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Engineer Manager

El Paso, Texas, United States
August 28, 2018

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Bilingual: Fluent English / Spanish, mechanical engineer (BSME) with diverse background in Manufacturing and Product Engr., including full cycle product development (design, validation and implementation), program management and cross functional team utilization key to production environments. Nine years’ experience in sensor design from concept to customer delivery. GSM (Global Supply Management): Logistics & Direct Material Purchasing. Seven years’ experience as a Senior Buyer; three years procuring Electronic components, Stampings, Machined Parts, Powder Metal parts and Castings. Four years with Corporate Logistics and Transportation Services procuring LTL, FTL, Small Pack and Premium services, Category Mgr. for Jet and Diesel Fuels and Program Mgr. for C-TPAT (Customs & Trade Partners Against Terrorism). Twenty-two years’ overall experience in automotive industry (manufacturing plants, technical center and distribution center). Applied willingness to grow/learn by making career change into Healthcare industry as Market Director of Supply Chain for prominent hospital chain.


Tenet Healthcare – (The Hospitals of Providence - Supply Chain), El Paso, Texas, USA

Market Director Supply Chain June2016 – Dec2017

Primary liaison between “C-Suite” leaders and Managers of Purchasing, Central Supply, Distribution Center and Couriers for El Paso network (with 73 employees across 4 hospitals and DC).

Responsible for $132M+ in supplies and managing costs/inventories, working w/Nursing units to ensure accuracy / availability of necessary supplies to PAR levels and updating ROP/ROQ thresholds as needed. Successfully eliminated 3rd shift at 2 hospitals thereby standardizing best practice across network and saving $300K/yr.

Coordinated efforts between Central Purchasing group in San Antonio, TX (Capital buyers) and local buyers (Bill Onlys, Facilities and non-file POs) to ensure accurate payment of 1000+ vendors on a timely basis minimizing accruals and other exceptions. Eliminated 3 buyer positions saving $250K.

Absorbed Network Couriers (10 drivers and 1 dispatcher) to ensure critical items are delivered in a timely manner between hospitals, associated service facilities and doctor’s offices. Orchestrated pending acquisition of new fleet to support services (16 veh’s valued at $565K) thereby saving significant downtime and $55K in annual repairs.

Delphi Corporation (Corporate Logistics – Global Supply Management), El Paso, Texas, USA.

Sr. Buyer, LTL, Small Pack & Premium Services Apr 2014 – June2016

Increased APV share while reducing quantity of US and Mexico Less than Truck Load, Small Pack and Premium contracts and carriers with Annual Purchase Values exceeding $50M USD.

Completed domestic (US & Intra-Mexico) Small Pack RFQ to award new 3-year contract. Savings of >$1.5M USD resulting from RFQ negotiations and cost reduction projects.

Lead liaison between carriers and 3PL to ensure billing issues are addressed accurately and expeditiously.

Created option for MX plants w/premium options that led to unplanned savings of over $500K USD.

Attempted to gain similar results as Small Pack with LTL and Premium portfolios. Had initiated quoting MX Premium Partner with estimated future savings of $500K minimum prior to departing for career change.

Delphi Corporation (Corporate Logistics – Global Supply Management), El Paso, Texas, USA.

Sr. Buyer, Transp. Services US/MXE FTL, C-TPAT Prog. Mgr. and Cat Mgr. for Jet and Diesel Fuels Apr 2012 – Mar 2014

Saved $500K USD on US FTL RFQ.

Managed and maintained US and Mexico East Full Truck Load contracts and carriers with Annual Purchase Values exceeding $40M USD.

Led forecasting activities for Jet and Diesel fuels used with Fuel Surcharge Program utilized by all US carriers in the Delphi network as well as Corporate Finance for forecasting purposes.

Program Manager for C-TPAT (Customs and Trade Partners against Terrorism). Ensured that carrier base met and complied with US Customs requirements for access to FAST lanes and ensuring security for Delphi freight.

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Delphi Corporation (Powertrain – Global Supply Management), Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sr. Buyer, Product Line and Commodity based Purchasing Apr 2009 – Mar2012

Directly responsible for managing and maintaining nearly 1000 contracts with 105 vendors with Annual Purchase Values exceeding $33M USD.

Sourced new business utilizing Delphi Global Supplier Sourcing system and Corporate Strategies.

Responsible for maintaining costs, quality and delivery, pursue cost reductions per corporate MCIP (Material Cost Improvement Program); Achieved $1.2M savings for 2010 and $1.56 M for 2011.

Coordinated purchasing efforts globally (China, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Germany, Mexico and US).

Initial approver for supplier-initiated cost/quality improvement suggestions per eSCR (electronic Supplier Change Request) system.

Utilized formal and informal bid methods to obtain best value for internal customer/product line.

Feb2011 assumed Electronics category for PT NA. Nov2009 sole buyer for PT NA for Castings, Machined Parts, Forgings, Powder Metal, Magnets and Metal Injection Molding supporting 7 different product lines globally.

Delphi Corporation (Powertrain), Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Interim Staff Engineer, Engineering Supervisor Dec 2004 – Mar2009

Directly responsible for leading a team of 3 PE supervisors and 10 PE’s and co-ops (as Interim Staff).

Original lead engineer on successful launch of the 6 speed digital transmission speed sensors for historic collaboration between Ford and GM (6F and 6T70/75 respectively). Received recognition for implementing expedited customer driven changes while maintaining critical program timing objectives.

Led team that successfully launched new 6FMid digital transmission speed sensors for Ford. This design concept/implementation realized a net savings of over $500K USD annually compared to initial 6F design.

First successful launch of a new “mini knock” sensor design (MFRKS) in Beijing, China. Received recognition for flawless launch and accolades for ability to work through challenges of multi-nation effort as well as implementing new suppliers and components to realize reduced product cost.

Provided technical support to operations in Juarez, Mexico, Seixal, Portugal, Beijing & Shanghai China, Seoul, Korea and Piracicaba, Brazil. Awarded “global program manager” status for product line.

Jointly responsible for devising and implementing cost savings totaling over $700K USD for 2008.

Utilized Shainin problem solving / prevention methodologies (Certified Red X Rolling Top 5 Manager, Red X Apprentice, Red X Journeyman candidate, Green Y Apprentice candidate and Green Y Rolling Top 5 Manager candidate).

Provided mentoring and development for Product Engineers. Served as leader for Change Process. Managed quick response solutions for customers. Instrumental in obtaining new business with Ford and GM.

AWARDS: 3 Records of Invention in 2008 with 2 patents granted. 1 ROI submitted in Jan 2009.

Delphi Corporation (Powertrain), Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sr. Product Engineer June 2000 – Nov 2004

Responsible for successful launch of new 4R75W analog transmission speed sensors for Ford (team received Ford’s Quality Silver Award for 1M sensors produced with 0 defects in first year of production).

Successfully launched 4L60 program for GM (subsequently sold similar sensor to Tremec in Mexico capitalizing on existing technology and design).

Spearheaded transition from Hexavalent plating to new Trivalent plating to comply with federal regulations.

Implemented flexible plan in Sensor’s Lab to maximize equipment and technician utilization realizing a 50% improvement in test completion dates.

Responsible for implementation of co-op “development” plan in Sensor’s group (success of program has realized 4 PE’s as a result with “best practice” duplication from other groups).

Ford Motor Co./Visteon, Sterling Plant, Sterling Heights, MI.

Manufacturing Engineer/Production Supervisor June 1994 – May 2000

Coordinated efforts between engineering, maintenance, quality, production, finance, safety and other support departments to procure/install new equipment, implement lean manufacturing techniques, optimize

production equipment operations and ensure proper documentation according to QS9000 requirements.

Plant Diversity trainer. Completed the Ford College Graduate program. Corporate Recruiter / Facilitator.

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Responsible for successful launch of new gear cutting department utilizing face hobbing technology and implementing Ford’s new initiative for self directed work teams.

Validated (in Germany and Switzerland) and placed into production, new CNC gear cutting machines and blade grinders in parallel with CMM machines and overhead gantry systems for face hobbing department.

Programmed ABB robots for use on automated lines as well as optimized tooling and programs in existing spiral bevel spline and bevel gear cutting department.

Trained self directed work team operators and skilled trades personnel on all new equipment.

Supervised various production departments (driveshaft assembly, axle tube swaging, machining and welding as well as gear cutting).

Worked closely with UAW to optimize department output/efficiencies while minimizing work related injuries, grievances and equipment downtime. Recognized by Plant Committee for exemplary work relationship established with UAW.

Other positions held:

1993- Bunge Foods Corp., Fort Worth, TX. Manufacturing Supervisor/Engineer.

1994Directly responsible for coordinating oil filling/packaging operations including the direct supervision of 20 employees. Other duties included time studies, line automation, employee cross training and equipment maintenance, optimization and enhancement.

1992- Sweetheart Cup Co., Dallas, TX. Wax Treating and Packaging Manager.

1993 Directly responsible for a wax treating and packaging operation including 120 employees in a 5 day, 24-hour operation. Maintained operating budgets of over $2 million/fiscal year. Trained and developed technical and labor force in Safety, Quality and Spoilage Reduction processes. Plant trainer and facilitator.

1991- The Quaker Oats Co., Dallas, TX. Production Supervisor.

1992 Coordinated production activities with other departments, entailing direct supervision of 20-30 people. Avidly involved with Safety and Palletizer Production Committees and various other teams.


University of Texas at El Paso. Completed BSME in May 1991. GPA: 3.14/4.00

Shainin, GD&T, Robust Engineering, APQP, Ford Production System, Lean Manufacturing, Design/Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Reliability, Team Oriented Problem Solving, Statistical Process Control, Process Control Methods, ABB Robotics Programming, Diversity Awareness (Train the Trainer), Interaction Management, Ergonomics, Taguchi, First Line Supervision and many other classes.

Varied experience including: sales, real estate mgmt., automotive mechanics, electrical work and construction.

Bilingual: Read, write and speak English/Spanish fluently.


Earned 100% of college education through work and scholarships while serving as VP of ASME, University Peer Counselor/New Student Orientations and involved with various honor organizations.

Summer General Motors, Delco Remy. El Paso, TX.

1990Co-op position investigating and eliminating the effects of moisture content upon the materials used in injection molding processes. Implemented test equipment and operator instructions still used to this date.

Summer Mobil Oil Corporation. Coyanosa, TX.

1989Summer Engineering position experiencing the various working aspects of a gas processing plant.

Summers Texas State Department of Highways. El Paso, TX. Materials Analyst.

1986/7 Testing of materials ensuring quality according to state specifications. Created program to calculate yields.


Seeking a technical management level position (supply chain management, purchasing, product / manufacturing engineering, program management or technical sales) in a continuous development environment that enables the use of interpersonal/analytical/organizational skills, learning abilities and engineering/supervisory experience to further develop leadership/technical support background, developing toward a senior management position where results and hard work are the basis for recognition, advancement and promotion in a company that values individualism as much as team work and supports the recognition of employees to motivate/inspire continued growth and results.

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