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Engineer Manager

Muskegon, Michigan, 49441, United States
March 16, 2011

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Cory Mollema

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To obtain a long term engineering position where I can use my 17 years of hands

on engineering and management background. Looking for a strong based, reputable

and progressive company which will offer challenging and rewarding objectives

with the opportunities for future growth potential.

Professional Profile

Proven history of continuously meeting and exceeding on time projects and cost


Strong engineering skills and background

Extremely organized, structured, communication and follow through in all


Take pride in all facets of jobs and quality


02/2006 - Present General Dynamics Land Systems Muskegon, MI

Specialty Engineering - Senior Systems Engineering

Systems Integration: Responsible for working within a team environment managing

and updating the Systems equipment document, reliability and requirements.

Systems Engineering Development: Developed a new military equipment list for each

of the vehicle variants to use as the go-to-list. Created and heading up a team

consisting of military personal and General Dynamic employees.

Configuration Management: Worked with Force Protection to developed CM plan, EBOM

and product structures for the MRAP vehicle contract for Government

Requirements: Wrote subsystem requirements for the Governments JLTV proposal.

Created a product structure for all SDD version vehicles. Requirements lead for

the Abrams Tank upgrade modification program

Diversity: - Diversity lead and representative for the Muskegon facility

Corrective Actions Engineer: - Implementation and tracking of corrective actions,

root cause analysis, problem reports and change requests for Stryker production

vehicle. Developed solutions verification and validations for new programs and


12/2003 - 02/2006 Westech Corp. N. Muskegon, MI

Process Engineer/Manager

Lathe department manager: Manage daily production scheduling, functional

assessment reporting and department employees. Interviewing/hiring new employees,

performance reviews and disciplinary actions

Program/project management: Managed long term projects & rapid prototyping.

Designed and implementation of new automation and robotics work cells. Create new

job processes and establish continuous production improvements and cost


Maintenance department manager: Responsible for managing companies maintenance

department including all equipment, building and facility maintenance issues.

Tracked all PM's, maintenance assessments. Managed and assessed all equipment

downtime and repairs. Monitor, schedule and improve maintenance costing and lower

plant facility overhead

Engineering misc.: Design new tooling, fixtures, gages and company floor plan and

work cell layouts. Analytical and problems solving of mechanical, and

manufacturing of daily objectives. Gather quotes, spec and purchase new

equipment, tooling and all outside services. Team lead for implementation of LEAN

manufacturing. Companies champion for safety department including safety

assessment reporting, tracking of accidents, accident and hazardous material


04/1998 - 12/2003 Neway / Holland USA Muskegon, MI

Manufacturing Engineer II

Troubleshoot and manage day to day manufacturing processes through hands on and

engineering experience including robotic and manual welding, automation and

assembly processes, material handling and overhead conveyor systems. Cost

reductions and process improvements using LEAN methodologies

Equipment and automation designs, tooling and fixturing designs, plant and work

cell layouts. Create new and updated existing Operator Process Control documents

and training manuals. Maintain quality control and PPAP on new and existing jobs,

fixtures and processes. Company travel to customers for installation of new

product lines as well as quality issues. Manufacturing liaison to Holland's

Missouri & Arkansas subsidiary facilities to conduct engineering reviews, train

and ensure quality manufacturing during 2003 company strike

Managed multiple robotic welding work cells and automation assembly machines.

Developed new welding processes and cell organizational layouts. New product

launches and developments, testing, purchasing and quality departments within a

determined set of manufacturing launch timelines.

02/1993 - 04/1998 A-CMI Michigan Casting Center Fruitport, MI


Project Engineer I / AutoCAD Designer

Designed new and modified existing equipment, tooling and fixtures. Maintain and

updated floor plan for existing layouts and ongoing company expansions. Gathered

quotes, issued purchase orders and overseen installation of new equipment and

overhead material handling conveyor systems

Tracked long term equipment designs, facility projects and equipment

installations. Designed and developed equipment and tooling to meet manufacturing

of new product lines

Worked directly with Product engineering, quality and scheduling for new product



09/1997 - 07/2003 Ferris State University Grand Rapids, MI

B.A. Manufacturing Engineering Technology

05/1996 - 07/1997 Muskegon Community College Muskegon, MI

Associates Degree in Science Technology (AutoCAD Design)

Additional Skills/Training

Strong AutoCAD skills

Tutored AutoCAD at MCC (1997 - 1998)

Automation/robotic programming for:




ISO 9000 and QS 2000

Lean Manufacturing practices/methodologies with 5S

Proficient with Microsoft software and computer literacy

CAMTECH software for Whitney Fabricators

DOORS Database

Basic Pro-E

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