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Electronics Manufacturing Project Engineer

Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
November 19, 2009

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Actively seeking a position within an organization in need of a highly motivated professional to provide project, product and program management, coordination and leadership, quality service, communications, customer service and problem solving initiatives that will benefit from initiative, analytical and organizational skills, hard work ethic, and multi-tasking abilities


Focused and results-oriented Product Engineer with demonstrated success in project/program/product management and monitoring, cost control, and scheduling of operational tasks. Specialized in the development and new product introduction of domestic and international electronic products including but not limited to electro-mechanical devices with customized metal/plastic encasing, custom cables, connectors and A/V accessory electronics. Adept in directing, coordinating and exercising functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of projects. Synergistic knowledge encompassing productivity enhancement, end-to-end project management, cross-functional team leadership, business process analysis, budgeting and finance, resource management, negotiation, excellent customer service, quality management, and capital project execution achieving results. Able to coordinate multiple problems and meet deadlines under pressure. Self-motivated and able to work independently or in a team. Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate and collaborate effectively with co-workers at all levels.


Core Competencies

** Organizational Skills; track record of implementing efficient time management techniques encompassing planning, scheduling and delegating. Streamline workflow processes to expedite and enhance services rendered. Eliminate redundancies to reduce time for completion.

** Personnel Supervision; motivate and develop fellow professionals while encouraging coordinated efforts based on project assignments, milestones, and goals. Lead cross-functional teams to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic plans to achieve them.

** Excellent Analysis Skills; adept in strategic planning; situational analysis; competitive and industry analysis; equipment capability studies.

** Product and Process Development; develops new products and processes to satisfy customer specifications. Quantifies qualitative data to track and measure results and set goals.

** Communications; motivate team members to achieve goals, resolve interpersonal conflicts, create positive learning environment. Effective written and oral communications including ability to address large groups.

** Customer Service; ability to negotiate and persuade to achieve desired results. Improve on-time and complete deliveries. Implement product quality metrics through proactive corroborative initiatives.

** Problem Solver; respond rapidly and appropriately to changing circumstances. Evaluate problems, make astute decisions to effect positive change, and refocus on new priorities.


Technical Profile

¦ AutoCad

¦ ISO Standards

¦ Lean Manufacturing

¦ Tariff Codes

¦ Cable and Connector Design

¦ Project Management

¦ Microsoft Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, and Access

¦ MRP/ERP Systems

¦ Programming Languages (SQL, Visual Basic, C++, Java)

¦ Operating Systems (Linux, Unix, Windows)

¦ Product Development

¦ New Product Introduction

¦ Inventory Management

¦ Meeting Facilitation

¦ Presentation Skills

¦ Process Engineering

¦ Product Management

¦ Proposal Writing

¦ Excellent Written and Verbal Communication

¦ Team Building and Leadership


Career Highlights

- Worked closely with customers to prototype and release a new industrial inkjet printing system at Celestica’s west coast fulfillment site that generated $600,000 in contracts for the first six months

- Successfully launched and supported 15 new products that generated revenue equaling to $1,000,000 in each quarter annually at Celestica’s west coast fulfillment site

- Efficiently executed a product launch of the Extron RGB-DVI/HDMI 300 scaler by managing the project schedule, resources and material allocation to produce $120,000 in revenue upon product introduction

- Coordinated with product development, design engineering and international operations to deliver Extron’s PCM 340 from Dongsheng, China that immediately generated $20,000 in revenue in the first week

- Managed a mass packaging change to increase overseas container delivery of forty-four premium HDMI, DVI, RGB and RGBHV cable product lines from Dong Guan, China

- Developed a new cable line for custom installations including a multi-conductor coaxial A/V and Cat6 application to increase sales as a cost efficient replacement to existing premium cables

- Productively completed a database and customer creation application using Visual Basic and SQL queries that allow users a much more efficient way to maintain vital customer information


Career Overview

Project Engineer

Extron Electronics, Anaheim, CA

May 2008 – Jun 2009

- Skillfully managed up to twenty A/V electronics projects concurrently and delivered new products on schedule to meet increasing sales demands from worldwide distribution sites

- Thoroughly documented and monitored various project data and findings using MS Excel and MS Project

- Effectively utilized MS Project to convey project progress to eight department managers and the VP’s of product development and operations during a bi-weekly PSRC meeting

- Reviewed new product proposals from product development and extracted necessary data to prepare the project synopsis for the cross-functional project team

- Facilitated project milestone meetings, captured critical commitment dates, and initiated timely status meetings with the cross-functional project team to keep projects on schedule for delivery

- Collaborated effort with various departments on the cross-functional team including purchasing, planning, design engineering, product development, production, QA, accounting, sales, and technical publications

- Regularly scheduled prototype, DV and pilot product builds to evaluate assembly methods, test system functionality, and train personnel on new product features deployed

- Developed and/or purchased various tools and assembly fixtures necessary to alleviate new processes for new products introduced to production

- Conducted bill of material reviews and initiated engineering requests for bill of material changes as required for finished product level builds

- Coordinated prototype, DV and pilot PCBA builds and verified various requirements are met before committing to high volume PCBA builds

- Utilized Avante MRP system to review shortages, update item parameters, review BOMs, analyze production costs, report inventory status, and input new product requirements set forth by product management

- Reviewed and redlined metal, cable and other component engineering CAD drawings in order to advise product development and design engineering of any possible manufacturing issues

- Initiated the development of on-board programming fixtures and documented procedures to load multiple VHDL and Verilog HDL source files simultaneously to various FPGAs, CPLDs and other programmable ICs

- Coordinated product change requests to existing products, monitored obsolete material usage to ensure well timed bill of material changes, and updated manufacturing process instructions for production

- Collaborated effort with international operations and quality assurance when new components and/or products needed to be qualified and purchased from overseas turn-key CMs

- Worked directly in communicating new product requirements and purchased various tooling and equipment required for the Extron Shanghai manufacturing facility

- Advised purchasing on critical buys and generated component requests for new components and/or add new suppliers to the approved vendor list as secondary sources

- Instructed AutoCAD personnel on the development of manufacturing process instructions for PCBA and product level builds

Product Development Engineer

Audioquest, Irvine, CA

Feb 2007 – Apr 2008

- Regulated tasks for creating product proposals and specifications needed to effectively communicate with overseas contract manufacturers while ensuring precise time to market commitments

- Utilized AutoCAD design software to create and maintain various product specifications including but not limited to metal enclosures, internal cable structure, connector wiring diagrams and product packaging

- Tracked and directed simultaneous project progress using MS Project, internal cross-functional meetings and constant external follow-up initiative

- Provided necessary training and technical support to various international field sales personnel required to demonstrate product superiority over various competitor products

- Performed manufacturing data management for various new and existing product and component part numbers, BOMs, and UPCs in MAS-90 for products procured from overseas contract manufacturers

- Successfully developed and monitored progression of the new warehouse management system to ensure and maintain accurate inventory levels

NPI Engineer

Celestica, Fontana, CA

Jan 2005 – Feb 2007

- Oversaw the transition of new products from product concept to high volume production and interacted regularly with customers to resolve problems and increase the quality and yield of various new products and/or the product data release process

- Developed reports, documentation and customer presentations to track all new project progress from beginning to end using MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

- Estimated and presented production quotes using time studies to determine direct and indirect labor for all product reworks and customizations

- Thoroughly executed manufacturing data management for various new and existing products including loading and maintaining component, BOM, routing, forecast and cost data in the Baan MRP system

- Scheduled regular internal and external customer meetings to direct and communicate activities associated with new products, channel fills, marketing changes and engineering changes

- Lucratively coordinated procurement of new items for new products including supplier sourcing, quoting, MRP cost setup and estimated time of arrival

Product Engineer

TDI Staffing Services, Ontario, CA

Aug 2004 – Jan 2005

- Coordinated prototype and production sample builds, assisted designers with information on new and changing products, analyzed failure modes and developed corrective actions to new and current products

- Monitored and coordinated black-box testing and troubleshooting processes of manufactured Hewlett Packard desktop computers

- Analyzed errors reported by Prism and coordinated with the customer to get hardware and software SAP BOM issues resolved in a timely manner

Database Coordinator

RSP & Associates, Temecula, CA

Aug 2002 – Aug 2004

- Prioritized duties for database administration, network support, application development, end user support, hardware maintenance, and software upgrades

- Provided great support and maintenance of servers, workstations, and all other network resources including software and hardware troubleshooting and problem resolution, configuration changes, and upgrades

- Scheduled and completed a company-wide conversion of all Windows 98 workstations to Windows 2000

- Productively performed system and organizational analysis to reconstruct the company’s standard operating procedures manual and software manual

- Continuously sought out more productive and instrumental means by which the company can reach highly anticipated goals


Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

New Mexico State University

August 1998 – May 2002

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