Dynamic, demonstrated leadership abilities and proven progressive managerial and supervisory experience coupled with a uniquely successful style of professional development and driven process improvement make me an asset to any company. I bring to the table a wide array of experience in the industrial production and manufacturing field, having worked for companies that provide global products and
Dynamic, demonstrated leadership abilities and proven progressive managerial and supervisory experience coupled with a uniquely successful style of professional development and driven process improvement make me an asset to any company. I bring to the table a wide array of experience in the industrial production and manufacturing field, having worked for companies that provide global products and solutions across a variety of consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Experience in machining and metalworking, electrical and mechanical assembly, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, fiberglass and carbon fiber composites and a lot more. Leadership and supervisory experience from small dedicated teams to all the way up to large technical services as well as production and manufacturing operations across multiple countries have provided me with the skill set to operate in environments from mundane to mayhem while delivering results that exceed expectations, save money and consistently come in ahead of schedule.
Production Manager @ From November 2014 to Present (2 months) Des Moines, IowaProduction Supervisor @ From June 2014 to November 2014 (6 months) Des Moines, Iowa AreaShift Manager @ Managing four direct-report salaried Production Supervisors and a production staff of 150 employees in a 24 hour a day production environment, manage day-to-day manufacturing operations in a leading composites manufacturer providing near-aerospace quality wind turbine blades at industrial costs. Focusing on scheduling, production management, process control, personnel development and performance management to exceed established production goals and delivery rates while reducing direct and indirect costs, scrap rate and cycle time. From March 2011 to June 2014 (3 years 4 months) Newton, IowaDeputy Fire Chief - Operations @ Served as the principal operations officer for a combination Paid/Volunteer Fire Department, supervising an operations staff of 46 Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Coordinated day-to-day staffing levels, scheduling, training, certification, equipment maintenance and record keeping for all department equipment and personnel. Directly supervised a subordinate staff of 7 Company Officers, providing professional development and counseling to ensure operational goals were met. Ensured compliance with a large variety of local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws. Also served as the Certification Coordinator for the department, responsible for training and certification of all staff. From March 2008 to February 2011 (3 years) Final Assembler @ Assembled and constructed a variety of industrial food processing and handling equipment, industrial forklift battery changers, and related sub-components and assemblies. Using blueprints and shop drawings, assembled electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components into finished machines. Experience with metal fabrication, industrial electric, hydraulic and pneumatic lift systems and painting of finished machines. Prepared finished machinery for over the road shipment to end users. From January 2008 to June 2008 (6 months) Machinist @ Machined a large variety of centrifugally cast metal parts from rough cast through finished component. Used lathes, hones, and mills to machine components into specified dimensions as established by customer drawings and specifications. Operated forklifts, overhead cranes and hoists to move heavy components. Ensured conformance with customer specifications by use of calipers, micrometers, roughness gauges and other precision measuring equipment. From July 2007 to November 2007 (5 months) Assembler @ Assembled electrical sub-components, final assemblies and finished automated Airport Check-in kiosks. Read and interpreted blueprints and shop drawings to assemble individual parts into finished electrical components. Worked with multi-meters and other electrical test equipment, including Level 1 and 2 soldering of electrical switches and circuits. From April 2007 to July 2007 (4 months) Assistant Targeting NCO, Battalion Fire Support Element @ Served as the Assistant Battalion Fire Support NCO for the Brigade Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, providing targeting data gleaned from intelligence reports, satellite imagery, combat engagements and aerial reconnaissance assets. Responsible for updating maps and status boards to allow the Maneuver Commander up to date tactical data to accomplish his mission. Maintained a complex network of computers, satellite and FM radio communications, and target designation and observation equipment. From March 2003 to February 2007 (4 years) Press Operator @ Operated Injection Molded Plastic presses producing a variety of components for Maytag, Frigidaire, Lennox and other customers. Performed routine preventative maintenance on machinery and monitored operating conditions. Inspected molded parts for defects, short shots, deformities and other signs of improper operations; then initiated corrective action to alleviate the cause of the defects. Packaged, boxed, stacked and wrapped finished components for shipment to end-users. Maintained records and logs of press activity and problems. From June 2002 to February 2003 (9 months)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial Technology/Technician @ William Penn University From 2012 to 2016 Associate of Arts (A.A.), Leadership Studies, , A @ William Penn University From 2012 to 2014 High School Diploma, General Studies @ Oskaloosa Senior High School From 2000 to 2002 Andrew Gemmell is skilled in: MS Office Suite, Quality Assurance, Team Leadership, Leadership Development, Organizational..., Emergency Medicine, Emergency Services, Firefighting, Hazardous Materials, Rescue, Supervisory Skills, Staff Training, Staff Development, Staff Supervision, Assembly, Industrial Equipment, 5S, Continuous Improvement, Production Schedules, Lean Manufacturing, Composites, Carbon Fiber, Manufacturing, Wind Turbines, ISO, Machining, Process Improvement, Injection Molding, Operations Management, Renewable Energy, Team Building, Manufacturing..., Leadership, Iso 9000, Root Cause Analysis, Pneumatics, Manufacturing Operations, Wind, Quality Control, Turbines, Hydraulics, Forklift Operator, Inspection, Engineering, SPC, Kaizen, Training, Quality Management, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma
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