26 years' experience as a professional manager in both operations and quality assurance
*Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status.
*Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities.
*Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver.
*Proven ability to work in unison with staff, in both union and non-union facilities. Successfully secure a position utilizing my skills andexperiences.
EPDP Project ManagerApr 2012 to Current John Deere － Waterloo, IA
44M building expansion project
Reduced spoilage losses from $2.5M to less than $500K
Three salary employee responsibility for career goals and annual objectives
Assisted implementation of SAP-WM
Sanitation budget $100K
Wage employee supervision for 80 employees
$54M building project
Formulated, wrote and implemented new employee orientation and training manuals
Wage employee supervision for 63 employees
Consultant for 16 weeks which resulted in efficiency gains and cost reductions for over $13M
Designed standard operating procedures and conducted operational assessments.
Wage employee supervision for three laboratory technicians
Facilitate and improve the EDPR PDP +6 process to reduce the introductory warranty spike inherent with historic new product launches.
Technical resource for $44M expansion project
Wage employee supervision for two sanitation employees.
Research in PCR for more rapid method finished product testing
Recruitment and retention of 63 wage/technician employees.
Internal and JDS-223 auditor Drives project schedules for large Enterprise Product Development Programs (EPDP) consisting of multiple swim lanes.
Makes adjustments to schedule as needed.
Actively identifies alternatives to correct the schedule.
Communicates deadline changes to management.
Facilitates and leads a cross-functional project management team.
Coordinates the efforts of all functional groups using Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) to ensure that the product program goals are met.
Coordinates Product & Services Development (PSD) audits as part of a Deere Product Quality System (DPQS) process.
Maintains unit Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) documentation, tracks cost reduction projects and prepares summary reports in order to ensure project objectives are met.
Benchmarks and aligns with other Deere units.
Quality Engineer IINov 2011 to Apr 2012 John Deere Waterloo IA － Waterloo, IA
Investigates unit quality related issues and concerns related to product and processes, gathers and analyzes data, resolves/facilitates resolution and implements corrective action.
Engages in applying/leading Quality tools on Customer Support Process (CSP), Continuous Improvement (CI), and/or Value Improvement (VI) teams.
Executes John Deere Quality Control Plan where implemented.
Provides training and/or supervision to co-workers, inspectors, technicians and auditors on quality procedures and tools to monitor critical processes to assure consistent control and/or to implement cost-saving ideas to improve our products to meet customer expectations.
Quality EngineerDec 2008 to Nov 2011 John Deere － Waterloo, IA
Investigates product quality problems, determines root cause for quality problems, gathers and analyzes data and implements corrective action to reduce or eliminate non-value waste resulting from non-conformances, scrap or reclaim.
Ship hold facilitation, QIT facilitation, CI support.
Project ManagerMay 2007 to Dec 2008 John Deere － Waterloo, IA
Supplier Quality Warranty reduction.
Worldwide part returns process.
Quality Assurance ManagerSep 2000 to May 2007 ConAgra Foods － Waterloo, IA
Oversee quality relating to the production of aseptic pudding.
Direct sanitation, HACCP, compliance, systems and GMP's.
Manage accounts for sanitation, and spoils/losses.
Production scheduling of over 100 different products.
MBA , Finance concentration 2004 BS , Food Science 1992 AAS 1989 Associate , Applied Science Ag transfer
10-year anniversary John Deere 2017 Employee of the week 9R PLMT 2014 SME Quality for Implementation PDM for Large Tractor 2012 Above and Beyond the Call of Duty October 2005 National FFA degree recipient November 1990
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