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Design Engineer Injection Molding

San Diego, California, United States
August 21, 2018

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Christopher Radican

*** ****** **, *** *****, CA 92101


Senior Design Engineer

Dynamic professional with impressive engineering skills, adept at excelling in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Executive leader with expertise in all facets of complex engineering challenges and demonstrated success with some of the largest high-profile manufacturing clients High-Profile clients include Toyota, Caterpillar, Snap-on Tools, Graphic Packaging, Newell Rubbermaid.

Areas of Key Emphasis

• Design (Creo, Solidworks,


• Draw and Read GD&T

• Creative Problem Solving

• Project Management

• Strategic Leadership

• Machine Handling Expertise

• Innovative Asset Management

• Military Leadership

• Team Building

• Project Engineering

• OSHA Training

• Lean Manufacturing

• FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, SPC,

MSA Modules

Successful Engagements

Design for injection molding using EDM and standard machining process using cost-effective methods

Design improvement and mechanical design based on ASME Y14.5; Plastics Design and Molding; Sheet Metal Design, Forming, and Joining; Supplier Capability Analysis; FEA, CADD design; Reliability and Stress testing; Root Cause Analysis; Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis; Bill of Material Management.

Created drawing using GD&T to define and communicate engineering tolerances Took on responsibility of capital expansion of multiple projects throughout Graphic Packaging converting facilities including but not limited to Wayne NJ expansion, Menasha WI mobilization to new facility

Created multiple designs for injection molding including: .sldprt, .prt, .igs, .stp files

Professional Experience

Senior Engineer Graphic Packaging, Atlanta, GA 2016 – present

Chief Technical Design Lead for cutting edge automated converting facility. This includes mechanical equipment layout & operation.

Reliability and Stress testing; Root Cause Analysis; Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis; Bill of Material Management. Develop, plan, and execute strategic initiatives and goals to deliver measurable and sustainable continuous improvement results in support of the overall business strategy and continuous improvement plan across multiple manufacturing plants.

Improved Manufacturing processes, assembly sequences, also documented the transition of a design from trial production to full scale production utilizing BOM Management and ECN processes.

Responsible for implementing lean manufacturing principles in 440,000 sq. ft. of a million square foot new facilities in Monroe LA.

Actively promote and influence the sharing of continuous improvement resources, ideas, training, networking and knowledge sharing

Christopher Radican

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TLP Consulting 2011– 2016

Senior Design Engineer Newell Rubbermaid, Atlanta, GA

Focus on design improvement and the attainment of safety, quality, delivery, and cost targets.

Led technical effort to improve project optimization for injection molding using EDM and standard machining process using cost-effective methods

Project improvement and mechanical Project based on ASME Y14.5; Plastics Project and Molding; Sheet Metal Project, Forming, and Joining; Supplier Capability Analysis; FEA, CADD Project; Reliability and Stress testing; Root Cause Analysis; Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis; Bill of Material Management.

Responsible for implementing cell design and Lean Manufacturing Principles in the machining areas to transform value streams to future state. Responsible for supporting new product introductions by ensuring machined component process capability and production readiness

Design Engineer Toyota Industries, Atlanta, GA

Working rapidly to bring online $20M of Robotic Welding and Machining Equipment within the new $200M Caterpillar BCP plant.

Utilized MRP to improve scheduling, improve quality control and reduce working capital

Responsible for teaching GD&T Reading

Responsible for creating SAP CORE (ECC) routings, BOM structures, lead times and SAP-ME script for launch of SFC number traceability for entire fabrication facility.

Responsible for creating SAP QM structure and implementing dynamic modification rule

Managing facility CAD dwg’s, production flows, operator training and buy-off of fabrication machinery.

Developed cost reduction project for existing fabrication equipment. (CNC punch presses, tooling, spot-welders & roll- forming tools.

Lead Design Engineer on new products

Responsible for the selection of Automated Welding & CNC turret press needed to produce Fabricated end orders

Work with welders and line personal to optimize fabrication and production lines

Simulate production equipment prior to arrival to ensure accurate time standards Design Engineer Caterpillar BCP, Athens, GA

Demonstrated leadership and high-level communication skills by taking on design for manufacturing and engineering services through a newly created management position to support Building Construction Products (BCP) manufacturing clients. Revealed innovative mindset and impressive business acumen by creating environment that led to $100K decrease in manufacturing process

Overcame challenging technical and logistical barriers as Project Manager during the installation of large machinery automated equipment

Additional Experience as Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Craftsman (2003 - 2006); Project Engineer / Murphy, NC 2011 - 2012

Education and Credentials

ence in Mechanical Engineering

University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management

University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Certified Meteorologist Precision Measurement


University of the Air Force, Tucson AZ

Military Service

US Air Force Davis Monthan Airforce Base Nov 2003 – Nov 2006 Training & Professional Development

Certified Meteorologist • University of the USAF

TPS Trained and Certified

Steep knowledge of business and financial metrics as well as leading edge project engineering methodologies

Sound knowledge of project processes and methodologies and standard development lifecycle models

Familiarity with FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Control Plan, PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), SPC

(Statistical Process Control), MSA (Measurement System Analysis) Modules

Knowledge of ASME Code and application of Project assurance standards

Comprehensive experience in strategic planning and impact analysis. Consistent track record for objective judgment and capacity to steer consensus among core business disciplines with diverse agendas and visions to achieve aggressive business goals.

Proficient with Solid Works, Pro Engineer, and Auto Cad.

Toyota Production Systems and Caterpillar Production Systems Trained

Six Sigma Greenbelt

Mitsubishi PLC Certified

Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lotus Notes.

Excel in Lean engineering concepts through continuous improvement.

Use of Lean principles & Six Sigma tools to identify issues, Project solutions and manage projects to eliminate waste

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