Accomplished professional with experience in welding, brazing, and Manufacturing Automation. For the last 35 Years as a Welding Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer with the last 22 years in aerospace with 15 years of Nadcap Audits. Have work as a Quality Engineer for improving customer satisfaction and worked with various Specifications to help improve production and quality. Create and maintain project schedules for assigned projects. Provide daily Manufacturing support, and weld trouble shooting and weld training for production. Update production routings as needed
Technetics Group Inc: Sr. Welding Engineer, November 2011 – June 2019 Responsible for all welding operations at 4 Locations, RSW, GTAW, PAW, EBW, Manual Semi-Auto, Laser and Heat Treat. Solve problems for new startup Welding, Heat Treat and Assembly Cells. Modify automated welding programs GTAW and PAW welding cells. Install new welding systems and solve welding problems for production. Maintain update and revise all WPS, PQR and WPQ to AWS D17.2, ASME Section IX and other customer specifications such as Rolls Royce, NASA, Boeing and others. Maintain all Nadcap Certifications for Welding and Heat Treat, AWS CAWI and other certifications. Write operation procedures for Welding, Heat Treat, calibration and other manufacturing processes.
IET MECO INC: Welding Engineer, November 2004 – November 2011 Responsible for all welding operations, Resistance, GTAW, PAW, Manual Semi-Auto, Robots, solve problems for new startup Welding, Heat Treat and Assembly Cells. Modify robotic welding programs on an OTC GTAW and PAW welding cells. Install new welding systems. Maintain update and revise all WPS, PQR and WPQ to AWS and, ASME and other customer specifications. Maintain all Nadcap Certifications for GTAW, Resistance welding and Six Sigma Green Belt. Write operation procedures for Welding, Heat Treat, calibration and other manufacturing processes.
WELDING ENGINEER CONTRACT, Multiple companies, NOVERBER 2002 – NOVEMBER 2004
Consulting on Resistance welding problems for the new startup of welding and assembly cells. Modify robotic welding programs welding cells. Install new welding systems and solve problems with welding controllers. Setup Procedures for GMAW and RSW problems on new welding cells. Improve quality on all welding and robotic cells. Recommend improvements for Sub Assembly resistance welders. Modify tooling using Auto- Cad to locate part for Projection welding to improve assembly and quality. Setup a training class and instruct employees how to prepare, and evaluate a cross-section of weld.
Welding Engineer Multiple Companies Automotive MI: Welding Engineer July 1997 - August 2000. Update welding equipment while providing technical supervision of the building of automated GMAW welding equipment for automotive components. Assigned to the Continues Improvement department, to improve quality, cost, personal and welding problems. Set up welding equipment for first time run, GMAW, resistance and stacked resistance welding. Set up first run on Welding robots and rotary assembly cells for production.
AEROQUIP CORPORATION, JACKSON, MI: Sr. Welding Engineer July 1995 – January 1996
AETNA IND. Warren, MI: Welding Engineer July 1996 - July 1997 Updated welding equipment wrote procedures. Supervised the building of automated welding equipment for use in the building of automotive components from prototype to production. Justified, investigated, purchased, tested and over-saw the installation of new equipment for GMAW, GTAW and resistance welding systems. Worked on a team with Chrysler Corp. on the design and build of new car platforms. Aided in the design of welding and assembly fixtures. Wrote schedules for welding production. Setup first run on ABB robots, rotary and in line assembly systems for production.
STEELPRO, INC., Rockland, ME: Project Manager/Manufacturing Engineer/Welding Engineer, Temp-position October 1993 – May 1995 Updated welding equipment, wrote welding procedure to ASME sec. IX, Cad Design, and Personnel Manager. Designed and developed new welding procedures ASME code, set up a computerized welding system for various alloys for the Pressure Vessel Industry. Set up a training program to improve welding and instruct and test operators in welding. Justified, investigated, purchased and tested equipment.
FAIRBANKS SCALES, INC., St. Johnsbury, VT: Supervisor, Welding Engineer April 1991 – April 1993 Updated equipment to improve department quality and costs. Increased welding production by 200% Using robotic welding system. Implemented the transfer of a Robotic welding system to Mississippi; oversaw installation and setup, and trained operators. Designed and developed new welding programs to improve welding. Supervised the welding department and set up a training program to train operates quality improvement. Worked to AWS welding specifications. Tested new equipment for welding. Develop and implement cost reduction and efficiency measures.
WARREN PUMPS INC., Warren, MA: Manufacturing/Welding Engineer, Contract-Position February 1990 – April 1991 Developed new procedures, updated welding equipment to improve the department costs. Supervise welding department and set up training program to improve welding processes. Develop, test, and qualify welding procedures to specifications, for the building of high-pressure pumps for the ship industry. Solved production welding problems, for various alloys. Test new equipment for welding.
TITEFLEX CORP., Springfield, MA: Manufacturing Engineer, Welding/Brazing/Cleaning May 1984 – January 1990 Develop new procedures, methods and tooling for a first-year savings of $200,000. Develop test and qualify welding procedures. Solved production problems (welding & brazing) processes for various alloys for the Aerospace Industry. Tested, justified, investigated, purchased, and oversaw the installation of new equipment. Developed and implemented cost reduction and production efficiency measures, resulting in 50% scrap reduction. Wrote process sheets & developed new assembly methods, oversaw a method engineer. Estimated and quoted tooling for welded assemblies, designed and developed orbital welding programs.
ROBERT E. DERECKTOR, Middletown, RI: Welding Engineer March 1982 - December 1983 Planned, organized, developed and managed a welding training and testing group for the qualification of welders to MilStd248, resulting in the startup of a multi-million-dollar ship building contract. Supervised welding research and development operations, welding engineers, technicians, and foremen. Qualified to Level III visual testing, Magnetic testing and liquid penetrant testing. Developed and organized a welding school for (GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, SAW and brazing) processes. Development Procedures for various alloys for build of new Coast Guard vesicles.
MS Word, Excel, Visual Basic, PowerPoint, Outlook
AWS D17.1, Nadcap Welding Audits
Welding, Metal Fabrication, Nondestructive Testing (NDT), Welding Inspection
Steward University Meansville, GA 2000 - BS in Welding Engineering
Western New England College, Springfield, MA 1984 -1989 - Mechanical Engineering
Roger Williams Collage, Bristol, RI 1980 – 1984 - Mechanical Engineering
DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 1975-1977 - Certificate in Electronics and Electricity.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Welding Society