ELIZABETH A. NEUMANE*** ****** ***, ****, ** ***
Telephone (302) ***-****
A self-motivated, disciplined analytical Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer with 23 years of Technical and Management experience in the Aerospace and Industrial Machinery industries. A proven Project and Process Management expert with special expertise in Production, Safety, Inventory Control and Planning; development/simulation of manufacturing systems, and systems and component management. Recognized abilities in mechanical design, manufacturing system development and analysis, and ISO 9000 compliance. Awarded by OSHA for proven vision in the pursuit of safety in the work place. Excellent communication and technical skills plus a tenacious focus on safety, quality and detail have consistently delivered respected and value added results.
BOEING COMPANY, Kennedy Space Center, Florida and Philadelphia, PA 2003 – 2011
CHINOOK OPERATIONS MANAGER, Philadelphia, PA (2006 – 2011)
Responsible for management of production employees and maintaining production schedule in a fast paced 3 shift environment overseen by government officials. Lead team to reduce shortages from over 100 backlog to a surplus situation. Evaluated and coached employee performance. Reported to Manufacturing Manager.
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Kennedy Space Center, Florida (2003 - 2006)
Lead multi-disciplined team responsible for the movement of spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center facility. Designed the lift criteria for highly specialized loads. Coordinated the projects with multiple internal and external customers to ensure launch schedules were maintained.
Key participant representing The Boeing Company for the awarding of OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program). Recognized by OSHA for developing a world class safety documentation program.
FMC - AIRPORT SYSTEMS, Orlando Florida 1999 - 2002
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (2000 - 2002)
Ensured the manufacturability of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic designs for aircraft cargo loaders, deicers and tractors. Implemented process improvements and tooling to increase productivity and reduce rework. Coordinated the ISO 9000 documentation to maintain compliance. Reported to Manufacturing Business Manager.
Implemented Engineering Change Request (ECR) system that accurately tracked the status of ECR's electronically, allowing for future access and reporting.
Developed the Quality System Procedures and Work Instructions for the Manufacturing Engineering Department to comply with ISO 9000 standards.
PRODUCT ENGINEER (1999 - 2000)
Incorporated mechanical design solutions into aircraft cargo loaders to meet customer specifications and manufacturing capabilities. Reported to Loader Product Engineering Manager.
DEMAG DELAVAL, Trenton, NJ 1995 - 1998
PRODUCTION ENGINEER/SUPERVISOR (1996 - 1998)
Responsible for 25 Production employees and maintaining production in a 3 shift, 7 day a week, union environment governed by regulatory compliance. Audited and performed analysis on machine tools to determine cost and productivity efficiencies and institute process improvements. Reported to Manufacturing Manager.
Created and implemented a new approach to production line's Resource Control Capacity Planning that include a Forecasting Module designed to meet Production and Sales schedules (RCCP/S&OP). System resulted in better management of resources and schedules.
Spearheaded and monitored Preventive Maintenance Program in accordance with ISO 9000 standards, which reduced downtime by 20%.
Key participant of Master Team and led cross-functional Implementation Team for company-wide installation of an integrated manufacturing software system (MAN-FACT). Team charged with modification, implementation and monitoring progress of new system.
Designed innovative tool used in initial design phase of a centrifugal compressor using specific customer requirements to generate geometric attributes of customized compressor. Conducted statistical analysis of prior test data, and in conjunction with aerodynamic properties used data to formulate prediction reducing quote time from months to days.
Developed, installed, and tracked Machinery Utilization Program for analyzing machinery use and human resources scheduling. Program was integrated with RCCP and resulted in increased efficiencies, productivity, and cost containment.
PROJECT ENGINEER (1995 - 1996)
Responsible for major, complex Steam Turbines, Industrial Compressors and associated Unit Components Projects beginning with project booking through delivery to end-user. Served as Project leader, liaison and centralized resource throughout project life cycle. Monitored project status from Proposal Stage through post-delivery. Coordinated vendor and supplier activities. Reported to Project Department Manager.
Derived specifications for unit components based on customer criteria and sourced components that met compliance standards of American Petroleum Institute (API).
Modified Component, and Full System Performance and Mechanical Test Procedures to meet individualized equipment performance specifications. Monitored testing for conformance to procedure and customer requirements.
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION, St. Louis, MO 1989 – 1995
Supervised Laboratory Team for development, evaluation, demonstration, and qualification of environmental control, airflow, pneumatic, hydraulic, and thermal control systems and components for aircraft and spacecraft. Reported to Testing Manager.
Developed Test Program for Avionics Cooling Airflow Distribution System (ACADS) for new F/A-18 E/F aircraft which was completed 2 months ahead a schedule and at 10% under cost. First Test Program to incorporate Defense Cost & Planning Tracking System which increased complexity of Test Plan.
Initiated the selection and introduction of state of the art Data Acquisition System improving accuracy by 25%. Trained users on application to support process improvements resulting from new system.
Organized and supervised the redesign of a multi-million dollar Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Thermal Control Test Facility to accommodate expansion, and technical advances that resulted in increased productivity.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering Washington University, St. Louis, MO
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Society of Women Engineers, President, Central Florida Professional Branch, 2000-2005
Computer Aided Design – Unigraphics / Solid Edge
Lean Manufacturing - Value Stream Mapping (VSM) certified