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Successful Production Supervisor

A talented production supervisor with ten years’ experience in leading 60 assemblers and technical staff in the assembly, testing and packaging of more than 1.25 million printers, and 250,000 circuit boards. Saved more than $1.2 million through scrap reduction, productivity and materials handling improvements, reduced breakage, repairing parts, better inventory control, improved retention of key personnel, less absenteeism, and on-time fulfillment of production orders.

Skills include:



Production Management

Inventory Control



Circuit Board Repair

Engineering Change Orders

Recruitment and Training

Employee Reviews

Cost Control and Reduction

MS Word, Excel, Outlook, BAAN, Oracle, Access, PowerPoint


Zebra Technologies, Inc., Camarillo, California                                                                                   1999-2009

Production Supervisor

Managed four printer production lines, assembling mobile and desktop printers, and printed circuit board assemblies for the largest specialty label and barcode printer manufacturer serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and logistics industries with sales of more than $900 million. Supervised up to 60 assemblers, inspectors, production leads, solderers, material handlers, testers, packagers and rework production staff.

  • Produced up to 30 different models during each shift, assembling printed circuit boards, plastics, mechanical assemblies, hardware, printer ribbons and packaging materials.

  • Trained seven Chinese staff from the company’s new subcontractor, who will eventually replace the U.S. production line.

  • Improved the quality of the production lines from 95% to 99.85%.

  • Improved the line production efficiency from 70% to 100%.

  • Successfully implemented ISO-9001 standards.

  • Scheduled and planned work for each line, including parts requirements.

  • Prepared daily reports on production, inventory and final testing results.

  • Maintained a spreadsheet database on production flow, production problems, cycle counts, quality, head count and cross-training of personnel.

  • Trained production staff in ISO-9001.

  • Monitored parts shortages and interruption of production lines.

  • Prepared prototypes prior to full production.

  • Maintained the Operator Certification database.

  • Using the Kronos Time Keeping System, monitored daily attendance.

  • Recruited more than 500 production-assembly associates over ten years.

  • Conducted disciplinary action, including employee conflicts and other issues.

  • Carried out department performance reviews.

  • Oversaw the department’s safety.

  • Trained ten Production Leads in all aspects of assembly, testing, packaging and reworking.

  • Conducted daily exercises to keep the department in good shape.

  • Coordinated all technical and personnel problems with the Engineering, Shipping, Quality, Scheduling, Warehouse, Human Resources, Product Management and Facilities Departments as well as the company’s outside temporary employment agency.


Began career as a supervisor in a major department store.


Divine Word College, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Science, Commerce and Accounting

Other Courses: Leadership, Accounting, Demand Flow Technology (DFT), Electro Static Devices (ESD), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO-9001, Essential Leadership, Safety

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