Michael Lewis Passmore
*** *. ****** **. *********, SC 29620
Self motivated with pride in the work accomplished, and completed, in the required amount of time if not sooner. My field as an Engineer has been vast and knowledgeable. Have worked with teams and led teams to accomplish the goals set forth by both my employer and customers. Managed projects for companies such as GMC, Honda, Yamaha, Cooper Power, Snapper Mowers, Kubota, and John Deere among a few. Familiar with ISO, Kaizan, 5S, and other value streaming tools. My software experience is as follows:
AutoCAD Mechanical (20 yrs)
FARO CMM (9 yrs),
Solar Soft, IVP
Catia very minimal
Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MSProject, Lotus Notes
1992-1994 Associates Degree in Design Engineering, Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC
1981-1985 US Air Force, Jet Engine Mechanic, Honorable Discharge.
Jan 2015 to Mar 2018
Mollertech LLC, Elberton GA
Manufacturing Engineer. Submitted resignation and completed separation notice.
Tier 1 supplier to BMW for interior plastic components.
Responsible for purchasing equipment for the facility, Process flow, work instructions, time studies, waste reduction, design and build of assembly equipment.
Maintenance of equipment in the facility to insure quality of product.
Derived many opportunities for cost reduction, manpower reduction, reduce space consumption, increase in profit margin, and increase in output.
Oct -Dec 2014 BMW Manufacturing, Spartanburg SC
Quality Engineer, contract completed to satisfaction. Worked notice and left for full time opportunity at Mollertech.
Worked online to resolve internal quality issues in real time.
Dec 2013 to Aug 2014
Plastic Omnium (PO), Anderson SC
Supplier Quality Engineer. contract complete.
Travel was 100% to a Charlotte, NC supplier of PO. Made daily trips to supplier whom was having major issues with welding stainless steel jigs. Jigs were used to hold plastic auto components such as bumpers, rocker panels, and fenders on PO paint line.
Brought supplier quality up and increased delivery from 40 units weekly to 65 units. Met deadlines, to insure that PO was able to meet internal deadlines to BMW.
Nov/Dec 2013 Lift Technologies, Westminster, SC
Manufacturing Engineer, contract complete.
Developed work instructions, for a new model lift truck.
2012- 2013 Electrolux Home Products, Anderson, SC,
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer. contract completed.
Managed major internal programs for North American Cold Technology Center (CTC). Sent out for quotes, purchased and managed capital equipment purchases for various internal projects for multiple facilities. Worked up feasibility, design, and ROI for equipment. Travel was at 30% including international.
Worked with CTC group to purchase and implement a new design of aluminum tube heat exchanger, reducing material cost by $650K per year and reduce work force by 12 employees.
Was working with CTC by bringing outsourced parts back from China. By implementing a new in house Robotic tube bending cell that would bring 3 jobs back to US and save an est. $785K per year.
2010- 2011 Center Mfg., Greenwood, SC, (Company sold 2013)
Program Manager/ Customer Service.
Job shop and a major Tier 1supplier to the automotive and industrial equipment industry. Operations to include Metal Stamping, laser cutting, rotary punching, press braking, welding, and powder coating of components. $22 million a year facility that supports EAU’s of 10 to a few thousand.
Liaison to Deere Hitachi (DH) and Caterpillar (CAT). Managed projects to include scheduling, purchasing, customer and vendor visits. Maintained budget’s and reported to the customer on progress.
Responsible for the quote review process, product feasibility, and implementation into the facility by means of PPAP thru the APQP process. Developed all method sheets for Solar Soft routers, QA check cards, Work Instructions, Control Plans, PFEMA, process flow, and approval of tooling.
Developed manufacturing process and methods to fabricate parts to customer specifications and quote expectations. Reviewed existing manufacturing processes for optimization and scrap reduction to include in house Metal Stamping. Cycle times were derived thru time studies, equipment CNC data, and weekly OEE reports. Improvements where made to bring the internal cost to meet quoted standards. Reduce internal cost and increase OEE to meet customer required yearly cost down expectations by use of 5S and Kaizan tools such as 5 why’s and fishbone.
Worked with manufacturing to train personnel, implement new Metal Stamping dies, jigs, fixtures and processes into production, and assisted in the initial setup and prove out of new tooling and process. Supported manufacturing as needed to trouble shoot and solve metal fabrication and welding problems as they occur. Supported powder coating as needed.
For customer service, I brought DH past dues down from $90K to $0. Maintained internal scheduling and expediting of parts.
For CAT, brought weekly output of Generator Housings up from 10 to 25 units. Bringing CAT up to date on shipments and showing and increase of sales at 150%.
2001- 2010 Advanced Tubing Technologies (ATT), Statesville, NC, (Closed 2013)
Program Manager/Tool and Die Design Engineer,
Tier 1 supplier to Yamaha, Kubota, and Honda of tubing components for the ATV and utility vehicles industry.
Managed projects to include scheduling, purchasing, customer/vendor visits, PPAP approval, and release to mass production status.
Developed manufacturing process and methods to fabricate parts to customer specifications.
Quoted parts to include process flow, process cost, tooling, cycle times, and lead times.
Liaison to Honda Motors for 7 years and communicated as needed to other customers and vendors.
Supported Powder coat line as needed.
Led teams to develop better processes and part flow to reduce both cycle and setup times.
Designed, built, and maintained weld fixtures for 18 robotic weld cells. Supported manufacturing as needed to trouble shoot and solve fabrication and welding problems as they occur.
Designed tooling, and equipment for the purpose of bending, drilling, and shaping of tubing.
Engineering liaison to QA dept. Proficient in the use of FARO CMM and trained in use of PC-Dmis CMM software. Familiar with GD&T and assisted QA department with the measuring of components, CMM programming, Metal Stamping (vendor) part approval, and submitting of Engineering change request to the customers.
Resolved issues for QA concerning part rejection at the customer facility and internal rejections of vendor metal stampings.
Spec’d out, designed, and sent out for build of all QA Final approval gauges for both production and vendor use for metal stamped parts. Qualified all gauges through use of CMM and gauge RR.
Reviewed and approved SAP, Control plans, APQP, and PFMEA.
Worked with manufacturing to train personnel, implement new tools and process into production, and assisted in the initial setup and prove out of new tooling and process.
Participated in Material review bpard (MRB) to review rejected parts and recommend disposition or corrective actions.
Continually reviewed existing manufacturing processes for optimization and scrap reduction. Cycle times were derived thru time studies, equipment CNC data, and weekly OEE reports. Improvements where made to bring the internal cost to meet quoted standards. Worked to reduce internal cost and increase OEE to meet customer required yearly cost down expectations by use of 5S and Kaizan tools such as 5 why’s and fishbone.
Designed drill fixture that decreased drill time of ATV handlebars by 50%.
Designed and patented a Robotic weld cell which increased production by 100% with a tooling increase of only 50%. This cell incorporated 2 welding robots while maintaining a one operator status for this cell. Pat# US20040138782 A1.
1994-2001 Engineer, Production Automation Goldsboro NC (Company closed 2001)
Project Engineer/Tooling Design/Mechanical Engineer/Sales
This was a Robotics integration company for the field of welding owned by National welders out of Charlotte, NC. Total of 12 employees (fluctuated).
Managed projects from initial sales call, quoting, projected cycle times, concept, design of tooling, design of Robotic weld cells, and installation of the complete package.
Handled multiple projects from sales to completion. I was the main contact for customers during the duration of the project up to and including after delivery of systems.