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Engineer Quality

East China Township, Michigan, United States
February 15, 2019

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Scott C. Rowse

East China, Michigan ***** • • 810-***-****

Tooling Engineer Cost Estimator

Plastic Engineering Professional equipped with a background of success as a Tooling Engineer, Program Engineer, Quality Engineer, and Process Technician.

Highly knowledgeable of the plastic tool industry with expertise in tooling costs, engineering, and standards.

Excellent leader and program manager with a keen sense of timelines, streamlined workflow, and personnel supervision.

Innovative worker with a penchant for accelerating and improving processes, analyzing costs, and negotiating settlements and multimillion-dollar contracts.

Trusted to manage and control budgets of various levels with a focus of saving costs and properly allocating expenditures.

Relatable individual with a reputation for the highest level of customer service.

Professional Experience

General Motors – Warren, MI

Tooling Analyst Tool Cost Estimator, 2003 to Present

Superintend efforts towards analyzing, validating, and minimizing tooling costs based on efficient and sound budgets regarding current and future programs. Develop and implement all tooling standards encompassing injection molds, gages, and stampings. Maintain effective schedules and timelines through several exterior trim tooling cost programs and future programs. Utilize intensive negotiating skills to secure solid deals and equitable settlements with suppliers.

Selected Contributions:

Consistently save company 10 to 12% of tool costs.

Plastic Engineering & Technical Services – Auburn Hills, MI

Program Engineer, 2002 to 2003

Maintained a working knowledge of Moldflow software to determine vital process factors like optimum Hot Runner Manifold balance, gate size and placement, valve gate timing, and process parameters. Established familiarity with all related equipment and kept machines in operable conditions with on-time deliveries. Communicated frequently with customers, translating files to be used with finite element model construction software. Provided essential technical support as well as training for shop personnel regarding valve gate sequencers and hot runner controllers. Created customer parts and issued reports to customers with study results.

Textron Automotive Co. – Troy, MI

Tooling Specialist / Engineer, 2000 to 2002

Governed all areas of mold and check fixture programs and tooling development, overseeing processes from concept through to design, construction, changes, and final construction buy-off. Served as personnel in a cross-functional team across several programs, managing large and small injection molded plastic components, writing Injection Mold Standards, and composing Check Fixture Standards. Controlled large, multiple-part tooling programs for interior and exterior trim packages, consistently updating tooling progress in the database. Accurately tracked costs, timing, construction, and quotes while communicating frequently with suppliers for deliveries. Liaised with customers for details and approvals.

Selected Contributions:

Collaborated closely with Cad Mold Designers to advance new mold designs into prototype and production tooling.

Additional Experience…

Tooling Engineer, Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc.

Quality / Metrology Engineer, Huron Plastics Group

Corporate Quality Engineer, Blue Water Plastics, Inc.

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