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Manager Engineer

Depew, New York, United States
February 06, 2018

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A highly effective and dedicated professional project/quality engineer or information technology expert with a wealth of experience in enhancing the performance and profitability of diverse manufacturing organizations. Adept at connecting the needs of management and end users to deliver peak quality products and services within time and budget requirements. Talented at managing projects through the entire development life cycle. Excellent communication and presentation abilities. Skilled negotiator and team leader.

Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Project Management Quality/Safety Assurance

Plant Management Lean Manufacturing Process Improvement Calibration/Metrology

ISO 9000 Quality Management Six Sigma Inventory Control Plant Layout

Information Technology (IT) Network/Database Administration Cost Analysis/Estimates/Quotes

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Implementation Presentations & Reports

Labor Contract Negotiations Team Leadership, Training & Motivation


ABASCO METAL FABRICATION INC. Hamburg, NY 7/2015 to 12/2017

Quality Control Manager – Lead the ISO quality effort to continuously improve and reduce customer’s DPPM. Manage QMS, Training Matrix, supplier audits. Generate 1st articles, control plans, calibrations, PFMEA, Risk Analysis, flow diagrams, Job Instructions, Procedures, PPAP, CAR, RMA’s, web based deviation requests. Worked with Virtek laser scanner and MieTrack ERP software system. Reduced major customers DPPM by over 50% annually for over 2 years.

ROLITE MANUFACTURING, Lancaster, New York 1/2002 to 10/2006, 5/2013 to 1/2015

Metal Stamping and Roll Forming Company.

Plant/Quality Manager/Quality Assurance

Directed all roll forming, metal stamping, warehousing, plastics, tool room and maintenance operations. Managed ISO 9000 Quality System, conducting monthly meetings with ISO auditors and senior management. Developed and documented Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)/ERP SOP applications, sampling plans and quality control plans. Administered the plant computer network. Performed equipment calibrations, diesetting, 1st piece inspections and roving sampling. Hired, trained and supervised plant staff. Increased on-time delivery rate from 50% to 95% in 2005. Currently, a GM – Delphi supplier of AC parts, GE, custom rolling and lighting work.

Improved efficiency/profitability by initiating Lean Manufacturing practices, reconfiguring plant layout, optimizing the inventory control system and introducing a quick die change program.

Updated KPI charts, CpK, CMM, 1st Pc, in process, final. Assisted in ISO audits, PPAP, JI, RMA, SPC, calibrations, TS16949, containment, and customer response. (2013-14)

ATECH – S.E.H. Metal Fab, Buffalo, New York • 5/2011 to 11/2012

Quality Assurance Manager – Led small metal fab shop in Quality including laser, turret punch, time save, CNC machining, press brake, welding, grinding, pemming, powder coating, plating, shipping, and receiving. Perform CAPA, 5M, 5Why, 8D, Cpk, SPC, sampling, 1st pc, PPAP, certs, six sigma, MSDS. Reduced non-conformances 50% in 1 year.

BENNETT MFG, Alden, New York • 1/2011 to 3/2011

Local manufacturer of metal fabricated office assemblies, and medical device components.

Quality Manager - Contract

Managed the Quality System, 1st Piece, CMM Inspections, Non conformities, Returns, Customer Notices, and CAPA. Developed Six Sigma Cpk Quality data, and Powder Coat validation.

APP PHARMACEUTICALS, Grand Island, New York 6/2007 to 8/2009, 7/2010 to 9/2010

Global manufacturer of generic injectable drugs for hospitals and pharmaceuticals, with $4B in sales.

Calibration/Metrology Technician – 2 Contracts, 1 Fresenius Kabi.

Conducted calibrations of equipment and machines in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), FDA requirements and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Performed calibrations of Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Thermocouples, Pressure/Vacuum, Lyo’s, Sterlizers, Humidity and Chart Time.

Increased efficiency, reduced calibration extensions, achieved budget goals and minimized overtime costs in collaboration with plant supervisors.

CAREER NOTE: Sales Associate, TruGreen Lawn Care, 5/2010 to 7/2010

WENDT CORPORATION, Tonawanda, New York 11/2006 to 2/2007

Heavy Metal Fabrication and Recycling Equipment Shop with $30M in sales and 150 employees.

System Administrator, ERP Project

Managed project tasks and scheduling. Debugged and relaunched Visual Enterprise 6.5, CRM, Designlink, Project and SQL Server. Performed network client/server upgrades. Created customized user reports and installed barcode fonts. Repaired station security/registry errors and resolved project issues. Provided weekly progress reports to senior management and users.

Enhanced user satisfaction and productivity by eliminating system errors.

PRECISION PHOTO-FAB, INC., Hamburg, New York 3/1996 to 9/2001

Chemical milling & etching firm producing Xerox copy grids and electronic parts for the defense & aerospace industry.

Manufacturing & ERP System Engineer

Launched and maintained Lilly Software’s Visual Manufacturing ERP System, produced documentation and conducted staff training. Managed Novell Network/SQLbase for 25 client/server workstations. Generated quotes for new client products, entered parts into ERP database, set up router, warehousing and scheduling. Initiated a new work measurement and labor bar code system.

Achieved plant recognition as a model site for JSR Visual Manufacturing Support Group.

Developed engineering master templates to streamline process flow.


Product/Safety/Environmental Engineer, Luminite Products Corporation 9/1993 to 10/1994

Plant Manager/Industrial Engineer - Manager, Crosby Company Metal Stamping 6/79 -7/1992

Successfully guided company during difficult financial period. Handled production & safety.


Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business, Management & Economics

Industrial Management Major

SUNY Empire State College, Niagara, New York

Associate of Applied Science, Management Engineering

Erie Community College, Williamsville, New York


ASQ Buffalo Conference 2017 Lean Operations

ASQ Certificate ISO-9000 Internal Auditing Course version 2008

Learning Management System (LMS): cGMP, SOP’s for FDA and Pharmaceuticals

Career Track: Fundamental Tools of Total Quality Management

Comp Master: Certified Network Fundamentals & PC Troubleshooting (NT & Novell)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Syspro, Profit-Key,

Quantel, Symix and Visual Manufacturing

Lilly - Infor Software International Conferences: Visual Manufacturing, Quest, SQLbase

Dival Safety Products: Ergonomics

Laidlaw: RCRA and HM TUSA 126F Environmental Certifications

Ernst & Young: Focus on Effectiveness, Quality, Strategic Planning and Marketing

Institute of Industrial Engineers – Senior Membership 1985 - 2009, past local VP


9 Crescent Court Buffalo, New York 14225


Dear Madame or Sir:

My talents in interpersonal communication, problem solving and team leadership should prove an excellent fit for your organization. With a high level of training across a variety of disciplines and extensive experience in providing an array of quality engineering and IT services to diverse manufacturing organizations, I am confident in my ability to immediately contribute to the success of your team.

I have a proven record of managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines in a demanding and fast paced environment. In addition, my technical expertise, organizational abilities, attention to detail and drive to exceed corporate goals are among the most valuable attributes I would bring to any senior quality position. My time as a Plant Manager/Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing/ERP Systems Engineer, Calibration/Metrology Technician and ERP Systems Administrator illustrates that I am a versatile and seasoned multi-tasker, able to work independently and with cross-functional teams.

My most valuable achievements include:

Increasing Rolite Manufacturing’s on-time delivery rate from 50% to 95%

Improving Rolite’s efficiency and profitability by initiating Lean Manufacturing practices, reconfiguring the plant layout, optimizing the inventory control system and introducing a quick die change program.

Reduced non-conformances 50% in one year at ATech-S.E.H and Abasco Metal Fab..

Launching the Visual Manufacturing ERP system at Precision Photo-Fab and streamlining process flow by creating engineering master templates.

As my attached resume demonstrates, I am equipped with a range of skills that will provide exceptional value to your organization. I would like to speak with you to discuss the many ways in which I may benefit your firm. Please contact me at your convenience to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Richard G. Reimer

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