Charles Dennis

Summary

Accomplished, credentialed plant operations professional with 20+ years of supervisor and management experience with leading manufacturer of building materials and products. Skilled in ensuring a safe work environment, overseeing product quality, equipment maintenance, meeting production schedules, and operator training. Effective communicator and strong team leadership with excellent mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Manager with strong backgroud in production control, machining center operations and tooling activities.
  • Experienced in supervising manufacturing processes, from raw material to finished product.
  • Skilled in using a variety of  measuring instruments and inspection procedures.
  • Extensive experience in all aspect paint coatings.
  • Oversee all plant maintenance with hands on experience electrical, plumping, high pressure air repairs. 

Work History

Work History

Store Manager

National Lumber

In charge of all aspects of store operations with an emphasis on subordinate management and training.

  • Interviewed, hired, trained, mentored, coached and evaluated performance of 150+ employees. 
  • Responsible for all phases of day-to-day store operations.

  • Established sales goals, managed budgets and devised sales forecasts.

  • Maximized sales and profitability of assigned areas through execution of company programs.

  • Responsible for personnel management, merchandise selection and presentation and store operations.

  • Worked with store managers to ensure merchandise changes aligned with sales patterns.

  • Managed total store level operations, including staff hiring, training, evaluation and work scheduling. 

  • Handled budgeting tracking, accounting and payroll.

  • Coordinated all inventory with receiving and merchandising.

  • Directed loss prevention initiatives.

  • Responsible for over seeing training in electrical, plumping, paint, lumber, hardware, and gardening departments.
Dec 2010 - Present

Shipping and Recieving Manager

Hoskin & Muir Inc.

Responsible for shipping and receiving and movement a raw product for fabrication.

  • All administration of documents into the inventory system.
  • Hands on fabrication of product in all departments.
  • Oversee delivery drivers of their daily routes.
  • Maintain all working machinery and do repairs.
  • Perform daily safety inspections keep all staff up to date on safety procedures.
  • Quality control in each fabrication department.
Aug 1989 - Mar 2010

Plant Manager

Fine Finish Sash & Door Inc

Started as sales manager and progressed through all levels to title of plant manager.

Directly managed all raw material resource management, milling, manufacturing, machinery, assembly, finishing, quality control, Maintenance repairs, delivery and shipping for 750+ units a month production.

  • Strong at setting priorities and making timely decisions.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Unique ability to recruit and successfully hire the best talent for particular positions. 
  • Action oriented with the ability to see things through from start to finish.
  • Adept at change management and site culture development.
  • High approachability factor. Receptive and productive discourse with employees, management, suppliers, customers, technicians and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong builder of effective teams, and a strong motivator of others.
  • Strong believer in personal learning and self development.

Accomplishments

  • Lowered workman compensation (MOD) 60% through constant workplace safety training, hazard awareness and machine maintenance.
  • Created cross training program for all employees at multiple shop and machine levels.
  • Developed on demand inventory control system.
  • Directly responsible for research and development of manufacturing details with Accoya Lumber.
  • Executed department procedures for milling, assembly, and Finishing  Accoya.

Education

Education

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

OSHA Workplace Safety Course

Private sector personnel OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Forklift & Lift Trucks Operation & Safety Management Course

Hyster
Mar 1976 - Dec 1978

Rio Honda

Skills

Skills

Home Improvement

Manufacturing Control Planning

Management Proficiency

Documentation Skills