I have been an employee of Cadillac Castings for over 27 years. My job has evolved from an entry level laborer to supervisory to my present job of Automation Technician. I feel that my job is very important and I enjoy it very much because there are new opportunities to learn every year. We have evolved from doing the basic pick and place robotics to incorporating visions systems, ultravelocity testing, gauging, changeovers, and stamping. What took 4-5 hours in 2005 now takes 30 min with no physical lifting and minimal risk. I am also exclusively responsible for set up and programming of the most advanced industrial x-ray machine in the world. I design the pallets, program the manipulation, write the techniques, and I have mastered the programming. I am also involved in all of the PPAP's and run at rates.
I do love my job which is why I've had perfect attendance since 1999.
S4 Robotic Programmer
Allen Bradly SLC500
Allen Bradley ControlLogix
Level 2 X-ray Technician
Owner of Bakeman's Custom Fishing Rods.
Automation TechnicianFeb 2001 to Current Cadillac Casting, Inc. － Cadillac, MIResponsible for day to day maintenance in whatever area of the plant I am needed. Daily duties include electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and robotic troubleshooting. Responsible for designing, building and maintaining EOAT as well as the gripper systems and automatic tool changers.
X-ray SupervisorJun 1997 to Feb 2001 Hayes Lemmerz, Inc. － Cadillac, MII was responsible for programming and maintaining 2 automatic x-ray machines, supervising the labratory, and 7 ultra velocity tanks. We also were responsible for writing techniques, procedures, and maintaining standards.
Pouring /Breaking Line SupervisorAug 1995 to Jun 1997 CMI Cast Parts, Inc. － Cadillac, MIResponsible for 37 employees. Duties included completely rewriting the procedures for the department and helping evolve the automatic pouring system. Responsible for treating the iron, pouring it and then processing the finished goods and bringing them to the finishing department.
Senior Lab TechnicianJan 1989 to Aug 1995 CMI Cast Parts, Inc. － Cadillac, MIResponsible for maintaining chemistry of the melt department as well as providing quality iron to the pouring lines. Also responsible for the 7 employees that it took to make that happen.
High School Diploma, Pre College1985White Pine High School － White Pine , MI, USA
Biology/ChemistryCentral Michigan University － Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
Industrial ChemistryFerris State University － Big Rapids, MI, USA