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Engineer Industrial

Portage, Michigan, United States
February 22, 2018

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Walter N. Nebedum, CIPS

Home: 269-***-**** Cell: 231-***-****

Analytical and results-driven professional, offering more than 20 years of work experience in Automotive and engineering management with proven success in project control, operations management, industrial/manufacturing, product development, process improvement and packaging. Summary of Qualifications

Program Management Operations Management Sustainable Energy Budget Administration Continuous Improvement Cost Reduction Product Packaging Product Development New Project Implementation Process Control OSHA/MIOSHA DHS Education

Western Michigan University, College of Engineering Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing DHS Certified Infrastructure Preparedness Specialist, CIPS 01777 Professional Experience

MusashiNA Auto Parts 02/13/2017 - 06/26/2017

Contract Industrial Engineer

195 Brydge Drive

Battle Creek MI

Primary function was to down size company operations to to make room for future businesses. Developed long term machine optimization and material flow control plans. Developed long term machine disposition schedules from 2017 through 2023 based on their customer demand decline. Value Stream Mapping for future customer parts demand production with lean manufacturing principles. Addressed issues like meeting customer part deliveries during plant down sizing by calculating Part Build Out to accommodate customer needs. Feasibility studies to increase throughput on Honda 9HP assembly lines, Lap and Cap line and reduction in dents on Forged gears. Process improvement to automate Ford finishing and product inspection process.

Reason for separation: End of contract.

Nobles Incorporated 01/04/2016 – 08/28/2016

Sr. Industrial/Principal Engineer

Kalamazoo, Mi

Supervised and mentored four engineers, three AutoCAD designers, two support staff and office manager. Consult to fortune 200 and 500 companies in efficiency, using kaizen, lean, TQM and process improvement. Led projects teams, continuous improvement teams, work standardize, Delay study and through put studies. Reason for separation: Took a shot term contract with Musashi North America in Battle Creek, Michigan. American Axle Corporation 2/18/2014 – 12/23/1015

Three Rivers, MI

Sr. Industrial Engineer - Contract

Main responsibility is to eliminate operation bottleneck using A3 practice get to root cause of quality issues and increase production throughput on Chrysler Lines using all industrial engineering tools. Re-wrote process methods and standardize work for Assembly lines. Improved material presentation and work area cleanliness by applying 5S principles. Upon hire, the End of Shift production output was 165 parts and was increased to 425 parts per shift in the first eight months of my tenure. Reduced PTU assembly line head count by combining operations, TPS methods and Cellularized work stations. I also have dotted line responsibility on the RDM, GM and Chrysler assembly lines on material handling /control and production line conveyance. Assisted in the axle wire highness UV potting adhesive and attachment. Led team projects, continuous improvement teams, work standardization, AutoCAD design. Reason for separation: End of contract

Nobles Incorporated: 08/20/2011 – 02/14/2014

Sr. Industrial Engineer

Portage, MI

Consulted fortune 200 and 500 engine part manufacturers on production streamline, throughput, A3, 5S, 3R, BIQS, SAP improvement, risk management and PFMEAs. Developed quality preservation and cleanliness systems using 5A, quality plan, cGMP and HACCP procedures. Support and supervise manufacturing maintenance group. Solicited engineering consulting opportunity with companies in Southern Michigan. Reason for Leaving: Lack of work due to state economic condition. Clausing Service Center 09/27/2010 - 08/13/201

Application/Sales Engineer

Kalamazoo, MI

Manage Electrox Company Marking Lasers sales in the Americas (USA, Canada, and South America) and China by advising and consulting Electrox Laser owners/users. Electronic Diagnosis of customer laser down problem(s), spare parts replacement and technical/engineering support. Conduct daily In-house Laser machine spare part sales. Reason for Leaving: Management Change and position moved to Boston. SPI Pharma 01/10/2007 - 07/13/2009

Packaging/ProcessConsultant - Performed while at Nobles Inc. Grand Haven, MI

Improved process of mannitol excipients granulation screened out hazardous material and product packaging improvement Improved product safety to meet OSHA, assisted quality group in writing and implementing plant HACCP practices.

Implement and enforce compliance to ISO 11607, Seal machine (FFS) and ASTM 4169 regulations. Reason for Leaving: End of project.

Nobles, Incorporated 10/15/1995 – 09/15/2010

Principal Engineer

Muskegon, MI

Entrepreneurial venture established in 1995, offering professional engineering consulting services in western Michigan. Areas of Service include areas in cost reduction, process improvement, renewable energy & carbon reduction, product packaging, work measurement, contract project control, architectural drafting of infrastructure facilities and standard operational procedures.

Reason for Leaving: Lack of business due to national economic conditions, Benteler Industries, Inc. 04/08/1994-10/08/1995

Industrial Engineering Manager

Grand Rapids, MI

Fortune 100 Company that manufactures side- impact safety products for ON and OFF road vehicles in both domestic and foreign automotive manufacturers

Reason for Leaving: Started Engineering Consulting Firm. Weyburn-Bartel, Inc. 11/10/1992-03/29/1994

Senior Industrial Engineer

Grand Haven, MI

Manufacturer of ON and OFF road vehicle camshafts and other engine components Reason for leaving: Company was moved to Mexico

Integrated Metal Technology 01/08/1990-10/28/1992

Manager of Product Engineering Responsible for operations in two states and six locations. Spring Lake, MI

A $60 million subsidiary of Herman Miller Inc., that provides full service metal fabrication of office components and other OEM products.

Reason for Leaving: Company sold to Herman Miller Corporation Sealed Power Technologies 08/15/1982-12/29/1990

Divisional Industrial Engineer

Kellogg Company 01/1981-08/1982

Battle Creek, Michigan Processing Industrial/Packaging Engineer for Sugar Coated Products

•stampin Budget administration for large projects costing $1.0-$5.0 million, Improve laser tube cutting and

• Implemented new line specification, tooling and fixture (SMED), Continuous improvement

• Developed and launched 4 new specialized office furniture for major customers.

• Reduced annual manufacturing costs by $250,000 by implementing innovative redesigned materials by Le

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