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Engineer Manufacturing

Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
September 26, 2018

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Mike Farhang

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

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Laguna Hills, Ca 92637

Cell Phone 559-***-****

Professional Summary

Over 15 years of experience in a manufacturing environment that includes Aerospace and commercial industries to perform various tasks in IPT, Production assembly, tooling fixtures, castings and plastics injection molding process; metal machining, sheet metal fabrication, Stamping, welding technology, foam, powder coating, hydro forming, stretch forming, composite process and turbo machinery. Experienced with SMT and Electromechanical components as well as adhesion, bonding assembly and materials properties, and Alfa case study. Developed process improvement in gluing and adhesion process for bonding assembly products.

Demonstrate a high degree of initiative and judgment to perform RPS (rapid problems solving). Responsible for creating shop routing's and work instructions for a wide variety of part classes and processes in manufacturing environment.

Participated in material review board (MRB) activities, including defining and implementing corrective actions and process improvement utilizing lean manufacturing technique.


B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering; Cal Poly Pomona

A.S in Quality Technology, College of the Canyon, Valencia, CA

Certificate in welding technology. Certificate in SPC at California Amplifier.

Certificate in Lean manufacturing from Thales Avionics.

Passed Honeywell MRB exam and completed SAP training

Additional language spoken: Spanish

U.S. citizen

Manufacturing and Engineering Highlights

Successfully developed and implemented process improvements, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Kanban techniques to increase production efficiency and reduce lead-time and excessive material loss.

Automated packaging line to reduce labor costs by 60%.

Trained and supervised production assembly crew.

Promoted continuous improvement through employee involved work teams and use of visual controls.

Evaluated and incorporated new equipment and materials into production line to enhance and improve production line efficiencies, ensure its satisfactory operation, and instructed operators in proper equipment use.

Responsible as Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) overall Suppliers.

Developed work instruction, tooling and fixtures for new and existing products.

Performed as a liaison between production line and design engineer.

Assisted purchasing and Quality Control in technical support and vendor survey.

Interpreted drawings specifications to determine proper manufacturing process and

fabrication in accordance with ANSI 14.5M and MIL-Spec.

Performed capital equipment and return-on-investment (ROI) justification.

SAP system applications and MES, VMCSII, MED, M2K for MRB system.

Work Experience

3/ 2017 to 5/5/2018, UTC, CA

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Contract Position)

• Assigned to special projects to create and built optical assembly components for

production line, utilizing various processes such as metal machining, injection plastics,

assembly, tooling and fixtures.

• Developed work instruction for assembly, tooling and fixtures for new and legacy


• Perform NPI process improvement on various components.

• Working with quality to develop corrective action to resolve process issues with vendors.

• Performing QN and corrective action for various products.

• Participating in kaizen event to improve production yield and process activities.

• Introducing new tools and equipment in production line to enhance assembly processes.

• Creating routers for machine parts and assembly items C

6/2013 to 6/2016, GKN, Santa Ana, Ca

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Perform manufacturing process to produce various parts using lean manufacturing technique.

Introduce new equipment in production line for new process and improvement.

Supports introduction of new program components into the production area that are based on concept or completed designs.

10/2012 to 12/2012, Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, CA

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer/Quality engineer (Contract Position)

Implementing and updating training modules for quality control inspectors using a variety of tools to ensure that all the products manufactured by the company are within the limits designated by the designers for F/A-18 and F-35 program.

Participated in MRB activities.

2/2012 to 9/2012, ATK System, City of Commerce, CA

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Contract Position)

Reviewing engineering drawings, procedures and specifications to create routings.

Developing manufacturing plans used for machining, welding and testing of high alloy

materials of products and assembly components in support of space flight applications

in compliance with customer specifications for Delta 4 for projects.

• Determined root cause and corrective action for new and existing products.

9/2011 to 1/2012, Eaton Aerospace Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Contract Position)

Developed process plan and rework routings to produce hydraulics system such as landing and actuator for JSF (Joint strike fighter), and Embraer.

Designed and developed tooling fixtures to improve the processes for new and existing


Utilized Enovia, CIMEX and MFG PRO system to create corrective actions and routings

in MRB system.

6/2010 to 6/2011, Honeywell Aerospace Division-Torrance, CA

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Contract position)

Performed MRB for depositing aerospace non-conforming hardware for turbo machinery perAS9100 requirements. Create routing, work instructions, tooling fixtures and process improvement for Airbus A350.

3/2009- 6/2010, Vought Aircraft, Hawthorne, CA

Sr. Mfg. engineer (Contract position)

Production support, which includes troubleshooting all problems and issues, performing

failure/data analysis and taking short/long term corrective actions as necessary.

Developed manufacturing build plans, tooling requirements, and manufacturing methods for 747 Boeing fuselages.

3/2005- 8/2008, Thales Avionics, Irvine, CA

Senior Manufacturing engineer

Developed routings for Mfg. process to produce camera and flight entertainment system for 787, Airbus and various Airlines.

Worked with supplier to resolve LCD’s display system problems in production line for C17 camera and flight entertainment system.

Additional Work Experience

5/2000 – 4/2002, Cal Amps, Camarillo, CA

Sr. Manufacturing engineer

12/1993 - 1/1998, Vendo Co, Fresno, CA

Manufacturing Engineer

5/1989 - 4/1993, Nardon Mfg. Co., Los Angeles, CA

Manufacturing Engineer

10/1987 - 4/1989, American Mfg. Network, Los Angeles, CA

Engineer estimator

2/1984 - 10/1987 Olympic Plastics Co, Los Angeles, CA

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