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Hands-On Production Supervisor

A hands-on production supervisor who has managed manufacturing departments for defense and commercial electro-mechanical manufacturers that have sold in excess of $645 million. Production processes employed hand and automated assemblies, wire harnessing, wire wrapping, torque processes, hand and automated soldering, plating, coil winding, mechanical and electrical testing, touch-up painting, labeling, silk screening, serializing and packaging.

Expertise includes outstanding manufacturing, assembly, leadership, training, cost control, planning, scheduling, documentation, material handling, light engineering and testing skills.


Zebra Technologies, Camarillo, California                                                                                      2000-Present

Production Supervisor

Manage the Production Assembly Department with two lines producing eight bar code printers for the largest specialty label and card printing company serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, postal, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and shipping industries with sales of more than $900 million. Over the past nine years, managed the assembly, testing and packaging of more than 1 million bar code and mobile printers, representing $252 million in sales.

  • Supervised up to four leads and 70 direct associates in the assembly, testing and packaging bar code and mobile printers.

  • Maintained records on production, quality, attendance, scheduling, delivery, reworks, production issues, Baan and Kronos systems and personnel.

  • Hired 75 production workers and improved retention from 10% to 0%.

  • Worked for six months in the company’s Warwick, Rhode Island facility, training 20 associates in assembly, testing and packaging mobile printers.

  • Reduced assembly, testing and packaging of mobile printer from 112 minutes to 64 minutes a printer.

Litton Guidance & Controls, Northridge, California                                                                             1981-2000

Production Analyst (1986-2000)
Production Supervisor (1981-1986)

Worked with Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering in resolving production problems relating to test failures for a weapons guidance system used by the U.S. Navy for a large Defense Department contractor.

  • Managed the production, assembly, testing, finishing and packaging of Identification Friend or Foe products with a team of 30 associates.

  • Prepared documentation and reports on production, components, testing, quality control, reworks and shipped products.

  • Maintained secret level security over all inventory in stock, work in process and finished goods.

  • Managed human resources functions within the department concerning attendance, reviews, direction, training, absenteeism, illness and performance.

  • Setup and maintained all automated equipment and trained operators in its use.

  • Managed the department’s tool crib and setup all installations for the assembly line.

  • Implemented change orders.

  • Participated in daily meetings with senior management concerning production, assembly and shipping requirements.

  • Conducted meetings with customers concerning specific products and services.


Hueme High School, Hueme, California

Academic Diploma


Essentials of Leadership
AltaLift – Train the Trainer in Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks
Caterpillar – Safety Training – Principles of Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks
Fully qualified on ISO, GMP, DFT and ESD

Other courses: Total Quality Management, Just-in-Time, Ten Danger Zones of Supervision, Production Control, Supervision, Method Sheets, Sexual Harassment, Quality Control, Leadership, Fork Lift Training, CNC Programming, MS Office, Employee Relations, Management, NASA High Reliability Soldering

Software: Windows Vista (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Baan, Oracle and Internet

Languages: Bilingual – English and Spanish

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 241957, West Los Angeles, California 90024-9757
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