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Manufacturing & Process Engineer

Denver, CO
November 19, 2018

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Guillermo Fuentes

(765) 421 - 7874

Professional Summary

Highly motivated, bi-lingual engineer with 5 years of Aerospace & Manufacturing experience focused on production of turbines and vanes used in propulsion engines. Relocating to Denver, CO area to continue to develop a career in Aerospace. Significant personality strengths include excellent written and verbal communication skills, hands-on problem solving and eager to learn outside my comfort zone.


Bachelor of Science: Materials Science Engineering

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN



Six Sigma Green Belt

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Design for Manufacturability (DFMA)

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)

Statistical Data Analysis (Minitab)

Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPA)

Lean Manufacturing (TPS)

Engineering Drawing Review

Experienced in fast-paced mfg environment

Work History

Mar 2016 – Present Manufacturing & Process Engineer - Technical Lead for Propulsion Manufacturing

Arconic Engines – Dover, NJ

Experience in leading and mentoring technical personnel: Two direct reports (Production Tech and Quality Inspection Lead). Seven indirect reports (Production Quality Inspectors).

Main point of contact between Part Engineering and Floor Operations. Constant review of metallurgy results, dimensional tolerances (GD&T) and equipment/tooling engineering drawings.

Increased net production capacity by ~$4M/year by installing and commissioning injection molding equipment meeting all customer, process and manufacturing requirements. Project cap: $850K.

Improved equipment reliability and manufacturing throughput by implementing a Total Production Maintenance (TPM) program on 8 presses.

Augmented production capacity by qualifying 4 off-site facilities and providing constant support.

Reduced cost of 3 main raw materials 10% - 15% by qualifying new outside supplier.

Continuous improvement in process, product, tooling, equipment, work instructions & safety.

Jun 2014 – Mar 2016 Process Engineer - Rotational Program

Arconic Engines

Acuña, Mexico – 4 Months – Injection Molding & Metal Finishing Operations

Kicked-off production at manufacturing site in Mexico and provided technical training and support.

Dover, NJ – 12 Months – Super-alloy foundry & Casting house

Coordinated engineering changes on ingot surface finish that improved product yield by up to 4%.

Created production standards to measure labor utilization and flow to improve on-time delivery.

Morristown, TN – 6 Months – Ceramic component manufacturing

Developed and deployed process control systems designed to reduce variation and improve flow.

Created production and engineering plans/work instructions to implement risk mitigation systems.

May 2013 – Aug 2013 Engineering Intern

Arconic Power & Propulsion – Whitehall, MI

Eliminated hot/cold zones in heat treat furnaces by conducting thermal mapping and evaluating thermocouples and burners.

Created detailed work instructions to standardize surface finishing and assembly operations.

Improved accuracy of production consumables cost by developing Bill of Materials (BOM) for ceramic shelling operations.

May 2012 – Aug 2012 Engineering Intern

Nucor Steel - Fastener Division – St. Joe, IN

Tested and mapped failing stresses of True-Tension® structural bolt family and traced main source of variation to fastening lubricant.

Presented findings in form of technical report including technical documentation, drawings, schematics, test methods & procedures.

Academic Projects

Aug 2013 – May 2014 B.S. Senior Project Design

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

Sponsor: Nucor STEEL

Designed a mathematical model to predict behavior of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel melting process and used computer simulation methods to generate results based on material properties, thermodynamics, process parameters and business case.

Quantifiable outputs included transient chemistry levels and kinetics, power consumption, heat and mass transfer as a function of time, cost of consumables and total cost per melt.

Jan 2013 – May 2013 Research Assistant

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

Life Cycle Analysis type research on copper smelting and refining operations.

End Result: Suggested implementable process & waste reduction/recycling options and innovations to lessen negative ecological, social and financial impacts caused by the copper smelting and refining industry.

Personal Life

Leisure mountain biker.

Continuous competitive involvement in Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate and boxing.

Piano player since childhood.

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