- Wakefield, GB
- £7 /hr
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An enthusiastic Spanish speaking Chemical Engineer with solid experience in the design, development and production of tyre repair materials. Good understanding of the Tyre Retreadingmore...An enthusiastic Spanish speaking Chemical Engineer with solid experience in the design, development and production of tyre repair materials. Good understanding of the Tyre Retreading Industry and comprehensive knowledge of CE Regulations on the subject.
Results orientated, able to form strong working relationships as well as planning and organisational skills. Extensive experience in leading international teams and working within multi-cultural environments.
For personal reasons moved to the UK recently, therefore looking forward to pursuing a career in the Rubber/Polymer Industry by taking part in challenging and innovative projects. Highly interested in Tyre Retreading, Tyre Waste Disposal, Tyre Safety Promotion as well as any field of Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing and Environment.
Area Covered: Chemical Engineering / Rubber/Tyre Technology
Work Experience Summary: October 2004 – Present TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L. (www.tirsogomez.com.ar) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Company dedicated to the design, production and commercialisation of tyre repair materials.
Production Manager. Main responsibilities included:
ïƒ¼ Developing and implementing strategic production plans in order to meet Company´s pre-set stock levels, delivery dates and productivity indicators. Increased productivity by 12% by reducing vulcanisation times.
ïƒ¼ Coordinating the design and development of new products according to customer´s specifications or market´s requirements. New designs were mainly developed for well known companies in the Truck Tyre Retreading and OTR markets in Spain, Italy and Canada. All new designs have been validated by customers.
ïƒ¼ Ensuring production areas met all the relevant Key Performance Indicators, followed best practices and carried out actions according to the Continuous Improvement Principles of the Company. Reduced overall scrap from 8% to less than 5%.
ïƒ¼ Coordinating with the Engineering & Maintenance Department the Preventive Maintenance Annual Schedule.
ïƒ¼ Supervising operations of sister plant in Paraguay.
ïƒ¼ Collaborating in Cost Estimating.
ïƒ¼ Reporting to Executive Director.
Also travelled extensively visiting customers in South, North America and Europe. Additionally, attended various international Tyre Retreading fairs where the company exhibited providing technical support.
September 2003 - October 2004 TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L.
ISO 9001 Management Representative. Main duties involved:
ïƒ¼ Implementing a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000 in every area of the company.
ïƒ¼ Training internal auditors.
ïƒ¼ Carrying out internal audits.
ïƒ¼ Contributing to writing the Management Review.
June 1999 – September 2003 TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L.
Purchasing Manager (Raw Materials Section). The job entailed:
ïƒ¼ Assessing future raw material consumption according to production plans.
ïƒ¼ Contacting suppliers, asking for quotes and handling purchase orders.
ïƒ¼ Searching for alternative raw materials in case of shortage or due to cost reduction reasons.
ïƒ¼ Evaluating suppliers and keeping the Approved Supplier List up-to-date.
ïƒ¼ Managing budgets.
ïƒ¼ Follow up on commodities.
May 1997- June 1999 TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L.
Lab technician. Duties involved:
ïƒ¼ Carrying out rheometer and dynamometer tests.
ïƒ¼ Approval/rejection of raw materials according to test protocols.
Summary: English Language.
Apr.04 to Nov.10 English Literature Course, International House Recoleta, Buenos Aires
December 1998 Cambridge Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) C
December 1996 Cambridge Examination for the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) B
December 1994 Cambridge Examination for the First Certificate in English (FCE) A
Rubber Technology Training Courses / Other training courses.
March 2008 Adhesive bonding. Loughborough University, U.K.
February 2008 Characterisation of polymers. Loughborough University, U.K.
February 2008 Chemical Surface Processes. Loughborough University, U.K.
September 2007 Problems and solutions in adhesives Seminar. RAPRA, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, U.K.
May-07 Introduction to adhesives. CITIC, INTI, Buenos Aires, Argentina (*)
April 2007 – July 2007 Rubber Formulation Course. CITIC, INTI, Buenos Aires, Argentina (*)
April 2006 – July 2006 Rubber Technology intensive seminar. CITIC, INTI, Buenos Aires, Argentina (*)
Various in-company tyre retreading training courses. TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L.
Various in-company quality management training courses. TIRSO GOMEZ S.R.L.
(*) CITIC (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico de la Industria del Caucho – Rubber Industry Technical Research and Development Centre), INTI (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial – National Industrial Technology Institute), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Field of Study: Chemical Engineering
University / College: Universidad de Buenos Aires
MEng Chemical Engineer