The Hiring Manager San Jose, CA Ref: Seeking a challenging opportunity as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer with focus on New Product Induction, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing Process Improvements. Dear Hiring Manager I am very much interested in a Senior NPI / Manufacturing Engineer opportunity that matches my qualification and experience. My core capabilities that I can bring to your company includes New Product Introduction - Transfer of new products to production Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing process Implementation PCBA and system level DFX analysis and implementation PFMEA analysis on new manufacturing processes / operations Root cause failure analysis & corrective actions Investigate and initiate 8D corrective action on manufacturing problems Develop Validation protocols and qualification plans for new processes Yield and SPC / Process Capability analysis. Developing control charts - Minitab BOM structure, manufacturing process documentation and Test Procedure development Continuous Process Improvement using Six Sigma Lean Methodology COST reduction analysis - COGS Working Knowledge of ISO 9001 and GMP Implementing new Manufacturing business Processes Confident my qualification, experience and transferable skills make me a solid candidate for a possible opportunity at your company, I respectfully submit my resume for your review and request a meeting to discuss the opportunity further. I will make myself available at your convenience and look forward to your call to arrange a time. Thank you for your time and consideration. QUALITY CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANUFACTURING Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of extensive hands-on experience in the electronic hardware industry New product introduction (NPI) and product management experience. Continuous Process improvement using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC process Experience in PFMEA and lean manufacturing tools Knowledge of digital / analog hardware circuitry. Experience in developing and maintaining product build / manufacturing documents and procedures. Experience in interfacing and managing vendors, suppliers and turnkey contract manufactures. Demonstrated Electromechanical and Process Engineering capability Proficient in Board level schematics and product BOM structures. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Analytical / investigation approach to problem solving Self-starter with high level of integrity and responsibility. Go the extra mile to meet deadlines.
Sr NPI / Manufacturing Engineer October 2012 to October 2015Mentor Graphics － Fremont, California
Coordinated with development, mfg systems test, quality, and reliability teams within Mentor Graphics to assure all product, component, and process evaluations are completed to deliver a quality final product per the project schedule.
Took ownership of new products during pilot production phase through successful and sustained project launch.
This included driving new product introduction schedules at the CM, escalating and resolving manufacturability issues.
Responsible for development of qualification plans and process flows for special projects conducted by R&D.
This included new and alternate component qualification projects, controlled build projects and first article build projects.
Configured assembly processes, sequence of activities, and material handling toward lean manufacturing company goals.
Planed and scheduled projects in a manner consistent with corporate objectives.
Implemented business processes such as Engineering Change Order (ECO) Process, NCMR Process, and information sharing within MED (Mentor Graphics Emulation Division) Operations Provided product and process Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA) input to improve and enhance manufacturability.
Manufacturing and Quality leadership for the successful introduction of new products into the Contract Manufacturing Partner (CM) and escalate to Volume production Conducted a Kaizen event to analyze and determine the root cause of a failure on Veloce2 chassis installed at a customer location.
An improvement solution was identified and successfully implemented at the customer location.
This reduced the customer downtime by more than 50%.
Sr NPI Product Engineer June 2012 to October 2012ADVANTEST － Cupertino, California
Responsible for quality, reliability and continuous process improvement of process modules used in V6000 wafer sort test system.
This involved interfacing with offshore contract manufacturer, component vendors and R&D engineering team.
Analyzed process module failure data to identify failure pattern and take corrective actions to improve module reliability.
Responsible for failure analysis on customer returned process modules.
Developed trouble shooting and repair procedures and guidelines for the same.
Responsible for ensuring all product BOM are RoHS Compliant.
Electrical Engineer NPI projects December 2008 to May 2012MIASOLE － Santa Clara, California
Responsible for designing electrical support hardware for Process tool, Roll Coater Sputtering tool build documentation, generate schematics, employ lean 5S methods to organize production floor, time study analysis, training techs, vendor sourcing and specification sheet generation Designed and developed Roll Coater electrical cable routing, installation and termination OMS (Operational Methods Sheet) to enable build technicians install complex high power cables with minimal supervision, ensure safety and deliver Roll Coater tool to production at a promised time frame.
Developed calibration, alignment and test procedures for specific areas of the Roll Coater tool and trained area maintenance techs in effective use of these procedures.
Designed and developed a portable 208V, 3 Phase, 20 Amp power source with variable frequency drive and direct power out puts to test / trouble shoot rotary target drives and perform Target Hi-Pot test.
This device helped maintenance techs to dock defect free target doors to the Roll Coater sputtering tool.
Created product and BOM structures in Agile, and kept the BOMs up to date with ECOs, MCOs and Deviations within Agile as required.
Senior Product / Manufacturing Engineer December 2003 to December 2008JAI A/S － San Jose, California
Responsible for new products introductions of camera assemblies and light sensors, product updates, process improvements using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC process and product manufacturing document development and maintenance.
Successfully completed a cost saving project involving PCB assembly rework using DMAIC process.
The project reduced PCBA rework costs by 58%.
Created and maintained product Manufacturing documents per ISO 9001 standards Interface with design, process, test, reliability and quality engineering to resolve issues affecting the quality and reliability of manufactured products.
Designed, qualified, documented and introduced production and service assembly/test fixtures and equipment.
Daily interface with Contract Manufacturers and Plant visits to resolve manufacturing quality issues.
Performed FMEA analysis on failed PCB assemblies to improve quality and reduce rework cost.
Provide training and support to production staff such as Assemblers, Quality Control Inspectors, Leads, and Supervisors.
Successfully completed a ROHS compliant project involving review of BOM for non compliant components / material and replacing them with ROHS compliant components / material.
This involved Alternate component research / investigation, Alternate component qualification, BOM update and release to production.
Performed process capability analysis and developed Control Charts for PCBA yield enhancement Support purchasing with component sourcing and identifying alternate source for obsolete components ECO and MCO generation and implementation for new and existing products and product options.
Senior Member of Technical Staff February 2001 to November 2003CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS － San Jose, California
Responsible for integrating, validating and evaluating UNIX based (sun Solaris & IBMAIX platforms) Palladium, Cobalt Ultra in-circuit emulators.
The emulators were validated for operational characteristics such as capabilities, limitations and robustness and made required improvements to make system more users friendly and enhance system reliability.
Responsible for developing documents and procedures for emulator production and field application support.
Proposed and implemented innovative ideas in product testing that resulted in huge cost savings for the company.
Member of Change Control Board (CCB) for regulating ECO's and ECR's.
Performed detailed troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis on complex, high speed, FPGA based emulator logic module boards Interfaced with cross-functional teams to resolve issue relating emulator hardware.
Responsible for getting EMC certification and regulatory agency approval such as UL, CSA, FCC, CE, TUV safety etc for system level products.
Involved in specification and implementation of new hardware.
Responsible for ensuring all product BOM are RoHS and WEEE Compliant.
Senior Project Engineer June 1996 to January 2001TANON Manufacturing － Fremont, California
Responsible for board and system level product introduction (NPI) to production per ISO 9001 standards.
This involved new design bring up, prototyping, test / troubleshooting and documentation.
Developed and maintained manufacturing documentation such as BOM, ECO's, circuit schematics, assembly drawings, manufacturing process instructions and procedures for test / troubleshooting, assembly and quality control.
Developed functional test procedures and test process instructions.
Designed and built test fixtures, set up test stations and trained test technicians.
MSEESouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology
BSEEPSG Technology, India
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in ManufacturingUniversity of Texas － ArlingtonHardware design for manufacturability and testability - Tandem Computers
CAD Design Tools: ORCAD Schematic capture, AUTOCAD DFX Tools: Valor NPI WEB Design Tools: Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, ASP Lean Tools: DMAIC, 5S, KANBAN, FISHBONE ANALYSIS, PFMEA Applications Software: MS Visio, MS Office, MS Project PLM systems: SAP, ASK MANMAN, AGILE, ARENA Lean Manufacturing: Value stream mapping of Manufacturing Process. Product Development: BOM Structures, Procedures, Flowcharts, Product specifications, DFX SPC: Process Capability analysis, Control charts, MINITAB