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Manufacturing Engineer Engineering

Decatur, IL
March 11, 2018

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Master of Science, Industrial Engineering Dec’16

University of Houston, Houston, Texas GPA: 3.65

Core Competencies: Probability & Statistics, Advanced Linear Optimization, Material Handling, Supply Chain Management, Reliability Engineering, Production & Process Control, Engineering Economy, Project Management.

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering May’12

Osmania University, Hyderabad, India GPA: 3.8

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified April’ 17

International Association for Six Sigma Certification

Work Experience:

Manufacturing Engineer, Caterpillar, Decatur, Illinois Feb’17-Present

Acted as a liaison for all supporting business functions including Quality, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling, Purchasing & Production Control.

As a Manufacturing Engineer for the NPI production line created standard work, sequenced the operations in MES.

Acquired the extra tooling required for the new process and parts.

Reported the Design issues to team for correction for optimal assembly feasibility.

Use Team Center vis mockup and prints to conform to the design and update the standard work where required.

Perform Root cause analysis for the Built in Quality issues and design issues and documentation errors.

Develop PFMEA for all the operations and assign it to specific teams to work on and validate them on completion.

Create bill of materials and make changes to them when and where needed.

Work on Continuous Improvement projects for achieving specified Takt times for the operations.

Follow the DMAIC methodology on the Kaizen Projects to define the problem and find root cause, suggest improvement plans and methods to sustain the progress.

Design fixtures, jigs, packaging and storage systems to improve efficiency in manufacturing and material handling processes.

Develop new or redesign existing equipment, processes, products, tooling, and methods related to the assembly with finished product specification.

Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, work flow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

Created the PFMEA for all the operations to find potential issues and work to mitigate them on the production line.

troubleshooted problems quickly and effectively implement short and long-term counter-measures.

Identify Design issues causing inefficiency in manufacturing or functionality and implement the changes into the production for optimality.

Read the Engineering drawings to conform the assembly of the machine to maintain functionality and produce the machine with no defects.

Validate the resolved quality issues along with quality department.

Perform lean manufacturing, JIT, OEE, line sequencing, KANBAN, Kaizen etc.

Troubleshoot equipment and part defects. implement corrective actions quickly and effectively.

Create and manage process documentation such as work instructions and set-up instructions.

Provide training for new modified processes.

Implementation of error proofing wherever applicable.

Assists in the control and ordering of materials.

Observes safety and security procedures.

Design and acquire process and tooling.

Design and implement cell layout.

Develop process sheets for design changes and assimilate them into the current production line .

Initiating and execute manufacturing cost and build hour reductions

Maintain plant layouts in AutoCAD.

Industrial Engineer, Active Athlete, Houston, Texas Jun’16-Sep’16

Implemented the 5s standards to reorganize the workplace to maximize the utilization of space increasing the inventory storage capacity by 24%.

Reviewed the accuracy and completeness of assignments and defined milestones to meet project objectives.

Categorized the inventory using ABC analysis to have better control of the high-priority Inventory resulting in 18% increase in service level.

Performed the MOST Time & Motion studies to determine the time required to do the jobs and so determining the workforce required to perform optimally.

Created the workflow to process the inbound and outbound logistics reducing the cycle times and increasing productivity.

Manufacturing Engineer, Sampoorna Tools Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India Aug’13-Jul’15

Monitored the manufacturing process to ensure product specifications and standards are achieved.

Utilized the SPC tools to control the process and work in operating limits, robustness and action limits.

Monitored project schedules, timelines and deliverables using project management tools and engineering systems.

Conducted training for the workforce on quality, 5S standards, achieving lean manufacturing.

Participated in the development and maintenance of FMEAs and control plans

Motivated, and lead the Process Technicians ensuring appropriate direction, training, and evaluation.

Developed justifications for new capital expenditures, write the appropriation request, follow up on the purchase of the capital equipment, and managed the timely installation of the equipment.

Cognizant technology solutions Pvt ltd, Chennai, India Aug’12-Aug’13

Assisted in collecting and analyzing data to develop new product development (NPD) and design changes for automotive body component and system per product specifications and created product structure (BOM) within Electronic Information Systems.

Responsible for engineering and design of tools and fixtures for vehicle Chassis system using CATIA and SolidWorks and participated in design verification and validation.

Planned and Executed Design of Experiments (DOE) as necessary to support root cause

analysis and made corrective action recommendations for non-conforming issues.

Reviewed engineering drawings and coordinated prototype manufacturing for all applicable design enhancements and assisted in product launch activities.

Created product/program specific (DFMEA) Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documentation and assured these are cascaded to PFMEA for RPN closures and executed Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP &R) to ensure functional objectives and customer requirements (CRS) are met.

Re-designed the base clamp, reduced the number of parts from 12 to 5 and improved design efficiency by 13%. Calculated position tolerance using GD&T for location control and assigned required fits based on part role and movement.

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