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Manufacturing Engineer

Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49006, United States
March 26, 2011

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Ragul Raja

****, ********* ***, *** **, Kalamazoo, MI


Phone: 517-***-****


Highly motivated individual with strong work ethics, seeking a position in engineering or manufacturing field that utilizes my extensive knowledge and skills in process and product design, optimization and working towards the growth of the organization


• M.S in Industrial Engineering Dec 2010

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI GPA: 3.35

• B.S in Mechatronics Engineering May 2007

Anna University, Chennai, India. GPA: 3.5


Manufacturing Internship (July 10 – present)

Humphrey products, Kalamazoo, Michigan

• Designed tools for various pneumatic sleeve settings in the assembly line to reduce the cycle time

• Conducted various time studies for continuous improvement process

• Designed a new mechanism for the existing machine as per the ergonomic standards

• Set- up time reduction in machine shop

• Testing and analysis for the failure of pneumatic valves

• Carried out Root-Cause analysis for the quality problems associated in the assembly line and implemented mistake-proofing (Poka –Yoke) to eradicate the imperfection

• Developed various Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR) and Material Complaint Notice (MCN) for various quality issues

• Good Hands on experience with co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM)

• Developed control plans and charts for the process improvements involved in the assembly line

Manufacturing Engineer

Rural Engineering Corporation, Tamilnadu, India (July 07-May 08)

• Implemented lean manufacturing methodology to reduce the lead-time and inventories

• Handled problems related with the material handling operations during production

• Study of facility layout and successful implementation of new conveyor systems

• Developed Production part approval process and Bill of Materials for the production

• Involved in reduction and tagging of the scraps

• Created Bottleneck analysis for the problems held in the manufacturing

• Scheduled tasks for the production and ensured daily activities

• As a part of Continuous Improvement operation emphasized the purpose of 5S concept among associates.

Manufacturing Internship

Steel Authority of India Ltd, Tamilnadu, India (Dec 06-March 07)

Project: Design and Fabrication of the lifting mechanism

• Created a solution for the scratches occurred on the steel strips

• Designed an effective hydraulic lifting mechanism to lift the steel strips during the welding process to avoid the scratches occurred

• Implemented various continuous improvement solutions during the process of welding.


CAD Tools : Auto CAD, Pro-E, Solid edge, Block Plan

Manufacturing : Lean manufacturing, 5’S methodology

Languages : C, C++

Operating Systems : Windows (95, 98, 2000, NT), UNIX, MS/DOS

Microsoft Office : Word, Power Point, Excel


GAST Vacuum systems, Benton Harbor

• Implemented a new facility layout for a new product

• Used value stream mapping to reduce the lead time and identified non-value added activities

• Reduced the lead time by altering the inspection process to check components only with critical dimensions

• Analyzed the solution with the help of the Block plan software

Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

• Economic analysis of project investments using excel

• Machine replacement analysis for the production management

Advanced simulation and Analysis, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

• Designed a simulation model for a real life problem to reduce the number of tellers in a banking system

• Used Pro- model software for the simulation analysis

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