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CHRISTOPHER J. KREBS
708.795.1635 (H)
708.351.9635 (C)

Objective:
To secure a challenging position where; my production and
engineering experience, analytical skills, considerable knowledge of
quality driven manufacturing processes and continuous improvement
methodologies can be utilized to improve your company's performance...

Qualifications:
Extensive experience in manufacturing, progressing through
supervisory, technical, process engineering, quality and managerial
positions.
Proven record of significant production, process and quality
improvements achieved through respective disciplines.

Experience:

Chicago Decal Company, 101 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL
Pressroom Supervisor - May 2006 to present

o Supervised high volume pressroom with extensive product mix and
aggressive ship dates.


o Increased efficiencies and quality levels through Process Methods,
error proofing, operator education, cross-training, 5S methodologies,
standardized setups, housekeeping, organization, operator traceability
and accountability.
o Reduced downtime by documenting casuals and instituting Corrective
Action.
o Instituted innovative controls for improved process metrics.
o Performed multiple Design of Experiments (DoE) for improved
manufacturability and quality of new and existing products.
o Eliminated unnecessary and redundant processes through dimensional and
processing tests.
o Developed quality standards and process parameters for multiple
materials.
o Instituted prototype runs, weekly/monthly maintenance logs,
comprehensive documentation for newly acquired machinery, R&D
reproduction capabilities, machine profiling, tight tolerance
modifications and process matrixes.
o Introduced Statistical Process Control (SPC) for quantifying process
characteristics, Coordinate Measuring Machine dimensional verification
of products, Corrective Action memos for non-conformities, process
capability for new materials and inspection criteria for distinctive
jobs.
o Generated Control Plan and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
o Updated safety training and Job Hazard Assessments as part of the
Safety Committee.

Oakley Signs and Graphics, 8340 N. Austin, Morton Grove, IL
Operations Manager - November 2002 to March 2006

o Responsible for meeting production requirements (75% increase in one
and a half years).
o Optimized processes for increased throughput and reduced handling
defects by; developing a comprehensive graphical shop traveler,
instituting in-process and incoming material quality checks and cross-
training and the qualifying of all production operators.
o Designed new plant layout for increased workflow, installed six
process lines, introduced in-house fabrication functions.
o Implemented new technologies.
o Generated Control Plan, FMEA, Standard Operating Procedures,
troubleshooting guides and preventative/predictive maintenance
schedules.
o Maintained Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and related safety
documents.
o Helped organize and complete facility move.



Supreme Printed Circuits PTF Technologies, 125 Boeger Drive, Arlington
Heights, IL
Engineering Manager / Quality Control / Environmental Engineer -
October 2001 to February 2003

o Increased first pass yield on specialized product by 40% and remaining
product by 30%.
o Received customer ratings of 100% for response time, quality and on-
time delivery.
o Introduced comprehensive SPC charts for plant wide process control and
completed Customer 8 Discipline Reports.
o Trained salaried and hourly employees on Control Plan and Failure Mode
and Effects Analysis.
o Integral in maintaining ISO 9002 registration.

Grupo Eurocir Dynacircuits Plant 11230 Addison Street, Franklin Park, IL
Senior Process Engineer, PCB Production - October 2000 to October 2001
Imaging Process Engineer, PCB Production - June 1999 to October 2000

o Completed new plant start-up and implemented encompassing processes
and documentation for new technology facility.
o Increased production output by; establishing training programs, cross-
training and qualifying all operators, performing personnel audits and
identifying and eliminating reject causals.
o Decreased costs by instituting optimized fabrication processes.
o Modernized facility; generated and implemented new plant layout
resulting in improved workflow.
o Performed DoE resulting in a throughput increase of 15%.
o Internal auditor to facilitate QS 9000, ISO 9002 registration.
o Completed Process Baseline of Grupo Eurocir, Spain.
o Completed three-day sponsored DOE training.

The Tingstol Company 1600 Busse Road Elk Grove Village, IL
Process Engineer Technology Group, PCB Production - August 1998 to
June 1999
Operations Manager, Shift Two - October 1996 to August 1998

o Influenced reorganization of company, due to production and quality
goals met utilizing minimum manpower and process optimization.
o Trained salaried and hourly employees on Control Plans and Failure
Mode and Effects Analysis.
o Performed gap analysis and correction of adherence to ISO 9002
Standards which resulted in re-certification.
o Revised and implemented Control Plans and Failure Mode and Effects.
o Introduced comprehensive SPC charts for plant wide process control.
o Completed formal training on QS9000 requirements and process control
systems.
o Completed 8 Discipline Customer Reports.

Zenith Electronics 1500 North Kostner Chicago, IL
Process Engineer, PCB Production - September 1991 to October 1996
Technical Supervisor, PCB Print Production - January 1988 to September
1991
Supervisor, First Line, PCB Print Production - January 1987 to January
1988
Supervisor, Inspection/packing/shipping - September 1986 to January
1987

o Increased product acceptance at customer plants to greater than 99.95%
by implementing written processes, reviewing designs for
manufacturability, checking design criteria and reviewing scrap and
customer performance reports.
o Improved first pass yields from 75% to 95% and reduced setup times
25%.
o Reduced maintenance/operator performance downtime from 25% to 10%
through collaboration with maintenance/setup personnel and use of
downtime logs and performance reports.
o Completed Process Baseline of LG Electronics, Korea.
o Completed 40 hour Hazwoper training (Supervisor level).

References:
Available upon request.

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