Obtain a position as an Area Operations Manager / Plant Manager in the Metals Recycling Industry. Plant Operations Manager with expertise in steel making, maintenance, shredding operations and residue recovery systems. A results oriented and decisive leader with 44 years of steel mill / metals recycling experience and 40 years in supervisory and management roles with emphasis in safety, maintenance and production improvements with record results. Manager of salary and hourly employees in operations, maintenance, transportation, and marketing. In-depth knowledge of safety protocols for steel mill and recycling operations, with OSHA 30 Training. Dedicated and skilled leader achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety, employee development and administration.
Daily operations management of metal recycling plant, consisting of automobile shredding operations, residue recovery systems, non-ferrous metal warehouse. Transportation and maintenance. Oversaw operations for three feeder scrap yards. Responsible for P&L, safety, production scheduling and marketing. Responsible for meeting production goals to supply recycled scrap to steel facility. Directed strategic initiatives to achieve production goals for four scrap yard facilities. Maintained scrap inventory control and loss prevention. Oversaw operations for land fill development and operation activities adhering to state and local regulations. DHEC regulatory compliance, and adhering to state regulations on scrap metal purchases. Negotiated contracts for equipment leases, contractor repairs and vendor services. Maintained controls for internal and external audits. Managed and directed department supervisors of Transportation, Marketing, Fleet Maintenance, Plant Maintenance, Operations, Safety, Security, and Facilities Management.
Capital Expenditure Request Development:
Planning, requesting monies, receiving quotes and seeing projects to completion. Strategic planning for long term capital growth.
Development of business plans to include short and long term planning. Developed non-ferrous marketing & purchasing plan for non-ferrous buy back center growth. Adding Heavy Media Plant for improved metals recovery providing increased profits.
Managed and delegated duties for 15 salaried personnel and directed the duties of three yard managers. Interviewed potential hires and made initial job offers. Initiated program that standardized employee cross training. Mentored key personnel in management techniques, training hourly employees for lead positions. Evaluation /salary ranges / disciplinary actions / new hire development for all personnel. Wrote training program for new hire salary personnel.
Championed safety culture to provide a safe work environment to all employees. Actively involved in safety councils and safety inspections. Responsible for OSHA compliance for four plants.
Supervised daily operational & maintenance activities for operating 4,000 HP automobile shredder on 57 acre site. Scheduling of operation hours.
Directed three salaried supervisors in Operations, Electrical, and Mechanical departments. Management of business operations by maintaining records and files, preparing cost and inventory reports, and ordering supplies.
Daily workforce scheduling, interviewed and chose final applicants. Conducted performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, counseling and pay increases.
Initiated employee behavioral based safety culture. Influenced safety through the use of safety committees. Began weekly safety meetings by department and developed monthly safety incentives program. Over the span of the two year program incident rate was reduced from double digits to 0. As cultures improved, the focus of the program shifted to safety needs and concerns that were identified. Responsible for promoting safe and clean working environment.
Organized CMMS program for maintenance using MainSaver for scheduling for PM's and routine maintenance work. Planned and organized shut-down repairs, break-downs and routine maintenance for Electrical and Mechanical departments. Reduced delays land improved up-time by developing standardized maintenance programs and schedules. Accurately read blueprints and repair manuals to identify mechanical problems and fix them. Processed work orders and prioritized jobs. Utilized facility tracking system to keep accurate records of completed repairs. Used processes including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding. Worked overtime, including evenings and weekends, to respond to emergencies and fix unsafe conditions. Performed weekly maintenance assessments.
Directed maintenance department with 14 salaried supervisors in maintenance of Melt Shop, Roll Mill, Plant Services and Store Room. Assisted in implementation of operations, maintenance and capital programs. Troubleshooted electrical and mechanical defects for plant equipment and over-head cranes. Maintain pollution control equipment for 85 ton electric arc furnace. Maintained four strand caster, electric furnace, rolling mill and planned outages. Interviewed and staffed maintenance employees for new $100M Rolling Mill. Identified the most efficient and acceptable resolutions to complex maintenance problems.Coordinated contractors and other project team members to deliver high quality projects within specified time frames. Developed training programs with local tech schools for maintenance personnel.
Oversaw capitol improvements throughout the steel plant. Drafted action plans and led meetings with department heads to review project status and proposed changes and maintenance outages. Tracked and monitored delays to minimize down-time using reliability testing equipment.
Managed multi-million dollar projects for plant expansion and improvements. Managed project schedules with electrical and mechanical contractors to maintain on time delivery of project safe and efficiently. Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes. Collaborated with cross-functional teams to draft project schedules and plans. Monitored costs, timescales and resources used to achieve desired outcomes. Monitored team progress and enforced deadlines. Developed slide shows and other forms of media to present project progress to the executive team.
Various job positions over a 26 year period. Beginning in 1969 as millright helper, and advancing to Mechanical Maintenance Manager of Steel Making Department in 1983.
Two year Career Development Program
One year Certificate Program.
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