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Engineer Safety

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
December 24, 2018

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ERIC NORIEGA Phone: +***-656-***-****


Summary I’ve worked in research, development and implementation of lean manufacturing and occupational health and safety programs, both at industrial and academic settings. I like to contribute with people and organizations in our preparation for the competitiveness and innovation of world-wide class through learning and practical applications of vanguard methodologies. My Industrial Engineering background and 17 years of experience in the field drive me to be always looking for learning and improvement opportunities; root causes identification, standardization as well as resources and results optimization. Education Master’s Degree UACJ Industrial Engineering 2011 Top of Class - Academic Excellence Entrepreneur Award

- Thesis at Rexam Healthcare. Develop a Holistic Methodology for Solving Complex Problems. Implemented and validated with a relocation of a production area increasing productivity to the 200%, reducing quality defects by 13%, and eliminating 123 ergonomics risk factors. Bachelor’s Degree ITESM & UACJ Industrial Engineering 2009 Top of Class

Experience Sr. EHS Engineer / EHS Manager Dish El Paso, TX, USA. Developed and maintained Safety, Health & Environmental Management Systems for two manufacturing facilities at El Paso, TX and Spartanburg, SC. Document written information identifying workplace and process hazards, process equipment and technology design, as well as establishing a system to respond to the workplace hazard assessment findings, which address prevention, mitigation, and emergency responses to reduce workplace incidents, injuries and financial losses.

Key Contributions:

Ergonomics assessment, action plan development and implementation with measurable benefits: zero risk factors on half of the site workstations, eliminating over 1’000 risk factors contributing to Workers Compensation reduction of $450k per year.

Assure development and execution of management systems designed to ensure that sites are in compliance with Federal, State and Local safety and environmental regulatory agencies such as OSHA, NFPA, EPA, FDA, DOT, NIOSH, ANSI, GHS, etc. Risk Management audits were improved from having over 30 audit findings and 50 observations down to 7 observations on the first year.

Developed policies, procedures and trainings that drive continuous improvement in safety

(Manual Material Handling, Conveyors, Electrical Safety, Ergonomics Design, etc.).

Enhanced management and conveyance of safety documents by developing an Access Database to track movement of documents including weekly safety inspections, safety meetings, incidents, and safety visit reports. Managed all Property, Casualty and Worker’s Compensation claims, litigation and closure of cases. Sept/2013- Present Senior EHS Engineer Johnson & Johnson Cd. Juárez, Chih. MX Developed and maintained EHS Management Systems within 4 facilities. Environmental, safety and ergonomics training, culture development, assessments of workstations, maintenance and office environments, engineering design and new processes introduction in Campus Juarez. Key Contributions:

Minimized Worker’s Compensation and General Liability claims through risk factors mitigation, safety hazards elimination, training and education of employees as well as culture impact.

80% of Ergonomics Risk Factors were mitigated from a High/Moderate Risk down to Low Risk or no risk at all, with minimum investment.

Effective Ergonomics Training was developed and provided for engineers, associates and supervisors for improving design and avoid bad practices. Jul/2009- Sept/2013 Engineering Manager Catraar Cd. Juárez, Chih. MX

Planned, directed, and coordinated engineering department for improving methods, processes, equipment and tools by providing technical and management guidance in design, development, and implementation of modifications, projects and control systems for improving safety, quality, efficiency, productivity and logistics of the company. Key Contributions:

Production line implementation by using DMAIC methodology.

185% Production Increase, Quality Defects dropped from 13% to 2%, Inventory Cost reduction and MUDA’s reduction by VSM, MTM, Line Balancing, 5’s, SPC, Poka Yokes, and several other methods.

Workstations and methods were ergonomically redesigned. Machinery, equipment, tools and layout were set in compliance according to safety and environmental regulatory agencies from both México & USA. Jun/2007-Jul/2009 Sr. Consulting Engineer JF Associates Inc. Washington D.C., USA. Engineering and scientific consulting services (lean manufacturing, ergonomics, process improvement, time and motion studies, quality, logistics, etc.) to fortune 500 companies, government agencies and law firms such as NASA, ARMY, NAVY, Tyson, Jenni-O, Federal Reserve, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, etc. (Part Timer) Oct/2004-May/2011 Sr. Consulting Engineer Ergomed Cd. Juárez, Chih.

Industrial Consulting in the ergonomics field; courses and workshops in companies such Delphi, Rexam Healthcare, Lear, Cordis, Electrolux, STPS etc. (Part Timer) Jun/2004-Feb/2007 Manufacturing Supervisor Siemens Cd. Juárez, Chih. Coordinated 6 manufacturing cells with 160 operators. Process and method standardization habit of quality and production excellence.

Key Contributions:

Down times reduction by developing and implementing a measurement system and improving it by setting a PM program and standardized responses from maintenance technicians, materialists and production leads.

Scrap and Quality defects reduction by 5’s and Poka Yokes implementation.

Always fulfilled the adhesion of production according to Lean Model. Sep/2001–Feb/2004 Professional Training Courses & Certifications

Bureau Veritas “EHS Management Systems: ISO 45000/45001, OHSAS 18000/18001” NST “OSHA Safety Training: The 30-Hour Compliance Course” Ergomed “Safety Awareness”

Schneider-Electric “Ergonomics Design”

NST “Workplace Safety & OSHA Compliance”

NFPA “NFPA 70 - 2014 National Electric Code Essentials” NFPA “NFPA 70E – 2015 Electrical Safety in the Workplace” NSC “National Safety Council - First Aid Course”

Rockhurst University “Safety Incentive Programs that Comply with OSHA” NSC “CPR Course”, “Blood borne & Airborne Pathogens Course” Cardinus “Ergonomics Management”

BLR “Hazard Communication and GHS”

IMSS “Health and Safety in the Workplace”

Dish “Leadership Education & Development”,“Management & Leadership Skills” CONDUCEF “Financial Culture”

APICS “Manufacturing Management”

Genesis “World Class Supervision"

STPS “Ergonomics Design Guidelines”

Total Insight “5’s & Lean Manufacturing”

Star 12 “Effective Project Management & Execution” J&J “Mistake Proofing”, “Best practices in Human Factors Management” IMSS “Annual Work Risk Prime Declaration”

ERGOMED “Occupational Health System”

UACJ “Six Sigma – Green Belt”, “SAP”, “Ergonomics Design”, “APICS” Delphi “SHAININ: Manufacturing Problems Solving”

STPS “Team Work"

Siemens "High efficient persons 7 habits”

Skills Bilingual – English/Spanish

EHS Program - Development, implementation, standardization and control. Design, development and training on assessment of workstations, and labor atmosphere, rotation systems, loss control engineering for risk management and insurance considerations, occupational noise/health surveys, fire prevention, machine guarding, electrical safety, emergency procedures, slips, trips and fall hazards prevention/protection, first aid, safety audits and inspections, safety committee coordination, hazardous materials, chemical storage, forklifts and heavy machinery, heat stress, housekeeping policies, PPE, illumination, ladders, lock out tag out, machine guarding, material handling, MSDS/SDS Management, spill prevention, transitional duty, workplace violence, hot work, compressed gasses, confined spaces, conveyors, scaffolding, soldering, welding, temperature, noise, moisture measurements and controls. Regulatory Compliance – Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and standards to include, but not limited to construction safety, chemical control, industrial hygiene, general safety, office and occupational ergonomics, and specialized safety considerations as per corporate needs. Understanding of the codes, as well as Job Hazard Analysis tools and software for root cause identification in order to eliminate or mitigate safety hazards and ergonomics risk factors by implementing engineering controls, administrative controls or PPE. Ergonomics – Evaluation methods such as NIOSH Lifting Equation, OWAS, RULA, REBA, Ergonomics Job Analyzer, PLIBEL, The Strain Index, OCRA, QEC, FIOH, ACGIH TLV’s, LUBA, MAC, etc., as well as world class abilities on ergonomics principles for design of workstations, tools, methods and processes.

Planning and Training – Plan, develop and implement management training and employee educational programs. Develop and apply EHS and Lean Manufacturing related orientations and interactive training and activities for all staff. Program Development and Project Management –Staff assessment, coaching, team building and mentoring. Project management interacting with all departments, budget administration, operations, financial and risk management. Effective communication with internal and external clients and customers. Setting expectations based on measurable and achievable metrics. Oracle data base, Microsoft Project, Gantt Charts, etc.

Manufacturing –Time and motion studies, MTM, MOST, video-analysis, Line balancing, Design of Experiments, Genetics Algorithms and simulation software such Promodel, Arena and Simul8 and all the methods and methodologies required to establish a lean manufacturing process. Logistics – Supply Chain - Abilities to plan, to implement and control procedures for an efficient transportation and storage of goods, services and related information, from the point of origin to the consumption point in order to satisfy and exceed client requirements. Value Stream Mapping, MRP & APICS.

Handling of software and computer equipment – Advanced handling of word processors

(Word), presentations (Power Point), data base (Excel, Access and AMAPS), and simulation software as Promodel, Arena and Simul8, handling the Internet in addition to statistical tools like Minitab, or design like AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and Ergonomic Software. Quality & Lean Manufacturing – Advanced domain of tools such as Six Sigma, Shainin, Kaizen, 5's, SMED, Poka Yokes, Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, FIFO, ANOVA, Just in Time, Kan-Ban, Control Charts, Stratification, Fishbone Cause Effect Diagram, Plan-Do Check-Act, Value Stream Mapping, SIPOC, Spaghetti Diagram, Histograms, Quality Function Deployment, Scatter Diagram, and domain of ASQ, TQM and ISO 9000. Scientific Research

International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Editorial, manuscript reviewer and organization of congresses and conferences.

Published 3 Research papers in International Journals related to Ergonomics and Lean Manufacturing.


The American Society of Safety Engineers- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

International Journal of Industrial Engineering

International Society for Occupational Ergonomics & Safety

Society for Human Resource Management

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