High-energy, detail-oriented and self-motivated professional with 10+ years of experience in manufacturing and production; efficient in fast-paced multitasking environments; able to prioritize effectively to accomplish objectives with creativity and enthusiasm as well as adapt to changing priorities and maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Microsoft: Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Experienced in production scheduling
Knowledgeable of quality control standards
Compliance with GMPs
Conditioning and quality procedure expertise
Chemical processing expertise
Performed effective troubleshooting of a broad range of manufacturing machinery daily.
Rapidly advanced to Lead Cabinet Builder from a general labor position.
Led a crew of 15+ professionals in various building projects.
Trained all new CNC Operators on safe and efficient handling of machines.
Contributed to an annual 20% increase in productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.
Completed advanced training in electrical and plumbing.
ProcessorJan 2009 to Mar 2016 Kraft Foods/Mondelez International - Chicago, Illinois
Mastered the intricacies of the process flow within each department.
Assessed and trained personnel for promotion to cross-functional operations.
Developed and implemented data-based solutions in a timely manner.
Operated all equipment throughout manufacturing process to back-fill.
Coordinated closely with quality control regarding products awaiting dispositions.
Diligently maintained safety and quality standards.
Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times.
Coordinated preventative maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration.
Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules.
Defined manufacturing performance standards and reviewed the performance outcomes to set future targets.
Improved efficiency and productivity by eliminating waste and production constraints.
Trained, developed and counseled employees to develop a high performing team.
Developed and maintained strong and clear communication and rapport with plant personnel.
Interior Designer (Intern)Jan 2009 to Apr 2009 The Kohler Store - Chicago, Illinois
Designed floor plans, elevations, and 3D perspective views and material boards for both in-house review and presentation to the client.
Programmed client's need from schematic design to the construction document phase and installation.
Created professional presentations to creatively communicate design intent and direction.
Successfully assisted clients in choosing furnishings that were consistent with their preferences and budget.
Maintained accurate specifications for each project.
Ensured that the project vision and design intent were reflected.
Produced content for material boards and specification binders for presentation and construction.
Developed interior design concepts and prepared interior systems and finishes.
Reviewed project costs, budgets and adherence to schedules.
Tile Sample Puller/Organizer and Data Entry (Intern)Jan 2009 to Apr 2009 Ann Sacks Tile & Stone - Chicago, Illinois
Sorted, pulled, and returned tile samples
Used SAP to process accounting paperwork
Verified that information in the computer system was up-to-date and accurate.
Eliminated outdated records by sending the records to be scanned.
?Created new forms to remind clients of missing documents
Used multi-line telephone to direct clients to designers on staff
Contacted clients for follow-up on projects
Shipped and received packages to and from design firms, designers, and clients
Hand-delivered tile samples from clients to store
Machine OperatorSep 2007 to Jun 2009 Bagcraft Papercon/Packaging Dynamics - Chicago, Illinois
Produced set amount of paper bags made on a daily basis
Frequently performed quality assurance checks throughout day; inspected for defects in paper, print distortion, registration problems or high marks, glue displacement, and overall paper bag quality
Performed safe, efficient change-overs in a timely manner including: changed all ink colors in accordance with new job orders, discarded all waste materials in area, cleaned all ink cylinders, unmounted and remounted plates, and changed all ink pans while following all Good Manufacturing Practices in accordance with Bagcraft quality and safety standards.
Packing & Overwrap Machine OperatorFeb 2001 to Mar 2007 Wrigley Manufacturing Company, LLC - Chicago, Illinois
Operated high-speed, custom built overwrap machine and related equipment efficiently while working in a team based environment
Held responsible for the production of a set amount of boxes and packages of gum on a daily basis
Coordinated the repair of machines with mechanics and any manufacturing problems with supervisors/managers.
Woodshop Supervisor/TrainerSep 1999 to Mar 2000 AMD Industries - Chicago, Illinois
Trained and managed a team of 15+ professionals
Served as mentor to junior team members.
Defined strategy and business plan for woodshop.
Assessed employee performances
Motivated employees daily as needed to achieve high performance levels
Managed good housekeeping of the production crew
Reviewed safety records of all employees within the department weekly
Produced daily attendance reports for the department for stock load/unload capabilities
Provided employees with necessary materials needed to perform each job assigned.
Custom Cabinet BuilderDec 1997 to Jan 2001 Roofers Equipment Mart--Creative Wood Design - Chicago, Illinois
Constructed custom cabinets/bookshelves for residential and commercial spaces with use of plywood and hardwood stock
Worked independently on projects and tasks within a woodshop.
Identified and requested any and all PPE necessary to perform tasks.
Selected lumber based on the particular species, characteristics, size, applications and applicable adhesives.
Consistently constructed projects that were square and level.
Cut timber, panels and other materials according to measured dimensions.
Safely operated table, panel, hole and miter saws; line-boring, mortise and CNC machines; air-powered nail gun and stapler; orbital and belt sanders; router; drill press; pneumatic equipment; and many hand-tools such as hammer, chisel, nail set, edge-bander, palm sander, planer and jointer
Operated forklift daily to replace used plywood
Stained/spray-painted constructed cabinet parts in finishing booth
Reassembled and applied hardware to finished cabinets in assembly area
and built cabinets for sale to customers Worked as an independent contractor to build various cabinets and complete projects.
Interior DesignMarch 2009International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Interior Design Council for Interior Design Accredited (CIDA, formerly known FIDER)
Awarded the President's List Academic Achievement Award
Contemporary Interior Architecture coursework
2D and 3D design coursework
Course on Lighting Design
Interior Design coursework
Space Planning seminar
Woodworking1997Greater West Town Community Development - Chicago, Illinois, USA
General Woodshop coursework
Wood Identity course
Wood Safety course
Hands-on operation of various woodworking machines and hand-tools
Space Planning Perspective Drawing Contract Interiors Restoration and Renovation Color Theory Building Systems and Codes Lighting Design Design Fundamentals Professional Business Practices Furniture Design Residential Design for Interior Design Hand-drafting Commercial Design
Manufacturing: people skills; problem solving; quality inspection, troubleshooting; safety administration
Interior Design: Space planning, color theory, identify materials, restoration & renovation, lighting design, furniture design, design fundamentals, residential design, commercial design, contract interiors, building systems & codes, professional business practices for Interior Design, hand-drafting, creation of cd set (construction documents),
-Drafting Software: Auto CAD, Auto VIZ,
-Desktop Publishing Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML
Woodwork: Custom cabinet building, wood material finishing and refinishing, cabinet assembly, blueprint reading, wood veneer fabrication
Tile Sample Puller/Organizer and Data Entry (Intern)
Packing & Overwrap Machine Operator
Custom Cabinet Builder
Interior Design March 2009 Woodworking 1997 Space Planning Perspective Drawing Contract Interiors Restoration and Renovation Color Theory Building Systems and Codes Lighting Design Design Fundamentals Professional Business Practices Furniture Design Residential Design for Interior Design Hand-drafting Commercial Design
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