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Manager Machine Shop

Rockford, Illinois, United States
December 23, 2015

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Robert d’Entremont

Loves Park, IL *****-****


Keyword Summary

Tool Design. CAD. SolidWorks. AutoCad. Mechanical Design. Tool Maker. Machinist.

Professional Objective: (Rockford IL area)

I would like to be part of a Tool Design team in the Machine Tool, Automotive or Aerospace industry.

I have Tool Design experience with many companies in the Rockford and surrounding areas including Woodward Governor, GE, Honeywell, Dura, Rockford Process Control, and Wahl Clipper.


Tool Designer/Toolmaker:

Proficient with computers, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop, Machine shop background in high precision machining and inspection techniques. Familiar with Feature Cam Software, NC, CNC machinery, Surface grinding, Spin grinding rounds (surface Grinder), and Wire EDM programming/operation.


Liaison between machine shop and customers. Interpret prints for shop, coordinate corrective procedures for shop errors and print errors with customers, Process jobs for machine shop, order components, coordinate outside treatments and vendors to complete jobs. Machine shop supervisor for 2yrs in 1981.

Capable of artistic 3D sketching in pencil to clarify concepts for approval.


Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

Computer Technical Specialist: Associates degree 2002

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Certificate 1992

L.A. Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, CA 1970

Motorcycle Repair: Completed 2 year course.

Work Experience

Top Notch Tool, Inc., Loves Park, IL

Liaison between Shop and Customers (manager) 2005 to 7/3/15 Tool Designer, Quality Inspector

Wire EDM operator/programmer

Precision Surface Grinding .0001 round and flat)

NC Vertical Mill operator/programmer

Manual Lathe operator

General Design & Tooling, Loves Park, IL 1996 – 2005

Self Employed Mechanical Designer of Inspection Gages, Holding Fixtures

and Special Task Machines.

Gage designer, Contracted for internal gage design

at Honeywell, Freeport IL for 2 years

Valk Corp, Loves Park, IL 1987 – 1996

Gagemaker/Toolmaker, (1986-1992)

Gage Designer (1992-1996)

B & B Tool Co. 1983-1987

Gagemaker/Toolmaker /Jig Bore Operator

Prior to 1983:

JT&M Inc., Milton WI Machine Shop Supervisor

Prent Corp. (thermoforming) Janesville WI Tool Maker

Wise Garden and Motorcycle: Beloit WI Motorcycle Mechanic

Imperial Motors: Wichita Falls TX Motorcycle Mechanic

Hobbies: R/C Model Aircraft, Classical Guitarist, Golf

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