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Manager Manufacturing

Rowlett, Texas, 75030, United States
May 24, 2010

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Experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Strong manufacturing background in engineered to order and high volume environments with contract

manufacturing and OEM's Effective in improving production methods, material flow and cycle time

reduction. Able to take strategic objectives and translate into tactical implementations Ability to

manage and lead professional staff, contractors and multi-disciplinary teams to achieve a given

objective.Areas of expertise include:

Manufacturing & Production Management

Budget Responsibility - Capital/Manufacturing Costs

Risk Management - Safety/Environmental

Six Sigma and ISO 9000 Quality Systems

Lean Manufacturing Principles

Management in Traditional & Self-Directed Work Environments


Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2007 - present

Siemens Industrial : Manufacture of engineered-to-order heavy (10 -70 ton) Induction, AC Synchronous

and DC motors

* Scope of responsibilities included managing team of 4 Manufacturing Engineers and 2 technicians in

support of the production of engineered to order heavy (10 -70 ton) Induction, AC Synchronous and DC

motors. Managed annual operating budget of $500k and annual capital budgets of $500K.

* Achieved and consistently held operating costs below budget.

* Partnered with the Quality Manager to implement process controls for assembly and machining

operations that resulted in 20% reduction in rework and 15% increase in production efficiency.

* Reduced overtime costs by 10%, by streamlining processes and balancing the work force.

* Improved on-time shipment to customers from 93% to 97%, through a process of root cause analysis

and process improvement.

* Managed Implementation of the 5S program, leading the effort to organize the shop floor to increase

productivity. Examples include developing and documenting the process of disposition material and

equipment, organizing lifting equipment and tools, reconfiguring the factory layout for several work


* Reduced the Cost Estimating process from 2-3 hours per negotiation to less than 30 minutes. This was

accomplished through meticulous analysis (using statistical methods) of the historical material and labor

costs for each component in the motors built over the last 12 years. By compiling historical data, along

with new quotes and information and then writing a sophisticated Excel VBA program, I enabled our

department to quickly auto-generate our costs.

Production Manager 2001 – 2007

Tyco Electronics (Contact manufacture of PCB assemblies)

* Managed and supervised 5 production supervisors with responsibility for 6 assembly lines (70

employees) and annual operating budgets of $1.5 Million, annual capital budgets of $300K in support of

annual sales of $150 million.

* Responsible for 70% of the plant production volume.

* Consistently meet production targets and reduced overtime by 15%.

* Successfully passed ISO 9000 audits for each year, no major findings.

* Successfully carried out pilot and qualification builds for 5 new products.

* Responsible for the building the production teams and developing production plans.

* Consistently meet production, scrap, and productivity targets

* Developed operator job requirements and performance metrics.

* Worked with Quality management to implement Six Sigma and ISO 9000.

Project Engineer NPI (New Products Introduction Team) 1997 – 2001

Applied Materials (OEM of semi-conductor wafer fabrication equipment)

* Successfully led over a dozen new product factory integration projects, delivering production volumes of

complex electro-mechanical assemblies

* Led teams consisting of design engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and software stakeholders

with responsibility for resolving issues, driving projects to completion, and meeting release dates.

* Responsible for the completion of all deliverables (volume manufacturing integration plan, capacity plan,

tool requirements, clean BOM/drawing packages with assembly instructions) to internal customers on

new products being introduced to volume manufacturing - beginning with the release from design

engineering to the final pilot build.

* Managed internal and external customer expectations, communicated project status to management,

and served as focal point for communications between organizations during all phases of the project.

* Proactively identified changes in work scope and ensured appropriate measures were taken with

internal and external customers as well as reassessed and amended the scope of the work requirements,

budget, and timeline

* "Value engineering" - Responsible for suggesting design changes to reduce assembly time and

introduction of new suppliers/parts into the process.

* Responsible for implementing lean principles including Kanban and JIT, improving/maintaining optimal

assembly process

Quality Engineer 1993 – 1997

AMP Inc. (Contract manufacturer of circuit board assemblies)

* Consistently met customer expectations and metrics for product quality and problem resolution.

* Put in place countless process improvements, and process controls to improve quality and production


* Developed and implemented a customized calibration recall and management database. Assumed

responsibility for the calibration department and returned it to compliance with ISO 9000 requirements

and participated extensively in ISO audits and reduced calibration expenses by over $10,000/year.

* Developed, implemented, and maintained the databases for reporting quality metrics. This included final

inspection, MRB (material review board), returned material (RMA), and corrective actions, and 8d's.

* Managed 20 customer products and projects including Motorola (the number one customer in

bookings/billings), Abbott Labs, Cabletron,

* Responsible for supplying customers with containment and problem resolution plans as well as making

recommendations to customers on manufacturability issues.

*Completed course work in Motorola University Six Sigma process improvement process.

* Actively led cross-functional teams to correct manufacturing processes to eliminate non-conforming

product and field failures.

* Performed manufacturing engineering duties such as recommending changes in processes, tool

improvements, and materials.

* Responsible for technically reviewing all new drawing/documentation packages before release.

Proactively solved process issues by developing inspection plans, visual tools, etc.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - Texas Tech University

Other Skills:

Advanced/Expert level abilities with MS Access and Excel, including writing VBA code to build custom

applications. Advanced general IT skills; ability to diagnosis and/or solve everyday network, Windows OS,

or Software problems.

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