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Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Bristol, Indiana, 46507, United States
September 22, 2019

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Robert DeFerbrache

(H) 574-***-**** 10 Churchill Dr., Elkhart, IN 46514 Highly articulate Manufacturing Engineer with excellent interpersonal skills across all levels, including effective exchange of complex technical, manufacturing and industrial data. Flexibility with respect to long and variable hours of work.

Machine tool technologies

Complex problem-solver

Project management

CAD software expert

[all kind of machines ] repair


CNC Lathe Machinist, METALCRAFT PRECISION MACHINE INC, May 2019-Current Elkhart, IN

Setup and operate Haas CNC lathes. Program special short run parts. Edit programs as needed. Owner/Manager, T. Shorter Mfg., Inc., August 2014-April 2019 Elkhart, IN

See to day to day operations and planning to get the jobs done to meet customers needs . Quote work in the most cost effective ways.

Program CNCs (Mills, Lathes, Waterjets) using G code, conversational, computer aided, Purchasing materials supplies needed for each job. Draw prints for customer part when a print was not available using CAD soft ware. Being a small shop running the machines on daily job. Work with and guide employees

Maintenance and repair shop equipment.

General Manager, Action Machine Inc., March 2001-August 2014 South Bend, IN

Manage the Machine shop and direct employees on each job. Design parts, fixtures, and machines per customer needs using CAD software. Meet with customers to get information on work they needed to have done. Programming and tooling CNC mills and lathes.

Purchasing tools & materials for each job.

Quote each job in the most cost effective ways.

Maintenance and troubleshoot shop equipment.


Manufacturing Engineer, Elkhart Brass, May 1993-March 2001 Elkhart, IN

CNC programming of Mills and Lathes using G-code and Cam software. Oversee other machining equipment such as Automatic chuckers, Punch press. Select tooling for machines to operate most cost effective. Design Fixture and tools using CAD software.

Train machine operators when needed.

Managed the Machine shop and Maintenance when needed. High School Diploma

Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart IN

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