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Michael Cianchette

Quality Manager - B&B Precise Products, Inc

Pittsfield, ME

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Work Experience

Quality Manager

B&B Precise Products, Inc
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Benton, ME
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February 2012 to Present

As the Quality Manager with B&B Precise Products, I had made a number of significant improvements in both the tracking of quality issues by developing a tracking system that identified the non-conformances, identifying the root cause of each and implementing robust corrective actions. I established a Quality Planner post as a full time position which previously had been an added responsibility with a CMM operator and the company saw an immediate improvement. I was responsible for the maintenance of the ISO and AS9100 procedures and can boast a success rate of over 95% for all audits.

Trainmaster / Project Manager of New Developments

Pan Am Railways
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Billerica, MA
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August 2010 to February 2012

Billerica, MA / Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, Bangor, ME; Trainmaster / Project Manager of New Developments 
My duties included the safe and efficient movement of rail traffic to and from the Northern Maine Junction area. I scheduled crews and engines to classify trains for the specific destinations, coordinated with Customers for movement of product and maintained strict adherence to company and federal operational and safety rules. With the MMA, I assisted the Project Manager with the development and implementation of new and repowering locomotives.

Operations Manager

First Wind
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Boston, MA
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October 2008 to March 2010

I was responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wind power facility consisting of fifty five (55) G. E. 1.5 MW wind turbines, totaling 82.5 MW, supervised four (4) First Wind personnel and 10 G. E. technicians and support staff to perform daily inspections, maintenances and repairs. I implemented a site safety plan for all employees and was instrumental in establishing training programs for tower rescues and high voltage awareness and was responsible for record-keeping and OSHA reporting.

Quality Control Specialist

Mid-State Machine Products
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Winslow, ME
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January 2004 to October 2008

I developed in-process inspection reports and all other quality documentation required for maintaining machining accuracy and for submittal per the Customer's requirements and in strict adherence to NADCAP, Aerospace and ISO standards. Inspection of parts for First Article review for the first parts made to new process, reviewing the purchase orders for all materials and services for accuracy and ensuring strict adherence to necessary specifications were a few of my daily duties; also to pursue LEAN manufacturing procedures and policies.

Field Technician

Harbor Industrial Services
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Newburgh, ME
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February 2003 to January 2004

My responsibilities involved the operational aspects for managing hazardous/non-hazardous, wet/dry materials, including chemical cleaning, hydro-blasting, liquid/dry vacuuming, steam cleaning and railcar cleaning and inspection. All aspects of this industry require a great deal of attention to safety and as such, training in material handling, site evaluation and confined space entry procedures are first and foremost in any daily work evolution.

Manufacturing Superintendent

Northeast Industrial Service Co
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Winthrop, ME
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April 2000 to October 2002

Manufacturing Supt. 
I managed a fabrication facility of approximately 5,000 SF and 12 employees that performed pipe fabrications from carbon, stainless steel and chrome-moly piping. I was instrumental in establishing Northeast as a preferred supplier for Siemens Westinghouse and I increased the shop workload from $750,000 to over $2.75 million in the first year, developed a cost control program, several Excel-based estimating programs and a material requisitioning database and system, completed all Shop estimates, performed sales calls, generated job packages with Process Control Plans, material requisitions, job estimate sheets, material cut lists and necessary drawings. I solidified a consistent safety program for the shop and interfaced with both OSHA and Maine State personnel to do so.

Sales Engineer/Project Manager

Wahlco Engineered Products, Inc
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Lewiston, ME
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May 1997 to April 2000

I developed a market that brought Wahlco into the piping market with the gross sales of the first 18 months at $2 million. We designed and fabricated carbon/stainless steel pipe and a number of styles of skids. This was significant as Wahlco identified this work as "non-traditional" to their core functions; which was the design and manufacture of industrial dampers, louvers, gas turbine diverters and metal and fabric expansion joints.

Project Engineer

Dumont Industries
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Monmouth, ME
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November 1994 to May 1997

My primary duties involved developing accurate job packages, stating chronological fabrication procedures with QC "hold" points, coating applications, maintaining current drawing revisions and generating BOM's and requisitions. I was Project manager for an order of large power generation support skids, involving the fabrication and functional testing of l.o./f.o. skids. I generated all material requisitions, job packages, coordinated Purchasing, Production and Quality Control, finalized and performed the testing procedures for the completed units.

Shift Supervisor

Beaver Plant Operations
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Livermore Falls, ME
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July 1992 to March 1994

Shift Supervisor

U.S. Energy Corporation
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Fort Fairfield, ME
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July 1990 to July 1992

My responsibilities included the proper supervision of my shift crew, maintaining the electrical dispatch rate, performing daily and weekly preventive maintenance and scheduling of the same. Trouble shooting problems was a daily occurrence for each plant. As such, I had an active role in developing a preventive maintenance program for the major and auxiliary equipment.

2nd/3rd Engineer

Texaco Marine Services, Inc
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Port Arthur, TX
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April 1986 to July 1990

My responsibilities were the daily operation and maintenance of the main boilers, main feed pumps, air heaters and their controls, both steam/pneumatic soot-blowers, the fuel system and proper boiler water chemistry. Also included were ship's service air compressors, the sanitary system, the water distillation system, all electrical motors and appliances, distribution systems and lubricating systems. I served on the Executive Committee for the Texaco Tankers Officers Association.

Field Engineer

Cianbro Corp
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Pittsfield, ME
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October 1984 to April 1986

At various job sites, my duties included requesting quotes for numerous projects, generating requisitions/purchase orders, civil engineering functions and was also the Site Project Engineer at Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. This involved invoicing procedures, supervision, engineering support of the plant work packages, estimation of costs and man-hours of upcoming maintenance evolutions and supervising several mechanical repair projects in the plant during the scheduled refueling shutdown. I was also a Site Safety Officer for one of the construction projects.

Asst. Shift Test Engineer

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
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Portsmouth, VA
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May 1984 to October 1984

My duties were to assist the Senior Engineer with necessary work evolutions. These were part of the scheduled maintenance overhaul of that particular surface vessel or submarine and included safe isolation of various systems for removal and repair of equipment, upgrades of existing systems and the testing of the completed systems. Being nuclear vessels, strict security and adherence to safety and security guidelines were extremely important and each detail was carefully planned and scrutinized.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Maine Maritime Academy -
Castine, ME

August 1980 to April 1984

College Preparatory

Maine Central Institute -
Pittsfield, ME

September 1977 to June 1980