I have worked in manufacturing since I began working at age 18 on the window assembly line at Graham Architectural Products in York, PA. I quickly moved from area to area within the line and learned every operation. The supervisor loved me because I could fill in for whoever didn't show up that day and he knew that he could depend on me to be there EVERY day! I was promoted to Set-up Team Leader in the Projected Machining Department at age 21 and assigned work assignments to people who were twice my age and followed my direction with no issues at all.
After I was promoted, I was fortunate enough to have been mentored by my new supervisor, who trained me in the One Piece Flow and other "continuous improvement" ideals such as Quick Changeover. He also showed me how to lead workers effectively. The lessons that he taught me have served me very well over the years in my various positions held.
I later held the position of developing detailed process documentation sheets which detailed the machining process for every individual projected window part that was made before eventually moving into the Tool & Die Department. There, I operated Bridgeports, surface grinders, band saws, cut-off saws, heat treat ovens, drill presses, tappers, engine lathe and also attended Machinist Apprentice School for a little over two years until the company had a huge lay-off. Unfortunately I was the "low man on the totem pole" in the Tool Room, and when I stated that I wanted to pursue a Machinist position elsewhere instead of going back onto the shop floor, I was laid off.
1. Responsible for performing (or overseeing a resource who performed the audits), maintaining records of results and distributing results for the various safety audits including:
2. Maintained and periodically reviewed required OSHA written programs and FEI's Safety Policies and Procedures.
3. Responsible for coordinating the agenda for the monthly safety committee meeting, maintaining records and distributing meeting minutes.
4. Responsible for coordinating safety training as required by OSHA and maintaining safety records for all training given.
5. Responsible for follow-up investigations of all accidents and near-miss incidents for determined root cause and suggested corrective action.
6. Conducted quarterly Safety Blitzes, distributed results and coordinated with Team Leaders on areas that needed improvement.
7. Responsible for managing resources received from Captive Resources to improve overall safety (and coordinating Risk Assessment reviews when applicable).
8. Responsible for maintaining OSHA 300, OSHA 300A & OSHA 301 logs.
Reported directly to Production Manager. Focused on evaluating production processes and implementing process improvements. Conducted Continuous Improvement projects with the Production Department.
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