Automotive Production Manager resume example with 10+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Experienced Production Manager successful maintaining consistent on-time delivery for customers. Well-organized, proactive and resourceful in dealing with routine and complex production issues.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Raw Materials Examination
  • Staffing Requirement Determination
  • Administrative Staff Collaboration
  • Product Standards Establishment
  • Processing Operations Review
  • Raw Product Testing
  • Production Oversight
  • Production Schedule Review
  • Production Problem Resolution
  • Staffing Oversight
  • Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Productivity and Safety Improvement
  • Team Training
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Food Safety and Quality
Jamestown Business College Jamestown, NY Expected in 2017 Bachelor Degree : Business Management - GPA :
Jamestown Business College Jamestown, NY Expected in 06/2015 Associates Degree : Marketing Management And Research - GPA :
  • ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Training
Work History
Carvana - Automotive Production Manager
Mount Juliet, TN, 11/2020 - Current
  • Resolved issues quickly to maintain productivity goals.
  • Managed continuous improvement initiatives to drive gains in quality, flow and output.
  • Reviewed work for quality and compliance with company standards and design specifications.
  • Standardized production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Assessed manufacturing processes and recommended improvements to increase productivity.
  • Addressed personnel issues and scheduling conflicts promptly.
  • Directed key personnel in correct production techniques to achieve required quality.
  • Created streamlined production schedules and collaborated with production employees to communicate objectives and goals.
  • Directed manufacturing process and procedures to achieve goal of first run capability.
  • Determined suitable crew requirements, scheduled employees and worked with Human Resources to meet changing production schedules.
  • Implemented program changes to identify and quickly resolve root cause issues bottlenecking production levels.
Basic American Foods - Quality Assurance Team Leader
IL, State, 07/2019 - 11/2020
  • Established metrics, applied industry best practices and developed new tools and processes.
  • Coached and motivated QA team to develop competencies.
  • Supported development of materials, aids and curriculum to direct staff in procedures and operations.
  • Acted as key point of contact for all QA aspects of releases by providing QA services and coordinating QA resources internally and externally.
  • Communicated directly with QA team to resolve user-reported problems and questions.
  • Documented nonconforming material and reported to appropriate team leaders for review and assessment.
  • Supported quality control assessments on manufacturing floor.
  • Advised and led process improvement team with deliberation, leadership and strategic planning.
  • Adapted procedures to mitigate issues and improve deficiencies.
  • Performed testing to assess product effectiveness, alignment with designed purpose, and adaptations for other purposes.
  • Maintained service records, coordinated repairs and oversaw preventive maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Reviewed, calibrated and validated equipment used in manufacturing of dog treats.
  • Established rigorous safety measures for high-stakes and potentially dangerous factory environments.
  • Remained compliant with federal, state and municipal regulations related to safety of company and personnel.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Quality Specialist / Safety Coordinator
Granger, IN, 08/2015 - 07/2019
  • Investigated accidents and hazardous incidents to determine cause and made recommendations for corrective action.
  • Conducted investigations into incidents and reported on findings.
  • Coached employees, managers and executives on effective safety policies.
  • Recommended changes to company culture to improve safety and meet changing demands.
  • Responded to any emergencies as instructed and with utmost efficiency.
  • Inspected facilities for adherence to fire, hazard and safety guidelines.
  • Developed new training programs to address performance and knowledge issues.
  • Developed safety training procedures and authored manuals for distribution to staff members.
  • Communicated with production team members about quality issues.
  • Performed visual inspections and non-destructive tests where appropriate.
  • Reported repeated issues to supervisors and other departments, collaborating to identify issue roots and rectify problems.
  • Evaluated components and final products against quality standards and manufacturing specifications.
  • Completed precise measurements using special tools.
  • Monitored production processes to gain understanding of problematic steps and rectify issues.
  • Studied blueprints and design specs to uphold best-in-class knowledge of plastic products.
  • Checked color, shape, texture and grade of products and materials against established templates, charts and samples.
  • Used hand tools, instruments, gauges and equipment to complete accurate measurements and noted results for official records.
Dunkirk Movieplex - General Manager of Operations
City, STATE, 02/2012 - 10/2015
  • Trained, coached and mentored staff to support smooth adoption of new POS program and projector equipment.
  • Drove year-over-year business growth while leading operations, strategic vision and long-range planning.
  • Chaired weekly meetings with executive leadership to identify opportunities for improvement, establish milestones and tailor products to individual markets.
  • Designed modern employee recognition program which boosted productivity and improved morale.
  • Established positive and effective communication among unit staff and organization leadership, reducing miscommunications and missed deadlines.
  • Partnered with vendors and suppliers to effectively manage and budget.
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Identified and resolved unauthorized, unsafe or ineffective practices.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
  • Assessed supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
  • Coached team in best practices for sales, customer service, and production.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Jamestown Business College
  • Jamestown Business College

Job Titles Held:

  • Automotive Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Team Leader
  • Quality Specialist / Safety Coordinator
  • General Manager of Operations


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Associates Degree

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