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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer

Georgia, United States
January 28, 2017

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Michael J. Simmons

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Commerce, GA. 30530 Cell: 678-***-****

Engineering Professional

Skilled, results driven engineering professional with proven experience meeting tight timelines and budgets to drive complex projects to successful completion. Known for identifying opportunities for efficiencies and improvement and providing leadership to develop and implement solutions. Demonstrated strengths consulting and maintaining professional relations with consultants, trades and property owners. The ability to work successfully in a fast paced environment using cutting edge technology. Earned a reputation as a resourceful team player working with integrity and professionalism to earn respect, inspire cooperation and exceed project expectations.

Key Skills:

Strategic Planning and Project Management Technical Report Writing and Presentations

Leadership and Mentoring Compliance and Regulations

Process and Systems Improvement Budget and Cost Management

Equipment Design and Maintenance Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Fabrication PLC Programming AB RS linx, SLC 504,

Logix 500/ 5000, Mitsubishi, Unitronics

Electrical wiring and troubleshooting Wiring harness and Control Panel Building


Process Control Defect Reduction

Project Management Capability and performance analysis

5S Lean principles Equipment purchasing and Installation

Six sigma principles Denso and Yamaha Robotics

Professional Experience

Toyota Industries

Pendergrass, GA

Sr. Production Engineer / Project Engineer March 2015 – Current

Production improvements

Ability to perform in a fast paced machining environment and maintain production flow.

Significantly improve productivity without sacrificing quality by identifying process bottlenecks and working with managers and maintenance to streamline the lines and testing while still producing quality parts.

Improve process to reduce the defects and waste of parts during machine adjustment and quality checking from 8 parts down to 2 which was a savings of $15,000 a month.

Add a machine program modification to add a distinct mark on the part to identify the line for ease of parts traceability.

Equipment and process troubleshooting and repair.

Project/ Facility addition:

Project Engineer in charge of all new production lines.

In charge of $21 million installation project for new equipment lines.

Installation of equipment, Construction layout, Contractor management, Modifications and all Tryout and Validation.

SPC to validate new line capabilities and to maintain maximum production lines potential.

Budget and Equipment Ordering/ Purchasing.

Meetings/ Presentations to President and upper management.

Process control and improvements.

Defect reduction for all lines.

Program control system using Mitsubishi and Allen Bradley software.

Use diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

Use of air leak equipment for part quality control.

Use of vision system to monitor parts for machining faults.


ISO9001 documentation.

PPAP processes

Prab / Hapman

Kalamazoo, MI

Field Service Engineer / Project Engineer Aug. 2011- March 2015

Project Engineer in charge of Installation and troubleshooting of new conveying equipment at customers facilities.

Installation of equipment, Construction layout, Contractor management, Modifications and all Tryout and Validation.

Training of facilities personnel and in charge of training material.

PLC Programming and modifications using Mitsubishi, Unitronics and Alley Bradley software.

Electrical Wiring installation, Panel Building and Troubleshooting.

Ability to use diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

Use of load cells to perform mixture controls by weight loss and gain.

Use of sensors to measure load and force placed on conveyors and systems.

Use of vibration testers and sensors to monitor out of balance on equipment.

Fabrication of equipment.

Eaton Corporation (Aerotek)

Galesburg, Mi

Engineering Technician Oct. 2007 - March 2011

Technical support for technicians and field personnel.

Field service Engineer – for Hybrid department: Building and repair of prototype hybrid electric equipment.

The Equipment: Hybrid electric vehicles, battery systems, controllers, inverters, transmissions, motors and wiring systems.

Assisted in Software testing/debugging, hardware installation, testing and validation of complete hybrid electric systems.

Setup procedures for testing of returned components and in charge of rework/re-man documentation and processes.

Trained in high voltage handling and safety.

Make prototype wiring harnesses, soldering wires, soldering terminals and components.

Field repair of test vehicles.

Assist in the writing and verifying of testing procedures/ Manuals.

Set up for testing using oscilloscopes, multi-meters, mega ohm meters and diagnostic software.

Fabrication using shop equipment (presses, cranes, forklifts, welders, cutting torches, benders, breaks, micrometers, calipers, torque wrenches and various hand and power tools.

Ability to read and fabricate from prints.

Mike’s Power Wash Plus, Kalamazoo, MI August 1997 – July 2012

Owner / Manager

Sales of power washing equipment and cleaning supplies.

Power washing of equipment, vehicles, machinery and buildings.

Accounts Receivable / Payable.

Equipment Repair.

Manager (Managed 10 employees).

State regulation (DEQ) waste water certification.

Licensed Hazmat and waste water hauler.

City Of Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, Mi

Technician Sept. 2001 to Feb. 2002

Maintenance and repair of city equipment.

The Equipment: Plow trucks, dump trucks, salt spreaders, loaders, backhoes, mowers etc.

Fabricating, cutting, and welding of various items and equipment.

Troubleshoot and repair of heavy equipment.

Spx Corporation

Kalamazoo, Mi

Engineering Technician April 1993 to July 2001

Diagnostic Engineering Technician

In charge of data collection, input and software development for Ford, Mazda, Toyota and Chrysler diagnostic equipment.

Tested software and hardware for alignment and automotive diagnostic equipment.

Performed repairs on test equipment as well as vehicles.

Rework hardware (repair wiring, and change out components on circuit boards).

Assisted in the writing of training procedures for test equipment.

Installation and testing of vehicle and engine dynameters.

Crew leader in Massachusetts to set up the emissions test stations which included the installation of dynameters, hookup of diagnostic equipment, software validation and debugging and also the training of the repair facility personnel.

Advantage Ford

Galesburg, Mi

Master Automotive and Heavy duty Technician July 1984 to April 1993

Advanced engine control specialist

Fuel system controls

Electrical systems

Air Conditioning

Engine diagnostics

Engine Building and troubleshooting

Braking Systems


DeVry University, Chicago, IL Electronics Engineering BSEE

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, Michigan College prerequisites

References available upon request

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