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Engineer Manufacturing

New Britain, Connecticut, 06051, United States
December 28, 2015

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Lonnie James Bossie

Manufacturing Engineer

New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: 860-***-****


I have the ability to see the larger picture and then apply the details that are in the best

interest of the company with a hand’s on work ethic individually or in a team environment.


Engineering skills: Provided design, manufacturing processes, tooling and fixture technical support, engineering assistance, and guidance in manufacturing techniques, equipment design, operation, and the debugging of sophisticated mechanical systems.

Skilled in the evaluation of manufacturing requirements, flow, time and motion, the design of specialized tooling, equipment, and other related manufacturing tasks.

Prepared capital equipment justifications, evaluations on production, design reviews and time studies, cost reduction systems and technical responsibilities.

Purchased materials, supplies and production machinery.

Strong knowledge of OSHA and other safety considerations.


Manufacturing Engineer - Tooling Engineer - Process Engineer

Design Engineer - Project Engineer - Quality Engineer - Purchasing

Strong communication with shop floor personnel, Customers, and Vendors

Internet Proficient Microsoft Office


Porter and Chester Institute - Mechanical Drafting and Design for Manufacturing

Central Connecticut State University – Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing

New Britain High School - Academics

1983 - 1984


1978 - 1981

Lean Manufacturing Training and Certification


Cad Key, AutoCAD, Visi/Versa, Gibbs Cam, NX Unigraphics 2D, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, ERP systems, IFS Process, Corena Process

1990 - 2015


Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT: Manufacturing Engineer (contract) 2014 - 2015

Aerospace engine parts and responsible for tooling to repair F135 engine parts.

Created work instructions and engineering activities for the repair of F135 engine components.

Evaluated and determined work holding methods for a repair job.

Prepared work instructions and assisted in the expedition of these processes.

Plainville Plating, Plainville, CT: Quality Assurance Engineer 2013

Plating services, visually, manually inspected and recorded quality specifications of first run parts and final inspection.

Calibrated Inspection equipment and measured plating thicknesses with x-ray equipment.

Recorded heat temperatures, times for ovens, estimated labor and material costs for manufactured parts.

Produced time studies, changed procedures, tooling to increase efficiency, reduce run times, and lower manufacturing costs.

Rostra Vernatherm, Bristol, CT: Project Engineer (contract) 2011 – 2012

Thermal actuated valves.

Responsible for coordinating all aspects for manufacturing thermal actuator valves.

Made certain that all components were ready for assembly and testing at same target date.

Implemented Microsoft 2003 for tracking responsibilities of personnel and processes.

Reported daily on progress of projects and processes and ordered special tooling.

Responsible for quoting and ordering special equipment.

Inspected and recorded quality specifications of first run pieces on new projects.

Estimated labor and material costs for manufactured parts and produced time studies.

Changed procedures, tooling to increase efficiency, reduce run times, and lower manufacturing costs.

Conducted weekly meetings to keep the team up to date on progress of new projects.

CT Tool & Mfg., Plainville, CT: Manufacturing Engineer 2010 - 2011

Aerospace parts and produced time studies.

Reliable Mfg. was bought by CT Tool. Responsible to coordinate the transition for them to move from Bloomfield, CT to Plainville, Ct.

Trained to use Solid Edge CAD and measured all of the machines to be moved.

Responsible to reprocess Reliable blueprints to CT Tools format using AutoCAD.

Trained on Solid Works and estimated labor and material costs for manufactured parts.

Changed procedures, tooling to increase efficiency, reduce run times, and lower manufacturing costs.

Served as liaison with main engineering and floor operators.

Kamatics Corporation, Bloomfield, CT: Manufacturing Engineer 2007 - 2009

Aerospace parts.

Responsible for all re-manufacturing instructions and engineering activities within the specials cell of aerospace components.

Served as liaison with main engineering and floor operators.

Prepared work instructions. Assisted in the expedition of these processes.

Signed off on first piece inspection at various stages of production to blueprint specifications.

Re-wrote manufacturing routings to improve the sequence of operations for a component.

Evaluated, designed, and expedited, manufacture or purchase of tooling and fixtures.

Evaluated, determined work holding methods designed custom fixturing and coordinated its in-house fabrication.

Designed custom gauging, comparator charts and produced time studies.

Worked with programmers and set-up personnel to troubleshoot and improve existing programs.

Provided reports to managers, estimated labor and material costs for manufactured parts.

Changed procedures, tooling to increase efficiency, reduce run times, and lower manufacturing costs.

Appointed to the quality review team to review escapes and provided 8D reports for corrective actions.

Alden Tool Co, Inc., Berlin, CT; Manufacturing Engineer 1984 – 2006

Special cutting tools for Aerospace, Firearms, Medical, Power Generation and Commercial industries.

Designed and determined all manufacturing operations.

Completed protocol reports summarizing and analyzing protocol data and results.

Reviewed first article inspection for conformance to blueprint specifications.

Determined acceptable tooling deviations if necessary.

Performed Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on design changes to components.

Performed functional tests on assemblies and performed root cause analysis on product defects.

Supported the modification of designs to reduce defects and accelerate reductions in cost.

Assisted in the modification of tooling and assembly equipment in response to design changes.

Originated and implemented changes to required engineering documentation.

Troubleshot and continuously improved manufacturing processes.

Worked with operators and toolmakers modifying fixtures, tooling, and CNC programs.

Went on sight to Miamisburg, Ohio to train on programming an out of round grinding machine.

Promoted to Manufacturing Engineer and Implemented programming CNC lathes with Gibbs software.

Followed engineering operations in accordance with ISO standards.

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