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Manager Engineer

Location:
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Posted:
November 09, 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS

**+ years’ experience executing Continuous Improvement & LEAN methodologies.

35+ years’ experience in leadership and management of People, Programs & Projects.

35+ years’ experience in a broad array of systems and industrial, retail and defense products.

10+ years’ experience in leading and managing Programs for industry and Department of Defense.

30+ years’ experience with global brands including Olin, Aeroquip, Maybelline, ATK, General Dynamics, American Ordnance, Remington, Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, Mercedes, Hyundai, Dresser, Intralox, R.J. Reynolds, Autoliv and Kawasaki.

30+ year’s proven experience in managing small-to-large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning and approval, and ultimately successful implementation.

SUMMARY

I am a strong leader with the demonstrated ability to manage through ambiguity and break down walls in highly compartmented organizations to drive significant positive change in diverse organizations. I collaborate and communicate well both in person and remotely to create high value strategic relationships.

I am a seasoned manufacturing professional, with proficiency in statistical analysis, process analysis, problem solving, project facilitation, training, and coaching. I have demonstrated results managing large organizational activities using Continuous Improvement and LEAN methodologies.

I have earned the respect of equity owners, board members, management teams and peer professionals, by creating high value strategic relationships through my commitment to strategic partnerships. I attain high levels of performance by leveraging enterprise capabilities, best practices, and technology expertise to create and influence the technical design and architecture of complex, integrated systems comprised of combinations of products and technologies.

I develop and sustain the LEAN continuous improvement culture by assisting organizational leadership in selection, prioritization, planning and launch of LEAN and continuous improvement wave deployments, achieving operational methods and activities that are value added, robust and profitable.

Day & Zimmermann Kansas – Parsons, Kansas (2017 – Current)

Manufacturer of Medium Caliber Munitions

Senior Process / Manufacturing Engineer

High explosive melt pour, mix cast / dispense and load / pack operations for mortar munitions.

Managing medium to large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning, approval, procurement and successful completion.

Production tooling, equipment design and process schematics.

Facilities design, construction and line layouts.

Interface for strategic suppliers and contractors.

Manufacturing process design, implementation, process flow diagramming & Value Stream mapping.

Capital systems / equipment selection, procurement & qualification.

PSM, PHA, SOP and work instructions.

DOE, DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

PPAP, IPPAP

Heavipoint – Lawrence, Kansas (2015 – Current)

Management / Manufacturing Consulting

Continuous Improvement Analyst

Drive client’s success through collaborations with technology leaders, business partners and floor associates to achieve operational methods and activities that are value added, robust and profitable.

Leverage knowledge of enterprise capabilities, best practices, and technology expertise to create and influence the technical design and architecture of complex, integrated systems.

Drive workforce development activities elevating the capabilities, skills, and performance of the operational team.

Change Management, PSM, PHA, Risk Analysis

5S, 8D, Kaizen

PLM, SCM, SRM, CRM

DOE, DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Aerospace Defense Fabrication – Lenexa, Kansas (2012 – 2015)

Manufacturer of Aerospace and Defense Components

Senior Process / Manufacturing Engineer

Managed medium to large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning and approval and successful completion.

Requirements planning.

Facilities, equipment design and reviews.

Manufacturing process design & implementation.

Workforce development activities elevating the capabilities, skills, and performance of the manufacturing team.

LEAN, Continuous Improvement

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM

DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Equipment Selection, Procurement, Qualification

PPAP, IPPAP

Intralox, LLC. – Harahan, Louisiana (2009 – 2012)

Manufacturer of Modular Plastic & Thermoplastic Conveyor Belting

Program Manager, Automation Planning & Lean Manufacturing

Direct report to Global Manufacturing Manager & Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Drove new manufacturing technology deployments and developed strategic manufacturing partnerships.

Manufacturing process design & implementation.

Managed deployment of LEAN manufacturing and supporting workforce development.

Managed medium to large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning and approval and successful completion.

Value stream and process mapping.

LEAN, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen

Plastic injection molding and TPU sheet extrusion.

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM, CRM

DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Equipment Selection, Procurement, Qualification

PPAP, IPPAP

Chemring Defense (Titan Dynamics), Inc. – Marshall, Texas (2008 – 2009)

Manufacturer of Battlefield Effects Munitions

Director of Technical Services

Managed product improvements, new product development, manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, and maintenance, +20 engineers and technicians.

Manufacturing process design & implementation.

New product development and new facilities construction.

Managed medium to large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning and approval and successful completion.

Managed multiple programs for DOD agencies and interfaced with DCMA.

Change Management, PSM, PHA, Risk Analysis.

LEAN and Continuous Improvement.

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM, CRM

DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Requirements planning.

Innovation, Inc. - Birmingham, Alabama (2003 – 2008)

Manufacturer of Automation Systems and Robotics

Project Manager

Requirements planning.

Facilities, equipment design and reviews.

Manufacturing process design & implementation.

Assembly automation and robotic systems.

Developed and managed budgets, set asset allocations and created production schedules.

Developed plans required for meeting project performance requirements.

Prepared documentation for the proposal and approval processes and coordinated project milestones with the administrative manager and customers.

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM, CRM

DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Equipment Selection, Procurement, Qualification

PPAP, IPPAP

Automation Resources, Inc. - Arlington, Texas (1999 – 2000 & 2002)

Manufacturer of Automation Systems and Robotics

Engineering Manager / Project Manager / Applications Engineer

Managed the Engineering department, +20 engineers and project managers.

Manufacturing automation process design & implementation.

Managed project budgets, timelines, and performance for commercial and DOD and industry clients.

Created automated solution concepts, budgets, and schedules for medium to large scale projects.

Developed automated systems and robotics to meet requirements of customer’s specifications.

Developed plans required for meeting project performance requirements.

Prepared documentation for the proposal and approval processes and coordinated project milestones with the administrative manager and customers.

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM

DMAIC, DFM, DFA, DF6S

Equipment Selection, Procurement, Qualification

PPAP, IPPAP

Maurer Manufacturing - Spencer, Iowa (2000 – 2002)

Manufacturer of Agricultural Equipment, Semi and & Utility Trailers

Director of Engineering

Managed engineering department, manufacturing R&D, and facilities maintenance, +18 engineers and technicians.

Implemented new and improved processes, procedures, products, and new facilities construction.

Managed medium to large scale projects from concept development, through capital funding planning and approval and successful completion.

ERP, PLM, SCM, SRM, CRM

Special Products and Design, Inc. - North Little Rock, Arkansas (1985 – 1999)

Manufacturer of Automation Systems and Robotics

VP / General Manager

Managed manufacturing operations, project management and customer service operations while building assembly automation systems, +35 administrative, design engineers and assembly technicians.

Developed manufacturing standards, controls, and product design criteria to drive standardized manufacturing.

Castle Equipment Company, Inc. - Little Rock, Arkansas (1983 – 1985)

Manufacturer of Natural Gas Compression Systems

Production Supervisor

Managed second shift production operations, +45 associates, for high-pressure gas compression equipment, gas piping, and ASME coded vessels.

AWS codes D1.1 and D1.2 using SMA, GMA, TIG and submerged arc welding processes.

Non-destructive testing, X-ray and ultrasonic.

Set schedules, deliverables and had supervisory responsibilities for +45 direct reports.

Developed and qualified welding processes and procedures.

Falcon Jet Corporation - Little Rock, Arkansas (1982 – 1983)

Manufacturer of Business and Military Jet Aircraft

Team Member

Manufactured fabricated aerospace fixtures and equipment in the Coast Guard patrol aircraft program.

Perfection Fire Control - North Little Rock, Arkansas (1979 – 1981)

Manufacturer of Fire Suppression and Sprinkler Systems

Production Supervisor

Set schedules and supervised day shift welding personnel.

Developed and qualified welding procedures.

Specified materials and processes to meet code and insurance requirements.

Managed build to print operations of the fabrication production unit.

Military Service - Regular Army (1972 – 1979)

Armor Crewman (MOS 19E & 19R)

Tank commander, Platoon Sergeant, and Drill Instructor.

Served at Ft. Ord, CA, Ft. Hood, TX, Ft. Knox, KY, and Federal Republic of Germany.

Soldier of the Year, 2nd Armored Division, 1974.

Honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant E-6.

Hold the Army Commendation Medal.

EDUCATION

CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE, KILLEEN, TEXAS (1975 – 1976)

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EUROPEAN DIVISION (1977 – 1978)

ABC TECHNICAL SCHOOL – TUCSON, ARIZONA (1979)

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE

5S

Improve Capability

Process Dashboards

8D

Improve Capacity

Process Development

Aerospace

Improve Process Stability

Process Engineering

Agile Enterprise

Improve Profitability

Process Hazard Analysis

Agriculture

Improve Quality

Process Improvement

Ammunition

Improved Productivity

Process Mapping

Analytics

Increase Effectiveness

Process Optimization

Applications Engineering

Increase Efficiency

Process Safety Management

APQP

Increase Quality

Product Development

Assembly Automation

Increase Sales

Product Lifecycle Management

Autocad

Increase Throughput

Production Supervisor

Automation

Industrial Controls

Program Management

Automation Engineer

Industrial Engineering

Project Estimating

Automation of Processes

Injection Molding

Project Management

Automation Professional

ISO

Proposals

Automotive

JIT

Real Time Process Visibility

Best Practices

Kaizen

Reduce Costs

Big Data

KPI

Reduce Inventory

Budgets

LEAN

Reduce Lead Time

Business Models

Lean Enterprise

Reduce Product Defects

Business Process Analysis

Lean Manufacturing

Risk Analysis

Business Process Improvement

Lean Six Sigma

Robotics

Business Process Management

Lean Strategy

Robust Design

Business Relocation

Logistics

Root Cause Analysis

Business User control

Machine Vision

Safety

Capital Planning

Manufacturing Consultant

SCM

Change Management

Manufacturing Consulting

Site Relocation

Coaching

Manufacturing Engineer

Site Remediation

Collaboration

Manufacturing Process Improvement

Six Sigma

Continuous Improvement

Manufacturing Process Optimization

SPC

Cost Reduction

Microsoft Office

SRM

Customer Service

Microsoft Project

Strategic Management

DCMA

MRP

Strategic Partnerships

Design for Manufacture

New Facility Construction

Strategic Vision

Design for Six Sigma

New Product Design / Launch

Supply Chain

Design of Experiments

NSF

Team Building & Culture

Discipline

Operations Improvement

Total Quality Management

Dispute Resolution

Optimization

Toyota Kata

DMAIC

Ordnance

TQM

DOD

OSHA

Training

DOE

Outsourcing

Turn Around

Dynamic Case Management

P&L Management

Value Stream

Energetic Materials

Packaging Automation

Visual Factory

Enterprise Resource Planning

PFMEA

Warehouse Automation

ERP

Planning

Waste Reduction

Fabrication

Plastic Extrusion

Welding

FAT

Plastic Molding

Work Instructions

FMEA

PLC

Workforce Development

Focus Factory

PLM

Workforce Skill Set Analysis

Implementation

PPAP

Zero Defects



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