Chief Engineer

Name : racota1
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Somerset,KY
Job Title Chief Engineer
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : To continue my carear for atleast another 10 years.
Resume :  










Tool & Die Maker : 1972 to 1983 Robinson Tool & Die.
Duties included repair and maintaining of tooling and building new tools.

Chief Engineer: Qwik Tool & Manufacturing 1983 to 1985
Duties included designing and implementing tooling for the customer.

Plant Manager/Manufacturing Manager; Qwik Tool 1985 to 1987
Duties include managing the press department, toolroom, screw machine division, and resistant welding division.

Assistant General Manager, Qwik Tool, 1987 to 1997
Duties included managing 140 employees in the manufacturing process in a job shop environment. Which included the stamping of parts, production resistance and spot welding, toolroom, quality control and shipping & receiving. I oversaw the implantation of ISO 9001.
During my years as Assistant G.M. Qwik grew from a company of $500,000 EAU in sales and 32 employees on one shift to $13.5 million EAU in sales with 140 employees on 3 shifts.

Plant Manager, B&H Tool 1997 to 1998
Duties include managing the building of tools but also the stamping department.

Owner and President of Racota Manufacturing Inc., 1998 to 2007
It was a metal stamping company for the automotive market.
Duties included overseeing all financial aspects of the company, scheduling of production, overseeing the purchasing of material for JIT delivery, overseeing Quality control, instituted JIT and lean manufacturing. At our start we have two employees and less than $100,000 EAU and grew to 21 employees and $1.6 million EAU in just 5 years. In 2007 sold to Maru Manufacturing Inc.


Chief Engineer, 2007 to 2008. Maru Mfg. Inc
Duties included quoting all new jobs and placing new jobs with the building tool shop. Scheduling of production, overseeing Quality control, and shipping. I was laid off in July 2008 due to down turn in the automotive industry.

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Education:
Degree in Tool & Die Making Somerset Vocational School
Associate Degree Mechanical Engineering University of Kentucky
2 years at Somerset Community College, 2 years at University Of Kentucky




Summary

Senior Manufacturing Manager with extensive experience in operations, project management, budgeting, planning, scheduling, personnel development and customer relations. Responsible, detail oriented with strong leadership, organizational, analytical, problem solving, communication, and relationship management skills.



I have had several classes on Management and Human Resource.
I have many years of managing and scheduling, keeping the manufacturing process on schedule.
I have knowledge in and have managed Quality Control. ISO 9001
I know how to operate on just-in-time to keep the inventory low as possible.
I know lean manufacturing and kaban system.
I know how to communicate and work with employees to get the work done.
I am a quick study on how other systems operate.










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