Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Organized Engineering Manager with 32 years of Aerospace manufacturing experience directing manufacturing engineers and CNC programmers with respect to machining complex NPI fabrications and assemblies.

  • Cross-functional team management
  • Mentoring and leadership of technical departments
  • NPI Project management
  • Process and methods for machining highly complex aerospace fabrications.
06/2017 to 02/2020
Operations/General Manager Abb Ltd Denver, CO,
  • Successfully managed the growth of an Aerospace facility which manufactured complex static fabrication hardware to $8 M.
  • Developed program execution plans that identified risks, opportunities and critical timelines for NPI.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing complex programs spanning multiple technical and operational teams.
  • Established clear performance goals and metrics for revenue, P&L and customer service.
  • Established and grew strong and professional customer relationships.
  • Ensured that new program implementation and contract review procedures are followed among the Engineering , Quality and Supply Chain.
  • Experienced with Project Management tools such as Gantt Charts, project scheduling, staffing plans and capacity assessments.
  • Developed and executed business objectives by writing requirements, creating processes, quantifying and prioritizing improvement opportunities and driving performance to meet Supply Chain goals.
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business development strategies, systems and procedures.
  • Promoted professional skill development in Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain management and shop employees through effective training, management and motivation.
  • Maximized time and manpower by consolidating material planning, data collecting, supply chain analysis, payroll and accounting programs into one centralized system. (ERP)
05/2010 to 05/2017
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Jbs Usa Marshville, NC,
  • Responsible for the day to day management of a team of manufacturing engineers/CNC programmers for a highly complex fabrications machine shop with onsite welding, NDT (FPI/X-ray) and machining of aerospace materials.
  • Trained, mentored and supported a high-performing team. Providing regular direction, feedback and coaching for manufacturing engineers, quality engineers and CNC programmers.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Designed performance metrics to provide traceability through organization and advance tactical and strategic business goals.
  • Assessed upcoming projects to forecast projected resource requirements.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Assisted in refining procedures, defining best practices and correcting reported audit issues.
  • Developed Engineering Standards, Quality Manual and Continuous Improvement Programs.
  • Directed all NPI activities from quoting to process and manufacturing methods for CNC programming/manufacturing engineering.
05/1998 to 05/2010
Technical Service Director Northrop Grumman Picatinny Arsenal, NJ,
  • Facilitated continuous improvement initiatives with successful changes affecting operations.
  • Managed more than 6 professionals dedicated to developing and improving manufacturing processes for highly complex aerospace assemblies.
  • Hired, mentored and trained the manufacturing engineering department to meet the ever expanding customer requirements.
  • Devised, evaluated, implemented and oversaw multiple manufacturing projects of large scope from planning to completion.
  • Encouraged team collaboration and motivated individual employees through positive reinforcement and technical recognition.
  • Developed machining standards for aerospace materials. (Inco, Hast, Titanium)
  • Managed and directed CNC programming department with respect to new technologies in regard to programming software and cutting tools.
04/1987 to 05/1998
Manufacturing Engineer Babco Textron City, STATE,
  • Coordinated with vendors, suppliers and manufacturing personnel to resolve manufacturing and CNC programming issues.
  • Developed manufacturing methods, CNC programs and tooling from customer blueprints and specifications.
  • Directed CNC programmers for optimal tool selection to meet quoted machining standards.
  • Worked closely with NDT personnel to resolve quality fallout of product for complex welded fabrications.
  • Identified continuous improvement opportunities for product and customer cost reduction programs.
  • Managed the NPI programs for all GE hardware throughout the technical departments. (QE/ME/Production)
  • Developed repairs for nonconforming product for submittal to customer.
Education and Training
Expected in
: Mechanical Engineering
Northeastern University - Boston, MA

3 years of study in a Mechanical Engineering 5 year Co-op program.

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