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Engineer Manager

Location:
Livonia, Michigan, 48150, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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Windsor, Ontario N8S 4N6

Phone: (519) ***-**** Cell: (519) *** **** *****@*********.**

OBJECTIVE

Manage, providing solid leadership to professional Engineering groups .

RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

MANAGEMENT- Engineering, Quality, Plant, Operations

• Provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams. Direct the activities involving various levels of

engineering from product development to production launch and manufacturing.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT – Automotive and non Automotive

• Lead all APQP project related activities conducting to full PSO, PPAP and product launch.

• Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the

project accordingly with customer requirements.

ENGINEERING – R&D, Product development, Product design/ release, Manufacturing, Test & Validation, HALT

Testing, Failure Mode Analysis

• Fuel Systems, Power train components, Forgings, Casting, Heat Treatment, Interior trim

QUALITY SYSTEMS - Automotive and non Automotive

• Experience in TS16949, customer and supplier interface, quality management systems, PPAP, APQP, FMEA,

DOE, 8D, 5S, Statistical Process Control SPC, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Internal and External

(Suppliers Development) Audits.

LANGUAGES – English, French, Romanian

WORK HISTORY

PIERBURG Inc – PPT Division, Tier 1 for Power train components, Auburn Hills, MI

2007 – 2009

LAB AND TESTING MANAGER

Responsible for all development, DV and PV test plans for the hybrid transmission pumps

Developed and implemented new operational and test quality system.

Implement the use of MathLab software to determine HALT test parameters.

Designed test rigs and test plans in order to certify that the product is in accordance with

emissions standards and customer specifications.

• Implemented test equipment Preventive Maintenance and calibration programs.

• Coordinate R&D activities (budget, materials, new process and end of the line testing).

• Develop and maintain Lab’s operational and capital budget.

• Design and coordinate Lab integration in the New Tech Center.

Customers: GM, Chrysler, Ford, Magna

WALTEC FORGINGS Inc. Non ferrous forgings supplier, Wallaceburg, ON

2004 – 2006

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, R&D AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Overall accountable for the technological development of the organizations products

including: research and development, market analysis, design, product launch (PPAP),

specifications, documentation, environmental assessments and budgeting.

• Developed cost reduction program generating $1.7M /year cost savings in row materials.

• Converted dedicated dies in flexible dies to forge multiple parts with same die.

• Designed and production lunched first electrical die heated, generating $250K/year

savings.

• Developed and introduce to production first automated (robotics) flexible assembly cells.

• Challenged the status quos by reorganizing department work flow, generating 62%

increase in efficiency.

• Implemented (homemade software) Preventive Maintenance program for all production

equipment (automated machining cells, Trim presses, and Forge presses 500T to 3500T).

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• Opened in house test lab generating $50k/month cost savings.

• Introduced and implemented 5S and 8D programs

Customers: Honda, GM, Chrysler, Vibracoustic, Bombardier, ZF Lemforder, T&B, IR, Tower Automotive

KS CENTOCO, Tier 1 Steering wheels supplier, Windsor, ON

2003 – 2004

Sr. PROGRAM MANAGER - contract

Responsible with production launch of the Chrysler - LX 300Magnum Steering wheel.

• Moved production equipment and tooling in the new to Mexico facility 6 weeks ahead of

schedule.

• Completed all PSO documentation for production launch.

• Developed, managed and merged in the master time line multiple subprojects.

• Introduce and managed cost savings program for all ongoing Chrysler programs.

Customer: Chrysler

TI Automotive, Tier 1 Fuel Systems supplier, Auburn Hills, MI

2001 – 2002

Sr. TEST ENGINEER / PROGRAM MANAGER

Act as technical liaison between customers and internal Engineering teams.

• Simultaneously, managed large portfolio of DVPV&R’s for different platforms.

• Developed testing budgets (quotes, internal costs) and tracked project costs.

• Leaded the Validation group responsible for production implementation of the new plastics

and polymers for the new plastic fuel tanks.

• Member of the ISO 17025(A2LA) accreditation team.

• Performed internal audits for QS9000.

Customers: GM, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan

WALBRO, Tier 1 Fuel Systems supplier, Auburn Hills, MI

1998 – 2001

PROJECT ENGINEER

Design release Engineer for fuel systems.

• Released multilayer blow molded plastic fuel tanks design to production.

• Implemented Engineering changes to existent designs in order to reduce costs.

• Collected field data and translated into six axes of freedom simulation test rig.

• Coordinated prototype activities.

• Participated in all customers hot and cold field test trips product evaluations.

• Provided Engineering estimates to the sales group for new product quotes.

Customer: Chrysler, GM

EDUCATION

Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

Master Degree (M.Sc.A.) Mechanical Engineer

Major: Material Science

Minor: Metallurgical Processes Technology

Bois-de-Boulogne College, Montreal, Quebec

Diploma in Quality Systems

Campu-Campus College, Windsor, Ontario

Diploma Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Quebec Professional Engineering Order O.I.Q, Canada

Ontario Professional Engineering P.E.O, Canada

Society of Automobile Engineers S.A.E.

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