Having a background in Technical Management & Manufacturing Operations combined with the knowledge of a wide variety of process facilities, provides me with a good variety of business skills.
My professional experience is highly diversified and includes a combination of Project Management, Laboratory Management, Facility Operations, Supervision and Purchasing/Procurement roles as well as Vendor Contract Administration. This fully encompasses my work experience and allows the skills and knowledge I have gained to dovetail effectively.
I have taken on leading roles in Laboratory Certification to the standards of ISO-17025 and coordinated completion of these activities utilizing Lloyds of London as a registration source. My organizational capacity, flexibility and understanding is very high and I easily coordinate activities across diverse functional & technical groups.
Additionally, I have a background in Aerospace manufacturing, supervision and production control in
a Department of Energy (DOE) modern process facility . I also held a DOE Q-Clearance within the Department of Energy for 12 years . Was closely monitored and measured for quality, schedule and budget compliance to the standards of the DOE Rocky Flats Field Office (DOE/RFFO) . I possess the ability to think on my feet, maintain high standards and operational readiness in order to focus top priority on supporting both - internal and external customers.
I completed my Bachelor of Science / Business Management Degree in August of 2007 with a final
GPA of 3.6 . I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skill sets would help achieve the goals of your organization.
Thomas A. Burson
Thomas A. Burson
Objective / Summary
A highly diversified professional in Technical Facility Operations, Procurement/Purchasing, Vendor Contract Administration, Program & Project Management and Quality Assurance. Desiring the flexibility of integrating business systems and facility operations, supervision and planning skills while providing a challenge, teamwork and growth opportunities.
Areas of Expertise
Procurement / Purchasing
ISO Laboratory Certification
Contract Management (Certified)
QS 9000 Quality Systems
Supply Chain Logistics
Inventory Management Systems
Total Quality Management
DOE / Q - Clearance
-Realized an annual cost savings of over $100K on a Department of Energy project, coordinating the reduction of process completion steps with Manufacturing Engineering
-Achieved $80K in annual cost savings consolidating maintenance/service contracts with other plants using identical equipment and instruments
-Enhanced monthly budget tracking by expanding reporting criteria for budgeted expense accounts and line items
-Eliminated 50% of existing hazardous waste satellite storage areas in facility operations by modifying manufacturing processes and eliminating the use of solvent-based fluids
-Consolidated external vendor sourcing methods to reduce budget overhead, saving $50K annually
* A & M Aerospace
(December 2006 - May 2009)
Manufacturing Planning Manager - (Procurement, Purchasing, Estimating, Planning)
-Manage the daily activity of developing detailed Manufacturing Plans including Item Masters, all Bill of Materials and In-Process Routings. Train junior level associates to incorporate Machining, Forming, Testing and all processes required to complete the Manufacturing Plan up to and including printing of shop travelers.
- Previously Senior Buyer in purchasing and logistics. Source and procure Raw Material, Bar Stock, Forgings, Castings, Finishing, Plating, Machining, Forming, Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing and all Vendor Provided Services. Assist in estimating material cost, machining process time, labor rates and delivery schedules for aircraft components and precision hardware requirements. Trained new purchasing agents.
- Participate in the Lockheed Certified Parts Program to supply components and assembly requirements to Government and Non-Government customers. Prepare and submit Request for Quotes (RFQâ€™s) to approved
*Gates Corporation (April 1995 - November 2002)
Materials Development - Facility Operations
Testing Methods Engineer / Facility Procurement
-Provide Administration leadership for the Materials Development Lab (MDL) and Facility Testing Operations
-Manage, Procure and maintain all capital assets, vendor supply requirements and facility infrastructure functions.
-Effectively cost-managed contractors and vendors for procured goods and services.
-Provide project management for customer requirements supporting the facility-testing environment.
-Configured and maintained systems and equipment to ensure accuracy of MDL product testing specifications.
-Provide Oracle month end accounting closeout activities and Purchase Order invoice approvals .
-Established laboratory & facility Certification in compliance with QS-9000, ISO-17025 and ASTM laboratory standards including all calibrations and technical systems within the facility.
Strategic Information Systems Planning
Business Analyst - Logistics Planning & Support
-Facilitated project implementation supporting the IBM 8100 Replacement Program for Gates North America.
-Implementation of Oracle/Order Management and the Warehouse Management System (WMS) .
-Deployment of automated systems in manufacturing facilities and four major Distribution Centers in North America.
-Coordinate IT project phases from facility infrastructure - through start-up and conversion of each site.
-Provided operational oversight to monitor systems integrity, functionality and performance required for managing a large scale Finished Goods Inventory System.
-Instrumental in Program Testing and Deployment of Radio Frequency Scanning functionality.
Advanced Technology & Engineering
Quality Systems / Metrology Lead
-Implementation of ISO and Quality Assurance systems and standards .
-Coordinate Measurement Systems Technology and Metrology needs within the organization.
-Provide inspection services and reverse engineering capabilities to internal engineering customers.
-Fabricate precision prototype components for design and product development purposes .
-Provide planning and completion of Research & Development Projects for both internal and external customers.
*EG&G, Rocky Flats, Inc. (July 1983 - March 1995) (12.5 Years Total)
Contractor for the U. S. Department of Energy
(Formerly - Rockwell International North American Space Operations
Senior Technical Administration (Q - Clearance)
-Facility/Program and Project Management/Site Planning & Integration
-Consolidation and Publishing of the Joint Rocky Flats Strategic Plan
-Budget Program & WBS Alignment with the Master Site Schedule
-Coordination with Facility Operations for RCRA and Environmental Reporting
-Consolidation and Prioritization of Capital Expenditure Funding
-Implementation of Integrated Planning and WBS Program Integration
-Coordination of both EG&G Corporate and the DOE Senior Review Teams During Facility Assessments.
-Consolidation of the Operational Readiness Review (ORR) and Environmental Site Assessments
-Provided Procurement and Contract Administration for Outside Contractors and Suppliers
-Execute P&PM Desktop Systems Change Over to Approved DOE Plant Standard
Senior Production Planner/Production Control 3 - Years (Q - Clearance)
-Manage production schedule for the W80 and B61 War Reserve (WR) weapons program.
-Issue and expedite work in process (WIP) from raw material to DOE certified product.
-Execute successful completion of non-nuclear components and sub-assemblies.
-Expedite required components through machining, fabrication, inspection, radiography and DOE final certification to meet monthly Intra-Plant (IP) shipments.
-Report (IP) schedule completion requirements within the DOE weapons program.
-Coordinate with weapons program managers, DOE and Design Agency Labs for deviation in specifications and modifications to final product.
-Maintain accurate component and assembly traceability of historical records for WR weapon systems .
-Supervise 17-22 hourly employees in a modern weapons systems manufacturing environment.
-Coordinate with quality control, quality engineers, weapons program management and other facility managers on a
daily basis to support all essential operational functions.
University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science Business Management
Graduated August 2007 GPA 3.6
Colorado Technical University Professional Certifications (2) / Contract Management
Colorado State University Project Management / Book of Knowledge
University of Akron Certificate in Polymer Technology
Awards from the Manager of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rocky Flats Field Office (RFFO)
-Completion of the Program & Project Management - Operational Readiness Review
Buildings 559 and 707 (Al Pauole - DOE/RFFO Mgr.)
-Completion of the Joint DOE & EG&G Strategic Plan
Delivered to the Secretary of Energy on September 30, 1994 (Mark Silverman - DOE/RFFO Mgr.)
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)
National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL)
National Contracts Management Association (NCMA)
National Property Management Association (NPMA)
American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) / (MRP)
Computer System Applications
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Project 2000
Microsoft Power Point
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
IBM Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
Portfolio / Human Resources
Aerospace, Planning, Manufacturing Planning, Procurement, Purchasing, Contracts,
Facility, Facilities, Estimating, Project Manager, Manager, Nuclear, DFAR, FAR, Regulations, ISO, ISO-9000, Compliance, Metrology, Quality, Remediation, Research, Research and Development, R&D, Buyer, Vendor Contracts, Contract, Contracts, Materials, C130, Hercules, Logistics, Laboratory, Strategic, Department of Energy, DOE, Department of Defense, DOD, Project Management, War Reserve, Production Control, Production, Schedule, Scheduler, Master Site Schedule, ECN, ECO, Bill of Materials, NDT, Training, Precision Machining, WBS, Work Packages, Asset Management, Supply Chain, Building Materials, Pro Desk, Commercial Sales.
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