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Production / manufacturing supervisor / sales

Beaverton, OR, 97008
September 04, 2008

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James L. Cover

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Beaverton, OR 97008

Phone: 512-***-****




To obtain a position that allows me to utilize my skills in increasing motivation, safety, production, quality, and a sense of pride and respect in a constant improving work force.


** Committed to the long term development of employees. Proven ability to coach teams in areas such as motivation, leadership, and quality.

** Skilled at supervising work for a team of individuals with differing levels of skill to enable them to achieve increased performance and quality standards.

** Kaizen Facilitator, Promoter of GMP policy, 5S, and Lean Manufacturing.

** Experienced and committed to Continuous Improvement.

** Multi-tasking: Respond and react to a variety of critical issues simultaneously.


06-07 Sales for Ranch House Quality Meats, Austin, TX.

04-06 Production Supervisor, ALCOA CSI - Kilgore, Texas Responsible for Safety, Quality, Production, Leadership, Motivation, and Team Building of 4 crews, about 25 per crew, in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Some accomplishments: ** Improved morale and respect of crews that lead to increased Safety participation and productivity. ** Involved employees in decision making, Kaizen events, team building and Safety near miss lessons. ** Increased overall employee development and unison between other departments.

03 - 04 Production/Quality Coordinator, DANA Corporation - Longview, Texas Responsible for manufacturing leadership, production, safety, and quality of various products in the structural division, supervised 4 team leaders and 75 employees.

00 - 02 Production Supervisor, REXAM Beverage Can Americas - Longview, Texas Responsible for Employee Safety, production, quality, motivation, maintenance, and housekeeping, about 28 per crew. Some accomplishments: ** Leading my Team to the highest production and lowest spoilage of four crews.** Achieved production numbers that were thought to be unreachable.** Helped create and implement a working Safety program. ** Successfully earned respect from an elderly union work force that had constant management turnover, company buyouts, and a lack of motivation.

90 - 00 Supervisor of Operations, SHELL Chemical Company - Deer Park, Texas Responsible for the Safety, production, and quality of the chemical manufacturing unit. From crude product to reaction, distillation, and fractionation, crews of 4 operators and 8 maintenance during normal operations. Some achievements:** Performance on Teams: Leading by example with a hands on approach. ** Senior Recognition Awards for Team Leadership, Motivation, Coordination, and record production. ** Developed and revised SOP's and EOP's for the department. ** Revised and constructed new operation training manuals for each position in the department during implementation of going Self-Directed.** Familiar with ISO-9001 registry and required documentation.** Achieved production records in Reaction using new operational techniques.


** Kilgore College, Advanced Excel, Trouble Shooting, Hydraulics - Kilgore, Texas

** Lee College, general courses - Baytown, Texas

** Management, Supervision, and Team Leadership classes - Woodlands, Texas

** Speech and Communication classes, Shell Manufacturing Complex - Deer Park, Texas ** High School Diploma - Bethel Park High School, Pennsylvania


** Computer systems: ORACLE, SAP-R3, PROTEUS, PERMAC

** Software: Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, OFFICE. Power Point, and AutoCAD

** Texas Insurance Adjusters License - Property/Casualty

REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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