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Howard Durst

Spray Dryer Operator

Louisville, KY

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Experienced production operator in a Six Sigma and ISO 14001 certified Chemical processing industry. A committed, quality-oriented, team contributor with the ability to accomplish daily tasks, maximize output and deliver a quality product. 
 
• PLC Controls • Lean Manufacturing 
• SAP • Certified Forklift

Work Experience

Spray Dryer Operator

SOLAE LLC
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Louisville, KY
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2006 to 2012

Processed Soy Protein extract 
• Monitored Spray Dryer operation to achieve optimum output to consistently meet or exceed established production goals of 98% First Pass/First Quality. 
• Collected and analyzed polymer samples to ensure SOP targets were met. 
• Monitored computer screen to determine if adjustments were required 
• Input data onto Excel log sheet. 
• Developed procedures for Spray Dry operations to boost stream line operation. 
• Conducted one-on-one training to new employees introduced into the work force to ensure they could work independently. 
• Supported visual management and DuPont Production System (DPS) to drive continuous improvement. 
• Operated forklift with zero incidents.

Packaging Operator

HEXION CHEMICAL
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Louisville, KY
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2005 to 2006

Packaged out finished product 
• Set up packaging equipment to run assigned product for the shift. 
• Weighed, labeled and palletized units with correct product identification for shipping. 
• Operated electric forklift to transport finished product into warehouse staging area. 
• Kept work area maintained for cleanliness per OSHA standards.

Four Color Rotary Die-Cut Operator

TEMPLE-INLAND CONTAINER
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Louisville, KY
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1997 to 2005

Operated machinery on a production line and consistently met or exceeded established goals 
• Set-up of machine to include print plate mounting, ink set-up and Die Cut mounting. 
• Performed preventative maintenance on a continual basis to minimize downtime of machinery. 
• Forklift operator - used handheld PDA to input data into SAP system.

Education

Diploma

Fern Creek High School -
Louisville, KY

Additional Information

COMPUTER SKILLS 
 
Microsoft Windows XP, Word, Excel 
 
TECHNICAL SKILLS 
 
SAP, DMACS, PLC