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Manufacturing Process Project Engineer

Eastvale, California, United States
January 16, 2018

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Dennis T. Bernabe, P.Eng

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Eastvale, CA 92880

Mobile: 951-***-**** E-mail:


Professional Summary

Over 20 years in the engineering profession, divided between Process, Manufacturing and Project Engineering roles in differing industries with a current Professional Engineering License in my home province of Ontario, Canada. I have been working as an Engineer in the United States since 2004 with Permanent Residence status in the Manufacturing industry, demonstrating design implementation and project management skills with the goal of improving the current methods in the industries that I have worked.

Professional Experience

October, 2010 to October, 2016

YKK (USA) Inc. – Anaheim, California

Product Project Engineer

Accompanied Sales on customer visits to ascertain specialized product requirements of the customer and provide solutions with current products.

Participate in cross functional teams to provide the correct information to Corporate R&D (Macon, GA) to determine if a new development product is feasible based on customer requirements.

Manage project from the local geographic division from inception to final hand off for production.

Be the technical resource for industry specific products and investigate new industries that may be opportunities for specialized fastening solutions.

February, 2008 to October, 2010

Attend trade show as booth exhibitor and answer questions directly related to product specifications and usage.

Research & Development Engineer

Communicated with customers for direct interaction on product design requirements.

Designed devices on Pro-E based on customer criteria and for manufacturability of small injection molded parts and the respective tooling; operated SLA printer to troubleshoot designs.

Designed and managed project to SOP on a domestically made specialized fastening component totaling sales of $20K per annum.

Procured capital equipment in implementing and documenting designs (SLA printer, wide paper printer, sample injection molding machine).

Co-patent holder for a water resistant cover for a zipper slider.

Quarterly presentations with Corporate Research & Development on design projects in Macon, GA.

September, 2004 to November, 2007

National RV, Inc. – Perris, California

Manufacturing Engineer

Educate and implement proven manufacturing techniques to improve current manufacturing processes.

Design and manufacture of specialized tooling and assembly aids to assist in the assembly of motorcoaches.

Co–inventor for a designed aluminium extruded motorcoach roof/wall interface.

Tasked with programming of CNC mill for routing of motorcoach walls according to model and option package.

Day to day activities of troubleshooting manufacturing design deficiencies and work towards corrective actions.

Specify electrical components for operation of certain powered systems (entertainment and safety).

November, 2001 to January, 2004

Woodbridge Foam Corporation – Woodbridge, Ontario

Senior Process Production Engineer

Maintain operation of production line in a one shift operation.

Responsible for maintaining a high quality product with minimal defects (SPC, DOE and Six Sigma)

Support of the customers that we supply with timely customer service

April, 2000 to October, 2001

Implement equipment improvements that would benefit the production process and minimize overhead costs

Corporate Process Engineering Supervisor

Coordinate with different groups (plant and corporate) to implement cost saving improvements to processing issues.

Supervise the installation and commissioning of new manufacturing equipment and technologies.

Responsible for the implementation of corporate “Best Methods” project to bring assigned facilities up to corporate standards.

Coordinate the financial benefits of R&D projects and their possible benefit to the plants. Initiating Capital A/R’s for the requisitioning of said R&D equipment.

March, 1996 to March, 2000

Travel to support plant projects throughout the world.

Senior Process Engineer – Whitby, Ontario

Decreased overall scrap rate on CK Truck program (1.2% to 0.6%) in 1997.

Decreased overall scrap rate (1.7% to 0.8%) and increased “Right First Time” part processing (91% to 96%) on W-Car program also in 1997.

Involved in AQP of prototype and sample builds for upcoming programs.

Supported program management in Sao Bernardo, Brazil, Bedford, UK and Manchester, UK.

Completed month end and fiscal year inventories to report on chemical usage variance.

Stackpole Ltd. - Stratford Powder Metal Products Division – Stratford, Ontario

July, 1993 to February, 1996

Process and Product Development Engineer

Perform SPC experiments on parts to determine process or machine capabilities (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, GR&R, etc.) using various measurement devices (CMM, View Engineering, Trimos)

Initiate and complete ISIR submission reports for new product approvals for Chrysler and General Motors in the AIAG PPAP format (AQP, FMEA, etc.)

Interpret GD&T blueprints and participate in design meetings for new prospective parts at customer locations (Chrysler, Whirlpool, Stackpole Ltd.-AGD)


McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering Degree


National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

California Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE)

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Toronto, Ontario

Registered Professional Engineer – Current License #90418302

Computer Skills

Proficient with numerous software packages; Lotus Notes, MSOffice Suite, Pro-E, AutoCAD, 3D Systems SLA Printer interface, QIAnalyst, QAS and SQCpack statistical software, Mitutoyo Geopak CMM software, View Engineering Vision Inspection software, and various other computer software and hardware packages.

References – Available upon request.

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