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Manager Maintenance

Albertville, AL
May 21, 2020

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Brandon A. Card

Crossville, AL 256-***-****

Manufacturing Engineer / Facility Maintenance Manager

Facilities Management – Quality Assurance – Continuous Improvement

Maintenance Management

Project Management

Lean Manufacturing

Quality Management

Preventative Maintenance

Lean Six Sigma

Inventory Control

Equipment Installation

Team-Building & Leadership

Versatile and mission-oriented maintenance management professional and veteran of the United States Navy with a sterling track record of results.

Repeatedly recognized for excellence in leadership, receiving the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Demonstrated passion for empowering high-perform teams, establishing lasting trust among colleagues, and leveraging proven expertise to devise creative solutions.

Talent for exemplifying core organizational values, defining key project objectives, and delivering impactful staff training exercises.

Adept in all aspects of contracting, procurement, troubleshooting and repair, quality assurance (QA), equipment maintenance, and ISO 9001:2015 requirements.


Devoted 20 years to service in the U.S. Navy in a series of remarkably demanding roles.

Built impeccable reputation for leadership in driving inspections supporting new equipment manufacturing.

Fostered and led multidisciplinary teams through outstanding interpersonal communication abilities.

Served as Maintenance Data Systems (MDS) Manager in expertly operating Planned Maintenance System.

Conceptualized and administered maintenance spot check and monitoring program aboard USS Hawaii.

Revitalized entire service diesel system aboard USS Nebraska.


Kappler, Inc. Guntersville, Alabama 2011 - 2020


Balanced concurrent priorities in executing comprehensive project-based evaluations in support of cutting-edge machinery production methods and spearheading forward-thinking energy conservation initiatives. Applied sophisticated expertise to preserve and organize pertinent technical documentation. Adhered to all best practices and manufacturing regulations.

Facilities Management: Proactively completed necessary lighting upgrades, achieving monthly savings of $15K. Incorporated highly effective technician training program, slashing annual outside contract costs by $50K.

Continuous Process Improvement: Generated 5% return on investment of assorted manufacturing materials through successful recycling efforts. Cut costs for each unit by a full 10% through quality and efficiency test kits.

Technical Support & Leadership: Employed key solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), and calibration management software.

Quality Management: Designed Lean programs, curtailing product manufacturing operational costs by 3%.

USS HAWAII (SSN-776) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 2008 - 2010


Assumed substantial responsibility in directing intricate preventative maintenance functions, troubleshooting and repairing planned maintenance system (PMS) errors, and deploying maintenance data system (MDS). Carried out all-compassing duties in role of Availability Manager tasked with executing root cause analysis and promptly rectifying discrepancies.

Awards & Recognition: Received prestigious U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Quality Assurance: Set new standard for excellence in receiving score of 97% on critically important maintenance inspection. Dramatically enhanced 3-M program quality in submitting over 250 in-depth technical feedback reports.

Operations Management: Orchestrated vital maintenance requirements of 16 separate work centers and 146 top-performing technicians. Held direct oversight of timely completion of more than 3,000 distinct requirements.

Naval Submarine Support Facility Groton, Connecticut 2005 - 2008


Served in invaluable leadership role in routinely inspecting all job sites, delegating responsibility, synchronizing activities of multiple units and repair shops, and equipping junior staff with skills necessary to excel in fast-paced environments.

Maintenance Management: Drastically exceeded expectations in systematically rebuilding 160 hydraulic actuators in just four months, capturing savings of $1.4M for U.S. Navy.

Continuous Process Improvement: Streamlined convoluted safety and production activities through integration of best practices, applying robust knowledge base of Six Sigma and Lean methodology.

Creative Problem Solving: Introduced pioneering, rotatable pool of high failure rate valves to maximize efficiency in returning essential valves to ship system.

Additional experience as Divisional Supervisor at USS Jimmy Carter and Auxiliary Machinist’s Mate at USS Nebraska


Methodologies / Processes:

Quality Assurance, Troubleshooting, Operational Risk Assessment, Risk Management

Software / Applications:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Sage X3 V11, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Security Manager, Compressed Air Management, Quality Systems, SolidWorks, HubMax, Microsoft Office Suite, EasyPower Arc Flash Analysis

Hardware / Tools:

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, HVACR (EPA – Universal), PLCs, Plumbing Equipment


Northeast Alabama Community College Jackson County, Alabama

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS), Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Technician)

Dean’s List – Cum Laude – Phi Theta Kappa – Mu Alpha Theta – Sigma Kappa Delta


Industrial Maintenance Electrician Snead State Community College, Boaz, Alabama

EPA Section 608 – Refrigerant Handling Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic U.S. Department of Labor

Top Secret Security Clearance (Currently Inactive)

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