13+ years of experience in lean processing with 9+ being extensive leadership experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Smart Sheet, MRP/ERP, Mapics Green Screen, Paylocity, and Kronos. Helped capture an innovation award for our company through my leadership on our diversity team. Proficient at turning around employee culture and instilling a culture of empowerment. Proficient at reducing cost and improving plant efficiencies. Trained in several different views of lean manufacturing principles including Six Sigma, 5S, Just In Time, SIPOC, DMAIC, Kanban, and Standard Work. Proficient at developing leaders from within the organization.
Department Manager, 05/2013 to CurrentHagie Manufacturing Company － Clarion, IA
Responsible for up to 26 direct reports across multiple departments including Quality Techs, Production Coordinators, and Manufacturing Engineers.
Responsible for department safety, quality, productivity, and budget.
Reduced department spending by 20% in first year.
Reduced plant on hand inventory by 25% by working with my peers to eliminate waste and worked towards a Kanban system to avoid over producing and coordinating schedules from fab to assembly.
Responsible for taking over a struggling paint department and creating a culture shift from renters to owners.
Developed and led a field ready team to help improve our quality leaving the plant and collaborating with Engineering, Production, and Trucking to ensure our customers receive a reliable product on time.
Developed, implemented, and enforced quality surface and paint standards.
Departments led include: Paint/Paint Prep, Quality, Receiving, Weld Inventory, and Assembly.
Enhanced MRP by leading a team to build offsets, setting due dates and ensuring they were accurate leading to reduction of WIP and increased inventory accuracy.
Operations Coordinator, 06/2009 to 05/2013Mercy Medical Center North Iowa
Textile Services － Mason City, IA
Manage flow of processed goods to meet daily customer demand.
Oversee the work of 20 production staff & 2 lead workers.
Manage the daily operations pertaining to linen processing and production for Textile Services.
Provide excellent quality while effectively meeting productivity expectations in the processing facility.
Responsible for hiring/firing, interviewing, & training employees.
Achieved record high for pounds per operator hour for both single month and for a full year multiple times.
Achieved record high for the number of consecutive days without a reportable injury multiple times.
Improved employee engagement by 23% during my 1st year alone.
Responsible for implementing and driving a lean culture, which involves conducting huddles, 5S, creating/auditing standard work, and removing waste from the process.
Responsible for monthly/yearly training involving all aspects and all 35 department employees.
Collaborate with outside vendors for projects and purchasing.
Responsible for maintaining monthly department budget.
Serve as the safety liaison for the department, which involves completing safety audits, communicating safety alerts, and attending quarterly meetings with the hospital safety officer, and updating our department MSDS.
Production Supervisor, 05/2006 to 06/2009Eaton Corporation － Belmond, IA
Responsible for 20 direct reports, scheduling and administrative tasks across all 3 shifts.
Led various scrap, set-up reduction, safety, and productivity teams.
Responsible for hiring/firing of employees, safety, and quality control within the department.
Active member of the Diversity team serving as Web Master.
Experience with Kanban Systems, Five S, Kaizen Events, S.T.O.P.
Training, Capability Studies, Time Studies, Value Stream Mapping, Poka-yoke (Error Proofing).
Familiar with Six Sigma methods such as DMAIC.
Experience in shearing, forging, welding, center-less grinding, plasma welding, straitening, CNC machining, hardening, & chrome plating of steel.
Responsible for setting daily schedules related to both parts and people.
Master of Business Administration:Organizational Development,Dec 2016Upper Iowa University － Fayette, IAOrganizational Development
Bachelor of Arts:Management Human Resource ManagementBuena Vista University － Storm Lake, IAManagement Human Resource Management
Associate of Arts:BusinessBusiness
Associate of Science:Information Systems TechnologyNorth Iowa Area Community College － Mason City, IAInformation Systems Technology
administrative, auditing, budget, CNC, driving, training employees, firing, hiring, Inventory, machining, meetings, MRP, Paint, producing, Proofing, purchasing, Quality, quality control, Receiving, safety, scheduling, Six Sigma, Web Master, Weld, welding
Master of Business Administration : Organizational Development , Dec 2016 Bachelor of Arts : Management Human Resource Management Associate of Arts : Business Associate of Science : Information Systems Technology
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