ALONZA J. SKIPPER
Natural problem-solver and critical thinker who has reduced costs, increased productivity and improved throughput. Proven manager of skilled tradesmen, toolmakers and production team members with solid history of training, mentoring, and developing top-producing teams.
Substantial hands-on technical expertise in advanced maintenance functions, which encompass field service engineering, equipment integration, electrical, controls, automation, and complex robotics oversight. Safety-focused leader who ensures optimal quality and strict team compliance with both organizational and OSHA standards. Specialized skills and areas of expertise include:
Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley
Intelligent Industrial Components
S420, and S480 Fanuc Robots
Weld Controllers / Machine Tools
Westinghouse Nemea Logic Controller
Material Handling / Manufacturing
Large-Scale Equipment Installations
CMM, PIPs and Perceptron Vision systems
Integrated Control & Data Platforms
GENERAL MOTORS â– Moraine, Ohio 1995 â€“ 2009
The worldâ€™s largest automaker, GM is an industry sales leader employing 250,000+ in 35 countries.
Directed and evaluated up to 20 unionized tradesmen. Developed schedules, prioritized/assigned work orders, and maintained accurate records. Executed material transfers and balanced optimal levels of inventory.
GMT 360/370 Body Shop ($500+ million Trailblazer project)
Heavily involved with the implementation of new Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) technology, integrating 700 Fanuc S420 robots, stud welding, and various sealing / press equipment.
Continuously prepared for incoming product lines, participating in demolition/modification projects.
Drastically improved throughput and overall quality of welding process, recycling 32 robots.
Trained 15+ personnel in core trade functions, simultaneously encouraging the widespread use of GM Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) principles for business operation.
Mentored and coached team members on an ongoing basis, as well as a seasonal intern.
GMT 330/325 Body Shop ($500+ million Blazer project)
Drove productivity, overseeing 15 workers in major equipment maintenance and alterations.
Increased skilled tradesmen force from 50 to about 100, interviewing top-notch candidates.
Supervised auto parts supplier tradesmen.
VAN DYNE CROTTY, INC â– Dayton, Ohio 1994 â€“ 1995
Warehouse/Shipping & Receiving Team Member
Duties include picking and packing orders, shipping, receiving, maintaining accurate inventory, processing bills of lading by computer, stocked rental items and other various duties.
PRECISION PRESSED POWDERED METALS â– Centerville, Ohio 1992 â€“ 1994
Supervisor 2nd shift
Provided guidance for night shift production and quality operations. Employed specialized instrumentation in the shop for testing, documentation, verification, and calibration of tools.
DHL â– Edison, New Jersey 1990 â€“ 1992
Supervised all export administration functions on 2nd shift including: data entry, SED electronic filing, export manifest transmissions, follow-up and standby procedures in ECHO and other related export tasks. Computed duties, tariffs, price conversions, weight, and volume of merchandise exported/imported to/from foreign destinations. Examined various documents including invoices, bills of lading, and shipping statements.
UNITED STATES NAVY â– Leonardo, New Jersey 1985 â€“ 1989
Yeoman â€“ Administrative Assistant
Prepared, typed and routed correspondence and reports; organized and maintained files; received office visitors and handled telephone communications; operated personal computers, word processing, duplicating, audio-recording and other office machines; performed officer personnel administration; maintained records and official publications; performed administrative functions for legal proceedings; served as office manager; performing other various clerical and administrative duties.
Graduate â€“ Centerville High School â– Centerville, Ohio
Programmable Logic Controllers: 5, 3, 3/10, 2/30, 2/20, 2/17, 2/16, 2/05, 1774
Allen-Bradley: Data Highway, Standard and High Density, complementary I/O Systems,
GA, ASCII, TTL, and analog modules DEC VAX, Hewlett Packard, IBM, AC/DC Servos Drives, Daytronic Instruments, Red X apprentice, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook) internet navigation, Auto CAD and MAXIMO