Sign in

Manager Engineer

Owen Sound, ON, Canada
October 12, 2019

Contact this candidate


*** ******* ******

Toronto, ON M*S *E*

Phone: 416-***-****


Paul Larsen


An experienced Plant Manager who is capable of working in a fast paced changing environment and who continually raises the bar to ensure that continuous improvement is achieved. Is highly trustworthy and handles all responsibilities in a professional manner. Knows how to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Over the years has successfully managed increasing levels of responsibility. Has excellent listening and leadership skills. Would be an asset to any organization seeking someone who is loyal and who can make a positive contribution.

Key Strengths:

· Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focused

· Ability to work equally well in a team or alone

· Highly adaptable with a broad range of transferable skills

· Ability to multi-task without losing focus

· Has a tremendous sense of urgency

· Possesses excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

· Self-motivated initiating projects to improve efficiency and reduce costs

· Ability to lead, train and motivate others

· Proven performance, results oriented attitude

Core Competencies:

· Inventory control Project management

· Planning/scheduling Budget development

· Vendor negotiations Performance evaluation

· Training/mentoring Cross functional

Work Experience: AUG 2017-2019

Mtech, Scarborough

CNC Technical Engineer

·Quoting potential new jobs

·Trouble shooting issues as they arise

·Setting up Cnc Equipment when needed

·Continuous Improvement to increase throughput

·Maintain 5s projects

·Customer visitation/Project reviews

Bartech Ent, Guelph,On MAY 2014-2017

Sales Technical Engineer

Work closely with customers in the Metro Toronto area

Building and maintaining solid relationships

Building and contributing to overall sales to build our market share

Delivering our value message to the market which supports a high value and

services solutions focus

Supplying solutions that exceed our customers and industry partners expectations

Test, evaluate and trouble-shoot metal cutting tools

Properly document and report on tests performed

Delivering on our value message to our customer’s through documented cost savings

Constantly identifying opportunities in the local market and reporting on it

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions, Newmarket, ON MAR 2013- APRIL 2014

Manufacturing Engineer (one year contract)

·Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.

·Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.

·Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

·Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.

·Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.

·Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. .

·Provide manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.

·Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.

·Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.

·Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.

·Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

·Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

MSM A DIV. OF MAGNA POWERTRAIN, Woodbridge, ON 1994- AUG 2012

Transmission Components Div.

Plant/Production Manager

Managed all production activities of the company, ensuring continued performance and improvements in safety, quality and productivity, while also maintaining a healthy, safe and clean work environment

Communicated Production expectations to the supervisors and lead hands

Ensured that the Supervisors had the training and experience to maintain a motivated workforce and safe working environment Counselled and coached the supervisors when their performance was not acceptable

Practised positive relations: hiring, training, career development, disciplinary action and conducting regular performance appraisals

Worked with maintenance personnel to prioritize unscheduled and scheduled maintenance

Worked with Engineering, Tool room, Maintenance and Material Managers to improve work conditions and throughput

Coordinate and schedule Presses in accordance to weekly releases

Ensured that all shop employees had or received the training and experience to meet quality and volume expectations

Managed all CNC related issues technical support and Hands On if needed

Reviewed Work Instructions to ensure effectiveness and proper implementation

Ensured Supervisors monitored daily throughput and reacted to deficiencies in a timely manner

Established and adhered to department budget

Participated in Product Meetings (APQP and Weekly follow up)

Liaised between Customers and MSM; conducted tours in plant and visitations to Customers Facilities

Collected Required information in order to keep on top of manufacturing sales

·Managed manufacturing, Production Control, and Maintenance Department

·Responsible for hiring, evaluations, disciplines, and terminations in conjunction with Human Resources, Senior Management and appropriate, Department Supervisor

·Initiated planning and revision of forecast with Departments

·Managed within the frame work of MSM Quality operating System

·Analyzed and evaluated costs in order to develop greater efficiencies and profitability in the plant and in its processes

·Reviewed and took action to maintain and improve (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) as required

·Ensured Health & Safety regulations were adhered to

·Observed standards for safe working conditions as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as rules and regulations outlined in the Employee Handbook

·Reviewed weekly scrap and rework costs with responsible Departments Heads to implement actions to prevent reoccurrence of non-conformances

·Daily Production meetings to review Customer Shipments vs. releases and labour efficiencies and Inventory Turns

·Collaborated with Sales office to identify financial opportunities with regards to design, supplier involvement, and volume changes

CNC Manager 2000-2008

Supervised 60 CNC operators including three Set-up Technicians

Reviewed work performance of Production Personnel and made recommendations regarding future Work Assignments, Wage Rates Adjustments, New production Employees

Researched and implemented advanced cutting tools and methodologies for existing production and Prototype work

Maintained production releases for eight different transmission parts

Performed all duties in accordance with Element 4.18 Management responsibility of QS9000 and ISO14001

Involved in resolving customer concerns as well as internal concerns through the 8D Process

Initiated, maintained and updated Continuous Improvement Projects on a regular basis

Responsible for sourcing and purchasing cutting tools used on the shop floor

Prepared Presentations to Management Team and employees on a regular basis with respect to Department concerns

Interacted with Department Managers to resolve production issues as they arose

CNC Setup/Leadhand 1997-2000

CNC Setup/Operator 1995-1997

CNC Team Leader/Operator at Rotoform a division of Magna 1994-1994


Humber College Mechanical Engineering Technician – Numerical Control Program (Diploma)

Humber College Third year of Electromechanical Technologist

O.S.S.D. Diploma (1989), Brampton, ON

Mechanical Brake Release Magna Int.

Manager / Supervisor Development Program, Magna Int.

Team Leader Development Training Program, Magna Int.

Emergency Procedures for Power Presses, MSM

Supervisor Competency, MSM

Theory of Constraints, MSM

Lean Manufacturing, Magna Int.

SPC Levels 1&2, Magna Int.

WHMIS, Magna Int.

References supplied upon request

Contact this candidate