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Plant Manager Operation Manager Production Manager/Supervisor

Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3Z4, Canada
August 09, 2012

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Octavian Ghiricociu

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Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 3Z4

Home: 905-***-****

Cell: 647-***-****




An efficient, reliable and self-motivated individual with experience in Management, Manufacturing, Packaging, Maintenance, Repairs, Servicing and Quality Control, supported by a strong background in Mechanical Engineering. Self-starter with ability to multitask and work under pressure, very flexible, adaptable and trainable with superior organizational, coordinating and interpersonal skills combined with excellent work ethics and a pleasant attitude.

Work Experience

Oct. 2006 – 2012 CFA Communications Ltd. Operations/Plant Manager

• Direct day-to-day plant activities based on production requirements.

• Directly manage 5 supervisors, overseeing 50+ full time and temps employees.

• Provide technical support to supervisors and operators.

• Develop and provide training to employees.

• Provide support to the sales team, ensuring all sales and service objective were met.

• Interact with diverse customer base in person and telephonic.

Recommend service and product options to meet customer needs.

• Creation and execution of a preventive maintenance program, ensuring programs meet the manufacturer’s specifications.

• Establish operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure superior efficiency, quality and outstanding outputs.

• Reduced staff by 25% while maintaining production/packaging levels through a lean manufacturing redesign of operational process.

• Lead CFA’s team in securing Sony DADC Canada Co. packaging and kitting contracts.

• Member of the Health & Safety Committee and First Aid certified.

• Investigate cost variances to ensure higher profits.

Nov. 2000 – 2006 VideoLux Canada Inc. Plant Manager

• Responsible for day to day operations of a 3 shift plant.

• Manage 3 supervisors, 2 office managers and 50+ unionized employees.

• Responsible for purchasing inventory, customer service, equipment and building maintenance.

• Relocated a complete line of VHS loaders and VHS packaging equipment generating a $3M in annual revenue from Hendaye, France.

• Demonstrated success in customer relationship management with ability to quickly build mutually beneficial relationships.

• Able to handle multiple assignments under high pressure and consistently meet tight deadlines.

• Negotiated favorable terms with vendors that significantly improved buying power.

• Improved manufacturing process lowering operational costs.

• Member of the Health & Safety Committee.

Mar. 1994 – Nov. 2000 VideoLux Canada Inc. Supervisor

• Supervise production and Packaging lines.

• Responsible for checking and verifying products to quality control standards

• Supervise morning, or evening shifts.

• Adjust and repair equipment.

• Conduct preventive maintenance to entire plant equipment.

• Responsible for planning and directing employee activities.

• Replace Plant Manager while away.

Sept 1999 – Oct. 2000 Clark Medical Products Inc. Technician

• Manufacture and assemble medical products.

• Fabricate products from schematics using lathe, milling machines, grinder, drill press, hydraulic benders, stamping press and brake press machine.

Oct. 1993 – Mar. 1994 Clarkson Auto Electric Inc. Electro-Mechanic

• Rebuilt alternators, starters and various auto electric equipment


1979 – 1985 M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering

University of Brasov

1977 – 1978 Technical Training in Electro-Mechanics

University of Brasov

Certificates Standard First Aid

Health and Safety

Forklift Operator

Languages English, French, Romanian

References Available upon request

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