Steven Klein

Steven Klein

Core Competencies

*World Class Manufacturing      *Project Management      *Safety

*Budgeting-P&L          *Six-Sigma              *Strategic Planning

*Kaizen                                    *Capital Expenditures          *Training & Development

*Change Management  *Team Building            *Quality Systems

Areas of Expertise

I am a true change agent.  I do not believe in the "because that's the way we've always done it" mentality.

Proven track record of developing both supervisory staff and employees

Implemented automated manufacturing and directed continuous improvement programs

Skilled in Microsoft office and MRP/ERP systems

Summary of Qualifications

  • Twenty years of experience in production and operations management.
  • Leadership experience in both traditional and teaming environments.
  • Promotes an environment of continuous improvement utilizing lean philosophies.
  • Extensive shop floor production experience in a high volume, high mix, assembly environment.
  • Well versed in ISO 9000 procedures.
  • Ability to manage through influence, not authority.
  • Possesses strong analytical, computer, and written/oral communication skills.

Work History

Work History
2009 - 2010

Continuous Improvement Engineer

SFI
Utilized lean manufacturing principles to achieve organizational goals and objectives.Trained plant personnel to employ lean methodology in their daily activities.Developed and monitored continuous improvement metrics. Managed multiple projects simultaneously. ·Achieved over $160,000 in production savings by implementing new tooling fixtures and machinery.
  • Introduced improved manufacturing processes and production tracking methods.
  • Set up training and development programs for new employees.
2005 - 2009

Plant Manager

ADC Manufacturing

Responsible for entire plant operations for the manufacture of chain link fence fittings.The plant was comprised of five manufacturing processes: die casting, powder coating, stamping, galvanizing and assembly.Planned and developed budgets for direct/indirect hours, capital projects, machinery and supplies.Responsible for shipping/receiving, environmental, quality and inventory operations.Managed 6 group leaders and 58 hourly employees.

  • Improved plant earnings 33% by incorporating automation and lean initiatives.
  • Developed quality control procedures which reduced scrap by 20% in less than 2 years.
  • Saved 24% of plant supplies cost by implementing an improved procurement plan.
  • Mentored supervisory staff in employee development programs and improved production efficiency.
  • Implemented a safety program and established a job safety analysis of all factory equipment.
2003 - 2004

Production Manager

Triton ATM

Managed 5 supervisors and 112 employees in both subassembly and final assembly of ATMs.Converted 3 traditional assembly lines into manufacturing cells utilizing Kaizen events.Developed processes and procedures to improve quality and reduce scrap.Enhanced employee development by implementing cross-training and job rotation.

  • Increased production output by 30% utilizing lean processes.
  • Improved first pass yield, as a quality measure, by 25%.
  • Instituted a productivity tracking system to gauge performance and efficiency.
  • Participated in strategic planning to develop future business objectives.
2000 - 2003

Assembly Manager

Delta Faucet

Managed 5 supervisors and 112 employees in both subassembly and final assembly of ATMs.Converted 3 traditional assembly lines into manufacturing cells utilizing Kaizen events.Developed processes and procedures to improve quality and reduce scrap.Enhanced employee development by implementing cross-training and job rotation.

  • Increased production output by 30% utilizing lean processes.
  • Improved first pass yield, as a quality measure, by 25%.
  • Instituted a productivity tracking system to gauge performance and efficiency.
  • Participated in strategic planning to develop future business objectives.
1989 - 1999

Production Supervisor

Boeing Company

Production Supervisor1995 - 1999

Managed 2 team leaders and 27 associates in the manufacture of sheet metal assemblies for aircraft.Accountable for meeting manufacturing schedules, within budget constraints.Improved quality processes that exceeded customer expectations.

  • Increased productivity 23% by eliminating non-value added tasks and reducing cycle times.
  • Reorganized the assembly area incorporating 5S principles.
  • Reduced scrap 15% through improved work instructions, visual aids and utilizing best practices.

Scheduler1989 – 1995

Developed and managed production schedules for several aircraft programs.Developed both master schedules and detailed schedules.

  • Prepared 30-60-90 look-ahead charts for forecasting purposes.
  • Met with customers on a continuous basis to ensure that production deadlines were attained in a timely manner.
  • Member of the “make or buy” committee.

Education

Education
1989 - 1991

M.A.

Webster University
1981 - 1985

B.S.

University of Arizona