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Engineer Manufacturing

Red Lion, Pennsylvania, 17356, United States
March 25, 2011

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Louis J. McKinney

*** ******* *****, *** ****, PA 17356 (717) ***-****

Sr Industrial Lean Manufacturing Engineer


Desire a challenging position in manufacturing/industrial/process

engineering or manufacturing management utilizing my engineering, financial

and people skills.


Carpenter Technology, Reading, PA

Nov 2010 to Feb 2011

Contract Industrial Engineer

Collect, compile and analyze data of production operations performance to

be utilized in the 7 year capitalization spending plan. Identify current

production bottlenecks and provide solutions for improvements. Establish

engineered standard rates for capacity planning in support of increasing


BAE Systems, York, PA

Jan 2009 to Jul 2009

Sr. Contract Process Engineer

Troubleshoot and provide resolution to manufacturing issues for the upgrade

of Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Participate in Blackbelt projects to

determine the root cause and effective resolution to long term unresolved

manufacturing issues. Reduce assembly takt times through identification

and elimination production bottlenecks. Revise work instructions to

reflect improvements implemented in manufacturing processes. Participate

in safety audits and work with production personnel to implement

improvements. Identify and support tooling requirements, including initial

requests, justification, concept approval and implementation. Review

discrepant material conditions and recommend appropriate disposition.

Analyze and interpret complex engineering drawings and specification for

production application. Evaluate work center layouts and perform material

flow analysis.

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products, Hanover, PA

Apr 2007 to Dec 2008

Consulting Industrial Engineer

Identification and implementation of process improvements and cost

reductions of welding wire and electrodes. Areas of involvement include

wire cutting, wet and dry mixing, press operations, low and high

temperature baking and packaging in the electrode area. The functions in

the wire area include drawing and rewinding. Obtain data of current state

operations for the initial planning phases for the implementation of lean

manufacturing. Troubleshoot production issues which create downtime.

Propose and implement solutions which result in an increase in the

productivity rate.

New Standard Corporation, York, PA

Jan 2007 to Apr 2007

Consulting Industrial Engineer

Develop process work instructions for brake presses, mechanical and

hydraulic presses, mig, tig and resistance welding areas to satisfy audit

findings necessary to obtain ISO 18001 certification.

Lancaster Preferred Partners, Lancaster, PA

Jan 2006 to Dec 2006

Industrial Engineer

Lead the division effort to implement the principles of lean manufacturing,

Perform line design for the Mack truck axle and chassis assembly processes,

Line balance both assembly lines, Facilitate cost justification and

installation of capital equipment, Lead associate employee empowerment

program, implement just-in-time material flow to the assembly lines, Lead

implementation of new business, Lead material reduction effort in the plant

to introduce additional manufacturing area for new business, Coordinate

concept development and fabrication of new tooling for manufacturing, Serve

as the engineering resource for the division.

New Standard Corporation, York, PA

Aug 2003 to Nov 2005

Industrial Engineer

Implement demand one-piece flow and cellular manufacturing, Line balance

assembly line processes, Lead process improvements and cost reductions,

Company leader of continuous improvement and employee empowerment program,

Participant in tool and die concepts and applications, Packaging, safety

and ergonomics liaison, Process design and improvement (DOE, FMEA, SMED,

flowcharting), Capital appropriation justification and preparation, Perform

engineering cost analysis of product quality and process performance

standards, Time and motion studies and workflow analysis, Lead design

concept implementations, Workplace layout, Visual work instruction

preparation, Implement company overtime control system, Certified Six Sigma


Harley-Davidson, Incorporated, York, PA

Feb 2000 to Jan 2003

Production Supervisor (Mar 2002 to Jan 2003)

Parts and Accessories Group, Responsible for 2nd shift supervision of Parts

and Accessories manufacturing and packaging areas, Also supervised 2nd

shift production of motorcycle exhaust systems, Continued execution of all

documentation responsibilities held while consulting to Harley-Davidson.

Consulting Manufacturing Engineer (Feb 2000 to Feb 2002)

Parts and Accessories Group. Revised documentation for manufacturing

methods compliance to meet ISO requirements in support of worldwide

motorcycle sales. Developed operational method sheets, inspection guides

and procedures for motorcycle component fabrication. Worked with production

personnel to establish best practices and methods to support continuous


York International Corporation, York, PA

Aug 1998 to Dec 1999

Consulting Manufacturing Engineer

Developed production/manufacturing line design. Facilitated continuous

improvement teams, created operational method sheets and recommended and

implemented process improvements. Established best practice procedures foe

manufacturing work cells, identified tooling requirements for manufacturing

work cells and generated work measurement data for implementation of Lean


Redco Corporation, Division of Galaxy Wheel and Tire, Red Lion, PA

Feb 1993 to Mar 1998

Manager of Production and Inventory Control

Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all manufacturing,

quality, engineering, warehousing and production and inventory control

functions for a 3 shift operation facility for the fabrication of

aftermarket truck wheel assemblies. Assisted in the direction of

maintenance, tool room and set-up activities to support manufacturing

objectives. Revised entire inventory layout to facilitate ease and accuracy

of inventory information. Developed and implemented self-directed work


Mauell Corporation, USA Division, Dillsburg, PA

Oct 1983 to Nov 1991

Manager of Operations (Jan 1988 to Nov 1991)

Division-wide responsibility for planning, organizing and directing all

manufacturing, engineering, production, inventory control, quality and

customer liaison functions associated with the fabrication of mosaic

display systems. Developed the Quality Control program for the


Manager of Production and Inventory Control (Oct 1983 to Jan 1988)

Responsible for planning, organizing and directing all projects, production

and inventory control activities to support the manufacture of mosaic

display panels. Developed an accurate inventory forecast system to support


Allis Chalmers Corporation, Precision Components Division, York, PA

May 1979 to Sept 1983

Manager of Industrial Engineering (Jan 1982 to Sept 1983)

Directed industrial engineering department efforts including manufacturing

methods improvements, work measurement program for establishing production

standards and management of capital improvements. Participated in the

company's Quality Circle Program and in process automation development.

Program Manager (Jan 1981 to Jan 1982)

Provided overall program management direction for naval nuclear contracts

valued at approximately $90 million. Participated in contract negotiations

and all phases of associated production and manufacturing.

Superintendent of Manufacturing (May 1979 to Jan 1981)

Organized and directed all production and manufacturing efforts on 2nd

shift operations including supervision of 9 foremen and 100 union



Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (B.S. Industrial

Engineering), Dean's List Student-Industrial Engineering major 3.5 GPA

Lean Manufacturing - Seminar of the Toyota Production System

Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt

Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop

MS Project Basics and Intermediate Certification

Computerized Manufacturing Line Design-American Software Institute

KanBan and Just-In-Time Training-Oliver Wright

Demand Flow Technology Manufacturing Seminar-Bottom Line

Dale Carnegie Management Seminar


Background in project management, process improvements, work measurement,

material flow and resource planning, value engineering, facility layout,

line balancing, cellular manufacturing, ergonomics and safety issues, cost

reduction and quality improvements. Implement Lean Manufacturing principles

including visual control, kanbans, 5S systems, kaizen events, problem

solving techniques (fishbone diagram and flowcharting), standard and

flexible work forces and continuous improvement. Management experience in

the areas of manufacturing, production and inventory control, engineering,

project management and quality. Skill in word processing. (MS Word, MS

Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Project, ERP, EASE)


Furnished upon request

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