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Industrial Engineer/Cost Estimator B.Eng. ASQ SSBB

Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 3L6, Canada
March 22, 2011

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Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3L6

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•Bachelor's Degree in Engineering combined with work experience in manufacturing environment for a Tier 1 automotive supplier to domestic and import OEM’s

•American Society for Quality – Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ SSBB)

•Technical expertise with Lean enterprise tools and Continuous Improvement activities

•Thorough knowledge of MOST, time studies, cycle times

•Proven ability to perform Root Cause analysis and Corrective Action Planning

•Experienced with work centers layouts and plant floor layout

•Proficient with estimating and preparing quotations for parts

•Trained in manufacturing cost estimation in Germany, Spain and USA

•Developed and maintained Bill of Materials and Routings in PTS ERP system

•Extensive use of KeyCreator, SolidWorks, Cadkey, Catia V4 and AutoCAD


•Performed cost estimations for new programs and provided quotations to our Head Offices in Germany and USA, which successfully contributed in awarding new businesses from Honda ($ 6.8 mil/year) and from Nissan ($ 5 mil/year) in 2008

•Led a team in a continuous improvement plan that achieved an increase of 20 percent in productivity for the fifteen assembly machines relocated from a sister plant in 2007

•Redesigned and improved the process for two large volume assembly lines achieving manufacturing cost reduction by 46 percent in 2007

•Used Lean Manufacturing technique to relocate the equipment within the plant and increase available production space with 12 percent in the machining area and 28 percent in the assembly area in 2006

•Implemented material handling improvements to the higher volume assembly line and reduced the cycle time with 14 percent in 2005

•Designed and implemented automated packing stations and achieved a cost reduction related to packaging by 30 percent for two assembly work centers in 2004


Industrial Engineer

December 2002 - July 2009

Edscha of Canada, Niagara Falls, ON – (Plant Closure)

•Performed time studies using MOST Work Measurement System, established the standard number rates for all work centers and kept them up to date after every process or layout change

•Developed and integrated into an ERP System (Peartree MMS suite), Bill of Materials and Routings, Engineering Changes and Manufacturing Procedures all with the clear goal of improving the process flow and providing accurate information to all levels on a timely basis

•Planned and directed new equipment installations and machine relocations in plant to improve production flow

•Designed and kept up to date the company Floor plant layout using CAD software ensuring that all departments were informed after every modification

Process Engineer

August 2000 - December 2002

Edscha of Canada, Niagara Falls, ON

•Designed new and modified exiting fixtures, consumable parts and material handling components for both machining and assembly equipment to improve manufacturing operations and reduce downtime

•Applied industrial ergonomic techniques and implemented material handling improvements through constant one on one feedback with the people on the floor while continuously driving to increase equipment efficiency

•Championed continuous improvement processes, performed root cause analysis, initiated corrective actions and reduced the number of rejects in assembly area by 50 percent in 2001

CATIA Instructor (Contract)

April 2000 – August 2000

Computer Academy for Advanced Technology, Toronto, ON

•Worked in a hands-on practical training designated to provide the students with a specialized level of knowledge in CATIA V4 R1.8

•Provided assistance and helped students to obtain certificates in 3D Wireframe, Surfaces, Exact Solids, Advances Surfaces and Object Manager

Quality System Analyst (Contract)

November 1999 – February 2000

Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, Oakville, ON

•Involved in a Corrective and Preventive Actions project to identify, manage, resolve and follow-up the final assembly line major issues

•Analyzed and identified the root cause of defects within the assembly line, afterwards delegating the problems identified to its specific department, to assign ownership and resolve matters faster


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

September 1986

“Politechnica” University Timisoara, Romania–please visit

“Diplomat Engineer” -5 year course concluded with a comprehensive set of specializing exams

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•Evaluated by YORK University as equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

Professional Development

American Society for Quality (ASQ) member – Six Sigma Black Belt Certification 2011

MiC Quality

•Advanced Design of Experiments Certificate 2011

•Design of Experiments Certificate 2011

•Six Sigma Primer Certificate 2010

•Primer in Statistics Certificate 2010

•Advanced Statistics Certificate 2010

•Statistical Process Control Certificate 2010

•Advanced Statistical Process Control Certificate 2010

•Measurement System Analysis Certificate 2010

H.B. Maynard and Company, Pittsburgh, PA

•Fundamentals of Work Measurement – BasicMOST License 2003

Computer Academy for Advanced Technology, Toronto, ON

•Catia Skills Development Program Certificate 2000

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