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Charles (Chuck) Postma

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Role and Company

Project Engineer, Alcoa

Expertise

42 years experience in engineering

Location

Muskegon, MI

About Charles (Chuck)

Manufacturing engineer doing mostly contract/self-employed work until recently joining Alcoa Howmet. Currently a project engineer managing the design, engineering, and construction of machines that make aircraft engine parts. I have long term experience in the application of Japanese manufacturing techniques also known as Lean Manufacturing or the Toyota Production System. I like to do home remodeling projects, fishing, and teaching my grandchildren how to annoy their parents.

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Articles by Charles (Chuck)

5 years ago

A Bi-directional Focus Regarding Project Management

I’m a bit concerned when I see veterans in the process of transitioning from the military to a civilian...

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5 years ago

Using Chastisement as a Management Tool

In my experience, using chastisement as a management tool is foolish. Let me provide three examples of how using chastisement...

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5 years ago

Workplace Diversity

Right now there is a lot of emphasis on workplace diversity and its all well and good. As leaders we...

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5 years ago

Workplace Prejudice & How to Keep an Open Mind

Several years ago I stood in a manufacturing facility and observed a worker from a distance that in my opinion...

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Charles (Chuck)'s Recent Answers

3 years ago

Small Business

Ryan, Thanks for your service, sir! No one has mentioned this in the previous posts, but there are several website...

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4 years ago

How to effectively seek employment in another state?

Hi Shane, Contract and self-employment is something I have done most of my 45 year career. There are several very large...

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5 years ago

Engineering to HR... Is this too big a leap?

In your search for HR employment consider technical service firms as well. Some of those companies are huge and have...

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5 years ago

Applying for jobs before or after relocating?

Diana, I would not move without a job in the new location. If you do, consider using a temp placement...

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5 years ago

How to hone resume when I held multiple roles at more than one company?

Thank you, ma'am, for your service. A well-rounded resume demonstrating competency in several areas is attractive to smaller companies that...

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