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Engineer Manufacturing

Buffalo, NY
March 27, 2020

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Vinu Lathika Radhakrishnan 716-***-**** Buffalo, New York


Manufacturing Engineer with over 11 years of hands on experience in an automotive industry with SAP system Excellent reputation for resolving problems, driving overall operational improvement with lean management tools, eager to contribute to team success through hard-work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skill.


University at Buffalo Feb, 2020

MS, Materials Science Buffalo, NY

TKMCE, Kerala University Jun 2002- Jul 2006

B Tech, Mechanical Engineering Kollam, India


Von Roll USA Jun. 2019 – Aug.2019

Process Engineer Intern Schenectady, NY

Improved process flow in Vertical Tower and Laminator after evaluating and documenting all the critical parameters to be checked during roll change and shift change.

Achieved zero defect and accident by ergonomic design change of Kraft paper windup option during skinning process.

Assisted in process control of mica dusting in vertical tower by working with maintenance team.

Developed Lean Manufacturing method for fool proofing slitter female knife blade assembly dimensional measurement to reduce set up time.

Analyzed product tooling study of Catbridge slitter machine with other slitter machine for difference in efficiency.

MRF Ltd Apr 2014 – Aug 2018

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Kottayam, India

Redesigned workplace layout and production flow of the existing press with higher capacity press to increase the productivity by 100%.

Reduced buckle scrap due to wrong set up to zero by developing a template which eliminated human error.

Estimated, proposed and monitored annual budget after forecasting customer demand and continuous improvement projects.

Managed revamping of outdated equipment to reduce the machine downtime and safety issues by 50%.

Developed safety control in equipment in accordance with OSHA and trained operator in the event of new equipment and process change.

Prioritized multiple projects for cost saving, product change, new product launch and cycle time reduction in accordance with R&D, quality assurance.

Led all major installations of equipment, jigs and fixtures after preparing justification for capital projects as per the equipment specification and quality standards.

MRF Ltd Apr 2011 – Apr 2014

Manufacturing Engineer Kottayam, India

Developed new manufacturing process by assessing equipment capacity, workplace layout, sourcing contractors, arranging critical spares, conducting work study and negotiating quotation with suppliers.

Created, maintained tool history, P&ID and all engineering drawings after collaborating with other engineers.

Prepared work instructions incorporating company policies, KPI, manpower, raw materials in a unionized 24/7 work environment.

Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by performing troubleshooting of pneumatic and hydraulic machines through engineering principles and improved preventive maintenance schedule.

Undertook all pipe line jobs of water, air, hydraulic oil, pressure vessels including ordering, fabrication, welding, erection and testing.

Created and managed assembly, bill of materials, material and labor quote.

MRF Ltd Jun 2007 – Apr 2011

Junior Manufacturing Engineer Kottayam, India

Achieved 30% cost saving in spares and machining work by finding alternate suppliers without compromising quality and lead time.

Reduced cycle time by 50% by continuously reducing the mold retrieval time from the storage area.

Reduced scrap arising from flash, under cure and lamination by 50% through root cause analysis.

Prepared daily shift report explaining major process variances, rework, scrap and corrective action taken in line with process measures of IATF 16949.

Prepared QC story with Pareto Analysis for blowdown scrap and presented to JIPM consultant during TPM certification audit.

Reduced nonconformity by monitoring process flow with Statistical Process Control tools and revamping company quality standards to match customer expectations.

Increased productivity through Kaizen, OJT and actively participating in APQP and FMEA.

Major Projects.

Laid 150 mm HDPE pipe line from river site pump house to factory tank which is 1 mile away.

Installation and commissioning of 100 KL online clarifier which improves the quality of water pumped from river site pump house by chemical addition and flocculator.

Reduced operating cost by revamping hydraulic circuit of 600T bladder press.

Validated steam consumption of different molds by conducting condensate study and standardized internal jacket volume.

Minimized fuel cost by providing a steam connection at bottom mold and improving insulation material.

Developed non-contact method using single acting direct solenoid to reduce pre forming waste.

Reduced set-up time by designing heavy duty mold storage rack enabling easy retrieval of mold.

Eliminated steam wastage at shift end by providing auto cut-off valve with timer.

Intsolvers Technologies Pvt Ltd Jul 2006 – Jun 2007

Design Engineer Trivandrum, Kerala

Design, fabrication, erection of automated label applicator slat conveyor system of blood bag in Terumo Penpol.

Skills: SAP; OHSAS 18001; IATF 16949; Project Management; Six Sigma; Standard Operating Procedures; FMEA; Process Safety Management (PSM); ASME and ISA codes; Root Cause Failure Analysis(RCFA); Total Productive Maintenance(TPM); 5S; MRP; Python; AutoCAD & Fusion 360(3D Modelling software); PLC programming Rs Logix 500; Microsoft Office; AutoCAD; Minitab

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