Accomplished program engineer leading product development teams and developing research and production equipment looking to grow career by leading multi-disciplinary teams that perform research and product development. Summary Program and project engineer leading multi-department teams in complex product development and implementing research from lab scale to production scale for over 8 years. Developed equipment for solar PV from research to manufacturing. Led and managed program development of machine electronic control units for heavy machinery and hydraulics. Team player with good communication skills and experience working with a wide array of groups including research, product design and support, machine system engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, vendors, and management. Expertise Cutting Edge Product Development Project Schedule Management Program Management Project Budgeting and Estimation FMEA Requirements Gathering and Analysis New Product Introduction Machine ECU Development Research Equipment Development Problem Solving Supplier Management Six Sigma - Green Belt - Cat
Project Engineer December 2008 to CurrentFIRST SOLAR, INC － Perrysburg, OH
Design new equipment with suppliers that implements new Solar PV production processes from research and development in a cost effective manner working closely with multiple internal research groups.
Lead multiple large impact projects that scale production equipment and process improvements from the research lab to large scale manufacturing lines.
Interface with the internal customers, supply chain, suppliers, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance to design and implement new production equipment.
Assist research scientists with solution development equipment and manufacturing experience.
Specific Accomplishments Developed an automated robotic automated system for reliability measurement systems that performs several different tests.
Upgraded soldering systems to provide a more robust manufacturing solution with inline monitoring to verify solder integrity.
Completed many proprietary equipment projects with respect to wet chemical processing, mechanical packaging, and metrology equipment for solar.
Platform Lead Engineer February 2004 to December 2008CATERPILLAR Inc － Peoria, IL
Machine Electronic Control Modules (ECM) - Cat Electronics Job Responsibilities Provided program leadership for four separate machine ECMs.
2 In Production, 2 In Design Phases) Led teams of technical engineers including software, system integration, 32-bit hardware design, and product support for ECU development.
Interfaced with internal customers to determine requirements and implement into a product design.
Assisted with customer support for integrating ECMs into machine system applications.
Facilitated maintenance support for current production machine ECMs as well as product quality management and field issue analysis.
Managed $1.5 - $2.5 million in budgets per year for development and maintenance of products including personnel, material, and external engineering expenses.
Coordinated with automotive OEM suppliers for co-design and production of ECMs.
Accountable for: Schedule, Quality, Cost, Supplier Management, Customer Assistance and Integration, and coordination with ECM Technical Team fo.
Project Lead Engineer Six Sigma Green Belt
Information Electronic Control Modules - Cat Electronics Provided program and project leadership for three separate information ECM's.
Specific accomplishments: Completed design upgrade to correct field issues for two different ECM's simultaneously.
Included re-designs of many internal circuits, lab testing, verification, and field validation.
Initiated design of an enhanced information ECM with new supplier and new requirements to the company.
Conducted supplier meetings, reviews, and assisted with design through simulation and face to face meetings.
College Graduate Trainee -Cat Electronics Rotational program designed to provide different experiences to a new engineer.
Electronic Control Module Design Group - Benchmarked new microprocessor to determine the capability for future ECM designs.
Construction Systems Group - Assisted in Backhoe Loader system design and development through testing and troubleshooting.
Purchasing - Assisted in pricing analysis for machine harnesses.
May 2002 to August 2002TECUMSEH PRODUCTS － Tecumseh, MI
Electrical Engineering Cooperative Education.
Developed computer software for audio and thermal testing laboratories.
Maintained lab equipment for testing laboratories.
January 2001 to May 2001CATERPILLAR, Inc － Peoria, IL
August 2001 to December 2001
Electrical Engineering Cooperative Education.
Measured performance and analyzed software for embedded processor systems.
Debugged software for Freescale microprocessors.
Designed and created user manual templates for Electronic Control Modules.
Master's : Business Administration, September 2008Indiana University, Kelly School of Business － Bloomington, IN
Bachelors of Science : Electrical Engineering, December 2003University of Toledo － Toledo, OH