Willie J. Leblue, MS
Phone: (254) 768-1936
Lean Manufacturing Principles•Statistical Process Control•Standard Operating Procedures•Employee Training•Process Auditing•Supplier Audits•Root Cause Analysis•First Piece Inspection
MASTER OF SCIENCE – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 2007 • 3.9 GPA
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, 1997 • 3.46 GPA
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas
ASSOCIATES IN APPLIED SCIENCE – ELECTRONIC SYTEMS TECHNOLOGY, 1997
Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
LEAR CORPORATION Arlington, Texas
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 2015 – 2018
Supervised work activity of 50 hourly UAW employees for a General Motors Tier I Supplier.
• Learned new manufacturing process while improving consistency in which production line achieved production target.
• Fostered teamwork among employees reducing the number of grievances generated.
ARTCOBELL CORPORATION Temple, Texas
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 2014 – 2015
Supervised work activity of 60 hourly associates in a metal fabrication (i.e. metal cutting and bending, welding,
paint and chrome departments).
• Participated and supported Kaizen events. Implemented Kanban inventory management system. Improved inventory traceability and accuracy. Reduced material outages by 40%.
• Successfully implemented welder’s training school to improve new hires skill set.
PACTIV CORPORATION Temple, Texas
TACTICAL UNIT MANAGER 2009 – 2012
Managed work activity of 120 hourly associates, the manufacturing process and $3M in equipment assets.
• Managed material flow and delivery from warehouse to production lines to ensure on-time product completion. Achieved 98% on-time delivery.
• Coordinated line layout projects and recruited team member participation. As a result, improved resource utilization and reduced labor waste with an annual cost savings of $300k.
• Conducted monthly safety training meetings with team to increase employee safety awareness. As a result, team achieved zero recordable incidents to consecutive years, helping the plant exceed safety goal.
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TEXAS HYDRAULICS Temple, Texas
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/QUALITY MANAGER 2007 – 2009
Managed work activity of salaried and hourly associates and the production process for manufacturing hydraulic cylinders.
• Generated quality data reports to track quality trends and highlight reoccurring quality issues for 5Y root cause analysis. Successfully organized action teams to address quality issues resulting in a scrap reduction of $60k per month to less than $10k.
• Calculated, tracked and reported internal and external scrap issues and communicated results to senior management. Report served as a tool to track performance against internal quality goals as well as our ability to meet customer expectations and to help identify where quality improvements were needed.
• Interacted with customer via Corrective Action Reporting and visited customer sites to resolve quality issues and sustain good business relations.
• Authored and developed Standard Operating Procedures. Coordinated implementation and training for entire plant workforce of 1000 employees. Successfully achieved ISO 9001 certification.
EASTERLINE ARMTEC COUNTERMEASURES East Camden, Arkansas
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 2005 – 2007
Played an integral role in starting the weekend shift operation. Supervised 60 union employees and managed (2) facilities on site in accordance with union/company agreement. Developed process improvement initiatives and authored department Standard Operating Procedures.
• Led an interdepartmental, multi-functional team that identified root causes to scrap generated by critical processes. Team identified equipment failures and employee work practices as the root cause. Developed employee training program and updated Standard Operating Procedures to instruct employees how to respond to abnormal conditions. Reduced scrap by 15% at an annualized savings of $1.5M.
• Instrumental in the development and implementation of the Just-In-Time (JIT) material delivery improvement initiative. Designed a communication center that served as a visual reference for the time and location of material delivered. Streamlined Work in Progress (WIP), eliminating line idle time. Increased production by 25% across (3) shifts.
ACCESS INDUSTRIES Grandview, Missouri
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR 2004
Supervised the assembly activities of 50 non-union employees in an elevator and lift chair manufacturing operation. Managed several departments with different functions, coordinated material procurement with department heads, conducted employee evaluations and assigned wage increases based on performance. Recruited and interviewed employees and mentored (3) junior leaders.
JOHNSON CONTROLS St. Joseph, Missouri
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/QUALITY ASSURANCE TECH. 1998 – 2003
Responsible for testing incoming raw material in a test lab environment. Performed final product tests for several work centers plant wide. Served as the sole point of contact representing the quality department on 2nd shift. Promoted to supervisor (2) months after hire date due to my “no job is impossible” attitude.
• Organized and implemented 5S program for a new 120,000 sq. ft. distribution center. Recruited team members, conducted initial training and organized a visit to a sister plant for further training on program benefits. Improved material flow to the assembly line, reducing line idle time with a 10% production increase across (5) shifts.
• Utilized effective team building methodology and one-on-one employee counseling. Exceeded production goals by 20% for (6) consecutive months, setting a new standard.
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UNITED STATES AIRFORCE Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas
GROUND RADIO TECHNICIAN (JOURNEYMAN) 1995 – 1998
• Installed, repaired and maintained ground to air radio communication equipment for the world’s largest international joint pilot training program. Electronic component troubleshooting and repair on a variation of platforms. Served as a Quality Assurance and Job Control Technician. Audited technician competencies, customer satisfaction and compliance to regulations.
• Assisted in the repair/change-out of a mission vital radio transmission antenna with minimal equipment downtime and zero effect to the end users pilot training program.
• The only candidate of 40 competing base wide selected to receive a grade promotion (6) months early. Selection criteria based on recommendation from superiors, performance, knowledge of military history, protocol and professional development.
• Recipient of Quarterly Award from a pool of 65 technicians for two consecutive quarters based on performance.
• Tracked open maintenance jobs and entered work actions into Access database tracking material usage and resource utilization.
• Assigned customer outages to responsible maintenance department to ensure prompt repair action. Liaison between repair team and customer.
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