Responsible for all facets of the manufacture of marine winches and their components, including production, scheduling, purchasing, coordinating outside vendors, quality control, maintenance, managing a production workforce of more than 30 hourly and salaried employees, negotiating with unions, hiring, reprimanding and terminating employees, initiating safety and environmental practices.
Responsible for document control and retention of all records of machines assembled including engineering changes during construction of each machine.
Also responsible for controlling the capital project that increased production capacity by over 120%.Responsibilities include mentoring a new engineering team in good manufacturing management.
Managed company’s production through several record years (operating at over 200% normal capacity) while also coordinating the new facilities building project with outside vendors.
Restructured warehouse and work order release scheme to conform to MRP demand schedule.
Continually troubleshoot production operations to identify potential mechanical or quality control issues leading to lost work time. Mentor Union shop personnel in manufacturing techniques.
Responsible for consulting with engineers in design reviews, in order to simplify manufacture of products resulting in cost savings.
Responsible for assembling bids for large projects on short time-lines.
Spear-headed the construction of corporation’s newest manufacturing operation and offices, including direction of site selection, plant layout and design, equipment specifications, purchasing and all start-up operations and process controls.