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Senior Process Engineer, Production Manager Plastic Consultant

Austin, Texas, United States
January 10, 2018

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Austin, Texas 78734

Email:; phone 737-***-****


** **** ***** ********** ** the plastic injection/extrusion molding industry and manufacturing environment.

Ability to process new and existing molds using scientific methods.

Knowledge of molds and sourcing.

Design Review

Extensive knowledge of polymers.

Program/Project Management (Healthcare)

Excellent communication and networking skills, internally and externally.

Excellent problem solving skills and risk mitigation.

DOE studies to develop robust process parameters.

SPC and SQC data management.

Lean Manufacturing-5S

Kaizen Work Flow Studies and implementation.

Excellent management and supervisory methodology.


2015 – Present Consulting/Contractor

2012 – 2015 R&D Molders; Georgetown, Tx

Process Control Technician:

Process development on R & D and production molds.

Cycle time and scrap reduction.

Increased utilization and efficiency by 30%.

Alternative material/testing recommendations.

Performed and applieds cientific molding principles and process window studies (mechanical and process windows) .

2011 – 2012 Blackwell Plastics; Houston, Tx.

Plant Manager of Molding

Process development on R & D and production molds.

Alternative material/testing recommendations.

Supervision of production and technical team members.

Drop rate reduction by 20%.

2006 – 2010 Self Employed

Plastic Consultant and Lean Manufacturing Principles

1994 – 2006 Nypro Inc. Corvallis, Oregon

Senior Process Engineer

Process development on R & D and production molds.

Alternative material/testing recommendations.

Time to market reduction.

Documentation audits and Corrective Action routing.

Verification of Corrective Action response(s) and investigating further failure potential.

Full documentation and reporting in accordance with ISO.

Full process window studies and FMEA.

Program Manager for Philips Sonicare (10 molds).

Production Manager (Intermediate).

Supervision of production, technical and tool room team members.

I started with the company in Corvallis prior to completion of the facility. I and 6 other team members researched, coordinated and purchased all the equipment necessary to fit our business model.

My main capacity during the start-up phase was to work third shift and develop and document processes for new tooling and materials.

After completion of start- up tasks and training technicians, I was transferred to my main focus of R & D. My R & D department was also a training entity for manufacturing technicians.

In 2003, I was transferred back to production as Senior Process Engineer and Production Manager. My direct reports included molding technicians, maintenance, production and tool room personnel.

As interim Production Manager, duties included machine utilization and yield efficiency. Maintaining scheduled downtime for tool and machine preventative maintenance with the appropriate internal resources.

Continuous improvement team member and safety committee meetings.

1990 – 1994 Puget Plastics Portland, Oregon

Process Engineer/Technical Supervisor

Process development production molds.

Cycle time studies and reduction

Supervision and scheduling for molding technicians

1985 – 1990 West Coast Plastics Eugene, Oregon

Engineering Technician


2005 - 2006 RJG Traverse City, Mi.

Master Molder certification

2002- 2003

Dale Carnegie LeadershipTraining

1996-1998 LBCC Albany, Or.


1994 - 1996 Nypro Institute Clinton, Ma.

Polymer Science

Taguchi Problem Solving/Root Cause and Risk Assessment

1974 – 1979 Hawaii Comm. College

Mechanical Drafting; Metal Arc Welding: Structural Engineering


English proficient


Available on request

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