Employee Spotlight- Jennifer Burns

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS)- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Burns- Production Scheduler/ Inventory

What is your job role at OMS?

I create work orders for the saw, lasers, plasmas, and oxy tube lasers going by the customer sales requests. After the work orders are created, I attach the appropriate paper work and then put them in a schedule by customer request date and distribute to the machines. 

How long have you been with our company?

I have been with the company for 26 and a half years.

How has OMS helped you in your career development?

I started my career at OMS as a district clerk which was shipping, receiving, safety, inventory and human resources. Then I became a Maintenance Planner and Plant Purchasing Agent. Currently I am a Production Scheduler/Inventory. 

What have you gained from working at OMS?

I have gained experience and knowledge in many different areas of the company.

What is your proudest moment at OMS?

My proudest moment at OMS was when I became the Plant Purchasing Agent. When I took this position there was not a procedure in place, so I created a system as to how items were to be ordered, received, and inventoried. After I established this procedure money was saved and things were organized. 

What does true leadership mean to you?

True leadership to me is knowing what tasks need to be accomplished and being able to guide your employees on how to complete the task. A true leader also needs to be patient, a team player, have excellent communication skills, have a positive attitude and always willing to jump in and help with all situations. 

What drew you to OMS originally and how has OMS changed since then? 

I was brought into O’Neal as a temporary employee through a service. 

I have been a part of many changes since I started here. Several machines have moved, left, and new ones have come in the doors. I have also watched the change of different types of material we have sold and the many processes and customer changes. 

What advice do you have for prospective OMS candidates?

My advice would be to come to work, be interested in helping build the company, and learn as much as you can about the businesses. This will benefit your future.

Thank you Jennifer for 26.5 years of service and helping make OMS the best!