With a unique combination of creativity, technical ability, management skills and customer focus I am looking for a career in a dynamic company where I can make a positive difference working to develop new business opportunities.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with twenty five years of international experience in design, manufacturing, quality control and project management.
Project management experience leading technical project and interfering with clients including technical and business consideration
Extensive experience in tool and manufacturing process development with functional expertise in application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
Experienced in developing CAM automation processes and machining applications.
Highly experienced in creating concept layouts component drawings, complex assembly drawings, 3-D solid modeling and preparing bill of materials
Proven ability to work independently and take initiative, responsibility and leadership in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities coupled with an established record of supervising engineering and technical staff. Self motivated, detail oriented with strong problem solving skills in analyzing, judgment, and decision making to implement effective solutions. Successful project management skills and ability to manage priorities.
Proficient in CATIA V5.21,MASTERCAM X9, VERICUT 8.2, engineering process management tools and Microsoft Windows applications.
2012 - present
Engineering support and technical consulting - contract work
MAGNA COSMA International
May 2010 – 2012 Technical Consultant – Manuf. Engineer
Cyclon Mfg, Aerospace manufacturing company
Developing 5 axis programs for CNC machines using MasterCam X5 CAD/CAM software
CNC program verification using Vericut 7.1
Developing manufacturing processes and CNC programs for Spars and Wing skins (ranging from 120 inches to 380 inches)
Developing postprocessors for 5 axis machines (tilting heads or one tilting and one rotational)
Providing technical advices and expertise to the President
Providing conceptual and detail design for complex custom tools and fixtures (CATIA V5.20)
Managing huge projects in all segments of technical expertise (Aerospace customers)
Involved in Lean manufacturing process and Six-Sigma
Develop design specification, evaluation and test requirements, technical proposals and presentation
Directing CNC programmers in defining right manufacturing approach and resolving problems issues
August 1999 – December 2009 General Manager
Lidrox Machine Ltd, Mississauga, On
Responsible for conceptual design, quotations and proposals
Making sure that projects have been finished on schedule and within the budget
Participate in hiring, training, evaluating, resolving personnel issues and discharge of staff
Directly supervise all employees and manage company budget
Plan, organize, prioritize, direct and assure the operational effectiveness of the company
Establishing the corporate supply chain, infrastructure and purchasing processes
Building complex parts and assembly prototypes in accordance with customer requirements
Managing ISO quality standard to meet customer requirements
Purchasing new and upgrading used equipment and processes including preventive maintenance
Maximize project gross margin, minimize re-work, and interact with customer to improve customer satisfaction.
Manage and minimize project risks to successful project completition
Provide technical interface and liaison with manufacturing personnel, equipment suppliers and with customers.
Checking and verifying 2-D engineering drawings, 3-D models for completeness and technical accuracy
Defining manufacturing requirements for fabricated tooling parts and weldments material selection, tolerances, heat treatment, surface finishing
Delivering final designs removing intermediate stages of prototyping and testing
Working with vendors and customers on quality and pricing issues
March 1996 - August 1999 Senior CNC Programmer/Lead Head
De Havilland, Bombardier
Responsible for manufacturing of the most complex parts (spars, lending gear components, engine parts etc)
Project coordination and detail design of many fixtures and special tools
Developing 4 and 5 axes programs for CNC machines using CATIA CAD/CAM software
Optimization of the programs to improve machining time and tool wearing
Implemented new tools and technologies
Involved in Six Sigma quality process
Developed technologies for machining exotic materials (Titanium, Inconel, Tungsten, Composite materials)
Helped junior colleagues in finding better technology solutions.
Project coordination between design department and manufacturing engineering in order to make parts machinable
Developed components’ technical specifications, created product interface control documents, supported manufacturing and service engineering, released documentation thru engineering change work order.
Worked close with vendors to ensure quality parts on schedule.
Verification of NC tool path using Vericut software
Manufacturing process design and development. Review and Verification of Manufacturing process design and development
Used error proofing methods in manufacturing, wherever required. Preparation of work instruction, including rework instruction wherever required
Developed method of rapid and evaluation feed back of product manufacturing process non conformities.
August 1993 - March 1996 CNC Programmer
MBM Tool and Machine
Developed 3,4 and 5 axes programs for CNC machines using ANVIL 5000 CAD/CAM software
Involved in developing manufacturing processes of the critical components for Canada Arm
Worked with extremely tight tolerances
Evaluated design and drawings to ensure standards of quality and accuracy are met.
Collaborated with professional staff and recommended solutions to design problems, assisted the development and progress on the plant floor.
Reviewed equipment layouts to confirm that equipments are adequately supported, identified and selected proper support types.
Conducted supplier selection process, created and maintained master parts list, supported purchasing, sourcing and cost management process.
Performed GD&T analysis on transmission parts using ViS VSA tool to identify tolerances and assembly processes that contribute to variation, optimized design, tolerances, and the assembly process to reduce costs.
August 1986 – November 1992 Mechanical Engineer
Institut Rade Koncar
Engaged in contract negotiations and technical correspondence
Technically supported world wide customers with the overhaul and testing of Fire Control System for military tank.
Educated customer personnel in pneumatic/hydraulic test stand applications and laboratory facilities.
Wrote technical documentation for overhaul and testing of military tank engines and accessories.
Developed new test stands and techniques in process of testing the pneumatic and hydraulic accessories.
Performed technical work on design and redesign of drive train components
Made preliminary specifications, project specifications and managed project for two test stands from concept to final acceptance.
Wrote technical documentation for new and adopted equipment including engineering drawings, user manuals and test schedules.
Adopted test stands to accept high performance electro-hydraulic accessories
Directed technicians in calibration and verification of test stands
EDUCATION & TRAINING
CAD/CAM – CATIA V4 UNIX, V5.21 WINDOWS, Unigraphics, MASTERCAM X5,X6,X7,X8 (Modeling, CNC programming, Advance Surfacing Assemblies)
GD&T Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
VERICUT 8.2 (NC program verification)
Engineering Process Management (Visualization, Engineering Community
GMS Global Manufacturing System
3D Geopack (CMM programming software)
1981 - 1986 B. Sc. Mechanical Engineer, Military Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia
English, Serbo-Croatian and Russian
References available upon request