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Engineer Manufacturing

Lexington, South Carolina, United States
May 01, 2019

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Jay Crook

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Lexington, SC *****



To advance my career learning new manufacturing processes and techniques. Work with top engineering/manufacturing professionals at an elite organization. Provide a fresh perspective when working together to solve problems. Current Position

Full-time Student at University of South Carolina. A senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Manufacturing. Current GPA 3.41.

Work History

University of South Carolina

300 Main Street

Columbia, SC 29208

Instructor – Freshman entry level engineering class. Instruct incoming college freshman in an entry level engineering class, EMCH 111, Engineering Graphics and Visualization emphasizing Creo Parametric. This class provided opportunities to utilize 3D modeling software. Created content, delivered existing content, lectured and demonstrated software capabilities. Delivered quizzes and tests to validate comprehension. Provided feedback through one-on-one interactions via office hours.

Apex Tool Group, LLC

650 Industrial Drive

Lexington, SC 29072


Process Engineering Technician.

Create manufacturing processes for new parts using Pro-Engineer solid modeling software, Pro-E N/C Complete Machining CAM system and D.P. Technology’s Esprit CAM software. Create setup sheets and operational drawings for the machinists. Create/edit routings and Bills of Material in SAP enterprise software. Update legacy CNC programs to take advantage of new tooling technology and manufacturing techniques.

Design and implement work holding fixtures. Work with the tooling department to incorporate better work holding methods.

Work with CNC machinists on floor when implementing new programs and incorporate their suggestions when possible.

Work with engineering to redesign parts to facilitate manufacturing. Implement and track cost savings initiatives via company mandates and individual investigation.

Team member on multiple cost saving initiatives, Kaizen events and new machine installations.

Facilitate new tooling trials to reduce part manufacturing costs. Norse Dairy Systems, LLC

1740 Joyce Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43219

May 2003 to September 2011


CNC Programmer/Manufacturing Engineer.

Same responsibilities as position at Apex Tool Group. Additional responsibilities were to maintain and update machine post processors with latest machining techniques. Manage machine maintenance programs. Design and implement employee training programs. Facilitate new tooling trials to reduce part manufacturing costs. Implemented a wireless data transfer system for cnc programs to cnc equipment. Facilitated machine re-configuration to enhance workflow. Machine Shop Supervision

Collaborate with unionized machinists to meet on-time delivery requirements. Implement training program for back-up CNC programmer and track effectiveness. Team leader with employees to design and implement cross training program for machine operators, setup time reduction initiatives and work holding standards. Project Manager

Norse Dairy decided to discontinue manufacturing components in-house. I was responsible for outsource components, qualifying vendors, maintain quality standards and implementing corrective actions where necessary. Work with vendors to maintain on-time delivery. Foster competition by working with vendors to expand their manufacturing capabilities to manufacture higher value components. Southeastern Machining & Field Service, Inc

500 Lincoln Avenue

Lancaster, Ohio 43130


CNC Programmer – Responsibilities similar to Norse Dairy Sys. and Apex Tool Group. Precision EDM

Sole Proprietor

Pickerington, Ohio 43147

I started a wire edm shop in Central Ohio, servicing companies all around Columbus, Ohio and vicinity.

I had three wire edms, a Hitachi 203E, 10 x 12 x 6” Thick capacity, a Charmille 510, 15.74 x 27.55 x 15.75” Thick capacity and an Agie HSS 250, 9.8 x 15.74 x 9.8” Thick capacity.

I also had 2 sinker edms, an Elox and a Charmille, along with miscellaneous machine shop equipment and inspection equipment.

I performed all the duties of a small machine shop. Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing, Accounting(Receivables, Payables, Payroll), HR, Maintenance, Janitorial, etc. Additional

I am proficient with most of the MS Office products that are currently used in business. I am excellent at interpreting blueprints and extremely proficient at implementing new technologies.

I am extremely proficient in Creo Parametric.

I have medium proficiency in Dassault Systemes’ Catia V5 and SolidWorks software. I have medium proficiency in DP Technology’s Esprit CAM software. Education

University of South Carolina, 2015 – 2019.

College of Engineering and Computing

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Currently a Senior with a 3.41 GPA.

Graduation date - May 2019.


I enjoy playing drums, reading and history.

I like to travel and explore new environments.


Mr. Slade Blackwelder

Sales Engineer, Sandvik Coromant


Mr. Al Brandon

Sales Engineer, Kennametal Inc.



Mr. Alan Harris

Process Engineering Technician, Apex Tool Group, LLC


Former co-worker at Apex Tool Group, LLC

Mr. Kevin Sanders

Sales Engineer, Advanced Deburring and Finishing


Former co-worker at Apex Tool Group, LLC

Mr. LaVerne Shuck

Contract Manufacturing Engineer


Worked together at Apex Tool Group, LLC

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