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Manufacturing Engineer Project

Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
October 23, 2016

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Larry Pickett

**** *******'s Lane, Apt. *** Winston Salem, NC 27103 336-***-****


Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt trained engineering professional with over 24 years’ experience managing continuous improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma tools. Lean experience includes identifying and eliminating non-value added waste, facilitating Kaizen Events, and creation of Operator Standard Work. Additional experience in capital equipment justifications, creating equipment specifications, equipment installations, equipment run-off and approval, work cell and shop floor layouts.


MS Project 2010

Swim Lane Diagrams

M.O.S.T. Applicator

MS Visio 2010

Spaghetti Diagrams

Lean Practitioner Training

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT

Process Flow Diagrams

ISO 9001 Internal Auditor

Solid Works

5S Methodology

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Simul8 Process Simulation

5Whys Problem Solving


Value Stream Mapping

8D Problem Solving

MSA/Gage R & Rs


A3 Reports



Manufacturing Engineer, April 2016 to Current

Lydall Thermal/Acoustical – Hamptonville, North Carolina

Eliminated all scrap created from burn holes in clips on GM heat shields through root cause analysis.

Eliminated all scrap created from misaligned rivets in brackets on GM Heat Shields through root cause analysis.

Managed design, build, and installation of several rivet work stations for newly awarded programs.

Reduced labor by 70% through completion of new robotic isolator cell project for GM 8620 Heat Shields.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, May 2015 to April 2016

Technetics Group, Polymer Technologies – Houston, Texas

Created and maintained new and existing Bill of Materials and process labor routers.

Designed and implemented new part rinsing fixture that increased production 400%.

Reduced CNC mill setups by 50% for a PTFE manifold by implementing a trunnion table.

Developed production process and designed Teflon die for forming 2" diameter PVC tubing.

Manufacturing Engineer III, October 2014 to April 2015

Weatherford International – Huntsville, Texas

Completed A3 project that reduced non-valued added labor in creating trace packets by 50%.

Completed work instruction that eliminated torque gun breakage costs of $81,000 per year.

Developed Simul8 simulation to determine throughput of saw department utilizing four (4) saws.

Completed retrofit of a new Renishaw tool probe for DMG Mori NVX7000 vertical machining center.

Manufacturing Engineer, August 2012 to October 2014

Dyna Drill Technologies, a Schlumberger company – Katy, Texas

Completed A3 project reducing rubber defects 97% saving $114,000 per year.

Completed A3 project to reduce rubber profile defects 88% saving $104,000 per year.

Completed operator standard work for stator manufacturing processes eliminating process variation.

Engineering Project Manager, July 2010 to August 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company – Houston, Texas

Managed and completed $3.4M POD Works project resulting in a 50% increase in production capacity.

Managed and completed $3.8M CCM06 Test Area Expansion project resulting in a 64% increase in test capacity.

Managed and completed $250K CCM03 Solutions Center Retrofit project that added 108 rack test locations.

Managed and completed $200K Cooling Air Delivery System project for testing a new Eco POD product line.


Manufacturing Engineer, June 2007 to July 2010

Dyna Drill Technologies, a Smith International company – Houston, Texas

Managed and completed new ID Spray Coating System project improving the overall ID coating process.

Designed and implemented new Coating Applicator Wand to improve stator ID coat coverage.

Designed and implemented Stator Quench Tank System improving cooling efficiency and eliminating downtime.

Create and implement new plant layout for stator manufacturing process relocation.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, November 2006 to June 2007

Goodman Manufacturing Company, LLC – Houston, Texas

Supervised and directed three (3) manufacturing engineers on daily projects.

Managed torque gun inventory and maintenance program for the entire shop floor.

Managed production line that included supervising and directing 15 hourly employees.

Designed and implemented new control box subassembly workstation that eliminated production line stoppages.

Manufacturing Engineer, 10/2005 to 11/2006

Magna Intier Automotive Interiors, Atreum – Howell, Michigan

Created and maintained process flow diagrams, PFMEAs, and equipment layouts for new program launches.

Managed and completed manufacturing plan for new Nissan UL Cover Meter program.

Managed design and implementation of all plant-wide ergonomic lift-assist equipment.

Maintained Cleco programmable torque guns for the GMT900 Cover Assembly Area.

Manufacturing Engineer, January 2005 to October 2005

Android Industries, LLC – Auburn Hills, Michigan

Managed and completed manufacturing plan for P356 Cooling Module Assembly Program.

Managed and completed ergonomic lift assist equipment design for the P356 Cooling Module Assembly.

Designed and implemented new shipping racks for the P356 Cooling Module Assemblies.

Managed and directed OEM suppliers in resolving part quality issues using 8D problem solving techniques.

JIT Project Leader, May 2003 to January 2005

Faurecia Automotive Seating – Troy, Michigan

Created Seat Rework procedure for the Pontiac G6 Seat Assembly process eliminating errors in rework process.

Designed and implemented material handling racks that eliminated triple handling of seat foam components.

Designed and implemented gravity roller table that eliminated double handling rear seat assemblies.

Manufacturing Engineer, October 1998 to May 2003

Parker Hannifin Corporation – Oxford, MI

Managed and facilitated Kaizen Events for the sheet metal and filter tube finishing departments.

Developed and implemented perforated steel tube Kanban resulting in eliminating production flow stoppages.

Managed current and future state value stream maps for metal and plastic retained air filter product families.

Managed and completed $250,000 end capping work cell project eliminating overtime, scrap and rework.


Masters of Business Administration: 1998

University of Michigan - Flint, MI

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology: 1991

Eastern New Mexico University - Portales, New Mexico

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