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Manufacturing Engineer

Home, PA, 15747
April 30, 2016

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Lloyd R. Seager *** McElhoes Road

Home, Pennsylvania 15747



An engineering professional experienced in the development of design processes, product line conception and manufacturing leadership. Comprehensive background in customer service, quality assurance, employee training and third party compliance liaison provides a strong overall understanding of the manufacturing/marketing relationship. Have worked in varied industries and excelled in all. Objective is to leverage manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance and product development expertise towards a new manufacturing engineering opportunity.

Selected Accomplishments

Moved the Fisher Scientific Indiana Plant from a functional layout to cellular manufacturing.

Responsible for engineering management of all scientific refrigerated product (sales growth of $6M from startup in 6 years).

Awarded medical device U.S. Patent for design of automatic cover slipping for tissue staining applications.

Designed efficient machining/manufacturing methods for stainless and nickel based alloys.

Received DOE “Q” and DOD “Secret” security clearances.

Employment Experience

Ardiem Medical, Indiana, PA 2014 - 2015

Project Manager/ Manufacturing Engineer/ Quality Assurance Mgr./Machinist

Assumed point position in customer relations with wavering customer resulting the account’s renewed faith in the company.

Revised the design of customer implantable medical device to significantly increase service life.

Managed document preparation for product transition into clinical trials.

Designed and produced fixturing to reduce production time and increase manufacturing repeatability.

Pearle Vision, Indiana, PA 2011 – Present

Sales Associate/Optician Tech/Facilities Mgr.

Regularly achieve highest sales density and high weekly sales just behind store manager.

Convert difficult eyeglasses repairs to new customers and future sales.

Repair and maintain examination and facilities instruments/equipment.

Wood Contracting, Shelocta, PA 2003 – Present

Utilities Installer/Maintenance/Repair

Computerized climate control:

Installed, created AutoCAD system schematics and programmed 3 zone climate control system to monitor and manage temperature, sunlight and humidity for a 1 acre under roof commercial greenhouse facility.


Installed and programmed Allen Bradley controlled grain/feed supplement processing system to allow cattle feed lot automation and sale & processing of resident and customer supplied feed.

System Improvement:

Installed BioTherm warm water plant growth accelerator system while increasing design efficiency by 12%.

Lloyd R. Seager 2

Fisher Scientific Company, Indiana, PA 1991 – 2003

Project/Product Engineer

Research and Clinical Laboratory Instrument Design, Development and Manufacture:

Designed Scientific and Hazardous location refrigeration appliances.

Managed Underwriter’s Laboratories compliance and related documents.

Led cross-functional team in product line conversion from a functional production layout to cellular manufacturing.

Reduced Laboratory Oven and Incubator order to ship time from 3 weeks to 1 day.

Reduced work in process inventory 80% by design consolidation and set-up reduction.

Design Standards:

Authored design philosophy to reduce press brake set-up time.

Standardized punch press turret set-up through product feature consolidation.

Standardized similar product such that differentiation occurs as far along the manufacturing process as possible.

Created part design procedures to take advantage of the fabrication method’s strengths.

Customer Service for Fisher Scientific Product:

Traveled to customer sites to investigate and remedy difficult and unusual product issues.

Trained overseas customer service and repair regarding Fisher product.

Aided in ISO 9002 Certification in merging ISO requirements into Fisher manufacturing controls.

Intercon, Bedford, VA 1987-1989

Manufacturing Manager

Moved failing business into profitability in 7 months.

Managed production of 66 manufacturing employees.

Uncovered bank fraud regarding overstated value of company assets.

Babcock and Wilcox, Naval Nuclear Fuels Division, Lynchburg, VA 1984-1987

Mechanical Engineer

Estimated DOE contract costs and aided in proposal preparation.

Designed and implemented CNC and conventional manufacturing processes for nuclear weapon components.

Managed the installation of all machining equipment in the Transfer Systems facility.

Created machining parameters for niobium used for components of the CEBAF particle accelerator.

Aided B&W Commercial Nuclear Fuels Plant and the SPIS Division regarding difficult machining and fabrication issues.

United States Steel Corporation, McKeesport, PA 1979-1983

Mechanical Engineer

Derived and co-authored API oil country casing joint strength formulas.

Installed and managed the Corporations first CNC coupling finishing facility.

Chose and set-up all tooling for CNC lathes.

Programmed CNC lathes for all API coupling sizes and grades from 4” – 16”.

Trained and qualified all CNC machine operators.

Aided in the creation of the Desulfurization process for hot metal at the Duquesne Plant.

Designed seamless casing/coupling power make-up tooling which increased service life from four hours to one week.


Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering

Related Information

1989 – 1998 Involved in independent business venture, Duquesne Interconnects.

2004 – Present Club Manager of Allied Club of Indiana County. Responsibilities include managing financials, PLCB compliance, equipment maintenance, membership standing and inventory control.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD CAE, vDoors (building security), Salesvu (business/accounting).

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