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Engineer Injection Molding

Gadsden, Alabama, United States
June 06, 2019

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Arvind P. Wagle U.S. Citizen

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Rainbow City, AL 35906


Tool Engineering; Process Engineering; Plastic Part Design review; New Product Development; Mold Specification; Moldflow analysis and Results review; Mold design review; Injection Molding Cycle Reduction; Mold Debugging; Building Molds Overseas; Cost Reduction; Six Sigma & DOE; RJG; Material Selection


8/17 – 5/19, Production Engineer, North American Lighting, Muscle Shoals AL

Improved Automotive Head Lamp part design mold ejection problems, sink defects, hot spots, warpage.

Improved moldflow analysis for optimum gate location, weld lines, maximum pressure, warpage and proper fill.

Improved mold designs for optimum gate and runner design, vent location, cooling circuit and mold size.

Performed Scrap reduction, troubleshooting on thermoplastic and BMC parts. Optimized molding process, mold vents .

Worked with Engle molding machines.

8/16 – 7/17, Process Engineer, Engineered Plastics Components, Leeds, AL

Setup and troubleshot injection molding process for automotive instrument panel, gas assist molded handles and other parts

Debugged new molds to run defect free and optimized the molding process.

Eliminated recurring defects in molded parts.

Worked with Engle and JSW injection molding presses.

12/14 – 3/16, Sr. Plastics Engineer, Biomerieux, Inc., Hazelwood, MO

Achieved smooth production of Vitek2 blood testing module for this medical equipment provider.

Eliminated design defects in vacuum formed packaging tray, tri-fold and made injection and vacuum formed molds defect free.

Eliminated recurring non-conformance of injection molded and structural foam molded parts for Vitek2blood testing equipment.

11/12 – 9/14, Tooling Engineer, NYX Inc., Detroit, MI

Automotive interior; Achieve smooth launch of new molds by reviewing plastic part designs, mold designs, and Moldflow analysis.

Debugged molds for defect free production. Optimized molding processes for efficient and defect free molding.

Lead root cause analysis of defective parts. Identified and fixed root cause analysis.

Provided technology support during troubleshooting period of mold launch.

Molding machine – Mitsubishi, Toshiba

8/11 – 9/12, Process Engineer, EcoWater Systems, Ripley, MS

Injection molded water softener.

Achieved smooth launch of new tooling for two water softener models (12 new molds).

Designed processes for molding precision injection molded parts.

Managed and resolved processing defects, tooling defects.

Processed new plastics material for cost reduction.

Analyzed root cause of rejected production and resolved with corrective action.

Launched efficient color mixing station and significantly reduced color change time.

Molding machines - Cincinnati Milacron, Toshiba.

2/10 – 8/11, Process Engineer, Stant Inc, Pine Bluff, AR

Injection molding (automotive); Achieved smooth launch of new tooling (20 new molds) also reviewed part designs, mold designs, and mold analysis for efficient molding.

Used DOE to optimize the molding process and launched efficient color mixing station for mixing color with plastic resin.

Molding machines - Mitsubishi, Cincinnati Milacron, and Toshiba.

4/04 – 11/09, Process Engineer, Inteva Products / Delphi Automotive, Gadsden, AL

Achieved smooth launch on injection molded cosmetic and non cosmetic parts for Mercedes 2004/2005 model year cars.

Designed processes for molding precision injection molded plastic parts (35 new molds), debugged complex molds (hot runner, valve gated) for 200 ton to 3,000 ton Engel molding machines and produced defect free parts that exceeded customer quality requirements.

Effectively trained 8 technicians to troubleshoot and precisely monitor molding process, thus maintaining consistent part quality.

Resolved customer quality issues and provided corrective actions to reduce scrap. Worked with Engel equipment.

Reviewed part designs, mold designs, mold flow analysis, and developed specifications for mold analysis.

11/98 – 2/04, Tooling Engineer for New Product Development, General Electric Appliance, Louisville, KY

Achieved smooth launch for refrigerator (150 new molds), washing machine (90 new molds), stove range (70 new molds) and other appliance molds (250 new molds). Reviewed and corrected part drawings from over 20 part designers to ensure problem free tooling,

Specified molds for long life/defect free quality molded parts. Built molds in the U.S., China, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan and India.

Built injection, compression, and gas assist molds with cold runner, hot runners, gas assist and valve gates on time to meet deadlines.

Slashed molding cycle time 30% to 40% by building highly efficient molds through combination of improved part design, mold design and optimized cooling circuit using C-MOLD (4,000 hrs.) software.

3/93 – 10/98, Supply Line Engineer / Materials Engineer, AT&T / Lucent Technology, Dallas, TX

Chaired Plastic Material Control team that ensured quality of all suppliers’ plastic components, eliminating plant shutdowns from defective plastic parts.

Developed Plastic design guidelines to guide product engineers design efficient plastic parts.

Achieved smooth launch of battery, power supply thermoplastic and thermoset molds by reviewing part designs from over 15 part designers, mold designs from tool shops and analyzing over 100 parts for flow and cooling, C-MOLD (3,000 hrs.).

Reduced factory shutdowns by developing and qualifying an efficient supplier base in the U.S. and Taiwan that provided competitive cost, quality and on-time delivery of thermoplastics and thermoset parts.

Selected over 40 plastic materials that reduced cost and improved quality.

3/90 – 2/93, Process Engineer, Canon / Southtech, Newport News, VA

Trimmed cycle time of injection-molded parts and achieved annual cost reduction of $2 million.

Successfully launched new Canon printer model after analyzing all molds CAPLAS (2,000).

Achieved higher quality parts by troubleshooting molds and training 9 technicians.

Molding machines - Sumitomo and JSW; product line involved business equipment.

6/89 – 2/90, Tool Engineer, Siegel-Robert, Inc., St Louis, MO

Tooled injection molds for chrome plated automotive name plates.

1/86 – 12/87, Molding Foreman (Medical), Mallinkrodt Critical Care, Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Achieved highest quality, defect free precision molded parts.

Troubleshot injection molding of precision medical parts. Supervised 5 operators.

Earned recognition for correcting designs of molds that historically produced defective parts, improving quality and eliminating defects

Molding machines - Toshiba, Battenfeld, Van Dorn and Cincinnati Milacron.

Education / Certifications

1991, MS Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA, GPA 3.8/4.0

1980, BS Plastics Engineering, SBM Polytechnic, Bombay, India

Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, General Electric, Louisville, KY

Seminar, Systematic Injection Molding & Process Control, RJG Associate, Inc.

Technical Skills

C-Mold (Moldflow), Over 8,000 hours; AutoView; CAPLAS, 2,000 hours; MS Office; Minitab

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