engineering technical lead resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Meticulous Technical Lead strictly adheres to both client-provided technical requirements and internal business goals. Balances project prioritization to fulfill both contractual obligations and internal revenue requirements. Provides foresight and management designed to grow satisfied customer bases and revenue figures.

  • Resource Allocation
  • Program leadership
  • Manufacturing operations management
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Proficient in Solid Works, Matlab, Minitab, SAP, Teamcenter, UGNX
  • In-depth program knowledge Design and Engineering (GD&T, CFD, FEA)
  • Cost Reduction
Work History
01/2021 to Current
Engineering Technical Lead Fashion Nova Vernon, CA,
  • Investigated and addressed automotive exhaust system issues to enhance usability, reduce cost and improve functionality.
  • Evaluated and adopted new exhaust system technologies to address changing industry needs.
  • Held final Engineering & Manufacturing responsibility for design, development and implementation of company-wide platforms and applications by being a face to the customer.
  • Lead Team of Engineering and Manufacturing personal & mentored team members on technical concepts to deliver program deliverables
  • Lead ADV plan development & ensured execution with customer on ADVP&R and Design Freeze Deliverables
  • Lead new acquisitions by providing cost and price related to Engineering (ED&D) and Manufacturing (Tooling, CAPEX, Launch, Overheads & Labor) and provided cost justifications to customer
  • Recognized by customer for excellent presentation skills during Engineering Technical Reviews for New Acquisitions
  • Lead CFD, FEA, Clearance Analysis, Converter Canning Analysis, Manufacturing feasibility analysis & Mixer design (Diesel Engine) for programs in development and acquisition. Also, lead a lot of virtual validations thus reducing physical testing cost
  • Lead on time delivery of customer prototypes
  • Responsible for monitoring Engineering & Manufacturing budget throughout the product & process design and development cycle until SOP.
  • Supported on warranty discussions and reported GM IPTV related to exhaust system claims
05/2017 to 12/2020
Program Manufacturing Leader Faurecia Interior Systems Spring Hill, TN,
  • Improved profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow and negotiating competitive vendor contracts.
  • Utilized Lean manufacturing principles to design, develop and Industrialize new production lines for several manufacturing plants across the US, Mexico & Canada
  • Responsible for all aspects of manufacturing process from acquisition to serial production, including process design, CAPEX & Tooling budget and procurement, industrialization timing, capacity planning & analysis and achieving performance targets
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to manufacturing process related problems
  • Lead Engineering design workshops to simulate processes and evaluate functionality of new production line layouts
  • Developed Process flow analysis (PFA) and assessed datum structures in preparation for new tooling design and development by incorporating DFM&A (Design for manufacturing & assembly)
  • Lead in studies, development, validation and release of complete production system to shopfloor using proven production methodologies, including process flow charts, SWC, PFMEA, control plans etc.
  • Successfully completed multiple QRCI (Quick response continuous improvement) projects to solve most engineering and manufacturing challenges in the program.
  • Developed and implemented several continuous improvement projects in the prototype operations, including gage table management and 3D printing of fixturing and pipe gages
  • Delivered successful launch of GM (T1XX - Truck and SUV) and Ford (C482 - Explorer) programs to customer locations.
  • Applied wide breadth of pricing models to create technical estimates.
02/2017 to 05/2017
Mechanical Design Engineer Kla-Tencor San Jose, CA,
  • Checked design compliance with product specifications and standards requirements.
  • Responsible for creating EBOM's and maintaining CAD designs through internal product management portal
  • Simplified complex specifications into logical design requirements for production.
  • Worked with domestic and international suppliers to fabricate both prototype and production parts.
  • Performed tolerance stack up analysis to validate part dimensions and correct assembly.
06/2011 to 12/2014
Manufacturing Engineer Continental Carpinteria, CA,
  • Identified problems and specific resolutions to fix defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment and systems.
  • Used lean manufacturing principles to develop, evaluate and improve Engine Die Casting manufacturing methods.
  • Coordinated selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs.
  • Managed capital equipment through evaluation, selection, run-offs, and implementation.
  • Evaluated production capacities for various projects to determine capital recommendations.
  • Coordinated with vendors, suppliers, and manufacturing personnel to resolve technical and quality issues.
  • Conducted maintenance and repair on Die Casting machines and tools.
  • Delivered technical support in collaboration with Quality, Design, Logistics and Program Management departments.
  • Helped quality team with PPAP deliverables for any new program launch or engineering changes by providing Manufacturing documentation
Expected in 12/2016
Master of Science: Industrial Engineering
The University of Texas At Arlington - Arlington, TX
  • Honoree of Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honors Society for excellent academic performance
  • 3.75 GPA

Expected in 05/2011
Bachelor of Science: Automotive Design Engineering
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies - Dehradun, India,

Six Sigma Green Belt, ASQ License No. 15295

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas At Arlington
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Job Titles Held:

  • Engineering Technical Lead
  • Program Manufacturing Leader
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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