sr manufacturing engineer cost estimator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Detail oriented Manufacturing Engineer Manager/Estimator with experience in Project Management and oversight of exchange of complex technical, manufacturing and industrial data. Flexible with respect to long and variable hours of work. Excellent interpersonal skills when collaborating across all levels responsible for 2 direct reports.

Have experience working on a number of Military and defense platforms as an Engineer, and because I worked my way up from Machinist to Engineer, holding a large amount of experience in the production and development of many of the industry standard materials and processes related to Military, Aerospace as well as commercial with consideration to their associated costing. I have worked closely with tooling, Purchasing, Production Control, Inspection, and Program Management, customer collaboration and Design Engineering. I was heavily involved in the employee apprenticeship training program which solicited valued technical school students and furthered their education by 4 more years in our in house training program with an equivalency to a journey person machinist. Many graduates of this program went on to win awards at the Minnesota state level.

  • Machine tool technologies
  • Operational improvements
  • Process improvements
  • Implemented strategies related to Lean Mfg.
  • SPC applications
  • 5S Strategies
  • RCCA problem solving thru 5 why techniques

Proficient Software Platforms Used:

Microsoft 365 - All

Solidworks 2019

Autocad 2000

Unigraphics NX4

Mastercam X

Vericut 5.1 Machine G code simulation software

Catia Cad V5

Spinfire Ultimate 11.7.0

Gibbs Cad/Cam

Pro E

Kubotec K Compare /Validate

Nitro Pro - PDF writer

SEER 3D - Estimation Software

Epicor Version 9

Job Boss Squared ERP

Engineering Manager/Cost Estimator, 03/2022 to Current
DanaherParsippany, NJ,
  • Supervised engineering staff and facilitated hiring, training and personal development.
  • Maintained Engineering infrastructure and compliance documentation complying to AS9100.
  • Assisted in management plans and infrastructure upgrades, equipment replacements and modifications.
  • Maintain timely and accurate oral and written technical reports of engineering activities.
  • Monitor internal financial budgets to measure against projections.
  • Advised clients about engineering concerns for in-development projects.
  • Properly vetting machining sub contractors to maintain quality, delivery as well as customer data integrity.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of contractors outsourcing machining projects to accomplish a lead time reduction as well as maintaining profitability goal set by the management team.
  • Collected data and information from vendors, sub-contractors and teammates to determine exact costs for all aspects of each new and repeat product.
  • Established cost monitoring procedures and reporting systems.
Project Manager/Engineer, 02/2021 to 03/2022
CumminsHilliard, OH,
  • Maintained project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities and resolving problems.
  • Interacted with clients to interpret needs and requirements.
  • Collected, analyzed and summarized project information and trends to prepare project status reports for management.
  • Prioritized and delegated daily tasks for engineering project team members.
  • Developed, coordinated and monitored production tasks.
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer/Cost Estimator, 03/2014 to 01/2021
RTI Remmele EngineeringCity, STATE,
  • Applied pricing models to create technical estimates.
  • Coordinated with vendors, suppliers and manufacturing personnel to resolve technical and quality issues in design and Manufacturability.
  • Disseminated information about cost changes and design from customers revision changes and Engineering Change Orders.
  • Obtained bids from vendors and subcontractors to make cost-effective selections meeting customer requirements.
  • Maintained confidentiality of client and prospective client information, protecting individuals with Non-disclosure agreements.
  • Developed and updated cost estimates by documenting relevant information into jobs in internal database using Excel based spreadsheet data capture
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new opportunities.
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, 03/2013 to 03/2014
Company NameCity, State,
  • Using ERP system evaluated current running jobs for margin and profitability.
  • Mentored interns and new hires while monitoring job progress and delegating work responsibilities.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Engaged in purchase analysis in order to understand and assess technical drawing and specifications submitted by clients.
  • Solicited observations from vendors and took feedback from customers.
  • Worked closely with supply chain and vendors to ensure part compliance to regulated design requirements for ITAR compliance.
Manufacturing Engineer, 10/1998 to 03/2014
Company NameCity, State,
  • Crafted manufacturing processes that were not only robust, but also easy to perform.
  • Designed fixturing, selected machine tools and cutters to create a part that meets the customer requirements.
  • Addressed and resolved technical concerns to comply with internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Drafted written procedures along with instructions and photos to enhance set up and ease troubleshooting with assembly and machine tools.
  • Coordinated with vendors, suppliers and manufacturing personnel to resolve technical and quality issues.
  • Identified design, process and equipment options to satisfy client needs, minimize costs and limit potential operational problems.
Education and Training
: Business Managment, Expected in to North Hennepin Community College - Minneapolis, MN
: Macro Programming, Expected in to Anoka Technical College - Anoka, MN

Advanced CNC Programming

: Sociology, Expected in to Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Minneapolis, MN
: Basic Programming, Expected in to Pine Technical And Community College - Pine City, MN
: Modern European History, Expected in to Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Minneapolis, MN
: Unigraphics NX2 , Expected in to Siemens USA - ,
: Vericut 5.1, Expected in to Midwest Cam Solutions - ,

CMfgT Current Certification through Society of Manufacturing Engineers Dearborn Michigan.

Special Engineers Boilers License State of Minnesota Active until 5/2024.

Vice President of Geneva Heights Homeowners Association Term ending June 2023

Active Member of the Monticello Rod and Gun Club since 2022.


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School Attended

  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Pine Technical And Community College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Siemens USA
  • Midwest Cam Solutions

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  • Engineering Manager/Cost Estimator
  • Project Manager/Engineer
  • Sr. Manufacturing Engineer/Cost Estimator
  • Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer


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