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mechanical engineer, process engineer, product support engineer

Location:
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
January 10, 2018

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MICHAEL W. SFORZA

*** **** ****** ****** ***********, PA 18067 484-***-**** ac3zkd@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsforza

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING,

PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEERING IN MANUFACTURING

Motivated Product Support Engineer with experience in design engineering, project management, product and process improvement. Excellent communication skills, fostering cooperation between departments and teams to achieve organizational goals.

Custom Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering

Design and Development

OEE Reports Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Pro Engineer CREO, Solid Works, CAD

Tooling Design - Product Improvement

Proactive Critical Thinker

Material Specification (Metal, Plastic)

Planning and Organizational Skills

Assembly Fabrication

Quality Control

Process Engineering

BOMS and Routes

HIGHLIGHTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Redesigned an abrasive product to improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs by $11K annually and improved product performance by 30%.

Prime Engineering contact for LEAN, SIX SIGMA and Kaizen events. The Kaizen events that followed reduced the production cycle from 90 to 75 days and reduction in production costs of more than $140,000 for FY 2012/2013.

Organized Kaizen events for redesigning machining cells, reducing setup times from 1.5 hours down to 5.5 minutes utilizing Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) and Six Sigma principals. Implemented new tooling designs for multiple work centers, further reducing design efforts for future redesigns.

Designed modular and scalable wire clamp mechanism that will be used in all future manufacturing test fixtures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mechanical Design Engineer In the Tool and Test Engineering Department 03/2017 to Present

EASi Systems at Lutron Corporation, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Mechanical Design Engineer - Tool and Test Engineering Department

Mechanical Design Engineer for the support of new and legacy product manufacturing lines in the US, Mexico and China.

Designed testing and assembly fixtures for electronic driver circuits in the original equipment manufacturing LED driver industry.

Evaluated the complexity needed for manufacturing fixtures based on design intent and estimated volumes.

Redesigned tooling fixtures to accommodate revised and new product designs.

Created 3D models and 2D prints, BOM's and quote packages for new and legacy product manufacturing testing and assembly fixtures.

Organized meetings for preliminary design and safety reviews.

WEILER CORPORATION, Cresco, PA June 2014 – August 2016

Product Support Engineer – Industrial Engineering and Design Engineering Departments

Product Support Engineer for the entire line of industrial abrasives and metal finishing products for metal fabrication, gas and oil piping industries.

Redesigned a manufacturing cell for single flow operations and reducing setup times for an annual production time savings of $18k while maintaining Six Sigma and LEAN compliance utilizing SMED principals.

Daily interaction with shop personnel, identify deficiencies, perform root cause analysis of manufacturing problems and develop corrective action initiatives (product or tooling redesign) to support continuous product and process improvement.

Organization of Kaizen events for improvement of work centers and workflow.

Daily Review of OEE reports to capture opportunities for OEE improvements.

Modified cloth drying process so that redundant material handling is eliminated, saving the department $19k in annual labor costs.

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INDUSTRIAL SERVICE, INC., Whitehall, PA January 2014 – June 2014

Engineering Manager – Quality Control and Fabrication departments

Engineering Manager of the Quality Control and Fabrication Departments in a quality driven component integration service for aerospace seating assemblies and industrial hydraulic and pneumatic pumps.

Interacted daily with project managers, Quality Control, and Light Fabrication departments ensuring quality and timely delivery of components and consistently meeting assembly goals.

Increased production efficiency and quality 20% for an assembly through co-designing an assembly jig to reduce setup time.

Saved over $20,000 in material costs through introducing a deviation that would not affect the integrity of the component.

Designed 3D models in-house instead of outsourcing, saving over $800 in design costs for an assembly.

URS/DS2 TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Tobyhanna, PA May 2009 – July 2013

Mechanical Engineering ET6

Lead Project Engineer for manufactured components and structural repair parts in the Design Development division of Manufacturing Engineering for mobile electronic shelters and Vans (ESV Systems).

Prime Engineering contact for LEAN, SIX SIGMA and Kaizen events. The Kaizen events that followed reduced production cycle from 90 to 75 days and resulted in reduction in production costs of more than $140,000 for FY 2012/2013.

Reduced cost of an assembly by redesigning the manufacturing route resulting in total savings in FY 2013 of $7500.

Designed, developed and launched production of replacement patch panels for shelter walls (internal and external). New design incorporated features that reduced panel installation time by 20%.

Evaluated and redesigned the manufacturing route and BOM for an assembly yielding a reduction in process time and materials preparation resulting in a cost savings of more than 60% or $216,000.

DS2 TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Tobyhanna, PA January 2008 – May 2009

Electronics Technician ET3

Electronics Technician in the Tactical Communications division (Ground Radio Branch) on the VIS and SINGAIR Systems.

Overhauled, repaired, tested, modified and converted PRC 112D radio.

Performed depot-level maintenance on PRC-126 emergency ground radios.

Used precision test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, waveform generators and spectrum analyzers.

Promoted to Mechanical Engineer ET6 for demonstrated prototyping and design capabilities.

PROFICIENCIES

PRO Engineer CREO, Solid Works 14,LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma, SMED Tool Design, FMEA, PFMEA, DFMEA, GD&T,

MS Office Products, Confluence, PPAP, Single Flow Work Center Design, ISO Document Control, Corrective Actions – CAR, SCAR Capability studies.

EDUCATION

DESALES UNIVERSITY, Center Valley, PA

Additional advanced courses in Computer Science

Courses completed: Marketing, C++ Programming

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Schnecksville, PA

Associate of Applied Science: Robotics / Microprocessors

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Schnecksville, PA

Associate of Applied Science: Electronic Communications

LEHIGH CARBON VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL - Schnecksville, PA

Certified in Diesel / Heavy Truck Mechanics

COURSE OF STUDY: Engine Rebuilding Electrical Systems Engine Troubleshooting Drive Chain Theory

Welding (MIG, Stick) Custom Metal and Plastics machining and fabrication



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