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Engineer Manager

Lavonia, GA, 30553
August 11, 2012

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Talented Manufacturing Manager with a strong background in plastic blow mold processing, and management. 18 years of plastic blow mold processing, supervisory, engineering, and managerial skills in the automotive and packaging fields. I have worked my way up from the bottom excelling every step of the way to my current position.


• Blow Molding –

• Employee management and supervision

• Employee training

• Customer interaction • Creating work instructions and procedures

• Production scheduling

• Setting up and maintaining machine processes • Excellent processing skills

• Inventory Management

• Expense Reduction

• Labor Planning


Skilled Manufacturing Manager

Skilled blow mold processor, Supervisor, and Engineer

• Blow molding skills include producing fuel tanks, IBC’s, and drums

6 Sigma Black Belt certified in 1999

Work with OEM customers on projects and with complaints.

New program prototyping and launch

• Set-up process parameters and machines for new automotive fuel tank programs ensuring all parts were within internal and customer specifications

• Followed programs from launch status through production stage


• Trained Technicians in China, Thailand, and Korea

• Set-up machine processes in USA, China, Thailand, and Korea

Implemented new policies and procedures to reduce scrap rates by 50%

Problem diagnosis

• Used operational knowledge of blow molding to solve problems that arose during processing

Labor and production planning

• Scheduled employees and equipment for 4 shift, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day operation


• Worked directly with Human Resources and Staffing Agency to streamline hiring and training processes


• Started as a temp employee and have worked my way up to current position by hard work and dedication

13 years Army Reserve and Army National Guard as a Cavalry Scout and MP


RL Enterprise/YH America – Power Steering Supply and Return hoses

Easley, SC June 2012 - Present

Contract Manufacturing Engineer

Labor planning

Machine specifications

Quote labor and tool costs for new and existing programs

Varicon Solutions - IBCs including IBC totes, IBC liners, and IBC Bottles

Greenville, SC October 2010 to April 2012

Manufacturing Manager

Manage team of 4 Supervisors and 60 hourly employees.

Reduced and controlled expenses by obtaining quotes for parts and services instead of accepting “this is how we have always done it.”

Work directly with Production team and QA department to achieve reduced scrap rates (50%) and customer complaints.

Develop and rolled out new policies and procedures to improve production rates and quality.

Schedule all manufacturing employees and equipment (5 blow molding machines, shredders, grinders, and pelletizer) for 4 shifts, 365 days, 24 hours a day production.

Track machine repairs.

Set-up and worked within departmental budget.

Set-up machine PM schedules.

Order raw materials.

Inventory control

Interact with customers as needed.

TI Automotive

Lavonia, GA January 2007 to October 2010

Manufacturing Engineer/Process Engineer

Create work instructions.

Trained blow mold technicians (USA, China, Thailand, and Korea).

Set-up and maintain blow mold processes (USA, China, Thailand, and Korea).

Lead new programs.

Maintain and provide valuable input on new and existing blow molds and tooling.

Prototype new programs – Set-up machine parameters and process new parts.

Interact with customers as needed.

Work on PFMEA’s and control plans.

TI Automotive

Lavonia, GA Nov. 2005 to Jan. 2007

Lead Process Technician

Process, set-up, and run new and existing programs.

Train and lead 9 Process Technicians.

Train new operators.

Interact and coordinate schedules with other departments.

Create procedures and forms for blow molding department.

Completed training in Germany for WDLS operation.

Set-up PWDS tooling for new and existing programs.

Assist with starting up a new facility.

TI Automotive

Ossian, IN July 2003 to November 2005

Blow Molding Supervisor

Supervise day to day activities of 25 Blow Mold Technicians

Train new employees.

Interact and coordinate schedules with other departments.

Set-up and maintain 6 double clamp blow mold machines running over 30 different programs.

Create procedures, forms, and work instructions for blow molding department.

Lead new program set-up and processing.

TI Automotive

Ossian, IN October 1995 to July 2003

Lead Mold Technician

Lead other technicians on my shift.

Train technicians and operators on my shift.

Complete mold and head tool changes.

Perform quality checks.

Perform machine PM’s.

Troubleshoot and correct machine issues.


Ossian, IN Nov. 1994 to Oct. 1995

Mold Technician

Load and unload trucks.

Operate forklift

Perform quality checks and testing.

Monitor and adjust process parameters on blow molding machine.

Assist with new program launches.

Assist with starting up a new facility.


Bluffton High School, Bluffton, IN 1983 - 1986

Primary area of study – Business

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

1986 - 1987

General Studies






Ivy Tech State College, Muncie, IN 1986 - 1987


Basic Electricity


Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama 1987

Military Police training

Cavalry Scout School, Fort Knox, Kentucky 1991

Cavalry Scout training

Primary Leadership and Development School, Camp Atterbury, Indiana 1994

Army Leadership fundamentals training

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