Joe T

Production Supervisor - 20 Years of Experience - Near 40403


Production Supervisor

Education Level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:



Joe Torres Resume E-Mail Tel-Phone- (270) 402-2109 Second # (270) 572-1955 Qualification Summary Strong background in the Automotive Plastic and Rubber industry. Responsible for supervision and scheduling of production with special emphasis on scrap reduction. Evaluation of experimental componets and troubleshooting. Carrying out of company policies and procedures as related to OSHA regulations. Conducting training of operating equipment in a safety related manner and the operation of a preventative maintenance program. Professional Experience Metalsa Structural Products Inc., Elizabethtown, KY. February 2015 to Current Coordinator • Overseeing building the F150 & Escalade structural frame in a robotic process. • Troubleshooting robot in the process. • Conducting Six Sigma projects. • Placing Poke Yokes on robotic process. • Established a system for continuous production. • Established Visual Standardized Work Instructions • Coordinating Daily Production Activities Toyotomi America Corporation 2014 to 2015 Project Specialist • Setting Up a new Stamping paint line for Toyota Sunroof • Conducting Time Study, Efficiency Study, Process Flow Study, Standardized Work Instructions, Training, • Working with Engineering and Production and placing TPS in place and conducting Kaizen / Six Sigma Projects. TGKY, Lebanon KY. 2007 – 2014 Production Supervisor • Supervisor over the extrusion and oven processes. • Supervised the rubber mixing department. • Experienced with Toyota Production Systems and coaching my employees at a Tier 1 supplier of Automotive Plastics supplying to Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi. • Directly responsible for two team leaders and 21 employees on 3 mixers. • Maintained a high quality of rubber and inventory of raw material. • Implemented continuous improvement initiatives which reduced headcount, reduced scrap and improved overall production. • Established a system for continuous production through scheduled breaks. • Responsible for implementing Poka Yokes in order to reduce mistakes and errors. GDX Automotive, Batesville AR. 2002 – 2007 Lean Manufacturing Engineer • Responsible for the upkeep and manufacturing process of the Mill room for two years. • Over saw all of the mixing projects plant wide. • Responsible for lean implementation in a Tier 1 supplier of weather stripping parts to Chrysler, Ford, GM and Mercedes. • Handled Common Sense Manufacturing Projects. • Implemented process improvements to reduce head count and placed Poke Yoke to prevent re-occurance. • Responsible for reducing equipment downtime within an Injection Molding and Extrusion process. Freudenberg NOK General Partnership, LaGrange GA. 1998 – 2001 Operations Supervisor (O-Rings) • Direct and Supervise up to 30 employees. • A German and Japanese partnership specializing in the assembly of Automotive Axles and manufacturing or O-Rings. • Implementation of Kaizen, Poke Yokes and Jidoka Programs. • Achieved and maintained ISO-9001/QS-9000 certification within the facility. Parker Hannifin Corp. 1976 – 1998 Parker Seal O-Ring Division, Matamoros Mexico 1997 – 1998 Finishing Supervisor • Supervisor over a two shift inspection and finishing operation. • Responsible for the hiring, training and maintaining of up to 40 direct reports including 2 team leaders on a daily basis. Parker Seal O-Ring Division, Berea KY. 1992 – 1997 Production Supervisor • Responsible for the two shift operation of the mixing, preparation and compression molding lines. • Responsible for the hiring, training and maintaining of 12 direct reports who were operating#4 Stewart Bulling Mixer and two open mill silicone mixing mills. Parker Seal O-Ring Division, McAllen TX. 1976 – 1992 Production Supervisor • Supervisor over a two shift mixing operation with 12 direct reports and 2 team leaders. • Responsible for the daily operation of the mixing department with three mixers. • Directly responsible for the ordering of all raw materials and ensuring inventory is stocked to meet production needs. • Handled the scheduling of production on both shifts. • Reduced scrap as well as machine down time. • Evaluated experimental compounds and troubleshot chemical issues with the experimental compounds. • Directed the Preventative Maintenance program for the facility. • Budgetary oversight for my department, to ensure company goals is met. Courses/Seminars • Intermediate Rubber Technology Correspondence Courses • Six Sigma Green Belt • Common Sense Manufacturing • Microsoft Office Suite • E.E.O. Training • Worker’s Compensation Seminar • S.P.C. Seminar • Lean Manufacturing Additional Skills • Bi-Lingual in English and Spanish • Education: High School Diploma • Pan American University School of Business Administration Two Years