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Employee Relations Quality

Guyton, GA
March 22, 2021

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Eric F. Day

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

Guyton, Georgia 31312


Cell: 912-***-****

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging and rewarding position with an established organization utilizing my Audit experience, Supplier Quality knowledge, leadership skills, technical knowledge, and manufacturing experience.


Quality, production, and management.

Thorough knowledge of manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, and quality assurance.

Increased productivity/efficiency in multiple departments.

Scrap reduction in all departments.

Skilled in root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvement

Improved safety status year after year, OSHA compliant

Supplier Quality Auditor, Fabrication, weld, wet paint, and powder coat, plastics, multiple assembly lines.

Kaizen, 5S, Lean manufacturing, ISO9001 RevD.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Work well in high-pressure environment.

Supplier Auditor internal and external, FAA, travel not an issue, passport ready.


Gulfstream Savannah, Georgia

Supplier Quality Engineer III April, 2012-May, 2020

Manage the compliance of the quality activities of suppliers through the application of system, product and process audits to the requirements of the FAA approved data through in-house Audits, FAI, PPAP.

Coordinate quality assurance program plans, monitor and modify audit schedules, evaluate acceptance test programs, and quality engineering requirements of Gulfstream suppliers or facilities and review to ensure program effectiveness and integrity. Monthly supplier report card updates, review FAI.

Conduct product audit, or process failure investigations, and provide technical assistance in resolution of quality problems, at Supplier when needed, Conformity, RCCA, CAPA on non-conforming parts.

Work with other departments as needed to meet quality compliance of parts and processes.

Coordinate documentation Audit support for FAA compliance.

Assist in the training of new peers to our department with hands on Auditing at Suppliers worldwide.

Perform 70% of all Supplier Audits in the department, commercial and Government, travel not an issue.

JCB Pooler, Georgia

Operations Manager September, 2005-April 2012

Oversee the duties of all assembly lines and quality inspection areas throughout the product, maximizing effectiveness of approximately 85 hourly team members and 3 group leaders. Coordinated activities between production, procurement, engineering, maintenance, quality control, and shipping to obtain optimum production.

Oversee product line efficiencies: safety, quality control systems, labor and material costs, employee training, and disciplinary actions.

Ensure performance goals are met while maintaining corporate quality standards.

Assisted in implementing and starting up new product lines.

Through direct mentoring and coaching, promoted eight team members to team lead position, and three team leads to group lead positions in the assembly and quality areas.

Kwalu Ridgeland, South Carolina

Superintendent July, 2005-September, 2005

Manage responsibilities over the entire case good operations in the facility, with five subordinate supervisors and 65 hourly associates.

Responsible for scheduling, planning, product flow, on-time completion, training, and quality assurance.

Projects included 5S, and lean manufacturing.

Reported directly to the CEO of the company.

Closetmaid Ocala, Florida

Manufacturing Manager September, 2002-June, 2005

Responsible for the overall operation of the facility on assigned shift, including assigning production responsibilities, employee relations, performance evaluations, and managing five subordinate supervisors and 110 hourly associates.

Coached team’s analytical skills and abilities to effectively supervise and lead others, to resolve complex production and quality problems, and managing difficult personnel problems utilizing outstanding interpersonal conflict management skills. This accomplished while maintaining quality control systems.

Reduced scrap by 25% the first year by empowering all associates to perform quality checks in their own areas. Worked with paint supplier and was able to reduce paint usage by 40%.

Implemented Andon systems in various departments to minimize down time and maximize product delivery. Also established efficiency boards, creating visual aids of associate’s hourly production rates.

Emergency One Ocala, Florida

Product Line Manager January, 1990-August, 2002

Responsible for various lines overseeing eight subordinate supervisors and 165 associates.

Responsible for assigning production responsibilities, employee relations, performance reviews, and compliance to company policies.

Ensure product line metrics were met utilizing excellent planning prioritizing, and time management skills while maintaining the highest ISO quality standards to standardize work instructions.

Established proto-type production line, introducing true pull system to minimize work in process while increasing output.

Increased productivity by 50% with 98% on time completion rate by changing the department layout and creating off line sub-assemblies.

Was part of the failure mode effects analysis team, FMEA, when introducing new product to the build.

Procurement-handled various commodities revolving around the industry, creating numerous JIT programs, and Kan-Ban systems. Managed the compliance of the quality activities of suppliers. Cost savings exceeded $500K.

Cunningham Field Service Fort Smith, Arkansas

Field Supervisor May, 1985-January, 1990

Field supervisor for marketing research company, responsible for approximately 20 associates.

Duties included ensuring that all time-sensitive materials were completed and filled out on time.

Managed the surveying of various ages on a daily basis to meet certain criteria set out by the client.

United States Marine Corps San Diego, California

Corporal May, 1982-May, 1985

Assigned duties in the infantry division placed as a squad leader over nine fellow Marines.

Advanced from PFC to Corporal in 18 months by proven leadership abilities.

Administrative assistant to the First Sargent when not performing field duties.

Was honorably discharged.


West Arkansas Community College Fort Smith, Arkansas

Business Management

Central Florida Community College Ocala, Florida

Business Administration


Lean principles of Manufacturing

Kaizen events

5S training

Six Sigma

ISO 9001- AS9100

Microsoft Office, SAP, AS400

DuPont Safety Resources (STOP)

Zenger Miller training

Segments of University of Alabama management classes

Numerous management seminars

Annual hazmat training

Sikkens paint school (Atlanta, Georgia)

Conduct First Acritical Inspections

Lead Auditor Training, Audits per FAA requirements

Segments of ASQ & GD&T

Worldwide travel not an issue, passport ready

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