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Project management, quality engineering, manufacturing, plant layouts

Aurora, Colorado, 80013, United States
90000 - 110000
March 30, 2019

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Stan Wolfe

Senior Project Engineer 812-***-****

Aurora, CO 80013


Directed $5.1M capital project for new packaging line

20+ years’ experience in project management, process and quality engineering

Lean/Six Sigma continuous improvement experience

Capital equipment and facility improvement project experience

Managed Quality Department staff of 20 people

Professional Experience

Senior Project Engineer

UPSHER-SMITH LABORATORIES LLC, Denver, CO September 2018 – Present (Plant Closing)

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC is a U.S. generic pharmaceutical company that strives to improve the health and lives of patients through high-quality products. Acquired by Japan-based Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in 2017, US headquarters are located in Maple Grove, MN with manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, MN and Denver, CO


Responsible for sourcing, cost estimating, scheduling and managing both capital and maintenance facility improvement projects within a 90,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Developed project scope, schedule and managed installation of a drainage pipe replacement

Solicited proposals from subcontractors for electrical, mechanical and controls improvements for dust collection, air handling and hot water boiler equipment replacement

Created user specifications and capital expenditure requests for change parts used with solid dose encapsulation equipment to expand production capabilities

Senior Project Engineer

SWEDISH MATCH NORTH AMERICA, Owensboro, KY July 2011 – September 2018

Swedish Match is a global company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and develops, manufactures, and sells quality tobacco products with brands such as Red Man, Timber Wolf, White Owl, and General. The U.S. Division is headquartered in Richmond, VA with manufacturing facilities located in Kentucky and Alabama.

Responsible for cost estimating, planning, scheduling, specifying, sourcing, directing installation and startup support of capital projects within tobacco processing and packaging areas of a 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Developed capital equipment specifications, floor and mezzanine layout drawings, electrical and compressed air/drainage utility routings, supplier and contractor selection criteria, equipment installation scheduling and startup support plans for $5.1M new tobacco packaging line project

Designed and implemented an equipment and electrical controls replacement project for a tobacco conditioning process within a $305K capital budget

Developed capital expense plan, directed suppliers and determined installation schedule for a 10,500 square foot cold storage room renovation within a $502K budget

Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer

PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, Evansville, IN February 2009 – July 2011

Vitro, formerly Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) employ approximately 3,700 people and supplies automotive OEM windshields, rear and side windows, sunroofs and assemblies for the automotive industry.

Responsible for continuous process improvement and lean implementation, monitoring projects within glass processing and assembly areas of a 380,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Directed and tracked Lean/Six Sigma activities in glass assembly area

Led formal Lean/Six Sigma Training sessions and Kaizen events for production technicians, supervisors and operators to reduce top (2) scrap and rework cost drivers to improve OEE

Utilized 8D, 5Why problem solving tools to identify root cause countermeasures

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Professional Experience (Cont’d)

Quality and Process Engineer

TENNECO, INC., Evansville, IN July 2006 – January 2009

Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive OEM and the aftermarket customers.

Responsible for all vehicle exhaust component and assembly welding and inspection gage tooling maintenance.

Utilized APQP and PFMEA methods for Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicle launches to qualify a start- up automotive exhaust systems facility for production approval

Directed equipment/tooling development for changes to Tundra and Sequoia exhaust

Provided integral role in plant receiving Supplier Launch Award from Toyota for Sequoia program

Managed tooling/equipment move during transfer of manufacturing operations

Senior Quality Engineer

MASTERBRAND CABINETS, INC., Jasper, IN July 2004 – July 2006

Masterbrand Cabinets provide the best kitchen and bath solutions and is wholly supported by parent company, Fortune Brands, a leading consumer products company.

Responsible for all quality-related aspects of cabinet component machining, assembly, finish and packaging.

Managed Quality Auditors by providing product/process audit schedules

Participated in Kaizen Events to improve product/process flow

Identified, tested and implemented tooling/process changes using new cabinet assembly method to improve construction quality while maintaining neutral cost

Quality and Project Engineer

ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION, Indianapolis, IN April 1993 – June 2004

Roche Diagnostics offers a broad range of innovative diagnostic tests and systems. Its U.S. headquarters is located in Indianapolis, IN with over 70,000 people worldwide in 150 countries.

Responsible for manufacturing and lab equipment purchase, validation and operator training.

Directed large capital project to specify, select, install and validate automatic container labeling equipment and machine vision inspection system

Managed a Six Sigma Greenbelt project for a team chartered to improve label printing efficiency using global-based software

Executed equipment capability and validation testing for dispensing and packaging operations


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology



Six Sigma (10+ years)/Greenbelt, Project Cost Budgeting/Tracking, Continuous Improvement (2 years), Packaging (10+ years), Validation Documentation/Testing (10+ years), GMP/FDA knowledge, Building and Fire Code knowledge, AutoCAD LT, MS Office, Project

Professional Training

American Society of Quality, Quality Engineer July 1996 – July 2004

Certified as Quality Engineer based on a standard Body of Knowledge including basic statistics, process capability analyses, and auditing

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