Production Supervisor / Plant Manager Beverages Candidate CE090717


Production Supervisor

  • Promoted 4 times in his career, twice at current employer
  • Proven high performer, strong mechanical, electrical, background
  • Speaks the language of Maintenance (very mechanical)
  • Strong Food Science Background - BS level Microbiologist
  • Ran 5 aseptic filling lines, well versed in maintenance of aseptic filling hardware
  • Managing PLC programmers
  • No kids, married, home owner



To challenge new opportunities where my leadership skills, previous manufacturing experience, secondary education, and knowledge of the food and beverage industry can elevate the company and its products to new heights




Global Beverage Earning $86K + 10% bonus potential, + OT

  • Owner of finishing and filtering operations in the Brewing Department
  • Responsible for 24 hour coverage of finishing and filtering
  • Championed cellar 5S initiatives and executed Kaizen events
  • Responsible for team engagement initiatives and one to one development
  • Fostered collaborative problem solving environment
  • Owned budget and maximized labor hr/bbl
  • Directed maintenance activities and prioritized through SAP
  • Conducted daily and weekly department meetings
  • Established processes to ensure beer availability to packaging on time
  • Ensure Physical Chemistry and Microbiological of all beer was in specification
  • Monitored all work permits for LOTO and Confined Space Entry
  • Managed all department in-line instrument calibrations
  • Executed area sanitation walks with team members

Employed, seeking a better opportunity



Global Beverage Earning $78K

  • Managed 3 can, 3 bottle, and 1 keg line on shift for Safety, Quality, and Production
  • Responsible for hourly operators, maintenance technicians, and salary group managers across shift
  • Extensive knowledge of employee rules and regulations in a union facility
  • Accountable for all production across 7 packaging lines
  • Responsible for proper blocking and isolation of all non conforming product on shift
  • Responsible for all safety incidents on shift including across the brewery including property damage and personal injury of employees and contractors
  • Conducted appraisals and evaluations on all new hourly operators
  • Lead cross departmental meeting with brewing and quality to open department communications to any on shift issues and to ensure beer availability
  • Managed all staffing including callouts and solicited OT per company and union policies
  • Forward thinking and planning of next shift duties and opportunities
  • Planned staffing, scheduling, and beer availability for oncoming shift




Global Beverage

  • Audited technicians daily for MPA and MRU
  • Tracked weekly maintenance metrics through GMI
  • Currently rolling out operator WO's as a maintenance pillar project
  • Conducted weekly maintenance communication meeting when needed
  • Owner of maintenance parts budget
  • Responsible for creation of weekly and weekend technician schedule
  • Tracked maintenance labor budget daily and advised on staffing needs vs labor budget into weekend




Global Beverage Earning $75K

  • Managed hourly employees on 3 high speed can lines and 3 high speed bottle lines
  • Ensured Quality of packaged product through quality checks and blocking of non-conforming product
  • Conducted root cause analysis and 5 why's through completion of ABR's
  • Completed safety walks and had daily safety discussions with operators and technicians




National Bottling Company, Earning $85K

  • Built Quality System for a 450,000 square foot Greenfield facility
  • Established Quality Monitoring system to oversee the worlds lightest 0.5L bottle and cap
  • Successfully implemented SQF regiment through desk audit completion followed by onsite audits
  • Responsible for multiple auditing bodies including USDA, SQF, Kosher, IBWA, and customer audits including Costco, Walmart, and Sams Club
  • Created HACCP plans for each area of the water bottling process
  • Designed, budgeted, and installed QA testing lab
  • Interviewed and hired staff
  • Coached and mentored operators in areas of GMP, QA training, SQF, Food Safety and Food Defense
  • Responsible for 24 hour Quality related department issues (on call)
  • Oversee raw material blending and batching for various beverage types
  • Responsible for all traceability initiatives and mock recalls
  • Developed chemical, environmental, and microbiological testing
  • Successfully designed, documented, and trained sanitation procedures and practices

Left to relocate






Competing Global Beverage Company, Earning $72K

  • Managed 24 hour production of two high speed can lines while increasing production, lowering wastes and monitoring labor costs.
  • Managed 6 high speed packaging lines and 50 team members (operators and maintenance personnel) across a shift in conjunction to sole area of responsibility
  • Managed 5 aseptic packaging fillers and adhered to GMP policies
  • Extensive knowledge of employee rules and regulations in a union facility
  • Conducted performance coaching for team members including 1:1's and evaluations in assigned area
  • Ensured strict adherences to OSHA and plant safety regulations in the packaging department
  • Coached and developed two teams toward autonomous maintenance and WCM principles
  • Implemented TPM and Kaizen events to move facility toward WCM
  • Led culture change initiatives to promote quality and safety
  • Developed team in 5S principles and conducted monthly line audits
  • Managed plants Quality system for GMP, SQF, and HACCP for packaging lines
  • Advised draft lines on microbiological issues and conducted weekly deep dives with team members
  • Developed and managed SIC charts for required packaging lines
  • Conducted problem solving methodologies including 5Why and FFA for equipment failures
  • Maintained sterility in a draft environment while keeping a 24 hour production schedule
  • Worked with multiple departments including Brewing and Production Services to streamline operating efficiencies
  • Analyzed and recognized detrimental trends that could impact operating cost
  • Managed training and development of team members in assigned area
  • Lead continuous improvement projects on packaging lines to improve ME and drive down costs
  • Aided launching of new brands and SKU's to ensure timely delivery to market
  • Member on Advanced Taste Panel with acute sensory skills



Competing Global Beverage Company Earning $50K

  • Worked to ensure that all PRT's are of the highest quality by using the proper SOP set forth by corporate for all analytical testing
  • Worked to ensure that all PRT's are released and available ON TIME so there is no down time to the packaging lines
  • Spearheaded new corporate lab initiatives which include the micro BU method to help cut costs to all of the breweries
  • Trained all quality personnel on the micro BU method to ensure data was accurate, representative and reproducible
  • Trained as a quality taste tester. Basic and Advanced training.
  • Member of the Brewing Lighthouse Safety Team to help ensure that all work is conducted safely, and to add ideas for safety improvement
  • Aided other breweries by running their HPLC samples when their equipment was down
  • Managed the HPLC system and all maintenance and runs. Minimized downtime and educated colleagues on the instrument.
  • Created SOP's for HPLC operation and troubleshooting including video tutorial
  • Worked between departments which include Brewing, Packaging, and Utilities to help address and rectify problem areas
  • Trained new employees in the area of PR
  • Coached and mentored temporary employees in the brewing and packaging process
  • Presented the Brand Recognition segment at the monthly Employee Recognition Meetings
  • Worked in all process areas of the product lab including Fermentation, Aging, and Product Release

Promoted to Senior Process Leader



Produce Broker Earning $35K

  • Managed food safety system for 3 fresh vegetable packing houses in Moultrie, Ga., 1 in Palatka, Fl., and over 4,000 combined acres including HACCP program, GMP, GAP, and GFSI schemed audits which include SQF and Primus
  • Managed all microbiological and pesticide residue testing for all commodities produced to include pre-harvest and processing
  • Implemented and designed food safety programs and initiatives to increase the quality and safety of our produce including HACCP plans
  • Worked across a variety of barriers including social, economical, cultural, and educational to achieve goals
  • Managed, trained, and developed non-English speaking immigrant laborers especially in areas of GMP, GAP, and HACCP policies for safe produce harvesting and handling
  • Further developed Spanish speaking abilities through communication with laborers
  • Primary liaison for third party audits including GFSI audits
  • Ensured passing of GFSI audits including PrimusGFS

1st job out of college, left for better job



UGA, Center for Food Safety

  • Researched use of modified atmosphere packaging on growth inhibition of various food borne pathogens which include E.Coli O157H7, Salmonella, and Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Used time management skills to ensure dates and deadlines were met for experiments
  • Meticulous organization skills and cleanliness from working in a microbiology lab
  • Extensive research and resourcing to gather information for projects and proposals
  • Great computer skills with use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word



B.S.A. in Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia. 12/2010

GPA of 3.13 overall

  • Major courses of interest include: Product Development, Food Processing, Food Packaging, Food Quality Control, Food Engineering I and II, Food Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Food Analysis, and one year of Agricultural Economics
  • Member of the Institute for Food Technologists student division
  • Worked in food research lab at the UGA Center for Food Safety on modified atmosphere packing and its effect on growth inhibition of food borne pathogenic bacteria
  • Worked extensively in a food science pilot plant on several beer brewing projects which included yeast flavor profile analysis and non-thermal processing applications as a volunteer student researcher
  • Participant in the Danisco Knowledge Award competition



  • White Belt Certified, AB-Inbev, Jacksonville Brewery
  • HACCP Certified
  • Primus GFSI Audit Certified, GFSI audit scheme similar to SQF



  • Labor Relations and Management
  • Brewing Fundamentals
  • Packaging Fundamentals
  • Situational Leadership
  • Inclusive Leader
  • H&K 120 Filler training
  • Balanced Line Flow training
  • HAZWOPER 40 hour training
  • HPLC Software and Equipment Maintenance/Troubleshooting, Thermo Scientific

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