Results-oriented professional with 14+ years of experience in operating state-of-the-art Slitter and Cut-to-Length lines, line-production, team building, and machine and equipment operation.
Effective communicator, natural leader with proven track record for motivating teams to deliver results.
Experienced cross functional team leader, strategic planner, project manager. Lead Trainer and planner of daily production schedule and served as a liaison between plant employees and management.
Successful track record of maximizing resources to increase production capacity with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a timelymanner. Enthusiastic person who successfully applies vast knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures.
Slitter Operator/ Cut-to-Length Operator, 01/2013 to Current Main Steel – Atlanta, Georgia, United States Cut to Length Operator
Operate cut-to-length line, including proper leveler adjustments to correct strip shape and input data into computer system.
Maintain all aspects of product quality, including selection and appearance of material, dimensional tolerance, weight, piece count, etc.
Prepare inspection records and report production data.
Assist with handling quality issues.
Communicate with other areas on changes to scheduling, processing, etc.
Operate lift truck, and all other warehouse equipment in a safe manner.
Report all equipment failures to immediate supervisor and assist the maintenance area with non-routine or major repairs, as needed.
Slitter Operator / Team Coordinator , 01/2003 to 01/2013 Mill Steel – Melvindale, MI Slitter Operator
Performed set up of slitter per slit width requirements, check and verify slit widths with calipers to ensure accuracy
Maintained tooling, spacing materials and slitter knives in proper storage areas
Coordinated 20 staff members working in manufacturing line production.
I functioned as line technician, equipment operator, and quality inspector.
Usedcommunication skills to resolve conflicts and motivate staff.
Recognized by management for excellent product knowledge, team lead skills, plant machinery and equipment operation of a Michigan 100 Best Company two time award winner (2006 & 2007).
Chosen to conduct training and development operations for various plants as site coordinator.
Lead Trainer inworkshop which included process management, quality control, production, and project management.
Assisted in the training of new Associates Participated in safety and all other training programs.
Manufacturing operations Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Production Scheduling Quality Assurance/Inspection
Adept in precision and measuring tools
In-depth OSHA knowledge
Material handling expert
Microsoft applications skills
Process Improvements Problem Identification/Troubleshooting
Catholic Central High School, College Prep, (1983-1987) Grand Rapids, MI.
Ferris State University, Hospitality Management, (1988-1989) Big Rapids, MI.
Focus Hope Machinist Training Program, Machinist Certification, (2003) Detroit, MI.
Crane Operations: Rigging/Ground Control, Overhead Material Handling.
Safety: First Aid & CPR Certified Emergency Preparedness, Confined-Space Awareness, and OSHA Certification.