Finishing Manager resume example with 19+ years of experience

Finishing Manager
(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Motivated Finishing Department Supervisor with 20 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment working under pressure and meeting deadlines to maintain production schedule. Excellent management skills and proven expertise in promoting teamwork and accountability to support and lead individuals in day-to-day finishing operations. Maintains high production levels through sound decision-making, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Staffing Requirement Determination
  • Raw Product Testing
  • Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Expenditure Approvals
  • Microsoft Excel
  • New Product Development
  • Project Requirements
  • Production Schedule Review
  • Processing Operations Review
  • Standard Operating Procedures Maintenance
  • Operational Procedures
  • Team Training
  • Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Maintaining Clean Work Areas
  • On-Time Project Delivery
  • Equipment Functionality
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Collaboration
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Microsoft Office
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Motivated
  • Decision Making
  • Responsible
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 12/2019 Bachelor of Arts : Business - GPA :
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Expected in No Degree : Technology Education - GPA :
Work History
Graphic Packaging - Finishing Manager
Auburn, IN, 12/2021 - Current
  • Provided guidance, assistance, and training to employees when needed.
  • Verified finishing met established standards for color, textures, metallic, exotic woods and aged finishes.
  • Continually sought to reduce costs, accelerate throughput time, minimize work in process and improve quality.
  • Reviewed time sheets and work orders.
  • Set production goals and motivated team to achieve such goals.
  • Assigned work making full use of employees' abilities and knowledge and promoted good labor relations through fairly administered rules.
  • Developed and implemented new production processes.
  • Monitored production for quality in workmanship and color matching.
  • Interacted with warehouse personnel to resolve inventory discrepancies and quality issues to reduce downtime.
  • Identified process improvement areas and employee professional development needs through observations, interactions and production floor walk-throughs.
  • Improved quality inspection and quality assurance to align work processes with customer goals and expectations.
  • Set up and retooled equipment to work with unique fixtures.
  • Fostered collaboration by overseeing and directing polishing, painting and coating activities.
  • Selected project materials required to achieve specific finishes.
  • Supported department policies, procedures and standards to advocate for organization and maintain compliance.
  • Informed leadership of problems and situations that affected department performance and drove accountability by formulating solutions to resolve issues.
  • Applied leadership and technical skills to facilitate safe and effective department operations.
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation - Quality Control Manager
Melbourne, FL, 07/2012 - 12/2020
  • Developed and analyzed quality control processes and deliverables to determine present standards and establish recommended action plans.
  • Verified parts and materials through audit inspections and independent checks.
  • Collaborated with development teams, internal customers, and product line management to verify delivery of desired quality requirements to distributors.
  • Followed quality standards and procedures to minimize errors and maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Collected and analyzed hardwood material samples to evaluate quality, providing feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
  • Updated quality control standards, methods and procedures to meet compliance requirements.
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Increased customer satisfaction through adherence to quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Mentored and encouraged employees to strive for excellence while fostering professional growth.
  • Managed and archived quality documentation and participated in internal and external quality audits.
  • Rejected defective products and approved correct products.
  • Provided observations, took measurements and performed tests at various stages according to quality control plan.
  • Inspected inbound and outbound products for compliance with established industry standards, company policies and procedures.
  • Adhered to all legal, safety and health standards.
  • Developed and deployed production control plans and created work instructions and procedures.
  • Calibrated instruments and scales in production area and quality lab.
  • Devised specifications for processes.
Tarkett Wood Flooring/Arborcraft LCC - Maintenance Mechanic/Pre-Finish Supervisor
City, STATE, 07/2001 - 07/2012
  • Measured and inspected parts to detect wear and misalignment.
  • Maintained preventive program to keep equipment operating, minimizing down time and increasing productivity.
  • Read and interpreted machine manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Implemented documentation procedures for corrective and preventive maintenance to track trends in machine failures.
  • Dismantled machines and equipment to gain access to problem areas.
  • Monitored priorities and liaised between maintenance team and management, delegating tasks to complete on time.
  • Efficiently assisted service workers with problematic transactions to maintain customer satisfaction and quickly rectify issues.
  • Kept watchful eye on equipment inventories, optimizing work readiness and aligning supplies with specifications for each job.
  • Monitored safety compliance to maintain strict standards and protect team members from harm.
  • Contributed to development, implementation and execution of maintenance programs.
  • Monitored equipment, tools and system upgrades to compile data into detailed reports for upper management.
  • Organized ongoing maintenance schedules to boost system performance.
  • Evaluated final results to determine quality levels and isolate root causes of any identified faults.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • East Tennessee State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Finishing Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic/Pre-Finish Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • No Degree

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