Daniel F. Holtz
Chittenango, NY ***37
Phone: (Cell): 315-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturing Engineering Manager / Sr. Industrial Engineer
Extensive experience employed as a manufacturing engineer
Certified Six-Sigma black belt, experienced in using the DMAIC process
Aided in implementation of OPEX programs
Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques, TQM methodologies, and Root Cause Analysis
14 years in FDA controlled Medical Device and Advanced Wound Care facility
Lead Value Stream Teams using such tools as Single Piece Flow cells, Visual Shop Floor Management, Process Mapping, and 5S.
Developed and implemented new products and manufacturing processes
Researched new equipment and production methods for existing and new products
Developed new products for production from conception to production
Process improvements reduced costs and enhanced plant performance.
Successful in training, coaching and directing technical and production teams
Unique ability to analyze processes to identify and resolve production problem
Proven ability to facilitate paradigm shifts and lead change management
Experience in various industries including medical device, forge, metal working, and furniture manufacturing
Extensive customer contact
Core competencies include:
New Product Implementations
Engineering Change Control
The Cortland Company, Cortland, NY 7/2017 - 5/2018 Engineer
Developing manufacturing processes for new Medical Device product line
Remington, Ilion, NY
Continuous Improvement Engineer 1/2016 – 5/2016
Risk Mitigations – QAN’s, FMEA
Cost savings – Reduction of PPE (gloves) - $95,000/yr
Cost Savings – Changing manual polish to automated process - $150,000/yr
Cost Savings – Reduce Electrical Usage - $20,000/yr
Marietta Corporation, Cortland, NY 1/2014 – 4/2015
Assigned to Procter & Gamble Project Team
Headed $900,000 project to install clean room area with Rotary Filling Equipment
Handled validations of new products.
Justify / Purchase New Tooling.
Performed Risk Mitigation tasks including FMEA, Fishbone, 5-Y’s
Designed Jigs and Fixtures
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ALKERMES (Formerly Elan), Gainesville, GA 4/2012 – 1/2014
Lead Process Engineer
Promoted from Process Engineer in May 2013, Managed process development of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
Reduced change over tomes in encapsulation area by 75% using the DMAIC process.
Aided in introduction of Operational Excellence program.
Completed Set Up reduction project in encapsulation area saving $35,000 annually,
Designed and built multiple jigs and fixtures to solve production problems.
Developed method for tracking production on key manufacturing processes throughout the plant
Tracked and improved OEE in Packaging, Manual Assembly and automated processes
COVIDIEN (Formerly Tyco Health Care), Oriskany Falls, NY 9/1997 – 11/2011 Manufacturing Engineering Manager / Senior Industrial / Project Engineer
Managed projects in an FDA-controlled environment for a manufacturer of medical devices such as Naso Gastric vent and feeding tubes, Kiting and guide wires. Spearheaded initiatives with advanced and traditional wound care products such as Hydrophilic foam dressings, Liquid compounding and filling, Q-Tips, and gauze dressings, Provided new product costing and development of Routers. Directed 6 major projects, two with patents pending. Employed numerous work measurement and time studies to solve production issues. Trained, coached, and developed engineers, technicians, and production workers. Supervised 3 technicians.
Formed and coordinated Cross Functional Teams for new product introductions
Saved over $1M by identifying and spearheading numerous cost reduction projects
Completed 5 major projects using the DAMIC process using SIPOC Diagrams, Detailed Process Mapping, FMEA, Process Capability, Root Cause Analysis, and Control Plans and Validations among other tools with capital cost up to $187,000
Reduced costs by 25% by laying out and installing new production lines
Replaced solvent bonding of NG Feed Tubes with RF Welding
Designed Jigs and Fixtures for multiple hand assembly operations including go-no-go gauges to poke-yoke operations as part of a Value Stream team to increase efficiencies and reduce scrap by 50%
Lead 3 Kiazen Events resulting in single piece flow production lines reducing WIP by $75,000 and implementing point of use storage of assembly components
Collaborated with R&D and Marketing on numerous product development projects and implementing changes
Oversaw plant-wide calibration system, performance of calibrations, and scheduling of outside calibration services ensuring regulatory compliance.
Wrote more than 25 Capital Expenditure Requests (CERs) annually, utilizing software and technical expertise to ensure accuracy.
Coordinated training with Safety Engineer earning highest OSHA and FDA compliance rates in company.
Maintained a 5% accuracy rate for cost projections while serving as primary contact for new product development and costing for more than 20 possible products with 6 selected for development.
Oversaw mold repair / replacement program ensuring high quality of injected molded parts.
Active team member of Material Review Board / CAPA and Ergonomic Core Team member. Mentored 2 engineers and 1 technician for Green Belt and Lean Manufacturing Certifications
Supervised three Engineering Technicians.
COOPER TOOLS, Cortland, NY 3/1988 – 9/1997
Focused Factory Engineer / Supervisor
Supervised a 3-shift team of 12 production employees and 3 Team Leaders. Developed annual budget of $186K. Performed audits of equipment to ensure proper operations. Interacted with vendors and outside clients daily. Evaluated and processed return goods for rework operations. Calculated manpower needs from sales forecasts.
Developed method for continuous hot dipped galvanizing of chain increasing customer satisfaction and profit margin.
Seamlessly incorporated stainless steel product line into existing production areas enlarging customer base and increasing profits.
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MS, Management Science, SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY
BT, Industrial Engineering, SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY,
AAS, Business Administration Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Six-Sigma Black Belt Certified
2 patents pending – Enteral Feed Tube Assembly Process