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Manufacturing Engineer

Wytheville, VA
November 18, 2009

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Wytheville, VA 24382

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• Restored houses while searching for employment within my field.

2/08 – 5/08 Mid Atlantic Mfg. And Hydraulics Rural Retreat, VA

Manufacturing Engineer

• Create shop floor production routings.

• Implement ISO 9000 and Caterpillar production principles.

• Plant layouts and capital projects to stream line production flow.

4/07-12/07 Aurora Casket Company Piney Flats, TN

Manufacturing Engineer

• Justify and implement machinery for capital projects.

• Plant layouts and capital projects to stream line production flow.

• Labor savings per unit produced

• Design tooling and custom machine parts.


Director of Engineering (Manufacturing)

• Lean manufacturing processes.

• Standardization of manufactured and purchased parts.

• Continuous Improvement, Kaizen and waste elimination programs.

Continuous Improvement:

• Lead several teams of 10 employees that would pick one SKU and figure out how to reduce costs, increase production times and keep the item looking the same.

• Leaned the Engineering Office. Eliminated several reports to management that could be combined with other reports.

• Standardized the BOM between Product Development and Manufacturing and Cost Accounting.

• Standardized the tooling for all the currently used profiles. Created a database with new tool numbers and obsolete certain profiles that had machining and sanding difficulties.

• Standardized the customer directions and package of parts the customer installed.

Kaizen Events:

• Changed the layout of the machines in the Rough Mill, Machine Room, Sand Room and Cabinet Room. This was when Plant #1 was going to be laid out to manufacture Curio Cabinets only.

• Changed the standard packing of a Curio Cabinet to a lower priced alternative. This involved the purchase of new equipment and modifications to the Packing Line.

• Specify and recommend purchase parts and machinery while maintaining long-term relationship with suppliers.

• Plant layouts and capital projects to streamline production flow, such as the examination of rough mill and flatline systems.

• Coordinate and approve new product designs to an actual manufactured end product.

1998-2000 ROWE FURNITURE Salem, VA

Manufacturing/Quality Engineer

• Running a wood parts plant.

• Meeting the standards to become ISO 9001 certified.

• CNC Routers, Supervision, Production control.

• Software: AutoCAD, RouterCIM by CIM Tech, Microsoft Office.

• Responsible for meeting Safety requirements, training and monitoring performance of employees and ensuring production activities are coordinated in an efficient manner.

1987-1994 SPECTRAWOOD, INC. State College, PA

2nd Shift Foreman, Machine Shop

• Supervised employees to manufacture parts for solid wood office furniture.

• Balanced production flow to achieve the assigned job duties for the day.

• Improved production operations of certain parts and organized parts list.

1984-1987 U. S. NAVY

Sonar Technician

• Seek, classify and destroy enemy submarines.

• Maintained all operations equipment.

• Assured proper maintenance of assigned spaces.

• Sea Service Ribbon – 6 months in Persian Gulf.


1994-1998 Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA

(An affiliate of Pennsylvania State University)

Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Overall GPA 3.76, Major GPA 3.83 on 4.0 scale

Graduated: May 16, 1998 Magna Cum Laude

Chairman of Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student

1998 Pennsylvania College Award recipient for contributions to the College

1998 Society Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Student Award recipient

1997-1998 Pennsylvania College Judicial Committee Member

1997-1999 Student Government, Senator for Industrial & Engineering Technology Division

1996-1997 Caterpillar, Inc. Academic Scholar

This Bachelor’s Degree is structured to support manufacturing operations. The curriculum has a strong emphasis in manufacturing processes, automation, and CNC machining for metals-oriented industries. Several courses are based on machining, computer-integrated manufacturing, engineering economics, quality control, and robotics. Several courses also emphasized the deployment of ISO9000, Lean Manufacturing, ERP and MRP systems.

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