John Munoz

John P. Munoz 4504 121st Ave NE, Blaine MN 55449 Phone: 612 812-7758 E-Mail:

Organized, motivated, team player who works well under pressure and provides a team with strong leadership while continuously striving to achieve goals and maximize improvements. Transitional skills include: SAP, Agile & Accpac MRP systems, Infinity IQS, Grand Avenue, MS Office, ISO 13485 certification, OSHA regulations, CE designation, SOX compliance, 5S & Lean initiatives, GMP’s, SOP’s, and best practices.

Formal Education Associate of Arts degree May 2012 Century College, White Bear Lake, MN GPA: 3.83
Professional Experience
Heraeus Medical Components St. Paul, MN September 2012 – July 2015 Operations Supervisor
✓ Run shipping reports and coordinate with planner daily to review customer needs and ensure resources are available and placed appropriately to meet those needs.

✓ Monitor productivity and efficiency numbers to ensure we are meeting our goals. Meet with cell coordinators daily to review results and drive improvement.

✓ Plan and lead manufacturing process improvement projects to increase profitability and quality.

✓ Lead 5S and Kaizen activities to maximize cell layouts, maintain shop cleanliness, and improve visual standardization.

✓ Monitor and maintain area training and ensure all certification records are appropriate and up to date.

✓ Work directly with the development team to understand their needs on the shop floor and ensure equipment balance.

✓ Managed 20+ employees between the Housings and Delivery Wire departments.

✓ Worked with SS, Titanium, Platinum, and Nitinol materials.

✓ Familiar with Royal Master & Glebar grind machines as well as Haas & Fadal CNC’s.

Integra Lifesciences(formerly Omni-Tract Surgical, 98-09) St. Paul, MN June 1998 – Aug 2012 Manufacturing Lead March 2005 – Aug 2012
✓ Responsible for planning and directing the daily production activities through various reporting systems and a scheduling assistant.
✓ Plan and lead manufacturing process improvements. Implement BP (best practice) activities, and other Lean initiatives to optimize performance and drive short-term and long-term business improvements.
✓ Coordinate efforts to update and improve processes and procedures. Track and drive the results to verify the improvements are sustained.
✓ Work directly with all levels of management to ensure team goals and needs are met.
✓ Train and develop new and existing employees in several skilled areas such as: finishing, fabrication, brazing, assembly, receiving, and machining.

✓ Update machine schedules daily and adjust as necessary to maintain the most optimal efficiency and throughput.
✓ Develop, implement, and maintain various lean initiatives such as Kanban, 5S, value streams, setup reduction, cross-training, and standardizing.
✓ Maintain our calibration process and equipment to ensure it is in good standing and up to date.
✓ Conduct our safety audits and lead monthly safety meetings.
✓ Responsible for maintaining process and component inventories through various push and pull methods such as Kanban.
✓ Interface with Materials Management Department and Production Planner to ensure efficient flow of materials through operations
✓ Initiate and/or propose revisions to standard operating procedures involving new processes or equipment.
✓ Helped design and create templates for 5S drawer inserts in all area cabinets.
✓ Work with Process Engineering and Product Development to improve yield and reduce scrap

Machinist April 2001 – Mar 2005
✓ Ran and set-up multiple machines including: CNC mills (Fadal, Matsuura), CNC lathes (Mori-Seiki, Miyano), as well as many types of manual mills and lathes.

✓ Ensured machines were running consistently and efficiently in order to achieve goals and expectations.
✓ Initiated many process improvements and new fixture/tooling designs.

✓ Ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, make minor adjustments, and train associates to operate process equipment as well as to analyze problems.

Fabricator / Finisher June 1998 – April 2001

✓ Finished and fabricated all of the retractor blades and component hardware.

✓ Maintain finished good and daily output goals for fabricated items.

✓ Inform buyer and production control of any shortages or potential shortages of raw materials and components.

✓ Trained multiple employees in fabrication and finishing.

✓ Created CS trial kits for customers.


✓ Completed various Mfg classes and certifications such as the Advanced Leadership course through Trusight with Dr. Dean Russell.

✓ Taught a 3rd grade class as part of the Junior Achievement volunteer program.

✓ Participated in the Twin Cities Heart Walk festivities as the company mascot.

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