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Manufacturing Engineer Engineering

Peoria, Illinois, United States
January 25, 2017

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VUONG NGO Peoria, IL ***** 309-***-**** LinkedIn


Performance-driven engineering professional with 16 years of experience. Self-starter with a proven record of successfully managing projects from concept to completion while implementing cost reduction and product design improvement strategies. Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills. Select areas of expertise include:

SolidWorks New Product Introduction Quality Assurance

PTC CREO CAD Modeling Component & Machine Design Project Coordination

Manufacturing processes Product Reliability Improvement Cost Reduction

Stress Analysis Team Leadership & Training Research & Analysis


Lead designer and analyst for a roll over structure system that resulted in manufacturing process improvements, weight reduction and $115K in annual cost reductions.

Engineering team lead for a stamped guard system, producing manufacturing process improvements that generated $260K in annual savings.

Engineering team lead on a track roller frames system, solving a costly field failure with a new design for a $500K annual quality cost savings.


CATERPILLAR INC. 2000 – present

Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Caterpillar (2011-present)

Performed static, dynamic, tolerance and fatigue analysis for machine systems.

Provided Finite Element Analysis (FEA) support New Product Introduction (NPI), Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) and cost reduction projects of all medium and large track type tractor products

Conducted structural validation work through on-machine stress analysis (OMSA) and on-machine load analysis (OMLA) on multiple machines.

Trained and mentored engineers for stress analysis and fatigue simulation and on CREO CAD modeling and finite element analysis.

Research and Manufacturing Engineer (2007 - 2011)

Engineering team lead for research projects on weld process improvements and weld simulation.

Developed lean manufacturing processes for Caterpillar production system.

Consult customers on complex structural problems to meet their quality, velocity and cost goals.

Application and Components Engineer (2000 - 2007)

Casting and sheet metal design expert.

Developed engine performance requirements for motor grader products.

Participated in multiple 6-Sigma projects on cost reduction, new R&D processes and deployment of new technique /knowledge as a certified Green Belt.


Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering – Bradley University, Peoria, IL

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