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Operations Director (209679) Black Belt / Journeyman Tool Maker / CQM Certified Quality Mgr / Auto Tier 1 / Will Relo

STRONG Operations Leader with excellent analytical, leadership, and communication skills. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a CQM Certified Quality Manager, and a Journeyman Tool Maker with 20 years of highly successful service in the manufacturing and metal forming industry. A proven multi-disciplined leader, who gets the job done working at both operational and strategic levels.

He has extensive experience in Quality, APQP, TS16949, ISO14001, Manufacturing, Robotics, Stamping/Metal Forming, Welding, Machining, Maintenance, and PM activities. His leadership includes leading both union and nonunion manufacturing teams to deliver improvements to processes and the bottom line. This exceptional Game-Changing Talent is currently employed but is interested in confidentially exploring new manufacturing operations leadership opportunities. This is an opportunity to add a proven leader who has a strong record of delivering productivity improvements and resolving operational problems. He is willing to relocate

• Developed and implemented new processes which improved overall throughput by 25%. This was accomplished through line improvements and the reduction of unnecessary manpower movements.
Reduced warranty costs by 17% by implementing end of line vision system ensuring the customer received exactly what they ordered.
• Responsible for all engineering, maintenance, dimensional, welding, sealing, torque, and metal quality in the running of this body in a white venture between the company and FCA.
Interact with 23 Tier 2 suppliers to ensure all inbound material meets all plant quality standards.
• Responsible for putting all quality/process procedures in place that resulted in the best launch of production in Chrysler history for a body shop.
• Managed the team’s successful integration of both ISO 14001 and TS 16949 at this new facility.
• Collaborated with the team on reducing Workers Comp payments with 1066 days without a lost-time injury.
• Manage both union and non-union employees
• Championed Black Belt certification project that resulted in 10% reduction in TAKT time
• Championed Black Belt certification project that resulted in $1.00 Cost per Unit in scrap savings.
• Verify build of Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler during production
• Develop and build tooling and fixtures to aid in the assembly process.
• Actively mentor peers and subordinates
• Provide decisive leadership in complex technical environments
• Proven problem solver using analytical skills
• Black Belt – Shainin problem-solving methodology
• Decision-making based on data and risk analysis
• Successful in challenging, ambiguous, and fast-moving situations
• Have a “can do”, team-focused management style
• Stamping Operations
• Assembly Operations
• Inspection Fixtures
• Machining Operations
• Grinding Operations

• Non-Destructive Testing
• Penetrant Inspection
• Ultrasonic Inspection
• Welding Operations
• Implementing Lean Manufacturing
• 6S Experience
• AutoCAD
• Capital Equipment ROI
• Continuous Improvement Goals
• Controlling Labor Costs
• Taking Corrective Action
• Developing Cost-Effective Manufacturing Processes
• Developing Performance Metrics
• Developing Production Plans
• ERP Systems / MRP Systems
• Eliminating Bottlenecks
• FIFO Staging
• Implementing Continuous Improvement
• Leading Continuous Improvement
• Managing Multiple Projects
• Manufacturing BOM
• Metal Fabrication
• Optimizing Manufacturing Processes
• OEE Improvement
• P & L Responsibility
• Process Capability Index (Cpk)
• Product Engineering
• Project Management
• Providing Technical Support
• Statistical Process Control (SPC)
• Supervising Multi-discipline Teams
• Total Quality Management (TQM)
• Training Teams
• Troubleshooting Processes

Education / Certifications / Training

Bachelors Degree
• Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
• Six Sigma Black Belt
• Certified Quality Manager

• Kepner Tregoe – Project management
• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
• TS 16949 and ISO 14001.