Accomplished Manufacturing Engineer with 21 years of machining and manufacturing background with vast knowledge in CNC machine tools and machining processes. Self motivated, excellent trainer, lean thinking, reliable, with great attention to detail.
Mentored younger manufacturing engineers as interns, and as new hires while training operators on machining and cutting tool practices while continually overseeing 28 CNC machine tools and their processes that produce parts 24/7.
Implemented lean and efficient methods and thinking process for set-up crew and CNC operators that maintains a strong influence today.
Integral team member of a start up division in China to produce cast machined hydraulic valve bodies. Managed startup with 9 visits to the country. Developed insight of the Chinese manufacturing thought process, and initiated startup of the new company. Guided new workers in our methods.
Developed pre-production planning methods for incoming engineering jobs. Generated procedures for print, tooling, and fixture reviews, part machinability scale, and visual time line. Implemented post production review to target and improve upon, and access the "smoothness" of job.
Created and implemented cutting tool database and inventory control system using Supply Point dispensing equipment with close cooperation with vendors to control usage and cost.
Coordinated casting design, established machining process, and designed manufacturing cell for a leading Agricultural customers hydraulic spool valve. This was a 24 month process from development to full production. Bore tolerance is .0025mm on diameter and .0026mm on straightness. Produce 3500 per year.
Developed process and manufacturing cell for leading Ag customer for cotton baler component. 24,000 pc. annual usage. Extruded alumininum bar with several key characteristics. Lean cell with 1 piece flow with great profit margin and under .3% scrap.
Implemented Shrink Fit technology for high TIR/Concentricity demands of modern cutting tools. This improved tool life and performance thus reducing tooling cost per part.
Programmed, set-up and ran CNC equipment to meet demands of customers time-line, quality, and dimensional requirements.
Trained key incoming personnel with specific methods, skills and machining practices.
Customer contact with buyers, engineers, to improve machinablity and suggest feature changes to help reduce cost and give a better end product.
Fabricated tools, jigs and fixtures to meet manufacturing and engineering needs.
Maintained logs, lists and files and promptly completed all necessary paperwork.
Performed CNC maintenance including replacement of control boards, drives, ball screws, spindles, pumps.
Ordered tooling and maintained tool crib for shop use.
Helped achieve company goals by training CNC operators and machinists in fundamental skills needed for their duties, troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, tooling, fixturing, or products.
Managed numerous projects simultaneously within budgetary restrictions.
Instituted CNC program and set-up sheet database with coordinated input from floor personnel.
Actively suggested and implemented operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs.
Developed production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
Initiate contact with our customers, buyers, engineers, design professionals to improve machinablity and suggest feature changes or print dimensional changes to help reduce cost and improve part function and reliability.
Responsible for setting minimum standards and providing technical guidance and support for design, installation, operation of CNC Machine tools used in the production process.
Identified out of print features based on customer feedback or internal controls. Worked closely with customers to solve problems, this also include visits to customer for reviews or part sort as needed.
Ran variety of CNC and manual equipment to produce engine components.
Machined small and large parts in transfer type machine operations.
Assembled engine components.
Built simple fixtures to then machine parts on manual lathes, mills, and knee mills.
Machined variety of materials to produce parts for cheese cutting and packaging machines.
Assembled machined components, welding, fabricating.
Coursework in Machine Tool Operations, CAD/CAM and Industrial Manufacturing Technology
Graduated with Honors
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