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AMS Faculty & Staff - Josh Ferriell

Josh Ferriell

Josh Ferriell

Instructor, Manufacturing

Office:  EST 140
Phone:  (270) 745-3609


2009-2011 Western Kentucky University
Engineering Technology Management M.S. 2011
• Quality Management
• Resource Management
• Workforce Development
• Industrial Distribution

2007-2009 Western Kentucky University
Technology Management B.S. 2009
• Lean Manufacturing
• Project Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Quality Assurance

2005-2007 Bowling Green Technical College
Electrical Technology A.A.S. 2007
• PLC’s, Motors, and Motor Controls
• Transformers and electrical troubleshooting
• Blueprint reading

Scholarly Interest

Manufacturing, Management, and Construction. 


2016- Present Western Kentucky University
Instructor AMS Department
• Instruct Industrial Statistics, Industrial Materials, and Work Design Ergonomics across multiple discipline programs • Instruct Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Robotics, and Senior Research for real world industry applications

2015-2016 Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
Maintenance Superintendent
• Restructured personnel and training structure
• Designing a Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Program
• Implemented CMMS to improve OEE
• Manage facility 5S Program

2014-2015 Carpenter Co.
Fiber Operations Plant Manager
• Oversee Plant Operations for over 400 personnel
• Problem Solving – Identify and resolve issues in plant
• Project management – Ensure all projects are meeting objectives
• Customer Focus improvement and delivery efficiency

2012-2014 Carpenter Co.
Assistant Plant Manager
• Served as Interim Maintenance Manager
• Managed building expansion and new equipment installation
• Served as Kaizen and Cost Reduction Corporate Team Member
• Managed all daily operations of plant functions

2011-2012 Carpenter Co.
Manager Trainee
• Trained in all operations and support functions
• Filled in when managers were on vacation for all areas
• Implemented Kaizen and process improvement projects
• Assisted in CMMS conversion of MP2 to SAP


2009- 2011 Western Kentucky University
Graduate Assistant
• Assistant instructor for PLC’s and Robotics classes
• Managed Advanced Robotics and PLC Laboratories
• Worked with contractors for incoming equipment
• Assisted in recruiting events to attract students to WKU

2008- May-August Ranstad/U.S. Corrugated
Maintenance Assistant Internship
• Ensure reduction of unplanned downtime
• Repairs of mechanical and electrical equipment
• Perform preventive maintenance

2007-2008 Bowling Green Independent Schools Substitute Teacher
• Instruct lessons to middle and high school students
• Manage classroom of approximately 30 students
• Handle conflict in classroom environment

1999-2005 United States Air Force
Staff Sergeant/Security Forces
• Supervise Personal on Security Operations
• Training Supervisor for flight
• Managed Personal Evaluations

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 Last Modified 9/25/14