Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Highly skilled professional with a track record of adaptability and success Multidimensional, hands-on business and engineering professional accomplished in planning and executing projects from concept through implementation and completion, with strong problem-resolution attributes. Skilled in establishing rapport and building long-term business relationships. Possesses outstanding communication and interpersonal skills that are critical in achieving objectives within budget and time frame constraints, while maintaining positive customer relations.
  • Project Engineering & Management
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Facility & Plant Modifications
  • Operational Excellence Lead
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Written & verbal communication skills
  • Facilities management/Operations
Operational Excellence Lead in pursuit of Compressed Air energy efficiency - minimum 20% yearly cost reduction targeted - at the Central Utility Complex while leveraging synergies aimed at reducing overall capital costs.
Mechanical Systems Engineer, 2012 - Current
Kion Group Peachtree Corners, GA,

Support North American Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing facility projects (greenfield/brownfield) in the following areas: Mechanical Systems Analysis; Scope Development, Feasibility Studies/Estimating; Ensuring adherence to Mechanical Code, GM Specifications and Best Practices. Collaborate with and coach Architectural Engineering firms to ensure adherence to GM standards and successful project completion with budget and timeline constraints.

Key Achievements:

  • $12M Fairfax Assembly Paint Shop to LOC Warehouse Conversion- Project Engineer & Mechanical Engineering Lead
  • $1B Warren Tech Center Transformation Project Team - Mechanical Lead for the Design Building Renovation & Utilities Infrastructure Upgrades
  • $180 M Bedford Casting Expansion - Lead Mechanical

Other notable projects:

  • Grand Blanc Fire Protection Upgrade - 500,000 gallon Storage Tank Design and Installation
  • Brownstown Battery Plant Expansion
  • Office Renovations: WTC Advanced Design Renovation, CCA Swartz Creek , Austin & Roswell Innovation Centers
  • Fairfax & Lordstown Paint Shop to LOC Warehouse Conversion
  • Wentzville Stamping/CMA Expansion; 5 Bay Addition
  • Springhill/Fairfax AA3X Press Relocation.
Portfolio Coordinator, 2010 - 2012
Advisor Group Elm Grove, WI,

Facilitate the design, development and implementation phases of compression projects between non-manufacturing campuses managed by Facilities Management through the validation of build requirements, construction documents and collaboration with teams: Worldwide Real Estate, CAFM Service Center, Capital Projects, Service Providers and various Business Units, to ensure proper execution of moves/construction to layouts and tenant requirements.Ensure space requests received from various campuses within the corporate portfolio are in alignment with strategic direction and use categories while supporting and accommodating changing business requirements. Optimize the utilization and flexibility of structures for future growth planning and/or consolidation for cost savings in Canada, Mexico and Detroit campuses.

Key Achievements:

  • Successfully led the Portfolio Coordination efforts for the 2010 Southeast Michigan Consolidation Project for the Warren (8,500 moves) and Renaissance Center Campuses(1,600 moves) - completed within budget and time constraints.
  • Supported Capital Projects and Project Delivery Program Management by managing supplier resources for a Real Estate &Facilities Non-Manufacturing build project: Cost Estimating, Contractor Proposals, Bids, Kick-off Meeting Coordination, Space Management/Planning & Utilization.
  • Executed WFG Operations objectives to bridge the gap for project driven Facilities issues in support of the "Workplace of Choice"
  • Facilitated Team Collaboration to create FMR Toolkit and instituted Quarterly Informational/Training Sessions for Non-Manufacturing Facilities Management Representatives in North America.
Functional Recruiting Lead - Michigan State University, 2008 - 09/2015
General Motors Milford, CT,
  • Support Talent Acquisition, as a Functional Talent Scout for Michigan State University, through active participation in on- and off-campus activities such as resume critiquing; career fairs; informational sessions; candidate screening, selection, submission and follow-up.
  • Work in collaboration with the University Relations Team to identify exceptional candidates for consideration by Human Resources to fill Manufacturing Engineering allocations for internship, cooperative and full-time positions, in alignment with recruiting goals and strategies.
  • Assist with the on campus image marketing of the new General Motors Company and ensure that GM's presence is consistent, cooperative and cohesive.
Facilities Management Representative, 2005 - 2010
Jeffreym Consulting San Francisco, CA,

Serve as the single point of accountability for the execution of property and operations management strategies to support the optimization of structural costs, asset utilization and customer satisfaction at the GM Global Headquarters. Manage liaison activities between the building's tenant base and all service centers: housekeeping, maintenance, space management, and regional engineering activities. Collaborate with a team of housekeeping and maintenance supervisors in supporting an engineering facility with over 7500 occupants to accomplish objectives and ensure customer satisfaction. Monitor tenant work requests and assist with managing the Parking Budget.

Key Achievements:

  • Initiated a collaboration with Purchasing to facilitate a 50% reduction in a bundled service contract - GMU Staffing at the Renaissance Center Global Headquarters.
  • Collaborated with Hines Property Managers to identify opportunities to expand the Wildlife at Work Program and native garden at the Global Headquarters to ensure recertification.
  • Coordinated Corporate Events at the Warren Technical Center Vehicle Engineering Center: Eyes on Design, Chairman's Challenge, Technological Fairs, in cooperation with outside service providers and internal union labor resources.
  • Served as an ISO 14001 internal auditor and an AWIM volunteer in addition to facilities management responsibilities.
  • Managed the Corporate Painting and Carpeting Program at the Global Headquarters ($66K - $100K) annually.
Business Planner, 2003 - 2005
Compass Group Usa Inc Bloomfield Hills, MI,

Supported Regional Facility Managers in optimizing business performance through the generation, analysis and development of detail and summary reports relative to indirect labor and structural costs. Interfaced with the plant and central management team to provide accurate, real-time performance metrics from eleven truck plant locations to facilitate strategic decision-making and accurate business forecasts.

Key Achievements:

  • Facilitated 25 by '05 team building initiative among GMVM FMRs to drive the implementation of common processes and cost savings strategies.
  • Streamlined the data acquisition process to ensure accuracy in the generation of graphs, headcount, structural costs and indirect labor reports.
  • Simplified the process for the comparative analysis of work hours against corporate targets.
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, 2001 - 2003

Managed and directed a diverse group of skilled workers in maintaining equipment throughout a 3 million square foot facility. Supervised electricians, millwrights, HVAC technicians, pipe fitters, painters, and carpenters to ensure all construction, repairs, and maintenance requests were completed on time and to specifications. Supported production teams as needed. Coordinated the facilities maintenance schedule and job plans and administered local and national labor agreements.

Key Achievements:

  • Recognized for ability to execute safe work practices and consistently achieve organizational objectives.
  • Maintained 90% Completion of Planned Maintenance Work Orders to become the first supervisor within the division to achieve that corporate target.
  • Proactively reduced costs associated with maintaining facility equipment by supplier benchmarking and negotiating bulk orders for discounts.
Master of Business Administration: , Expected in 2007
University of Detroit Mercy - Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in 2000
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Executive Board Member
  • Women in Engineering Steering Committee/Strategy Board Liaison - 2014
  • Michigan State University Functional Talent Scout - 2010-2016
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society & Alpha Iota Delta Honor Society
Customer satisfaction, Data acquisition, Decision-making, Engineering Activities, Project Engineering, Facilities Management, Estimating/Feasibility Studies, Fire Protection, Talent Acquisition, HVAC, Internal Auditor, Team Building/Collaboration,  Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Optimization, Project Management, Design Reviews, Recruiting, Renovations, Space Planning, Supervisor, Facility upgrades and Modifications, Strategic Business Planning.

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