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Heather Hollaway

Heather Hollaway

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer

Western Shelter

Albany, Other

U.S. Army Veteran Dedicated to Serving a Company in an Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Role.

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"If you aren't moving forward, you are moving backward." --Unknown
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Applying industrial and manufacturing engineering techniques to make company processes flow more efficiently and effectively. I enjoy designing how task should be accomplished by getting input from everyone. By far, the most rewarding work I have done, is when I am provided with general management goals and I am allowed t...

As an industrial engineer, my services could be used in many different industries. I'm not so much looking for a dream job, but a dream company to work for. I am looking for a company that can identify talent and use their human resources effectively. I want to be used to bring a company to a level it has never reached before. My dream co...
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Western Shelter

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer

Administer project based improvements on components, final products, and processes within the company. As the first and only formally trained engineer at Western Shelter, there has been a lot of opportunity to pursue interests.

Mainly to work as a liaison between management and production personnel. Management provides me with general goals, I collect data and deliver my analysis of the current-state and propose future-state opportunities, and then everyone within the area of interest works together to make the process better. I find this work highly rewarding because everyone enjoys to witness team work and improvements. Camaraderie is established and the employee empowerment promotes a continually improving environment.

Lean manufacturing techniques (e.g. time studies, value stream mapping, work cell design) are utilized to collect data, analyze to conclude comprehensive current-state, and propose future-state ideas. Simulations (e.g. Crystal Ball add-in for Excel and Arena) have been built to create more confidence in the future-state proposals in areas that are very sensitive to change.

This position was acquired through Oregon State University's Multiple Engineering Co-Op Program, in which a 6 month full-time internship was granted; the company has since then hired me for part-time employment while I am still attending school.

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ATI Wah Chang

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Internal consulting for continuous improvement efforts throughout the company including: total productive maintenance events, value stream mapping, 5S, process mapping and improvement, time studies, establishing autonomous maintenance, standardization of work, and establishing a lean culture.

Implemented data collection changes and trained managers, direct supervisors, and hourly employees. Worked as a liaison between skilled labor and management to reach goals that were desirable for both parties.

This position was acquired through Oregon State University's Multiple Engineering Co-Op Program, in which a 6 month full-time internship was granted; the company then hired me for part-time employment while I still attended school.

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Oregon Employment Department

Veterans Service Representative

Aided veterans with gaining employment, resume writing, and directed to services and resources. Followed up with veterans to make sure they were finding employment. Collected resource information from several organizations to assist veterans in need. Created Standard Operating Procedures for the position of Veterans Service Representative to facilitate training of future employees.

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United States Postal Service

Mail Handler

Loaded, unloaded, and moved bulk mail from trucks to processing equipment. Took initiative to develop a plan with other employees to work as efficiently as possible, did not wait to be told by supervisors. Set up workspaces for other employees to make the next shift run smoothly.

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U.S. Army

Administrative Office Supervisor

Responsible for all personnel actions for over 70 soldiers. Prepared reports, presentations, memos, and emails on a daily basis. Very detail oriented due to military nature and seriousness of documents. Assisted company leadership with spontaneous issues ranging from retrieving archived documents, establishing a new soldier within the unit, and acquiring personnel to report for impromptu company obligations.

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U.S. Army

Medical Team Leader

Supervised and trained five soldiers in medical procedures and operation of an aid station. Responsible for maintenance and accountability of ambulances and medical sets valued of $350,000. Developed and lead special population physical fitness training for 10 soldiers.

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U.S. Army

Unit Level Logistics Support Clerk

Ordered, retrieved, and distributed supplies for maintenance of over 100 vehicles and pieces of equipment. Maintained records on a computer system and also in hard copy. Interacted with customers and suppliers daily to ensure efficiency of the system.

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U.S. Army

Water Purification Specialist

Purified water for consumption using a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit. Supervised chemical usage needed to create potable water. Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to March 2004. Aided in purifying and distributing over 250,000 gallons of potable water during the first month of deployment.

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Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Majors: Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering; Minor: Business Engineering

Linn-Benton Community College

AS, Engineering

Lebanon High School

High School