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Manufacturing/QA Engineering

Pueblo, CO
January 24, 2023

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Professional Objective

Pursuing a career supporting Manufacturing / Quality Engineering as a Professional Technical Writer and/or Process Improvement, Cost Reduction Specialist. As a seasoned Manufacturing Engineer and Technician with over 15 years of real-world experience and education, I can apply this knowledge in the areas of Manufacturing Documentation Development, Revision Control, and Quality Assurance.

Body of Knowledge

MS 365 Software Suite, SQL+

Created Manufacturing Procedures & SOPs

Oracle 11.0+, AIMS, SAP, DBA-2

OSHA 10 Safety Certification

1st Responder on Safety Team

Technical Writing & Illustration

CPI - Continuous Process Improvement

Wrote RFPs, Proposals, & Contracts

Updated (redlined) Engineering Drawings

Initiated ECO’s and Process Changes

Authored QA Workmanship Manuals

NACSE – CCC Webmaster Certified

Lean Manufacturing - 6S - Cost reductions

Pursuing 6-Sigma Green Belt / Lean Mfg.

ISO 9001 & 13485 Internal Auditing

Technical Training & Communications

Developed Equipment User Manuals

Produced Training Documentation


CERT 2016 University of Colorado, Fort Collins, Ext. Energy Management / LEED

CEU 2011 Pueblo Community College, CO PV Solar Tech / Lean Manufacturing

MS 2004 - 2007 University of St. Mary’s of MN GIS / Project Management

BPS 1999 - 2003 University of Denver, CO Telecommunications/Business

CEU 1997 - 1998 University of St. Thomas, MN Operations Management / Material Science

AAS 1987 - 1989 St. Paul Technical Institute, MN Automated Manufacturing Technology

Professional Experience

(1/2022 – 5/2022) @ Garlock Pipeline Technologies, (GPT), CO Machinist

Manually and automatically machined composite, stainless steel and insulator stacked materials ID, OD and slotted to accept internal polymer/rubber gaskets using vertical and horizontal lathes

Calibrated and setup machinery per job and replaced expendable items such as inserts/cutting fluid

Inspected for quality and documented NCR’s/short-orders upon discrepancies or material defects

(6/2021 – 8/2021) @ Ball Aerospace, CO Production Tech. I – Antennas

Cleaned and decontaminated fasteners, inserts, isolators, and housings using acetone and IPA

Operated vapor degreaser to prep parts prior to assembly, lay-up and autoclave operations

Masked housings and prepared antenna housings prior to special primer and painting operations

(3/2021 – 6/2021) @ The Mistras Group, CO Assistant Field Tech. – Radiography

Prepared JSA’s and ensured calibrations prior to assignment; loaded truck with equipment

Setup Radiography “shots” using Gamma ray sources to capture images via Digital Radiography

Ensured safety envelope for Radiation and High-Radiation areas using cones and calculations

(12/2020 – 1/2021) @ Belfor Restoration, CO Fire & Water Damage Restoration

Performed demolitions, and proper removal of waste (damaged) materials and debris

Repaired drywall damage using new materials, including poly flooring and vinyl wall coverings

Dried-out, cleaned, removed debris – mud – dirt – contaminates – leaving a clean worksite

(1/2020 – 5/2020) @ OraLabs, Inc. CO Mechanical Maintenance Technician - Automation

Performed preventative and proactive maintenance - technical and engineering support duties for the filling, bottling, labeling, and packaging of liquid products

Setup, adjusted, validated, and maintained automated filling & bottling machines and associated measurement and storage equipment (RTDs, heated tanks & mixers)

Repaired and modified automated dispensing equipment and electro-mechanical subassemblies, pumps, eye sensors, conveyors, motors, controllers, RTD’s & cabling

Worked to reduce equipment down-time, improve process efficiency, reduce errors, and increase the consistency of production output – meeting customer expectations

Assisted management with safety initiatives per OSHA; supported the COVID-19 prevention implementation project; adhered to all GMP requirements and specific process cleaning/purging requirements per client: Blistex, Proctor & Gamble, etcetera

Consistently performed as an “effective problem-solve and analyst” by utilizing past experiences and knowledge garnered from former manufacturing technical positions

Assisted Maintenance Manager with the ordering of replacement parts and materials for the timely repair, maintenance, and up-keep of production equipment

(2018 - 2019) @ ARC Thrift Store Dock-to-Floor Manager

(2018 - 2019) @ To the Rescue & Rapid Fire Delivery Professional Driver Parcels & Clients

(2018 - 2018) @ Walmart Sales Associate - Sports Department

(2017 - 2018) @ JP Home Improvement & Hammerhead Carpenter & Painter

(2014 - 2017) @ Autoworld & Dave Solon Nissan Sales Consultant

(2016) @ UTC Aerospace, CO Finishing Technician – Aircraft Brakes

Measured, weighed carbon brakes, riveted metalwork, and prepared for coating and curing; supplied robots that applied anti-oxidation films to carbon disk brakes; routed to cells for finishing

Mixed and blended special coatings and applied to specific disk areas manually

Operated Delta-V Controller (HMI) for six (6) baking ovens to cure the protective coatings

(2008-2013) @ Sales, Business Owner & Contractor, CO & MN Project Manager & Salesman

Affordable Irrigation: Managed the installation and repair of domestic irrigation systems

Inspections Plus: Installed and repaired HVAC systems, water heaters, and appliances

Creative Palette: Managed specialized painting and decorating projects / contracts, also painted

Chic Repeats: Owned and operated a high-end brand name women’s clothing consignment store

Second Chance Clothing: Startup and owner of a consignment store focused on the youth market

Trifecta, LLC: Sold home insulation and roofing projects / contracts, and a few solar systems

(2003, 2007-2008) @ Superior 3rd Party Logistics, MN Special Projects Manager

Served as lead in manufacturing engineering department for the assembly, test, and shipping of medical mobility machine referred to as the "ON 3", and upgraded/repaired in-house

Performed and coordinated the "ON-3" field service and upgrades at local hospitals and clinics

Revamped “ON-3” assembly cell and plant floor for maximum efficiency / savings

Acted as Special Projects Manager during consolidation of warehouses into 1 mega-warehouse, transferring all inventory, office equipment, and material handling equipment, i.e., forklifts, pickers

(2004-2006) @ RTD Company, MN Manufacturing Engineer II

Programmed, setup, and maintained automated manufacturing equipment, i.e. hydraulic/pneumatic presses; X-Y axis element placement, wet-saw, fiberglass dust extraction, and CNC machines

Implemented Lean Manufacturing processes; standardized hardware/fiberglass stacks and minimized lot sizes (“Kanban’s”), discrepancies, and ultimately scrap and waste (labor & materials)

Supervised Machine Shop area on an ad-hoc basis; worked as a secondary level Buyer, Production & Inventory Control planner, and QA Technician as required

Implemented approximately $200k in cost reductions as well as improved OTD (on-time delivery) and quality of product - improved acceptance yields

Performed technical support for the manufacture and test of Stator and Cap RTD’s, Surface Mount thermal sensors, MRI electro-magnetic coils, and associated wiring/cabling harnesses

Made engineering changes via ECO’s to Engineering Drawings/Prints, BOM’s, Routings, SOP’s, Assembly – Test – QA Inspection Procedures, Equipment - Workmanship Manuals

(1989 – 1999) @ Fisher Rosemount Systems, Inc., MN Design & Development Tech. III

Performed engineering support duties for the manufacturing and test of the RS3 DCS

Programmed, setup, and maintained automated manufacturing equipment, i.e. IC insertion, DIP-G, Intellisert, flow-solder, water de-ionizers, automatic screw feeders, vibrating bowl feeders, parts prepping; some PLCs & implemented Lean and QA auditing methodologies in critical receiving and manufacturing areas per Kpi’s and failure, yield analysis, historical trends

Designed and developed processes and procedures for the assembly, inspection, and testing of printed circuit boards PWA’s, electro-mechanical subassemblies, cable harnesses and the final assembly of RS3, Provox, and Delta-V DCS/PLC hybrids

Saved the company a combined $5.1M in a decade through cost reductions and continuous improvement efforts via Kaizen groups and Brainstorming meetings

Implemented DFMA during NPI and redesign of PWA’s, mechanical subassemblies, cable fabrication, final system configurations, layouts, and assembly operations

Executed hundreds of CARs (Corrective Action Requests), ECO’s, CI Projects; authored thousands of Manufacturing, Test, Shipping procedures, SOP’s, QM’s (Quality docs), QUMANDR Inspection procedures, and AR (Appropriations Requests) documents for procuring and specifying capital equipment (justification)

Provided technical support to QA & Manufacturing Engineering while qualifying for ISO9001 Certification; worked on MRB (Material Review Board) dispositioning incoming product

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