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Engineer Manager

Macon, GA
March 26, 2019

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Jay Wearn **** Ridge Ave. Macon, GA 31204 770-***-****



Over 30 years’ experience in operations management and industrial and manufacturing engineering, with 15 years’ experience in a management role in electronics manufacturing environments. Expert in process development and continuous improvement, supplier development and support, work instruction development, configuration management, and design-to-production readiness.


Lean Manufacturing practitioner, experienced in applying a variety of quantitative techniques and tools, including value stream mapping, one piece flow, 5S, Just-in-Time, Kaizen, and Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Implementation. Extensive experience in new product introduction and vendor development. Skilled in waste elimination, Six Sigma analysis, work instruction development, tooling design, and capital equipment expenditure justification. Have lead interdisciplinary teams that transition complex electronics product from development phase to full rate production. Broad background manufacturing and quality improvements in circuit card assembly (SMT and thru-hole), harness and box build. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Certified IPC Trainer for IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001. EDUCATION


MS, Engineering Administration George Washington University 1989 BS, Industrial Engineering Case Western Reserve University 1985 WORK EXPEREIENCE

Sept. 2018 - Present University of Dayton Research Institute Warner Robins, GA Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineer responsible for validation, integration, demonstration, transition and eventual fielding of advanced technologies in additive manufacturing and cold spray repair for U.S. Air Force hardware. Lead efforts for tooling creation, process documentation and work instruction creation. Team leader that coordinates all process development activities of cold spray repair team. Acting as site Quality Assurance leader. April 2016-Sept. 2018 Parker Aerospace Dublin, GA

Value Stream Manager – Missile Systems

Manager responsible for overall operation of $34M per year Electronic Missiles System Value Stream, with ownership of profit and loss metrics. Lead interdisciplinary team to meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly expectations. Responsible for all aspects of managing the Value Stream, including developing associates, budget planning, employment decisions related to associates, and performance assessment of all direct reports, team leaders and associates. Establish and communicate performance measures and results. Lead quality and productivity improvements. Techniques used include RCCA, PFMEA, SPC and Process Mapping. Interface with all levels of the organization including external contacts with customers and suppliers. Areas of responsibility within Value Stream include: Assembly and Test, Inspection, Manufacturing Engineering, Repair and Overhaul, Tooling Engineering, Planning, Purchasing and Subcontract Administration. Lead supply chain team during supplier quality and process improvements.

Jay Wearn 3676 Ridge Ave. Macon, GA 31204 770-***-**** July 1994-April 2016 L3 Communications Display Systems Alpharetta, GA Process Development & Manufacturing Engineering Manager (2010-2016) Coordinating all manufacturing engineering activities and served as manager of the Pilot Production department. Directed interdisciplinary product development team responsible for transitioning electronics product from design phase to production phase, ensuring that quality, schedule, and cost objectives were achieved. Using LEAN/Six Sigma techniques, led process improvement efforts to identify and eliminate waste. Implemented SMT DPMO reduction, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), one piece flow repair and other Lean projects. Evaluated vendors and served as on-site manufacturing liaison during the transfer of product from in-house build to domestic and overseas contact-manufacturer build. Led supplier support teams during process improvement projects. Served on Material Review Board (MRB) and Configuration Control Board (CCB). Was responsible for guiding cost estimating group during proposal and EAC development. Generated make/buy decisions and developed justification for capital equipment and implemented installation.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager (2006-2010)

Led Manufacturing Engineering Department functions in SMT and plated thru-hole circuit card assembly (CCA) lines, LCD ruggedization, wire harness and cable assembly, chassis assembly, final assembly and integration. Was responsible for directing manufacturing engineers in machine programming, process development, work instruction creation, labor standards development, manpower planning, plant layout, repair operations and productivity improvement. Led various kaizen projects in the Manufacturing department. Manufacturing Engineer (1994-2006)

Was responsible for process development, tooling creation, and work instruction creation for military avionic display systems. Developed in-house LCD Ruggedization process. Developed machine programs for SMT and plated thru-hole CCA lines. Was responsible for developing company manufacturing work instructions. Sept. 1989-July 1994 E-Systems – Melpar Division Falls Church, VA Senior Industrial Engineer

Coordinated production design engineering efforts on electronic systems. Led process development efforts for the manufacture of high reliability military avionics. Developed manufacturing cells and provided tooling and process support to manufacturing. Areas of responsibility included metal fabrication, circuit card assembly, wire harness assembly and mechanical assembly. Supervised assembly technicians during material review and disposition of non-conforming product. Project Engineer for the development and implementation of new Type 1 labor standards system. Implemented labor standards to develop cost estimates. March 1985-Sept. 1989 Westinghouse Electric Linthicum, MD Defense Electronics Center

Industrial Engineer

Developed and maintained labor standard data using the Most and 4M predetermined time systems. Maintained Industrial Engineering Department’s Computer Aided Process Planning System that was used to develop Type 1 Labor Standards. Created cost estimating or realization factors based on labor history and performance goals. Responsible for routing and time standards development, productivity measurement, capacity planning, facilities layout, process development, cost reduction, and other related industrial engineering duties. Jay Wearn 3676 Ridge Ave. Macon, GA 31204 770-***-**** Professional Development and Certifications

-Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies; J-STD-001: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

-Member Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Atlanta Chapter

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