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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Traverse City, Michigan, 49685, United States
October 28, 2016

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971-***-**** DEEPIKA JAYA PRAKASH **** Arborview Dr Apt 12 Traverse City, MI 49685


To obtain a full-time position as a Manufacturing/ Process/ Continuous Improvement Engineer EDUCATION

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering GPA - 3.4 May 2015 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering GPA - 3.7 May 2012 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kadapa, INDIA PROFILE:

2+ years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer, transitioned into a Continuous Improvement Engineer position

Lean Champion with excellent problem solving skills

Six Sigma Green Belt trained, experience working with six sigma projects

Experience with Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost Metrics for data acquisition, analysis, problem solving and risk management techniques

Hands on experience in using PFMEA, PPAP, APQP, SPC, 8D, 5S, Kaizen, Kepner-Tregoe, Shainin Red X in a manufacturing environment

Strong Knowledge of Statistics, Process Control and Process Capability

Applied engineering principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products

Experience in dealing with floor personnel to resolve issues PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Continuous Improvement Engineer May 2016- Present

Skilled Manufacturing Inc. Traverse City, MI

Work closely with Project Engineers, Production Supervisors, safety coordinator and plant manager to ensure all key performance metrics are met

Implemented glass wall boards to display all the safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics and to resolve any problems in the work cell or to implement new ideas to improve the process/product

Held daily meetings with Team Leaders and Engineers to check the process improvements

Created Rolling Action Item List to ensure progress and accountability for each work cell

Regularly update all the metrics at work cells and communicated these updates to Top Management

Communicate with all the team leaders on a regular basis to find out and solve the problems

Implemented various Continuous Improvement activities like 5 Whys, Kanban, Standardized work at each work cell as a part of analysis for problem solving

Reduced scrap/rework Inventory by 30% in 6 months

971-***-**** DEEPIKA JAYA PRAKASH 2800 Arborview Dr Apt 12 Traverse City, MI 49685

Manufacturing Engineer Sep 2015 - May 2016

Skilled Manufacturing Inc. Traverse City, MI

Developed and implemented Manufacturing processes for continuous improvement in the company

Provided Engineering support in production department to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems

Assisted team leaders in team skill and knowledge development to support meeting management goals, project management, improvement and problem solving

Performed capability analysis for various parts

Collected and analyzed data on quality performance indicators

Assisted in creating process control plans, supplier/customer PPAP and FMEA for processes

Communicated with quality, Engineering and production departments on a daily basis to ensure we meet our daily production targets

Design &Manufacturing Intern June 2012-Mar 2013

Turbovent Industries Pvt. Ltd Hyderabad, AP, INDIA

Created CAD models and modified the designs according to the voice of the customer

Assisted in inventory management, fixing line balance issues as a part of continuous improvement

Worked with maintenance & engineering departments to lower downtime & maintenance costs

Created daily work schedule for operators and Team Leaders

Scheduled machine maintenance to ensure there is no downtime when running

Executed Root Cause analysis to detect the main causes of rejections and implemented PFMEA

Utilized Value Stream Mapping techniques to identify non-value added activities and implemented process improvement


Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma (DMAIC), Continuous Improvement, Quality Engineering CERTIFICATION

Lean Champion, Northwestern Michigan College Training Services Aug 2016 Six Sigma Green Belt, Simplilearn American LLC July 2014 SKILL SET Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, SPC, 5S, 8D, Kaizen, VSM, Kepner-Tregoe, Shainin Red X, Minitab, FMEA Pro, DISCUS, MS Office, MS Access, MS Visio, Matlab, Simulink, AutoCAD, CATIA CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Active member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) May 2014 - Present

Volunteer, Omega House (Hospice Home) Mar 2014 – Feb 2015

Member of Institute of Engineers, India 2008 - 2012

Student coordinator - YANTRA’09, YANTRA’11, ROBOGYAN 2K10, ROBOGYAN 2K11

Student Supervisor for Dining Services, Michigan Tech Oct 2013 – May 2015

Barista at Michigan Tech Library Café (Starbucks) Feb 2014 – May 2015

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