(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Summary

Technically sophisticated and business-orientated Wood Products Engineer with a progressing career reflecting strong leadership and innovative solutions pertaining to wood products manufacturing and process design. Special interests in integrating lean methodologies, TOC, and Six Sigma into wood processing applications. Demonstrates specific skills pertaining to the practical application of wood science, engineering, and woodworking technology.

Core Qualifications
  • Project Planning and Execution
  • Value Analysis/Value Engineering
  • Woodworking Machinery
  • Regulatory Compliance Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Job Costing and Routing
  • Wood Science & Wood Composites
  • Furniture/Casework Design
  • Six Sigma Methodology
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Parametric 3D Configurators
  • Contract/Agreement Negotiations
  • Product and Process Engineering
  • Time-Motion Studies
  • 3D Computer Modeling & Assembly
  • Technical Writing
  • Cost Control/Reduction/Avoidance
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Expected in May 2011 Bachelor of Science : Wood Products - GPA : GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • GPA: 3.5/4.0 Industrial Engineering Concentration
  • Furniture Design Minor

, Expected in Present : - GPA :
Professional Experience
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. - Senior Mechanical Engineer
Sandy Springs, GA, 07/2014 - Present
  • Provide engineering services to all MBCI's facilities, including machine design, installations and start-up of equipment, project management, continuous productivity improvement, and best practices implementation Oversee process engineering changes, new machinery acquisitions, and equipment upgrades Analyze manufacturing costs and generate capital budgets for future machine acquisitions Review equipment quotations and prepare purchase recommendations for internal review Coordinate and schedule machine contractors for installation, training, and maintenance on production equipment Develop TPM & SOS documentation for new equipment and processes Organize and facilitate Kaizen and process planning events utilizing lean manufacturing concepts Prepare equipment purchase specifications and legal contracts for machinery suppliers Utilize statistical analysis methodology to gauge production capability of manufacturing equipment Engineering and Continuous Improvement, Heartwood Manufacturing.
Fedex - Engineering and Continuous Improvement
Mankato, MN, 06/2011 - 06/2014
  • Managed multiple engineering and design projects Oversaw process engineering changes, new machinery acquisitions, and equipment upgrades Lead and prioritized continuous improvement projects to improve processes and profitability Developed and prepared documents for production and scheduling Coordinated with production management to ensure quality standards and implemented standard work procedures Collaborated with manufacturing to maintain OSHA and IDEM compliance Maintained UL standards for manufacturing wood based medical headwalls and medical supply units Designed 3d parametric configurators to streamline estimating, order management, and manufacturing processes Cross-trained in estimating, rough mill, custom product processing, CNC programming, and wood machining.
Purdue University Forest Products Laboratory - Research Attendant
City, STATE, 01/2008 - 07/2011
  • Programmed CNC machine code and utilized CAM programming for design Manufactured and tested desks, cabinets, chairs, and joinery for structural analysis research Operated all machinery associated with manufacturing and testing research specimens Collaborated with professors to meet research deadlines Maintained records on furniture testing procedures and results Operated a portable sawmill and oversaw controlled seasoning of lumber.
VanMeter Handcrafted Wood Furniture - Owner
City, STATE, 01/2003 - Present
  • Design and manufacture custom furniture and millwork.
  • Prepare quotes, product designs, and documentation for customer approval.
  • Offer drafting services, casework shop drawings, and architectural millwork shop drawings.
  • Manufacture custom turnings and furniture components per customer specifications.
American Society for Quality "ASQ", Forest Products Society "FPS", Society of American Foresters "SAF", Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association "IHLA", Institute of Wood Science "IWSc", American Association of Woodturners "AAW" Woodworker's Guild of America "WWGOA", Society of Wood Science and Technology "SWST",
Additional Information
  • LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES Batesville Sawdust Days Committee Leader 2013 - Present Purdue Forest Products Society, Alumni Relations Chair 2011 - Present Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, Alumni Relations Chair 2011 - Present Forestry and Natural Resources Student Council, President 2010 - 2011 Purdue Forest Products Society, President 2010 - 2011 21st Century Scholar 2005 - 2011 Pipe and Cigar Club of Purdue, President 2008 - 2010 Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, Vice President 2008 - 2009 Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, House Manager 2007 - 2008 Homeward Bound Director of Undergraduate Recruitment 2006 - 2008 Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, Secretary 2006 - 2007 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS Burton F. Swain Forestry Achievement Award 2010 Wood Products Manufacturing Technology Leadership Award 2010 Stanley Coulter Leadership Award 2010 Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association scholarship recipient 2009
3D, acquisitions, streamline, ANSYS, AutoCAD, budgets, CAD, Computer Hardware, CNC, Continuous Improvement, contracts, documentation, drafting, Electrical Design, Email, estimating, IQ, Job Costing, Layout, lean manufacturing, legal, Regulatory Compliance, Linux, Lotus Notes, Machinery, machining, Macintosh, manufacturing processes, Mastercam, Matlab, Mechanical Engineering 2, Access, Excel, MS Office, Outlook, Powerpoint, MS Project, Windows, Word, mill, Minitab, Operating Systems, order management, process engineering, processes, improve processes, Procurement, production management, programming, Project Management, Project Planning, quality, Express, research, Routing, Safety, scheduling, Simulation, Six Sigma, Solidworks, SPSS, statistical analysis, upgrades, Visio

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