Production Supervisor Candidates

Candidate 1PS:

  • Candidate 1PS has his BS in Political Science with a minor in Business Management and has 3+ years experience in manufacturing.
  • He has managed up to 60 direct reports and has been over 7 lines supervising production and packaging/ shipping.
  • He describes his management style as a driver.  He is very team oriented and asks his team to bring him the facts and they will make a decision off the facts.  He is firm but fair.
  • He is a quick learner and would love an opportunity to get into the automotive industry. He has spent his career in food manufacturing.
  • He is located in Georgia.

 

Candidate 2PS:

  • Candidate 2PS has been in Manufacturing for 20 years.
  • Most of his experience has been in the Automotive industry but he has worked in Industrial/Medical Gas, Bathroom accessory and power tool industry.
  • He has managed up to 145 people he describes his management style as “hands-on”.  His approach is very much to work with his operators to understand what they do and learn the process before he makes any suggestions for improvement. When dealing with employee issues he is very much someone would audit the situation and then ask questions which would identify the reason why the issue arose in the first place. Most of the times it may be a lack of understanding and training may be something do as a follow-up.
  • In his current role, he works for a company which manufactures structural components for light and commercial vehicles. So he is very familiar with stamping, welding and fabrication processes.
  • In terms of his experience, he has 2 years in machining, 3 years in fabrication,10 years in stamping and welding and 5 years in shipping.
  • For inventory control and Warehouse management he utilizes JDE for Inventory control, they carry out inventory check once a month where they inventory count their WIP. For Warehouse management, he uses JDE with Oracle.
  • He communicates very well and has a lot of manufacturing knowledge
  • He used to have forklift certification but would need to get a refresher.
  • Candidate 2PS currently commuted to Kentucky but would like to permanantly relocate to Georgia.

 

Candidate 3PS:

  • Candidate 3PS has worked in Manufacturing for 17 years and has been a lead/supervisor for 12 years.
  • He has managed up to 49 associates. His management style is “Hands on” and “lead by example” He believes you must learn the processes before you can manage the employees. He also ensures that goals are set which will determine boundaries in which to be successful as a team. He is happy to roll his sleeves and help associates as needed and without judgment.
  • He has a full understanding of welding and punches processes.
  • One of his recent projects was to be involved in the transition of a sister plant in California and move all to Georgia. He spearheaded this transition and was involved from start to end. In January 2017 he till June 2017 he lived in California and learned, documented, and was trained on all the process and flow of the California site. This was a huge task as the California manufacturing had over total of 100 years of experience which was being lost.
  • He then returned to Georgia and was involved in the moving, setup, hiring and training of the associates and a year later they are at 80% California capacity.
  • In his last role, he was the Subject Matter Expert on transitioning equipment to and from other facilities to one site.  He was successful in the training and hiring of the staff which ended up saving money as they went from 3 shift to 2 shift and still met customer demand output.
  • He has been involved in hiring of most of associates in his current team and feels he has a good judge of character to building a successful and positive team.
  • He communicates very well and is driven and motivated.
  • Candidate 3PS resides in Lawrenceville, GA.

 

Candidate 4PS:

  • Candidate 4PS has been in working in the manufacturing industry in the US for 20 years.
  • He has worked in various industries including cosmetic, household, raw sugar, and construction materials manufacturing.
  • In his career he has managed upto 150 directs and held various roles such as project engineer, maintenance manager to plant manager.
  • His management style is “hands on” and considerate. He is a big advocate for creating a positive team environment. He would like his team members to “feel they want to be here”. He is happy to jump in and help where needed but also encourage associates to problem solve themselves. When improving or changing a system, he encourages teams to get involved and empower them to make improvements.
  • He is black belt and lean certified. He has been involved in various project improvements.
  • Through his career, he has had to work with suppliers, internal and external consumers to resolve conflict and ensure that all parties were satisfied with the solution.
  • He also is very familiar with setting budgets, monitoring and maintaining financial reports.
  • He is an advanced user to Excel and has used the tool for running analysis.
  • Most of his ERP experience have been in SAP.
  • He currently resides in Cumming, GA.

 

Candidate 5PS:

  • Candidate 5PS has 4 years experience as a supervisor and 12 years experience in fabrication/ manufacturing environments.
  • He is a GREAT communicator and it is easy to see why he is an accomplished supervisor- he comes across as a natural leader.
  • He has an understanding of welding and hardware insertion and hahands-onon experience with brake presses, punches, grinding and finishing.
  • He has managed between 10-15 direct reports and describes his management style as one based on respect and open communication.  He has “one on ones” every week to 2 weeks with each employee where they discuss how they are doing, what their goals are, any concerns etc.  He has also done most of his employees jobs so he is able to jump in when needed and has a good understanding of the challenges they face.
  • He currently works in a fast paced environment and has a solid understanding of all of the machinery on the floor. He always educates himself on new machinery so he can know the “ins and outs” of the machine and be able to address any issue an operator may encounter.
  • He is very detail oriented and loves to dive into the analytics of on time delivery each week to see where improvements can be made.
  • He has experience tracking KPIs and works closely with scheduling and planning to ensure production goals are met.
  • 4 months ago he set a KPI to be at a goal of 85% efficient each month.  The last two months they were at 97 and 98%.
  • Candidate 5PS is located in Lawrenceville.

 

Candidate 6PS:

  • Candidate 6PS has close to 15 years in laboratory environments supervising highly regulated processes.
  • She is currently with a medical lab on 1st shift. Genova does molecular genetics typing.
  • Robin manages sample processing TAT (turnaround time), monitors employee accuracy, handles scheduling, and insures adherence and compliance with all regulations and protocols.
  • She has had as many as 36 employees that she supervised.
  • During her career, she has been recognized for promoting elevated morale.
  • She has achieved excellent turnaround times during high volume samples processing.
  • She also has demonstrated she’s a team leader by valuing both the bottom line and the staff.
  • She’s also been recognized for exceeding expectations under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Candidate 6PS lives in Buford, GA.

 

Candidate 7PS:

  • Candidate 7PS has 20 years Electrical troubleshooting skills and 8 years experience in Management. He also has an AA degree.
  • He currently supervises 14 direct reports in industrial electrical and mechanical maintenance. He handles their daily work assignments and vacation schedules.
  • He is a very hands-on manager and walks the floors, he runs daily “Pass Down” meetings where outgoing shifts tell incoming shifts what is going on, pass on status of their projects. He runs daily safety meeting at the end of these meetings.
  • He handles budgets and orders for all maintenance projects, such as ordering parts and Quarterly budgets.
  • He has handled “Lock out-Shut down” every year, during this time they are shutdown for 1-2 weeks and perform major PM, check amps, change gear boxes, etc. He handles all the necessary out side contractors needed to prepare for this major shutdown pervious to it as well.
  • He has 20 years experience in maintenance of electrical equipment, he has experience with AB, Siemens, Automation Direct PLC’s, he can read wire diagrams and instrumentation drawings, he is up to date on local and national electrical codes, he has handled ordering and budgets, and has 8 years of management experience.

 

Candidate 8PS:

  • Candidate 8PS has his BS in Quality Management, is a certified LSS Black Belt and has certified others in both yellow and green belt.
  • He was previously the CI Manager responsible for facilitating Lean events for three facilities.
  • He spent the majority of his time on the plant floor interacting with hourly employees. He has 25 years management experience, managed up to 30 direct reports, up to 150 employees; he is very hands-on and believes in consistency over all shifts. He gains the trust of his employees.
  • He has led multiple kaizen events and walked me through a specific event where he identified a loss through statistical analysis, assembled a team to initiate a chemical recycling process that resulted in $56k savings per month.
  • He was responsible for taking 5 companies through their ISO 90001 to their 90015 changeovers.
  • He has driven production line optimization, synchronizing processes and tracking speed, efficiency and quality.
  • He has also stabilized quality output by tracking wear on line components using SPC and implementing a PM program to maintain tolerance requirements.
  • He utilizes time studies and tracks KPIs with data collection.
  • He describes himself as an expert in Excel, MS Project, and project mapping. He has 20 years experience with SAP’s (AX, SAP, AS400). He has experience with barcodes, bin location and hold areas.
  • He has done warehouse lean projects setting up SAP programs and implementing Tollgate. He has experience Planning and Scheduling and knows the availability of material 6 weeks out.
  • He has also set up flow processes for new equipment.
  • Candidate 8PS is located in Flowery Branch.

 

Candidate 9PS:

  • Candidate 9PS is an Industrial Engineer and has been in the Manufacturing industry for 27 years. In addition to his bachelor’s degree, he has an LSS Green belt and a Lean Academy Black belt.
  • He began his manufacturing career in the UK working for European company which grew through acquisition and led him to relocate to the United Sates in 2011. He is a Green card holder.
  • He has managed up to 400 employees, describes his management style as a Leader who takes initiative, mentors and takes a coaching approach with his employees. Over his time in management, he has developed many of his key staff members. He believes the key for developing staff members to ensure that they look at facts and data and not so much emotion and opinion.
  • He has 5 years’ experience working in a 24/7 process manufacturing environment.
  • When looking at yield and scrap reduction, he believes it begins with OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) system. Three key areas are Availability, Product and Quality. This is start point one you evaluate and have a start point this evaluation will determine the bottlenecks/waster which then would lead to Lean tools being used and waste reduced.
  • One of his recent scrap reduction achievement was OEE system, defining KPI’s, using Lean tools such a Pareto with a team of management and reducing scrap from $14k to $5k in a 6-month period.
  • He has used various ERP/MRP systems, such as SAP, AS400, MGP pro, QAD.
  • Candidate 9PS lives in Cumming, GA.

 

Candidate 10PS:

  •  Candidate 10PS has a BBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and 10+ years experience in Manufacturing.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. and spent most of his tenure in Management.
  • His management style is Servant Leadership.  Developed and coached a natural work team, providing ongoing coaching to employees with regards to quality standards and root cause analysis investigations to reapply learned materials where applicable.
  • He has SAP experience- Super user that rolled out software for 6 Plants.
  • He has experience with Process Manufacturing, and examples of reducing waste: Calibrated fillers at the start of each shift, eliminating line jams by 11%, and reducing line and filler stoppages by 4%.

 

Candidate 11PS:

  • Candidate 11PS has his BS in Quality Management, is a certified LSS Black Belt and has certified others in both yellow and green belt.
  • He was previously the CI Manager responsible for facilitating Lean events for three facilities.
  • He spent the majority of his time on the plant floor interacting with hourly employees. He has 25 years management experience, managed up to 30 direct reports, up to 150 employees; he is very hands on and believes in consistency over all shifts. He gains the trust of his employees. Plan today for tomorrow. He teaches them to be Proactive instead of reactive.
  • He has led multiple kaizen events and walked me through a specific event where he identified a loss through statistical analysis, assembled a team to initiate a chemical recycling process that resulted in $56k savings per month.
  • He was responsible for taking 5 companies through their ISO 90001 to their 90015 changeovers.  He was just recently sent to the Netherlands to do this.
  • He describes himself as a very “hands-on” project manager who puts a solid focus on project cost-effectiveness, safety, and quality.
  • His style is to develop Kaizen events “execute” park results in a 6-month review and then track the sustainability of the outcomes.
  • He has managed projects from recycling oil in water (machine tool lubrication) to speeding up machine throughput (from 900/hr. to 1500/hr.).
  • He has driven production line optimization, synchronizing processes and tracking speed, efficiency and quality.
  • He has also stabilized quality output by tracking wear on line components using SPC and implementing a PM program to maintain tolerance requirements.
  • He utilizes time studies, and tracks KPIs with data collection.
  • He describes himself as an expert in Excel, MS Project, and project mapping. He has 20 years experience with SAP’s (AX, SAP, AS400). He has experience with barcodes, bin location and hold areas.
  • He has done warehouse lean projects setting up SAP programs and implementing Tollgate. He has experience Planning and Scheduling and knows the availability of material 6 weeks out.
  • He has also set up flow processes for new equipment.
  • Candidate 11PS is located in Flowery Branch.

 

Candidate 12PS:

  • Candidate 12PS has 30 years experience in manufacturing with over 20 years in management.  He has worked 6+ years in 24/7 operations and has a good understanding of process manufacturing and custom manufacturing/ made to order and just in time production.
  • He is a Lean practitioner and has his LSS Green Belt certification.  He loves a challenge and has been a part of organizations at all stages of their lean journey.
  • He enjoys problem solving and likes to ask questions to determine root causes and then work as a team to address the issue.  He believes that in order to instill any changes operators must see the value in what they are doing and understand how the change will help them and the company as a whole.
  • He has extensive experience in packaging and meeting customers individual specs
  • He has primarily use AS400 for his ERP.
  • He has worked in Value Stream structures where he was responsible for production in 4 value streams – directly managing 4 Value Stream Managers and indirectly managing up to 180 employees.
  • He is a very hands-on manager and spends most of his time on the plant floor.  He does Gemba walks and Plant Tours each shift so he can observe, ask questions and then analyze. He interacts with the hourly employees and believes they often have the answer to a problem you just have to ask the right questions.
  • He did not finish his Electrical Engineering Degree but he feels that his extensive experience has provided him with the practical and technical knowledge to manage production
  • He is a great communicator and a strong leader.
  • Candidate 12PS is located in John’s Creek, GA.

 

Candidate 13PS:

  • Candidate 13PS has his BS in Advertising, he has 8 years in Management in manufacturing environment. Prior to this manufacturing career he spent 10 years in the Military as a Electrical Systems Specialist.
  • In his manufacturing career he has managed up to 100 employees with up to 4 direct reports including production, maintenance, quality and safety.
  • His management style is a “Firm but Fair” one. He is driven by metrics and constantly wanting to improvement upon them.
  • He uses Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies daily. Once an opportunity has been identified for improvement, he would lead a cross functional team to discuss, carry out root cause analysis, implement the changes and then measure the improvement to ensure that improvement has been made.
  • He has worked in various industries in his career from Pulp and Paper to Construction. He also has a vast amount of experience with the electrical system, PCB Boards, motors, actuators and troubleshooting electrical circuits.
  • In his current role he uses SAP for all reporting capabilities and uses excel to manipulate and analyze data. He works in a made to order environment, so production metrics are key.
  • Candidate 23PS lives in Lawrenceville, GA.

 

Candidate 14PS:

  • Candidate 14PS has a BS in Industrial Technology and an MBA.
  • He has worked in manufacturing for most of his career. He currently works for his brother’s business as a Field Manager, this was a company which his brother started from the ground up, now the business is stable he is looking to move back and continue his manufacturing management career.
  • He has a total of 13 years management experience of which 10 have been in manufacturing. Industries include Automotive, food, aerospace, and processes such as fabrication, assembly, welding, and CNC machining.
  • His management style is to be the sponsor for his employees, provide them the tools and resources to get the job done as well as set expectations and accountability to ensure that the plan is on schedule. He has always had daily/weekly updates with his teams.
  • He has managed up to 60 employees which included 4 directs such as team leads, supervisors, and maintenance personnel.
  • His lean and continuous experience with tools such as 5S, TPM as well as leading Kaizen teams and events.
  • When working on defining waste and what to improve on, he is very much driven by metrics, he looks at the amount of overtime, Quality issues and reject rate. Once he identifies the waste to go after, he then builds a cross-functional team, who then reviews goals, targets and an action plan, once that project action plan is defined he uses Excel to keep track of key steps as well as monitor progress/delays which may impact the end goal.
  • With regards to MRP systems, he has mainly used SAP but also experienced JD Edwards, Epicor and AS 400.
  • Candidate 14PS resides in Lilburn, GA.

 

Candidate 15PS:

  • Candidate 15PS has his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and 30+ years experience in manufacturing and management.
  • He has worked in a variety of industries from automotive to electrical, and has extensive training in Lean.  He even worked for 3 years as a Lean consultant where he would spend a month to a month and a half at different manufacturing facilities training employees on Lean techniques including 5S, Genba walks and Kaizen events.
  • He has a strong mechanical aptitude and familiarity with machinery-Manual Shear Press, Manual Bending Press, Various Hand and Motorized Tools. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty and enjoys being on the plant floor.
  • A few examples of Lean/ CI projects he has lead:
    • Worked with Scheduling and Sales through SAP system to manage scheduling and timing of production.
    • Maximized equipment use through the implementation of the OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) reporting process.
    • Maximized Product Yield and Throughput through the implementation of Visual Layered Auditing System.
    • Designed more efficient packaging standards for a variety of assemblies.  Reduced manpower by 10%.
    • Managed Kaizen Improvements to increase productivity and product flow by 1.5%.
    • Increased Productivity more than 20%, by implementing one piece product flow and standardized work procedures.
    • Reduced in-process scrap by 50 %, and Rework by 75%.  Resulting in better product flow.
    • Reduced Assembly Downtime 30 minutes per shift (5 Lines), by implementing a Water Spider to deliver material
  • He has project management experience and strong leadership skills.
  • He describes his management style as: Leading through listening.  He believes that Operators often know the job the best and he likes to form cross-functional teams to identify problems on the floor and then come up with ways to improve them.  He motivates and gains “buy in” through “friendly competition.” For example, he set up a competition based around 5S. He grouped each station into teams and then performed monthly audits. The team with the highest score was invited to a lunch and given a gift card.
  • Candidate 15PS resides in Stone Mountain, GA.

 

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