Josh Jones

Josh Jones

Work History

Work History

Bechtel Group - The engineering, construction, and project management firm is the US's #1 contractor (ahead of Fluor) per Engineering News-Record. It operates worldwide and has participated in such historic projects as the construction of Hoover Dam and the cleanup of the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

Manager, Systems Group Bechtel Equipment Operations 2005-Present

Established and managed a permanent systems group responsible for application development/maintenance, database/reporting, technical/user support and process improvement.Position required management of systems utilized by large global user base covering multiple disciplines including but not limited to Finance, Procurement, Contracts, Business Management, Traffic & Logistics and Warehouse Fulfillment. Led Six Sigma improvement initiatives and fostered development of Six Sigma education among staff.Recruited, hired and developed in-house staff and managed outsourced resources.

Key Projects & Achievements

·Created new processes and managed development of supporting application for forecasting and reserving equipment for future projects.Led the change initiative from inception to closure through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders.New process allowed for forecasting of future fleet usage resulting in improved accuracy in capital expenditure forecasts and an increase in overall fleet utilization.

·Oversaw RFI/RFQ selection process and implementation of ERP system for managing the procurement, rental, sales, asset management, accounting and finance of both a $400+ million construction equipment and a $100+ million computer equipment fleet.

·Created and implemented methodology for new Operating Center rate structure. New rates were devised to cover costs and to achieve a goal of zero profits.

MIS Manager

Bechtel Equipment Operations 2001-2005

Managed the accumulation, processing and distribution of data pertinent to all BEO departments/functions.Management included system development, reporting systems, data warehousing, ad-hoc reporting and direction/development of direct and in-direct reports.

Key Projects & Achievements

·Initiated, planned, executed and successfully deployed web-based portal responsible for operational and financial management reporting.System provided consolidated and secure access to data for global customer base, BEO business units and staff.

·Developed web-based tracking system for centralizing corporate IT assets.System resulted in an increase in overall asset utilization and significant decrease in capital expenditure.

Lead Developer/Analyst

Bechtel Equipment Operations 1999-2001

Led all facets of software development lifecycle from conceptual phase to completion including analysis of stakeholder needs, design, rapid prototyping and implementation.

Key Projects & Achievements

·Developed web-based ordering/work order system that allowed configuration and shipment of over $7 million of computer assets.System saved over 2-1/2 full-time equivalent non-manual employees.

·Initiated and coordinated effort to outsource all components of Bechtel promotional goods service.Effort included influencing Bechtel corporate, leading RFI/RFQ process and managing the migration of services between Bechtel and the new vendor.

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Ford Motor Company - Ford Motor began a manufacturing revolution with its mass production assembly lines in the early 20th century. The company is now firmly entrenched in the status quo as one of the world's largest makers of cars and trucks. Its vehicle brands include Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Support

Employed Through Technology Consulting, Inc. 1998-1999

Provided support for production critical computer integrated manufacturing systems at Ford Kentucky Truck Plant.

Key Projects & Achievements

·Initiated and developed web-based helpdesk application responsible for logging support calls on the local intranet.The system allowed for an automated process for logging calls, passing calls onto the next shift and metrics based reporting.

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Bechtel Group - The engineering, construction, and project management firm is the US's #1 contractor (ahead of Fluor) per Engineering News-Record. It operates worldwide and has participated in such historic projects as the construction of Hoover Dam and the cleanup of the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

Developer/Analyst

Bechtel Equipment Operations 1997-1998

Designed and maintained various applications and reports including: BEO intranet, web-based inventory system for large computer fleet, maintenance and upgrade to inventory system for large construction equipment fleet, web-based catalog for resale of small tools and reporting systems for all departments.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber - Cooper Tire & Rubber is the fourth largest tire manufacturer in North America and among the top 10 in the world. It makes and sells replacement tires mainly for passenger cars and light trucks but also for motorcycles, race cars, and off-road vehicles. Cooper operates eight manufacturing facilities and some 40 distribution centers worldwide.

Programmer

Employed Through VanEman & Associates 1994-1997

Developed and documented complex programs for analyzing quality and uniformity for a large tire plant whose production exceeded 40,000 tires a day.Programs supported viewing of over twenty parameters including rim size, mold and other selection criteria.Monitored product flow during installation of automation products.