Agile leader of systems automation with team-oriented mindset, collaborating with staff from all departments to streamline productivity with technology-based solutions. Flexible producer of effective code tailored to organizational needs. Authority on technical process automation with strong base of knowledge of evolving solutions to uncharted problems.
Since starting my tenure at Pactiv, I closely shadowed the former Automation Tech and recently assumed the position upon his departure. I still work closely with production in troubleshooting, but my position is more of a proactive approach. I currently oversee any project from an engineering standpoint and solve problems in production before they happen. I've lead many cost saving initiatives and quality assurance projects since assuming this role. I also maintain all records with machine upgrades.
After accepting this new role, I was still responsible of overseeing the maintenance department until a new team lead was selected. I work closely with this lead in training him on his duties as well as training the shop in areas that they need most. I still make decisions on resource allocation and determine the best courses of action based on priority and production needs.
Below are more skills and aspects of my daily duties.
I ran a crew of 16 people in core and shift positions. As follows is a synopsis of this position.
Along with directing the shop, floor calls, and work orders, I still am very involved in hands on troubleshooting. On a daily basis, I am relied on heavily as the primary electrical specialist. The problems can range from simple control circuits for servo drives and movement, all the way to large jobs such as rebuilding VFDs for 1000 HP motors.
In addition to my weekly work, I also oversee large emergency (weekend) jobs as well as projects. Pactiv is a thermoforming production plant and I have become well versed in heat control and heat distribution across product.
Currently I am being groomed to be the replacement Maintenance Manager upon the current manager's retirement. I shadow him in meetings and his daily duties. I am included in budget meetings, project meetings, and production meetings. I step up to fill in his work whenever he is on vacation and am relied on heavily whenever he is busy.
The skills I have further honed are as follows:
ATS was a big stepping point in my career as I further dove into control logic and coordinated motion. In my tenure with ATS, I spent approximately 240 hours in Fanuc and Yaskawa robotic training academies.
At ATS, I was over third shift maintenance. I was responsible for maintaining strict matrixes to ensure optimum machine efficiency and production up time. I assigned work orders to the individuals based off their area of expertise. Training classes were assigned in areas where people lacked to ensure technician growth.
In addition to my primary roll, I was also the Safety Champion for the entire maintenance crew. I attended OSHA classes for this position. I ensured that everyone was up to date on various safety protocol, I.E. LOTO, forklift safety, aerial lift safety, ladder safety, and updated JSAs. In addition to the aforementioned aspects of my duties, I also ensured everyone had the PPE they needed and had equipment routinely inspected. We continued our safety initiative of creating a safe work environment and worked without incurring a recordable incident my full tenure.
The skills I grew are as follows:
Parkdale Mills was my first step into maintenance after my training with UPS. While at Parkdale, I took a few classes in PLC and relay logic at Aiken Tech. In conjunction with my classes, I educated myself in any way possible via the internet and online training classes.
Soon after learning the plant, I was appointed lead over 1st shift. I organized our PM program and handled parts orders for my crew.
The skills are learned are as follows:
Following my discharge from the Navy, I went to work for UPS. This, coupled with my drive to get into maintenance, sparked my career in this field.
This position also came with responsibilities in logistics and cost savings. I handled all package redirects and handled HAZMAT packages. I led the cost savings program for accurate package dispatch and mis-load avoidance. Each morning, I led my team in our meeting before production started. I made sure everyone had the materials that they needed and made sure they were aware of their assignments and expectations.
The skills I developed are as follows:
Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.
Job Titles Held: