plant manager resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Resourceful plant management professional driven to maximize team productivity. Team builder versed in morale-building and efficiency-boosting strategies.

High-achieving plant management professional successful at operations oversight and strategic planning. Six Sigma trained and efficiency-focused. Talent for developing leaders from within.

Results-driven, experienced senior level operations, distribution, production and process control professional. Offering wide range of experience in planning and leading operations in manufacturing environment. Well-versed in contributing to company growth by implementing continuous process improvement, production optimization and development of high-performing teams. History of establishing effective quality control and safety programs with strong background in building successful high-performing teams focused on production goals, safety and throughput. Experienced with union labor and collective bargaining.

Critical thinking, experienced senior level operations, production and distribution professional. Promotes wide range of experience in planning and leading operations in manufacturing environment. Well-versed in contributing to company growth by implementing continuous process improvement, production optimization and high-performance team development. Experienced with union labor and contract negotiations.

  • Cost control improvements
  • Training programs
  • Six Sigma understanding
  • Team building and development
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Schedule management
  • Production planning
  • Project coordination
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Troubleshooting specialist
  • Advanced engineering knowledge
  • ACE tools familiarity
  • Quality assurance authority
  • Welding safety precautions
  • Vast HVAC knowledge
  • Strategic thinker
  • Master scheduling
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Maintenance planning
  • 120, 240 and PLC wiring
  • Fabrication professional
06/2015 to Current Plant Manager Sonoco Products Co, | Exeter, CA,


  • Increased plant safety by implementing proactive strategies and well-structured training.
  • Promoted high-quality daily production by enforcing product standards and monitoring level of quality.
  • Consolidated various shifts to streamline operations.
  • Improved quality of product with robust inspections and assessment team.
  • Coordinated maintenance strategy for robotic equipment , including predictive and preventive measures.
  • Gave direction and leadership to all levels of employees and managers.
  • Evaluated and coordinated results of production and supported departments to ensure effective use of labor, materials and equipment resources for production.
  • Adjusted and improved processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Developed and implemented new training program that focused on production quality, food safety and staff safety.
  • Planned, directed and coordinated operations of all major departments, including production, machinery and processing within company policies and procedures.
  • Provided work direction, resolved problems, prepared schedules and supervised operations to complete work for team of 400.
  • Improved workflow processes to maximize efficiency and enhance operations.
  • Monitored manufacturing variances to achieve quality improvement while resolving product process and equipment problems.
  • Created and oversaw viable strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Incorporated stricter processes to limit WIP and waste.
  • Managed manufacturing operations for manufacturing production.
  • Validated and enforced strict process controls, as well as safety and OSHA standards.
  • Oversaw employees and related programs to maximize team productivity and facility output.
  • Documented and evaluated data about all aspects of production to assess areas in need of improvement.
  • Directed daily operations at [1000] sq. ft. manufacturing plant.
  • Developed strategic programs and devised key plans that affected the direction of the business.
  • Eliminated materials waste and unnecessary labor hours to reduce costs.
  • Managed all areas of manufacturing, safety, inventory control and process implementation.
01/2010 to 06/2015 Plant Operator Enlink Midstream, Llc | Cadiz, OH,
  • Made sound and logical judgments regarding process changes.
  • Closely inspected equipment for safety problems, leaks and wear and tear.
  • Read automatic gauges at proper intervals to determine flow rate of gas.
  • Trained new operators and implemented new division operator training program to improve retention rates and increase production.
  • Directed routine preventative maintenance such as adjustments, cleaning and painting equipment.
  • Reviewed daily computer log and reported any inaccuracies in process board.
  • Responded to and initiated proper corrections to process alarms.
  • Documented and recorded critical metrics in database related to pressure, temperature, level and flow data to maintain and update accurate repair logs.
  • Interpreted results of process control analysis and made adjustments to optimize plant performance.
  • Used forklifts, pumping equipment and air compressors frequently.
  • Maintained proper chemical inventories.
  • Performed quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analyses.
  • Measured out chemicals like ammonia and chlorine for use in disinfecting water.
  • Started up, shut down and checked water and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Maintained correct temperature, levels and pressures on process systems and equipment.
  • Used SCADA system to maintain appropriate levels.
  • Gauged and recorded daily tank inventory.
  • Maintained safety by adhering to regulations and plant procedures.
  • Ran and washed filtration process units.
04/2006 to 05/2010 Application Engineer Keysight Technologies | Schaumburg, IL,
  • Drafted cost estimates for multiple development plans, fully outlining and itemizing each proposed plan to derive maximum ROI.
  • Identified opportunities to standardize application engineering tasks, encouraging expedited development tasks through repetition.
  • Oversaw subcontractors in completing commissioned tasks related to ongoing projects, confirming compliance with all developmental assignments.
  • Promoted positive customer support training experience after application completion.
  • Collaborated with other members of team to handle troubleshooting and debugging.
  • Used variety of technologies, including ASP.NET, MVC, HTML5, JavaScript and SQL Server to create new applications.
  • Supported contractors in troubleshooting application products.
  • Designed and developed software applications for Mac and Windows systems.
  • Developed software applications in test-driven development (TDD) environment.
  • Met with clients to brainstorm in discussion meetings.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2012 BBA | Engine Machinist South Suburban College Of Cook County, South Holland, IL GPA:
  • Magna cum laude graduate

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  • South Suburban College Of Cook County

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  • Plant Operator
  • Application Engineer


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