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Continuous Improvement Engineer

United States
April 09, 2018

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Motivated, talented individual for quickly mastering technology; Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels; accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records; demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting stringent weekly, monthly, direct and indirect labor metric reports.

Flexible and versatile – poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments; excellent team-building skills.


Project Management

Report Preparation

Team/Relationship Building


Computer Savvy

Oral and Written Communication Skills

Lean Manufacturing

Toyota Production System(TPS)

Professional Presentations

Problem Solving Skills


Contec, Inc., Spartanburg, SC 6/2016 to persent

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Manage and coordinate SMED events.

Developed work standards for direct and in-direct labor (Supervisors and Operators).

Collaborated with employees to develop production layouts to implement One Piece Flow

Conduct and train on Lean Principles for hourly and salary staff.

Developed a 5S program for 2 facilities.

Lead Value Stream teams

Benore Logistic Systems, LLC, Greer, SC 10/2014 to 5/2016

Industrial Engineer

Manage and coordinate cost-saving projects for warehouse employees.

Developed work standards for direct and in-direct labor (Supervisors, Team leaders, Material handlers and Forklift drivers).

Developed SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) manual for entire warehouse and to prepare warehouse for ISO certification.

Created and implemented daily metrics to monitor warehouse employee’s performance.

Developed and implemented warehouse layouts to improve material flow

Implemented a 5S program for the warehouse facility.

Ventura Foods, LLC, Brea, CA 2007 to 6/2014

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Travel extensively and responsible for driving Continuous Improvement cross 11 facilities.

Manage and coordinate cost-saving project goals for 11 facilities each year, totaling $2 million dollar savings annually.

Implement work standards for direct labor and in-direct labor (i.e. lab technicians, ingredient laborers).

Developed SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) manual for QA (Quality Assurance) lab.

Carry out progress workshops and manage different processes: DMAIC, 5S, SMED, Kaizen, etc.

Conduct and train on Lean Principles for hourly and salary staff.

Facilitate daily production meetings focusing on line efficiency utilizing Short Interval Scheduling (SIS) and Overall equipment effectiveness, production metrics and an action item log.

Performed remote and onsite applications on the AS/400s.

Submit weekly monthly report of activities to show plant status and to ensure following defined policies.

Successively programed and implemented an automated downtime recording system called TrakSYS at two facilities.

Faurecia, Fountain Inn, SC 2005 to 2007

Plant Production System Efficiency Coordinator

Responsible for driving the Faurecia Production System Efficiency (PSE) lean manufacturing methods within the plant of 700 employees.

Ensured PSE methods and tools implementation and acceptance within the plant.

Defined yearly PSE objectives and build up improvement action plan.

Carried out progress workshops and manage different processes: 5S, Hoshin, SMED, Kaizen, and KANBAN.

Trained and coach plant employees.

Provided technical support to other functions.

Submitted monthly report of activities to show plant status and to ensure following defined policies.

ArvinMeritor, Manning, SC

Site Continuous Improvement Leader 2003 to 2005

Responsible for driving Continuous Improvement at 2 facilities, Manning, SC and St. Thomas, Canada (300 total employees) Facilitated Plant Steering Committee.

Implemented Continuous Improvement Suggestion program.

Implemented Staff and Associate Employees Involvement teams.

Lead and coordinate all effort of Ergonomic Team.

Implemented Flexibility Protocol.

Conducted training on Lean principle for hourly and salary personnel.

Directed and lead kaizen events.

Lennox International Div., Orangeburg, SC 2002 to 2003

Continuous Improvement Manager/Engineering Manager

Oversaw Continuous Improvement department of 5 employees and Engineering department of 3 engineers.

Coordinated facilities lean direction.

Implemented 5S program for facility, increased floor space by 10%.

Implemented pull systems on assembly floor, decreased inventory by 30%.

Conducted training on Lean principles for hourly and salary personnel.

Directed and led kaizen events.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Erlanger, KY 2001 to 2002

Operation Management Consultant/Continuous Improvement

Develop Work Standards / Standardized Work as member of a specialty team providing Continuous Improvement expertise to American industry as a gift from Toyota.

Hands-on experience implementing TPS on shop floor (Kaizen).

Ability to do detailed shop floor analysis including problem identification and countermeasure strategy.

Harley-Davidson Company and Porsche, Joint Venture Kansas City, MO

Manufacturing Engineer 11 1998 to 2001

Developed entire assembly process for new Harley-Davidson P4 engine used on V-Rod motorcycles. Traveled extensively to Germany and England to oversee the prototype from the Porsche design team.

Ensured Design For Manufacturability (DFM).

Provided project and process leadership to the core launch group.

Communicated and reported status and activities to stakeholders.

Maintained quality, cost, and timing targets.

Responsible for determining assembly tooling, processes, workplace layouts, operator training and visual aids.

Facilitated and participated in cross functional communication.

Partnered with Union Leadership, Joint Venture partners, Representative employees, and various departments.

Used participative, non-authoritarian style in which all employees are encouraged and supported to make significant decisions.

Developed achievable goals for union personnel.

Assembled and repaired prototypes.

United States Armed Forces, Germany 1988 to 1992


Participated in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Provide Comfort. Certified Combat Life Saver


Greenville Technical College

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Manufacturing and Service, September 2017

Villanova University

Six Sigma Green Belt, January 2011

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,

B.S. in Manufacturing Systems, Cum Laude

Keller Graduate School of Management

Graduate Studies toward MBA

Foreign Language


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