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Engineer Manufacturing

Liberty, SC
September 10, 2018

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Six Sigma Green Belt Certified leader with extensive experience in plastics molding, packaging, tooling engineering, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and program management. Known as a creative problem solver that effectively partners with sales, customers and manufacturing to drive successful, profitable business outcomes.

Technical Skills

Project management

Machine design


Returnable packaging systems

Thermoform tooling and part design

Polymer processing

Packaging Design

AutoCAD software

SolidWorks Certification

Professional Experience

Proper Polymers - Pendleton SC 2016 - 2018

Tier 2 injection molder for automotive and consumer products

Sr. Program Manager

●Responsible for managing multi-million dollar programs to insure successful pre-launch activities, and manufacturing launch.

●Tracked and managed program budget.

●Initiate engineering changes to existing and pre-launch products including areas of tooling, production, quality, and sales.

●Responsible for identifying areas of improvement to existing product lines.

●Participate in daily operations of manufacturing facility to insure quality production.

●Acted as liaison between customers and manufacturing, tooling, and quality departments.

Electrolux Home Products – Anderson SC 2014 – 2016

Manufacturer of refrigeration units

Advance Manufacturing Engineer

●Responsible for specification, purchase, and implementation of plastics processing machinery.

●Responsible for specification, purchase, and implementation of plastic molds.

●Assisted in the day to day operations of the plastics department including process improvements leading to scrap and labor reductions.

●Worked closely with machinery suppliers and plant personnel to integrate new machines into existing processes.

●Worked across departments to resolve production issues leading to increasing throughput and efficiency.

●Coordinated machine repairs and upgrades utilizing outside contractors.

Consolidate Metco - Canton, NC 2013 - 2014

Manufacturer interior systems for the heavy truck industry.

Divisional Packaging Engineer

●Responsible for design, implementation, and use of packaging for the plastics division.

●Assisted in design of work in process and finished goods packaging which lead reduction in scrap and a decrease in customer returns.

●Worked with manufacturing personnel to solve packaging issues and establish packaging instructions.

●Developed database to track packaging inventory.

●Assisted in packaging cost reductions, which lead to savings of $20,000/month.

●Managed projects including direct and indirect costing, and customer billing for exceptions.

●Interacted with customers on a day to day basis to implement new projects to enhance their manufacturing capabilities.

●Worked within a team atmosphere to insure that new projects were integrated seamlessly into existing manufacturing processes.

Sonoco Plastics - Waynesville, NC 2005 – 2013

Manufacturer of thermoformed CPET trays for the frozen food industry.

Corporate Tooling and Product Engineer

●Designed CPET trays and tooling to deliver the requirements set forth by customers, management, sales staff, and manufacturing. This design met accuracy and schedule requirements.

●Supported engineering team in tracking costs associated with sample tooling and products leading to a $300,000 increase in revenue per year.

●Managed the design and implementation of all match metal trim tooling to include cost and time tracking.

●Worked with tooling vendors to ensure timely and accurate manufacture of trim, form, and prototype tooling.

●Assisted manufacturing in areas of processing, new tooling implementation, and down time issues.

●Worked with sister facilities to overcome trim tool and trim press issues to reduce down time.

●Instituted and maintained document control procedures which led to a savings of $200,000 per year.

Innovative Plastics - Antioch, TN 2004 – 2005

Manufacturer of thermoformed blisters and clamshells for the retail packaging industry.

Tooling Project Manager

●Prioritized and scheduled projects for the engineering department for timely and accurate completion.

●Managed projects from inception through completion.

●Tracked cost of services for customer billing and cost savings opportunities.

●Ordered and coordinated delivery of production tooling components.

●Managed tool shop employees to ensure form and trim tooling were prepared for production runs.

●Provided oversight and arranged repairs to form and trim tooling.

●Worked across departments to ensure form and trim tooling performed to benefit of customer and company.

●Tracked, billed, and reported all associated cost for building, designing, and repairing both prototype and production tooling.

Huntington Foam – Anderson, SC 2002 – 2003

Manufacturer of shape molded EPS parts for the appliance, electronic, and automotive industry.

Packaging Engineer

●Partnered with sales department to determine and exceed customers’ needs.

●Designed EPS parts utilizing SolidWorks, Auto CAD 2000, and Mechanical Desktop software.

●Worked with manufacturing to ensure tooling was compatible with manufacturing’s needs.

●Worked closely with vendors to specify and oversee EPS mold design and manufacture including production and prototype tooling for Kurtz EPS molding machines.

●Determined all associated cost for projects to insure correct selling price.

●Ensured molds were properly maintained.

●Worked closely with vendors to maximize performance while securing lowest cost of purchased goods. i.e.: Corrugated board, Adhesives, Pallets, and Molds.

●Instrumental in designing revolutionary packaging for the appliance industry, replacing corrugated box with EPS rails and stretch film.

Del-Tec Packaging / Plastic Former Inc. - Greenville, SC 1999 – 2002

Manufacturer of returnable packaging utilizing plastic corrugated, expanded foam, and thermoformed totes.

Packaging Engineer

●Responsible for the design and manufacture of prototype and production tooling including thermoforming tooling and dies.

●Designed custom returnable packaging utilizing plastic corrugated, expanded foams, and thermoformed trays.

●Designed processes and performed assembly of custom products.

●Aided in design and implementation of manufacturing processes to increase throughput and efficiency.

●Manufactured prototype packages for customer approval.


Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science

Clemson University – Clemson, SC - 2002

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