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Manufacturing Engineer

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
January 26, 2017

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TRENT LECLAIR 519-***-****

** ********** ***** ***** *** Waterloo, Ontario N2K 3T65


• Result-oriented team player with experience in fast paced Manufacturing Engineering and Production environments with strengths in leadership, problem solving, and achieving goals or milestones.

• Demonstrated excellent problem solving abilities across a vast range of products and services, resulting in significant cost savings and improved product quality or processes.

• Good communication and team building skills, Strong believer of empowerment, mentoring, sharing information, and encouraging others to participate in building a better product.

• A proven leader in new processes or strategies by developing and implementing new corporate processes to maximize company resources. 5S, ISO, JIT, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma


Uber / Rideco

Rideshare Company ( June 2015 to current)

Provided feedback to programmers to adjust APP.

Manages effective use of assets to maximize ROI

Customer relations.

Time Management

Customer analysis to maximize profit and APP manipulation


Purchasing / Manufacturing Manager (January 2014 to December 2015)

Managed Production and Purchasing daily activities.

Outsourced and qualified new suppliers saving over $100,000 / yr in Manufacturing and component costs.

Perform cost analysis and initiated costs saving measures to reduce product cost and profitability.

Hired production staff.

Various Micro Contracts with different companies.

Nuance Communications

Manufacturing Engineer ( Maternity Leave) 09/2012 to 11/2013)

Supplier Liaison, introduced new products and maintained current products Procedures and Process’s.

REACH (EU Requirement) compliance validation.

Maintained AML on new products and current legacy products.

Administrator of BOM ARENA CONTROL software used to track all BOMS and AML’s and perform Configuration Management Implemetation.

Design and Process Improvements to new products and existing Products.

Recommended supplier / AML changes saving company estimated $200,000 in yearly savings allowing new product to meet Product cost goals.

Nikon Metrology

Manufacturing / Supplier Quality Engineer (Contract) 07/2011 to 06/2012

Implemented ISO Quality Process’s that were not yet developed or followed by Nikon Metrology.

Solutioned Internal Custom NCR Tracking Database, to track Corrective Actions both internally and externally with Supplier.

Conducted current Supplier and new Supplier Audits for out-sourcing initiatives

Recommended design changes improvements that would improve Product Quality.

Electronics Manufacturing Liason for suppliers. SMT, BGA, PTH Manufacturing Methods.

HD Golf,

Manufacturing / Purchasing Manager ( Contract ) 11/2010 to 03/2011

Purchased all parts related to High Definition Golf Simulators.

Reduced Product cost by better negotiating and Implementing New Suppliers.

Designed Portable Golf Analyser to assist teaching professionals and Club Designers to help students / Designers better understand how effective their equipment influences the golf swing.

Managed 6 technicians and 1 Production Staff

Scheduled technicians on Global Installations

L3 Wescam,

Manufacturing Engineer Procurement Support ( Contract) 07/2010 to 10/2010

Outsourcing Activities related to Aerospace Products and Services.

Liaison between Design Engineering and Manufacturing and Suppliers

Recommended Design Changes to reflect Manufactured Parts

Quality Investigation of Design and Supplier Issues

Solectron/Flextronics, West Columbia, South Carolina 10/2007 to 02/2010

Supply Quality Engineer

Flextronics contract manufactures for its customer solutions for the Banking and Self Service Industry.

• Provide technical expertise in manufacturing process’s used by suppliers.

• Performed Supplier Audits to ensure manufacturing capabilities can produce quality product.

• Responsible for reporting of global quality data for all commodities for Flextronic with NCR worldwide plants

• Implementation and approval of new designs and approval of new Suppliers.

• Technical liaison resource for suppliers. Allowing for lower costing solutions. FAI and PPAP process Implementation. Electronics speciality

• Through Process Yield Team Leader for solving Supplier related issues on the manufacturing floor.

NCR CANADA, Waterloo Ontario 2004- 10/2007

Supply Management Engineer

NCR manufactures and designs ATM customer solutions for the Banking and Self Service Industry.

• Implemented quality plans at suppliers to ensure a quality product is delivered to NCR.

• Performed Supplier Audits to ensure manufacturing capabilities can produce quality product.

• Responsible for reporting of global quality data for electrical commodities for NCR worldwide plants

• Implementation and approval of new designs and approval of new Suppliers.

• Technical liaison resource for suppliers. Allowing for lower costing solutions. ROHS Implementation

• Through Process Yield Team Leader for solving Supplier related issues on the manufacturing floor.

Completed PPAP and new product design Implementation with Global Electronic Manufacturers

Eldesco Controls, Oakville Ontario 2003- 2004

Operations Manager/Program Manager

Eldesco Manufactures and Designs Embedded Controllers for various industries.

• Implemented manufacturing and engineering plans to ensure a quality product is manufactured. SMT, BGA PTH expert .

• Implemented Lean Manufacturing techniques resulting in 45% lower manufacturing and component costs

• Responsible for all customer relations and implementing design requirements into final products

• Management of both engineering and production staff.

Christie Digital Systems, Kitchener, ON 2000 – 2003

Manufacturing Engineer / Team Leader (Thunder Production)

CDS is a world leader in high-performance projection solutions for cinema, control rooms, rental staging, 3-D/immersive, meeting rooms, conference rooms and fixed installation environments.

Determined source of loss of range in focus through careful analysis of both mechanical and optical designs, making recommendations that provided a short term solution that ensured: fiscal production objectives were met.

Conducted tests and measurements to ensure all aspects of finished product were within product design specification, providing production with needed assurance that quality product could be shipped.

Directed efforts to rework existing stock to incorporate a critical engineering change in order to meet production requirements while minimizing negative impact on customers.

Negotiated for resources required to resolve potentially costly quality problems with lens mount assembly, highlighting the urgency of the situation to gain support and cooperation of other technical experts.

Facilitated QUEST (quality) meetings with cross functional team to expedite resolution of production issues utilizing expertise of each member.

Provided back-up to Production Supervisor, overseeing operations to ensure production targets were met at all times.

Implemented Product Revision Tracking for complex Projectors to improve ability to service or upgrade each unit to current manufacturing standards.

Advised design engineering on opportunities for product improvements based on feedback from quality meetings and customer input to improve field reliability and reduce warranty costs.

Reviewed quality, process and field failure data as part of a Quality Task Force Team Member and analyzed to recommend improvements to product.

Focus Automation, Waterloo, ON 1996 – 2000

CPE / Process Engineer/Team Leader

A producer of high speed vision Web Inspection Systems for Medical, Printing, Electronics, Industries.

Evaluated and implemented test, process and assembly procedures to improve yields and reduce assembly cost, resulting in a significant improvement in product quality, cycle time and lifetime field performance.

Generated production procedures/BOM documents to provide accurate procedures to all production staff and vendors, ensuring consistently high quality product.

Initiated design and implementation of a new quality system, creating a comprehensive procedural manual and facilitating training to gain support and compliance with the new system. Implemented SMT repair process for QFP designs.

Introduced MRP software package to production, improving ability to plan and forecast production requirements while reducing overhead costs for inventory.

Conducted engineering pilot runs to qualify new products and ensure manufacturability with minimal defects.

Oversaw production pilot runs, identifying and implementing production layouts and necessary processes and monitoring progress to fine tune the procedure and achieve efficiency objectives.

Negotiated resolution of quality and non-conformance issues with key vendors, maintaining control of product quality while reducing repair and service costs.

Scheduled production work orders to ensure timely delivery of product to meet customer requirements.

Designed production layout and capital purchases to accommodate new facility and oversaw transfer of equipment in order to minimize production downtime.

Generated production budgets to identify costs associated with manufacturing product, providing senior management with information required for planning purposes

CELESTICA Incorporated / IBM CANADA LTD., Don Mills, ON 1984 – 1996

Shift Supervisor for Department

A contract OEM Electronic Design, Test, and Manufacturing Company.

A subsidiary of IBM Canada Ltd. Manufacturer of Various IBM Electronic Assemblies

Analyzed test failure statistics to justify introduction of new repair process that salvaged $1.5 million dollars of product destined to be scrapped.

Created a manual repair process with projectable savings of $250,000/year and improved utilization of repair staff.

Made recommendations to modify automated repair process to ensure consistency of output on reworked components.

Provided Training and Education courses for Manufacturing and Quality personnel as part of the IBM CFM (JIT) Plant Implementation Team improving work flow while reducing scrape.

Recognized for having submitted the highest number of accepted suggestions in IBM CANADA from 1987 to 1992.

Collaborated with senior department managers to transform IBM Toronto Manufacturing Plant to a new emerging company called Celestica with improved business and manufacturing processes.

Conducted Value Analysis of Electronic circuitry on OEM product and recommended design changes that eliminated unnecessary components. This resulted in a cost savings of $150,000.

Developed and implemented a repair Process and Production Defect Analysis System on High Volume Product Line resulting in a reduced scrap and annual cost saving of over $250,000.

Conducted root cause analysis (FMECA) to resolve test and field failures and improve reliability of the product.

Introduced new products to manufacturing, building and testing prototypes to ensure acceptability into the manufacturing process.

Led Failure Analysis Implementation Team, providing ideas and technical expertise that contributed to successful ISO 9001/9002 registration.

Regularly modified test software and manufacturing processes to reduce failures in high volume manufacturing environment, improving test yields and product quality.


Conversant in:


Windows Office


Many ERP/ MRP and BAAN software


SPC, CP-CPK analysis



Professional Development Courses:

Various IPC courses related to electronic assemblies

SMTA, Design for Manufacturability

GDT Tolerance course (At L3 Wescam)

Solid Works Training course ( Introduction to Solid Works Design)

5S, Lean, 6 Sigma, SPC, 8D,Kaison,DFM,FMECA,FAI,PPAP


Seneca College / IBM Canada Ltd.

Manufacturing Technologist/Technician Diploma

RCC School of Electronics

Electronic Engineering Technologist Diploma 1984

Electronic Engineering Technician Diploma 1983

(courses accredited by OCEET)


Family, Golf, Reading, Physical Fitness, Focus Social and Athletic Committees

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