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Machine Operator Manager

Pittsburgh, PA, 15601
August 15, 2012

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David A Gaudlip

**** **** ******** *****, ****** Springs, GA 30127

Cell: 814-***-**** -


Experienced manager professional with strong leadership and relationship-building skills.


• Experience in site-selection analysis • Business development experience

• Organizational skills

• Interpersonal skills

• Initiative to work independently

• Strategic thinker



• Consistently met production and schedule levels.

Problem Diagnosis

• Used operational knowledge of systems, parts and components to solve problems that arose during assembly.

Safety Audit

• Led weekly and monthly safety audits to monitor employee behavior and ensure safe compliance with company policies and safety regulations.

• Zero recordable incidents for 5 straight years.


Receiving and Logistics Manager

April 2010 to Current

Reserved Environmental Services – Mount Pleasant, PA

• Managing day-to-day receiving and logistical operations for a water treatment plant that services the Hydraulic Fracturing Industry.

• Key responsibilities for this job include: Facilitate the sampling and testing of all incoming water to ensure that it meets certain quality requirements.

• Developed, administered and documented all training for new and present employees.

• Maintain SQL data base for the company's WTS, (Water Tracking System).

• Reporting production information up and down the chain of command to ensure clear communications of goals tracking.

• Facilitate scheduled volumes and delivery times with as many as 15 generators on a daily basis.

• Developed tools to allow for intermediate/long-term planning for volume.

• Initiated Process Improvement tools to decrease truck turnaround times from 7 minutes to 2.25 minutes per transaction.

• Maintained clear lines of communications with generators to ensure that their immediate needs were met on a daily basis.

• Developed relationships with generators to ensure that long-term strategic goals would be met.

Operations Supervisor

March 2003 to January 2010

Starbucks Coffee Company

• 3 Domestic Roasting plants, EAME Roasting Plant in Amsterdam Food and Beverage Production Supervision of all aspects of the process flow for the loading, roasting, grinding, packaging, weighing and testing of finished goods specialty coffee Responsible for the hiring, training, development and production of teams of operations teams.

• These teams varied in both size and scope depending on the application of the roasting plant.

• Thorough knowledge of all process flow extending from receiving and warehousing of green

Coffee through shipping. Between these processes were many other various processes such as roasting, packaging, grinding, QA testing and loading.

• The key requirement for operations supervisors also included ensuring a safe work-place by leading a team that is passionate about the safety of their team-mates as well as for themselves. This was accomplished by daily safety-related discussions that focused on the recent safety activities, near-misses, reportable incidents, etc.

• Led several Lean Manufacturing process improvement teams:

Decreased size-to-size changeover times on 5 lb line from 15 minutes to 4 minutes per occurrence.

Decreased size-to-size changeover times on 1 lb and 12 ounce line from 1.45 hours to 25 minutes per occurrence.

Standardized secondary automation changeovers

Led a team of developers to create a data management platform that integrated a QPID application with a SCADA application. This also had an eventual positive impact on subsequent changeover times.

Production Machine Operator

March 1994 to March 2003

The Coffee Connection/ Starbucks Coffee Company – Boston, MA York, PA, Minden, NV

• Food and Beverage Production Operation of various grinding form and fill packaging machines and weighing equipment.

• As a packaging machine operator I was expected to learn and operate over 25 form-and-fill packaging machines across the network.

• These machines were manufactured by various vendors using varying applications, from intermittent action baggers to continuous movement baggers.

• Along with this we were tasked with the development and implementation of QA testing for each production line.

• This was initially developed by the machine operators as the machine operator has the ultimate responsibility for the product safety and quality.

• Training of incoming machine operators.

• As our team consisted of the first machine operators for each line we worked as a team to determine critical functions, theory and practice and then developed and administered the required training with the assistance of the plants' production specialists.

• Computer skills, mechanical aptitude.

Order Processing Representative

September 1992 to March 1994

The Coffee Connection – Boston, MA

• Responsible for recording all in-store orders from all 15 stores across the supply chain.

• Built orders for roasted coffee and supplies for production, picking, staging and shipping.

• This position involved recording the daily production requirements of all stores as they related to the day to day operations of the roasting plant.

• This involved recording orders for roasted coffee, merchandise, supplies, hardware and baked goods from the stores.

• These orders would then be translated into a production order for the facility.

• The production order calculated the aggregate material requirements for each item and structured the production schedule that would ensure shipping requirements on a daily basis.


Defense Language Institute February 1991

Monterey, CA


Associate Degree

U.S. Army School of Military Intelligence, Goodfellow Airforce Base October 1991

San Angelo, TX

Theory and Rhetoric

Associate Degree

U.S. Army and the University of Maryland January 1992

Certificate Program, Captive Psychology: January 1992, Harvard University Extension, Charles M. Keating School of Applied Psychology

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