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High-energy, safety first, results driven Operations Manager offering 17 years of progressive leadership experience. A focused business leader successful in managing, motivating, and leading multiple teams to not only meet company KPIs but exceed them above expectations. I remain calm and poised even in high-pressure situations delivering against all opportunities.

  • New production plant startup
  • Change Management
  • Multi-unit operations management
  • Capital investment planning
  • Financial and cash flow analyses
  • Continuous improvements
  • Systems implementation
  • Communication improvements
  • Microsoft Office expertise
  • Maintenance planning
  • Team Building/Leadership
  • High-pressure environments
  • SAP
  • PM Programs
  • Six Sigma understanding
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Schedule management
  • Production planning
Work Experience
Plant Manager 10/2013 to Current Michael Foods Inc. Gaylord , MN
  • Directly Manages a high volume, large 2 plant facility with 6 departments ,20 production supervisors, safety manager, warehouse , manager, scheduling manager, Maintenance manger, Hr manager, and CI manager all reporting to me.
  • A safety first leader driving a safety record-able reduction of 49% year over year .
  • Lead facility to a 99.7 % first pass quality, by enforcing product standards and coaching to a high level of quality.
  • Oversaw continuous improvement initiatives in 4 departments, to drive production efficiency
  • Communicated company philosophies and policies, demonstrated work routines and documented performance.
  • Developed, fy budget, and continue to hold facility adherent to favorable cost variance.
  • Develop capital projects for porocess improvements
  • Trained, mentored and supported high-performing team, providing regular performance review, feedback and coaching in deficient areas.
  • Managed profit and loss by following cash control procedures, maintaining inventory, managing labor and reviewing financial reports.
  • An Experinced change management leader
Plant Manager 12/2009 to 09/2013 Red's All Natural, LLC Sioux City, IA
  • Lead a USDA/FDA Food processing Facility with 1st and 2nd shift production teams of 250 hourly, salaried and management employees.
  • Enforced a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Implemented a PM program through SAP that helped maintenance team to maintain existing and new production equipment, resulting in a 99% reliability.
  • Established and maintained clear production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Lead a human and food safety 1st culture resulting in zero OSHA record-able incidents for 472 days and a 99.87% first pass quality
  • Cut company production operating budget by $518,000 through automating production processes that were previously manual.
  • Planned, directed and coordinated operations of all major departments, including production, machinery and processing within company policies and procedures.
Operations Manager/Manufacturing Engineer 03/2006 to 11/2009 Sioux City Foundry Sioux City, Iowa
  • Managed a steel manufacturing plant with 297 salaried and hourly employees
  • Met KPIs and exceed them by 25% within 18 months in a plant that previously had not met KPIs in the last 4 years
  • Maintained and managed P&L budget- of 18,000,000 dollars
  • Developed new analytics log to allow team to monitor production out put
  • Improved efficiency and productivity by eliminating waste and production constraints using Lean manufacturing principles
  • Monitored, managed, and communicated strategic objectives with corporate.
  • Lead teams to deliver customer orders with a 100% on time rate over 5 years
Airfield Manager/ Division Officer 06/2002 to 08/2012 U.S. Navy/ active and reserves USA
  • Learned world class conflict resolution and leadership skills
  • Directed 850 personnel in the day to day duties of a naval airfield
  • Managed $20,000,000 budget for naval equipment and personnel operating expenses
  • Delivered tactical training for 150 naval security officers
  • Supervised 300 personnel on board two naval ships in security and defense operation.
  • Oversaw ship's maintenance schedules on behalf of clients to maintain optimal efficiency and performance.
  • Monitored progress and pace of work to keep projects on schedule.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering 2002 Iowa State University Ames, IA
Certification: Lean Sigma Six 2012 Villanova University Villanova, PA, United States

Lean Manufacturing Green Belt

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Electrician performing detailed repairs and installation. Works well with multiple tasks at hand providing a positive mood and work environment. Strives to complete necessary work on time.
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Secret Clearance
  • Repair Equipment Items/Mechanical Devices
  • Operate Equipment or Vehicles
  • Prepare Reports
  • Handle Detailed Work/Data
  • Improvise Action
  • Install Electrical Systems/Parts
Led a division of personnel in the rebuild of a damaged electronic power source switching device restoring the ship to having firefighting capabilities
Professional Experience
01/2012 to Current
Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator US Navy Norflok, VA

  • Use electrical test equipment to locate circuit faults.
  • Test transformers, low or high voltage breakers,  power cables, or other associated equipment for operational functionality.
  • Interpret information in detailed blueprints, charts, and sketches to adjust, replace, and repair high voltage equipment.
  • Use hot-line protective equipment
  • Operates and performs organizational level maintenance on electrical systems for surface ship nuclear propulsion plants
  • Operates and maintains power and lighting circuits, electrical fixtures, motors, generators, controllers, switchboards, voltage and frequency regulators, and other test equipment
  • Tests for short circuits, rebuilds electrical equipment

07/2011 to 12/2011
Willbros T&D Services Fort Worth, TX
  • Worked in a crew to install residential and commercial electrical distribution systems
  • Repaired and replaced damaged system components
  • Maintained tools, equipment and vehicles
Education and Training
High School Diploma Boswell High School Fort Worth, TX, USA
Nuclear Field "A" School (Electrician's Mate) Nuclear Power Training Command Goose Creek, SC, USA 27  Credit Hours
Naval Power School, Enlisted: Nuclear Power Training Command Goose Creek, SC, USA 35 Credit Hours
Prototype Training Electrician's Mates/Electronic's Technician): Nuclear Power Training Unit Ballston Spa, NY, USA 15 Credit Hours
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Enthusiastic individual with in-depth knowledge of tools, building material, construction, assembly, electrical and plumbing maintenance. 
  • Customer service oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Dependable independent worker
  • Safety understanding
  • Organizational ability
  • Good at following instructions
  • Strong communication skills
  • ​Team player
  • Knowledgeable in repairing, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems for drainage, heating, drinking, and venting. 
  • Skilled with diagnosis, repair, and installation of electrical panels, outlets, fixtures, and wiring. 
  • Troubleshooting strengths.
  • Installed structures and fixtures, such as window, doors, and moldings.
  • Carpentry knowledge such as painting, drywall, flooring, and tiling. 
Stock Clerk 01/2014 to 07/2015 AARP SCSEP Cocoa , FL
Treatment Plant Operator 01/1996 to 01/2003 Ecosystematics, Inc Tavernier, FL
Environmental Lab Technician 01/1998 to 12/2000 City of Cocoa Cocoa, FL
Self Employed Handyman 06/1990 to 04/2005 Ecosystematic Inc Cocoa, FL

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Volunteer Experience
Loader/Unloader 04/2015 to Current House of Hope
  • Load and unload trucks for the food & clothing ministry.
  • Distribute food and clothing.
03/2005 to 09/2008 Sharing Center
  • Organize pantry and warehouse.
  • Distribute lunches to clients that come to the Sharing center.
EPA Certification in HVAC
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Professional Summary

A well-rounded analytical thinker. I am determined to get any task accomplished safely and effectively under deadlines, while using strategic business and logical decision making skills with the companies interests and goals in mind.

Work History
Safety Specialist/ Senior Technician, 12/2018 to Current
EDF Renewable Energy Wichita, KS
  • Optimized new employee training on gear and procedures to maximize team safety.
  • Developed recommendations to reduce hazards by improving gear, behaviors and procedures.
  • Eliminated dangerous behaviors potentially impacting worker safety in settings through careful analysis and process optimization.
  • Monitored inventory and reported items to be restocked for each job.
  • Escorted inspectors and answered questions about facility operations.
  • Wrote reports outlining safety issues and potential correction options.
  • Led training courses for employees at all levels.
  • Supported audit procedures to check all procedures, processes and work standards.
Plant Auxiliary Operator and Plant Safety Specialist, 05/2016 to 03/2017
EDF Heartland Biogas 19179 Weld County Rd 49 LaSalle, CO 80645
  • Analyze all plant processes in detail to troubleshoot and maintain functionality of the facility.
  • Troubleshoot alarms, warnings faults in the field and in the board room.
  • Analyze and complete tasks that need to be done throughout the day without them being delegated.
  • Complete plant operation check sheets, totalizators, lab sampling and gas analysis.
  • Perform Lock Out Tag Out on damaged equipment and for work contracted out.
  • Learn and understand all parts of the plant operations using manuals, personnel and SCADA.
  • Develop a safe work culture in a new business for EDF and adapt company policies to fit gas plant operations.
  • Monthly facility inspections, documentation of broken and repaired safety equipment, attend safety calls a safety training meetings.
Lead Tech and Safety Specialist, 06/2013 to 05/2016
EDF Renewable Services 700 State Highway 13 Rock River, WY 82083
  • Make sound business decisions while being lead trouble shooter between home wind site and sister wind sites.
  • Training new hires in maintenance activities, company policies and procedures. Create new work procedures and updated old procedures.
  • Maintain monthly inventory to make sure parts going out for projects where tracked properly as to keep contractor inventory line up organized.
  • Maintain and organized safety culture including 101 documentation for onsite training activities, facility safety inspections and collaborating with supervisor and management for new and efficient safety equipment.
  • Use SAP to manage site technicians' times and to make job task work orders.
  • Torque and tensioning
  • Hydraulic schematics and troubleshooting
  • Pneumatic schematics and troubleshooting
  • Electrical wiring, troubleshooting 24vdc to 690vac
  • High voltage safety and switching
  • Understand human machine interface and controllers
  • Wind Farm SCADA systems and Gas Plant SCADA systems

  • 6 years mechanical background and electrical
  • Great PC computer skills
  • Knowledge of motor controlles and pumps
  • Knowledge of power distribution and transmission
  • Operation of heavy equipment
  • Operation of heavy
Associate of Applied Science : Wind Energy , 2013
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY