Root Cause Analysis
Formal Leadership Training
Creative Problem Solving
Performed analysis using Shainin inspired problem solving methodology to reduce defect rates and improve yield on key production processes.
Used lean manufacturing tools (5S, Kaizan, Kanban, etc.) to increase productivity, improve safety, and increase production yield and utilization.
Developed failure tests to aid in root cause analysis for persistent defect issues.
Developed glaze formulation that decreased firing temperature to achieve reductions in green house gas emissions, reduce natural gas costs by approximately 5%, and improve production yield.
Designed test plans for raw materials to decrease variability, increase production yield, and reduce scrap waste.
Performed data analysis on chemical additions in glaze manufacturing to better predict rheology changes and reduce manufacturing workload and variability.
Produced weekly glaze manufacturing schedule to meet future production needs.Completed Vitreous Operations Leadership Training (VOLT) that involved formal leadership classes, quarterly presentations to senior leadership, and a keystone project.
Helped in the development of a slip bodyusing an alternative flux material to better allow for supplier diversification.
Implemented control charts and decision trees into key manufacturing processes to decrease variability, streamline decision making, and improve quality.
Performed day-to-day rheological testing for chemical addition calculations in order to meet production needs.
Theta Chi Fraternity Executive Board Member
Keramos American National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity Member
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