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Manufacturing Operations / Maintenance Leader (83397) Automotive, Aerospace, Metals / Certified Black Belt -4 /

Accomplished Operations and Maintenance Leader who is highly skilled in the reduction of costs for manufacturing operations. He has a bachelors in Operations Management and has 4 Black Belt Certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, SMED and Total Production Maintenance.

He has led manufacturing teams of 175+. He has an impressive track record of driving continuous improvement, reducing costs, and increasing productivity and profits while focusing on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory (SQDCI). He is trained in SAP, Epicor, and Baan MRP systems. But that is not all, as he understands the importance of keeping the lines running as he has also managed production maintenance teams Implementing TPM to achieve big savings and even bigger uptime gains in equipment! This game changer is currently employed but is interested in exploring new manufacturing Operations or Maintenance Leadership opportunities. Put his broad skill set, impressive track record and experience in Automotive, Aerospace and Metal component manufacturing to work for you! His notable experience includes:

• Success in leading upwards of 7 supervisors and 165 skilled employees
• Experienced Operations Lead who is fluent in managing departments for peak production
• Skilled in training/mentoring of all associates in lean manufacturing
• Expert in Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and Increased Productivity
• Foundry Operations
Achieved on-time delivery of 95% to customers through 2019
Reduced perishable tooling cost by for grinding by 25% through strategic sourcing
• Achieved customers’ needs on all first article parts 100%
• Initiate and implement cost improvements through reduced costs and new tooling
Reduced budget by $225K in two months
• Implemented cost savings of $110k in first three months

• Lead core Plant SMED team driving reductions in the changeover of >30%
Lead CMMS implementation team and facilitate TPM implementation
• Facilitated TPM implementation for all maintenance and tooling in wire room
Identified a cost avoidance of $1.5 million while gaining opportunity potential of $4.5 million in billing dollars
• Lead all manufacturing activities for aerospace engines in three plants
• Lead 7 supervisors and 165 skilled employees.
• Responsible for plant turnaround of failing plant 2 and implemented LEAN
Increased productivity by 12% in first 50 days through standardization and accountability.
Reduced OGV processing time by 50% by increasing tool capacity on a 100MM dollar product line.
• Led turnaround transformation through a culture change in a troubled plant within the site.
Increased productivity while driving lean initiatives by 25% in 1 month.
• Led all P&L activities for two plants in the fabrication and assembly of semi-trailers
Increased machine capacity by 7% in the first 45 days by establishing a break relief system
Increased plant productivity by 12% in the first 50 days through standard work and setting expectations
Implemented a cost avoidance of $35k by moving a sheet metal part to a different work center
Directed all Plant Site Activities (Kaizen) leading to $500k+ in first six months
Reduced scrap by 40 % through identifying critical elements in standardized work (KPI) and rapid experiments
Improved productivity and schedule attainment by 10% in three months
Reduced raw material inventory by $820k in six months
• Increased inventory turns from 5.1 to 6.4 in six months

Realized cost savings of $540k through strategic sourcing of a purchased part within one month
Reduced setup and changeover time by 38% and 51% on stainless steel linkage machining and assembly line through SMED
Reduced $300k backlog of $3MM machining product line in 3 weeks
• Rebalanced labor on brake shoe and lining assembly lines to achieve $500k+ annual savings
Reduced downtime in U-cell by $66k through change in error proofing resulting in $13k personal award

• Maintenance Team Leadership
• Plant Turnarounds
• Steel Manufacturing
• Foundry Operations – Art Metals
• Casting Operations
• Automotive / Aerospace
• Chemical Manufacturing
• Assembly Operations
• Stamping Operations
• Welding Operations
• Fabrication Operations
• General Manufacturing Operations
• Transportation Maintenance
• Plastics Manufacturing
• Part/Component Manufacturing
• Facility Maintenance Planning
• Maintenance Planning
• Multicraft Unionized Workforce
• Working with Contract Maintenance
• Leading Multiple Shift Maintenance
• Capital Equipment ROI
• Equipment Purchasing
• Maintaining Critical Spares Inventory
• Equipment Installation
• Moving Production Equipment
• TPM Total Preventative Maintenance
• CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System
• Improving Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
• Lean Manufacturing
• Holding Kaizen Events
• Holding Kanban
• Managing Work Orders
• Troubleshooting Equipment
• Equipment ROI Metrics
• Machine Repair
• Dismantling / Moving Equipment
• Planning / Scheduling / Organizing
• Project Management
• Stamping Presses
• Extrusion Equipment
• Cost Savings Implementation
• Budget Reduction
• Tool Commodity Management
• Capacity planning, costs, profit and loss

Education & Certifications


Professional Development
• Delphi Manufacturing System / Toyota Production System Seminar
• Trained in Lean manufacturing tools.
Trained in SAP, Epicor, Baan MRP systems.
• Certified ISO9001-2008 internal auditor. Trained in TS16949, AS9100 Rev C.
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ISSC
Certified SMED Black Belt / Total Productive Maintenance Black Belt / Lean Daily Management Black Belt from (Belden)
• Train the Trainer