production operator resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Multi-talented, cross-trained punctual Assistant Plant Manager knowledgeable about equipment operation, quality standards and safety hazards. Also well versed in quality control laboratory setting. Steps easily into any production or laboratory position and works hands-on with team members in need of improvement. "Go-to Guy" and trainer of the warehouse. Able to manage and lead a team in any warehouse operation. Versed in documentation, safety, compliance and scheduling. Strong knowledge of inventory management as well as shipping and receiving procedures. Safety trainer and lead. Ambitious and hardworking with drive to deliver top-quality results.

  • Machine operations
  • Material quality control
  • Chemical operator/mixer
  • Assisted with managing inventory control and recorded results into the data system and ordering more raw materials.
  • Ability to weigh, measure, and mix batches from raw materials/chemicals.
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Certified Forklift Driver with 5 years experience
  • Computer savvy in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point
  • Mathematically inclined, good with numbers, calculating percentages and formulas
  • Heavy lifting
  • Performed preventative maintenance and calibrated machines.
  • Equipment calibration
  • Carefully inspected each product for any defects through quality assurance procedures.
  • Carefully packaged all finished products and prepared them for delivery.
  • Performance Management
  • Power and hand tools
  • DOT and safety compliance
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Machinery operations
  • Machining and production standards
  • Rig-up procedures
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Loading and unloading protocols
  • QC
  • OSHA
  • Assembly procedures
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Modifications and adjustments
  • Sampling protocols
  • Quality control
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Product testing
  • Analytical
  • Decision-making
  • Production experience
  • Materials testing
  • Laboratory computer systems
  • Technical writing
  • Work ethic
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Chemical identification
  • Inventory oversight
  • Laboratory assay analysis
  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Collaboration
  • Time management
  • Equipment testing and calibration
  • Laboratory safety procedures
  • Sample preparation and analysis
  • Standards creation
  • Calibration skills
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Report writing
  • Inventory purchasing
  • Product development
  • Chemical handling
  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Team building
  • Troubleshooting
  • Organizational skills
  • Team management
  • Post-production experience
  • Strong creative vision
  • Strategic brand management
  • Production operations
  • Effective interviewer
  • Product expertise
  • Project management
  • Schedule coordination
  • Project Planning
  • Research skills
  • Maintaining product levels
  • SOP creation
  • Order processing
  • Hazardous material tracking
  • Safety standards
  • Shipping cost reduction
  • Customs compliance
  • Staff development and oversight
  • Cost control and tracking
  • Database documentation
  • Profit and loss management
  • Production Waste Control
  • Transportation management systems
  • Vendor management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • SAP Experience
  • Cross trained in all warehouse departments for best possible leadership
  • Material handling
  • Materials handling and transport
  • BOL knowledge
  • Warehouse Management
  • Production deadline management
  • Stock allocation
  • Process management
  • Inventory reporting
  • Shipping operations
  • Sales
  • Wrapping and boxing
  • Inventory organization
  • Invoice verification
  • Freight labeling
  • Product verification
  • Shipping and receiving
06/2017 to 08/2018
Production Lead/Material Handler Childress Klein Properties Charlotte, NC,
  • Operated machinery, managed raw material and logged production data.
  • Reviewed job specifications to properly set up machines.
  • Worked off overages of ink "rework" into new batches of ink
  • Recommended process improvements to enhance operational safety and efficiency.
  • Boxed, labeled and moved items to keep production lines moving swiftly.
  • Troubleshot equipment problems to repair or report diagnostics.
  • Examined final products for conformance with quality and design standards.
  • Inspected and repaired products to meet project expectations.
  • Organized project components according to workflow.
  • Set up and tended equipment with machine operators to complete runs.
  • Created and implemented cost controls and other expense reduction measures.
  • Sorted and packaged products to prepare for processing or shipment.
  • Monitored processes to maintain machinery function.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity by eliminating waste and production constraints.
  • Operated large equipment such as large butterfly blade mixers, 3- roll grinding mills and mochi mixers.
  • Completed housekeeping and maintenance duties to keep production area safe, organized and ready for next shift.
  • Troubleshot issues with machines and made repairs.
  • Attended training sessions to improve machine operation skills.
  • Assisted assessment of finalized product development to maintain QC standards.
  • Recognized defective material and reported issues to management.
  • Weighed and mixed ingredients according to project specifications.
  • Setup and adjusted mixing machines for daily operations.
  • Weighed batches of liquid ink, paste ink, and UV ink. Mixed batches, then sent samples into Quality control color lab.
  • Implemented processes to streamline workflow.
  • Observed inventory allocation to maintain material needs and production deadlines.
  • Packed merchandise into boxes and containers in preparation for safe shipment.
  • Logged unit quantities and entered data into inventory database.
  • Assessed and produced bills of lading to set tariffs and shipping charges.
  • Coordinated incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials to meet scheduling requirements.
  • Managed full range of warehousing activities including receiving, storing and shipping.
  • Attached documents such as PO receipts, packing slips and bill of lading to outbound shipments.
  • Palletized boxes to streamline movement and shipment.
  • Utilized forklift to move inventory items.
  • Alerted purchasing team of shortages or damaged goods identified when unloading trucks.
  • Sorted cargo for accurate shipment to target locations, preventing unnecessary delays and promoting productivity.
  • Protected company inventory by maintaining and organizing storage areas.
  • Unloaded cargo from trucks with mechanized equipment.
  • Analyze incoming raw materials for quality before production uses it in batches
  • Disposed of debris and hazardous materials properly to avoid contamination.
  • Received and assembled new equipment according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Organized warehouse inventory according to warehouse plan.
  • Loaded completed orders on pallets according to delivery numbers.
  • Directed warehouse team of associates in inventory management and processing.
  • Built and disassembled scaffolds, bracing and barricades to assist in vertical construction activities.
  • Eliminated press downtime by producing color matches/ ink formulas quickly and efficiently
  • Checked ink samples for quality and integrity whenever customer complaint arises by investigating previous batches and checking batch tickets
  • Formulated inks for various printing press specifications
  • Formulated press side additives used for various printing applications to aide in better print quality
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Coordinated all waste pickup and labeled each waste container appropriately per type of ink. (Metallic, UV, Water-based)
  • Managed departmental inventory and supply ordering.
  • Conducted quality control checks, calibration and technical troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintained clean and fully operational laboratory equipment.
  • Recorded control values from technical instruments to maintain reliability and validity of test results.
  • Cleaned and sterilized lab area, tools and equipment.
06/2012 to 06/2017
Property Manager Marriott International Clarksville, TN,
  • Implemented business strategies to maximize tenant satisfaction and reduce vacancies.
  • Verified property compliance with state and federal regulations avoiding any form of discrimination or illegal practices.
  • Inspected grounds, facilities and equipment to determine repair and maintenance needs.
  • Showed tenants around properties, highlighting features and redirecting concerns to capture interest.
  • Fostered good working relationships with owners, residents and board members.
  • Assisted owners with analyzing complex real estate documents and loan agreements.
  • Cultivated rapport with clients to meet expectations for high-end event space rentals.
  • Created staff schedules in response to community needs.
  • Implemented processes to provide residents benefits of clean, safe and well-maintained community.
  • Liaised between construction manager and tenant during build-out phase of tenant suite.
  • Oversaw projects through timely completion, including inquiry response, event coordination, and on-site support for feature film productions and events.
  • Negotiated with outside contractors to obtain reasonable fees for repairs.
  • Answered calls and responded to inquiries from various parties, using strong active listening and open-ended questioning skills to resolve problems.
  • Developed and implemented strategic plan for property management.
  • Reviewed and approved or denied invoices related to property costs based on budgetary and contractual specifications.
  • Supervised production of annual rent, operating expense and real estate tax adjustments.
  • Recommended clarifications and changes in program policies to director of property management.
  • Negotiated rates and prepared documents such as communization, pooling and production sharing agreements.
  • Worked with condo owners to identify, develop and achieve community goals and objectives.
  • Fully abstracted all leases and entered all pertinent information into management database system.
  • Managed day-to-day operations for 96-unit condo building with 100+ occupants.
  • Monitored all infrastructure and building expenses and reviewed and approved invoices.
  • Developed strong, professional relationships with residents by initiating collaboration and delivering exemplary service and engagement.
  • Advertised rentals online and newspaper when rentals become available
  • Prepared sales contracts, researched customer needs and incorporated needs into leasing agreement.
  • Entered property data into search engine and checked values against similar properties.
06/2009 to 09/2012
Restaurant Supervisor Coxhealth Lamar, MO,
  • Collaborated with server trainees to document and resolve potential customer concerns to drive brand satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Provided fast, friendly and knowledgeable service to all guests, including proactively promoting specials and enhancing sales of key menu items.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Estimated potential worker issues to produce detailed resource documentation.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and boost results.
  • Organized team efforts to maximize production, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Oversaw all aspects of restaurant maintenance and cleanliness, assigning tasks to individual team members in alignment with operational and customer needs.
  • Established fair and equitable schedules and met operational goals by assigning tasks and shifts based on team member knowledge and strengths.
  • Communicated well and used strong interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with guests and employees.
  • Instructed staff on accurate operation of various technical and server tools, including VeriSign and E-Cert.
  • Evaluated staff performance, enforced policies, maintained health codes and kept licenses current to promote superior service standards.
  • Established good customer relations and excellent service to build and retain loyal customers.
  • Maintained patron satisfaction by monitoring, evaluating and auditing food, beverage and service offerings.
  • Collaborated with chef to analyze and approve all food and beverage selections.
  • Scheduled and directed staff in daily work assignments to maximize productivity.
  • Worked in cooperation with front and back of house staff to ensure smooth operations.
  • Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Maximized service levels through hands-on leadership.
  • Kept business financial transactions highly accurate by closely monitoring transactions and securely handling cash.
  • Kept operations in compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Prepared weekly payroll to keep up with projected weekly revenue.
  • Initiated negotiations regarding vendor contracts and kept updated records of contracts.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Updated computer systems with new pricing and daily food specials.
  • Assessed operational performance to measure compliance with regulatory, industry and brand standards.
  • Counseled and disciplined staff to address issues promptly and provide constructive feedback.
  • Uncovered, investigated and resolved customer complaints quickly and skillfully to maintain loyalty.
  • Adhered to all food safety regulations.
  • Managed proper set-up of advertisements and presentation of new offerings.
  • Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs daily.
  • Coached team members on food safety and sanitation processes, customer service, menu education and up-selling techniques to drive revenue.
  • Guided trainees to boost safety and inventory waste management to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
01/2009 to 06/2009
Home Care Aide Landry's Denver, CO,
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Planned optimal meals based on established nutritional plans.
  • Ran errands for clients and drove to appointments to maintain wellness and support daily living needs.
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to support basic needs.
  • Organized and administered medications on schedules to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Helped transition patient between bed, wheelchair and automobile to provide safe mobility support.
  • Interacted with patients through games and fun activities to boost mood and improve overall memory.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.
  • Tracked and reported clients' progress based on observations and conversations.
  • Assisted patients with personal care to alleviate burden on family members.
  • Greeted patients and families with enthusiastic, compassionate attitude to establish long-term professional relationships.
  • Monitored client behaviors and emotional states, reporting concerns to case manager and documenting information in files.
  • Prepared high-quality nutritious meals for patients to promote better overall health and improve eating habits.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Monitored medications for patients with various conditions and kept watchful eye for side effects.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Observed patient vital signs and medication reactions and reported health concerns or behavioral changes.
09/2007 to 04/2009
Theater Attendant Kerasotes Showplace Theatres City, STATE,
  • Maintained order and safety while providing customer service and information to facility visitors.
  • Provided client service by distributing programs, answering patron's questions and selling tickets and merchandise.
  • Responded to guest questions about current facility events and future offerings.
  • Provided knowledgeable service when answering questions and greeted all customers with friendly demeanor.
  • Complied with health and sanitation practices and procedures.
  • Determined authenticity and applicability of presented tickets.
  • Processed admission payments and provided tickets.
  • Directed guests to correct location by documented ticket seats and answered questions about facility amenities.
12/2021 to Current
Ink Room Manager Company Name City, State,
  • Responsible for purchasing ink for 4 high output commercial printing facilities, ensuring all printers had ink for scheduled jobs.
  • Coordinated with 7S and continuous improvement team to improve processes in pre-press and ink room.
  • Created and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for ink room tasks
  • Entered Purchase Orders daily and regularly took inventory of supplies when needed
  • Monthly ink consignment count
  • Sought out ink additives for specific printing applications to ensure job can be printed correctly and successfully
  • Matched colors to customer specifications and did drawdowns on assigned substrate
  • Assisted press operators and adjusted colors on press when needed using X-Rite Spectrophotometer
  • Calibrated and maintained all Spectrophotometers at all 4 facilities
  • Minimized waste and lowered company spending on inks by 15% by re-working used inks into new batches of ink utilizing our SPEC dispenser rework function
  • Managed ink inventory by ordering consignment and keeping up with job schedule
  • Daily housekeeping to ensure ink kitchen is neat, clean and safe
  • Made sure all printing presses had inks for jobs, eliminating ink related downtime
  • Checked quality of press returns by checking pH, viscosity, and then doing a drawdown on the correct substrate
  • Followed all OSHA safety guidelines as well as promoting safety around the plant by exemplary behavior
  • Calibrated and made sure colors were on target to customer's specifications
  • Used as a resource for color management and inks for continuous improvement and Quality Team
  • Properly handled hazardous waste materials to uphold safety regulations.
  • Examined printed copy for correct ink density, position on paper and registration.
  • Inspected production, quality control and maintenance reports to detect and address production problems.
  • Ordered ink cartridges, toner, paper and other office supplies.
  • Maintained adequate productivity by setting and enforcing deadlines.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Worked independently
  • Maintained digital and physical swatch color library of 1000's of various PMS and special colors
  • Took on extra responsibilities and assisted maintenance team with purchasing and replenishment of various warehouse supplies such as brooms, hair nets, shovels etc...
  • Utilized and other tools to manage inventory and streamline workflow
08/2018 to 01/2020
Lab Technician/Color Specialist Company Name City, State,
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Performed daily housekeeping tasks driving efficient laboratory operations.
  • Researched and developed recommendations to resolve process, department and related customer issues.
  • Disposed of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions.
  • Managed laboratory supplies and equipment, providing maximum output to meet data deadlines.
  • Attended lab meetings to participate in research discussions.
  • Created test and validation setups for component, subsystem and machine levels.
  • Prepared lab for daily operations by stocking materials and equipment.
  • Liaised with scientists to test hypotheses and pursue valuable new research.
  • Supported cleanliness and health standards to foster safe and effective sample analysis.
  • Collected and organized data to perform data analysis and prepare technical reports.
  • Prepared specimens and forms for transport to outside laboratories.
  • Used time management and adaptability skills to prioritize and run multiple tests.
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment to prevent errors and breakdowns.
  • Handled administrative tasks for laboratory staff and overall operations.
  • Prepared project files for compliance with operating procedures.
  • Assisted and instructed other laboratory technicians.
  • Prepared test samples and obtained and recorded test data in accordance with standards.
  • Communicated with outside parties and laboratory management regarding test results.
  • Developed specific methods for more difficult and critical tests for special applications.
  • Completed lab tests and communicated results to supervising staff.
  • Maintained, calibrated and troubleshot pH probes, EC meters, balances, automatic pipettes and diluters.
  • Audited specimen integrity and identification classifications to maintain accurate records.
  • Recorded known control values from technical instruments to boost reliability and accuracy in test results reporting.
  • Updated tracking software with processes, errors and corrective actions.
  • Maintained, calibrated and troubleshot pH probes, EC meters, balances, Corona treater, automatic pipettes and diluters.
  • Produced technical reports detailing pH, viscosity, strength, cure and DE reading.
  • Matched colors and facilitated projects for over 20+ large commercial printing customers
  • Worked closely with chemist and R/D team to produce or special formulas tailored to customer specific applications
  • Worked with R/D and business development team doing product selection and advising which formulation should be used for the specific application
  • Matched colors and designed product portfolio for each customer to streamline workflow
01/2020 to 12/2021
Assistant Plant Manager Company Name City, State,
  • Provided work direction, resolved problems, prepared schedules and supervised operations to complete work for team of 15 employees.
  • Gave direction and leadership to all levels of employees and managers.
  • Improved workflow processes to maximize efficiency and enhance operations.
  • Promoted high-quality daily production by enforcing product standards and monitoring level of quality.
  • Planned, directed and coordinated operations for production, machinery and processing within company policies and procedures.
  • Oversaw employees and related programs to maximize team productivity and facility output.
  • Adjusted and improved processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Increased plant safety by implementing proactive strategies and well-structured training.
  • Supported departments in successfully utilizing available labor, materials and equipment resources for production.
  • Eliminated materials waste and unnecessary labor hours to reduce costs.
  • Managed manufacturing operations for the highest grossing flexographic ink supplier in North America.
  • Coordinated maintenance strategy for equipment, including predictive and preventive measures.
  • Developed strategic programs and devised key plans that affected the direction of the business.
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on-time delivery.
  • Produced daily operations report forecasting staffing needs and production volume to support cost-reduction and service improvement initiatives.
  • Evaluated schedules, orders and forecasts to plan processes and meet timetables.
  • Inspected production, quality control and maintenance reports to detect and address production problems.
  • Provided top product quality control and inventory management resulting in reduced downtime and maximized revenue.
  • Learned how to respond to emergency situations to prevent personal injuries and property damage.
  • Assessed production schedules and orders to plan material requirements and worker activities.
  • Identified and solved complex problems that impacted management and business direction.
  • Mitigated production issue risks by identifying potential problems and taking effective action.
  • Coordinated preventive maintenance on existing and new production equipment and performed routine calibration.
  • Cultivated culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement while providing operational leadership.
  • Met or exceeded target for on-time customer shipments.
  • Contributed to 8 new sister plant startups throughout the US and implementation of processes for safety, manufacturing, shipping and receiving and inventory management.
  • Led regular stand-up meetings, Scrums and continuous improvement projects with measurable goals.
  • Reduced process lags by managing employees and training on best practices to ensure optimal productivity.
  • Conferred with technical and administrative staff to devise and implement corrective actions.
  • Applied lean strategies to implement operational enhancements, promote efficiency and cut costs.
  • Developed and administered budgets for inventory, labor hours and overhead expenses.
  • Negotiated materials with suppliers to remain within budget.
  • Strategized long-term business needs and applied customer feedback for process improvements.
  • Improved efficiency by minimizing downtime.
  • Reviewed quality control reports monitoring various aspects.
  • Built rapport with international business contacts, overseas suppliers and equipment manufacturers.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2007 to to
High School Diploma:
Glenbrook South High School - Glenview, IL
Expected in 06/2012 to to
Bachelor of Science: Business Management
Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL
  • Created highly effective new rework program that significantly impacted efficiency, decreased overages, cut cost of final product and improved operations.
  • Promoted from Production Operator to Production Lead, in less than 9-months.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Negotiated with shipping vendors and couriers saving the company thousands annually.
  • Led team to achieve increased production even with a broken dispenser earning recognition from upper management.
  • Facilitated the repair of the Novaflow Ink Dispenser by first addressing a software issue rather than technical, then networking Novaflow computer to Novaflow Technician in Canada and following his step-by-step instructions over network. Saving the company from purchasing a whole new Novaflow Dispenser. ($100,000 savings)
  • Recognized by account managers and sales for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Promoted cross-training of all employees and motivated with incentives.
  • Devised a priority list for production operators to utilize when they are very busy, making them able to easily prioritize which batch tickets to complete first based on customer importance and deadline.
  • Cross-trained in all areas of ink manufacturing warehouse making me the "Go-to-Guy"
  • Implemented and designed incoming raw material QC process which involved setting the Specs and Requirements of all incoming pigment dispersions and checking them as they come in. Each barrel gets labeled OK BY QC once sample passes viscosity and strength check. Created folders for each color and put guidelines on each folder. This led to less adds made by QC for batches of finished inks on the mixers. Many batches wouldn't even need adjustments after raw material was checked.
  • Created and implemented a process to drive down the inventory of used press return inks 95%, reworking 45,000 pounds of used press returns into new inks, saving the company $150,000 first year as an In-Plant Ink Technician
  • Created a library of SOP's and facilitated ink training for operators at 4 facilities
  • Reduced ink related downtime 90% first year as In-Plant Ink Technician by providing accurate color matches and producing too quality inks.

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School Attended

  • Glenbrook South High School
  • Northeastern Illinois University

Job Titles Held:

  • Production Lead/Material Handler
  • Property Manager
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Home Care Aide
  • Theater Attendant
  • Ink Room Manager
  • Lab Technician/Color Specialist
  • Assistant Plant Manager


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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