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Very Experienced Industrial Engineer

San Antonio, Texas, United States
December 10, 2018

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Charles L. Reichert

*** **** ******* **** *** Antonio, Texas 78232

mobile: 318-***-**** email:


Utilize my management, technical and LEAN manufacturing philosophy experience, along with a solid educational background to boost productivity and performance while maintaining project timelines

Consistently implement process improvements that ensure smooth operations, cost reductions, increased through-put, and solid productivity gains

Assume ownership of projects and foster a performance teamwork environment from design phase through implementation to governance


MS, Industrial Engineering – St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Graduated with a 3.8 GPA

MS, Operations Management – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Graduated with a 3.9 GPA while holding down a full-time technical position

BS, Industrial Technology – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Graduated with a 3.9 GPA and Dean’s List Honors

Associate of Applied Science, Air Frame Technology

Associate of Applied Science, Power Plant Technology

Hallmark Institute of Aeronautics, San Antonio, TX

Graduated with a 4.0 GPA and President’s List Honors

Certified FAA Mechanic with Airframe and Power Plant Ratings

Industry and Software Knowledge

Factory flow analysis for machine layout

Direct Labor Yield analysis, Schedule Performance Index, Cost Performance Index, Time Studies, LEAN Design Concepts, Capacity Planning, Six Sigma Methodology, Constraint Management, Kaizen, Set-Up Reduction, Systematic Layout Planning, Ergonomics, Man Machine Analysis, Queue-Time Reductions, Takt Time Analysis

Microsoft Software: Word, Power Point, Excel, Project, Visio, Excel VBA programming

CAD/CAM Software: Solid Works, AutoCAD, FactoryCAD, SurfCAM, GibbsCAM

Enterprise Software: IFS, MES

Industrial Engineer

Boeing – San Antonio, TX

August 2018 to Present

Work with Aircraft Managers and Senior Leadership for scheduling the United States Air Force C-17 aircraft at the Boeing San Antonio Heavy Maintenance repair facility

In addition, in charge of Scheduling C-17 Heavy Maintenance repair for Foreign Military Services including Canada, Australia, and India

Industrial Engineer

Northrop Grumman Corporation Contract – Lake Charles, LA

October 2017 to July 2018

Currently assigned to Northrop Grumman's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems program, commonly referred to as Joint STARS, a long term United States Government contract to repair, rebuild, and modify the US Joint STARS Aircraft fleet for deployment in current Combat Theaters around the globe

Oversee scheduling for the Northrop Grumman Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center engine repair facility, Joint STARS aircraft

The Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center employs over 800 Technicians, Engineers, and various supporting personnel

Industrial Engineer

Advanced Integration Technologies – San Antonio, TX

April 2015 to September 2017

Industrial Engineer, aviation parts manufacturing for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Embraer, McDonnell Douglas, Triumph, Spirit Aviation, and more

Designed and implemented real-time updating to enhance Schedule Performance Index, Cost Performance Index and daily manufacturing goals for factory wide display boards

Created factory floor layout for new machine acquisitions, including project planning of machine placement including demolition of current factory floor and new concrete foundation for multiple CNC machining centers

Maintain Direct Labor Yield over 5 labor classes

Review and correct manufacturing routing times for $167,000 savings in 2016

Work closely with Production Control and Leadership to maintain Labor and Manufacturing Capacity Control

Selected to the migration team, for representing the engineering department, for a new company enterprise software

Industrial Engineer

Big Tex Trailer – Mt. Pleasant, TX

August 2014 to March 2015

Designed factory floor layout for new overhead monorail for large utility trailers with balanced assembly zones including two 70-foot powder coating paint operations

Completed a first ever Capacity Planning Analysis for all Big Tex facilities with presentation to executive leadership

Successfully wrote and implemented a Product Grouping program for the Monorail–1 manufacturing line, which groups similar product build to drastically reduced bottlenecks due to product changeover within the daily build schedule

Performed the first ever time studies for Big Tex Trailers, then using the data to display manufacturing line zone constraints, and how collected data can balance the manufacturing line to achieve over a 42 percent increase in product throughput

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineering Department

Advanced Components Systems Operations

Caterpillar Incorporated – Peoria, IL

June 2012 to July 2014

Involved with a manufacturing line optimization project of expanding the current assembly line to accommodate capacity for a single shift operation to eliminate multiple shifts

Involved in a Systematic Layout Planning project to consolidate assembly lines from two separate facilities into one facility, resulting in annual cost savings of approximately 1.1 million dollars

Lead Setup Reduction projects on multiple machining lines resulting in a combined 27 percent savings in setup times, and greater part changeover flexibility, resulting in smaller lot sizes and less line-side inventory

Heavily involved with implementing Theory of Constraints methodologies within the Caterpillar East Peoria HH Lower Powertrain Products value streams of Ring Gears, Planets – Suns Gears, and large Spindles all the way up to Caterpillar’s largest D-11 Tractor. An estimate of approximately 1.2 million dollar savings annually due to lower lot sizes, reduced queue time, substantially reduced setup times, and greatly increased overall equipment efficiency

Lead a Six Sigma pilot project to standardize the manufacturing facility AutoCAD layout files layering nomenclature for three Caterpillar drive-train factories.

Lead a cost avoidance Six Sigma project to initiate a central storage location for the Seven Drive Train manufacturing facilities layout drawings for ease of collaboration, viewing, security, and updating

Industrial Engineer Intern

San Antonio Lighthouse For The Blind – San Antonio, TX

June 2011 to August 2011

Initiated changes in the manufacturing processes to specific product lines: Army Advanced Combat Shirt, Light Marine Chin Strap, and Advanced Combat Helmet Chin Strap which resulted in a 37 percent decrease in scrapped assemblies

Redesigned manufacturing jigs resulting in better ergonomics, allowing visually impaired persons to increase production by better placement of assemblies in the manufacturing processes. In addition, created standardized work stations and gage blocks for quickly checking machine clearances before daily production runs

Trained Floor Supervisors on the theories of Statistical Process Control methods for identifying manufacturing sequences that produce high scrap rates due to increased variation

Lead Technician Advanced Composite Repair

Express Jet – Houston, TX

September 2009 to August 2010

Created an organized inventory forecasting system alleviating sporadic materials ordering

Presented recommendations to Engineering Departments for the creation of new engineering documents consisting of new limits, work processes, and repair techniques previously not available in manufacturers’ maintenance and repair manuals, thus minimizing aircraft repair downtime

Organized daily work packages to technicians

Evaluated damaged aircraft external and internal panels, and recommended those repair procedures which minimize downtime

Lead Technician Heavy Maintenance

Express Jet – Houston, TX

August 2002 to September 2009

Performed numerous Kaizen events to identify and correct maintenance areas of under-utilized resources, resulting in decreasing aircraft downtime by 3 to 5 days

Routinely worked with electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics for troubleshooting purposes and engineering modifications

Collaborated with Engineering and Production Control departments focusing on specific operations, including interior, outer body, tail section, engines, wings, landing gear and doors of scheduled aircraft maintenance and engineering design changes

Accountable for assigning daily work requirements to mechanic teams, decided on appropriate maintenance actions, and evaluated non-planned discrepancies to determine replacement or repair solutions

Additional Employment

Long Haul Trucker – Dry Van, 48 States and Canada

JB Hunt Transport – Lowell, AR

June 1999 to July 2002

OTRX Transport – Olathe, KS

November 1998 to June 1999

Contract Freighters Inc. – Joplin, MO

March 1995 to November 1998

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