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Ventra - Injection Mold Tool Manager Resume Example

Allison Flores
XXX X XXXXXXX XX , Hastings , MI 49058 | (H) XXXXXXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Professional Summary

Seasoned Tooling manager with more than 30 years of experience in the fast paced automotive environment. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in tool construction and management of tool build. 
Have traveled 30+ times to Taiwan and China and have complete understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using LCC tool sources. 
Surviving bankruptcy and 2 buyouts and continued to grow with each new company. 
Proud fact that every injection tool running in Grand Rapids has been built under my direction, certainly part of the huge success GR is having.
The past 30 years has allowed me to gain great knowledge of tooling, supplier relations / responsibilities , customer relations / expectations and the ability to listen and confidently give direction and the ability to resolve problems independently. 
I'm ready for new challenges and opportunities that will continue to broaden my background and knowledge while allowing me to share my history and knowledge making both your company and myself stronger. 

Skills

Great communication skills bridging internal engineering and project management with tool suppliers. Capable of managing hundreds of tools and maintaining detailed records of design and construction.

Strong background with process, machinery and tooling. Extensive knowledge of automotive lighting tooling. 

Very knowledgeable with multi component injection molding.  Outstanding problem solving, very resourceful in finding answers and using resources available to resolve problems.

Education
Theory and practice of injection molding May 1990 GRCC - Grand Rapids, MI
High School Diploma: Jun 1983 Lee High School - Wyoming, MI
Experience
Injection Mold tool Manager 03/2007 to Present
Ventra / Flex N Gate Grand Rapids, Mi
Oversee construction of injection tools for Multiple facilities.
Maintain documentation of all tool construction and design revisions. 
Oversee and attend all new tool build design reviews and approval meetings. 
Maintain and update GR tool standards. 
Maintain tool 3D design files.
Oversee electro form reflex dept. in GR facility. 
Act as sales for GR reflex dept. 
Complete RFQ for all new tooling.
Obtain quotes and make recommendations on sourcing. 
Support multiple problem solving teams across multiple facilities. 
Direct communication with OEM design and studio during initial product concept and kickoff. 
Support all engineering and design groups corporately.
Key technical role with purchase / specification of multiple Krauss Maffei 4 color rotary injection molding machines. 
Follow MULTIPLE tools for MULTIPLE programs and platforms. 
Supply detail lineup to tool suppliers to obtain C&t for engineering changes. 
Tooling Manager / Tool Engineering Manager 02/2005 to 02/2007
Meridian Automotive Systems / Ventra Flex n Gate Grand Rapids, MI
Oversee all aspects of tooling for all Meridian Molding Facilities.
Interview and hire tooling engineers for corporate tooling group. 
Complete evaluations for all tool engineers. 
Travel frequently to Taiwan, China developing low cost tool suppliers and ensuring tool builds maintained timing and various plant standards and requirements. 
Direct report to upper management for all tooling projects.
Maintain tool budgets and project timing for multiple tools and projects. 
Work direct with OEM's to resolve quality and dimensional issues. 
Attend tool construction meetings with multiple tool suppliers give approval and or make recommendations to improve tool designs. 
Attend tool samples to support process engineers, program management.
Tooling and Process Manager 01/2003 to 02/2005
Meridian Automotive Systems Grand Rapids, MI
Oversee all aspects of tooling for Grand Rapids operations.
Oversee all molding dept. technical teams.
Oversee GR internal tool room.
Interview and hire technical support.
Complete evaluations for all technical supervisors and managers. 
Specify and obtain quotes for all new equipment for GR molding dept and tool room. 
Oversee purchase of second 4 color rotary injection machine, installation and integration of overhead crane and complete material handling system.
Travel frequently to Taiwan, China developing low cost tool suppliers and ensuring tool builds maintained and met GR standards and requirements. 
Direct report to upper management for all tooling projects.
Maintain tool budgets and project timing for multiple tools and projects. 
Work direct with OEM's to resolve quality and dimensional issues.
Attend tool construction meetings with multiple tool suppliers give approval and or make recommendations to improve tool designs.   
Tooling Manager 02/2002 to 01/2003
Meridian Automotive Systems Grand Rapids, MI
Manage all tool activity for Grand Rapids operations.
Oversee GR internal tool shop all shifts.
Prioritize and oversee all aspects of GR tool room.
Interview and hire tool engineers and tool room personnel.
Complete RFQ's for all new tooling.
Obtain quotes from multiple tool suppliers, source new tooling business. 
Maintain tool budgets and project timing across multiple programs and platforms.
Communicate with tool sources to obtain C&T for all engineering changes. 
Work directly with internal product design and OEM design teams to develop product for tooling minimizing poor tool conditions. 
Work directly with program management and project engineers to resolve issues associated with product and tooling. 
Develop GR tool standards.
Develop new tool build check list. 
Support all GR continuous improvement teams. 
Develop LCC tool suppliers in China and Taiwan.
Work directly with tool supplier in both North America as well as China and Taiwan. 
Direct report to management on all thing tooling. 
 
Senior Plastics Process Technician 02/2001 to 02/2002
Meridian Automotive systems Grand Rapids, MI
Work with all new tooling to develop robust process.
Work directly with resin suppliers to ensure optimal process and efficiency were met. 
Work with tool shops and engineering to resolve issues restricting quality and through put. 
Identify potential failure with new tooling and make recommendations to resolve issues. 
Attend all off site tool samples.
Write correction reports for all tools sampled. 
Follow up with tool suppliers to ensure correction were complete prior to next scheduled sample.
Work directly with tool shops to resolve issues with new tooling. 
Specify equipment and work with multiple suppliers to obtain quotes to review and present to management.
Work with product designer and tool supplier to eliminate re-occurring issues with product and tooling.
Complete internal correction reports for tool room. 
Support initial feasibility meetings for new projects. 
Resource for continuous improvement teams through out the plant. 
Acting Senior Mold Technician supervisor 02/1998 to 01/2001
Lescoa / Meridian automotive Systems Grand Rapids, MI
Oversee all shifts technical support teams. 
Develop new process to meet manufacturing and quality requirements.
Continuous improvement with scrap reduction and process enhancement. 
Responsible for training technical support across all shifts.
Write and establish work instruction for all aspects of molding dept ensuring safe efficient procedures were developed. 
Hold weekly training meetings with technical teams all shifts to ensure uniform procedures were maintained. Open round table to get input from all technical teams to resolve conflicts and concerns across all shifts. 
Communicate with engineering group to resolve issues with new tooling.
Communicate with upper management to resolve customer related quality issues. 
Specify and make recommendation on equipment used in the molding dept. 
Lead point person for quoting and specifying 4 color rotary injection machine. responsible for obtaining quotes, recommending sourcing and installation from foundation to overhead crane. 
Lead point person for installation of material handling system independent from the existing system. 
Work directly with suppliers to ensure training and initial support on all new equipment until all issues resolved. 
General Supervisor Molding dept. 01/1997 to 01/1998
Lescoa Grand Rapids, Mi
Responsible for all shifts.
Oversee manufacturing requirements and schedules were maintained. 
Complete evaluations and support ongoing training to resolve issues identified in evaluations. 
Interview potential employees for technical and supervisory roles. 
Communicate with upper management to help resolve ongoing issues. 
Make recommendations and present to upper management to improve quality, reduce scrap, reduce down time and improve the overall molding dept.  
Acting Supervisor Molding Dept. 06/1989 to 12/1996
Lescoa Grand Rapids, Mi
Support daily operation of molding dept.
Schedule operators and assign work stations.
Record daily production and scrap numbers.
Maintain and monitor production rates and work to improve efficiency.   
Orientation of new employees.
Maintain production schedules and assign tool changes when required.
Support technical teams with solutions to resolved issues with process, secondary and molding machines.
Communicate across all shifts with to ensure unresolved issues were documented and understood. 
Group Leader setup process technicians 05/1988 to 05/1989
Lescoa Grand Rapids, Mi
Oversee shift material handlers, mold setters and process technicians. Support technician with difficult process issues, prioritize work to ensure manufacturing requirements were met. 
Work to resolve and eliminate quality issues associated with process, tool and machine. 
Point of contact for maintenance dept and shift supervisor, communicate what problems needed additional support and helped diagnose and resolve issues effecting product.
Communicate with oncoming and exiting shifts to ensure ongoing issues were documented and resolved from shift to shift.   
Setup Process Technician 08/1986 to 05/1988
Lescoa Grand Rapids, Mi
Responsible for starting injection molding machines, startup of robotic part removal system. Setup of secondary press side equipment. 
Submit buy off sample to quality and make process adjustments to ensure product is dimensional correct as well as cosmetically acceptable. 
Trouble shoot machine and process related issues, work with maintenance dept. to identify and resolve machine issues. 
Document all process changes and issues associated with machine and tool. 
Setup process technician / mold repair 08/1984 to 08/1986
American metals and Plastics Grand Rapids , MI
Started as hi lo material handler, moved into process and troubleshooting.
Worked in tool room disassembling and completing preventive maintenance of injection tools. 
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Previous Companies:

  • Ventra
  • Flex N Gate
  • Meridian Automotive Systems

Previous Job Positions:

  • Injection Mold tool Manager
  • Tooling Manager
  • Tool Engineering Manager
  • Tooling and Process Manager
  • Senior Plastics Process Technician

Schools:

  • GRCC
  • Lee High School

Level of Education:

  • High School Diploma

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