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

Experience includes fast-paced assembly line work. Proven skills in managing parts, running machines and performing quality inspections. Additional strengths include welding, housekeeping and problem-solving. Quality-driven manufacturing professional consistently achieves demanding production targets with hard work and attention to detail. Knowledgeable about running induction furnaces/bench and hand grinders and operating equipment safely. Well-organized and resourceful with superior work ethic. Reliable employee seeking any position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment. Experienced metal caster/grinder with over 26 years of experience in the metal casting industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Parts identifications
  • Quality controls
  • Production issue resolution
  • Equipment operation
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Housekeeping skills
  • Safety compliance
  • 5S understanding
  • Setting up machinery
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organization and Time management
  • Written Communication
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Responsible
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Teamwork
  • Teambuilding
Galesburg Senior High Galesburg Il., Expected in GED : - GPA :
Work History
C.L.Dews&Sons Foundry - Iron Pourer/material Mover
City, STATE, 07/2004 - 05/2021
  • Identified and labeled parts to keep areas organized and productivity high.
  • Polished and changed dies to meet different production needs.
  • Clamped, secured and cleaned casting molds.
  • Poured and regulated flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings.
  • Operated equipment such as cranes, forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Facilitated manufacture of cast iron products by installing, maintaining, and repairing grinding machine or furnace equipment.
  • Pulled levers to lift ladle stoppers and allow molten steel to flow to specified heights.
  • Set appropriate stops and guides to specified lengths as indicated by scale, rule or template.
  • Performed visual and physical inspections of finished products to check quality.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
  • Collaborated with management to achieve iron castings in spec..
A&B Foundry And Machining - Specialty Grinder
City, STATE, 10/1997 - 08/2000
  • Kept equipment in good working order by calibrating settings and performing minor maintenance.
  • Completed deburring, buffing and polishing materials according to strict tolerances.

  • Assessed finished pieces for compliance with standards and removed defective items.
  • Moved finished work to correct staging area for disposition.
  • Prepared bench grinders and hand grinders for use and verified presence of sufficient parts to complete operations.
  • Set up and ran bench and hand grinders and guides to complete grinding tasks efficiently and within required timeframes.
  • Manually set up machinery, lathes and grinders.
  • Repaired machines according to preventive maintenance schedules or to resolve emergency events and return service.
  • Studied blueprints or metal workpiece layouts to determine grinding procedures and plan machine setups and operational sequences.
  • Monitored machines and grinding wheels during operation and use to assess functionality and maintain safety.
  • Monitored machine operations to determine adjustments and stop machines when problems occurred.
  • Inspected, felt and measured workpieces to meet surfaces and dimensions specifications.
  • Finished projects by filing surfaces to achieve smooth edges and meet tolerances outlined in blueprints, work orders and company quality standards.
  • Decreased time lost delays by closely monitoring personal and co-worker safety and minimizing safety hazards.
  • Increased productivity by closely inspected machine parts and replacing worn components quickly to optimize performance.
  • Read daily work orders to appropriately set up machines for daily needs and specific task such as tool sharpening.
  • Duplicated finished pieces accurately using tracers, guides and calipers or vaneers and close monitoring of finished projects.
Iowa Malleable Iron Co./Galesburg Div. - Furnace Operator/Iron Pourer
City, STATE, 03/1983 - 08/1989
  • Kept operations in compliance with company targets, safety requirements and legal statutes.
  • Maintained safe operations of induction furnace melting metal such as aluminum and copper.
  • Scheduled and performed informal inspections to identify safety and operational concerns.
  • Documented daily activities efficiently and accurately with accurate company logs.
  • Monitored flow, temperature and belt speed to keep smooth production.
  • Operated equipment such as lift trucks, bobcats and cranes to transport materials and products.
  • Reviewed parts and removed extra materials before loading into furnace, consistently maintaining tight production targets.
  • Carefully reviewed daily work orders to maintain accuracy, reduce material waste and increase overall productivity.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
  • Received and processed stock into inventory management system.
  • Participated in team-building activities to enhance working relationships.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins.
  • Worked closely with management to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.

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  • Galesburg Senior High

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