Technical Production Manager
Mid-States Supply Company Inc.
Full time design engineer in the oil and natural gas valve modification industry along with managerial duties and overseeing a manufacturing facility housing approximately 50 skilled welders, machinists, and hydro-static testers. Full time drafting of weld maps, assemblies, modification blueprints, and machine prints for valve modification requiring machining, removal of flanges, changes of end connection, internal bore welding processes, semi robotic welding, ND&T inspection, weld call outs and more. From a management perspective I was involved in the design, qualification and implementation of our ISO 9001 certification program, paperwork and form design, design layout forms, flow of shop, and safety certifications. Initially began with layout of the shop, work flow design, welding certification direction, and machine selection. Redesigned and reworked existing new hydro static testing equipment and implemented my own DAQ software and standards to the industry standard API6D. In this position I have co-managed a manufacturing shop from the ground up, providing direction and lean manufacturing techniques and advice anywhere possible, from purchasing of shop supplies, thorough multiple construction and redesign phases in the facility. This has been an amazing and rewarding position that I planned to never leave and eventually retire from, unfortunate financial changes in the company have cut back hours, staff, and salaries, my main concern lays in the lack of stability. I am based in Kansas City with the hope and plan of staying here, in a secure and stable position.