Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
09/2014 to Current
R & D Engineering Manager and Purchasing Manager Brady Corporation Buffalo, NY,
  • Continue all previous responsibilities of R & D Engineering Manger role (see below) in conjunction with added responsibility of leading the Purchasing Department.
  • Supply Chain tasks include decrease Purchase Price Variance (PPV), increased On Time Delivery (OTD), conflict-free material assessments (3TG), contract negotiation, and sole-source aversion.
  • Other responsibilities include managing Purchasing Specifications, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and Conflict Material Reporting Template (3TG compliance).
  • Decreased PPV by ~$400k within 6 months.
  • Cultivated alternate suppliers for 5 of our Top 10 vendors that were previously sole-sourced.
  • Negotiated contract to result in Just In Time (JIT) delivery to decrease inventory costs.
09/2014 to Current
R & D Engineering Manager Flowserve Corporation Fuquay Varina, NC,
  • Project Champion to collaborate and create new Company Vision & Mission Statements.
  • Lead a monthly 8-person cross-functional team to ensure proper Engineering & Sales departmental alignment.
  • Inspire, mentor, and hold accountable a department of 4 Engineers and 2 Technicians to accomplish specified goals and ensure alignment to company strategy.
  • Work remotely and travel 50% to start a New Business Development Initiative by direct customer visits and newly suggested application development.
  • Determine and execute necessary New Product Development (NPD).
  • Part of Senior Leadership Team to determine Annual Strategic Goals and New Capital Expenditures.
  • Developed world-first, patent-pending, high-hardness, gas-less, crack-free, alloy for oil & gas drilling.
  • Facilitated 20-person cross-company, cross-cultural team, to develop proprietary wire process.
  • Created R & D Access database to define, measure, analyze, interpret, & control (DMAIC) department goals.
  • Work directly with customers world-wide to assist in product quality issues and/or new business development.
  • Added ~$1M in new annual sales through new product development of cobalt, nickel, and stainless alloys.
  • Added ~$4.5M in new annual sales through new product development of hardbanding alloys.
  • Led process improvements of superalloy extrusions (Inconel 625, 718, T-800, CM-64, Stellite 6, etc.).
04/2013 to 09/2014
R & D Engineer Comcast Dedham, MA,
  • Developed and budgeted labs for new Research & Development department.
  • Hire, train, and manage technicians to conduct R & D tasks such as non-destructive dye-penetrant and/or optical metallography as well as destructive tests including ASTM wear-resistance, corrosion, and hardness testing.
  • Performed root cause analysis though use of lean engineering and six sigma methods (DMAIC and Pareto Charts).
  • Determined innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Maintained item BOMs (Bill of Materials) and cost estimations.
  • Developed fully functional metallography & microscopy labs from “ground-up” resulting in ~$200K annual savings and 18-month ROI.
  • Improved process speeds by ~25% via improved forming rolls design and standardization of drawing dies.
  • Improved raw material quality to 95% CI (Confidence Interval) through newly created overcheck program.
  • Testing via macroscopic, microscopic, SEM, microhardness, rockwell hardness, ASTM G48 corrosion, ASTM G65 erosion, ASTM G76 & G77 erosion testing.
11/2006 to 04/2012
Product Development Engineer Stoody Company City, STATE,
  • Developed innovative alloys for use in mining, agriculture, oil & gas, steel, and injection molding industries.
  • Conducted alloy development through DoE (Design of Experiments) methodology.
  • Wrote failure analysis reports containing data collected through microstructural analysis, optical metallography, hardness, corrosion & wear testing, statistical analysis methods, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
  • Frequently resolved process and production errors though root cause analysis.
  • Led process improvement efforts to standardize equipment and reduce change-over times.
  • Led cross-functional 8-member team to implement ~$3M capital expenditure in equipment standardization resulting in 20% reduction in down-time.
  • Developed and patented an alloy that is 25% more erosion resistant and 50% more corrosion resistant than industry standard (US 8765052).
  • Reduced product surface corrosion by 75% through theorization and testing of Calcium lubrication.
Expected in
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A: Innovation & Marketing
Miami University - Oxford, Ohio
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) - Blacksburg, Virginia
Expected in
B.A.: Innovation & Marketing
Miami University - ,
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Bachelor of Science (B.S: Materials Science & Engineering and a, Chemistry
Virginia Tech - ,

Research and Development Engineering Manager Self-motivated Research & Development Engineering Manager with +15-year track record of success in the metals, oil & gas, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors. Skilled in New Product Development, Innovation, Research & Development, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Failure and Root Cause Analysis, Capital Expenditures, New Business Development, Project Management, Continual Improvement, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Steering Committees. Frequent leader and inspirer of both cross-functional and cross-company teams. Mindful and driven leader with a Master of Business Administration (M.

5S / 6S Lean Certified
American Welding Society: A5G Hardfacing Committee Member, 2006 – Present D20 Additive Manufacturing Committee Member, 2016 – Present ASTM: F42 Additive Manufacturing Committee Member, 2016 – Present
  • K annual savings and 18-month ROI.
  • Grew R & D Department from 1 person to 6 people (4 Engineers and 2 Technicians) due to increased profitability from new product developments and improved process efficiencies.
  • Decreased PPV by ~$400k within first 6 six months.
  • Application development
  • Charts
  • Contract negotiation
  • Delivery
  • Design of Experiments
  • Functional
  • Functional 8
  • Drawing
  • Inventory
  • Leadership
  • Managing
  • Materials
  • Mentor
  • Access database
  • New Business Development
  • New Product Development
  • Oil
  • Process improvement
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Safety
  • Sales
  • Scanning
  • Sigma
  • Six sigma
  • Statistical analysis
  • Strategy
  • Strategic
  • Supply Chain
  • TIG
  • Vision
  • Welding
Additional Information
  • Innovation Engineering: Green & Blue Belt Certified GE Level I Ultrasonic Inspection Certified Blue Ocean Strategy – Leadership Certified (Credential ID, 25387802) US Patent (US 8765052): Abrasion and Corrosion Resistant Alloy and Hardfacing/Cladding Applications US Patent (US 15251800): High Surface Roughness Alloy for Cladding Applications, PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS , Completed a non-stop 2,184 mile, 158-day hike of the entire Appalachian Trail (2012) Completed a non-stop 2,653 mile, 159-day hike of the entire Pacific Crest Trail (2018) Founded a state & federal approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help future STEM majors in rural Appalachia

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