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Engineer Manufacturing

San Clemente, CA
October 22, 2018

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Fredrick Molnar

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San Clemente, CA 92672



Tooling And Molding Engineer Position


Six Sigma Green Belt. Experienced in Lean Manufacturing. Kaizen, SMED, 5S, Kanban, Design Of Experiments, Statistical Analysis, Gage R&R, and IQ,OQ, PQ, GMP process validation procedures, ISO 9000 and AS9100 Standards. Experience with aerospace manufacturing processes: CNC machining, grinding, forming, welding, EDM, cleaning, coating, plating, NDT testing, X ray, and assembly. Solid metallurgical skills: aerospace heat treating, annealing, normalizing, carburizing, drawing and tempering, specifying the appropriate alloy and temper for the application. Hands-On experience in production machining / maintenance, machine controls, electronics and programming.


-Planned and performed complex engineering assignments to fabricate and machine high temperature alloy components used in the petroleum, energy, and aerospace industries.

-Prepared quotation proposals, manufacturing concept proposals, product and process design reviews, provided technical and hands-on direct shop floor assistance to supervisors.

-Specified and selected appropriate engineering alloys to suit product application.

-Performed engineering and manufacturing evaluations for FADAL, K&T, Mitsubishi, G&L, Hitachi, horizontal and vertical CNC machining centers, and CNC grinders.

- Evaluated and established new fabrication vendor sources as needed to support projects.

-Directed make or buy decisions, and investigated design and process change requests.


-Ability to read and interpret all engineering drawings. Proficient in Solidworks 2017 solid model creation and shop drawing generation.

-Hands on experience and knowledge of all manufacturing / fabrication processes. Experienced in single and multi axis machining, grinding, turning, sheet metal bending, braking, and rolling.

-Ability to collaborate with all engineering groups both internal and external on issues concerning feasibility, design, and manufacturability of complex equipment and components.

-Excellent communication skills, participative attitude, team work, can-do attitude. Outstanding computer skills. Self starter who works with minimal supervision.


-I have more than ten years work experience in fabrication and manufacturing engineering techniques for aerospace and other materials such as Hasteloy, Stellite, 17-4 PH.

-I have multi-axis CNC experience in the manufacture of complex prototype parts.

-I am able to multi-task complex work assignments using my hands-on shop skills to make recommendations and resolve issues.

-I have a broad knowledge of local vendors and can fit the job to the vendor as needed.

-I can act upon both verbal or incomplete designs to recommend solutions in the manufacture of prototype hardware.

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Fredrick Molnar

36 Santa Clara Street

San Clemente, CA 92672



Feb. 2013 to Present Griswold Controls Manufacturing Engineer

Provide technical support for the design and procurement of offshore plastic injection molds, injection molded parts, forged and investment cast metal parts, in a broad range of engineering materials, for a proprietary line of precision valves. Vendor contact and follow up to assure on time delivery of critical components. Design and procure assembly fixtures and tooling to support the product manufacturing group. Proficient in Solidworks 2017.

Apr. 2010 to Oct. 2012 Glidewell Laboratories Project Manager

Designed articulators and dental orthodontia appliances, to be used companywide and sold industry wide. Designed and developed injection molds, developed a new injection molding department, procured all equipment, developed quality standards, established molding parameters, trained operators and support personnel. IQ, OQ, PQ qualification and validation of all components, molds, processes, and fixtures. Utilized six sigma lean principles and methods to investigate and resolve production anomalies. Managed six direct reporting personnel.

Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2009 Crane Valve Corporation Manufacturing Engineer

Provided technical assistance, reviewed and approved drawings and manufacturing documentation. Wrote work and manufacturing procedures, specified appropriate application of Monel, Inconel, Stellite, and appropriate tempers. Designed tooling and fixtures, for Fadal, K&T, G&L CNC machining centers. Support Lean Manufacturing, SMED, 5S, Kaizen, work cell programs. The cognizant manufacturing engineer supporting manufacturing with emphasis on tooling and equipment upgrades, including special projects.

Oct. 1995 to Nov. 2007 Rain Bird Corporation Sr. Tooling Engineer

Expedited, controlled and monitored projects thru product design and production phases. Conducted analysis of product failure, liaison between departments assuring proper communications and resolution of problems in a timely manner. Developed new sprinkler components / assemblies using Solidworks solid modeling tools, including the generation of production drawings for quote and build. Engineered, designed, developed and constructed, single and multicavity hot runner tooling as needed. Responsible for managing all aspects of prototype and production tool procurement including construction and testing. Initiated and participated in cost reduction efforts associated with alternative materials. Identified and qualified potential vendors. For four and one half years, functioned as the only Tooling Engineer for the entire Golf Division, supporting eight development engineers, and providing consultation as to moldability, manufacturability, and material selection.

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Fredrick Molnar

36 Santa Clara Street

San Clemente, CA 92672



Six years of formal college education

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California- A.S. Degree


Design of new plastic product, refinement of existing product designs, critique problem parts.

Design of plastic injection molds, transfer molds, die casting molds, improve mold designs.

Set-up and operate injection molding machines, resolve molding issues, improve cycle times.

Experienced Journeyman Mold Maker, tool room manager, experienced in mold problem resolution, wear / maintenance problem correction, and cycle time reduction.


SPC, Taguchi Design of Experiments, and Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing.

DFMA, TQM, GMP’s, 3D Solidworks 2017 Solid Modeling, Mold Flow, Mold Cool.

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