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Jason Kitchenham
530 Scarlett rd https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/jason-kitchenham/38/2ab/571
Etobicoke, Ontario
Tel: 289-684-0229 E-mail. engineer8260@gmail.com
With over 20 years in the manufacturing industry, I have extensive experience in effectively coordinating
required resources, executing multiple projects simultaneously while working with conflicting priorities
in a fast-paced environment. I am confident and meticulous with any project set before me. I bring high
energy and enthusiasm that inspires and motivates in a team environment. I bring a proven background
in cultivating a culture that has a “buy in” mentality that guarantees success.
Professional Management Proficiencies
Professional Experience
Matcom Industrial Installations
Estimator/Project Manager, Aug 1 2015 - April 20 2016
Matcom Idustrial Installations is a full service multi-trade organization, With the ability to fully service
Millwrighting, Process piping and Rigging needs. Full plant moves/relocations. Specializing in Food grade
and pharmaceutical operations.
• Identified trends by researching industries and related events, publications, and announcements
which led to a $100,000+ monthly growth of my account portfolio.
• Adhered to ethical behaviour and business practices, ensuring that own behaviour and the
behaviour of others was consistent with the values of the organization.
Business Development Operations Management Maintenance /Engineering Automation
• Leverage multiple media
types to Identify,
develop and implement
growth Opportunities
• Foster long-term
relationships to drive
revenue
• Create opportunities
through “branding” and
company awareness
• Account management
using CRM software
• Negotiate win-win terms
and contracts
• Engage internal
resources to ensure
customer loyalty
• Devise strategic plans to
deliver solutions
• Accurate estimation of
cost of a project
• Prepare Quotes and
Presentations
• Facility planning and
capital projects
• Prepare capital budgets
and capital forecast
updates
• Coordinate all aspects of
equipment planning,
procurement and
installation
• Both Waterfall method
and Agile Approach
• Kanban Requirements
• Interact with external
contractors to ensure
work orders are
complete and required
materials are available
• Identify potential
problems early
• Prepare and submit
administrative reports
• Kaizen, Lean, S5 and Six
Sigma methodology
• Maintain multiple
production lines
• Assist in changeovers
and increase
changeover efficiency
• Create a Preventative
Maintenance Program
• Implement Proactive
maintenance programs
and Predictive
maintenance schedules
• Identify, incorporate
and coordinate change
to the product base line
• Participate in and/or
generate NRE estimates
for sustaining product
design changes
• Develop reliability
enhancement projects
• Prepare accurate ROI
• Use SAP and ERP system
• Co-ordinate, lead and
develop site automation
project teams
• Ensure compliance with
all legislative
requirements in the
facility's geographic
location
• Troubleshoot process
automation problems
• Work with engineering
following PPAP and
APQP approval in
resolving non-value
added processes
• Work in design stage of
processes both for start-
up and current
production projects
• Scientific Research and
Experimental
Development
• Monitor and calculate
OEE
• Work closely and manage multi-trade personnel and sub-contractors according to costumer
requirements
• Identified and grew opportunities by means of clear and consistent communication.
• Developed trusting relationship with key accounts and customers that secured contracts with
large “hard to obtain” accounts.
• Prepared competitive bidding situation, while ensuring that the contract can be carried out
profitably
• Identified labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints,
specifications, and related documents.
• Presented prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive
information in an understandable format.
• Diligently followed up on all submitted bids and budgets, Both internally and externally.
• Created detailed work plans which identified and sequenced the activities needed to successfully
complete the project on time and on budget.
• Ensured that all project personnel received the appropriate orientation of the projects “scope”
• Identified problems and contingencies early , Gathered relevant information and advice from
team to generate recommendations and/or resolve the problem early.
Process Group Inc.
Director of Operations, Oct 2013 – July 2015
The Process Group is a heavy equipment, multi-trade service organization, industrial installations and a
single source supplier of Engineering, Rigging, Construction, Fabrication, Millwright/Maintenance
services to manufacturing and processing plants.
• Developed innovative initiatives to enhance internal efficiency and effectiveness.
• Worked with a team to develop initiatives to enhance revenue generation
• Operational planning, guidance and mentoring that ensured that required infrastructure and
support services were in place.
• Facilitated the development, maintenance and monitoring of equipment logs(Jonus asset
tracking module) which increased “uptime” by 28% and increased the CVOR rating by 35%
• Initiated policy updates that will prepare the organization for ongoing change and growth.
• Responsible for the development and management of integrated, strategic departmental
alignment that reduced operational overhead by 20%
• Responsible for the development and management of the annual operating and capital budgets.
• Ensured Compliance and certification of all applicable standards and licensing
A.O. Smith/GSW Ltd.
Automation and Weld/Process Engineering Manager, March 2011 - Oct 2013
A.O Smith/GSW Ltd. Holds the largest market share of the Water heater industry. Using innovative
manufacturing and welding techniques coupled with state of the art designs.
• Set goals and managed successful performance of all employees.
• Managed the team within the budget parameters by forecasting, implementing and defining
staffing plans
• Anticipated problems and risks using a “mean time between errors” calculation.
• Identified project variances within time frames that prevented budget over-runs.
• Ensured that manufacturing and engineering operations were fully synchronized with other
organizational departments that ensured operational efficiency.
• Identified operational inefficiencies, then developed and implemented changes that increased
productivity and profitability.
• Successfully prepared mechanical project specifications for a $3.5 million dollar automated line
• Designed, programmed, tested and commissioning of new systems and processes.
• Planned, implemented and monitored work schedules consistent with the needs of the plant,
special projects and preventative maintenance programs using Emaint3X software
• Worked with Procurement towards strategic inventory control plan.
• Maximize “First Pass Yield” that reduced rework from 35.3% to 2.1% and eliminated re-handling
• Made recommendations on the latest available technologies that improved the existing
equipment.
• Championed a project that developed a new technology using the weld process to cure glass
JCC Tech Industrial Consulting and Contracting
Owner and Proprietor, Feb 2009 – Jan 2012
JCC Tech was an industrial consulting and contracting firm consisting of 10 full time and contract
personnel. Industries serviced included automotive, heavy machinery, military and educational facilities.
• PMP of large scale projects
• Integration of automated equipment and part transfer lines (robotic and varies conveyor styles)
• Communicate and coordinate with various skilled trades and contractors to maintain timelines
• Design” one of a kind” machinery and systems for unique applications
• Trained maintenance staff and supervisors for safe operation of modified and new equipment
• Ensured conformance to all applicable standards including scheduling government inspections
Highlights of Key Projects:
Military Project for FX Simulation Training Package
• Co-ordinate with multiple vendors to develop a full FX Simulation Training Package for the
military (non-pyrotechnic IED simulator)
• Responsible for allocation and expenditure of capital budget
• Provide technical requirements and specifications to the military, law enforcement agencies,
nuclear safety commission and homeland security
• Develop Standard Operating Procedures and Operation Manuals
Marine Service Project Management
• Weld specialist, studied quality control issues and marine weld inspections
• Provided root cause analysis and recommendations for predictive maintenance schedules
• Provided multi-trade leadership to maintain budgets and timelines
Robotically Loaded C.N.C implementation & integration
• Review existing implementation of C. N.C. vendor equipment to determine if implementation at
customer site would result in the required return on investment
• Work with client to develop effective product flow, identify bottlenecks and present
recommendations and process improvements
Mar-Ver Machine and Tool Inc./ Oxford Moulding Inc.
Engineering Manager/Plant Manager, Jan 2007 - Feb 2009
(Automotive tooling/ injection and blow moulding)
• Implemented company Policies to ensure the new owner was successful
• Staff development including setting goals, evaluating performance, providing coaching and
mentoring that engaged employees and developed a “buy-in” mentality
• Ensured proper planning and control for all areas of responsibility in department (e.g. labour,
overtime, equipment, travel, etc)
• Developed the accountability and traceability policies(Iso/Qso 900) that made Mar-Ver
compliant and able to compete and participate in the Automotive industry. This ultimately
propelled us as a direct supplier of quality tooling for General Motors.
• Initiated “safe work policy” resulting in a ZERO lost time environment
• Contributed to ongoing improvements to throughput
• Worked with design departments on single and multi-cavity mould designs that secured us
contracts with multiple Military application products, all exceeding MIL-Specs
• Maintained and exceeded legislated safety standards that ensured a safe work environment for
staff and clients.
• Worked with clients for proper expectation of product, Such as polymer base and Durometer
rating
• Developed, implemented and maintained specifications control procedures
• Cycle time analysis and utilization
Wellmaster Pipe and Supply Ltd
Automation Engineering And Maintenance Manager, Jan 1994 – Jan 2007
Wellmaster is an innovative manufacturer of gas/Oil and water well Drilling Supplies, Such as couplings,
collar stock, and piping( from ¾” up to 36” diameters) With a seasonal supply business for the green
house industry. Developing and manufacturing collapsible wagons, carts and plant transfer systems.
• Initiated the implementation and integration of a new automation line. It was a really in-depth
project so I put together a safety review committee. We worked together for a month to identify
the safety and ergonomic needs, and what procedures would meet those needs.
• Implemented a robotic automation line increased productivity by 230% (record 17 month ROI)
• Responsible for $1M operations budget and $3M capital budget using Visual Manufacturing
Software
• Identified a cost reduction of a paint that was used on an identification plate, I changed the color
green by one shade and it saved us $0.006 per piece, with an annual saving of $252,000
• Full cycle product development, working closely with clients that ensured specifications were
met while designing products that were robotically friendly to optimize production
• R&D project that developed a robotically “weld friendly” gusset that reduced cost and utilized
automation more efficiently and increased output of manual welded projects
• Designed and implemented expandable “multi-tooling system” that reduced change-over times
from 4 hours to under one hour.
• Retro- fit older equipment with automated controls and up to date safe guarding to increase
production and safety while maintaining budget requirements
• Managed inventory, purchasing, cost analysis and budgets utilizing ERP Visual Manufacturing
• C.N.C machinist /welder, fitter/fabricator, C.N.C programmer, Millwright, Automation Engineer
• Ensure applicable safety standards, government legislations and industry requirements including
ISO-9000 and API, are met
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Jason Kitchenham Mhighlights

  • 1. Jason Kitchenham 530 Scarlett rd https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/jason-kitchenham/38/2ab/571 Etobicoke, Ontario Tel: 289-684-0229 E-mail. engineer8260@gmail.com With over 20 years in the manufacturing industry, I have extensive experience in effectively coordinating required resources, executing multiple projects simultaneously while working with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment. I am confident and meticulous with any project set before me. I bring high energy and enthusiasm that inspires and motivates in a team environment. I bring a proven background in cultivating a culture that has a “buy in” mentality that guarantees success. Professional Management Proficiencies Professional Experience Matcom Industrial Installations Estimator/Project Manager, Aug 1 2015 - April 20 2016 Matcom Idustrial Installations is a full service multi-trade organization, With the ability to fully service Millwrighting, Process piping and Rigging needs. Full plant moves/relocations. Specializing in Food grade and pharmaceutical operations. • Identified trends by researching industries and related events, publications, and announcements which led to a $100,000+ monthly growth of my account portfolio. • Adhered to ethical behaviour and business practices, ensuring that own behaviour and the behaviour of others was consistent with the values of the organization. Business Development Operations Management Maintenance /Engineering Automation • Leverage multiple media types to Identify, develop and implement growth Opportunities • Foster long-term relationships to drive revenue • Create opportunities through “branding” and company awareness • Account management using CRM software • Negotiate win-win terms and contracts • Engage internal resources to ensure customer loyalty • Devise strategic plans to deliver solutions • Accurate estimation of cost of a project • Prepare Quotes and Presentations • Facility planning and capital projects • Prepare capital budgets and capital forecast updates • Coordinate all aspects of equipment planning, procurement and installation • Both Waterfall method and Agile Approach • Kanban Requirements • Interact with external contractors to ensure work orders are complete and required materials are available • Identify potential problems early • Prepare and submit administrative reports • Kaizen, Lean, S5 and Six Sigma methodology • Maintain multiple production lines • Assist in changeovers and increase changeover efficiency • Create a Preventative Maintenance Program • Implement Proactive maintenance programs and Predictive maintenance schedules • Identify, incorporate and coordinate change to the product base line • Participate in and/or generate NRE estimates for sustaining product design changes • Develop reliability enhancement projects • Prepare accurate ROI • Use SAP and ERP system • Co-ordinate, lead and develop site automation project teams • Ensure compliance with all legislative requirements in the facility's geographic location • Troubleshoot process automation problems • Work with engineering following PPAP and APQP approval in resolving non-value added processes • Work in design stage of processes both for start- up and current production projects • Scientific Research and Experimental Development • Monitor and calculate OEE
  • 2. • Work closely and manage multi-trade personnel and sub-contractors according to costumer requirements • Identified and grew opportunities by means of clear and consistent communication. • Developed trusting relationship with key accounts and customers that secured contracts with large “hard to obtain” accounts. • Prepared competitive bidding situation, while ensuring that the contract can be carried out profitably • Identified labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents. • Presented prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information in an understandable format. • Diligently followed up on all submitted bids and budgets, Both internally and externally. • Created detailed work plans which identified and sequenced the activities needed to successfully complete the project on time and on budget. • Ensured that all project personnel received the appropriate orientation of the projects “scope” • Identified problems and contingencies early , Gathered relevant information and advice from team to generate recommendations and/or resolve the problem early. Process Group Inc. Director of Operations, Oct 2013 – July 2015 The Process Group is a heavy equipment, multi-trade service organization, industrial installations and a single source supplier of Engineering, Rigging, Construction, Fabrication, Millwright/Maintenance services to manufacturing and processing plants. • Developed innovative initiatives to enhance internal efficiency and effectiveness. • Worked with a team to develop initiatives to enhance revenue generation • Operational planning, guidance and mentoring that ensured that required infrastructure and support services were in place. • Facilitated the development, maintenance and monitoring of equipment logs(Jonus asset tracking module) which increased “uptime” by 28% and increased the CVOR rating by 35% • Initiated policy updates that will prepare the organization for ongoing change and growth. • Responsible for the development and management of integrated, strategic departmental alignment that reduced operational overhead by 20% • Responsible for the development and management of the annual operating and capital budgets. • Ensured Compliance and certification of all applicable standards and licensing A.O. Smith/GSW Ltd. Automation and Weld/Process Engineering Manager, March 2011 - Oct 2013 A.O Smith/GSW Ltd. Holds the largest market share of the Water heater industry. Using innovative manufacturing and welding techniques coupled with state of the art designs. • Set goals and managed successful performance of all employees. • Managed the team within the budget parameters by forecasting, implementing and defining staffing plans • Anticipated problems and risks using a “mean time between errors” calculation. • Identified project variances within time frames that prevented budget over-runs. • Ensured that manufacturing and engineering operations were fully synchronized with other organizational departments that ensured operational efficiency. • Identified operational inefficiencies, then developed and implemented changes that increased productivity and profitability. • Successfully prepared mechanical project specifications for a $3.5 million dollar automated line • Designed, programmed, tested and commissioning of new systems and processes.
  • 3. • Planned, implemented and monitored work schedules consistent with the needs of the plant, special projects and preventative maintenance programs using Emaint3X software • Worked with Procurement towards strategic inventory control plan. • Maximize “First Pass Yield” that reduced rework from 35.3% to 2.1% and eliminated re-handling • Made recommendations on the latest available technologies that improved the existing equipment. • Championed a project that developed a new technology using the weld process to cure glass JCC Tech Industrial Consulting and Contracting Owner and Proprietor, Feb 2009 – Jan 2012 JCC Tech was an industrial consulting and contracting firm consisting of 10 full time and contract personnel. Industries serviced included automotive, heavy machinery, military and educational facilities. • PMP of large scale projects • Integration of automated equipment and part transfer lines (robotic and varies conveyor styles) • Communicate and coordinate with various skilled trades and contractors to maintain timelines • Design” one of a kind” machinery and systems for unique applications • Trained maintenance staff and supervisors for safe operation of modified and new equipment • Ensured conformance to all applicable standards including scheduling government inspections Highlights of Key Projects: Military Project for FX Simulation Training Package • Co-ordinate with multiple vendors to develop a full FX Simulation Training Package for the military (non-pyrotechnic IED simulator) • Responsible for allocation and expenditure of capital budget • Provide technical requirements and specifications to the military, law enforcement agencies, nuclear safety commission and homeland security • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and Operation Manuals Marine Service Project Management • Weld specialist, studied quality control issues and marine weld inspections • Provided root cause analysis and recommendations for predictive maintenance schedules • Provided multi-trade leadership to maintain budgets and timelines Robotically Loaded C.N.C implementation & integration • Review existing implementation of C. N.C. vendor equipment to determine if implementation at customer site would result in the required return on investment • Work with client to develop effective product flow, identify bottlenecks and present recommendations and process improvements Mar-Ver Machine and Tool Inc./ Oxford Moulding Inc. Engineering Manager/Plant Manager, Jan 2007 - Feb 2009 (Automotive tooling/ injection and blow moulding) • Implemented company Policies to ensure the new owner was successful • Staff development including setting goals, evaluating performance, providing coaching and mentoring that engaged employees and developed a “buy-in” mentality • Ensured proper planning and control for all areas of responsibility in department (e.g. labour, overtime, equipment, travel, etc) • Developed the accountability and traceability policies(Iso/Qso 900) that made Mar-Ver compliant and able to compete and participate in the Automotive industry. This ultimately propelled us as a direct supplier of quality tooling for General Motors. • Initiated “safe work policy” resulting in a ZERO lost time environment • Contributed to ongoing improvements to throughput
  • 4. • Worked with design departments on single and multi-cavity mould designs that secured us contracts with multiple Military application products, all exceeding MIL-Specs • Maintained and exceeded legislated safety standards that ensured a safe work environment for staff and clients. • Worked with clients for proper expectation of product, Such as polymer base and Durometer rating • Developed, implemented and maintained specifications control procedures • Cycle time analysis and utilization Wellmaster Pipe and Supply Ltd Automation Engineering And Maintenance Manager, Jan 1994 – Jan 2007 Wellmaster is an innovative manufacturer of gas/Oil and water well Drilling Supplies, Such as couplings, collar stock, and piping( from ¾” up to 36” diameters) With a seasonal supply business for the green house industry. Developing and manufacturing collapsible wagons, carts and plant transfer systems. • Initiated the implementation and integration of a new automation line. It was a really in-depth project so I put together a safety review committee. We worked together for a month to identify the safety and ergonomic needs, and what procedures would meet those needs. • Implemented a robotic automation line increased productivity by 230% (record 17 month ROI) • Responsible for $1M operations budget and $3M capital budget using Visual Manufacturing Software • Identified a cost reduction of a paint that was used on an identification plate, I changed the color green by one shade and it saved us $0.006 per piece, with an annual saving of $252,000 • Full cycle product development, working closely with clients that ensured specifications were met while designing products that were robotically friendly to optimize production • R&D project that developed a robotically “weld friendly” gusset that reduced cost and utilized automation more efficiently and increased output of manual welded projects • Designed and implemented expandable “multi-tooling system” that reduced change-over times from 4 hours to under one hour. • Retro- fit older equipment with automated controls and up to date safe guarding to increase production and safety while maintaining budget requirements • Managed inventory, purchasing, cost analysis and budgets utilizing ERP Visual Manufacturing • C.N.C machinist /welder, fitter/fabricator, C.N.C programmer, Millwright, Automation Engineer • Ensure applicable safety standards, government legislations and industry requirements including ISO-9000 and API, are met