production manager resume example with 12+ years of experience

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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.

  • Continuous improvement processes
  • Planned equipment constraints
  • Production oversight
  • Technical specifications
Education and Training
Colquitt County High School Norman Park, GA Expected in 06/2004 GED : - GPA :
Sparks - Production Manager
Roanoke, IN, 06/2016 - 02/2020
  • Managed materials to meet production goals and specific customer demands.
  • Monitored equipment, checked supplies and coordinated manpower to meet expected demand.
  • Established and updated production schedules to meet changing demands.
  • Reviewed individual employee performance to correct issues and enhance productivity.
  • Maintained top-notch quality control standards and eliminated downtime to maximize revenue.
  • Issued work orders for repairs to plan maintenance of equipment, machinery and vehicles.
  • Promoted employee safety awareness based on understanding of regulatory mandates and organizational best practices.
  • Reviewed production orders, schedules, delivery dates and inventory levels to determine product availability.
  • Monitored staff training and output to meet compliance, productivity and revenue goals.
  • Provided input for performance reviews and identified areas for additional improvement.
  • Developed and implemented significant process improvements to enhance department quality and throughput.
  • Planned production operations while establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing processes.
  • Reviewed key performance indicators daily and made necessary adjustments to increase production.
  • Set up, adjusted and maintained machines to operate at peak levels and meet challenging demands.
  • Revamped positions and workflow based on individual abilities and production targets.
  • Oversaw continuous improvement initiatives in Lean environment to drive gains in quality, flow and output.
  • Collaborated with maintenance engineering team to adjust and modify production equipment.
  • Cultivated communication among senior managers and floor supervisors to encourage optimal productivity.
  • Performed pre-shift checks of equipment to identify problems and remove affected equipment for repair.
  • Mastered intricacies of process flow within each department.
  • Decreased inventory and labor hours through strategic process changes.
  • Supported safety programs to reduce and eliminate employee injuries.
  • Enhanced company objectives by developing benchmarks and performance optimization strategies.
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Order Picker
Riverside, CA, 10/2011 - 11/2015
  • Fulfilled orders quickly to accomplish challenging daily objectives.
  • Accepted, processed and filled orders quickly and accurately.
  • Pulled merchandise to fulfill orders to specification.
  • Operated handheld scanners to track merchandise throughout fulfillment process.
  • Kept assigned work areas clean and orderly to promote efficiency and mitigate risk of accidents.
  • Picked products from designated locations using various tools and transferred to appropriate areas for further processing.
  • Picked up heavy objects using proper lifting techniques to avoid personal injuries.
  • Selected products and items from shelves and pallets for customer orders.
  • Assembled customer orders from stock and placed orders on pallets for shipping department.
  • Promoted workplace safety and smooth production by keeping workspaces clean, organized and free of hazards.
  • Gathered and organized merchandise for distribution into appropriate envelopes, boxes or pallets.
  • Assisted in picking and loading process as required by business needs by efficiently picking and assembling orders.
  • Coordinated with other associates on day-to-day work activities to drive productivity and achieve operational objectives.
  • Operated warehouse equipment with caution and according to manufacturer instructions to reduce risk of accidents and malfunctions.
  • Worked additional hours and shifts to meet tight deadlines during peak periods.
  • Marked and labeled containers with accurate shipping information to prevent delays.
  • Followed order sheets to pick correct stock and prepare pallets.
  • Operated heavy equipment and machinery safely, including forklifts, pallet runners, pallet jacks and palletizers.
  • Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels.
  • Examined final products for conformance with quality and design standards.
  • Tracked merchandise movements using RF scanners.
  • Reviewed orders for specialty codes to determine item locations in warehouse.
  • Pulled and packed products from shelves based on customer orders.
  • Processed daily orders through multi-carrier manifest system.
  • Followed SOP procedures to prevent mix ups and damages during order fulfillment process.
  • Conducted routine cycle counts and reconciled problems found.
  • Used handheld scanners to key in data for packages.
  • Sorted and packaged products to prepare for processing or shipment.
  • Conducted product cycle counts and inputted corrections to warehouse inventory system.
Global Aviation Services - Warehouse Lead
San Francisco, CA, 03/2007 - 09/2011
  • Operated forklifts, pallet jacks and variety of warehouse mechanical equipment according to safe operating standards.
  • Loaded and unloaded trailers with care and efficiency.
  • Used computer and company software to enter shipment and inventory records.
  • Staged and sorted products for loading.
  • Operated forklifts or pallet jacks to transport stored items from warehouse to plant.
  • Reviewed work orders to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs.
  • Reviewed production schedule, customer orders, work orders and requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed.
  • Sorted and stored perishable goods in refrigerated rooms.
  • Filled requisitions, work orders and material requests and distributed items to production workers or assembly line.
  • Checked orders and documentation for accuracy.
  • Packaged finished products for shipping by shrink-wrapping, boxing and labeling.
  • Maintained inventory records with timely updates.
  • Set long-term goals and monitored day-to-day operations of warehouse.
  • Completed daily document logs to track shipments and inventory.
  • Used daily production sheets or work tickets to accurately record quantity of units handled and moved.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Protected company inventory by maintaining and organizing storage areas.
  • Utilized forklift to move inventory items.
  • Disposed of debris and hazardous materials properly to avoid contamination.
  • Marked containers with required information or attached identification tags to containers.

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School Attended

  • Colquitt County High School

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  • Production Manager
  • Order Picker
  • Warehouse Lead


  • GED

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