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Manager Employee Relations

Waterloo, ON, Canada
December 08, 2020

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David W. Reid•

226-***-**** • Kitchener, Ontario

Operations Manager

Detail-oriented professional with extensive experience in formulating strategies, improving performance, procuring material / resources, and securing compliance.

Adept at devising best practices / procedures to improve business efficiency. Astute at examining market to identity new business opportunities. Deft at implementing lean manufacturing, 5s, and continuous improvement practices across the organization. Skilled in providing technical expertise / engineering support to facility. Track record of developing congenial relationships with employees / managers for efficient work-streams. Expert at standardizing manufacturing / Engineering processes to deliver quality products. Demonstrated ability to manage integrated project team to deliver projects within strong matrix organizational structure. Equipped with exceptional communication, negotiation, interpersonal, relationship-building, and time management skills.

Areas of Expertise

Manufacturing Process

Environment, Health & Safety

Quality Assurance

Budget Management

Labor Relations


Lean Six Sigma

Continuous Improvement Methodologies

Training & Development

Career Experience

BWXT Canada Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario 2019 – Present

Operations Manager Heavy Components

Administer day-to-day operations to meet delivery deadlines. Serve as company representative for Union negotiations / grievances. Develop operational procedures to improve processes. Advance business processes to accomplish organizational goals. Perform management reporting to inform managers regarding different aspects of business to make better-informed decisions. Plan human resource in effective manner to achieve organizational goals. Support recruitment / selection process to hire best candidate for the job. Provide relevant skills to new and existing employees through training. Acknowledge employee contributions to company through rewards. Coordinate with senior management to improve department budget.

Examined market to identify new opportunities to maximize revenues / profits.

Generated corrective action plans to resolve operations issues / support company to meet goals.

David Reid Contracting, USA, New York, Burks Falls Canada, Bruce power Canada 2016 – 2019

Vice President of Manufacturing/ Site Operations Manager

Supported peers / subordinates in highly technical, complex engineering, and construction environment. Promoted safety culture in the organization by developing safety policies adhering to Environmental and Health & Safety regulations. Ensured successful project execution / delivery by providing strong management / leadership. Created production management team to oversee product production. Promoted positive working relationships with union leadership / team members by generating employee relations environment. Assured all specifications / codes meet by serving as liaison between ministry of labor; federal, provincial / local authorities, and regulatory bodies / engineering. Empowered employees to solve problems and gradually improve the efficiency of work processes.

Accomplished financial performance objectives of manufacturing costs / operating budgets.

Devised lean manufacturing to increase value of product delivered and improving company's competitiveness by reducing costs.

Implemented 5s system for organizing space to perform work efficiently, effectively, and safely.

Bombardier Transportation, Thunder Bay, Ontario 2014 – 2016

Vice president / General Manager

Formed mechanical / electrical training academy for new employees to provide relevant skills. Deployed new cost-cutting measures to achieve budgetary commitments and to reduce expenses / improve profitability. Examined supplier capabilities to ensure supplier ability to meet buyer’s requirements in terms of cost, quality, and delivery / service.

Improved production rate by decreasing scrap through continuous improvement processes.

Integra Casting and Machining, Winnipeg, Manitoba 2011 – 2014

President /General Manager

Standardized all Manufacturing / Engineering Processes to guarantee quality and boost productivity. Evaluated project progress and organization’s success through KPI’s. Supported in-house Engineering Teams /Customer Engineering Teams to exchange information.

Increased production by introducing KPI’s to reflect new cycle times, completing work studies on manufacturing process, and monitoring operators / machines to identify and correct variance.

Increased product line by purchasing new machines and contacting new customers to push sales of existing product line / hard sell new products.

Siemens Power Generation, Hamilton, Ontario and Charlotte, NC 2008 – 2011

Multi-Site Lead Manufacturing Area Manager

Delivered technical expertise / engineering support to new gas turbine facility in Charlotte. Provided relevant skills to mechanical / electrical trade personnel by generating new training program. Endorsed first gas turbine shipment by overseeing budget / schedule.

Developed team to execute project targets and to complete project in time.

Additional Experience

Siemens Power Generation, Senior Manufacturing Manager, Hamilton, Ontario


Bachelor’s in Mechanical and Design Engineering

Peabody College Charlotte North Carolina 2009


Certified General Machinist Certified Orange Badge- NEW, Bruce Power Certified WSIB Safety Co-Chair, WSIB Six Sigma Black Belt, Management Strategy Institute

Training & Development

Workplace Safety advanced training, IAPA Labor Relations working with Unions, Niagara Institute Advanced Labor Relations working with Unions, Queens University Dealing with troubled employees, Siemens Academy Effective Budget Control, Siemens Academy Skilled Presenter Presentation skills, Siemens Academy

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