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Engineer Manufacturing

Port Richey, Florida, United States
January 08, 2018

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A results-driven, innovative Manufacturing Engineer with an extensive track record for leading cross- functional teams to optimize and improve manufacturing processes with Lean Six Sigma tools. Technical Team Leader with over 15 years of manufacturing, aerospace, DOD, and process improvement experience delivering solutions that meet or exceed expectations. Core Competencies:

Process Optimization Lean Manufacturing (DMAIC) Value Stream Mapping

ISO9001, AS9100, AS9102,

IPC-A-610, ANSI J-STD-001

Electro-Mechanical Assembly

Customer Support

Contract Review

Continuous Improvement (CI)

MRP Systems

Soldering, Brazing, Welding

Root Cause / Corrective Action

Supplier Development

Gemba Walks / Kaizens

Six Sigma

CCA / SMT Assembly

Project Management

Standard Work


HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Clearwater, FL 2014 – 2017 Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Missile Guidance Systems Led Quality Improvement Initiatives as Program Quality Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer for THAAD missile guidance system by directing Process and Specification changes to improve the product.

Led multi-disciplined teams to implement process improvements for in-house Assembly processes and supplier machining.

Developed monthly performance metrics for mission computer and navigation modules directing focus on correcting repeat problems through Pareto analysis.

Improved customer satisfaction by resolving issues, and interfacing with customer and DCMA personnel in a timely and professional manner.

Reviewed and improved quality PO flow-downs for all program production orders by clarifying the Quality database.

Led development of verify-prior-to-use initiative, reducing Out-of-Tolerance Notifications by 85%.

Reduced supplier defects by 90% by clarifying print requirements and supplier training.

Reduced solder defects 30% with an oxidation reduction program for printed circuit boards. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (DCR Contract), Riviera Beach, FL 2013 Quality Engineer, Remote Control Submarines

Led quality functions to ensure compliance to USN contractual requirements on eight mine-hunting submarines (RMMV’s) through various stages of upgrades and testing.

Coordinated with cross-functional groups to ensure identification of problems and identification of root cause.

Dispositioned all nonconforming hardware for rework, use as is, and / or scrap.

Identified failure modes for key drivers leading process improvements on RMMV program. LELAND S. SEATON, III Page 2


PALL AEROPOWER CORPORATION, New Port Richey, FL 2006 – 2012 Quality Engineer, Hydraulic Filtration (2006 – 2012) Worked with customers, suppliers, and in-house stakeholders to ensure full and timely compliance of aerospace products to customer and manufacturers’ requirements in support of QMS utilizing Lean Tools like DMAIC (Typically via AS9100, PO, spec., and print flow downs.)

Collaborated with DSQR’s, designers, manufacturing staff, and suppliers to ensure drawing, product, and PO compliance.

Implemented and coordinated supplier, process, gaging, and print changes necessary for compliance.

Implemented process changes to reduce DPPM and improve first pass yield rates.

Generated $119K in scrap savings with increased focus on set-up and inspection processes.

Developed Laser Drill acceptance specification for the new laser drill line.

Drove core supplier to eliminate grit from a supplied laser drill core. PALL AEROPOWER CORPORATION, New Port Richey, FL 1998 – 2006 Manufacturing Engineer, Hydraulic Filtration (1998 – 2006) Applied Lean Manufacturing methods and Continuous Improvement methodology for scrap / cycle time reduction on valves, switches, and filters. Enhanced production processes by improving tooling and processes to meet the delivery demands of JIT products.

Created / maintained electronic work instructions, internal specifications/process documents, FMEA’s & PPAP’s, and tooling used for pressure indication products.

Reviewed customer returned products to develop and document root cause and corrective action plans to prevent recurrence of the same effect type.

Designed new tooling that increased micro-switch assembly yields from 70 to 98%.

Implemented fixturing improvements that saved $29K per year setting bimetals on a green belt project.

Developed an in-house soldering specification and implemented a recertification program. ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE


Maintenance Team Leader, Tiller Assembly


Manufacturing Engineer / Team Manager, Carburetor Machining, Assembly, Fuel Pumps, Injectors ALEMITE, Johnson City, TN

Manufacturing Engineer / Project Manager, Lubrication Equipment EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering Technology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY Bachelor of Science, Nautical Science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve (retired)

TOP SECRET BI/DIS Clearance (expired)

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