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Engineer Mechanical

Airdrie, AB, Canada
May 13, 2020

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Manikandan Lakshmanan

Mobile: +1-403-***-**** / +91-979*******


Location: Chennai, India



An experienced Mechanical Engineer with an overall experience that spans 15 years in CAD/CAM Programming. Experience of working with top-notch companies in India, Malaysia, and Canada

I have served in a variety of industries, including Oil and Gas, Aerospace, and Automobile. Experience of working on innovative 5+ axis/Multi-Tasking machine tools and handling complete setting environment

Handled machining of components of various material including Titanium, Inconel, Hidoran, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Nickel, Chromium, Aluminum, Copper, Magnesium, Peek and Rubber

Proven experience with strong analytical, problem-solving, verbal, and written communication skills; exceptional time management skills with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects. PACKAGES











Aug 2018 – Present GN Corporation Inc., Canada

Manufacturing Engineer

GN Corporation Inc. is involved in the manufacturing of high precision products for Oil & Gas and Aerospace industry. As a Manufacturing Engineer, I was responsible for Programming & Setting Operations, creating NC Programs and setting activities for various machine tools. Software used includes Esprit, UG NX. Customers: Halliburton and Advanced Upstream.


Determining operations to be performed on N/C, preparing detailed program outline, and establishing tooling and gauging requirements to produce parts on 5+ Axis Turning, Milling and Turn-mill Machines

Preparing detailed operation sheets for the N/C portion of the process, making estimates of setup, and run hours for production parts, designing & building estimation time for tooling process

Providing inputs on selection, placement, job evaluation, performance, and appraisals

Supporting the machine shop, assembly & test areas by coordinating manufacturing Engineering group activities

Participating in the development of new processes and manufacturing methods for standardization and cost reduction

Providing technical input for difficult and non-routine Manufacturing Engineering work

Operating CNC machines for the first production and FA parts with CMM reports after obtaining QC approval until handing over to the production team/operator Continued…

Recommending and implementing inputs to reduce cycle times and continuously improve efficiency in the production shop

Undertaking troubleshooting activities in the production shop

Providing inputs to ensure the implementation of 5S, TPM and TQM Activities Jul 2017 – Jul 2018 Paradigm Precision Components Sdn Bhd., Malaysia Senior Engineer – NPI Division

Paradigm is involved in manufacturing and assembling built-to-print structural components for the Civil Aerospace industry. The organization offers manufacturing capability supported by extensive in-house NADCAP approved NDT and treatment capabilities. Software used includes UG NX 10, Master Cam X9. Customers: Honeywell, GE, Spirit Aero systems and Airbus Highlights

Led a team of programmers and generated 5 Axis Programming for CNC machines

Participated in FA/NPI activities including CAD/CAM, cutting tools selection and planning and scheduling workloads

Studied and recommended techniques to improve existing CAM and internal software products

Created and maintained multi-axis CNC programs to produce parts using CAD/CAM software

Developed CNC machining processes by selecting the chucking device, cutting tools, tool arrangement, and cutting speeds and feeds with emphasis on standardization

Witnessed the CNC program prove-out on the machine tool and corrected the programs as required

Prepared detailed work instructions and supervised machining process validations including operator training

Maintained master CNC program directory, through file management techniques, to ensure the integrity of CNC programs

April 2014 – May 2017 SENIOR Aerospace (UPECA AEROTECH Sdn Bhd., MALAYSIA) Project Engineer

Served in the R&D Division, playing a pivotal role in programming various CNC machines including 2 Axis, 3 Axis, 4 Axis and 5 Axis machines using UG NX and Mastercam. Participated in FA/NPI activities such as CAD/CAM. As a part of the job, visited Machine Tool OEM’s manufacturing facilities at Japan and Singapore

(DMG Mori Seiki and Mazak).

Customers: GKN, Spirit and GE


Planned NC program to control contour path machining of metal or plastic parts on automatic CNC machine tools

Studied blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine the sequence of operations, and setup requirements of machined parts and ensured cycle time reduction

Computed and developed computer programmed control data to set controls for regulating computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining factors, such as speed feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut for the part to be made

Observed machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance numerical control codes and adjusted machine controls to correct as required


Apr 2013 – Mar 2014 Extremach Manufacturing Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia CNC Programmer

Customers: Cameron, Baker Hughes, and Aker Solutions Highlights

Involved in generating 2D and 3D programs for manufacturing Oil and Gas products, including preparing NC Process Sheet

Resolved several complicated machining issues through the application of programming knowledge and problem-solving

Worked with clients including Baker Quakes and Cameron Nov 2010 – Nov 2012 Teknicast Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Technician – Manufacturing


Was involved in setting, programming, and operating CNC machines

Handled projects for customers including Rosemount, Honda, Sanden, Daniel, Emerson, Tokheim, Sapura, Micro Motion, Remote Control, Fisher, Raymarine and Rotork Dec 2007 – Oct 2010 Caparo Engineering India Pvt Ltd., India Team Member - Tool Room


Customers include Bentley, Nissan, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, Fiat & GM

Accountable for setting, programming, and operating CNC machines Dec 2005 – Dec 2007 Ross Engineering Ltd (TVS - Brakes India Ltd Group) India CNC Setter - Tool Room


Handled production process for Mahindra and Mahindra and was responsible for handling the setting, programming, and operation of CNC Machines



DME (Diploma in Mechanical Engineering), AMK Technological Polytechnic College, Chennai, India



Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited - CNC Operator

Nelcast Limited – CNC Operator


Date of birth: 14th Feb 1986

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Married

Passport No: Z3824353 valid till 21st Dec 2027

Languages Known: Tamil, English & Malay


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