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Manufacturing Engineer/ technecian

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
August 21, 2018

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Akshay Bhuva

Milwaukee, WI ***** 509-***-****

Manufacturing/ Plastics Engineer

Diligent, driven new graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering, and impressive career-related internship experience. A multilingual eager professional with an inclination for effective cross team collaboration and successful project finalization. Ready to apply vigorous coursework and training to a Product Engineer, Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer role at a high-growth organization.

Areas of Expertise

Assembly/ testing


Product Development

Plastics/ Polymers


ERP systems

Plant operations

5s Kaizen Technology

Root cause Analysis (8D/5W)

Office Administration


OEE(Overall Equipment)

OSM / Kanban


B.S. in Material Science and Engineering Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2017, GPA: 3.37

Coursework: Heat Transfer, Fluids, Mechanics of Solids, Polymeric Materials. Metallic Materials, Ceramic Materials, Composite Materials, and Biomaterials.

Mechanical Engineering Manipal University, Manipal, KA, India, Aug 2013-June 2015

Completed two years of college study and then transferred to Washington State University


WACKER NEUSON/ STS TECHNICAL SERVICES, Menomonee falls, WI, June 2018 – Present

Production/ Manufacturing supervisor

Facilitate and oversee the operation of RD12 one-ton roller assembly line consisting 15 assembly stations and lead a team of 12 assemblers. Schedule, train and assign tasks to assemblers, ensuring workplace safety and security with upholding high-quality standards in the production line. Work and maintain open hand communication with managers and manufacturing engineers to give material quality notifications and to minimize non- value activities: defects, over production, inventory control, over- processing, development of RD12 assembly line.

Key Accomplishments:

Applied 5S Kaizen technology to initiate & execute color coding standards for gauge & tool organization using shadow boards.

Proposed implementation of 3bin Kanban rule for subassembly stations and worked with manufacturing engineers for its employment leading to 18% overall assembly line effectiveness.

Developed work holding fixtures, Material handling systems, Work Instructions and tooling to meet process Standardization, edited Assembly operation method sheet (OMS) for the same.

Assisted in planning process to develop & implement Scheduling Tool to reduce part shortages on assembly lines.

POLYMECHPLAST MACHINES LTD, Dec 2017 – May 2018, Vadodara-GJ

Manufacturing Engineer (Rotational Training program)

Got experience working with three different teams: Product development, plant operations, and marketing. Direct report to plant manager, product engineer and marketing manager. Use ERP system for generating and documenting sales orders, quotations, work orders, purchase orders, maintain vendor, purchaser and customer database. Find new vendors for raw material, machine parts and machining works. Work with QC department for the supply and validation of parts according to ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Key Accomplishments:

Product Development: Re-engineered the design of 450-ton Injection molding machine making it compact, vibration free, and ergonomically acceptable. Performed FMEA and calculated OEE for the same and implement OMS changes in the assembly line. Overall project resulted in 17% cost reduction in the manufacturing process (reduced raw material, assembly time and labor)

o Introduced the technology of IOT and smart molding solutions to the company and talked to Hitachi and B&R group for the same.

Marketing: Represent the company for international collaborations and plastic shows: NPE 2018 and PlastIndia 2018.

oServed as a liaison for a joint venture with Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd. (FCS), a Taiwanese company with a yearly turnover of over $100m.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER, WSU, Pullman, WA, May 2016 – Aug 2016

Engage the World Program Manager (Summer Internship)

Facilitated with the International Center’s daily operations, as well as the implementation of the core programs and critical aspects of the center’s mission. Administered the documents and files of candidate application data, e-mail correspondence and pamphlet inquiries regarding the program. Coordinate, create and distribute informational materials with the help of the marketing and communications interns.

Key Accomplishments:

Developed a culturally-sensitive professional skill set in an international office environment by collaborating effectively cross-functionally. Gained experience in marketing, event planning, and program management.

Accompanied and partnered with presenters to improve delivery techniques during demonstrations. Assessed member participation regularly and retained statistics on the program’s progress.

COMPTON UNION BUILDING, WSU, Pullman, WA, Jan 2016 – December 2017

Audio-Video Event Manager (Part-time Student job)

Officiated the setup, operating, dismantling, and proper storage of Audiovisual (A/V) equipment utilized within the facility, lead a team of event technicians for the same . Provided technical support for campus events as required. Held accountable for the safety and security, along with any other relevant emergency procedures campus during special events.

Key Accomplishments:

Spearheaded the arrangement of technical equipment before events including sound boards, lights, speakers, projectors, and other related materials.

Communicated with event hosts and guests ensuring high quality production, and safeguarded against unforeseen equipment malfunctions.


FRESENIUS CORPORATION, Concord, CA, Aug 2017 – Dec 2017

CLM III sensor chip Assembly

Navigated the cable strain relief of the CLM III Sensor Clip assembly and manufacturing procedure.

Innovatively applied SolidWorks to design prototypes, sketches, and executed Finite Element Analysis of the system.

Generated specifications, technical documents, criterion, and demonstrations for the project and dispatched the completed product to the client.


Architected an authentic worm drive employing SolidWorks software and researched the characteristics for various components based on application.

Steered the 3D printing of the parts by applying FDS. Focused on the material costs of $6, time allotted for the print task, surface roughness, the resolution, and general operational force needed from the parts.

Correlated it with real world worm drives utilizing materials and properties costing $80. Results proved to be comparable properties slashing expenditures by 92%.

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