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Engineer Continuous Improvement

April 18, 2016

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Vinod Samaleti

**** ******* ***** ****, *** #*B, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Mobile: 734-***-**** Email:


Highly skilled and dedicated Engineer with hands-on experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Quality Engineering. Demonstrated ability to perform and implement quality work with excellent communications skills and team oriented with proven leadership capabilities and problem solving analysis to improve methodologies, systems, and process.


Automotive Manufacturing Processes Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma/Kaizen

Lean Quality Tools (FMEA, Fish Bone Continuous Improvement

Diagrams, Pareto Charts, Six Sigma, 8Ds, and 5WHYs)

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Cost Control/Scrap Reduction

Quality Auditing. ISO Auditing PPAP, APQP, FMEA

Statistical Process Control Auto CAD, MS Office, MS Project


Geometric Americas

Waterloo, IA September 12 - Present

Manufacturing & Industrial Engineer

Domain: Foundry Works

Planning, organizing, and maintaining production line and line balancing in core, mold, and blast departments.

Identifying required sources and solving tasks on a timely manner leading to Continuous Improvement.

Evaluating, implementing, and recommending alternative production methodologies to gain continuous improvement.

Identifying, organizing, and leading teams to resolve production and product issues.

Utilizing LEAN, Six Sigma, and other best practice tools and principles for day-to-day problem solving and continuous improvement.

Implementing new systems and processes for the introduction of new products or for the improvement of existing ones.

Identifying and implementing cost savings, ergo and safety initiatives.

Improving manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.

Producing detailed inspection and work instructions for core, mold, and blast areas.

Working on client’s database tools such as SAP, WPlanner.

Determining the most effective ways to increase productivity through the management of people, methods, and technology in order to hold down the cost and improve Continuous Improvement Pay Plan.

Facilitating efficiency improvements and opportunities by ensuring standard accuracy and implementing the most ergonomically efficient IE and ME work method design in a Union-based work environment.

Managing cost and pay standards for assigned core, blast, and mold areas.

Analyzing and solving problems from basic engineering principles, theories, and concepts to a wide range of complex and advanced problems.

Marimba Auto, LLC

Belleville, MI October 10 – July 12

Quality & Manufacturing Engineer

Domain: Auto seating components and Assembly, bushings.

Planned, organized, and maintained production line including trouble shooting CNC machines and/or robots supporting regular production.

Created work instructions for all the manufacturing operations.

Monitored and analyzed workflow, processes, procedures, and line activities resolving bottlenecks to maximize efficiency and reduce scrap rate.

Assisted in PPAP, APQP, and FMEA documentation.

Worked on Advanced Quality Tools such as GD&T, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes Effect Analysis, and Six Sigma.

Investigated and analyzed problem/issues and suggested/implemented corrective actions for safety and production control.

Managed projects from planning stage to execution stage.

Implemented Lean manufacturing techniques and Kaizen on all the projects.

Conducted 8Ds and 5 WHYs.

Managed the inventories of quality and production departments.

Domain: Axle Tube

Worked on Advanced Quality Tools such as GD&T, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes Effect Analysis, and Six Sigma.

Monitored and analyzed workflow, processes, procedures, and line activities resolving bottlenecks to maximize efficiency and reduce scrap rate.

Implemented and maintained 8D systems.

Identified and implemented process improvements to help eliminate scrap, reduce downtime, and improve quality.

Assisted in PPAP, APQP, and FMEA documentation.

Documented, developed, and audited client concerns, inventories, and quality related issues.

Produced detailed inspection and assembly instructions.

Eastern Michigan University Physical Plant

Ypsilanti, MI

Data Analyst

Creating and maintaining Data Base system of the Shipping and Mailing Services Department.

January 09 – March 10

Defense Research and Development Organization, Hyderabad, India

Process Engineer April 04 – December 08

Domain: Aerospace

Design, Installation, and Calibration of all types of Flow Meters used in missiles.

Testing, maintaining Quality of venturimeters before installing in the missiles

Process planning & Repair Schemes for Missile Integration

Identification of Indian equivalents to Russian Aerospace Materials

Follow-up of missile assembly work in shop floor

Preparation of Inventory and SOP’s for manufacturing industries

Procurement of Tools

Won many awards including 1 Best Employee, 1 gold, three silver, four bronze and star trainer award


Master of Science in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management Dec 2013

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Apr 2002

Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & Technology, J.N.T.U

Hyderabad, INDIA

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