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Engineer Manufacturing

Pembroke Pines, FL
August 24, 2012

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Sunrise, FL 33323


Experienced and accomplished manufacturing engineer with a concentrations in mechanical assemblies. Extensive background in new product introduction processes. Designed and developed fixturing using Solid Works for mechanical assembly. During new product development supported mechanical, electrical, and software design teams through the use of DFM and DFA principles. Consistent track record of completing project deadlines on time. Excellent oral and written communication skills coupled with strong analytical skills. Determined problem solver. Data driven and results oriented with a focus on customer satisfaction. Effective change agent.


GATES MECTROL – Salem, New Hampshire 2011- Present

Manufacturing Engineer / Continous Improvement Engineer

Reported directly to the Operations Manager.

In the first six months of employment implemented improvement ideas with over $300k in savings.

Implemented Winner’s Circle and established a Lean Culture which was not in existence.

Led, facilitated, and provided training to all employees for Kaizen.

Led Six Sigma exercises.

Designed using Solid Works and developed manufacturing equipment and fixturing for new products as well as improving current assembly.

Developed process documentation control process.

Developed training procedures and provided training to operations.

Partnered with applications team using the principles DFM and DFA to develop better manufacturable products.

Worked with sales to improve the efficiency of the order taking process.

Provided monthly status of all improvement projects to the plant and corporate.

Traveled as needed to other facilities to implement continuous improvement projects.

Interacted with customer regarding failures in our products, developed an understanding of true requirement, and improved our designs and manufacturing process to meet the customer’s requirements.

PARKER HANNIFIN – Hollis, New Hampshire 2009-2011

Manufacturing Engineer

Planned, designed, built, managed and supported seven miniature valve assembly lines and four manifold assembly lines.

Utilized Green Belt Six Sigma methods and techniques to implement numerous cost reductions.

Used Lean Manufacturing techniques to streamline floor layout and processes.

Designed using Solid Works, built, programed, and validate semi-automated fixtures and equipment which were used for assembling and testing.

Championed A3’s for problem solving and root cause analysis.

Worked with customers to resolve issues or better understand their application so testing mirrored curent application.

Worked with suppliers to resolve component issues and improve their processes.

Ran three weekly manufacturing meetings to discuss issues on the floor, updates that affect my lines, new products, product or process changes and improvements.

Developed process documentation including standard work, visual aids, work and test instructions.

Ran DOE’s to better understand and improve product performance.

Provided training for: manufacturing processes, utilizing process improvement techniques for A3’s, and understanding the functionality of the products that manufacturing is building.

Worked with test department to develop new software.

Ran quality/capability studies and Gage R and R on equipment on multiple lines.

Provided DFM input for new products.

Provided manufacturing quotes.

Developed and standardized processes that were done everyday, but were not documented (example: steps to calibrate a piece of equipment)

Facilitated MRB meetings on defective parts that are components of products.

Championed efficiency teams (key players on a line; supervisor, operators and myself) to improve line throughput and quality.

Assisted operators with ergonomic issues. Liaison between ergonomic specialist and operators.

Trained new employees (engineers and operators) in valve functionality.

Supported applications by reviewing possible uses of our products in unique and different applications for which our products may not have been initially designed for.

VECTRON INTERNATIONAL – Hudson, New Hampshire 2008-2009

Sensor Process Engineer

Managed five engineering technicians in a very dynamic environment.

Responsible for the manufacturing, calibrating, and testing of new viscosity sensor products.

Designed and developed new processes, equipment, and fixturing (using Solid Works) to aid in assembly and testing.

Developed new process documentation (work instructions and visual aids).

Planned, designed, and implemented a product development lab and a clean room lab for the manufacturing and testing of new products.

Provided manufacturing engineering support.

Provided manufacturing quotes to managers.

Provided guidance to and developed PFMEAs.

Developed product qualifications plans.

Design and developed test kits for sales representatives and customers so the products could be demonstrated and experimented with.

Instituted an online event log for tracking issues and lessons learned.

Developed a system for handling material stock within the labs.

PARLEX, INC. – Methuen, Massachusetts 2007-2008

Manufacturing Engineer

Provided manufacturing engineering support for flexible circuits and medical sensor assemblies.

Provided design for manufacturability for new product introductions.

Championed multiple Lean and Kaizen activities to improve manufacturing flow.

Developed and improved manufacturing processes and documentation.

Provided training on various equipment and processes.

BOSE CORPORATION – Framingham, Massachusetts 2000-2007

New Products Development Manufacturing Engineer

Developed APQP documents (Process Flow, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plan) to meet automotive customer requirements.

Facilitated the New Products Introduction Process.

Provided manufacturing expertise using the principles of DFM and DFA for both mechanical and electrical assembly as part of new product development teams.

Developed new equipment and fixturing for new products built in both the United States and Mexico.

Planned, designed, and implemented new manufacturing lines.

Provided manufacturing quotes to managers.

Ran numerous Design of Experiments to evaluate new components and their manufacturability.

Received Presidential Award for multiple cost reductions and cost avoidances.

Updated and streamlined the New Product Introduction Process for better execution.

DATA ELECTRONICS DEVICES – Salem, New Hampshire 1994-2000

Manufacturing Engineer

Designed and developed assembly tools and fixturing to aid mechanical assembly.

Developed new programs and processes for electronics manufacturing .

Evaluated and purchased manufacturing equipment and software.

Provided manufacturing quotes to management.

Supported management during ISO 9001 Audits.


Team Player

Kaizen Process

Lean Manufacturing

Determined problem solver

Strong analytical skills

Green Belt Six Sigma

Proficient in 8D Problem Solving Processes

5S Implementation

Ability to interface with all levels of employees

Detail-driven with focus on customer satisfaction

Excellent oral, written and communication skills

STOP for Safety


Solid Works

Auto CAD/Inventor


GC Preview

Minitab 16




Microsoft Office

IPC Land Pattern




Automated Optical Inspection



Electronics Test


Laser Etching

Mechanical Assembly


Reflow Oven

ATEQ Leak Testing

SMT Pick and Place

Thru-hole Insertion

Wave Solder

Ultrasonic Welding

X-Ray Inspection

Die cutting

Solder Paste Screen Printing

Hot Plate Welding

Belt Extrusion

Profile Welding

Hot Plate Welding

Machine Shop Equipment

Rework and Repair for SMT and TH


Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH 2007-Present

Bachelor of Science Degree – Operations Management

University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Massachusetts 2006

Mechanical Engineering

New Hampshire Technical Institute - Manchester, NH 2003

Associate of Science - Electronic Technology

Six Sigma Green Belt 2010

Lean Boot Camp - Certificate 2010

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA 2004 – 2006

o Certificate - Design of Experiments

o Certificate - Project Management

o Certificate – Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

o Certificate - Process Improvement

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