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Mechanical Engineer

Roanoke, Virginia, 24018, United States
August 31, 2017

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Michael B. Thompson



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

Graduated May 2015

B.S. Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.0


Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel…)

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk AutoCAD

OSHA Safety Certified


Yokohama Tire Corporation April 2016-Present

Production Mechanical Engineer, Curing Division

Maintained $660,000 budget for mold container PMs and repair

Worked with Safety Department for developing LOTO procedures to reduce accidents and increase safety of work area

Identified energy waste potential, supervised installation of new insulation for steam lines and reduced energy consumption for steam lines by 8%

Developed system to detect “wild wire” in tires during inspection to improve quality

Design improvements to various production machines

Yokohama Tire Corporation 2015-April 2016

Mechanical Engineer, Kaizen

Implemented 48 Lot project to Tire Assembly Machines (TAM)

oReduced material changeover time by 12% designing system where Tire Assembly Machines run material off carts

oIncreased safety and decreased maintenance costs by eliminating hoist usage at Tire Assembly Machines

oDesigned major machine modifications and supervised modification process of machines to implement system with large capital budgets of over $250,000

oWorked with I.E. and production to develop new work flows and decrease wasted time

Designed automatic tire scanning system to track tires at various machines

Yokohama Tire Corporation 2012-2015

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Designed safety guards and devices for machines and equipment in the plant

Designed parts and upgrades using Autodesk Inventor to existing machines to improve efficiency and quality

Reverse engineered parts to improve cost and reliability

Oversaw multiple highly visible projects from design stage to implementation

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