Initiated developing a quality assurance department focusing on customer satisfaction through reducing product, process and equipment variation.
Initiated implementing equipment and process standards, equipment run charts and product capabilities.
Assisted in the improvement of employee training and quality requirements.
Production Manager, 10/2012 to 04/2014 Integra Plastics – Madison, SD
Production Supervisor, 02/2012 to 10/2012 Integra Plastics – Madison, SD
Successfully managed production activities so all orders were shipped on time.
Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement, increased productivity and cost reduction.
Championed quality initiatives.
Managed documentation of and training on production procedures and work instructions.
Maintained and communicated daily productivity and shipment reports for all departments.
Field Service Engineer, 05/2009 to 12/2011 United Technologies – Sioux Falls, SD
Installed nurse call systems( both wired and wireless), IPTV's, and wandering patient security devices, in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.
Systems include West-Call, Heritage, Accutech, WanderGuard, HCI, ComTech, and Inovonics devices.
Worked directly with Administrators, DON, IT Departments, and Maintenance Departments from upfront product knowledge through implementation and training.
Worked hard on Customer Relationships, Technical Support, and Product Knowledge.
Production Maintenance Lead Technician, 08/1988 to 01/2009 Hutchinson Technology Incorporated – Sioux Falls, SD
Obtained 20+ years of technical and quality leadership skills.
Successfully supervised up to 17 laser/robotic technicians and quality technicians on daily operations of the manufacturing process, equipment troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and repair, and quality process controls.
Worked directly with management and engineering to help maintain and improve equipment and processes for better process quality, and overall equipment efficiencies.
Helped implement and practiced Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Five S, Value Stream Mapping, and Kanban processes.
Production Manager, 10/2012 to 02/2014 Integra Plastics – Madison, SD
Oversaw four shift supervisors with approximately 55 production and maintenance personnel in the conversion of custom plastic tarps and liners for the agricultural, environmental, construction and oil industries.
Implemented a fourth shift, performance reviews, production pay scales, quality standards and procedures, plant and process safety corrective actions.
Instrumental in the start up of a new RF Sealing process for producing PVC tank liners for large fertilizer tanks.
Promoted a "Safety, Quality, Efficiencies" concept for the production floor personnel.
Increase in sales by over 5 million dollars (17%) for 2013.
Led by empowering the employees to succeed through mutual respect between both management and employee.
Manufacturing, 02/2012 to 10/2012 Integra Plastics – Madison, SD
Worked with management to implement and supervise a 3-day, 12 hour, weekend shift.
Worked alongside fellow employees learning the processes while promoting safety and continuously improving quality and efficiencies in reaching and surpassing scheduled output goals.
Associate Degree: Laser Electro/Optics Technology, 5 1988 Indian Hills Community College - Ottumwa, IA GPA: GPA: 3.64 Deans ListLaser Electro/Optics Technology
Perfect College Attendance - Excellent Electronics/Optics/Process Education for Numerous Types of Laser Systems
Learned how to trust yourself and co-workers to achieve common goals Leading Teams May 2003 Hutchinson Technology Learned how to manage a team to keep on track and reach the team goals Influence Skills August 2007 Hutchinson Technology Learned how to motivate and quide employees to reach department and corporate goals Managing My Performance February 1996 Hutchinson Technology Learned how to successfully manage my personal and professional goals.
Earning the respect of my family, piers, and direct reports through hard work, honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
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