William F. (Bill) Nelson
Tamarac, FL 33321
Senior Process Engineer, Interplex-Sunbelt, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1/18 to 12/20
I was tasked to validate current medical jobs and to move all medical molding into a new facility. I was responsible for all technical aspects of the Medical Injection Molding Department. The medical validation process encompasses far more detail than traditional APQP. Here I dealt with the entire process, from the initial Design Requirements to developing a validated process through Scientific Injection Molding to proving the efficacy of same through Operational and Performance Qualification runs. It also fell to me to oversee new project quotes and mold builds. I completed the moves, validated the processes, fixed the molds and ran out of projects. My position was eliminated.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Thomson Plastics, Inc., Thomson, GA 2/16-10/17
My primary focus here was on new and existing tooling. I was responsible for new tool quoting, design and build supervision. My responsibility for the tools led management to ask that I take over the Mold Setup function as well. In this capacity, I oversaw the training and activities of all personnel involved in preparing a mold/machine for production. I also supported the plant engineering activities as led by the corporate Director of Engineering. My position was eliminated.
Site Senior Plastics Process Engineer; Valeo-FEM; Smyrna, TN 2/15-11/15
I was responsible for all of the technical requirements for highly-automated Injection Molding Machines. This included new product launches and existing production jobs. I also served as the Tooling Engineer for three projects that were in launch stage. Senior management decided to split Maintenance from Process and Tooling. This was done partly so that I could focus on the latter. Two molds in China, three in Korea, one in Poland and three in development in Germany was much more travel than my family responsibilities would allow. My travel plan for 2016 was at least four months overseas. I resigned from Valeo in order to spend more time at home.
Process Engineer; Magneti Marelli; Pulaski, TN 3/14-2/15
I was responsible for developing new molds into production-ready processes. I took new molds from delivery to the plant through troubleshooting to development of the process utilizing Scientific Molding techniques learned from RJG. This methodical approach provides a robust, machine-independent set of parameters that can be relied upon to produce consistent parts. I also served as a resource for the technical staff, as both mentor and coach. The plant was set for expansion Q4 2014, due to upcoming SOPs. This did not happen so I was required to work >75 hours/week. My wife had a stroke in June of 2014 and I was forced to choose between family and work. Valeo offered a lot of money and fewer hours so I accepted the opportunity.
Process Technician; Arkal Automotive; Auburn, AL 8/11-3/14
The job title is misleading. I was responsible for all Processing, Tooling, Maintenance and Plant Engineering activities (even the landscaping.) This was a greenfield startup and I was there from dirt to full production. I oversaw the site preparation, building erection, machinery installation and startup. As part of my duties I also oversaw the construction and tryout of all new tooling for the plant. This required frequent overseas travel. I watched the plant rise from nothing to being a major Tier 1 and 2 automotive supplier. Unfortunately, plans for expansion stalled, I got bored and left for Tennessee.
Process Technician; ThermoFisher Scientific; Auburn, AL 10/08-8/11
I was responsible for the creation of robust, scientific processes in the high-volume manufacture of disposable medical containers. I was also the primary source of training for all technical personnel. Our plant was destroyed by fire and it fell to me to transfer all tooling to custom molders to ensure that our customers were not impacted. I spent six months traveling the southeast as the technical authority for the company. Once the plant was back to 100% I was given the opportunity to start the Arkal plant.
Production Technician, 8/06-9/08, Touchstone Precision, Auburn, AL
Injection Molding Technician, 2/03-8/06, Letica Corp., Lanett, Al
Process Technician, 4/01-2/03, Prolific Plastics, Opelika, AL
Shift Supervisor, 4/00-4/01, Guardian Automotive, LaGrange, GA
Manufacturing Engineer, 2/96-4/00, Hayward Pool Products, Kings Mountain, NC
Process Technician, 2/93-2/96, Mack Molding Company, Inman, SC
Shift Supervisor, 4/89-2/93, Guardian Automotive, LaGrange, GA
Master Molder I, RJG Inc. 10/08
Assorted seminars from GE, Bayer, Engel, et. al.
The remainder has come from the shop floor, arguably the most efficient trainer of all.
Manny Rizea 561-***-****
Ken Lynn 954-***-****
Robert DePalma 954-***-****