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Project Engineer

Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
January 03, 2014

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Rahul Patel

*** *. ******* ****** #**, Jefferson City, MO-65109 507-***-****


Seeking a manufacturing engineering position where LEAN methodology and Six Sigma tools can be used to

improve processes and increase productivity. Open to relocation.


Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

GPA – 3.97 December 2012

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (M.S.)

GPA – 3.56 May 2010

Automotive Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Mathematics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Minor) May 2010

Skills and Abilities

Software – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, Access

Lean Six Sigma – Value Stream Mapping, CTQ Tree Analysis, DFMA, DMAIC, SIPOC

Quality Control – Process Capability, Taguchi Methods, Control Charts, Sampling Methods

Project Management – Project Scheduling, Team Management, CPM, PERT

Data Processing and Coding – Minitab, MATLAB, Scilab, Visual C++, NI LabVIEW

Ergonomics – Methods Time Measurement, MOST, REBA, RULA, Workspace Assessment

Robot Programming – Denso, Staubli, FANUC, Yamaha

CNC Coding – Predator Virtual CNC, Predator CNC Editor

CNC Machining – HAAS VF-3 CNC

CAD Software – Pro/ENGINEER

Professional Experience

Itron Inc. Minnesota

January 2011 – November 2013

Manufacturing Process Specialist

Analyzed manufacturing processes and identified potential improvements

Assisted industrial engineers in developing a “U-shaped” manufacturing cell 50% space reduction

Championed Kaizen projects to reduce waste $30,000 saved in 2013

Implemented a Kanban system to streamline movement of materials

Reorganized technician workspace using 5S methodology

Trained production operators during new process introduction

Maintained and updated plant layout as necessary

Conducted time studies to identify cycle time improvements

Created standard work instructions using MS Visio

Collaborated with manufacturing engineers to improve tooling and equipment design

Designed and fabricated ergonomic workstations using Pro/ENGINEER

Jiffy Lube Inc. Minnesota

May 2009 – April 2010

Automotive Technician

Communicated vehicle safety concerns with customers

Addressed and resolved customer complaints on a daily basis

Conducted new employee training sessions

Performed maintenance on customer vehicles

Created weekly work schedule for automotive technicians

Completed basic training in vehicle maintenance and diagnosis

Rahul Patel

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Project Experience

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

Linear Slide Design (Project Leader) 2012

Conducted design review meetings and provided technical guidance

Identified components required and created Bill of Materials using MS Excel

Assisted team members in CNC code verification and part machining

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

Conveyor System Design (Project Leader) 2012

Designed component parts using Pro/ENGINEER software

Created project schedule using MS Project

Collaborated with project sponsors to create a project charter

Research Experience

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

Thesis – Team Effectiveness and Project Management 2011 – 2012

Surveyed senior project teams to assess need for project management coursework

Performed extensive data analyses using Minitab and MS Excel

Data analysis proved project management knowledge can impact team effectiveness

Made recommendations for curriculum improvement based on survey results

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

Senior Design – Electric Research Vehicle (Project Leader) 2010 – 2011

Contacted various vendors to identify a suitable Li-ion battery pack

Designed and assembled circuit boards for sensor data collection

Designed a solar charging system for the vehicle’s battery pack

Conducted laboratory tests to predict vehicle mileage

Certifications and Honors

Purdue University (Certifications) Indiana

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt August 2013

Advanced Lean Principles January 2014 (Expected)

APICS The Association for Operations Management South Minnesota Chapter

Paper Competition Winner – 1st Place April 2013

Itron Inc. Minnesota

Spot Award for Manufacturing Excellence April 2012, September 2013, October 2013

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

College of Science and Engineering Technology Scholarship Recipient 2009 - 2010

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota

Dean’s List (GPA 3.5 or Higher) 2006, 2007, 2008

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