Jerry C. Thompson
Spring Hill, TN. 37174
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Summary: Experienced Maintenance and Engineering Professional with 20+ years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industries. Proven ability to manage and execute maintenance and engineering projects, including preventative/predictive maintenance planning, scheduling, and material management. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Strong understanding of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical equipment. Familiar with International Quality and Environmental Standards, Six Sigma, and other quality related tools and programs.

Feb 2022 to present: Actalent – Contracted Employee to General Motors
Spare Parts Manager:
Responsible for developing and implementing a spare parts program for a new paint line at General Motors Spring Hill based on cost, expected life cycles, and lead time of components. Duties include:
•Building a parts database using information provided by original equipment manufacturers, general contractors, vendors, on-site engineers, site integrators, and paint maintenance team. 
•Developing a spare parts library that consist of drawings, bill of materials, manuals, and OEM recommended spare parts.
•Provide training to maintenance leaders and team members on correct use of database and CMMS system to locate parts as needed.
•Submitting purchasing documentation to the finance team for procurement of approximately $4.6M of needed parts. This documentation will include a list of the parts needed, as well as the justification for the purchase.
•Providing support to maintenance and engineering as needed.

September 2014 to Feb 2022: ResourceTek – Contracted Employee to Bridgestone Americas 
Maintenance Planner:
Tasked with the effective execution of outage and maintenance work processes which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity for extrusion and calendaring lines. Duties include preventative/predictive maintenance planning, scheduling, and execution for (7) production lines as well as the following:
•Supervise and coordinate the activities of 7 in-house technicians, 23 contracted millwrights, and various outside contractors performing planned maintenance activities in a manufacturing plant environment.
•Identify trouble spots and plan repairs.
•Generate, assign, and track work orders for technicians and contractors through SAP.
•Obtain and organize all information required for the crafts to perform the work: drawings, vendor manual, supplemental instructional materials, special procedures, and other file material as needed.
•Identify and secure all parts and material required to complete the work.
•Update, verify, and maintain LOTO procedures and files in electronic database.
•Update, verify, and maintain PM standards and procedures.

November 2013 to September 2014: Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Shelbyville, TN
Responsible for all aspects regarding maintenance, upkeep, and repairs on 250 pieces of powered equipment, all plant equipment, and 850,000 square foot cold storage warehouse. Active member of Hazmat, Safety teams and Fire Brigade.

May 2012 to November 2013: Quality Builders LLC, Columbia, TN
Lead Estimator/Project Manager:
Serve as point of contact for a general contractor specializing in commercial and residential construction.  
•Negotiate, prepare, and execute contracts for customers and vendors. 
•Purchase and manage materials inventory, sub-contract labor, and equipment.
•Initiate and execute all governmental permits, forms, and fees required for construction.

July 2004 to February 2012: Crane America Services, Antioch, TN. 
Branch Manager:  2004 - 2012
Branch Manager for a national leader in providing maintenance and product solutions for all major brands of overhead material handling equipment. Managed staff of 3 technical supervisors & 11 technical associates and a $4.2M annual budget. Led branch safety and quality improvement initiatives. 
•Responsible for generating business through active participation with customer’s maintenance and leadership teams. Provided a means of instituting a predictive maintenance program for overhead cranes and material handling equipment. Advised and participated with maintenance teams in the aerospace, governments, manufacturing, and automotive industries.
•Provided safety and technical training to employees and customers.
•Created safe and healthful work environment by conducting monthly meetings to focus on safety and housekeeping that resulted in "0" lost time accidents over 4 years.
•Reduced employee turnover by providing new-hire orientation and employee training resulting in a 50% increase in retention.
•Developed a software based inspection and preventive maintenance scheduling database that was eventually incorporated for use throughout the company.

Accuride Corporation, Columbia, TN. 
Stores Coordinator/MRO Buyer: 
Responsible for all MRO operations of a tier 1 automotive steel wheel manufacturing facility. 
•Developed stores department and tool room including purchasing and inventory control which resulted in a $25,000 per month savings over previous contracted IMSL supplier. 
•Initiated and co-led integration of Datastream MP2 CMMS system for entire plant. 
•Active participant in various cross-functional Continuous Improvement teams including the Reliability Centered Maintenance Team.  
•Managed spare parts, tooling, consumables, and chemical inventory. 

Equipment Repair Services, Columbia, TN. 
Owner & operator of repair shop specializing in construction and industrial equipment. Responsible for all day-to-day operations and long-term planning.

Education: Degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Industrial Technology. Columbia State Community College, December 2004. Graduated: Summa Cum Laude
1086 hours of documented TPS lean manufacturing, QS-9000 quality standards, safety, team building, technical, and computer training through Accuride Corporation
Trade & technical training includes hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, gas & diesel engines, cranes, compressors, robotics, and aerial work platforms.

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Excel - Advanced User - Microsoft Office Products - SAP - Microsoft Project - AutoCAD - Various CMMS packages
Maintenance manager, spare parts, bachelors, branch, SAP, CMMS, planning, procurement, budgeting, leading, supervisor, Preventive Maintenance, Problem Solving, Supervisory Skills, AutoCAD, drawings, engineering.