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Reuben l Open to Any available Position
Written by MiJobz 512040     October 02, 2013    
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My objective is to be employed as a Lean Coordinator or Practitioner within manufacturing, maintenance, engineering & project mgt. disciplines.

Reuben - Dynamic, highly motivated and goal-oriented...

My broad experience enables me to uniquely support continuous improvement efforts in administration, equipment (mech. & elec.), software, & manufacturing arenas using Lean & Six Sigma philosophies.

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United States


Qualities sought in an employer / business partner:
-Can do Multi Tasking

Work Experience

Work Experience
• Sulzer Pumps USA, Portland, OR 2008 - 2010
Project Manager (Released due to weak petrochemical industry)
-Within this multinational specialized centrifugal pump manufacturer I managed a project load of over $18,000,000
-Served as primary contact for customers upon order placement. Reviewed and formally acknowledged customer purchase orders. Confirmed legal terms and conditions were acceptable and bound company to contracts.
-Organized, implemented and monitored all activities associated with project execution including engineering, testing, purchasing, documentation, scheduling and production. Ensured customer satisfaction. Lead a Kaizen.
-Exceeded financial targets by discovering up-selling opportunities and skillfully negotiating contract changes.

• Stack Metallurgical Services, Portland, OR 2006 - 2008
Maintenance Manager (Released due to weak US economy)
-Within this 72,000 sqft heat treating company I managed the Equipment and Facility Maintenance Dept. I supervised, trained, hired/fired, and joined millwrights, in caring out all industrial maintenance using Lean & TPM.
-Used MS Access and created a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) including corrective action and preventative maintenance work-orders. Also created a purchasing and spare parts inventory system.
-Improved equipment up-time instituted preventative, & planned maintenance. Lead a number of Lean Kaizens.
-Equipment included: Vacuum furnaces, electric fired batch furnaces in addition to typical industrial equipment.

• ESCO Corporation, Portland, OR 2004 - 2006
Equipment Maintenance Team Leader & Value Stream Manager at Plant 3
-Within this world class steel foundry I supervised, coordinated, & joined a small team of millwrights, in caring out industrial maintenance on a shift. Installed, commissioned, maintained, & decommissioned equipment & facilities.
-Equipment included: Pumps, gear boxes, motors, furnaces, conveyers, cranes, & measurement devices.
-Facilitated 5S & Kaizen events, & lead other Lean Manufacturing initiatives & practices. While working for 8 months as a Value Stream Manager, I managed two production paths (value streams) through the plant. I optimized manufacturing flow by creating pitch times, developing and single-handedly building And-On boards (activity tracking), and reduced processing times while increasing product quality and man-power productivity.

• Equipment Maintenance Systems, Inc., Portland, OR 2002 - 2004
Self Employed
-I provided systems development and software tools that enabled managers to organize, engage, monitor, and hold engineers and technicians accountable so that they could keep equipment performing as required.
-I envisioned & developed a small business, sought & received investment, and managed a three person staff.
-Independently developed, and carried out all management tasks: project management, personnel management, marketing, sales accounting, payroll, budgets, software architecture and concepts.

• LSI Logic Corp., Gresham, OR 2001 - 2002
Equipment Manager, CMP Equip. (laid off due to weak 9/11 economy during company’s 33% downsize)
-Within this semiconductor manufacturer, I lead a maintenance dept. & increased overall equipment up-time by 16% within 8 months of arriving while increasing productivity, reducing headcount and department budget.
-Reduced repair time by increasing level of technician training, shift-to-shift communications, and technician accountability. Positively impacted MTBF, MTTR, and overall PM time.
-Accurately forecasted equipment up time, department headcount and production yields based on “project impacts”, “impact timelines”, and production forecasts. Initiated “Business-Centered Maintenance” approach to all facets of maintenance organization. Managed 14 direct techs, 20 vendor techs, and 2 equipment engineers.

• Siltronic Corp., Portland, OR 1996 - 2001
Process & Equipment Engineer, Silicon Crystal Growing and Inspection Dept.
-Within this silicon wafer foundry, I supported crystalline structure inspection and OD grinding process steps.
-Resolved complex equipment and process problems on Lybold 2003 and 2004 crystal growing furnaces & vacuum pumps, Ueda grinders, Meyer Berger and Disco saws, Secasi X-ray goniometers, Leco gas fusion analyzers, Bio-Rad and Eco FTIR spectroscopy, Quantimet visual-inspection systems, and other equipment.
-Reduced processing times, and improved yields utilizing DOE, capability (Cpk) and capacity analysis, and Failure Mode Analysis. Created facility layouts & designed fixtures using Auto CAD.

• Other employers are shown below. Additional details will be provided upon request.
-Integrated Process Equipment Corp, Manufacturing Manager & Engr., Portland, OR 1994 – 1996
-Martin Marietta Astronautics, Space Systems, Project Engineer San Diego, CA 1990 – 1994
-Navistar International Transportation Corp., Design Engineer, Fort Wayne, IN 1988 – 1990


Which languages do you speak?
Do you have a degree?
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE · B.S. Mechanical Engineering Tuskegee University, AL
University attended?
GRADUATE LEVEL STUDIES (24 credit hours earned) · M.S. Project Management (12 credit hours in core curriculum) Portland State University, Portland, OR · MBA Studies (12 credit hours in core curriculum) Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion,
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