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Continuous Improvement Engineer

United States
November 28, 2017

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Steve A Goldmann

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Michigan City IN



A Manufacturing professional, with an outstanding background in Lean and Six Sigma

Manufacturing. A proven leader, with knowledge of APQP procedures, QMS and ISO. Knowledge of

machining, casting, molding, assembly, forging and specialty alloys. I grow business through a

thorough understanding of Man Method and Machine and their relationship in a quality process.

Currently utilizing my outstanding continuous improvement knowledge to lead a green field refractory

facility to best in class.


• Developed, implemented and conducted a thorough lean program for all levels of the


• Developed and implemented ergonomic assessment and risk assessment program for current

mfg process and new process development

• Turned a building that ran in the red for 5 consecutive years into a profit center posting a 10%

EBIT in under a year

• Turned a department running at 34% non conformance to 9% in 30 days and ran at 5% non

conformance for 12 consecutive months. This is best in class performance for any manufacture

of tap hole clay for blast furnaces

• Develop train and implement DFMEA and PFMEA programs, including facilitating

• Develop train and implement automotive style borders quality program for new product


• Develop Leadership program for front line leadership including developing Leadership Training



Lean Continuous Improvement FMEA G Code Programming

APQP Procedures CMM Operation Quoting

Advanced Manufacturing Planning Gauging R&R ISO Auditor

Kaizen Tooling Design

Kanban 8D problem solving


Naval Equivalency Degree Business Management 1978 - 81

Naval Equivalency Degree Mechanical Engineering 1981 – 83


B&B Manufacturing; La Porte Indiana 2015 – Present

Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement

Direct Quality Department, Train all employees and staff in problem solving, pull systems,

Inventory control, standard work, SPC, Safety Team Member, Responsible for the QMS

including conversion from ISO 9001-2008 to 2015 Standard, Responsible for conducting all

internal and external corrective actions, supplier quality, All continuous improvement activities

including capital equipment upgrades, responsible for all tooling and gaging, including gage

design, CNC tooling and CNC programing control.

Chassix; Bristol Indiana 2014 – 2015

Senior Quality Engineer

Quality manager for BMW components, responsible for daily quality in the foundry, machine

shop, FPI and Shipping; Lead Six Sigma Problem Solving Teams, Responsible for all PPAPS

and FMEAS, Internal ISO auditor, Safety Team

UGN Auto; Chicago Heights IL. 2013- 2014

Manufacturing Services Manager

Lead Maintenance Dept., Engineering, Tool Rom and Die Shop. ISO 14001 Facilitator.

Implement TPM program for building. Lead environmental program. Lead Engineering Dept.

and all capital projects. Develop career development training for all members of my staff. Co-

manager of safety program. Assure compliance to OSHA stds. Implement program for control of

combustible dust. Improve building OEE. ISO and TS internal auditor.

Vesuvius; Chicago Heights IL 2011 - 2013

Manager of Continuous Improvement

Develop and implement complete continuous improvement program for executives and hourly

Acting group leader for tap hole clay dept., reduce non conformance by 29% to best in class

status for refractory industry

Develop new tooling program for vibratory casting process for pre cast refractory shapes

Implement ergonomic assessment program and risk assessment program

Develop 6S program including safety audits

ISO internal auditor

Chicago Faucets Company; Michigan City, Milwaukee WI, Elyria Ohio 2008 - 2011

Director Continuous Improvement Corporate

• Developed, Trained and implemented Lean/CI Program

• Reduce operating inventories by 8 million us dollars while increasing on time deliveries

from 86% to 96%

• Implement internal pull systems for support facilities in Ohio and Wisconsin to assembly

plant in Indiana

• Implement supplier report card audit system

• Act a general manager for manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, responsible for all P&L

activities and day to day operations, plant returned 10% EBIT within one year

• ISO Internal Auditor

Fluid Management; Wheeling IL 2008

Senior Quality Engineer

• Developed, Implemented and Facilitate FMEA program

• Developed New product development program with toll gate and border process

• Develop and Train operator SPC program

• Develop Supplier Quality Audit System

• ISO Internal Auditor

Teleflex Medical; Kenosha WI 2006 - 2008

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Contract

• Quote and Route all new products

• Develop Cellular manufacturing for Bone Screw Removal Bits

• Capital Equipment Purchases

• Perishable Tooling Design and Studies

• Handle day to day production issues

• Facilitate DFMEA and PFMEA

• Develop IPPAP and PPAP procedures

• Verification and Validation Testing Procedures

Harley Davidson; Milwaukee WI 2004 – 2006

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Contract

• Daily floor Support for transmission components

• CNC Programming

• Fixture / Gage Design

• Capital Equipment Purchases

• 2nd shift WGA with 200 hourly reports

Limtech; Sturtevant WI 2000 - 2004

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Contract

• Quote all new jobs for liquid silicon injection molding

• Design Injection Tooling

• Manage Maintenance Department and Tool Room

• Lead ISO Implementation for 9001

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