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Operations Manager Resume

Lake Forest, IL

SUMMARY:

Degreed engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in areas of operations management, project management, product engineering, product development, safety engineering, engineering management, and quality. Hands - on problem solver, results-oriented, innovative and creative, customer-focused, strong team player, reliable and accountable, with excellent communication skills. Earned several patents.

SKILLS:

  • Operations Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, Quality Management
  • Consumer products, product design, development, and production, DFMA
  • Injection molding, blow and rotational molding; thermoforming; metal forming, casting
  • Scheduling, procurement, facilities management, international shipping/receiving, inventory control
  • SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Lake Forest, IL

Operations Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed injection molding, assembly, and packaging operations of manufacturing plant employing up to 100 full-time employees and producing up to 24 million projectiles per year.
  • Reprioritized and realigned staffing to increase production capacity by 30% with minimal cost impact.
  • Streamlined purchasing, inventory control, shipping, and receiving functions.
  • Managed doubling of annual production volume while meeting order due dates and 100% customer satisfaction.

Confidential, Westmont, IL

Program/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Master project manager on process-improvement projects for McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety System, producing 1.4 billion toys per year.
  • Successfully manage projects including development of qualified materials process and list, restricted substances list, system safety specifications manual, raw-material specifications, lab-capabilities study.

Confidential, Des Plaines, IL

Technical Services Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed staff of Technical Service Engineers, Field Applications Engineers, and Lab Technicians.
  • Oversaw testing and evaluations of new products.
  • Created detailed technical documents to support agents and customers.

Confidential, Arlington Hts., IL

Quality Director, Safety Engineering Manager, Senior Safety Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully managed accounts of several Fortune 500 consumer-products manufacturers, helping them design their products to reduce potential injuries and recalls.
  • Led global training of customers and their suppliers on principles of safe product design.
  • Managed team of safety engineers charged with developing new accounts.
  • Led the successful opening of a new consumer-goods testing laboratory, staffing up to 100 employees, with annual revenues over $5 million.
  • Directed successful ISO 17025 accreditation process.

Confidential, Schiller Park, IL

Manager of Product Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Managed successful development of products for Sears Craftsman tool line, responsible for budget of $2 million, including capital equipment and sourced components. Reduced planned expenses by $400,000. Product was featured on a Bob Vila infomercial. Patent awarded.
  • Invented concept and managed development of Multi-grip Holding System, combining features of one-handed bar clamp and portable vise. Patents awarded.
  • Created department of Product Engineering, hiring and managing staff of six engineers.

Confidential, Arlington Hts, IL

Product Development Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Invented and developed industry-leading self-contained emergency eyewash stations. Multiple patents awarded.
  • Invented emergency decontamination shower and accessories. Patent awarded.
  • Developed line of products for incidents involving potential bloodborne pathogen contamination.

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