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Plant Manager Assistant Service

Pendergrass, GA
May 05, 2022

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Lincoln McKeown

*** *** ****** **.

Pendergrass, GA 30567

Cell Phone: 309-***-****



Multi-faceted, efficient & reliable Plant Manager with 20+ years of management experience and knowledge of production/operations obtained from positions in customer service, automotive repair, welding, process engineering and high-speed pharmaceutical and personal care packaging. Professional, flexible, creative, and service-oriented. Offering a unique combination of creativity and analytical skill with the ability to assess both vantage points to create cost-effective solutions for internal and external customers.

Work History

02/19-Present Plant Manager, ChemFree Corporation, CRC Industries

Steer and direct manufacturing operations that generate $20M in annual revenue. Establish operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure superior quality and outstanding output on custom made products. Design and implement coaching and training programs to develop staff, facilitate efficiency, and improve performance. Manage P&L and capital expense budgets exceeding $7M. Ensure adherence to strict quality control and safety procedures. Track record devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous process improvements to minimize waste and reduce costs while maximizing quality and yield. Excellent communicator: success building cohesive teams focused on production goals, safety, and throughput.

04/16-02/19 Operation Manager, ChemFree Corporation, CRC Industries (Promotion)

Managing and mentoring 5 department managers on day-to-day operation.

Established and implemented departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures.

Creating, managing and analyzing performance data and other Key Performance Indicators.

Ensuring that capacity and capability are continually planned and executed.

Encouraging, identifying and developing best practice strategy.

Wrote and implemented Environmental Health & Safety policy for the company

Helped implement upgraded ERP system (Microsoft D365FO).

Redesigned and implemented plant footprint for overall better process flow.

Work with annual Capex and budgets plans for all of Operations.

Lead Black Belt Projects, Value Stream Teams, Kaizen Events, Lean initiatives and Continuous Improvement projects that had increased revenues, cost saving and or avoidance.

Implemented a new filling system that increased yields by 10%. $306K increase revenue and $35K cost savings.

Installed load cells on the blending tank to expedite the process. $2,500 savings.

Redesign parts washer to save $20K in material costs per year.

06/14-04/16 Production Manager, KIK Custom Products (Aerosol, Liquid, Perfume, and cosmetic packaging)

Managed 4 supervisor, 15 Line Leaders, 50 machine operators, and 400 employees on day-to-day operation.

Evaluate and seek improvements to better processes to resolve labor variance issues.

Adjust staffing on day-to-day basis per customer and internal demands.

Perform price quotes for new products and annual budget for production department.

12/12-05/14 Assistant Production Manager, Packaging Coordinators Inc. (pharmaceutical packaging)

Manage 3 supervisors, 2 Leads, and 300 employees on the day-to-day operations.

Prepare entire shift schedule and adjust needs based on customer demands.

Manage DEA and Cold Chain operation for entire shift and assume manager duties when production manager is absent.

12/11-12/12 Process Systems Engineer, Packaging Coordinators Inc. (pharmaceutical packaging) (Promotion)

Prepare quotes, line layouts, and analyzing systems to improve processes.

Work with vendors to resolve component variations and defects.

Proficient in J.D. Edwards, CAD, and all Microsoft office applications.

Lead Black Belt Projects, Value Stream Teams, Kaizen Events, Lean initiatives and Continuous Improvement projects that had increased revenues, cost saving and or avoidance of $1.5 million dollars in a one year.

Added orbital wiper to help with pill filling and increased efficiency. $500K increase revenue

Eliminated paper timecards for temporary employees. Saved time in payroll process. $65K savings

Reduced speed of Zyrtec line to load level crew. Increased throughput from 68% to 95%. $500K increase revenue.

Added 2nd set of tooling to Concerta line to eliminate downtime waiting for tool cleaning and changeovers. $300K increase revenues.

Eliminated Wepakit case erector for better throughput on pack out from 30 to 60 bottles a minute. $100K increased revenues.

03/07-12/11 Operations Supervisor, Packaging Coordinators Inc. (pharmaceutical packaging) (Promotion)

Prepare paperwork for pharmaceutical production jackets.

Coordinate communication to customers, suppliers, and shipping companies during and after production.

Maintained the MRP for Takeda Pharmaceuticals to keep a monthly revenue stream of $600K to $1M.

Supervise team member attendance, evaluations, and ensure cGMP compliant with FDA and DEA regulations.

03/06-03/07 2nd Shift Weld Shop Manager, Lear Corp

Manage 1 supervisor and 100 union welders and support staff.

Assign and Monitor production/warehouse personal to meet the daily requirements set by Lear, General Motors, and the other facilities this plant supplies.

Supervise all aspects of team members training, evaluations, production, plant maintenance, work schedules, preventative maintenance and adjust daily/ weekly production schedule based on supplier demands and team member output.

10/98-03/06 Assistant Service Manager/Customer Service Representative, Rebbec Pontiac Buick

Bloomington, Illinois

Manage 12 Technicians, assign and monitor repair orders.

Communicate vehicle problems and solutions to customers.

Build and communicate repair estimates to insurance companies, extended warranty companies, and customers.

8/93-8/97 Engineer, Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Cherry Point, North Carolina

Supervised 20 Marines.

Designed and constructed several commercial facilities on base.

Designed and carried out the plans for land mine fields and the disassembly of these fields.

Supervised an ordnance disposal team.


Rockford University


Illinois State University

BS - Agricultural Business

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, with expertise in Visio, Minitab, and statistical analysis

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