Kevin Robert Sholl
Manufacturing Engineer, Welding Engineer, Tooling Designer, Robotic Programmer, Automation and integration specialist, Tube Forming and Processing, Laser Process Engineering.
October 2016 to Present
Multimatic 2808 Adams Center Road Fort Wayne IN 46803
Laser Process Engineer
Installation, tooling, programming, and prototyping 7 laser cells in a newly opened tier one manufacturing plant.
8030 Trumpf laser cells with Trudisk 3001 resonators.
Custom Trumpf CNC programming code created for laser hole slug checking and corrective action.
Directed 8 person team of techs that I trained
Smart Optics install and custom programming.
Trutops programming software expert.
Top 2% in North America for programming and operation of the Trumpf 8030
Standard work instructions and operator instructions.
May 2007 to October 2016
Tippmann & Associates
2320 Meyer Rd
Fort Wayne IN. 46803
Mechanical Engineering, Welding,Tooling,Design,Process,Technical,Electical,and Production
Engineering support to 6 companies under one roof. Co2, YAG, and Disk
Laser Process Engineering and programming.
Tube Bending and tooling Engineering.
Hydro form Process Engineering.
Research and recommend new capital and asset purchases, setup, integrate, and commission.
Process Engineering support.
Food Process equipment design Engineering support.
Machine troubleshoot and repair support.
PLC program support.
CNC and Robot programming.
Lead involvement in sales and quoting of new work and product launch.
I took over the jobs of 3 former employees who were never replaced.
August 2004 to May 2007
4404 Engle Ridge Dr Fort Wayne In. 46804
In charge of all plant manufacturing and process engineering, process flow, work instructions, tooling, new product launch, time studies, and robotics.
I supervised 3 Robot Technicians, 2 Tool Makers, and 2 Maintenance Technicians.
Processes include Welding, Powder Coating, stamping, tube bending, assembly and machining.
I implemented in process inspections and gauging to many of these areas.
December 2001 to August 2004
Trim Trends Company LLC
521 N. Broadway St. Spencerville OH.
In charge of engineering all welding operations in a Tier I plant producing 36,000 welded assemblies per day.
In charge of reducing down time, scrap and rework,
Preventative maintenance programs, new product startup, tool and fixture design, and continuous improvement.
Responsible for the implementation of new technology and automation while maintaining tight customer welding specifications.
Directed 9 welding technicians in a union environment.
October 1999 to December 2001
National Tube Form LLC
3405 Engle Rd. Fort Wayne IN 46809
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Responsible for the direction of a 10 person staff of Process Engineers and Maintenance technicians focusing on continuous improvement with 0 down time.
Tool and die design for bending and stamping equipment using AutoCAD, 2002 and Mechanical Desktop 6.
Robotic welding management., Fixture design, New Machine design and building, QS9000
Engineering and Maintenance Manager Responsible for the management of 3 Process Engineers and an eight man Maintenance department. Working with over 500 machines in a 28,000 sq. ft., tier II facility.
October 1996 to October 1999
OEC Medical Systems
501 Argonne Rd. Warsaw IN. 46581
Programmer in the welding department.
Robotic welding installation and management.
Tripled welding output.
Ivy Tech State College
850 East Smith St.
Warsaw IN. 46581
Certifications in Blue Print Interpretation, AutoCAD, Welding Metallurgy Solidworks CAD software completed in 1999
Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne
2101 Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne IN. 46802
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Graduation, August 1996
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:
Office and Industrial computer skills with anything Microsoft Siemens, and Allen Bradley.
Form-ability Analysis using Autoform, and Solidworks software.
High Frequency Tube and Seam Welding. I have specified, designed and ordered HF welding equipment and installed it into roll forming machines, developing and implementing quality tube and seam welding into the production phase.
●Welding and Welding Engineering. Welding application and development of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Creating and maintaining welding procedure specifications, as well as welder certification and maintenance of certification, according to the American Welding Society standards. Creating and updating all welding procedures according to ISO and FDA standards of good manufacturing. guidelines
●MIG, TIG, and stick and Laser welding of Carbon and stainless steels and aluminum metals. 35 years experience.
Projection Nut and Spot welding in a high volume automotive environment.
●Robotic welding since 1999. Experience in robotic weld cell design and build. Experience in high volume automotive robotic welding.
●Robotic programming. Extensive experience with the programming and interfacing of ABB, Fanuc, Panasonic, Motoman, Miller and Kuka robots for the process of Welding, Material handling, and Laser Cutting.
●Laser Cutting and Welding Applications. Extensive experience with Co2, YAG, and Disk lasers and robotic laser cutting and welding applications.
●Tool and Die design and application. Including the design and building of full die sets for stamping. The design of brazing, and final inspection fixtures and gages. The design of bend tooling. The design of fully automated, servo driven machines for drilling, welding, and material handling. Welding fixtures and tooling designed used for both, robotic and hand-welding manufacturing.
●ISO 9000 and QS 9002 documentation,
●Prototype and project order development.
●New Product Launch. I have been instrumental in launching 32 new welded products in an 18 month period. From new product award to full run-at-rate production. Since 1999 I have launched hundreds products.
●Working with Quality Engineers, management, production personnel to manufacture product according to the latest QS and ISO standards
●Engineering and Maintenance Manager responsible for the management of 3 Process Engineers and an eight man Maintenance department. Working with over 500 machines in a 28,000 sq. ft., tier II facility.
●Management Training in many different areas. Including Conflict resolution, hiring good workers, unions, and Supervision.
●Mechanical Design using AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Solidworks, and
●Geometric Dimension & tolerancing, Blueprint interpretation