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Engineer Mechanical

Morris Plains, NJ
September 21, 2018

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[*]E D W A R D B I L D E Y

** ********* **. • Old Bridge, NJ 08857 • 917-***-**** •



MS - Electrical Engineering-Kiev University– 1993

BS - Electrical Engineering

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), CCP/SLC Advanced Programming

Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation) 2001

Black Seal Boiler License


Twenty years of FDA-regulated Manufacturing Experience

Project Planning & Scheduling

Quality Assurance Control & Standards

Budget Planning & Administration

Parts Inventory & Cost Controls

New Systems Design/ Development/R&D

Regulatory Compliance Management

Food/Beverage/CPG Operations

Supply chain Management

Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Packaging, Operations & Process Reengineering

Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Tooling

Lean Manufacturing / TPM


Innovative Cosmetic Concept (Incoco), Clifton, NJ

Position: Plant Engineer/ Maintenance Manager Jan 2018- Present

Responsible for leading multiple engineering projects, including repair and replacement of

various plant equipment; installation and start-up of the new machines, production

lines and systems. Responsible for spare parts management, preventative maintenance process, line

overhauls, and building and facility maintenance. Review daily maintenance delays/problems with

operating supervisors for prioritization and correction. Work with direct vendors, outside contractors

and governing authority to ensure that all phases of manufacturing activity are performed in a safe

manner and in compliance with regulatory guidelines and company policies and procedures.


Developed comprehensive projects and work with the management team to establish priorities and to meet budgetary objectives based on financial analysis.

Plan and execute Preventive Maintenance and internal audit schedules, in coordination with other relevant departments to meet the production requirements of both specialty manufacturing and developmental products.

Select correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones. Estimated, designed and start-up new production lines: removed the obsolete packaging lines; installed 2 packaging lines (from Canada) and 4 individual packaging machines (from South Korea). The result of this project was an increase in product output of 100%.

Developed and recommended proposals and action plans to improve operating and maintenance procedures and practices, including Continuous Improvement Process (CIP).

Provided an additional heater research and installation guidance to increase the filling line nominal operation speed, and optimized time frame between the mixing room and filling line speed checks.

Implemented and maintain specified procedures and instructions to ensure that all phases of manufacturing activity are performed in a safe manner and in compliance with HACCP, SOP’s and other relevant regulatory guidelines to ensure that company and government compliance are adhered to.

Determine the most effective deployment of maintenance and engineering resources by reviewing production costs and product quality, and modify production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operations.

Effectively collaborate with other departments such as safety, quality, purchase, sales and production to ensure that key performance indicators are met and sustained, aligning resources, and sustaining systems as needed to ensure compliance.

The Hain Celestial Group (TERRA), Moonachie, NJ

Position: Plant Engineer Sept 2001-Dec 2017

Responsible for all facets of the maintenance function in 24/7 operation.

Responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of various

projects by defining project scope, short and long-term goals and deliverables.

Responsible for new product design, process improvement, facilities management, and capital projects.

Manage external and internal resources to ensure that all manufacturing areas and production

equipment are properly maintained with appropriate documentation.

Assure that engineering output is in compliance with existing statutory codes, company policy,

and safety standards. Define scope of work and required schedules for all contractors and

vendors. Responsible for budget goals, cost estimation and cost reduction goals set forth, the

processing of engineering changes and value engineering of products currently in-line.


Conducted periodic process and facility audits collectively with QA and QC coordinated efforts to identify and implement necessary corrective and preventative actions to enforce and ensure that all policies are met on the production floor.

Prepared and maintained documentation database to provide comprehensive and quick respond to internal audits, SQF audits, GFSI readiness, and FDA inspections and surveys.

Identified and investigated new technology that has potential to benefit the plant’s high volume manufacturing facilities.

Performed design, execution and optimization of TERRA wastewater treatment system which improved functionality and reduced the wastewater usage operating cost by 40%. Conducted every facet of the project, including proposal, cost calculations, design, project initiation, installation, maintenance, and optimization.

The result of this project was alignment to environmental standards and removal of surcharges from the township related to EPA regulations.

Lead Engineer in the following projects(conducted planning, purchasing equipment, installation, optimization, and maintenance):

Installation and start-up of three (of eight) production lines and installation of two new high-speed packaging lines.

New oil filtration system - which increased production time and reduced sanitation time by 20% - this optimization increased company profitability by a similar percentage.

Optimization of water usage - Proposed a plan that saved the company $80k annually.

Managed the plant facilities and equipment with an annual maintenance budget of $ 1,500,000- including plant utilities, building and equipment repair.

With the support of continuous improvement (CI) resources, established and maintained comprehensive continuous improvement processes that maximize productivity, reliability, quality and safety.

Conducted OSHA training, including lock-out-tag-out program with my team of technicians.

Monitored subordinates for compliance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), National Electrical Code (NEC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

GOOD’O Beverage (Division of Pepsi-Cola) Bronx, NY.

Position: Maintenance Manager 2000-2001

Responsible for maintenance staff, budget, and materials of the maintenance department.

Responsible for faults diagnoses, equipment improvements and time-critical repairs.

Hydraulic & Pneumatic machine and HVAC system maintenance. Responsible for various

projects connected with electro-mechanical operations and equipment improvements, electrical

controls, computer controls and programmable logic controls PLC. Responsible for spare parts

and inventory management, utilities, general and equipment repair, preventive maintenance,

equipment upgrade and facility improvement and maintenance.


Performed design, installation and maintenance of large scale automated Beverage & Bottling and canning equipment.

Performed the following Building Projects:

Complete roof replacement, floor replacement (including removal and re-installment of all mechanical and electrical floor equipment), ceiling replacement and updating of all company lights to LED lights (annual savings from LED lights were $70k annually).

High speed automatic door installation - Lead the design, budget planning, and implementation of an automatic door system which also functioned as a temperature-control system within the plant.

●Planned and executed the preventive, predictive, and condition based maintenance of production equipment.

●Managed maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies.

●Developed manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.

G&C Design and Food Manufacturing, Inc. Reselle, NJ

Position: Electro/Mechanical Engineer 1998-2000

Responsible for installation, startup, and operation of food and beverage lines

such as cola, soda, champagne, and various snack products. Responsible for delivering all

mechanical design and engineering documentation aspects of the program, including:

product/tooling costs, schedule attainment, mechanical product performance, and engineering

change orders (ECOs).


Over the course of two months, launched a popcorn line using equipment purchased from India - where it was idle and not in operation for four years - without any instructions or technical paperwork.

Obolon, (Division of Pepsi-Cola) Kiev, Ukraine

Position: Industrial Engineer 1990-1998

Accountable for forecasting and managing operating and capital budgets within

specialty manufacturing.


Performed Brewery line and other production lines installation, like: soda, beer, champagne.


DCS/PLC Process Controls, CCP/SLC Advanced Programming, CAD/CAM Circuit Design, Windows, Excel, MS Word, Internet Explorer, Power Point and Outlook.

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