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Machine Operator Manager

Clinton, AR
April 23, 2020

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Richard Gawenis

*** *** ******* ****

Clinton, AR 72031

501-***-**** cell/message

Objective: Seeking opportunity to utilize my education, managerial and technical experience to benefit my employer and my career. My diverse education and experience, along with my formal education will be a valuable asset to my new employer.

Education / Training:

University of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas

Double Major, B.B.A in Finance and Computer Information Systems, May 2002

Universal Technical Institute, Houston Texas

Associates Degree Auto/Diesel Technology w/Pwr Trans & Transport Refr, 1989

Directors’ Honors List-GPA 3.7, Best of Class 6X, Excellence in Attendance

Passed 6 Automotive Service Excellence Certifications

Arkansas State Technical Institute

Certificate-Understanding Programmable Logic Controllers. 1997

Focus: Allen Bradley SLC 500 and ladder logic


08/19-Present St Jean Industries

Maintenance Manager RUPA

Production maintenance on Automation/Robots- twin spindle CNC

Machine enhancements and process improvements

Project management, new machine installs, contractor repairs

Team Building

Manager Maintenance department

1/18-05/19 International Paper

Lead Maintenance Tech

Debug complex automation machinery

Diagnose production machines and repair.

Follow safety rules and procedures; watch over contractors to safety guidelines. Log contractor hours.

Fabricate safety guards, PMs

Follow instructions from maintenance supervisor per work orders and emails. Log finished work orders in SAP

Arkansas High Pressure Boilers License

Maximize Production

9/04- 5/07 Haldex

Maintenance Manager

Debug new machinery

Set up new plant and enhance machinery

Develop new production process

Travel to machine builders and enhance machinery

Travel to sister manufacturing plants to design and set up process

Maintain Maintenance Budget

Maintain Tool Crib and supplies

Train employee

1/16-12/16 Timex

Maintenance Tech

Automation, electronics, motors, servos, photo eyes, conveyors, etc.

1/03- 9/04 Molex

Assembly Technician

Enhance semi-high speed servo automation

Make machines more efficient

Train new operators

Work with Engineers, Production Supervisors, Process Engineers, & E-Techs

Robotics and laser

Vision system

2/95-5/98 Virco Manufacturing, Conway, Arkansas

Plant Technician/Mechanic A

Construction and Machine repair during holidays and shutdown.

Recipient of “War of Waste” program 3 times

In charge of swager room repairs and performance/quality modifications.

In charge of 2nd Shift Truck Shop Operations

oPrimary duty to keep 138 forklifts, numerous company vehicles, shuttle trucks and equipment in operation.

oAnswer service calls and emergency accidents and make decisions.

oOrder parts and make repairs

oClose shop and relay information to 1st shift supervisor

9/92-8/93 Rock Tenn Folding Carton Division, Conway, Arkansas

Maintenance, Forklift Operator, Inspector, Packer, and Glue line

High speed machine requiring teamwork, adaptability, and technical skills

7/90-9/92 Belden Wire & Cable (division of Cooper Industries), Clinton, Arkansas

Maintenance and Machine Operator

Assisted in moving factory to new location. Heavily involved in removal and transfer of large equipment and reconstruction of machine work cell to achieve JIT.

Maintenance, rubber mill operator, mold set-ups, quality control of rubber, plastic injection molding, plastic extrusion, and rubber injection & compression molding.

Reaometer/density/elasticity testing

4/17-10/17 Global Aviation

Ground Equipment Tech

Take calls, diagnose and repair ground support equipment

On call 24/7, order parts, PMs

Federal Airport Regulations, Maintain High Level Security Clearance

Extreme Safety and driving on Airport docks and runway.

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