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Engineer Manufacturing

Dallas, Texas, 75287, United States
May 23, 2010

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James Lewis

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Dallas, TX 75287

Project Engineer

Process Engineering and Improvement/ Lean Sigma / Project Management/

Statistical Analysis/ Cost Analysis/ Quality Engineering/ Inventory

Control/ Facility Layout

5 S/ New Product Development/ Research and Development/ Design for


A passionate, driven and hands-on Project Engineer with experience in new

product process development and implementation, manufacturing management,

business alignment, and validation of products for manufacturing.

Recognized for strong analytical skills and abilities including process

design for quality and manufacturing, statistical analysis for process

validation, cost analysis and determining manufacturing methods. Excellent

oral and written communications skills with the ability to influence and

motivate colleagues leading to definition of objectives and improved

strategy and results. Tailored approach to problem solving and attention to



Statistical Process Control Quality/Process Validation FMEA/SPC

Multi-Project Coordination Training and Development

Operations Analysis

SOP Development and DOC Material Handling ASME & ISO

9000 Standards

Employment Summary

ECOLAB (Chemical Manufacturer) Garland, TX

Lean Sigma Production Supervisor/ Process Engineer, July 2009 - Present

. Currently developing new processes for manufacturing line to increase

throughput by 15% with minimum capital investment. This project is part

of a capital investment of 9 million dollars for manufacturing


. Provide leadership to 20-25 direct reports and supervise daily

manufacturing operations and process improvements to exceed product

quality and meet cost/throughput objectives

. Management, development and implementation of new processes to improve

manufacturing productivity based on lean practices and principals

. Ensure customer and product quality focus in daily execution of


. Meet and exceed TQM benchmarks within departments

Trijicon (Military Contract Weapons Optics Manufacturer) Wixom, MI

Manufacturing Productivity Engineer, January 2009 to June 2009

. Tooling and process improvement of new and existing manufacturing lines

. Packaging design and procurement for mechanical and electrical components

. Re-balanced existing product line increasing productivity by 60%

. Procurement, design and fabrication of new tooling reducing cycle times

by 40%

. Completed facility layout and introduced inventory management system

. Developed work instructions and completed staff training

Essilor of America (Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturer-Optical) Dallas, TX

New Products Project Engineer, July 2007 to December 2008

. Planning and Management of new product development engineering projects

and production launch

. Successfully completed new product development through definition of

product specifications and parameters through statistical process

control, improving rollout time up to 30% and validation of product

quality specifications

. Validated Manufacturing processes, product design, robustness and

efficiency of 4 new products through statistical analysis

. Frequent interaction with customers to ensure scope deliverable

. Monitor of new product manufacturing processes through production launch

. Tooling and method improvement through statistical data analysis

Mastermix Corporation (Manufacturer of Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants)

Ypsilanti, MI

Technology Manager/Development Engineer, July 2005 to June 2007

. Implementation and improvement to product processes and manufacturing

methods for efficiency

. Successful development, introduction, and launch of new products through

planning and implementation of production sequences accomplishing 90%

yield at product launch

. Refocused goals of technology and management of resources

. Development of Quality Control Specifications

. Design of production tools including fixtures, complex mechanical

components and fluid vessel systems

. Re-engineering and design for cost reduction

Intern to Hire- Manufacturing/Process Engineer, July 2001 to June 2005

. Re-designed production processes, parameters and vessel systems reducing

wear of equipment and minimizing production costs. New Equipment


. Utilization of Kaizen methods to implement processes

. Budgeting and Procurement of Vendors

. Developing and training of work instructions.

Education/ Professional Development

University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

MBA, Project Management and International Business- In Process

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Professional Development

Lean Sigma Yellow Belt- Essilor of America

Project Management- State of Michigan Coursework

Software Proficiencies (Very Proficient in listed programs)

AutoCAD Pro-E/ Wildfire Microsoft office

Solid Works Inventor MS Access

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