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Industrial engineer/ plant layout / equipment installation

Ferndale, Michigan, United States
February 16, 2019

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Stephen M. Zahra

*** ******** **., ********, ** 48220 313-***-**** Email: Objective

A Project Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or CAD/Design position that will help an organization move forward by providing opportunities to:

• Improve products, processes, and industrial facilities.

• Create safer, more ergonomically sound facilities.

• Update drawings on the latest CAD software.

• Provide equipment installation packages for new or updated programs. Goal: To help an organization by designing, installing, and engineering mechanical systems that enhance productivity. Skills

Project Management Project Development Industrial Facility Design Material Handling Lean Manufacturing Equip. Installation Customer Service Inspections Toyota Production Sys. AutoCAD 8 - 17 FactoryCAD MS OFFICE SUITE Accomplishments

Industrial Facility


Coordinated the recommendations of various team members including: Plant Personnel, Material Planning and Logistics, Ergonomics, Global Tooling, Process Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Safety, and Simulation.

Result: A cohesive facility proposal for a new model program resulting in a flawless launch.

Lean Manufacturing Improved facility function by identifying waste using lean principles, such as just in time, zero inventory, scheduling (pull versus push systems), line balancing, and TPS. Result: Reduced or eliminated waste in manufacturing processes. Leadership Advised management on the capability and cost effectiveness of a 3D Laser Imaging program.

Result: Cost savings by utilizing regular field checks augmented by the 3D laser. Multi-Tasking Succeeded in balancing workload between 6 different truck assembly plants. Result: Delivered engineering support for new model programs while maintaining and improving existing plant projects at all 6 assembly plants simultaneously. Inspecting Used plant field checks to improve the existing state of all assembly plant layouts. Result: Plant layouts that were up to date and able to reflect real time information. CAD Provided updated drawings to support the construction of an entirely new state of the art trim shop.

Result: A long-time project that met all its benchmarks and flawlessly transferred production from old trim shop to new.

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Stephen M. Zahra

560 Farmdale St., Ferndale, MI 48220 313-***-**** Email: Experience

Engineer (contract): On site at Global Propulsion Systems for General Motors at Pre-Production Operations. Provided equipment installation layouts for testing at Pre-Production facility before being approved and released to manufacturing plants for new project builds.

Acro Service Corp., Livonia, MI 2018

Engineer (contract): On site at Global Propulsion Systems for General Motors. Responsible for facilities layout and equipment installation using Lean Manufacturing Principles with the latest version of AutoCAD. New model programs included St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Warren, MI, and Bay City, MI. Design Systems Inc., Farmington Hills, MI 2006-2017 Engineer (contract): On site at Vehicle Operations for Ford Motor Company. Responsible for facilities layout, conveyer and equipment installation using Lean Manufacturing principles with AutoCAD and FactoryCAD for new model programs. Locations included Louisville Assembly, St. Louis Assembly, Twin Cities Assembly, Atlanta Assembly, Hermosillo Assembly, and the Kentucky Truck Plant, (also in Louisville). Ghafari Associate, (G-Tech), Dearborn, MI 2000-2006 Engineer (contract): On site Vehicle Operations for Ford Motor Company. Responsible for facilities layout and equipment installation drawings using AutoCAD and FactoryCAD. Computerized Facility Integration, Southfield, MI 1999-2000 Designer/CAD Operator (contract): On site CAD work for General Motors Hamtramck Assembly. Responsible for equipment installation drawings using AutoCAD.

United Industrial Engineering, Troy, MI 1998-1999

Designer/CAD Operator (contract): On site CAD work for General Motors Lake Orion Assembly. Responsible for updating plant layout using AutoCAD. Worked with Plant Engineering Department for re-engineering program. Staff Resources, Farmington Hills, MI 1997-1998

Project Engineer: Supervised project to streamline post office sorting facilities in Nashville, TN; Columbus, OH; Newark, NJ; and Pittsburgh, PA using AutoCAD. Coordinated the layout and installation of inverted electrified monorail systems to transport the mail between sorting machines. Staff Resources, Farmington Hills, MI 1996

Designer/CAD Operator: On site CAD work at Dearborn Engine Plant for Ford Motor Company. Responsible for new model equipment as liaison between client and outside suppliers, providing equipment design and installation. Ghafari Associates, Dearborn, MI 1993-1996

Designer/CAD Operator: Equipment design and plant layout for Chrysler Electrified Vehicle, St. Louis plant. Flour Daniel Automotive, Southfield, MI 1992

Designer/CAD Operator: Designed automotive part carriers per conveyor requirements at various plants for General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler. Designed and oversaw installation of conveyor systems for domestic automotive clients. Provided structural steel design and install drawings. Cleaver Ketko Gorlitz Papa & Assoc., Southfield, MI 1989-1992 Education

The equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering due to 3.5 years of Industrial Technology courses at Eastern Michigan University.

Toyota Production System Graduate. Learned Lean Manufacturing Principles while at Ford. - 2002

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