JOSEPH R. CLAUNCH
Sachse, TX *****
St. Jude Medical Production Engineering Technician II 06/2009 to 04/2015
Neuromodulation Division: Responsible for performing Preventative Maintenance tasks and coordinating Equipment Calibrations on Quality Systems, Production and R&D assets. Ordered replacement spares for equipment through SAP system to dramatically reduce machine downtime. Continuously worked with OEM's. Documented failure and root cause analysis to determine PM and calibration frequencies. Performed IQ/OQ/PQ protocols. Administrator within our quality system database, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) Infor EAM. Informed management with monthly status reports concerning Equipment Calibrations, PM's and Unscheduled Maintenance's. Complied with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Earned numerous awards for equipment uptime achievements as well as recognition rewards from upper management for exceeding project expectations. Provided facilities maintenance support. Provided engineering support to our duplicate Puerto Rico facility. Excellent problem solver with a high mechanical aptitude. Work well with others from different departments.
DRS Infrared Technologies Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer 10/2006 to 02/2009
Primarily responsible for ‘Bond Cell’ of cooled and uncooled Dewars used in Night Vision Systems. Performed process evaluations and lot acceptance testing on unit piece parts. Used Dage wire bond pull machine for 100% non-destruct testing. Created matrices to evaluate critical bond parameters for robust operational performance on focal plane arrays, flex interconnects and feed through assemblies. Created final production machine programs, trained, tested and certified bond technicians. Produced high magnification digital photos of failed die, performed cross sectionals. Delegated scheduled preventative maintenance activities with OEM’s to coordinate with productions defined schedules. Identified, purchased and reorganized equipment spares parts inventory. Reviewed daily production records for Quality assurance audits. Stimulated the Design Group to modify part-holding fixtures to standardize in-line production flow. Increased 1st time Bond yield from 65 to 98%.
Micropac Industries Engineering Technician III 09/2004 to 10/2006
Accelerated yield improvements on numerous device types. Established, measured and instituted a full range of processes to meet customer standards. Converted Optronics manufacturing factory to upgraded Automated equipment processes. Achieved higher yield improvements. Investigated equipment purchases, setup, install, and validation for production release. Developed piece part standards to verify correct machine operation. Trained and tested operators and technicians for certification approvals. Setup electronic test stations and validated correct operation. Diagnosed electronic lab testing equipment on a daily basis. Assembled, loaded, monitored and unloaded product from environmental temperature/humidity life test chambers. Provided support to Mii offshore facility. Took and developed x-rays of welded product to verify no voids.
Constar Plastics Process Technician II 09/2003 to 09/2004
Install, maintain, troubleshoot and operate high-speed automated robotics equipment for the manufacture and process of plastic drinking bottles. Insure proper operation of all in-line production equipment to comply with companies SOP's. Extensive knowledge troubleshooting electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic assemblies. Illustrated high mechanical aptitude. PLC programming functions. Perform periodic in-line quality testing to monitor SPC. Document all production downtime and record corrective action. Complete safety program reports. Lead other process technicians, maintenance personnel and OEM representatives as required. Perform daily PM’s.
Sanmina SCI Optronics Maintenance Engineer 11/2002 to 07/2003
Merged and relocated Plano production factory to Allen. Directed factory layout and oversaw completion of project through guiding general contractors. Organized project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Coordinated execution of equipment moves. Engineered production equipment back to an evaluated usable manufacturing state. Secured all ESD workstations. Acquired AutoCad training.
Alcatel Equipment Engineer 02/2000 to 11/2002
Remodeled new cleanroom factory. Performed equipment moves, setup, PM’s, maintained and calibrated equipment throughout production factories. Assisted production with training, processes and certification tests. Assisted product development with new product introduction. Supported Palomar and K&S wire bonding machines. Plasma Etch, oven chambers and high temperature solder reflow ovens. Facilitated support for a wide range of mission critical equipment. Became proficient with Power Point, Excel, Access, MP2, Word and Internet. Oversaw machine shop activities. Installed ESD protection on work stations and product carts. Appointed as Chemical safety officer and enforced guidelines.
RF Monolithics Equipment Engineer III 04/1994 to 02/2000
Maintained production equipment per factory process requirements, using hands-on mechanical skills and troubleshooting techniques. Areas of responsibility: SMT, Hybrids, Components and Wafer Fab. Performed reactive and predictive maintenance through MP2 software. SPC and DOE classes. PM’s OEM contacts, spare parts inventory, equipment installs and technician training. Acquired OEM certifications on the following machines. Mount (ESC), Wire Bonding (K&S Palomar), Laser and dicing saws. Other equipment included asymtek, mydata, plasma etch, reflow furnaces (BTU), auto testers, leak detectors (alcatel), and automatic tape and reel machines. MSDS Coordinator. First Emergency Responder.
Associates Degree in Applied Science – Electronic Engineering Technology