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Manufacturing Engineer Technician

Denver, Colorado, United States
October 24, 2016

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Bart Loucks

**** ****** **.

Arvada, Co. *****


Work History:

Research Technician



Receive and process incoming materials, wood pulp and associated wood products.

- Inputting test data and samples with the LIMS system.

Process materials:

- CHN, testing for carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen with Leco instrumentation.

- Testing for % moisture with Karl Fischer Titration instrumentation.

- Particle Size Distribution (PSD) with a camsizer instrumentation.

- Sieving materials as well splitting and riffling.

- Minimal use of a TGA unit.

- Minimal use of a Surface area analyzer.

- Use of National Instruments Labview to operate systems.

- Gravimetric analysis with RapidVap.

Responsible for processing purchase requests from my “User” group into JD Edwards for processing.

- Goal for serving in house customers are to review and submit requisitions with in a 24 hour window.

Purchasing of materials for facility up-keep and maintenance.

Participated as a seat on the executive Safety Committee Team, as well as the Laboratory Safety Committee.

- Was a key member in developing a charter for SundropFuels and developing part of approving a core values statement.

Maintain records, procedures and laboratory test documentation.

Contribute to design of test equipment, panels and building of same.

Sr. Technician

Hazen Research, Inc.


Scale up activities for clients/projects. Activities include managing time per schedule.

- Schedule weekly activities with group, technicians.

Interacting with clients to understand needs versus outcome.

- Documenting all critical conversations and making necessary changes.

Ordering materials to fulfill job requirements.

Evaluating and gathering data for client.

- Accurate documentation of all data and reporting of same.

Monitoring gas stacks emissions and calibration of analyzers.

Lead in the set up and operations of pilot plant.

- Daily a.m. discussion of the day’s activities.


Recycling and Hauling


Responsible for operations and budgeting. Customer relations, securing new customers and all P&L functions.

Negotiating contract terms.

Manufacturing Planning Coordinator/Production Specialist,

Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineering Technician/Research & Development Technician



Materials approval and research.

Research of new materials and variables for existing materials.

Scheduling of one sales category to the manufacturing floor.

Responsible for over 100K per month, auditing.

Responsible for annual employee reviews and disciplinary action.

- Participate in hiring and termination of employees.

Responsible for delivering business objectives.

- Meeting daily, weekly and monthly goals per set objectives.

Motivating employees and leading employees in positive directions.

- Through leading by example, positive motivation and team building exercises I increased productivity by


Responsible for 20+ employees on multiple shifts.

Input for capital expenditures and maintaining monthly/period budget.

- Submit my annual request and justification for expenditures.

Train and certify employees.

- Work with new employees on a daily basis to fulfill manufacturing needs.

Interface with product and process teams during scale up activities.

Document critical operating and quality procedures for production personnel.

- Write necessary SOP’s for manufacturing processes.

- Process and procedure documentation and implementation, product evaluation, process development and


Manufacturing of thick film printed circuit boards.

Use of multi-meters and volt-meters; knowledge of GMP’s.

Research and development of ceramic materials; test and evaluate new and existing products and materials.

Conduct the following tests:

Specific Gravity, Hardness, Crystal size, Particle size and Particle size distribution, Thermal Analysis, SEM use, LOI (Loss On Ignition), Fracture Mechanics, Sieve Metallography, Density (both green and fired), Dielectric Strength, Volume Resistivity, Trace Resistance Values, Surface Resistivity, Porosity, Tensile Strength.


Metropolitan State College

Red Rocks Community College (2010 - 2011)

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