Electrical Engineer with MBA in Industrial Management, experienced in equipment maintenance service and supervision with strong technical skills in troubleshooting equipment; both electrical and mechanical. Establishing equipment reliability and preventive maintenance programs to optimize performance. Experienced in investigating equipment downtime to determine root cause failure and establish preventive measures; supporting equipment run rate and efficiency tracking. Overseeing multiple manufacturing plant start-ups and projects pertaining to new equipment installation and modification of existing equipment.
Area Of Expertise
Supervision/Management Program Management Coaching/Training/Team Building
Interface with Vendors Electrical Safety Reliability Growth
Computer Proficiency AutoCAD/GIS/PLC Process Improvement/Cost optimization
Startup Operations Lean Manufacturing Project Engineering/Management
Electrical Specifications Preventive Maintenance Standardization/Cost Reduction/Asset Reliability
Power Quality and Analysis Machine-Control Interface Union/Non union Labor Management
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama 9/2013 – Present
(HMA) is an automobile factory located in Lincoln, Alabama. HMA is also the first Honda factory to have both engine die-casting and machining on site as well as vehicle assembly, under the same roof. HMA is the sole manufacturer of the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline and the Acura MDX.
Reliability Engineer Stamping/Lead Environmental Management Representative
Develop, implement, improve and manage new and existing equipment predictive and preventive maintenance programs
Leading (Root Cause Failure Elimination) process to identify root cause and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
Develop detailed business plans for process investment and expense based on process stability / efficiency studies and track plan vs. actual for assigned projects. Leading the completion of manufacturing Engineering deliverables to execute a flawless launch.
Working closely with production, maintenance and service teams to understand failure modes and effects and develop mitigation plans, prioritizing and developing action plans for our Reliability-Centered Maintenance System
Support & supervise the installation of process equipment for modifications, upgrades, overhauls, expansions, & new model activity
Support maintenance associates with skill development and equipment improvement ideas and activities.
Troubleshoot chronic issues and develop action plans to minimize impact on equipment availability.
Providing leadership to Reliability associates in a variety of disciplines to support plant safety, compliance and production goals
Responsible for plant OSHA and EPA compliance. Implementing and following up on action item list.
Masonite Corporation Laurel, MS (Contract) 4/2013 – 9/2013
Masonite is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interior doors and entry door systems. Builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners rely on Masonite products to create homes of distinction.
Manage E & I downtime troubleshooting occurrences by direct participation and/or oversight of E & I personnel.
Provide analysis and recommendations for E & I systems necessary to improve existing operations and for new installations.
Provide support to capital projects, cost estimates and drawings for E & I modifications, upgrades and new installations, utilizing vendors and outside contractors as required. Continuous improvement and expansion of the advanced control systems.
Oversee the installation and start-up of E & I system improvements and new installations.
Mercedes-Benz US International, Tuscaloosa, AL (Contract) 9/2012 – 12/2012
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc., located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama is the proud producer of the Mercedes-Benz M Class Sport Utility, the R-Class Sport Tourer, and the Full Sized GL Class Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle.
Maintenance Engineer Paint Shop
Responsible for developing and maintaining maintenance systems, establishing continuous improvement tools for the maintenance department and preventative maintenance program.
Initiating and integrating activities to resolve repetitive production problems and implementing preventive maintenance programs on key pieces of equipment to improve process output reliability
Providing primary/lead Paint Shop problem solving activities through fact based/ root cause analytical methods.
Troubleshoot Allen-Bradley PLC ladder logic and data handling functions in Control Logix processors and Integra.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont.)
Kamtek, Inc. Birmingham, AL 11/2011 – 9/2012
Kamtek Inc. Cosma Body Systems is a Stamping plant, a wholly-owned operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions.
Provided technical support for controls systems during the introduction of new equipment. Supervises the assembly and installation as well as assemble and installs new equipment and making modifications to existing equipment as requested.
Successfully worked with OEM to improve material positioning speed and accuracy, PLC scan time and DeviceNet throughput.
Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. Florence, SC 6/2007 – 11/2011
Progress Energy is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major utilities that serve 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida.
Systems Engineer Distribution Asset Engineering (Rotational assignment) 2/2011-11/2011
Worked with the maintenance group to increase power reliability, ensuring safe workplace practices are followed at all times and driving safety awareness through leading by example.
Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all power distribution from high voltage to medium and low voltage equipment.
Managed, developed and drove execution of the site wide instrumentation maintenance program.
Program Manager Distribution Asset Engineering 6/2007 – 1/2011
Managed the entire maintenance program for assigned area of Southern Region, which included all of SC and parts of NC. Working with vendors that perform system inspections and reporting on items to be repaired. Managed and assigned work to specialist in the affected areas, who write work orders for repairs.
Monitored and ensured CAPITAL & O&M expenditures for Distribution Asset Performance (DAP) projects and programs do not exceed financial budgets. Oversee design of distribution lines, substations, lighting, control systems,
Served as the Chairman of the Florence Operations Center Safety Council for 2010
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Montgomery AL 1/2003 – 6/2007
Start-Up of Hyundai's first assembly and manufacturing plant in the United States
Products: Manufacturer of Hyundai's next generation Sonata sedan and the all new Santa Fe sport utility vehicle
Employment: 3,100 Employees responsible for 300 in the Engine Shop
Assistant Manager Engine Assembly
Start-up of Engine Assembly Plant, conducted supplier surveys, visits supplier to assess capabilities, equipment, tooling, quality and prepared related report.
I was responsible for writing the Engineering Specification to receive competitive bids from major automation suppliers.
Managed the operation of Maintenance Department personnel to ensure equipment operational capability in order to meet production requirements. Lead maintenance team in establishing and maintaining a robust Preventive Maintenance Optimization program.
Assisted in the coordination of the Engine plant layouts, machine installation and start-up processes Interviewed and selected new Team Members, Team Leaders and Group Leaders. Trained new team members and perform progress evaluations.
Responsible for overseeing the entire manufacturing operations on 2nd shift, including safety, process efficiencies, employee relations, training, scrap reduction, First Time Quality (FTQ), daily production requirements and quality.
Performing predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance analysis as well as designing and implementing long-term continuous improvement applications and systems to enhance mechanical reliability.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation 1996-2003
DaimlerChrysler’s Stamping and Welding plant
Products: Stampings and Assemblies: Hoods, Decklids, Quarter Panels, Rails, Roofs, Lift gates, Side Apertures, Fenders, Floor Pans for the Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Stratus, Dodge Ram, Chrysler and Dodge Minivans, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty and Chrysler Pacifica
Employment: 2,500 Employees
Maintenance Area Manager Welder Repair - Sterling Heights Stamping Plant, Sterling Heights, MI 2001-2003
Promoted from Toledo Assembly Plant I to Area Manager Welder Repair to direct maintenance activities within Stamping plant.
Managed the operation of Maintenance Department personnel to ensure equipment operational capability in order to meet production requirements. Lead maintenance team in establishing & maintaining a robust Preventive Maint. Optimization program.
Using Root Cause Analysis, 5-Y, Failure Mode Effects Analysis and other tools, provided analysis of failed equipment to determine and eliminate cause(s).
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Resident Product Engineer - Toledo Assembly Plant I, Toledo, OH 2000 – 2001
Products: Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee
Promoted to Resident Product Engineer, investigated vehicle shake issues, riding and handling issues.
•Provided sustaining engineering support to the manufacturing team through detailed failure analysis, test support, alternate component recommendations, documentation revisions, assembly support, obsolescence analysis, and training support to resolve issues in a timely fashion
Production/Maintenance Supervisor - Engine Assembly Line Mack Avenue Engine Plant 1999 – 2000
Products: PowerTech 4.7L V8 Engines for the Dodge Durango, Dakota, Ram & Jeep Grand Cherokee
Start-up of Engine Plant
•Lead the implementation of Preventive Maintenance programs for all electrical and controls systems.
•Responsible for the maintenance and operation of all production equipment and plant systems, continuous improvement, new projects, preventive maintenance, and standardization.
Production/Maintenance Supervisor – Head Sub Assembly/Exhaust Manifold and Water Pumps 1997 – 1998
•Tracked and monitored equipment uptime to assist in setting up a preventive maintenance schedule and for recurring problems, trends, and cycles, motivated, and mentored production personnel.
•Supervised and coordinated the training of Operators and line loaders in the operation, fault recovery, and part gauging lines performing various cutting, milling, drilling, tapping
Electronic Specialist - Mack Avenue Engine Plant I, Detroit, MI 1996 – 1997
• Established and maintained a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts,
supplies and maintenance history of plant equipment.
•Provided front-line support to the maintenance team by assisting skilled trades in resolving all machine shutdown issues.
Duracell New Products & Technology Division Waterbury, CT 1994 – 1996
Line of business: Pilot Line for nickel metal hydride batteries and lithium ion batteries.
Senior Controls Engineer and Safety Coordinator
• Was promoted from Electrical Technologist to Senior Controls Engineer, provided project management from design inception to
hardware procurement. Planned, integrated, and managed projects and programs to insure certification and smooth transition into
production, while setting and achieving aggressive schedule and cost objectives.
• Performed vendor selection and contract negotiations to achieve design, contract, and service. Provided project management,
specified and procured pilot line and manufacturing equipment.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, New Milford, CT 1987–1994
Products: Manufacturing of Paper Products
Plant Electrical Technician
• Responsible for the diagnosis and repair of mechanical, electrical, and electronic faults impacting the operation of high-speed, automated assembly lines. Performed preventive maintenance procedures that maximized line efficiency and productivity.
• Developed and implemented process improvements and design modifications to existing equipment.
Kimberly-Clark Ltd, Barton-Upon-Humber, South Humberside, England 1993-1994
• Based on expertise, experience and performance, was selected by Kimberly-Clark's engineering management team as an expatriate to assist in the start-up of a new paper pulp production plant.
M.B.A., Industrial Management, Baker College, Flint, MI 8/2002
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 8/1985
• Microsoft Office/Project • AutoCAD • Maximo Maintenance • SAP (Payroll, Maintenance. W/O Request & Purchasing)
Programmable Logic Controllers: Mitsubishi GX Works, Omron, Allen Bradley’s RS Logix 5, Studio 5000 Logix Designer
Man-Machine Interfaces (MMI): GOT works3, FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, Wonderware, Panelview, Integra
Computer-Aided Drawing: AutoCAD, DWG TrueView
Robotics: Fanuc R-301A Elect. Maintenance, Fanuc HandlingTool Operation and Programming,
Fanuc http://www.iacet.org/accreditation/benefits-of-authorized-provider-accreditationAdvanced TPP Programming. Nachi Robotics AR
Reliability Leadership Dev. (CRL): Critical Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Infra Red Thermal Imaging, Ultra Sound
Testing, Computerized Maint. Mgt. System., Preventive Maintenance, KPI & Integrity.
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