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Engineer Manufacturing

Valley, Alabama, 36854, United States
January 26, 2017

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Richard Paschal

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Valley, Alabama 36854

B.S.M.E. Auburn University 706-***-****


Degreed Mechanical Engineer experienced at working on numerous Manufacturing, Quality, and Engineering teams. Exemplary track record of consistent attendance and achievement. Meticulous in identifying, analyzing and resolving problems in their early stages, avoiding unnecessary time and cost expenditures. Maintains very high standards of Ethics, Integrity, Respect, Professionalism and Trust. Integrates Quality in every aspect of daily work to provide the best product possible. Embraces challenge.

Core Competencies Include:

Continuous Improvement

Lean Manufacturing

Quality/Efficiency Optimization

Multi-Tier Communications

Bill of Materials

Advanced Computer Skills


CAD Drawings

Quality Systems (QS & ISO)

Data Reporting Systems

Six Sigma Methods

Aggressive Learning


Pharmavite LLC October 2012 - February 2014

Pharmavite LLC is a manufacturer of vitamins and mineral supplements for customers worldwide. Pharmavite markets their products under the trade names of Nature Made®, Spring Valley® and SoyJoy®, among others.

Manufacturing Engineer/Project Engineer (Location: Opelika, AL)

Primarily focused on a successful plant startup and subsequent follow-up projects. Managed many small to medium projects, which involved working and communicating closely with both internal and external partners.

Participated in the startup of a new $80M manufacturing facility in Opelika, Alabama, 100% on time and with no lost time accidents. Provided technical support and assisted senior engineers during installations.

Installed new equipment. Performed equipment qualifications and validations in a Team environment. Designed and arranged fabrication with contractors for various tooling and manufacturing components.

Spearheaded a $300k project for new storage racks. Relocated all existing racks, increased storage capacity by 60%. Simultaneously preserved Quality of materials and finished goods during installation.

Designed and installed the pipe and valve layout for an additional 10k gallon glycerin bulk storage tank.

Organized work and communicated regularly with outside contractors on projects for internal customers.

Ordered, received and ensured payment for all special parts and supplies needed by Engineering (JDE).

NCR Corporation July 2010 – October 2012

International provider of Point of Sale equipment (ATMs, SSCOs, Scanners, etc.) with annual sales of over $5 billion.

Manufacturing Engineer (Location: Columbus, GA)

Daily hands-on Engineering floor support for electronic component assembly. Balanced work station cycle times. Supported Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing initiatives. ISO9001 Dept contact.

Influenced a Quality mindset into the assembly line work and meticulously monitored assembly processes to maximize efficiency and minimize waste. Troubleshot various electronic assemblies to resolve defects. Used calipers and other measuring tools to verify part dimensions and accuracy.

Ensured incoming parts met specifications and could be assembled correctly and easily. Initiated corrective actions with key personnel to rectify any Quality and/or Assembly issues.

Drove the successful product launch of the 2012 Class ATM. Transitioned the product from introduction to production. Authored all associated assembly instructions and programmed them into MIDAS.

Actively provided input for new and/or improved capital equipment needed for assembly and test areas.

Provided leadership in Columbus for modules shipped from India. Saved $700k/year in shipping costs.

Wrote computer program to automatically modify settings for facilitating the transition to a web-based MIDAS system. This pilot method was adopted by NCR Global IT for use with remaining sites worldwide.

KNAUF INSULATION, GmbH July 2002 – February 2009

International manufacturer of fiberglass insulation used in OEM automotive and various construction applications with annual sales of over $3 billion. Assured compliance to the ISO9001 Quality System for areas of responsibility.

Process Engineer/Environmental (Location: Lanett, AL, Plant 2)

Utilized various Quality tools in daily work activities and troubleshooting, monitored and reported Environmental aspects of operations. Supported new product launches and initiated process improvement projects as needed.

Planned, developed, wrote and implemented a computer program for data collection using Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic and SAP. Saved approximately $50,000 in initial costs and an additional $25,000 annually.

Increased efficiency of Binder Room operations and Quality of binder. Improved equipment uptime by 25%.

Organized incoming raw material deliveries to minimize costs and maximize Quality. Account had annual expenditures of over $7 million. Precisely calculated formulas for mixes to keep waste at a minimum.

Led various Focus Teams. Resolved repetitive customer complaints on an AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) in-house labeling system for finished products. Project yielded a 100% success rate.

MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. December 1998 – July 2002

Manufacturer of passenger and light truck tires used in OEM equipment with annual sales of over $20 billion.

Process/Reliability Engineer (Location: Opelika, AL, Opelika Plant)

Took responsibly for optimum machine efficiency and elimination of repetitive problems in the curing and extrusion departments. Designed and created extrusion dies, including the trials and placement into production.

Successfully eliminated numerous repetitive mechanical problems, Quality issues and various machine failures in the curing department. Increased uptime over 30% in a union environment. Resolved bottleneck.

Collaborated with lubricant contractor and implemented the correct grease for our application. Increased uptime more than 50% and saved an additional $200,000 annually on maintenance and downtime costs.

Resolved the historical problem of electric motor failures on curing presses using Root Cause Failure Analysis, saved an estimated $230,000 annually for the company and ensured higher Quality and reliability.

Optimized the bead coiler machines. Increased Production and Quality by more than 20%.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Auburn University, Auburn AL, Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Associate in Science – Southern Union State Community College, Wadley, AL, Sep 1988 - Jun 1994


(Demonstrates Initiative, Leadership and Goals Attained)

● Selected as a student for Who’s Who In American Junior Colleges at Southern Union Community College

● Completed over 325 quarter-hours acquiring education (196 hours required for ME degree)

● Worked full time on night shifts and attended college during the day

Finished in the top four (as a kicker) two years straight at an NFL Free Agent Camp in Atlanta, Georgia

● Earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout, with a Bronze Palm as a member of Boy Scouts of America

Lead trumpet player and section leader in marching band, concert band and stage band

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