Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Electrical Engineer with research and development background. Extensive knowledge of electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering concepts and a creative aptitude for new product development.

  • Research and development
  • Manufacturing practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Electrical test equipment
  • Mitsubishi PLC
  • 5 Why root cause analysis
  • Troubleshooting

Reduced manufacturing scrap from 3% to 0.1% by improving test equipment and analysis procedures.

Saved $90,000 annually by strategically sourcing supplier electronic components and hardware.

Commonized two products PCB functions into one to eliminate purchase of an additional $1M assembly line.

Development Engineering Manager, 03/2013 to 03/2015
Gaf Buildings Materials Corp. Of AmericaDallas, TX,
  • Start-up new Development Engineering department to develop new product directly with local customers to reduce development reliance from parent company in Japan.
  • Obtain customer requirements, applications, volumes, costs and make proposals using existing, modified or new developed product.
  • Collaborate internally with Sales, Quality and Manufacturing departments to determine new development feasibility.
  • Make prototype parts and perform metallurgical, corrosion resistance and functional testing.
  • Prepare customer test reports and obtain approval.
  • Develop, plan and installed two 30 ton vertical injection molding machines with visual inspection system and automated load/unload robots.
  • Develop operation, maintenance and quality procedures for production department.
  • Research, test and obtain approval for new local resin with $21,000 annual cost savings.
  • Manage multiple OEM and localization projects simultaneously.
Research and Development Manager, 03/2008 to 03/2013
Keihin North America KNACity, STATE,
  • Manage Research and Development activities for all KNA products including development, testing and specification document control.
  • Make, track and control annual budgets of >$1M.
  • Prepare monthly status report for General Manager review.
  • Review, confirm and approve evaluation and test results, planning documents, purchase orders, bills of material, product design change requests and in-house made drawings and specifications.
  • Participate in cross-functional team meetings to determine future business strategy.
Research and Development Senior Staff Engineer, 03/2003 to 03/2008
Keihin North America KNACity, STATE,
  • Combine Research and Development, Life Test and Specification Control Departments to streamline operation and reduce manpower by three.
  • Expand product specification testing capabilities by adding additional product test equipment.
  • Reduce dependency and costs on Japan to perform tests.
  • Reduce total development cycle time by 6 weeks.
  • Improve product test capability from 20% to 95% for all KNA products.
Research and Development Staff Engineer, 03/1998 to 03/2003
Keihin North America KNACity, STATE,
  • Develop and test proprietary CAN bus code for Honda ECU diagnostics.
  • Provide customer technical support for Keihin Japan made ECU development and diagnostic software tools.
  • Prepare English operation standards.
  • Issue software updates with English instructions and explanations.
  • Design and build HRA-O special request ECU testing equipment for use at Honda.
  • Start-up CATIA v4 system to make 2D product drawings and 3D models.
Development and Planning Staff Engineer, 03/1995 to 03/1998
Keihin North America KNACity, STATE,
  • Successfully negotiate customer to combine L4 and V6 ECU's into one common circuit board saving over $1M for additional assembly line equipment investment.
  • Develop internal company standards for calculating manufacturing line capacity, manpower, operation efficiency and costs.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate installation of new Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) control unit assembly line.
  • Transfer Oki CPU lead forming and over mold process from Japan to U.S. saving $90K per year.
  • Project lead for change to no-clean flux solder to eliminate 1,1,1 tricloroethane cleaning process.
ECU Engineer, 03/1989 to 03/1995
Keihin North America KNACity, STATE,
  • Planning, installation and start-up of new Engine Control Unit (ECU) mass production assembly department.
  • Installation, set-up, programming and debugging of new ECU circuit board assembly equipment from Japan including high speed Panasonic SMT placement, Automatic Optical Inspection, A/B side solder reflow, Function Board Test, resin coating, high/low thermal test and final function test.
  • Perform ECU assembly validation tests and obtain customer approval for mass production.
  • Set-up ECU diagnostic analysis and repair area reducing scrap from 3% to 0.1%.
  • Specify and procure all off-line test equipment (oscilloscopes, meters, ROM programmers, custom manual checkers, soldering equipment, etc.).
  • Diagnose failed ECU's to the component level and repair by hand.
  • Re-program ECU function inspection checkers and test equipment for new model year product specification changes.
  • Change supplier source for cast aluminum frame, plated stamped steel covers and FR-4 printed circuit board from Japan supply to local U.S. supply for cost reduction.
  • Provided technical support to U.S. suppliers.
  • Coordinate U.S. prototype parts manufacture and testing in Japan.
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering Technology, Expected in 1988
Purdue University - Lafayette, IN

Research and development, electrical test equipment, PLC experience, CATIA, engineering drawings and documents, excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced manufacturing experience, troubleshooting, 5 why root cause analysis, product technical support, project management, continuous improvement, cost reduction

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