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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

Location:
Texas, United States
Posted:
October 02, 2016

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AMIT KAISTHA

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Next Generation Product Development Strategic Sourcing Six Sigma MRD Definition

Process Automation Stage Gate Industrial Design Contract Manufacturing

Material and Process Selection 3D Modeling Vendor Development

Able to lead unified internal and external team, plan and implement strategies and tactics to meet and exceed project deliverables. Teamed in successful delivery of numerous products including iPAD, iPAD Mini, New MAC, Blackberry Torch 9860, RIM Curve 8900, Blackberry 9550, Motorola ZN4, Motorola KRZR K1M, IMERJ 2-1 tablets, and BMW TCU.

Technical Specialist valued for providing solutions to vexing project problems. Routinely function as NUD (New, Unique and Difficult) leader for biggest cost impact and technically challenging projects. Lead implementation of touch system, antenna systems and other critical sub-systems. Demonstrated skills in designing die-cast, injection molded, precision machined and stamped parts.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

11/2015-Present, Director of Engineering, Confidential (Management Consultant)

Lead multi-functional mechanical, hardware, software, test and sourcing teams towards development of next generation devices. Manage a group of 100+ Engineers scattered in 5 global design centers.

Developed and defined key operational and performance metrics for the Product Development Team, tooling and NPI teams. Create conformance metrics for product compliance and ensure adherence.

Created resources and budget plan for mechanical engineering team. Recruit and hire mechanical and HW engineers and designers.

Led and directed FEA efforts for thermal and mechanical simulations to ensure design integrity. Implement use of quality tools like DFMEA, Design reviews, Tolerance Analysis etc.

Manage and plan prototype, engineering and design validation builds at numerous global sites. Engage and work with tier one suppliers and internal groups for resource planning and readiness.

07/2013-11/2015, Vice President-Product Development, Cyphre Inc.

Reporting to the COO of the organization I am responsible for all product development, strategic sourcing and manufacturing operations of Cyphre.

Lead multi-functional mechanical, hardware, software, test and sourcing teams towards development of next generation devices. Lead Industrial Design team activities with marketing for creation of product portfolio with line of sight to existing technology and relevant industry trends.

Led and directed FEA efforts for thermal and mechanical simulations to ensure design integrity. Implement use of quality tools like DFMEA, Design reviews, Tolerance Analysis etc.

Compressed product development, qualification and operational time lines to ensure on time launch of product to market. Applied risk mitigation strategies to get first of tool parts as first customer shipments.

Manage and plan prototype, engineering and design validation builds at numerous global sites. Engage and work with tier one suppliers and internal groups for resource planning and readiness.

Created resources and budget plan for mechanical engineering team. Recruit and hire mechanical and HW engineers and designers.

3/2012-06/2013, Sr. Manager-Manufacturing Design, Apple Computers.

Lead a team of talented process, design and sourcing engineers to achieve on time ramp of iconic Apple IMAC & IPAD products. Ensure operational readiness via process capability studies for high visible items. Culmination of these efforts resulted in timely release of iPAD3, iPAD MINI and iMAC.

Collaborate with product development and industrial design leadership to negotiate key product requirement feature set in line with cost and schedule structure.

Create resources and budget plan for manufacturing operations team at various worldwide locations. Recruit and hire process and quality engineers. Execute strategies and process improvements to improve operational efficiency by more than 15% per annum.

Develop and implement equipment design and changes for high volume mass production utilizing new and difficult technologies. Lead efforts for mass production scalability of new processes.

04/2011-03/2012, Director of Engineering, Flextronics (Management Consultant)

Lead multi-functional mechanical, hardware, software, test and sourcing teams towards development of next generation devices. Lead Industrial Design team activities with marketing for creation of product portfolio with line of sight to existing technology and relevant industry trends. Culmination of efforts led to a successful spin off of the group (www.jamdeo.com)

Developed and defined key operational and performance metrics for the Product Development Team. Create conformance metrics for product compliance and ensure adherence.

Created resources and budget plan for mechanical engineering team. Recruit and hire mechanical and HW engineers and designers.

Led and directed FEA efforts for thermal and mechanical simulations to ensure design integrity. Implement use of quality tools like DFMEA, Design reviews, Tolerance Analysis etc.

Manage and plan prototype, engineering and design validation builds at numerous global sites. Engage and work with tier one suppliers and internal groups for resource planning and readiness.

06/2008-04/2011, Mechanical Technical Lead, Research in Motion, Irving, TX

Lead Mechanical Architect for system level designs for iconic Blackberry products. Led multi-functional hardware, software, test and sourcing teams towards development of critical sub-systems.

Provide engineering and technical inputs for various Stage Gate reviews to senior management teams. Conduct in-depth technical feasibility and readiness reviews for product compliance including antennae, audio and thermal acceptance with device carriers.

Design various structural and cosmetic components for the development of new devices. Heavily involved in the design of complicated insert molded, IMD, sheet metal, die-cast and complex sub-assemblies.

Coordinate activities with manufacturing and NPI teams to develop, deploy, measure and improve key operational metrics prior to transitioning products to mass production.

Subject Matter Expert for material selection and assembly processes. Published and updated numerous internal reference guides for other mechanical engineers.

06/2004-06/2008, Sr. Staff- Product Development, Motorola, Inc., Libertyville, IL

Lead multi-functional engineering and sourcing teams for development of specific NUD (New and Under Development) technology in mass production. Led Mechanical Engineering design efforts for the development of the unique BLAZE ZN4 clear flip with touch sensing.

Support various prototype and pre-production builds at various global sites for product validation. Lead ramp up of efforts from product inception to mass production at various suppliers and Motorola factories worldwide.

. Lead mechanical engineer towards qualification of antennae layouts, acoustic design, de-sense and grounding schemes. Interface extensively with ECAD team for PCB layout and component placement.

Design complicated plastic parts, stamping, aluminum die-cast, flex circuits and antenna modules as a Lead Mechanical Engineer for BMW TCU product line. Perform tolerance analysis including assembly stack ups and worst-case analysis. Analyzed field failures and proposed corrective actions.

09/2000-06/2004, Mechanical Design Engineer, Stratos Lightwave, Inc., Chicago, IL

Lead Mechanical Engineer for development of a new product line of transceivers (first in the industry), which involved a coordinated effort between various divisions and departments.

Designed and developed numerous precision machined, zinc die-cast, injection-molded and stamped components.

Interact and support overseas mechanical engineering and manufacturing teams in product design/ development and PRO/E.

Coordinate engineering efforts with prototyping and manufacturing engineering groups for the transition of new products to production. Conduct FMEA and DFM studies for related products.

01/94-12/97: Mechanical Process Manager, Minda HUF, New Delhi, India

Launched and established production and process lines for major international customers like Mercedes Benz, Honda Motors and Yamaha. This business constituted more than 30% revenues.

Shift Engineer in the Hot Pressure Die casting group. Responsible for setting machine parameters and process controls for “First off tool” runs. Created and documented PFMEA, PCP and PPAP.

• Drove lean principles and processes throughout the department thereby reducing production lead times, and defects. Reduced tool load-unload time by 45% by implementing time & motion studies.

EDUCATION

01/98-05/01, MS in Manufacturing Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Received Graduate Student Scholarship for Fall’98 and Spring’99 semesters.

08/89-09/93 (Sept), BS in Mechanical Engineering, MES College of Engineering, India

Secured BE (Mech.) degree in First Division with Distinction (Highest possible grade).

OTHERS

US Patent 20090160783: Translucent touch screens including invisible electronic component connections

US Patent 20090160782: Translucent touch screen devices including low resistive mesh

Motorola University: Six Sigma Green Belt Training (DFSS and DMAIC)



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