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Engineer Manufacturing

Athens, Alabama, United States
October 19, 2016

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Work Analysis Engineer (Industrial Engineer) April 2016-present

Magneti Marelli, Pulaski, TN

■Supervise a team of 4 fabricators

■Improved efficiency of rack delivery bringing into the plant fabricators from an off-site facility

■Created and standardized new procedures for fabrication department

■Increased direct throughput up to 60% on sub-assembly lines

■Lowered indirect labor travel time by 70% through reorganization of workcenters

■Familiarity with WCM (World Class Manufacturing)

■Team lead for Work Organization pillar on New Product Introduction (NPI)

■Provided Benefit to cost ratio of 400% by reducing labor loss and changing process on hard coating/anti-fog departments

■Decreased quality defects by 50% with an autoclean CO2 system

■Reduced labor loss between molding machines and metallizing departments by 15%

Manufacturing Engineer May 2013 – April 2016

John Deere Product Development Center, East Moline, IL

■Support New Product Development for combines coming out in Model Year 2016

■Responsible for 5 departments including Final Assembly, Engine line, elevator assembly, rear axles and valves, and other miscellaneous assemblies

■Responsible for the introduction of 4 projects including Autocal (later called Active Yield) (electrical), Compressor (drives), 30-40K (Hydraulics), and DF4 (Elevators)

■Created new workstations with space constraints and designed the area using AutoCAD Architecture

■Designed new tooling and fixture concepts in Pro-Engineer

■Worked with suppliers on tooling, fixtures, and other equipment within a required capital budget

■Created ways to poka yoke (mistake proofing) systems to remove muda (waste)

■Worked closely with other functional groups, such as design and quality to create a high quality product

■Worked and involved wage personnel to improve on what is currently an issue as well as future work

■Created work instructions as well as operator method sheets

■Reviewed specifications for torques, hydraulics and processes to optimize them

■Created and organized routings and set up locations of storage for minimizing lead times and maximizing value added work

■Worked with safety to eliminate potentially dangerous situations

■Worked with ergonomics to minimize long term musculoskeletal problems for wage employees

Manufacturing Engineer May 2012 – May 2013

John Deere Harvester Works (as contingent employee of Infotree Service), Moline, IL

■Supported manufacturing floor with manufacturing problems

■Applied lean techniques to reduce waste

■Increased cell output by 30 minutes per shift (fan assembly)

■Created solid modeling designs in Pro-Engineer Wildfire 4 for mistake-proofing

■Worked towards pro-active reduction of failures through PFMEA as a team player

■Worked with designers and shops for fixture design and implementation

■Supported standard work instructions and procedures as well as operator Manufacturing Specifications (OMS)

■Made engineering changes to the shop floor for current as well as future product development

■Organized manufacturing capabilities (for assembly) as a team for feasibility of assembly

■Restructured work area layouts for safety

■Redesigned ladder racks for lean as well as quality initiatives (cut travel time by 50% saving the company about 2 hours of travel time per shift)

■Conducted capital projects (Clean Grain Elevator)

Manufacturing/Process Engineer Jan 2008 – Oct 2011

Kreisler Industrial Corp., NJ

■Wrote repaired parts process for different grades of stainless steel, inconel and Titanium by explaining how the parts are to be cleaned, machined, heat treated/relaxed based on a set of customer specifications

■Liaison between shop floor and design engineers to arrange for the design of tooling, fixtures, assembly jigs and other requirements of the manufacturing floor.

■Managed projects for welding tubing ranging from 0.028” through 0.064” thickness with tolerances as low as 0.020” for the aerospace industry

■Created and implemented engineering procedures and processes for manufacturing of machined tubing (cutting, grinding, etc)

■Calibrated and Supported of welding machines saving thousands of dollars yearly on shipment, 3rd party repair work, and time

■Maintained and repaired of equipment, including weldheads saving thousands of dollars in shipments, repair work, and time

■Created and approved weld schedules and test specimens based on drawings and customer or AWS specifications

■Trained staff in manufacturing processes such as tungsten sharpening, reducing variability, and therefore reducing waste

■Implemented lean manufacturing including Kaizen, 5S audits and six sigma

■Created complete Operational Instructions (procedures) to reduce process variability

■Reviewed Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to find problem areas thus changing processes and reducing failures

■Integral part of cell creation to reduce time to finish products by the use of kaizen events(created big bending cell, inspection cell and General electric cell)

■Created oxygen sensing system to measure oxygen content of parts to be welded to satisfy customer requirements and reduce waste

■Created experiments to verify appropriate cleaning process time before welding

■Created a filtering system and determined its feasibility for production saving thousands of dollars on alcohol (from about 2 barrels per week to 1 barrel per month)

■Created a system to measure rotation for bending within 0.01 degree which constituted less manual bending time

■Non Destructive Testing procedure creation (X-RAY, FPI, Pressure test)

Routing Director Mar 2004 – Jan 2008

Spirit Delivery & Distribution, NJ

■Prepared delivery routes for drivers to ensure that goods were delivered within specified times using minimal resources

■Restructured Identification system by restructuring records so drivers could be easily identified

■Computer systems and server troubleshooting

■Reorganized wireless telephone system so that phones were matched with drivers thus streamlining communication

■Managed 6 remote locations

■Routed trucks for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina

Principal Engineer Oct 2002 – Feb 2004

International Acro Technologies, Inc. - Harrison, NJ

■R&D for prototype boards including design, layout and production

■Board design (FPGAs, DSPs, etc)


2009 – 2011 A.S.S. Culinary Arts

Hudson County community College, Jersey City, NJ

1996 – 2002 B.S. Applied Physics

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.


SAP Wplanner

Creo 3.0 Autocad Architecture 2014

C-projects Visview (with Visjack)


2010 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Member

2008 NJ Boating Safety Certificate

2008 CPR/First Aid/AED Oxygen Administration Instructor

2004 Scuba Diving Instructor Certification

2002 American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification


Fluent in: English, Galician, Spanish, Portuguese; Conversational in: German

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