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Manufacturing Engineer

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
February 13, 2018

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Planning of assemblies, systems, work flows and start-ups. Developing and maintaining Configuration control and Quality systems.

Experienced in Project management, Plant layout and Lean Manufacturing Methodologies.

Superior knowledge of computer applications and data management.

Creativity in determining the most efficient use of technology and manpower.

Ability to simplify complex data into useful and understandable terms.

Comfortable adapting to changing systems and environments.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer abilities are generally superior to expert in most applications.

Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access

Microsoft Project



ERP, MRP (various formats including SAP)





September 2016 to June 2017

Alstom- Hornell, NY (Contract, Noramtec)

Project Industrialization Manager (PIM)

Manage the activities and deliverables of the Industrial Engineers assigned to the Final Assembly of a complete train set.

oManufacturing plan – Ensure Manufacturing plan, SAP, and planning reflects current configuration

oDesign for manufacturability – ensure all drawings and changes are acceptable to production recommend changes as required.

oLabor cost estimate per install, learning curve and cost to complete. – Keep up to date statistics on time allocations and exceptions and adjust as required

oTooling list, tooling budget and tooling schedule. – Keep up to date records of tools and oversee tooling initiatives to reduce costs.

oLogistic requirements list. – Update supply chain requirements as required for efficient manufacturing.

oMake Vs Buy list. – ensure most cost effective processes are used and look at alternatives for supply

oSet of indicators – Develop KPI’s to track performance

oWork instructions (Oms) – Ensure all instructions are clear, up to date and executable.

oCraft labor plan (MS Project) – Ensure most efficient use of manpower and cycle time

oMBOM and variance report – Track all variances required as a result of change requirements

oFCCI schedule and actions tracker – Run ongoing initiatives to reduce time and cost.

oEnsure Industrial Engineering efficient support to Production. – oversee Industrial Engineers and offer support were necessary.

oTravellers – Ensure all travellers are accurate and to current configuration.

Report to senior management on progress and challenges.

Team reduced project cost by 50%.

August 2013 to September 2016

JTL Machine- Port Colborne, ON

Project Manager

Manage large machined and fabricated projects for the Energy and Mining industries from inception to shipping.

Point of contact with customers such as GE, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Joyglobal

Control and Report on all aspects of projects from engineering, manufacturing, costs and schedule.

2012 to Private- Consulting for Business Systems Solutions.

August 2011 to October 2012

Bombardier Aerospace - Plant 1- Montreal, QC (Contract - Noramtec)

Methods Agent (Process Engineering) - Cseries Cockpit Assembly

Check 3D drawings (Catia and Enovia) and related 2D versions.

Confirm all information for accuracy to specifications and production needs. Sign off when acceptable.

Ensure product could be produced efficiently on the shop floor and suggest changes.

Create and update various applications for production (SAP, Icare, Erooms etc)

Work with Engineering and Production to resolve problems make improvements and implement changes (ADM).

Use Access, Excel, Word, Etc. to produce solutions to configuration, information control and costing problems.

August 2008 to December 2009

Bombardier Aerospace - Montreal, QC (Contract - Noramtec)

Methods Agent- Amphibious and Specialized Aircraft Division

Resolve manufacturing and configuration issues on a variety of electrical, machined, sheet metal, and assembled parts.

Develop engineering documents to ensure proper aircraft configuration and manufacture. (Including direct support for refurbishment programs)

Methods improvements, plant layout and maintenance.

Special projects to improve departmental performance on configuration, quality, and efficiency (using a variety of software and ERP systems).

April 2008 to August 2008

Northstar Network- St. Johns, NL

Program Manager / Industrial Engineer

Responsible for the correct manufacturing of a variety of sheet metal and machined parts, from documentation to delivery.

Ensure program quality, delivery and price.

Direct contact with Lockheed for program performance.

Direct contact with suppliers (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto) for resolution of problems and ensure program conformance.

Liaise with Program Engineers, Technical Manufacturing Specialists, Buyers and Managers to facilitate program development, and ensure correct planning documentation is in place.

Prepare program documentation and mentor staff on configuration and procedures.

Meet with suppliers and staff to resolve manufacturing issues.

Develop manufacturing solutions for program challenges.

February 2008 to March 2008

Alstom- Hornell, NY (Contract- Noramtec)

Industrial Engineer

Develop Shop Footprints to Company Standards

Implement plans for shop improvements and plant maintenance.

Develop work plans for completion of specialized projects.

October 2007 to January 2008

Northstar Network- St. Johns, NL (Contract)

Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineer

Develop and coordinate Manufacturing Process Plans for new company projects for a variety of sheet metal, machined, and assembled parts.

Train staff on procedures and requirements for planning processes

Develop office systems for Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Costing, Configuration, and Planning using a variety of software. (Created a complete planning and configuration control system)

Liaise with Customers and Suppliers to ensure program compliance.

Note: Northstar is new to the Aerospace Industry. Worked with them to ensure the success of their innovative Virtual Factory concept

1980 to 2005

Fleet Industries (Aircraft Component Manufacturing- closed operations 2005)

Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering

Developed process planning for factory routing cards to enable the efficient manufacturing of aircraft parts (sheet metal, machined, bonded) and assembled components in various materials (aluminium, stainless, titanium, aluminium-lithium, composite) Followed several customer requirements for process standards, configuration and specifications (deHavilland, Bombardier, Airbus, Lockheed, Westland, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Douglas etc.)

Prepared complex work schedules to track program progression using computer software (Project). Reported and tracked project performance.

Lead and participated in several Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing projects to eliminate waste improve production flow, and standardize Process Planning functions.

Layout of shop floor flows, part travel analysis, workstation layout, ergonomic upgrades.

Develop layout for automated paint lines and material handling equipment. Jig placement and assembly line layout, and hand tool selection.

Performed time and method studies to reduce manufacturing time and increase quality.

Train and mentor staff on correct use of planning programs and procedural documents. Wrote and updated procedures as required.

Working from drawings, bills of material and sketches, prepared detailed Labour and Material estimates of complex aerospace components ranging from complex machining to complete fuselage assembly. (Customers included major prime manufacturers such as Boeing, Westland, Bombardier, and Bell Helicopter etc.)

Composed, prepared and presented complex technical presentations for customers, government and senior management.

Developed Time and Labour Standards for the most efficient manufacturing method of products.

Work with customers and suppliers to ensure correct planning documentation is in place.

Prepared corrective action plans for repairs and to reduce bottlenecks.

Tracked Labour performance for a large multi-disciplined manufacturing facility, and performed trend analysis and performance projections.

Presented and negotiated completed quotes to senior management corporate management and customers.

Developed a custom designed computer based application (Access and Excel) to automate and standardize the estimation process. This data was then transformed into shop routing sheets for production purposes.

Maintained Labour and Material Budgets for a manufacturing facility producing over $65M of product per year.

Prepared operational reports for senior management and customers.

Supervised and trained junior team members in the performance of their duties.

Developed and maintained departmental procedures for the efficient scheduling and flow of required workflows.

Applied principals of Kaisan and Lean manufacturing to eliminate waste and reduce bottlenecks.

Automated several departmental and manufacturing functions as technology developed

Performed analysis of Capacity and Capability for ongoing operations.

Liaised with customer to ensure milestones are met and manufacturing flow met all requirements.



oSAP/ 3D Via/ Drawing systems/ Lean systems/ SPC

Brock University - Undergraduate Courses

Juran Institute - Six-Sigma Green Belt

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