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Engineer Manufacturing

Canastota, NY
October 05, 2018

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Daniel F. Holtz

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Chittenango, NY ***37

Phone: (Cell): 315-***-****


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 BOM’s

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:

Project Management

Cost Reductions

New Product Implementations

Process Validation

Engineering Change Control

Risk Management

Process Mapping

Continuous Improvements

Flow Charting


The Cortland Company, Cortland, NY 7/2017 - 5/2018 Engineer

Contract Position

Developing manufacturing processes for new Medical Device product line

Designed Fixtures

Trained Operators

Remington, Ilion, NY

Continuous Improvement Engineer 1/2016 – 5/2016

Risk Mitigations – QAN’s, FMEA

Time Studies

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

Project Engineer

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.

Equipment Installations

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

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