VP of Manufacturing

Name : Joseph
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Houston,TX
Job Title VP of Manufacturing
Relocation Preferences : United States
Objective : Joseph McCaleb
Tomball, TX 77375 mccalebj[at]prodigy.net 281.251.2049

Target Position: Plant Manager


Increasing a company output by streamlining work flow and eliminating waste through lean manufacturing is my expertise. As an experienced Manager, I who know how to get the most from any production process. Skilled in a wide variety of manufacturing situations I have the ability to adapt to any kind of change quickly and effectively. Over the years I have developed a number of skills. Some of them are:

Ability to forecast long-term strategies and direct operations to meet goals.
Extensive experience with contractors, outsourcing, and customer interaction. 25+ years of hands on, supervisory, and management, fabrication and manufacturing experience.

Management background from small job shop situations to large construction and oil field projects for large corporations.

Skill in the areas of plant management, operations, and project management and am well versed in business strategy and planning.

Expertise in improving work flow and production output to improve any organizations bottom line.

When can we get together either in person or on the phone to discuss your operations needs and issues and how I can solve them?


Joseph McCaleb

Resume :  
Continuous Improvement / Cost Containment / Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma / JIT / Kaizen
Quality Assurance / Safety / KPI / Plant Layout / Labor Control / Value Stream Management

Driving performance and productivity, I identified issues, implemented solutions and achieved alignment with the mission and vision of diverse manufacturing organizations. Formulating and executing high impact initiatives and improvements, I managed facilities and operations to top level performance and enhanced profitability.

Managing spending against budget and changes in production volume
Applying advanced knowledge of manufacturing practices and engineering principles
Ensuring high levels of performance in safety, quality, delivery and cost
Performing ongoing review of production, inventory and equipment capacity and utilization

My credentials include a BS, Management, from Almeda University, Boise, ID. My ongoing professional development includes Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Autocad Certifications, a Marketing Strategy Certification from Cornell University, and Diploma in Professional Project Management from Ashworth College.


Increased fabrication production 50%. Fabrication operations at Shield Air Solutions were not moving at optimal speed and down time was increasing. Convinced the President and Board of Directors of the need for specified equipment. Located, purchased and installed requisite needs and achieved predicted increase in production.

Designed and built generator set. TPS Houston Group needed a generator set that could be flown by helicopter to hard to reach areas, jungles, mountains, oil platforms, etc. Completed design and build of a transportable power station, largest of its kind to this day. Company secured a patent and is producing it at a price of $500K+ per unit.

Saved significant costs with Six Sigma implementation. Earned Six Sigma Certification while with Goodman Manufacturing, first in company to achieve it. Implemented DMAIC principles on the powdercoat line, enabling elimination of 3rd shift in this department. Saved 33% in departmental costs.

Improved operations of fabrication shop at W.H. Porter. Joined Company at a time when improvements were needed in the fabrication shop. Used 5s to immediately clean it, laid out machinery for better work flow, repaired machines, and instituted JIT manufacturing. Went from assembling components for 9 buildings per week to 50+.

Reorganized department and change over procedures. Die change over times was taking too long, causing slow down in production at Goodman. Applied lean manufacturing, specifically SMED, to reorganize stamping dept. and change over methods. Reduced change over times from average 30 minutes to average eight minutes.


Plant Manager, Shield Air Solutions, Inc. 2012 to 2013. Managed all aspects of manufacturing operations for explosion-proof, hazardous duty, and corrosion-resistant air conditioners for use in a variety of industrial environments. Full P&L accountability / managed six direct, 82 indirect personnel. Position eliminated / downsizing.

Fabrication Manager, TPS Houston Group LLC, 2006 to 2012. Provider of design, fabrication, maintenance and overhaul of power units and generation equipment for municipal power applications and the oil & gas industry. Managed manufacturing of all company products including fabrication, assembly and painting. Full P&L.

Provided quotes and estimates. Designed and built largest helicopter rig generator set in the world. Fabricated generator sets for oil & gas industry and other skidded packages, such as mud pumps, tanks, and pressure vessels, on projects valued at up to $35M. Managed 30 personnel.

Plant Manager, AAA Technology, 2005 to 2006. Fabricator of tensioning devices (pipe supports) for the oil refining industry. Directed all aspects of manufacturing and maintenance operations. Worked with Director of QA and Safety in streamlining manufacturing processes. Analyzed, modified and implemented new policies / procedures.

Manufacturing Supervisor / Shift Safety Officer, Goodman Manufacturing, 2004 to 2005. Builder of furnaces and air conditioners with an intense production schedule and five assembly lines. Supervised up to 60 personnel in an ISO certified manufacturing assembly environment. Worked closely with quality assurance and engineering.

Earlier: Lead/Foreman, Penny Sheet Metal. Fabricator, Weimann Ironworks. Supervisor, Custom Architectural Products. Lead, Holland Sheet Metal. Supervisor, W. H. Porter. US Navy, 4 yrs active, 14 reserve, 34 credits.
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