of production flow.

Lead Multiple Kaizen Events within each Dept Value Stream focusing on Safety, Standard work and 5S of area.

Implemented Best Engineering practices: Lean Manufacturing, Safety and Ergonomics across all Value Streams.

Departmental Lead for all Quality, Design and Industrialization Audits, toured all visitors across plant processes.

Successfully Lead Move of Department Manufacturing Facility to New Location, established and documented all move plan activities, validated critical test consoles pre/post move while maintaining redundancies in operation.

Operations Supervisor (Electrical Motors)

Supervised 18-20 members combined in both the New Development Prototype build and Aftermarket Areas.

Lead Team in new prototype design to series production insuring all documentation and processes are followed.

Trained Prototype Team in Precise Test Processes of Critical Space Applications following controlled procedures.

Responsible for continuous training and coaching of new and existing team members on product introductions.

Followed all CMM and created internal Repair and Overhaul procedures for Top 80% of Aftermarket Returns.

Provided detailed quotations on Aftermarket returns to customers for all Repair/Overhaul and Prod Returns.

Lead Repair and Overhaul Team within first 18 months to a 9 day TAT with business growth of 300%.

Technician - Group Leader (Electrical Motors)

Managed Calibration and Final Test Team on all DC Brush and Brushless Motors in meeting customer schedule.

Streamlined all DC Brush and Brushless Products into strategic assembly lines to improve productivity.

Proficient in all assembly and test processes of complex Brush and Brushless DC Motor Products.

Insured Production personnel were properly trained; calibration and test processes were part of standard work.

Summary Highlights

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Solid understanding of Blue Prints and Schematics, Strong Troubleshooting skills.

High Ethical Standards, Strong Written and Verbal Skills, Attention to Detail, Compliant to all Company Policies.

Transformational Leader, Excellent Time Management Skills, Ability to Lead Team in meeting Company Goals.

Advanced Computer Skills, Windows Software, MS Applications, Visio, Power Point, Windchill, SAP, Share Point.


Associates Degree from ITT University – 1995

References upon Request

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