Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Goal-oriented Manufacturing Manager with twenty plus years of experience leading productive teams and increasing profitability through streamlining processes and identifying areas of improvement. Resourceful and adaptable collaborator with knowledge of enhancing operations and maintaining high standards of safety practices. Proven leader with dedication to organization and effective management.

  • Assembly line production
  • Blueprint interpretation expertise
  • Material handling expert
  • Numerical controls understanding
  • In-depth OSHA knowledge
  • Engineering/project management experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Effective leader
  • Inventory management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Product development
  • Recruitment
  • Troubleshooting
  • Organization and Time management
  • Power Tools
  • Optimizing Efficiency
  • Hand Tools
  • Equipment operation
  • Production Scheduling
Work History
Fabrication Manager, 11/2010 - Current
Atkore Harvey, IL,
  • Planned operations to meet established schedules, factoring in order demands and business forecasts.
  • Changed equipment over to new products to meet all customer requirements.
  • Minimized lags by leading and scheduling personnel, boosting morale and implementing new protocols.
  • Implemented knowledge to provide product quality assurance and executed inventory maintenance, optimizing work time.
  • Anticipated and addressed production problems, material shortages, equipment malfunctions and unavoidable delays.
  • Coordinated company projects and programs that supported manufacturing function.
  • Oversaw hiring processes for over 40 permanent and temporary seasonal staff.
  • Collaborated with technical and administrative teams to develop and implement successful corrective plans.
  • Identified areas for business improvements and utilized client feedback to drive developments.
  • Evaluated production levels, quality standards and maintenance actions to identify and address operational problems and maintain targets.
  • Managed personnel by implementing company policies, procedures, work rules and disciplinary action.
  • Monitored and supported progress of plant production orders by managing shop capacity and loading functions at two facilities.
  • Oversaw routine maintenance programs and scheduled service to keep equipment functioning at peak levels.
  • Evaluated production schedules and orders to arrange required materials and plan staffing needs.
  • Maximized resource utilization and achieved production targets by managing day-to-day usage of department resources.
  • Applied lean principles to improve workflow and quality and reduce waste.
Metal Department Supervisor, 03/1999 - 10/2010
Party City Baldwin Park, CA,
  • Maintained stock of items, cleanliness, organization and provided excellent customer service.
  • Trained all new employees on overall company and department specific policies and procedures.
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Oversaw employee performance, corrected problems and increased efficiency to maintain productivity targets.
  • Wrote out weekly schedules to maintain coverage levels for expected demands.
  • Managed team of 25 employees, delegated tasks and held each employee accountable for completing assignments.
  • Tracked and prioritized work orders to meet daily production requirements
  • Enhanced training programs to strengthen employee knowledge and promote new machine operators from within.
  • Prepared, calibrated and monitored production machinery to maintain optimal production levels and consistently achieve daily targets.
  • Applied strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflows to meet any daily demand.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized production areas to avoid violations or unnecessary work delays due to hazards or inefficient layouts.
  • Adjusted job assignments and schedules to keep pace with dynamic business needs, factoring in processes, employee knowledge and customer demands.
  • Conducted routine inspections of incoming materials to check quality and compliance with established product specifications.
  • Created efficient work schedules for each team member to maintain deadlines and keep shifts properly staffed.
  • Maintained compliance with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Utilized standard operating procedures, effective crew resource management, communication and procedures specified in company operation manual.
  • Monitored workshop work flow for 25 employees.
  • Monitored employee performance and provided coaching and constructive guidance to address areas of concern.
  • Analyzed equipment breakdowns using various troubleshooting methods.
  • Evaluated employee performance quarterly and coached and trained accordingly, increasing quality of work and employee retention.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained new employees for multiple positions.
  • Measured team performance and reported metrics to leadership team members.
  • Identified individual employee's unique work styles and adapted management methods.
  • Set overall vision and provided team leadership.
  • Developed training, task and process guidelines and communicated clear and concise directions to employees.
  • Evaluated employees' strengths and assigned tasks based upon experience and training.
  • Prepared and managed work schedules, vacation and sick time accurately on weekly basis.
  • Performed annual evaluations and reviews for all employees.
Machine Operator, 01/1996 - 02/1999
Chase Brass Cuba, MO,
  • Dismantled machinery to access, remove and replace worn components and keep production within optimal tolerances.
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and schematics for work to be performed.
  • Set up and ran Mechanical and Hydraulic machinery to produce exceptional products for refrigeration industry needs.
  • Adhered to high level of safety by following company rules and regulations to prevent injuries.
  • Assessed equipment after each production run, performing preventive maintenance to keep machines running smoothly.
  • Properly loaded and unloaded materials in and out of machines.
  • Moved finished work to correct staging area for disposition.
  • Trained and coached new team members on proper machine set-up procedures.
  • Manually set up machinery and equipment, including 8 press brakes, 4 shears, 3 turret presses, CNC router, grinders, and 2 automated production lines.
  • Loaded and unloaded parts to maintain high level of production.
  • Maintained tight tolerances with design specifications.
  • Measured completed pieces to identify product irregularities and specifications non-conformance; adjusting machines to correct issues.
  • Verified appropriate product lubrication and cooling throughout machine operation.
  • Successfully maintain clean, valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to all customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
  • Operated automated equipment safely and efficiently with team of 5 employees.
Machine Operator Helper, 10/1995 - 01/1996
Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc. City, STATE,
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and schematics for work to be performed.
  • Maximized productivity by keeping detailed production records and identifying hold-ups.
  • Followed technical documentation, including tooling instructions and product specifications to determine and implement operational sequences.
  • Tended operating machinery to identify equipment malfunctions and locate sources of product defects.
  • Maintained machines within work area, complying with company and OSHA safety rules and regulations.
  • Updated daily production logs with timely and accurate information.
  • Set appropriate stops and guides to specified lengths as indicated by scale, rule or template by maintaining tolerances at +/- .030 on parts up to 338" in length.
  • Monitored machines during operation to detect sounds of malfunctioning or excessive vibration and adjusted machines or replaced tools to eliminate problems.
  • Maintained equipment performance by completing routine maintenance actions such as lubricating and cleaning components.
Lean Manufacturing Seminars: , Expected in 2003
Carteret Community College - Morehead City, NC
Management Training: , Expected in 2000
Career Opportunities - Greenville, NC,
Apprenticeship Program: Sheet Metal , Expected in 1999
Carteret Community College - Morehead City, NC
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1994
East Carteret High School - Beaufort, NC
  • Certified Journeyman in sheet metal fabrication NCDOL
  • Licensed Forklift Operator, Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.
  • Licensed Overhead Crane Operator, Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.
  • Motorized Pallet Jack, Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.
  • PMA Press Brake Training Course
  • Certified Open Water Diver

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