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Injection Molding Engineer

Perry, MI
February 21, 2020

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P.O. Box #** l **** East Morehouse Drive l Perry MI 4887 l l 517-***-****

Automotive Manufacturing Engineer

Process Development and Improvement

Automotive Engineer with a proven history of process development, production support, and improvements. Over 30 years working with Tier 1 suppliers of automotive interior components such as: instrument panels, door panels, consoles, seats, and headliners

Core professional competencies:

Equipment troubleshooting/maintenance engineering

Polyurethane spray skin programming and processing

Polyurethane pour foam processing

Fanuc robot programming/various applications

Tooling Design


Assembling Quotes

Injection Molding

Developing new processes and equipment

Maintenance Management

Professional Experience & Key Achievements

Auria Solutions: Southfield MI 48076 June 2017 – May 2019

New company started as a joint venture between International Automotive Component and Shenda to produce carpets, floor mats, and acoustic materials for the automotive industry

Responsible for following the required tooling as it was being machined prior to production. Travel to production facilities to study production processes and techniques to standardize between facilities and recommend and implement improvements. Support new launches as assigned

Key Accomplishments and Competencies:

Followed the machining of engineering changes into the tooling of various programs

Provided pre-launch support of the U611, Lincoln Aviator

Defined requirements for new equipment for the Engineering Center located in North Carolina

Resolved quality issues that were tooling and/or foam related on various programs

Directed suppliers during installation of new equipment

Dennis M Morehouse and Associates, LLC Perry MI July 2012 – June 2017

An LLC started and owned by Dennis Morehouse to assist automotive tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Consultant (when not employed otherwise)

Key Accomplishments and Competencies:

Process improvement and troubleshooting

Knowledgeable in many aspects of other manufacturing processes and automation

Fanuc robot programming

Processing and improving foam-in-place, robotic glue, paint, mold release

Specialist in all aspects of polyurethane spray skin manufacturing

Grupo Antolin Primera Canton MI August 2014 – July 2016

Facility assembling headliners, primarily for Ford

Engineering/Maintenance Manager

Key Accomplishments and Competencies:

Managing the Engineering, IT, and Maintenance departments, reporting to the plant manager

Working with SAP, including Bill of Materials creations and Engineering Changes

Create training schedules for select personnel

Follow monthly KPI’s and produce action plans

New product launches

Ford Capacity Planner

Safety committee co-chairman

Energy management

DFMEA, PFMEA, control plan, operator instructions, PPAP, APQP, LEAN Manufacturing

Property management first contact responsibility

Non-hazardous waste management and reduction

Fire control improvements

Automotive Components Holding, LLC Saline MI July 2008 – June 2012

Formerly both a Ford and then a Visteon plant, this facility produced all the instrument panels for Ford and was beginning to produce door panels

Professional Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

Responsible for design input, Fanuc robot programming, processing, and training ACH personnel in all aspects of polyurethane spray skin.

Key Accomplishments and Competencies:

Design input for tooling

Team member to buy off on new equipment before installation

Injection molding

DFMEA, PFMEA, control plan, operator instructions, PPAP, APQP, LEAN Manufacturing

Installation of 3 automated spray skin lines worth $40 million

Programmed mold release, paint (in mold coating), polyurethane spray skin

Continual improvement

Gloss level monitoring and corresponding mold release or tooling modifications

Teaching and directing maintenance technicians

Magna International October 1994 – July 2008

A Canada based company with manufacturing facilities throughout North America, producing automotive interior components including instrument panels, door panels, consoles, and headliners using many different processes

Sr. Process/Adv. Development/Continuous Improvement/Project Engineer Howell MI

Worked for Magna International in several locations in Michigan and foreign countries such as Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Mexico with various titles and responsibilities

Key Accomplishments and Competencies:

New supplier development

Continuous improvement

Production coverage when required

Polyurethane pour foam processing

Creation of prototype polyurethane parts for recreational vehicles and chair industries

Fanuc Paint-tool and Handling-tool program training

DFMEA, PFMEA, operator instructions, process parameters, APQP, PPAP, Control Plans, TPM, VAVE, LEAN Manufacturing

Using spray polyurethane technology to develop automotive headrests and seat cushions

Trained maintenance and production personnel in new production processes

Injection molding

DFMEA, PFMEA, control plan, operator instructions, PPAP, APQP, LEAN Manufacturing

Fanuc robot repair and programming

Tooling design and evaluation

KAREL programming

Maintenance support and equipment troubleshooting

Equipment automation


Allen Bradley PLCs and SLCs

Polyurethane systems and equipment produced by Frimo, Hennecke, KM, Cannon, Recticel, and Konal

Supervising and teaching maintenance personnel


Western Illinois University – Macomb IL August 1987 – December 1990

Bachelor of Science: Industrial Technology, major emphasis in manufacturing

University of Missouri – Columbia MO August 1983 – May 1984

Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering

Hannibal La Grange College – Hannibal MO August 1981 – May 1983

Associate of Science: Pre-Engineering

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