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Engineer Manufacturing

Knoxville, TN
October 05, 2018

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Raymond Bernatt Manufacturing Engineer 602-***-**** Knoxville, TN 37919

A technical and detailed-orientated manufacturing engineer with 30+ years of experience.

Successfully provided oversight to numerous projects which resulted in multi-million dollars in revenue and profit for the company.

Experienced in Lean principles to analyse and eliminate waste to improve process flow.

Advanced knowledge of Engineering Drawings, ANSI Y14.5, GD&T dimensioning, and technical specifications.

Understand control planning, FMEA, VSM, and RCCA processes and procedures.

Developed and implemented procedural changes which streamlined processes and increased efficiency resulting in a reduction in production costs and workforce requirements.

Integrated across engineering, procurement, production and quality departments on projects to ensure compliance with customer requirements, budget requirements and milestone accomplishments.

Areas of Expertise include:

Process Engineering

Lean Training & Implementation

Process Statistical Analysis

Six Sigma Tools

Value Stream Mapping

Supply Chain & Inventory Control

Quality Control & Product Design

Project Documentation

Product Flow & Waste Reduction

Solidworks & Mastercam

Professional Experience

Container Technologies Industries, LLC (CTI) Helenwood, TN 2015 - present

General Manager

CTI is a NQA-1 supplier of containers for the storage and transport of both fissile and non-fissile nuclear materials. Responsible for managing both the operational activities between all departments within the manufacturing facility. Liable for the effective planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing, and decision making to attain desirable profit-making results for an organization. Contributed to the efforts of three new products offered by CTI which resulted in an annual increase of $3M in revenue and contributed to the company as a leader in industry standards per 49 CFR 173.412.

Key Accomplishments:

Established process lean techniques using modular component manufacturing for project subassemblies.

Reviewed all aspects of the product manufacturing and generated cost analysis reports of various projects for the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company.

Fostered a working relationship with the sales department to secure accurate quotes on new work for clients and with the quality and engineering groups to develop robust manufacturing processes for the production line.

Performed as a key member of the team responsible for the manufacturing of the MK-III ROP (Reusable Over Pack) container for the temporary storage of transuranic waste.

oContinuously improved the manufacturing process to reduce cycle time and improve throughput.

oDesigned and developed various fabrication tools needed for machining, welding and product validation. Incorporated error proofing (poka yoke) in tooling and process design.

oInspected products at various stages of development to ensure compliance with customer standards and requirements.

Tasked as a member of the 7A-190-SH-OP (shielded over-pack) team to manufacture a container for the re-tube and refurbishment project at the Darlington Nuclear Power Station.

oDesigned with robust door hinges, quick latch toggle clamps, and barrel bolt locking system for minimal interaction of hand tools to open and close the container.

oReduced the amount of time required to remove the payload from two hours down to 30 minutes.

Modern Industries Inc. Phoenix, AZ 2000 - 2015

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Evaluated the manufacturing processes used within the aerospace and semiconductor industries, applied knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials to increase efficiency, and interacted with numerous vendors to ensure quality and cost-effectiveness for a mutually beneficial business relationship. Held accountable for overseeing numerous projects with budgeting ranging from $70K to $21M in revenue.

Key Accomplishments:

Functioned as project manager for various teams comprised of five to twenty individuals tasked with completing all tasks needed for the project from engineering, manufacturing, supply chain-procurement, production scheduling and quality control. Led a team of manufacturing engineers in hardware production with accountability for parts and assembly duties from inception to completion.

Collaborated with the quality management team to identify manufacturing discrepancies, determine root cause, and issue recommendations for corrective actions.

Conducted data analysis for long term projects to determine the statistical process control and Cpk for process variability. Designed CNC machine cells for various project parts including cell layout, part fixture design, tool life management, inspection tooling, statistical analysis and project documentation on the results.

Prepared daily and weekly project status reports for management and key stakeholders to keep them apprised of the project developments, on-time delivery, quality rating, and revenue expenditures.

Performed as the lead engineer for the PW600 engine program which resulted in a $15M in revenue for the company.

oImplemented processes for the design and manufacturing of 44 individual parts needed for the assembly of the PW600 Series engine.

oEnforced strict standards for the quality control of the machining, welding, hand finishing, and assembly of products, as well as, and inventory management for the six CNC production centers.

oCreated VSM of the process to reduce cycle times and eliminated waste.

oUtilized Lean techniques for tool life management of perishable tooling and fixtures for CNC machine tool centers.

oSucceeded in producing 90% of the end product components in-house resulting in an increase of 12% profit margins from 10% to 22%.

Proposed development changes to the JPL-NASA SMAP Project which measured soil moisture content from an orbiting satellite to offer water conservation and drought predictions to affected areas.

oAccomplished a reduction in cycle time of a critical project component by four weeks due to changes made to the machining process.

oMet or exceeded all time sensitive milestones in time for satellite assembly and launch.

Utilized engineering expertise to function as a key member for the Probe Card Chassis Assembly Project. Probe card assemblies are used to test the electronic circuit on a semiconductor wafer.

oCoordination of engineers for CNC programs, manufacturing, testing and assembly to achieve rapid delivery requirements.

Manufacturing engineering and process instructions for the F-15 Main Landing Gear Assembly. Including fixture design for all machining processes, CNC programs, inspection gauging, assembly tooling, and MRB activity.

Process development for cyro-cooler thermal strap assemblies. Including TMZ (titanium–molybdenum-zirconium) tooling for the diffusion bonding process, design of transport packaging, machining tooling, and metallographic coupon analysis.

Additional experience: Engineering Manager for Stewart Manufacturing located in Phoenix, AZ. 1997-2000

CNC Programmer/Process Planner for R&D/Manco located in Phoenix, AZ. 1991-1997

Education & Training

BS Biology-Chemistry


Manufacturing Engineering

(100 hours toward a BSE)

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ


CADCAM Software: Mastercam, Solidworks and SolidEdge Certifications

Customer Process Certifications

United Technologies Certification from Ito University: Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, SPC, VSM, and FMEA

Pratt and Whitney Canada: Lean Manufacturing and P6 Process Certification

References and Letters of Recommendation available upon request.

See the Bernatt_Projects.pdf file for more details of the projects listed within this resume.

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