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Manager Engineering

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
October 01, 2016

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Todd N. Schmutzler 1-715-***-****

Manufacturing Engineering Manager / Facilities Manager with 20 years of experience in project and plant management, supervision, relocation and facility layout. Strong background in manufacturing processes development and product improvements.

Skilled in lean manufacturing, machining, assembly, and high volume processing. Strong background in mechanical engineering applications, process improvement, new facility setup and management. Proven track record of exceeding production, quality and cost goals.

Bachelor of Science Degree, August 1999, Tri-State University, Angola, IN

Associates Degrees,

Industrial Engineering August 1993, Moraine Park Technical College

Mechanical Design May 1991, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI


CoreRX, Inc., Clearwater, FL May 2015 to October 2016

Facility / Engineering Manager

CoreRX is a pharmaceutical company working with Clinical trial manufacturing and packaging, formulation, analytical, First in Man studies, and Contract Manufacturing.

Maintained and supervised three facilities/utilities with reduced crew and negligible downtime

Responsible for equipment, HVAC, grounds, permitting, power distribution, air requirements

Responsible for Environmental Health & Safety programs

Implemented and supervised Capital ROI projects with improved capacity, quality and new sales

Implemented preventative maintenance program

New construction management

Justification and implementation of security system, fobs, cameras and keys

Worked with and selection of all outside contractors

Managed maintenance and validation personnel

Supported all documentation for FDA requirements

Management and strategic planning

Contract Engineer, Wisconsin and Florida July 2012 to May 2015

Contract work included:

Implementation of lean manufacutring

Design and build of new equipment

Program start up MSDS, OSHA, FDA, CGMP, and Lockout Tag out

Reorganization of Tool crib and Maintenance Department

Installation and maintenance of all production machinery

Todd N. Schmutzler, continued

Design of Custom Automated machines

Upgrades to company Facilities Infrastructure

Design and build new equipment

Norlen, Inc./Tomcor/Yarcraft, Schofield, WI November 2009 to July 2012

Facility Manager / Maintenance Engineering Manager

Norlen, Inc./Tomcor/Yarcraft multiple companies owned by one subsidiary. Norlen, Inc. is a sheet metal, machining, tube bending, and welding manufacturer. Tomcor is a powder coat painting, EDP, and assembly manufacturer. Yarcraft is a boat manufacturer.

Project management and on schedule launch of $2.5M powder coat paint line and $1.9M Amada laser machine

Implemented preventative maintenance program with an increase of 28% equipment efficiency over the first year

Responsible for three facilities including Environmental Health & Safety, EPA / OSHA / DNR regulations and permitting

Implement and oversee all capital ROI projects with improved capacity and quality

Woods Equipment Inc., Mosinee, WI February 2007 to October 2009

Manufacturing Engineering Manager / Facilities Manager

Woods Equipment Company is a manufacturer of construction, landscape and agricultural attachments.

Consolidated and relocated five facilities which resulted in 30% improved efficiency

Justified new automated tool crib machine which reduced tooling costs by 45%

Implemented 5S program with 20% increased labor efficiency

Responsible for consolidation and relocation of five facilities resulting in 30% improved efficiency

Provided oversight and specification design to a new 100,000 square foot facility while relocating 70 pieces of key equipment including CNC and mechanical machinery with no reduction in customer satisfaction

Implemented and justified a new robotic welding system with one year payback

Supervised Manufacturing Engineering department with 5 technical personnel, 28 production employees, 2 tool and die makers, 5 maintenance personnel, and multiple contracted personnel

Implemented and justified air assisted airless paint system

Developed annual capital investment plan utilizing ROI company goals

Selected and supervised outside electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and other contractors

Brought company into compliance by managing all OSHA / EPA / DNR documentation air permitting, storm water etc., implemented hazardous communication program “MSDS”

Implemented a preventative maintenance and lockout tag out program

Outsourced and purchased personnel services, equipment, parts and tooling

Justified and installed bulk gas tank system including Argon, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide

Todd N. Schmutzler, continued

TydenBrammall Inc., Angola, IN September 2002 to August 2006

Manufacturing Engineering Manager / Facilities Manager

Tyden Brammall, Inc. is a global high volume manufacturer of security seals used for air, ocean, truck and rail modes of transportation. Seals ranged from bolt, plastic, metal and cable.

Patented a new product design, custom manufacturing process and machine design utilizing induction heating saving $280,000 per year with 1.2 years ROI

Developed new laser marking for product development with 20% reduction in scrap

Developed process flow and time studies to improve on time delivery from 36% to 46%

Relocated, on schedule, a production line consisting of 80 custom machines from Indiana to China and a facility consisting of 48 custom machines from France to England

Closed a facility in Michigan and relocated it to Indiana including 4 high volume production lines within budget and on schedule

Designed new plant layout for all equipment and facilities located in England, Indiana and China for process flow and increased capacity

Managed plant electrical, compressor and facility improvements and upkeep

Supervised 10 maintenance technicians, 5 toolmakers, 2 manufacturing engineers,+1 engineering assistant and 2 janitors

Brought company into compliance by facilitating all EPA / OSHA compliance including redesign and guarding of equipment while developing and facilitating training program for Right to Know and MSDS

Designed and built custom equipment including all tools, fixtures, and gauges

Rittal Electromate, Fremont, IN February 1999 to September 2002

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Rittal Electomate is a manufacturer of industrial enclosures utilizing stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel. Other products included buss bar systems and IT/Data enclosures.

Relocated, on time, 25 production line machines from Ohio to Indiana

Designed and implemented 3 robotic automated welding systems ranging from 6 and 7 axis

Redesigned line layouts, implemented one piece flow methodology, and improved manufacturing practices with new technology while increasing plant efficiency and productivity

Installed and trained production and maintenance employees on TLC-1005 Trumpf multiple axis universal laser

Updated and retained all routings/standards and BOM’s

Designed tools and fixtures utilizing Auto Cad software

Eagle Picher, Hillsdale, MI November 1996 to May 1998

Corporate Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Hillsdale Tool, a division of Eagle Picher, manufactures transmission pumps/vibration dampers and a wide range of parts for the automotive industries with annual revenue of $500M.

Managed on time, from acquisition to launch of new production lines from Germany to a newly established facility in England, while simultaneously moving 9 production lines

Todd N. Schmutzler, continued

Designed new plant floor layout consisting of 30 custom production machines on schedule

Coordinated project to meet master production schedules and deadline for Production Part Approval Process for Fiat

Staffed personnel including the plant manager, maintenance manager, production manager and quality manager as well as staff

Implemented capital expenditures for facility improvements including injection molding machinery and custom paint system to improve one piece flow and increased Tact Time

Improved manufacturing techniques and processes to increase productivity by utilizing best practices

Worked with injection molding/bonding and hydraulic/pneumatic/painting assembly/testing/quality and machining

American Highway Technologies, Kankakee, IL April 1996 to November 1996

Manufacturing Engineer

American Highway Technologies, a division of Dayton Superior manufactured a diverse range of products for the construction industry involved with concrete including highways, bridges, etc.

Redesigned company infrastructure, equipment, personnel assignments and process flow during a new plant acquisition

Staffed and supervised 4 maintenance, 3 tool room and 3 plant supervisors

Managed project for capital expenditures, facility improvements, and purchase of new machinery

Implemented and maintained purchasing for maintenance, repair and operating supplies

Modified plant heating system and cooling tower system

Designed production machinery and production tooling

Implemented preventative maintenance schedule for equipment

Resolved and maintained all EPA / OSHA issues next to a Superfund site


AutoCAD release 12, 13 & 14, 2007 Smartcam software, CADAM system

Microsoft Word / Excel and Office

Ries robot programming, Trumpf TLC 105 laser programming

CNC machining

Mazak Mazarol

Ford Document Control Process and Failure Effect Mode Analysis training

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jigs and Fixture training

QS9000 procedures, safety committee member, first aid rep, and teambuilding training

Lean Manufacturing/Six sigma/5S/8D/Poke yoke/DFEA/PFEMA/PPAP/QS9000/APQE


Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Member

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