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Manufacturing Engineer, Project Manager, Manufacturing Manager

Location:
Plainfield, IL
Posted:
April 27, 2020

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JOHN PALAC

**** ********** ***** **********, ******** 60586

home: 815-***-**** cell: (815) 355 –1088 adczcn@r.postjobfree.com SUMMARY

To apply my extensive manufacturing experience in an environment that offers the ability to grow professionally and encourages continual learning. I have industry experience in aerospace, automotive, communications and medical fields and have worked with a wide variety of metals. I have obtained my Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification. I also hold 2 U.S. Patents on specific design / manufacturing processes. QUALIFICATIONS

Due to the recent health and economic issues, I was recently part of a workforce reduction. The position that I held was a new process/product manager. I was responsible for all new process and product introduced into the building. All our products that we manufactured were for the medical industry, including surgical instruments and implants. I was the main point of contact with all customers and held regular meetings, both internal and with customers to keep everyone up to date on the state of their parts/project. This role also included DFM projects which I communicated design changes directly to the customer and their respective design team. I have also worked as a Manufacturing Manager, responsible for all aspects of production including process improvement implementation, scheduling, reviews, interviews, weekly Sale/Mfg and Mfg/Engineering meetings. Also responsible for maintaining a cohesive, skilled and cooperative workforce while maintaining an effective and efficient environment through constant evaluation and improvements, Gemba walks and Lean/Six Sigma implementations. Continual optimization of all current production and the gradual introduction of newer more efficient processes is one of my main objectives.

Prior to this, from 1997-2012, I was employed as a Process/Manufacturing Engineer with America’s leading manufacturer of communication cable and connectors. My responsibilities at Commscope Corporation included all facets of the manufacturing process, G-Code programming, tool design/selection, troubleshooting and production of all components for the six product lines of connectors. Connectors are produced using multi-axis machines including a (11) axis Swiss, (47) axis CNC multi spindle index machines and (8) axis twin spindle/twin turret machines. Some of the CNC machines included; Traub, Index, Okuma, Hardinge, Gildemiester and Haas with controllers from Fanuc, Mitsubishi and Siemens, Yasnac. Proficient using the most popular software packages including Solid Works, ESPRIT, AutoCAD, MasterCam, Delcam Partmaker, MES, Epicor and SAP. I was also responsible for our 10 prototype machinists, their schedule and all data that was needed for either tooling vendors or Design Engineers. During the 39 years I have been in this profession, I have incrementally worked my way up from entry level machining to obtaining a Journeyman Machinist card. I have been able to become proficient enough to write complex G-Code programs without the aid of CADCAM software. I also have held different positions within this profession from engine/tool room lathe machinist to a multi-department manager for 30+ employees, while never being more than one step away from hands on the machine. Something that I have continued, no matter my position. I am confident that my wide range of experience offers me an excellent resource of knowledge to tap into and apply toward the continual improvement of a manufacturing organization. WORK EXPERIENCE

NN Life Sciences, Trigon 2018 - 2020

Project Manager

Originally hired as a Manufacturing Engineer, was promoted to project manager role to plan, schedule and execute all stages of project or new process (NPI) introduction in the building

Ensure that the project team understands all aspects of the NPI process relating to their respective responsibilities, and demonstrate thorough understanding of the NPI process checklist and organizational structure

Main point of contact with the customer

Organized every aspect of a new process, including schedule, tooling, gaging, prints and programs and resolutions to issues to keep the program on track

Lead DFM projects while working directly with the customer on design changes

Audited all project paperwork that is required for medical regulatory components

Resolved numerous project issues including staffing shortages, scope creep and divergent business needs

MTH Pumps, 2017 – 2018

Manufacturing Manager

Involved and responsible for all aspects of of production including job scheduling, employee assignments and meeting budgetary requirements

Interfaced with Quality on gage and inspection method

Tracked and scheduled all employee training

Scheduled and lead interdepartmental meetings between Manufacturing /Sales and Manufacturing/Engineering

Responsible for all employee reviews, interviews and disciplinary actions

Maintained and improved efficiency and safety through continual Lean/Six Sigma practices

Mazak Corporation, 2016 – 2017

Application Engineer

Engineering responsibilities included:

Job processing, tool design and G-Code/Mazatrol programming of all multi-axis lathes and machining centers, administering a five day machine training program.

Provided technical support to all customers in territory, travel was common

Interact with all levels of employees from factory to CEO’s.

Turnkey, time studies, installing and rigging machines in the showroom. Shank Manufacturing, 2014 – 2016

Production Supervisor – Manufacturing Engineer

Responsibilities included:

Planning production across all CNC machines.

Quote, program and prototype all new components going into production.

Optimize and / or reprocess any components as needed.

Floor support / operator training

Select optimum inspection method and any gages needed to assure quality is maintained

Select, acquire and implement new types of technology to keep operation on leading edge and able to handle different types of components. I lead initiative to purchase 'swiss' machines to bring back in-house nearly one million dollars of work that was currently out at vendors.

N orthstar Aerospace, 2013 – 2014

CNC Programmer

Responsibilities included:

Floor support and new job processing using UG, Win CNC and standard Notepad to create g-code

Review and optimize current processes .

Liaison between union machinists, Engineering departments, and upper management. It was a second shift position, so interaction with day shift was limited to a few hours. Our main purpose was to keep the off shifts in production Commscope Corp – Joliet, Illinois 1997 to 2012

Process / Manufacturing Engineer

Engineering responsibility:

Required to meet all costing and processing estimates along with yearly budget

Named Inventor on 2 U.S. Patents, #9,009,960 & 9,419,351 with Commscope the Assignee

Provide global technical support, cost reduction & process de-bugging

Coordinate with design engineers to advise on most efficient mfg process

Responsible for planning all prototype requests and manufacture of new components for design engineers including the qualification of new vendors, obtaining quotes and maintaining quality

Contribute to various lean manufacturing cost reduction projects

Create and troubleshoot all G-Code programs

Create all tool design/selection and maintain all tool sheets

Patented a Manufacturing Processes which lead to new product line Iverson & Company, Distributor of Hardinge Machines 1994-1997 Applications Engineer

Engineering responsibilities included:

Job processing, tool design and G-Code programming of all multi-axis lathes and machining centers, administering a five day G-code training program and working trade shows such as IMTS.

Provided technical support to all customers in territory, travel was common

Interact with all levels of employees from factory to CEO’s.

Traveled with Salesmen to assist and give technical advice Illinois Gear 1993-1994

Multi – Department Manager

Management responsibilities included:

Job processing, production planning, G-Code program editing and all administrative duties of a manager

Conducted interviews for new hires and prepared performance reviews for

(30)+ employees in departments including turning, milling, broaching, heat treat and the tool room

Advanced Precision Turning 1991 – 1993

Working Foreman

Responsible for all production, G-Code programming, technical support and quality on the 2nd shift

John Crane, Type 28 1990 – 1991

Programmer/set-up machinist

Programmed and set up Okuma LC-40 turning centers in their Type-28 department

Aircraft Gear Corporation 1981 – 1990

Machinist

Earned Journeyman’s card with IAM

Ran and setup production on all manual and CNC turning centers EDUCATION

Saint Francis University & Moraine Valley Community College Course work includes heavy concentration in math, science and computers. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



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