With 18 years experience in the manufacturing industry I have extensive knowledge of panel saw operation, material handling, shipping, and high pressure laminate manufacturing. As a business owner I have managed employees, created and manufactured my own products and obtained NCAA licensing approval from Rutgers University,designed websites and marketed my products through email and online advertising.I am a highly skilled panel saw operator with experience operating Holzma, Giben, and Mareen Johnson saws. From rear load to angular, cutting all types of material from wood to laminate I have done it all.
Panel Saw Operation
Panel Saw Programming
Certified Forklift Operator
Business development experience
Quality assurance authority
Initiative to work independey
Production scheduling familiarity
Successfully started and grew my own business.
Efficiently machined small and large parts to tolerances of .5 mm or less.
Proposed process changes that significantly improved quality and efficiency.
Trained all new Saw Operators on safe and efficient handling of machines.
Performed effective troubleshooting of Holzma, Giben and Mareen Johnson panel saws.
Entered operating instructions into panel saw computers to start or adjust machines.
Promoted to Lead Saw Operator within 2 months of employment.
Panel SpecialistsTemple, TXLead Saw Operator05/2014 to CurrentAs panel saw operator I operate a Holzma HPL 400 rear load and a Holzma HKL 400 angular saw. With over 18 years experience of panel saw operation I also serve as the trainer and lead saw operator. Manage schedule and ensure maximum production is achieved during shift. Perform preventative maintenance and troubleshoot saws as required. Train and teach the other saw operators in the department as well as provide leadership and guidance to other team members.
MooreCoTemple, TXLead Saw Operator, Material Handler08/2013 to 05/2014
Operated Holzma 330 HP and Giben X3000 panel saws. Trained new operators and drove forklift to load saws.
Worked with the department supervisor to ensure all custom orders were completed on time with maximum production.
Inventory of all stock panels and reorder new panels as needed.
Gridiron SportsRogers, TXOwner06/2008 to 10/2014As owner of Gridiron Sports I was responsible for all aspects of day to day business operations from inventory control to quality control. Supervised employees as well as payroll. I created Gridiron Sports in 2008. We manufactured a small football helmet called a pocket helmet. Pocket helmets are the size of golf balls and are very collectible. We began manufacturing these helmets in various teams using the Riddell Revolution helmets supplied to us by Riddell. We also sold mini football helmets and full size football helmets through our website www.gridiron-sports.com. This was a great learning experience for me. I learned to market, and manage a business as well as supervise employees.
Wilsonart InternationalTemple, TXSaw Operator09/1995 to 08/2008At Wilsonart I worked in the Cut To Size and Shipping departments. I operated a Holzma panel saw and an MJ panel saw for 10 years. In the shipping department I pulled warehouse orders and packed them for shipping. Also I drove a forklift and lowboy electric pallet jack as part of my everyday job duties. Worked on the safety team to make sure our department was OSHA compliant at all times. I have an extensive knowledge of safety procedures.
McLane SouthwestTemple, TXTeam Leader Loading Department03/1993 to 09/1995At McLanes I worked my way up from the loading dock to the team leader of the loading dock in 1 year. As a team leader it was my job to ensure all loads for the days trucks were loaded and left to their destination on time. This required understanding each employees abilities and managing them to ensure timely completion of all truck loads.
Oshman's Sporting GoodsTemple, TXAssistant Store Manager09/1990 to 03/1993At Oshman's I went from cashier to shoe department manager to office manager then to assistant store manager. My job duties included all aspects of the stores operation from payroll to sales reports to managing and supervising employees. I was selected as a manager trainee and was on my way to getting my own store. Unfortunately Oshman's filed for bankruptcy and announced they would close the store where I worked.