Long term employee with a variety of experience accumulated over 25 years.
Production Manager successful in managing the day-to-day operations of the finishing section of a large manufacturing plant employing 75-100 team members.
Motivated, self taught, computer professional with more than 15 years in computer installation, repair, maintenance and networking. Experience with a variety of software, programming, hardware and operating systems.
Creative in taking data and being able to analyze trends and present the data in unique ways to help keep employees aware of key indicators.
Problem Solving Techniques
Knowledge of 5S methodology
Supervision and training
Database Creation & Maintenance
System checks and troubleshooting
Virus and spyware removal
Computer diagnostics and repair
Mac and PC expert
Microsoft Exchange 2010
Limited Web Design
Advanced MS Office Suite knowledge
Finished Product ManagerJan 2008 to Current Kiswire Inc － Pine Bluff, AR
Directed a team of 80 people with the goal of making a variety of finished products with low scrap, high efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Assisted in a total revamping of departments with the installation of new machinery, cranes and organizing work flow.
Helped my team reach approval of specific products that no one else in the group have achieved.
Created methods and machine settings to help reduce specific reject types.
Hands on experimentation, modification and testing of machine designs, setup conditions for new products, customer service and material performance.
Employee Improvement Plans / Communications
Day to Day monitoring of production output, non-conforming material and creating actions for improvements with the team.
General responsibilities also include inventory management, production scheduling of machines to meet deadlines, 5s, employee performance and inter-departmental discussions.
Developed Microsoft Access Database to collect machine runtime, rejects and other key performance indicators that help drive results.
Created "Live" Excel Sheets that connect to databases to allow for more basic review of machine set up conditions, quick glances of non-conforming material being produced from specific machines and machines down for repair.
Plating ManagerJan 2003 to Jan 2008 Kiswire Inc (Formerly ArcelorMittal) － Pine Bluff, AR
Led a team of approximately 40 employees with the goal of making a product that can be processed further into finished products with minimum raw material waste and scrap.
Assisted in the planning of the removal of large equipment from the process for repair
Developed a better understanding of hazmat and waste water management
Led FEMA teams to improve processing conditions
General responsibilities also include inventory management of chemicals and metals, aligning product type production with stock room inventory to help facilitate a FIFO system, 5s, employee performance and inter-departmental discussions.
Created visual methods to help the supervisor more easily monitor the semi-finished results and direct them in adjustments that may be needed
Created a "1st Generation" monitoring system of critical temperatures and speeds with email and visual alerts. System was used to help the team to monitor the "heartbeat" of the plant while they were performing other tasks.
Supervisor, Trainer, Machine OperatorJul 1992 to Jan 2003 ArcelorMittal (Formerly TrefilArbed) － Pine Bluff, AR
Brief Summary of Earlier Work History and Personal Progression
Responsible for the stranding department with a team of about 60 employees to make a variety of finished steel cord products for the tire manufacturer.
Scheduling of Operator Vacation and Overtime
Scheduling of Machine Setup based on product requirements
Training of new employees on how to properly prepare the machinery, handling of finished product, adjusting of finished product control items and scheduling their time to be the most effective at their job.
Continuous Training of employees
Evaluation of Operator Progression
Responsible for running a specific number of machines and product as instructed by the lead person.
Excelled at running high efficiency and low rejects on various products.
Developed a good understanding of the machine functions.
Education and Training
SEARKPine Bluff, AR
Introduction to Electronics
Introduction to Criminal Justice
General Studies (Algebra, History)
Certificates and Training
Dealing with Difficult Employees
Blue Line / 5S
CPR / Hazmat
Forklift / Scissor Lift / Tugger Experience
3rd Party Microsoft Training
High School Diploma1992Watson Chapel － Pine Bluff, AR