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Welding Engineer

Berlin Charter Township, Michigan, 48166, United States
January 11, 2017

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Jimmy D. Fowler

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Welding Engineer • Maintenance and Production Expert • Team Leader

Diligent, creative and precise welding engineer and maintenance leader with 31 years’ experience driving manufacturing performance, cutting costs and improving key processes.

Skilled in managing aggressive project timelines and maintaining composure through extremely stressful, fast-paced manufacturing challenges.

Esteemed as inclusive and approachable leader who effectively promotes teamwork, accountability and problem solving to ensure corporate goals are achieved.

Known for strong work ethic and “do-what-it-takes” management philosophy; will always roll up sleeves to support completion of key projects and initiatives.

Strong project manager; able to assess the big picture then gather information and resources needed to move a project to its successful completion, on time and within budget.

Technically savvy; extensive background with computer software/hardware and home computer repair.


Maintenance and Production Management

Resistance and Arc Welding

Troubleshooting/Problem Solving

Team Leadership (Union/Non-Union)

Expense Management/Cost Controls

Business Process Improvement

Quality Control

Project Management

Client Relations/Customer Service

Robot Programming

Feasibility Studies

Customer Buyoffs


Gonzalez Production Systems {GPS} Pontiac, Mi. 2014 to Present

Leading Automotive & Aerospace Integrator specializing in Robotic, Manual Weld gun, Rivet and Vision system

Assembly lines.

Field Service Welding Engineer

Created & Updated Vital Customer Documentation:

1A4’s / WIS / WIMS / EPT / TT / BA-157 Sealer & Mastic Reports Rivet Commissioning Reports

Rivet Teardown Reports Mig & Spot Weld Maps Method of Operation

Trouble-Shooting Welding Issues on & off site. Programmed & Adjusted Weld Schedules, Steppers & Tip Dress Programs for Flash Free & Adaptive Welding on Bosch, WTC & Aro DC Controllers. For Robotic, Pedestal & Manual Weld Guns. Programmed Henrob Revmon Rivet Controllers: Performed Phase II Commissioning at the OEM and Phase III at the customer, whereby re-certifying the Rivet Parameters as well as running Coupons. To be sent back to Henrob for Testing. Wrote the BA-157 & Commissioning Paperwork Verified all parameters Updated every 30 days Traveled to Various Vehicle Assembly Plants & Automotive Component Suppliers:

Addressing Rivet Issues & Spot & Mig Welding.

Quality Metal Craft, Inc. (QMC), Livonia, MI 2010 to 2014

Leading global prototype and low-volume production automotive suppliers; company covers all phases of design, engineering and manufacturing

Welding Maintenance Supervisor

Strong manufacturing leadership experience led to invitation to supervise a 50+ member team overseeing assembly & maintenance.

Quickly established reputation of excellence in troubleshooting and process improvement, implementing measures to save the company more than $650K over a five-year period.

Commended for dramatically improving production of a manufacturing cell that was failing to meet production requirements. By standardizing fixtures and sensors and replacing improper weld guns, drove production from nine parts every 10 hours to 62 parts every 12 hours.

Collaborate with senior management to ensure welding operations align with overall corporate goals and client commitments.

Partner with OEMs, serving as a key consultant on new resistance welding machines and leading company buyoffs.

Have become the go-to resource for all resistance welding Issues; also called upon to perform capability studies and cost analyses to reduce costs and improve performance.

The Bing Group, Detroit, MI 2005 to 2009

Automotive supplier specializing in steel stamping and processing; company liquidated in 2009

Welding Maintenance & Production Supervisor

Recruited to supervise a team of 70+ production, assembly and maintenance specialists in the production of steel stampings and assemblies.

Exceptional troubleshooting skills led to expanded role involving the development of user guides for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and methods of operation

Assigned teams to daily work assignments, ensuring production levels ran to company and customer requirements.

Empowered and motivated employees while enforcing company policies and safety regulations.

Expanded expertise with robotic welding systems, maintaining Fanuc and Nachi resistance spot welding (RSW) robotic cells and coordinating the company’s preventative maintenance program on welding cells and related plant equipment.

Demonstrated broad expertise across many technical areas; oversaw routine maintenance, repairs and equipment enhancements to increase production.

Lapeer Metal Stamping Companies, Inc, Dearborn, MI 1984 to 2005

Company specializes in a mix of die and line die operations, including: resistance and MIG welding through automated, manual, and robotic work cells, heat staking, and riveting

Production Supervisor

Promoted to lead a large team (50 employees) of production, assembly and maintenance professionals.

Created preventative maintenance, methods of operation and troubleshooting guides to support consistent performance companywide.

Managed corrective action plans for existing quality alert issues.

Navigated employee and union-issues, seeking quick and mutually agreeable resolutions.

Welding Maintenance Supervisor

Developed strong report writing skills, crafting timeline reports, cost analyses, capability studies, corrective action plans, methods of operation, preventative maintenance plans and weld schedules.

Commended for strength in reducing manufacturing downtime and improving cycle times; achieved through small, impactful system modifications.

Demonstrated excellent communication skills, conferring with clients, management and team members through the purchase of new resistance welding machinery. Also managed client buyoffs.

Resistance Welding Technician/Robotic Welding Technician

Managed diagnostic repairs using Allen-Bradley Quick Panel Jr. screens, including Robotron Series 51, D5000, 400 and 120 series.

Gained experience in projection, spot, stud, flash and seam welding, as well as integration of sensors and pneumatics.

Maintained robotic welding cells, including FANUC and Nachi resistance spot welders, and Miller/Panasonic MIG welding cells.


Journeyman Card for tool & die welding

Combination Arc Welding Certification – Welder Training Center

Certification for AR-52 – Operation Programming on Nachi robots

Certification for RJ-Series – Operation Programming on FANUC robots

Certification for G2/TA – Operation Programming on Panasonic robots

Certification for S4 Series Operation Programming on ABB robots

Certification for NX/MRC/XRC Operation Programming on Motorman robots

Resistance Weld Controllers Utilized:

oMedar, Robotron, Nortronic, WTC, Entron, British Federal, Tru-Amp Pertron, Technitron Aro-IBOX DC, HWH Harms & Wendes DC, Bosch DC & WTC DC

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