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Engineer Manufacturing

Hamtramck, Michigan, 48212, United States
May 27, 2010

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Charles Xie

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Windsor, Ontario N8W 5T3

(519) ***-****

(519) ***-****


To obtain a challenging position as a Continuous Improvement Engineer by

using my years of Lean manufacturing experience.


* 15 Years experience as a Mechanical Engineer

* Skilled in investigating and analyzing a wide variety of complete

manufacturing process to increase efficiency and reduce cost

* Skilled in preparing material, cost estimates

* Knowledge in mechanical concepts, ability to identify design,

manufacturing and assembly issues

* Highly effective and positive approach to supervising others

* Sound knowledge with TPS ( Toyota Production System aka Lean

Manufacturing )

* Proficient with Mechanical Engineering Standard and TS16949 QS9000 and


* Familiar with AutoCAD 2000, GD and T, SPC, Microsoft Word, MS Excel,

JAVA, C, G-code

* Excellent organizational skills


Ford Motor Company ~ Dearborn, MI

Manufacturing Engineer ~ 2008-2009

* Providing management services to support the development and

implementation of Tooling and Gauging methods for engine components

manufacturing operations

* Liaise with suppliers and product engineering; lead the development of

new tooling technologies with OEM and commodity suppliers

* Provide support for plant engineering and process engineering

* Conduct process capability evaluation and cycle time balancing between


* Troubleshoot plant floor quality issues

* Involved in Six Sigma project to improve product quality

* Update all engineering changes

American axle and manufacturing Inc. ~ Detroit, MI

Technical Support Engineer ~ 2006-2008

* Conduct continuous improvement on all axle cutting tools based on the

current data collected, reduced overall tool cost by 10 percent, improved

Shaft line OEE from 70 percent to 85 percent

* Control plant overall tooling cost saving plan, design roadmap for

testing and improvement activities

* Liaise with suppliers and customer on weekly basis to get the best

results in implementing new technology to reach cost saving goals

* Attend plant weekly production meeting and discuss cost saving proposals

with plant engineering and management

* Reorganized the tool crib by using 5S tools and established high

efficiency tool delivery system using KANBAN, this generated cost savings

about $600k per year

KUS Canada Inc. ~ Leamington, ON

Process Engineer ~ 2001-2006

* Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing processes by applying lean

manufacturing principals

* Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and

workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum


* Collect and analyze data based on the current status to determine future

improvement activities on VSM

* Maintain the current process including machining, coating and assembly

* Train new employees to set up and operate CNC manufacturing center

* Process variability and root causes investigation using 8D report

Tianjin Toyota Motor Engine Company ~ Tianjin, China

Lean Manufacturing Engineer ~ 1995-2000

* Involved in engine manufacturing project launching ( machine selection,

installation and try out )

* Control the schedule of all accessory parts that made in house for engine


* Develop and monitor PM and daily machine maintenance schedule to improve


* Train Lean Manufacturing Team Leader in the tools such as 5S, OEE,


* Design the value stream mapping for engine plant and monitor the progress

of future status

* Establish the system of tool maintenance and regrinding of 8A workshop (

using Kanban Management System)

* Design the layout of the workshop of tool maintenance and regrinding

department and successfully implement KAIZEN philosophy

* Led a crew of 15 workers in tool maintenance and regrinding

* Crank shaft and differ case casting process control

* Responsible for machine maintenance department within casting plant

* Analyze tool performance and reported results to the tool and molder



Ford Motor Company ~ Dearborn, MI

Consumer Driven Six Sigma Black Belt Training ~ 2009

Kennametal Knowledge Center ~ Latrobe, PA

Metal Cutting Application Engineering Training ~ 2007

University of Windsor ~ Windsor, ON,

Computer Science-Industry Manufacturing System ~ 2001-2002

KUS Canada Inc. ~ Leamington, ON

QS9000 ~ 2002

Toyota Motor Corporation ~ Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Certificate in Tool Maintenance and Regrinding - TPS ~ 1997

Chongqing University ~ Chongqing, China

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Received Award of Excellence ~ 1995

College of Business - Chongqing University ~ Chongqing China Business

Administration ~ 1995

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