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Engineer Project Manager

Dublin, Ohio, 43017, United States
April 23, 2018

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Ronald K. Whaley

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

**** ***** **** **, ******, OH 43017



Results oriented entrepreneur and planner with over ten years’ experience in leading teams, project management and Lean Six Sigma methodology. A team player with over 25 years’ experience in mechanical, controls, automation systems, design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. Personable, motivated and well trained professional offering vast experience and theory in critical problem solving, product development, cost reduction and process improvement with a reputation for being:

Analytical Focused Achiever Ideation Learner

Problem Solver Prioritizer Planner Creative Student for life


Analytical: Reduced the amount of time required to cut out a steam generator man-way diaphragm by 66%.

Focused: Completed the expansion of ammonia HVAC system from 9,000# to 20,000# on schedule. Project scheduler for 5 months, advanced to project manager after 2 months. Coordinated risk management plan into project (documentation available).

Achiever: Established a workable plan to convert a 10 nozzle Rotary Compound Applying Machine (RCAM) into a 12 nozzle RCAM, while coordinating the work of three independent design groups.

Ideation: Derived an equation that accurately modeled the process of applying a new product designed closure to its container..

Learner: Navy nuclear submarine service veteran with more that 2-1/2 years of technical schools including welding and machine tool.

Plant capacity upgrade with, a high-speed Wallflower line at 275/min and a high speed Sent Portable line at 200/min

Provided engineering and controls support to maintenance department as required to decrease downtime by 15%

Specifications and installation of boiler and associated piping required to wash then dry 3,200 lbs. of aggregate per shift.

Upgrade of RO water and waste water systems to meet city code.

Specifying, purchase and installation of HVAC equipment for office and industrial space.

Capital improvement projects and automotive new model deployment projects.

Resolved safety issues with rod caulking machines during rod model changeover.

Rewrote engineering department machine specification procedure to include up-to-date OSHA guarding and electrical.

Completed 2014 Accord weld fixture tooling modification to deduce change over time and production variation.

Lead the team of 12 during commissioning of the chemical vacuum deposition portion, phase three, of the pilot plant.

Resolved numerous design deficiencies of the electrodes that where causing both internal and external arcing issues.

Trained team members in mechanical maintenance practices and in contamination containment methods.

Setup data logging and Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000 & 500, PanelBuilder32 with RS Logix control systems.

Setup database inside Excel using the Vlookups function to coordinate production run team member scheduling.

Reviewed 2D drawing and updated as needed to conform to ASME Y14 standards.

Converted 2D drawings into 3D models using SolidWorks that were used by others with computer simulation software.

Corporate engineering support to three production facilities for laser printer developer roll reactive injection molding and CNC grinding processes.

Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, Kanban, Kaizen manufacturing implementation and global manufacturing meeting ISO 9001.

Implementation of visual inspection methods reducing process variation in the grinding of developer rolls by 20% to yield a $5M savings in 2011.

Involved in new product and process design to support laser print cartridge manufacturing.

Used the FMEA and A3 structure problem solving approach to address, correct and communicate the root cause and actions taken to correct process deviations.

Wrote standard operating procedures (SOP) and visual training aids to standardize work using Compliant Pro software.

Set, tracked and managed the capital budgets, 5-year strategic plan and staffing that grew the business out of a home office and into a 3,200-square foot facility with 2 shifts of 12 people.

Stainless Steel TIG and Aluminum MIG welding production of new automation equipment and new product designs.

Design stainless steel trash carts and automated trash cart dumper, built and installed them for the ATS at OSU Hospital.

Designed die lubricating machines for the forging and stamping industry using Autodesk Inventor.

Designed and built pivoting lift tables with in material handling systems for the steel proceeding industry.

Designed and built a Cheese bag pressure test machine to test package integrity for aseptic filling equipment.

Designed Space Saver Rowing Shell Storage system that increases storage volume by 33 to 50% using Pro/Engineer.

Designed and built PLC based control systems for multiple boiler and Geo thermal HVAC systems.

Chilled water compressor replacement for a rubber extrusion process of conveyor belting plant.

Supervised maintenance crew of 7 on all three shifts and served as the Health and Environmental Safety officer.

Updated wastewater permit and P&ID drawings, brought pH, TDS, oil and heavy metals discharge into compliance.

Provided oversight to upgrades the end of line material handling systems and overhead cranes.

Provided oversight to metal stamping; tooling and die; robotic welding cell; galvanizing and powder coating lines.

Provided oversight to upgrade the boiler control system and reduced natural gas usage by 1/3.

Provided oversight during the HVAC upgrade / repair of a 3,500# R-22 system.

Completed Y2K project on all PLC’s and PC based controls embedded in plant production floor equipment.

Supervise and control the payroll of 26 Preventive Maintenance Mechanics.

Coach 2 Process Technicians with 3 production lines and 24-line operators.

Improved productivity by yielding a net productivity gain of $635,000 over previous year.

Decreased OSHA reportable by 86% over 1995, by coaching the importance of safety.

Increased OEM Rod bearing cell speed & efficiency from 18% @ 80 parts/min to 44% @ 100 parts/min using FMEA, TQM, Process Time Study and Lean manufacturing methods. cellular implementation of engine bearing cells ($1 1/4 M project).

Designed new high speed aseptic beverage filling and ice cream equipment to meet ISO9000 certification using AutoCAD.

Trained in the Deming method of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) for continuous quality improvement.


BS Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University (8/86 - 8/89).

Working on an MBA first at University Phoenix then at Strayer University (1/07 – 12/13).

No Frills No Fluff Leadership Development and Strengths Finder training (04/13 – 09/13).

Dale Carnegie Training “Leadership Training for Managers” (Nov 96).

Six Sigma Greenbelt (Aug 97)

Fanuc robotics training (May 14).


Microsoft Project, Excel, Visio, Office, Word, RSLogix, Siemens S7, Autodesk Inventor Pro, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, NX.


Contract CAD Engineer Oxford Global Resources, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 206 L, Beverly, MA 08/17 - 09/17

Contract Process Engineer Manager Bochi Labs, New Albany, OH 12/16 to 08/17

Contract Project Engineer Oxford Global Resources, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 206 L, Beverly, MA 08/16 to 10/16

Sr. Process Engineer / Project Manager Jeyes Inc., 8860 Smith’s Mill Rd, New Albany, OH 02/15 – 01/16

Sr. Mechanical Engineer Alotech, Ltd, LLC 8500 Clinton Rd, 1104A, Brooklyn, OH 8/14 - 12/14

Sr. Mechanical Engineer American Showa, 707 W. Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 3/14 - 8/14

CVD Project Manager IOSIL Energy 5700 Green Pointe Dr, N, Groveport, OH 7/12 - 12/13

Contract Engineering Barry-Wehmiller, NI Industries, Alene Candles, and Illinois Machine & Tool Works 4/11 – 5/12

Process Engineer Lexmark International, Inc. 740 West New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 6/08 - 1/11

Mechanical Project Manager PS Engineering, Ltd. 7801 Corporate Blvd Units B&C, Plain City, OH 11/02 - 6/08

Plant Engineer Clark Grave Vault & CTL Steel Division, 375 East 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 5/00 – 11/02

Project Manager Kellogg’s (Worthington Foods), 900 Proprietors Rd, Worthington, OH 3/99 - 3/00

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