DANIEL API-EH BORTEY-FIO
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND POWER TRANSMISSION
Proven Team Leader with hands-on supervisory experience and measurable results. Eight years' experience in the automotive and aerospace industries in casting and forming of super alloys including gold, silver, and titanium. Over 6 years of rubber and plastic extrusion experience - for NASA, Pratt & Whitney, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Rolls Royce, Audi, and Texas Instruments.
Manufacturing Process Planning • FECC (First Engine Configuration Check) •
Manufacturing Metrics • Quality Engineering • Process Engineering Deliverables • Continuous Improvement • Performance Improvement Time-Study & Methods •
(SPC) Statistical Process Control • Safety • PPAP (Partial Part Approval Process)
Engineering Principles • Data Collection for SPC • PFM & EA • POKE-YOKE • Root Case Analysis • Lean Manufacturing• FECC (Aerospace)
PARADIGM PRECISION, Manchester, Connecticut 01/2015 - 07/2016
Aerospace engines, and costumed parts.
Senior Quality Engineer (contract position)
Responsible for first Article, Reports, Inspection and all Quality issues before release. Engineering analysis and support for specified component parts/projects. A liaison between Paradigm and production companies locally and internationally for the new (PPAP) Partial Part Approval Process Program.
INFOTECH ENTERPRISE, Middletown, Connecticut 01/2014 - 09/2014
Production of aerospace engines
Manufacturing Process Planner (FECC / Quality Engineer)
Oversaw application of RTV (rubber) to metal components. Collaboratively worked with Mechanical, Manufacturing, Quality Engineers, and Floor Mechanics. Ensured that the process was followed and updated while adhering to strict quality manufacturing Metrics (involving material & energy usage) Accomplishments:
F.E.C.C. (First Engine Configuration Check) Certified as a Process Planner to participate in the 'FECC' program that successfully oversaw the hands-on, in-process building of the brand new (first of its kind, state of the art) set of Aerospace Engines.
COLT DEFENSE LLC, Hartford, Connecticut 01/2012- 11/2013
Production of firearms
Manufacturing / Industrial Engineer (contract position)
ECO (Engineering Change Orders). POO (Process Change Orders). Daily projects: interacted with and maneuvered 8 manufacturing and Quality Engineers.
Implemented and standardized process engineering deliverables for projects, ensuring sound application of safety and engineering principles with the introduction of pokeyoke tools within process.
To enhance performance improvement projects, launched Epicor & Shop-vue (New Complex Computer programs) to standardize Time Study & Methods. Analyzed and validated major SPC data.
Developed reports and made recommendations for changes and continuous improvements including equipment standards. Resulting feedback: over 30% rate increase and higher safety record during my tenure.
LEGRAND ORTRONICS, New London, Connecticut 06/2010 - 11/2011
Custom Communication Systems: Metal components, plastic injected, and molded parts. Quality Engineer (contract position)
Responsible for first Article, Tool release, and all Quality issues before release for production. Engineering analysis and support for specified component parts/projects from initial inquiry to production. Served as a liaison between Legrand and production companies locally and internationally (Asia, Europe, Brazil & Mexico) for Quality/ engineering issues. Planned and oversaw secondary operations and rework of production parts when needed. Issued and tracked all non-conformances and corrective actions. Associated with International-based QC and engineering team schedule for supplier quality final inspection of parts. Sampled and PPAP dimensional documentation. Provided technical knowledge in quality. Assisted in product evaluations /Gauging to improve quality.
Single-handedly upgraded the inspection of new designed products, First Article Inspections, and ECN (Engineering Change Notices).
Used Continuous Improvement, facilitated the documentation of important but neglected activities to upgrade the actual Documentation process. Client acceptance and satisfaction soared over 50%.
Recommended and introduced new equipment that drastically enhanced the quality of the entire inspection process, ensuring safety and engineering techniques with inprocess POKE-YOKE, doubling the quantity of the daily inspection. Over 60% reduction of scraps.
QuEST at PRATT & WHITNEY, Hartford, Connecticut 06/2008 – 03/2010
Production of aerospace engines
Manufacturing / Project Engineer (contract position)
Provided technical knowledge in process, quality, and production; planned, implemented, and supervised process trials at facility; recorded and evaluated results. Accomplishments:
Directed technicians in effective quality inspection involving the measuring, testing, and tabulating data concerning product or process quality and reliability. Over 30% scrap
Used SPC to assess and drive the process for quality production. Liaised with research scientists, engineers, and technical staff to facilitate the evaluation and testing of new process conditions and equipment utilization.
Recommended technical ideas to achieve team goals in quality, cost savings, on-time delivery, morale, and safety. Troubleshot plant issues (above operator's capabilities) by providing technical support and implementing corrective actions; reduced downtime to bare minimum.
DERINGER-NEY, INC., Bloomfield, Connecticut 04/2005 - 03/2008
Plastic Injection Molding - Manufacturing precision insert molded components with high performance alloys such as gold, platinum, niobium, silver, etc. for medical, automotive, electronics, and industrial applications.
Manufacturing, Quality Engineer
Responsible for multiple production lines, ensuring that all production and quality goals were met. Provided technical knowledge in quality issues; assisting in manufacturing areas to improve cost, quality, safety, and productivity by improving process and procedures with productive leadership and supervision. Liaison between DNI and clients regarding OEM issues. Designed and conducted experiments to improve processes that yielded consistency and better performance of equipment. Defined and wrote process specifications and work instructions for plastic extrusions.
Used manufacturing metric techniques to monitor and eventually eliminate temperature fluctuations in and around the extrusion equipment, minimizing/eliminating downtime.
METAL MANAGEMENT AEORSPACE, Hartford, Connecticut 09/2000-02/2005 Buy, process, and sell high temperature alloys such as nickel, cobalt, and titanium as well as non-ferrous to the aerospace industry.
Provided technical knowledge in both process and quality; assisted in manufacturing areas to improve cost, quality, safety, and productivity by improving procedures or equipment with leadership and supervision. In charge of Corrective Action Reports. Effectively utilized labor and process line capabilities to maximize productivity. Trained floor inspectors on all applicable product inspection requirements. Supported Engineering in the development of process and data monitoring, including process control and improvement.
Developed and implemented new production process that eliminated REWASHES, upgraded QUALITY, and reduced production time thereby reducing production cost to
Developed and led lean manufacturing and Six Sigma projects resulting in a progressive new annual income - over $4 million and counting.
Upon hire, high volume production batches were not meeting specifications 70% of the time. Analyzed process and equipment. Recommended and implemented changes that eliminatêd nearly 100% of rewashes.
Improved efficiency by creating a set of innovative applications and major changes that upgraded the existing equipment thereby ensuring safety and engineering principles on production floor. These innovative applications upgraded the quality of the finished product as well.
CASCO PRODUCTS, Bridgeport, Connecticut 02/1999 - 07/2004
Plastic Injection Molding: Tier I and Tier Il Automotive parts manufacturer & Supplier Supervisor (Production), QC Statistical Technician Promoted to QA Engineer: Liaison between CASCO and clients regarding OEM issues and root-cause analysis. Paid visits to Delphi, Reading (PA) and other client locations to address issues and updates.
Planning, documenting and implementing the Process and Product Quality Assurance (PPQA) ftlnctions•, applying statistical techniques and continuous improvement tools on process and product. Performing audits on engineering processes and engineering work products; supporting the establishment of verification and validation process for the inspection and acceptance of the finished product.
Applied knowledge of engineering and scientific methods and tools to define and characterize behavior of products and processes to comply with customer, regulatory, and company requirements.
Lean Manufacturing: Developed a process in the plastic molding department that drastically reduced inspection time, increased inspection frequency, and upgraded quality production as a whole, reducing rejection parts by more than 70%.
Root-cause analysis: Worked with production staff on investigations regarding product complaints and corrective/preventive actions leading to implementation of poke-yoke solutions reducing scrap by more than 50%.
Root Cause Analysis: Reduced customer returns to bare minimum by investigating, auditing, and analyzing non-conforming parts & components that were returned by clients.
Inspected and performed Critical Measurements to parts for conformance to design specifications to meet ISO and QS9000 requirements (dealing with the major automotive industries such as Ford, Daimler/Chrysler, General Motors, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce etc. worldwide). Increased customer/client appreciation.
Performance Improvement: Supplied inspection assistance to production operations through continuous improvement by recommending and initiating poke-yoke/foolproofing the manufacturing process that experienced control problems, reducing inprocess defects to bare minimum.
Fully in charge of (SPC) statistical process control and dimensional accuracy of all PPAP (Partial Part Approval Process) components and parts using Six Sigma to satisfy internal, ISO standards, and requirements, optimizing ISO audit rating. Led investigations regarding product complaints, and provided corrective actions.
Reduced returns to bare minimum.
Bachelor of Science Industrial Technology/Minor: Power Transmission
• Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Associate's Degree, Applied Science / Automotive Technology
• Mattatuck Community College, Waterbury, CT
FECC (First Engine Configuration Check) - Pratt & Whitney Engineering Technical