A dependable, safety-conscious Manufacturing/Quality Engineer with wide-ranging experience in real-world processing, equipment troubleshooting, and attaining improvements in industry. Possesses extensive experience with problem solving in both the fabrication and assembly of fabricated consumer products. Consistently delivers projects with small and large goals, time lines, and budgets-within different areas of manufacturing.
Process Improvement Engineer January 2013 to CurrentROPER CORPORATION － Lafayette, Georgia
Hold responsibility for all quality engineering functions on new product and assembly lines.
Supervise and direct three direct reports to maintain and improve FPY, reduce SCR, Scrap and Rejected material from assigned lines.
Successful reduction of FPY hitters on assembly line.
Responsible of assembly line audits and auditor and implementing Control Plan.
Reduced reject rates on vendor supplied parts due to packaging.
Create and maintain Manufacturing Control Plans for new products and assembly lines.
Process Engineer January 2010 to January 2013WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION － Cleveland, Tennessee
Held responsibility for all production engineering functions on 19 assembly lines.
Using Lean Focused Events retimed and rebalanced assembly lines and redesigned work stations to reduce direct labor.
Supervise and direct three direct reports to produce Standard Work, rebalance lines for differing production rates, produce labor standards, design and build workstations and fixtures.
Successful implementation of mixed model production project for super premium cooking product assembly line to level load and produce closer to customer demand.
Work with other engineers and departments to reduce SIR, and improve first pass yield using tear down and SIR and repair data analysis.
Prepare all assembly lines for new product launches and product updates.
Manufacturing Engineer January 2007 to January 2009RHEEM MANUFACTURING － Milledgeville, Georgia
Process in improvements made in all areas of manufacturing.
Worked on projects to improve productivity, cost savings, new product introduction, and maintenance of product line.
Troubleshot and resolved any technical problems with all products and/or equipment.
Provided data and research on new or improved process technology.
Prepared and submitted capital requests and expense requests.
Provided cost justification for capital expense projects.
Implemented projects including training, operational method sheets, and best operating practice.
Worked with maintenance personnel and outside contractors to complete projects and process changes.
Investigated root causes, and formed team to address all action items-to resolve problems.
Manufacturing Engineer January 2007AIRE SYSTEMS INC － Fort Smith, Arkansas
Improved assembly process plan, and executed plant layout changes.
Coordinated with maintenance and outside contractors to schedule with production time and scope of plant layout changes.
Designed and supervised the construction of process improvement fixtures and equipment.
Production Engineer January 2000 to January 2007RHEEM MANUFACTURING － Fort Smith, Arkansas
Performed as team member of new product introduction team, gathered from all areas of the Company line layout.
Performed line balancing and methods improvement-using lean toolbox.
JIT, Kan Ban, 5-S, and Kaizen used computer-aided manufacturing software for programming sheet manufacturing parts on CNC equipment.
Implemented project for all aspects of new fabrication equipment and assembly line equipment-a new rotary tube bender, several new CNC press brakes, and several server-controlled feed lines for stamping presses.
New control packages and safety packages-light curtains.
Implemented loss-reduction project for cumulative trauma (repetitive injuries from driving screws in sheet metal assemblies).
Functioned as Member of FMEA Group and Continuous Quality Improvement.
Held responsibility for day-to-day engineering functions for fabrication areas.
Developed shop-floor-level rapport and cooperation with unionized work force.
Troubleshot and problem solved to support production of multiple production lines at the flagship plant for the division.
Held responsibility for Capital projects-including all phases from project development, and justification to the final project implementation.
Completed capital projects (up to $500,000 in monetary value).
Held responsibility for plant layout in CAD of functional area.
Implemented all aspects of new equipment and major rebuilds on assembly and fabrication equipment.
Achieved Fabrication experience, including: tube bending, tube cutting, metal stamping, roll forming, crimping, Tog-L-Loc, spot welding, powder coating.
Worked on extensive maintenance projects, dealing with tight deadlines to return equipment to product.
Industrial Engineer January 1999 to January 2000NORDYNE CORPORATION － Boonville, Missouri
Held responsibility for day-to-day engineering functions on production assembly lines.
Held responsibility for process improvements, and implementing Demand Flow Technology program on assembly line.
Performed as team member on project for new product launch.
Held responsibility for tasks as individual, and as part of a core group.
Achieved completion of Demand Flow Technology Business Strategy Workshop, as well as Advanced Mixed-Model Workshop.