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Engineer Process

Fort Wayne, IN, 46818
August 09, 2012

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Aaron Makin

**** ****** *** **. **** Wayne, IN **818 260-***-****

Employment History

Avery Dennison- Fort Wayne, IN – Labels and Pressure Sensitive Rolled Materials

Process Engineer – Converting (2011 – present), Line 2 (2009-2011), Line 1 (2008-2009)

• Accountable for day-to-day performance with safety, quality, production, service, and cost - On-call 24/7

• Lead problem solving efforts by gaining direction from experienced operators, utilizing detailed knowledge of the process, and communicating solutions to the team

• Coordinate numerous product development initiatives including modifications to adhesives, silicones, papers, and films

• Lead various quality improvement projects including wrinkle reduction, product winding performance, and adhesive coat weight variation reduction

• Calibrate and maintain gauging, metering, recipe, and video systems

• Work closely with maintenance technicians on equipment failures and reliability issues

• Maintain the quality information system by updating documents with process improvements and additions

• Gain trust from line operators by listening, collecting input, and developing solutions together

• Collaborate with leadership team on projects and improvements leading to improved cost structure and better operating efficiencies

• Interface directly with customers to resolve quality issues during numerous on-site visits

• Lead multiple Kaizen events resulting in quicker changeovers, prevention of defects, and reduced energy consumption

• Evaluate new equipment upgrades to reduce overall energy consumption, specifically heat conservation, air conveyance, and compressed air

• Coach fellow technical personnel including new process engineers, technicians, interns, and line leaders

Johns Manville – Richmond, IN – Residential and Commercial Fiberglass Loose-fill Building Insulation

Process Engineer – Packaging Department – Fast-Start Leadership Development Program (2005 – 2008)

• Accountable for day-to-day operations of fully automated equipment – On-call 24/7

• Lead a Six Sigma Green Belt team to identify and solve production issues with the automated packaging, palletizing, and stretch wrapping equipment

• Manage installation and commissioned new air conveyance, packaging, and stretch wrapping equipment

• Develop PM schedules and spare parts lists for packaging equipment

• Identify and facilitate many new safety improvements for new equipment

• Provide advanced technical training to over 40 operators

Aramark Uniform Services – Chicago, IL – Fully Automated Washroom Facility

Reliability Engineering Intern (Summer 2004)

• Perform a Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis on all major equipment yielding optimized and effective preventative maintenance programs

G & S Metals – Wabash, IN – Aluminum Recycling and Foundry

Preventative Maintenance Intern (Summer 2003)

• Develop comprehensive preventative maintenance schedules for all major equipment

Additional Training and Skills

• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Trained in Black Belt)

• Advanced training in problem solving, coating, winding, web handling, and converting techniques

• Educated in reliability methodologies and asset care and reliability systems

Community Involvement

• Passionately involved in promoting science and technology (Rube Goldberg Contest, Trebuchet Contest, Maker Faire, TED)

• Volunteer personal finance coach, inner-city service project leader, sound technician

Education Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, May 2005.

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