supplier manufacturing engineer global supply chain resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Innovative and versatile Manufacturing/Project Engineer with progressive hands-on engineering, manufacturing, quality conformance and qualification testing background having demonstrated ability to identify, resolve production, supplier technical issues. Experienced in managing new product development efforts providing engineering, management support, act as technical consultant to suppliers ensuring compliance with quality and meeting customer specifications. Known and recognized for working effectively with all levels of management in a cross-multifunction team environment.

  • Manufacturing/Project Engineering
  • Industry Specifications, Standards & Codes
  • Machine Shop & Sheet-metal Fabrication
  • Pilot Production Prototype Development
  • Methods & Operation Sheets Development
  • Design Production Tools & Assembly Fixtures
  • Make/Buy Analysis – Decision Making Process
  • Generate Cost Estimates/Develop Time Standards
  • Improve/Streamline Processes for Cost Initiatives
  • Engineering Producibility Design Review and Final Review for Sign-off Approval and Release
  • Maintains Customer & Supplier/Vendor Relations
  • Monitor Supplier Development & Compliance
  • Coordinate Material Review Board (MRB) Activities
  • Engineering Change Control Board (ECCB) Review
  • Engineering Change Notices (ECN) Implementation
Supplier Manufacturing Engineer - Global Supply Chain, 05/2004 - Current
Caterpillar Englewood, CO,
  • Manage supplier development efforts through engineering design, technical producibility, manufacturing reviews and development of solutions. Ensure supplier compliance with project schedule, specifications, and quality.
  • Technical lead on Engineering Design Review and Engineering Change Control Board (ECCB) teams, provide guidance, recommendations for producibility, specification requirements and sign-off for final approval.
  • Coordinate, implement Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), disseminate to internal Global Supply Chain (GSC) and external vendor supply base. Assist with technical questions, interpretations and resolutions.
  • Technical liaison on new product design and introduction for Advance Hawkeye E2-D Aerial Refueling System providing engineering, procurement and supplier support for prototype development and parts production.
  • Achieved 10.5% cost reduction savings for the E-2D Oil-tank Weldment Assembly and reduced supplier production fees on Advance Hawkeye Radome Shaft, resulting in 15% to 12% savings.
  • Technical liaison and consultant to suppliers; analyze, investigate manufacturing problems, recommend, provide solutions and coordinate Corrective Action Report (CAR) and Supplier Material Review Report (SMRR) activities.
  • Increased overall global supply chain efficiency through process improvement, managed cross-functional team enabling supplier integration utilizing management technology tools resulting in lower total cost by 20%.
  • Facilitate supplier Post Award Reviews (PARS), conduct producibility reviews on assemblies, detail parts, material verification, tooling, fixtures and processes, maintains delivery management milestones and critical part status.
  • Mitigate supplier risk through investigation and sourcing of qualified suppliers and through on-site evaluations of capabilities, processes and capacities to assess risk.
Program/Project Engineer, 10/1998 - 05/2004
Boeing Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK,
  • Managed supplier development efforts by creating statements of work and procedures, proposal preparation, projecting lead times, technical costs, and budgets for engineering and parts production.
  • Lead engineer supported QA/QC testing/acceptance laboratory inspectors, metallurgy and NDT/NDI technicians. Assisted with daily planning, scheduling activities and coordinated work efforts for conformance inspection programs and new/alternate source qualification programs for dimensional, material, and process substantiation.
  • Reviewed, evaluated, and approved sign-off on in-process/final inspection and test data results; ensured accurate interpretation of technical/processing requirements, adherence to performance, safety/quality assurance standards for complex critical flight safety parts, assemblies and components for various fixed/rotary wing platforms.
  • Identified, researched new suppliers and conducted on-site suppliers surveys for evaluations and recommendations as a member of the Sourcing Qualification Team.
Manufacturing Cost Estimating Engineer, 09/1997 - 10/1998
R.S. Precision Industries City, STATE,
  • Analyzed customer engineering drawings, specifications, RFQ requirements for Make/Buy analysis, develop cost, labor hours, and prepare, release methods/operations sheets for production.
  • Managed Engineering Change Notices, analyze impact on cost and time standards. Update, revise operation sheets to incorporate changes and coordinate implementation.
  • Develop and lay-out tooling requirements generate CAD tool and fixture drawings for release to machine shop.
  • Technical interface between customer, manufacturing, quality assurance, and vendor/supplier personnel to resolve technical, outside processing and quality issues.
Manufacturing Project Engineer, 1996 - 09/1997
Dorne & Margolin, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Supervised product, prototype development, production release for new antenna designs. Coordinated, developed, and established manufacturing methods, procedures, time-standards, assembly and material process flow.
  • Research new capital equipment defining capabilities, specifications, options, cost and prepared ROI analysis.
  • Implement cost-effective preproduction methods and process changes by designing molding form tool for foam pancake spacer reducing lead-time, scrape rate and lowering manufacturing, assembly costs by 15%.
  • Reduced prime, paint and material cost by 15% and significantly reduced rework resulting in 30% total cost savings through redesign of paint prepping area and paint booth facility layout.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, 01/1994 - 1996
Hazeltine Corporation (Now BAE) City, STATE,
  • Coordinated, tracked and maintained production budget activities with program management, engineering, quality assurance. Interfaced with vendors/suppliers to minimize, resolve technical, manufacturing, and quality issues.
  • Generate production Bill of Materials (BOMs) and cost estimates. Established prototype, manufacturing, tooling, and associated sub-contracting processes cost. Determine cost impact of ECNs and implement changes.
  • Managed MRB liaison activities and investigate reports of defective, damaged, or malfunctioning parts, electro-mechanical assemblies, equipment, or systems to identify problems and resolutions utilizing root cause analysis.
  • Generate, implement NC/CNC machining, sheetmetal programs, prepares operations sheets and verified First Article Inspection. Designed, prepare drawing for special tools, holding fixtures and supervised their development.
  • Conduct make/buy analysis, recommend purchasing EMI/RFI gaskets for electronic chassis assemblies resulting in reduced manufacturing and scrap rate cost by $65.00 per unit. Over-all savings for 520 assemblies was $33,800.
Master of Science: Organizational Management, Expected in 2004
St. Joseph's College - Patchogue, NY
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Bachelor of Science: Engineering Technology, Expected in
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY
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Associate of Arts: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in
Farmingdale State University of New York - Farmingdale, NY
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Professional Development

Project Management Certificate Program 2015

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) 2008

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)


MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project / SAP-ERP Business Management-Warehouse / Enovia Catia Digital Mock-Up / Siemens Team Center / Siemens NX-CAD Viewer & Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software


Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

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School Attended

  • St. Joseph's College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Farmingdale State University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Supplier Manufacturing Engineer - Global Supply Chain
  • Program/Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Cost Estimating Engineer
  • Manufacturing Project Engineer
  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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