Production Manager (Utility)

Ralph T. Silver
2684 Mill Street
Gaffney, SC 29430
(864) 206-0505


• Hard-working, goal-driven manger with the ability to set and meet ambitious objectives.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills–good listener who analyzes information and makes sound decisions.
• Team leader and motivator.
• Able to work under pressure and perform well in high-pressure situations.

• Plant Operations     • Plant Maintenance
• Employee Development     • Budgeting
• Procurement     • Staff Scheduling
• Contract Negotiation     • Safety
• Complaint Resolution     • Legal Compliance
• Water Quality

Professional Employment

Gaffney Water Operations, Gaffney, SC

1977 – Present
• Responsible for producing water to serve residential, commercial, and industrial customers across ten counties.
• Oversee 15 employees in operation and maintenance of water treatment plant, storage tanks, and pumping stations.
• Reduced manpower while improving reliability of system.
• Provided oversight of construction of new water treatment facility.
• Saved $50K annually through agresssive contract negotiations and bidding chemical prices.
• Implemented use of computers to monitor equipment and sample results.
• Involved with all major issues affecting company.
• Aided operations during relocation.
• Achieved state compliance.

Dave’s Stop and Shop, Gaffney, SC

1976 – 1977

Brenda’s Bakery, Gaffney, SC

1968 – 1976

 Professional Memberships

American Water Works Association – SC branch
Water Works Operator Association

Education / Continuing Education

Management Coursework

Quality Management Skills/Quality Advantage Skills
Basics of Supervision

Computer Training

Intro to Windows 95
Intro to Computers

Water Treatment Seminars

Maintenance Management
Centrifugal Pumps
Disinfection Techniques
Control Valve Training

South Carolina Technical School

B.A., Graduate, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning
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