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Engineer Manufacturing

Kansas City, Kansas, United States
January 13, 2017

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Bradenton, FL, ***10

(847) 257 - 1981 - Home

(847) 830 - 0684 - Cell



Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1989

Polytechnic Institute Bucharest, Romania

Green Belt, Black Belt, ELS training and certification

Project Management Certification

SQF-Safe Quality Foods training and certification

RBS Reinforce Basic of Safety

ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 training and certification


CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTION _Saint Petersburg FL. 05/2016 – Present

Manufactures Pharmaceutical products

Sr. Manufacturing / Project Engineer

Responsible for new or existing equipment, tooling and fixtures with: design, specification, capital justification, installation, testing, validation, qualification to improve and reduce cost of existing soft gel manufacturing process.

SUNSTAR AMERICAS Inc. 09/2010 – 05/2016

Manufactures medical devices and oral care products

Sr. Manufacturing / Project Engineer

Leading projects for installing new or upgrading existing equipment and tooling in molding and packaging departments to reduce cost and increase productivity of oral care product manufacturing process.

Support New Product Development on developing new dental care products from concept to production such as: design, prototype tooling and fixtures using Solid Works or ACAD, run risk and failure analysis using FMEA, estimating total cost for production cells including (Molding Equipment, Molds, Packaging Equipment with tooling, automation, vision system, robots etc.).

Managing equipment and tooling manufacturing process as: design and specification, gate reviews, time line, testing and qualification at supplier facility (FAT), installation, and operation with process qualification at Sunstar Facility (IQ/OQ/PQ) technical training, writing SOP’s and work instruction.

Engineering support to design manufacturing cells using latest technology as (automation, robots, vision system, specialized tooling) to reduce cost for marketed products and new product commercialization.

Developing and writing documentation as SOP’s, work instructions, personal training complied with ISO and FDA regulation to maintain a consistent and repeatable molding manufacturing process.

Procurement, capital justification, reviews and approves equipment, mold tool design, manage timeline and work directly with equipment and tooling suppliers to mold tool completion. Develop and support strategic suppliers and business partnerships with domestic and international suppliers.

PORTOLA PACKAGING Inc. 08/2009 – 09/2010

Manufactures plastic closures for food products

Sr. Manufacturing/Project Engineer

Managing projects for new product development or operations departments. Work with R&D group to identify new projects to improve quality, efficiencies and profitability for the organization.

Designed new fixtures, facility/equipment layout, work cells, process flow using AutoCAD or Solid-Works in order to reduce cost by 20%, improve efficiency by 25% and safety of manufacturing process.

Coordinate and schedule with other departments or outside vendors all the activities for equipment or tooling modification, maintenance, trouble shooting, fixing or repair to minimize production downtime.

Responsible for plant safety; Safety coordinator, safety walks, safety meetings, safety training etc.

Established optimum molding and tooling processes through machine, mold and process capability studies, identifying problems or issues, corrective actions to maintain certified molding processes using Six Sigma tools and methods as: DOE, FMEA,PFMEA, DMAIC, Kaizen etc.


Manufactures Highway Safety reflective products

Sr. Manufacturing/Tooling Engineer

Responsible for engineering support with continues evaluation of alternatives leading to the development and implementation of molding, packaging, tooling and manufacturing processes of new and existing products to achieve an optimum relationship between cost and quality.

Led cross-functional “Design for Manufacturability” work with R&D group on new tooling or product design and development to ensure optimal processing, quality control, and cost effectiveness.

Working as a team with operators, technicians, engineers and managers to release new reflective products in the market on time and to generate additional 30% revenue for the division.

Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of injection molding, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.

Leading molding and tooling department, including 3 mold makers, 2 mold technicians, 3 machinists one QC technician and 5 technicians to support road markers and reflective film process.

Developed and maintained the layout of production and non-production floor space for effective utilization, maintaining all production routings, work measurement standards, manufacturing set-up and work instructions, work cell descriptions to increase efficiency of tooling operation.

Monitored and Controlled cost of molding and tooling department (budget of $1.5 M). Responsible for purchasing raw material, parts, supplies, equipment PM, service, repair, labor cost and overtime etc. achieved a total cost reduction in 2008 of 25% for the tooling cost. Responsible for capital budget, tooling manufacturing expense and cost estimation for facility and new equipment projects.

Implemented continues improvements to the tooling process for Highway and Safety products that reduce cost, minimize rework and scrap rate using methods as 5S, DMAIC, DOE, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.

ALLOYD-CALLANAN R.F. Co. 03/1996-08/2001

Manufactures packaging equipment and blister package

Manufacturing / Tooling Engineer

Oversaw the new packaging equipment and tooling development from concept through delivery, based on customer technical specifications. Working with Marketing, Sales and R&D to make prototypes or tooling concepts to be tested for customer approval.

Scheduled the work flow with internal departments, vendors and suppliers regarding packaging equipment and tooling manufacturing capabilities, design, specification, assembly, testing, and evaluation and on time delivery.

Engineering and design for new tooling development using AutoCAD and Solid Works. Created and wrote CNC programs off-line using Surf-Cam and Master-cam.

Managed routings, bills of materials, time standards, and manufacturing processes as well as design of tools, gages, and fixtures for custom and standard product lines.

Managed a team of 8 machinists and tool makers to make thermoforming, heat and RF tooling for packaging and medical equipment.

Annually reviews and increases training and couching for tooling department.

Monitored the cost of tooling manufacturing internal or external. Responsible for purchasing raw material, machining process, labor cost and overtime etc.


Manufactures custom equipment and tooling

Mechanical/Tooling Engineer

Responsible for managing mechanical projects from concept to production floor.

Responsible for design, writing up quotations, and testing machines and tooling prior to shipment.

Designed custom tooling and fixtures to operate under a wide range of conditions using AutoCAD.

Programmed CNC machines offline using Master-CAM and Surf CAM


AutoCAD; Solid Works

PLC Allen-Bradley and Omron

Master Cam ; Smart Cam; Surf Cam

Microsoft,Word, Excel, Power Point, Project,

Visio, Minitab, Lotus Notes,

Smart-Buy, QMS-EMS, QSI, etc.

QMS, PdExpers, Integrify, JDE,CDMS System

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