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Engineer Manager

New Bern, North Carolina, United States
February 21, 2018

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Telephone: (C) 252-***-****


Summary of Qualifications

Specialized training in time study measurement, MTM, MOST analysis, JIT, TQM, team-based continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing.

Over 19 years of responsible experience; career reflecting flexibility and progression in positions from Department Manager to Corporate Industrial Engineer, JIT Program Manager and Technical Training Manager to Senior Manufacturing Engineer.

Areas of competency include; plant layout, process developments and improvements, productivity improvements and production control, personnel training, line balancing and manning. Developing and maintaining standard data, cost justification for capital expenditures, time studies, methods improvement. Ability to assess needs, analyze and solve problems.

Extensive experience with process development and definition, production flow.

Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills; MS Office, AutoCAD

Self-motivated, reliable, professional, dependable

Special Strengths

Ability to analyze problems, explore alternatives, develop efficient production flow, develop reliable product costing and employee incentives; to coordinate and communicate effectively with personnel and management at all levels, and to efficiently meet objectives. Offering a judicious balance of technical proficiency, stable and mature judgment, leadership, initiative and experience.


Haworth Inc., Chadbourn, N.C., Senior Manufacturing Engineer, February 2000 to October 2003.

Developed plant layout and installed production lines to manufacture contract office furniture. Manufacturing product to order using a 100% demand-pull system, Cellular process flows with zero work in-process inventory. Unit production of “one” was achieved. Reduced labor, material costs, and process throughput times of 66%, customers lead times by 70%. Specified and justified major capital expenditures and equipment rebuilds. Directed plant improvement projects while maintaining budget limits and keeping production on schedule. Sourced material suppliers and set up Kan-Ban supplies through vendor based consignment inventories. Managed engineering technical staff and plant maintenance department.

O’Sullivan Industries, South Boston, Va. Industrial Engineer/Technical Training Manager, 1994 to 2000.

Industrial Engineer: Solved process and method problems to facilitate 50% increase in production volume by optimizing floor layout and product flow. Justified capital expenditures on new equipment and existing equipment rebuild. Developed and maintained production efficiency reports and instituted a production rewards program for employee-based teams that met production goals. This program was responsible for increased production of 50% in 16 months.

Technical Training Manager: Managed technical training staff and supervised the development and publication of various training manuals and an employee training program for the different technical work centers within the manufacturing of the RTA furniture. Instituted tooling inventories at the point of use, which eliminated tooling stock outs and increased machine runtime. This reduced set up times by 55%.

Previous Experience

June 2011 – Present: Program Chair/Instructor, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC.

March 2006 – July 2011 Private business owner/operator in Morehead City, NC.

Licensed Real Estate Broker (active) with over $1.8 million in sales in Columbus, New Hanover, and Craven counties (2002 to 2004)

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Haworth Inc., Chadbourn, NC, (2000 to 2002)

Industrial Engineer, Technical Training Manager, O’Sullivan Industries, South Boston, VA, (1994 to 2000)

Industrial Engineer, Baker Furniture Company, High Point, NC (1988 to 1994)

Industrial Engineer, U.S. Furniture Industries, High Point, N.C.(1985 to 1988)

Progressed from Upholstery Department Supervisor to Assistant Supply Department Manager to Corporate Industrial engineer.


Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC; Computer Engineering Technology – Student; courses include: Intro to computer engineering, Computer upgrade /Repair I & II, Circuit Analysis, Digital Electronics.

A.A.S. Degree, Therapeutic Massage

Carteret Community College, Morehead City, NC (2006)

Dr. of Naturopathy

Clayton College of Natural Healing, Birmingham, AL (2005)

B.S. Degree, Furniture Manufacturing and Management

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (1984)

A.A.S. Degree, Engineering

Craven Community College, New Bern, NC (1980)

Professional Licenses/Certifications

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (2016)

Certified Medical Massage Therapist ( 2014)

CPR, American Heart Association, Health Care Provider (2017)

Reiki Master/Teacher (2011)

Certified Reflexologist, (2007)

Touch for Health IV (2006)

N.C. Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (since 2006)

North Carolina Real Estate Broker (since 2003)

Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church (since 2001)

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