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Manufacturing Engineer

Location:
St. Louis, MO, 63119
Posted:
October 26, 2019

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DALE T. HAMILTON

**** ******* **** **. #***** 832-***-****

The Woodlands, TX 77384 adaop5@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

I am known for my ability to organize major projects and manage the associated processes. In highly visible rolls, I have proven skills in management, design/development and production. My engineering and leadership experience has allowed me to plan, develop and implement projects while being able to think fast on my feet when adjustments or changes are needed. I have lead several teams to accomplish and exceed company and individual goals. People enjoy working with me because I am experienced and processed oriented. Co-workers would say I am fair, efficient and effective. EDUCATION

BSME South Dakota School of Mines GPA 3.3/4.0, 5/1986 MSME Cal State Northridge (Moved to FL) 18/30 hours Non-Thesis Option 3.5/4.0, 5/1991 MSME Ashwood University, GPA 3.5/4.0 12/1998

CORE COMPETENCIES

Strong in CNC Manufacturing of Machine Parts, Fixtures & Tooling, Production Issues, Drawing Assemblies

Worked across numerous industries; DoD, Marine, Medical, & Oil & Gas

Focused in Composite Design & Manufacturing; Autoclave, Filament Winding, Transfer & Compression Molding

Setup New and Restructured 10 Manufacturing For Optimized Performance and Material Flow

Facility Layout, Setup, Calculation of Utility Loads, Team Leadership, and Process Engineering

Worked in International Business for Several Companies

Experienced with MS Project, Excel, MS Word, Visio, Solid Works

Designed and Built Custom Manufacturing Equipment, Characterization and Evaluation Equipment SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Designed and developed a complete line of composite Frac Plugs saving operators milling time and money for numerous companies. Key participant in converting existing design designs.

As Chief Engineer over a Spoolable Pipe Product, I was responsible for designing and upgrading equipment in a process with a high scrap rate and labor intensive for a new manufacturing facility.

Designed a multi-station resin dispensing system costing $300,000 that increased profits by

$1,000,000 per manufacturing line thru; material scrap, waste disposal, equipment setup and cleaning.

As Chief Engineer, I led a team of 60+ individuals to accomplish a $2MM major project within an 18 month timeframe. Result: The project was completed under budget and within the allowable timeframe.

Was instrumental by designing a product that decreased the weight by 2 tons and reduced cost of the bearing by $250,000. Result: Featured in Advanced Composite Magazine.

Integrated lasers into an engineering process to improve the correctness of ply placement. Result: Improved strength of product by 20%, reduced scrap rate, time and material savings of $1,875,000. Developed a reorganization plan for combining three departments of the company (Manufacturing – Engineering – Plant Engineering) into one new cluster for the purpose of streamlining productivity and communication. Result: The reorganization decreased labor costs by $915,000 annually. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Chief Manufacturing Engineer – 01/15- 10/19 OEM Components, Houston, TX

Cleaned up throughput and production travelers documenting key process information.

Worked in CNC Machining area implementing process control.

Setup a composite manufacturing facility for downhole tools using filament winding & compression molding for Oil & Gas industry.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer -12/11-6/2014 Composite Solutions, LLC St. Louis, MO General Plastics & Composites Houston, TX - 01/12-10/14 (Contractor)

New Facility Layout and Developed Master Schedule for plant; relocation, new equipment installation, and startup all while supporting existing sales volume.

Installed new; winders, resin pumps, and ovens for plant startup prior to old facility relocation.

Managed several contractors and vendors in plant setup prior to relocation.

Numerous process improvement complete with audits and operational procedures. Downhole, Inc Houston, TX – 12/11-11/12 (Contractor)

Layout and set up a small Frac Plug manufacturing facility.

Setup and commissioned equipment, performed 1st article qualifications, & wrote procedures. Engineering Program Manager, Spoolable Pipeline System-04/07- 12/11 Future Pipe Industries Houston, TX

Designed a new $3MM USD multi-station winding machine to manufacture spoolable pipe.

Designed & integrated a material dispensing system for $300,000 saving $1M/yr per line.

Chief Engineer for an International Company overseeing and managing a $20,000,000 Capital Expenditure business expansion for increased sales of $50MM.

Design a new line of Frac Plugs produced in-house increasing sales by $6M annually. Operations Manager, Plant & Manufacturing Engineering-05/04 -10/06 Quantum Technologies, Inc, Irvine, CA

Started as Senior Composite Engineer promoted Operations Manager in 6 months.

Managed a group of 6 Manufacturing Engineers in the Alternate Fuels business.

Refined Production Department in utilization of Procedures, SPC, FAI,

Reconfigured Manufacturing Facility to produce consistent parts. Contract Engineer -01/00- 01/04(contractor) Applied Composite Engineering. St. Louis, MO

Contracted various functions for small composite businesses in the U.S. and Abroad.

Purchased, relocated, and brought new and used equipment on-line.

Setup a tank manufacturing production line for Silotank – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Setup Orion Aviation’s layup facility complete with all equipment for small kit aircraft manufacturing in Hamilton, OH

Setup a sister manufacturing line to one located in Tele Aviv, Israel in Iuka, MS. Wrote procedures, inspection plans, SPC and FAI. Alliant Tech Systems (ATK). Division Manager, Composite Product Development- 5/94- 11/99 Production Products Manufacturing & Sales, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Set up & ran 3 filament winders, clean room, infusion processes, complete machine shop, air compressors, autoclave processes. Trained technical staff on all machines and processes.

Coordinated building the business and setting up the whole plant including SPC and FAI. Program Manager and Chief Engineer-3/93-5/94(contractor) Lunn Industries, Inc Long Island, NY

Program Manager of materials, subcontractors, fabrication equipment, and direction for 3-65 people during different phases of project/plant/program operations. (Submarine Turtle Back project for holding Navy Seal equipment)

Product Development Engineer-5/91-11/92(business sold) BFGoodrich Aerospace, Jacksonville, FL

Was featured in “Advanced Composite’s” Magazine/September 91 for the design, fabrication, machining, and assembly of the world’s largest filament wound composite marine bearing. (Five foot long three foot diameter composite bearing for)

Project/Tooling Engineer -6/87- 5/91 Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA

Worked in CNC machining, designed tooling & constructed test fixtures that gave accurate dimensions & data.



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