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Engineer Manufacturing

Location:
Peoria, Arizona, United States
Posted:
January 25, 2017

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Gary Thompson

**** *. ***** ***, ****** Arizona *5345 T: 602-***-**** acyg7b@r.postjobfree.com

Manufacturing Process Development Engineer

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified – Design for Manufacturing – Process / Product Cost Reduction

Objective:

Seeking a Manufacturing Engineering position to utilize my extensive manufacturing knowledge and skills to produce products in the most efficient and cost effective manner

Summary of Qualifications

Extensive experience focusing on proactive product analysis, problem solving and cost affectivity, in a commercial and military component environment, from production and development processes. High mechanical aptitude in Electro-Mechanical Assemblies, Manufactured components, Review drawing for manufacturability, Manufacturing of medical devices and FDA facility awareness in Casting and forging process experience. 31 years of experience in this domain as well as excellent communication and leadership skills. Can obtain a Secrete Clearance

Job Skills:

Experienced team leader of Design for Manufacturability (DFM) with the ability to deliver cost reduction using Concurrent Engineering methods and Digital Produce Definition files.

Analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills with strong electro-mechanical experience.

New Product Development using Fast Cycle Time

Excellence Personal Communication skills

Adaptability and tolerant to stressed situations.

Professional Experience

ZODIAC AEROSPACE SEAT SHELLS- Santa Maria, Ca

AME Process Engineer

Recruited to streamline Manufacturing process for Composite seat shell production on 3 and 5 axis machines for commercial aircraft.

Train Inspection on inspection techniques for inspection of crushed formed and flat panel Composite seat shells.

Mentor Junior Engineers on assembly techniques and use of tooling aids.

Advised and trained Junior Engineers on process troubleshooting and analysis.

Lead Process Engineer for all tool designs on a major seat shell rework project.

Consultant for assembly factory Flor layout for assembly process.

Mentored Design and Manufacturing Engineers on use of GD & T tolerances of Composite flat Panel and crushed formed seat shells.

FM INDUSTRIES - Phoenix, AZ

4/20/15 --Present

9/8/14 -

Process Development Engineer

Recruited to help streamline the manufacturing process for Electrostatic Chuck Production

Worked with suppliers t develop process coating masks

Lead the effort to develop heat treat process on brazed assemblies to eliminate warping during machine process.

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL – Phoenix, AZ

12/2/16

11/11/14

2011-2014

Manufacturing Engineer III

Recruited to troubleshoot Beryllium Copper sensors to get it back on track using Lean Six Sigma manufacturing Methodology’s. Completed task in 4 months.

Worked with assembly personnel to generate documentation and streamline processes to build Sensor assemblies.

Defined, Designed and ordered tooling for unique assembly applications.

Provided assistance to Product Engineering for drawing markups and callouts

Provided weekly reports for upper management on status of assembled hardware and interfaced with Product.

Worked with External suppliers to resolve manufacturing issues and to develop new process.

Orbital sciences - Chandler, AZ

2008 – 2011

Sr. Product Engineer

$250 Thousand average cost reduction, two years running.

Engineering Department: Recruited to teach engineers about manufacturing and how to work with external suppliers. Teach how to keep part cost down, the relationship between, manufacturing process and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Responsibilities

Supported Drawing review for manufacturability on all drawings for parts machined or made from sheet metal.

Team Leader for the Design for Manufacturability Group.

Team Lead for two Manufacturing Engineers.

Worked with External suppliers to resolve manufacturing issues and to develop new process.

Supported Special Projects as requested by Materials Engineering.

Support Part Design and advise engineering of possible manufacturing methods to produce part.

Conduct manufacturing training sessions on specific manufacturing process.

Reduced error rates on engineering releases 65% as result of developing and training team members.

Support tool designs for assembly.

Work with purchasing to help select supplier to quote for part manufacturing.

Develop process to reduce drawing errors.

Orbital manufacturing Consultant.

Develop process to improve the lead time for placing orders and part delivery, (ADP) Advanced Development process.

Orbital sciences – Chandler, AZ 2006-2008

Lean Manufacturing Engineer

$300Thousand in process cost savings.

Lean Manufacturing: Recruited to stream line the PWB and Cable assembly production Lines using my background in Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing.

Responsibilities

Work with assembly manufacturing engineers to monitor, evaluate PWB and Cable assembly lines for efficiency improvements.

Design tooling for unique Assembly Processes.

Improve assembly through put by developing training for assembly personal on Lean Six Sigma practices.

Develop graphs and charts to demonstrate process improvements.

Orbital sciences – Chandler, AZ

2002 – 2006

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Hired as the manufacturing Engineer on the GMD missile defense program.

Responsibilities

Generate and implement assembly Travelers to assemble large sheet metal rocket structure sections.

Support Design Engineers to create an efficient Geometric Structure on new designs.

Monitor supplier base for concurrence to drawing and maintaining on time delivery.

Design tooling for unique Assembly Processes.

Assist supplier base when problems in the manufacturing process were affecting delivery of scheduled hardware.

Prepare rework procedures for machined hardware to correct discrepancies within blueprint guidelines.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL –Tempe, AZ 1986-2001

Formerly, AlliedSignal

Manufacturing Process Development Engineer, I.P.D.S. (1998-2001)

Responsibilities

Support Design Engineers to create efficient Geometric Structure on new designs.

Assist purchasing with supplier selection for the fabrication of detailed hardware for high-tech military and commercial applications.

Lead Greenbelt process analysis team that developed a “non-destructive” inspection technique, resulting in $100K cost savings.

Performed process investigation, data analysis and troubleshooting on difficult parts and processes.

Evaluated processes and incorporated changes to the manufacturing of development and production hardware.

Designed manufacturing tooling for machining and assembly operations.

Project Development/Manufacturing Project Engineer 1994-1998

Review drawings for geometric structure and part manufacturability.

Assist design, stress, materials and project engineering in developing hardware fabrication processes.

Provide Purchasing with selection criteria to identify suppliers that were efficient and cost effective in developing and fabricating engineering and production hardware.

Design tooling for unique assembly processes.

Using Job Boss Software, provided cost estimates on detailed parts and engineering hardware for request for quotes.

Manufacturing Engineer/Supplier Administrator 1992-1994

Monitored parts at 75 suppliers to insure on time delivery and maintained process flow charts on critical hardware.

Assisted suppliers as a process troubleshooter with castings, machined parts and electronic circuit boards.

Assisted supplier base when problems in the manufacturing process were affecting delivery of scheduled hardware.

Manufacturing Engineer Group Leader 4/10/92-8/30/92

Group leader to 4 Manufacturing Engineers that provided planning, Tooling and floor support to product assembly lines.

Coordinated Manufacturing Engineers work load and assisted in resolution of manufacturing issues in the machine shop and outside suppliers.

Attended Management weekly meetings, providing status of manufacturing issues.

Manufacturing Engineering Assembly/Machine Shop Floor Support 1991-1992

Member of the Material review Board (MRB) which dispositions and writes procedures to correct discrepant hardware.

Prepare rework procedures for machined hardware to correct discrepancies within blueprint guidelines.

Supported manufacturing assembly build process for Missile and Undersea components.

Production Engineer Group Leader/ Assembly MOT Planner 1986-1991

Worked with assembly personnel to generate documentation and streamline processes to build assemblies from blueprints for valves, actuators, starters and undersea components.

Defined and ordered tooling for assembly applications.

Provided weekly reports for upper management on status of assembled hardware and interfaced with project engineering, tooling design and material stores.

Education / Certifications

B.S. in Industrial Management (1980)

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology (1985)

Certificate: Lean Greenbelt Six Sigma Certified (Honeywell Tempe 2001)

Material review Board Engineer (MRB)

Honeywell, Outstanding Engineer award 2013

31 year plus in manufacturing Engineer

Proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio Technical, Draft Sight and Job Boss Cost estimating software



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