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

Analytical and driven Plant Manager / Engineering Manager with over 20 years of progressive experience in Plastic and Rubber Manufacturing . Touting strong leadership skills to manage diverse, cross-functional teams. Proven excellence in process re-engineering to drive efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Equipment knowledge
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Product development
  • Design evaluations
  • System design
  • Performance updates
  • Prioritization
  • Resourceful nature
  • Planning and coordination
  • Project oversight
  • Project management
  • Active listening
  • Personnel management
  • Teambuilding
  • (IQMS and BPCS) ERP system understanding
08/2018 to 04/2021
Plant Manager and Engineering Manager Clean Harbors, Inc. Monroe, MI,
  • Evaluated plant operational processes and documented possible improvements and implementation plans.
  • Identified and implemented cost-reduction projects, reducing operating expenses by 5% and producing on time delivery of 100%.
  • Facilitated continuous improvement initiatives with successful changes affecting all areas of operations.
  • Managed communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Led teams of up to 15 employees, delivering continuous mentoring and coaching in job activities.
  • Organized data and modeled information for use in key decision-making.
  • Completed over 20 projects for key customers, successfully driving future business opportunities.
  • Supervised departmental budget of $400K, including materials, training and manufacturing supplies.
  • Streamlined and automated internal processes to improve overall workflows.
04/2011 to 08/2018
Operations Manager Magna International Inc. Batesville, SC,
  • Directed day-to-day operations by spearheading implementation of short-term and long-term strategies to achieve business plan and profitability goals.
  • Conducted performance reviews providing coaching and feedback to benefit both company and employee.
  • Managed company operations with responsibility for profit and loss, scheduling, training and inventory control.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Reviewed daily financial reports and reconciled accounts to keep information current and accurate.
  • Built upon established practice standards to improve operational performance and reduce labor costs.
  • Assisted in refining procedures, defining best practices and correcting reported audit issues.
  • Conferred with subordinate managers each day to assess needs and optimize activities.
  • Reduced costly waste in manufacturing by identifying and eliminating overproduction.
  • Facilitated timely and comprehensive audit preparations or inspections, conducted root cause analysis and adhered to Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) system procedures.
  • Secured revenue, accurately monitoring cash intake and maintaining store policy updates to eliminate discrepancies.
  • Led cross-functional communication initiatives to meet account order timelines.
  • Devised business and technology strategies to create performance metrics, reporting and analysis systems in support of investigative operations.
02/2002 to 04/2011
Product Engineer Nyloncraft Inc. City, STATE,
  • Led full product development lifecycles from concept phase through final production.
  • Validated performance of pre-release and finished products for compliance with both regulatory standards and internal business goals.
  • Designed project development timelines, including key milestones and clear descriptions of scope and delivery requirements.
  • Managed cross-functional workgroups tasked with multi-disciplinary reviews of new project proposals.
  • Met with potential customers to ascertain design and production requirements and prepared subsequent estimates for retention of design and production services.
  • Compiled Bill of Materials reports using IQMS software, contributing clear budgetary guidelines for project proposals.
  • Assessed operations and made key suggestions to implement more cost-effective processes and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Developed and implemented best practices, quality assurance standards and project management procedures.
  • Prepared reports detailing data analysis along with prospective solutions, benefits and costs.
  • Adjusted production schedules, equipment, and workflow to address changing demands.
  • Applied comprehensive set of industrial engineering techniques including statistics and simulation to solve highly complex business analysis.
  • Directed engineering projects totaling $1.5 M per year.
Education and Training
Expected in 2002
Bachelor of Science: Rubber Technology
Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI
Expected in 2002
Associate of Applied Science: Plastic Technology
Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI
Expected in 1999
Associate of Arts: General Studies
Kellogg Community College - Battle Creek, MI
Expected in
: General Studies
Spring Arbor College - Spring Arbor, MI,

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