Mesa, AZ., *5212
Highlights of Experience
** ***** ****** ********** ** a Project / Product Engineer and Engineering Manager in the consumer products field, electrical motors, switches, battery product, plastics, tooling, casting, and metals industries; forming, stamping, assembly; continuous improvement; TQM; FMEA; CAR; DOE; SPC; Kaizen; Kan Ban; JIT; Lean manufacturing; Poke-Yoke; extensive customer and supplier experience; test and reliability; cost-of-quality; data analysis; reports/presentations; training; problem resolution; and procedures and work instructions.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Supervisory Experience New Product Development Problem Solving
Team Building Global Purchasing E-Sourcing
Cost Reductions US Patent Holder Product Design Regulatory Experience Quality Assurance JIT
Wide Commodity Experience Micro Soft Office Micro Soft Projects
Project Management Acoustics Pro-E
Green Belt Value Analysis Engineering Black Belt 2008
Master in Construction Management 2009
Master Certification in Project Management 2007
Masters of Business Administration/Technology Management 1996
University of Phoenix, Arizona completed July 1, 1996.
Thesis: Strategic Operation Business Plan.
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering with a 3-year emphasis 1990
in Electrical Engineering Technology Northern Arizona University,
Foundry Engineer/Pattern Shop Supervisor Aug. 2011 - Present
Responsibilities include Magma and finite element analysis, Stress analysis, set up, tracking, and changes to all tooling, quality of product being made and correction to any issues or customer concerns. Final say on all quality or production related quality issues. On going responsibilities, new product introduction timing, cost saving, yield improvements, and scrap reduction. Responsible for all pattern work, tooling, and scheduling, over seeing 7 salaried pattern makers.
Whirlpool / Maytag Dishwasher Division
Senior R&D Engineer May 2005 – Aug. 2011
Primary responsibility for identifying program risks and taking preventative actions. Analyze design related issues on existing products including product performance, safety or agency compliance. Interact with manufacturing, quality and line personnel to determine root cause of issues. Develop short and long term solutions to issues. Instruct designers as necessary. Interact with lab to verify design solutions. Document improvements through engineering changes. Assist service department with field related situations. Investigate new technology as it relates to current product. Lead cost reduction projects. Work with Quality and Supply Chain to determine usability of non-compliant parts and approval of alternate sources for obsolete parts. Coordinate necessary activities for introduction of new products, taking New Product Development Project lead during field test stage. Review and approve tooling, automation and secondary equipment, along with factory acceptance test requirements and protocols. Actively provide technical assistance to the Sales Department. Lead, mentor, and develop a project team or direct reports. Plan resources and ensure proper support and requirements is allocated to project team.
Pentair / Porter cable/ Black & Decker
Supply Chain / Purchasing Engineer April 2003 –April 2005
Responsible for transferring and supplier consolidation for aluminum, iron, and magnesium die casting parts for three manufacturing locations. Responsible for decisions made on planning and buying of new tools for die cast production, while tracking and implementing into production without interrupting the production schedule. Facilitate cost saving and quality improvements on purchased goods from suppliers overseas. Examples: metal fuel tanks, stampings, tires, mufflers, engines, rubber, and plastic resins.
Senior Project Engineer -
New designs of Generators and Pressure washers 2002 to 2003
Responsible for both domestic and foreign components used in the fabrication of generators and pressure washers. Lead champion for cost reduction programs with annual savings of over $1 million dollars first year. Designed new parts and developed new process, qualified new suppliers, strong in negotiations. Responsibilities included stampings, machined components, powder metal, die casting, blow molding, forging, plastics, engines, powder metal and finished purchased goods from suppliers overseas.
Ryobi / MTD SW Chandler AZ 1990 to 2001
Manager of Regulatory and Compliance 2000 to 2001
Manager of Sustaining Engineering 1995 to 2000
Quality Engineer Manager / Project Eng. 1993 to 1995
Design Project Engineer / Regulatory Eng. 1990 to 1993
$250 MM manufacturer of 2-cycle and 4-cycle gas and electric trimmers, edgers, cultivators, blowers/vacuums, hand power tools, and hedge trimmers.
Dealing with Nogales factories and suppliers on a daily basis.
Responsible for in-process inspections, document control, quality tracking.
Sustaining Engineering and Product Evaluation Laboratory with 15 direct reports
(1200 employees) between chandler and Mexico Factory.
Continuous improvement, cost saving 1.5 Million required each year.
Managed corrective action programs.
Scrap reduction from 15.0% to under 2.0%.
Effectively reduced scrap and rework costs while improving customer quality.
Reliability testing of electromagnetic products in order to meet EMC, UL, CSA, CE, TUV, GS, BSI, EPA, C.A.R.B. standards.
Direct involvement with customer and supplier quality issues.
Provide guidance and training to inspectors, auditors, and engineers.
Functioned as a New Product Team leader that developed and implemented electrical products into production.
Quality Control/TQM/SPC, ISO 9000.
Consumer Product Design.
Manufacturing Process and Fabrication.
Computer Applications, Microsoft word, excel, projects, lotus, outlook, and power point.
Basic Pro-Eng. 3-D solids.
Electric and Battery Products managing and tracking projects from concept design through production and warranty.
Costing, estimating and annual budgeting.
Extensive experience in the fabrication of injection molding and blow molding.
Design in Plastics, metals, castings and stampings.
Geometric Tolerancing (GDT).
Ten years of hands-on experience in actual design, development and testing of consumer products including package design, layout and tolerancing specification to ANSI Y14.5M-1994.
Worked classified for the Air force as a co-op in 1982 and 1983 at Williams’ Air force base.
Machine Process and Capability – MTDSW – Chandler, AZ
Design of Experiments – Ryobi – Chandler, AZ
Total Control Methodology – Ryobi – Chandler, AZ
Design for Manufacturability / Concurrent Engineering – Ryobi – Chandler. AZ
Synchronized Manufacturing (5S) – MTDSW – Chandler, AZ
Reaching Agreement/Managing Conflict – MTDSW – Chandler, AZ
Leadership Training Part 1 and 2 – Ryobi – Chandler, AZ
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing & Geometric – Ryobi – Chandler, AZ
Dale Carnegie Pentair Corp. 2004 Jackson TN.
Spanish 101 & 102. J.S.C.C. 2004/2005
Pro-E refresher course - Intermediate Pro-e offered at JSCC 2005
Advanced Pro-E J.S.C.C. 2006, Wildfire 2.
Acoustic training certification in November 2007 and advance Acoustics training certification in May 2008.
Master certified project manager in May 2007.
Green belt re-certification in April 2007.
Whirlpool Oppex Black Belt trained 2008.