HIGHLIGHTS OF EMPLOYMENT BERRY PLASTICS –R & D Project Engineer – Evansville, IN – 08/12 to Present Develop Clear-seal high-barrier coextruded non forming films are flat, highly machine able rolls for use with flexible and rigid forming films, preformed trays or tubs. Responsible for the sealing equipment design and development for these films substrates for labeled products or surface printed designs with over lacquer print protection. Developing variety of sealant options to meet customer needs and requirements of an easy open or fusion seal options, with peel strength engineered for specific customer package requirements. ACCURIDE –Project Manager – Henderson, KY – 09/10 to 08/12 Providing technical background in Lean manufacturing, production flow, process improvements, and equipment operation, upgraded capital equipment. Problem solving skills including the ability to assess root causes, make decisions, negotiate, simplify, upgraded capital equipment budgets. Manager AutoCAD Vault Drawing System, team member of Lean manufacturing, 5’s, and OEE. THREE I ENGINEERING - Project Engineer - Evansville, IN - 10/07 to 12/09 Responsible for professional consulting representation to valued customers. Delivered expertise into client systems. Duties include project management, design, coordination, and supervision. Interfaced with such corporate clients on proposals of ideas, through completion of projects. Providing technical background in mechanical, structural, and equipment operation, upgraded capital equipment. Provided project management to companies such as Accuride, Alcan, and GM R.T.PATTERSON, INC. - Project Engineer - Evansville, IN - 02 to 10/07 Responsible for professional consulting representation to valued customers. Delivered expertise into client systems. Duties include project design, coordination, and supervision. Interfaced with such corporate clients on proposals, Kiazen, through completion of projects providing technical background in mechanical, structural, architectural, and equipment operation, upgraded capital equipment. Working with Contractors working on installation of projects. Provided customer support to companies such as Alcan, Alcoa, Aleris (Commonwealth) Aluminum, Logan Aluminum, Accuride, Weyerhaeuser, and GM GAMCO PRODUCTS/MORGANTOWN PLASTICS, INC. – Henderson, KY 99 thru 02 Sales Engineer - 01 to 02 Responsible for estimating/quoting molded/casted zinc/plastic parts and assemblies P’PAP’s First Article. Work with customer(s) product development engineers on designs and production issues that may arrive with Gamco/Morgantown production. Sales in providing service to Gant charts, timelines for new product launch. Provided customer support to companies such as Delta Faucet, Masco, Brasscraft, WCTC, FillPro, and Freeland Industries. Problem solving skills including the ability to assess root causes, make decisions, negotiate, simplify, upgraded capital equipment budgets. Industrial Engineer & Project Safety Coordinator - 00 to 01 Manager of engineering services with responsibility for manufacturing costs and process controls, drawing documentation as well as JD Edwards systems data B.O.M. and ECN. Responsible for routings, cost, work center rates, work instructions, timetables, bill of materials, manufacturing economics, basic concepts of direct and indirect costs. Provide guidance to the engineering team, in support of build to print and design programs, across the enterprise, insuring that the Company’s vision are effectively communicated to the entire team. This position involved developing and executing projects in occupational safety and health function for a safety and risk management, and managing the safety and health function for a technical staff of approximately 75 employees. I developed training skills in the following areas: safety and health management, compliance assurance, process safety, industrial hygiene, property conservation, and safety engineering. Process Engineer - 99 to 00 Measuring, evaluating and improving manufacturing processes and improving safety conditions through out the plants. Developed better tooling/machine to achieve productivity, implemented new methods of processing product thru operations with robotics, and automation. Reviewed philosophies, systems, and practices utilized by world-class manufacturers to meet current manufacturing challenges, focusing on production. Problem solving skills including the ability to assess root causes, make decisions, negotiate, simplify. A member of the safety committee in a manufacturing environment.
PROJECT & ASSOCIATES, INC. - Project Manager/Sr. Designer - Evansville, IN - 96 to 99 Responsible for professional consulting representation to valued customers. Delivered expertise into client systems. Duties include project design, coordination, and supervision. Interfaced with such corporate clients on proposals through completion of projects, technical background in mechanical, structural, architectural, and equipment operation. Provided customer support to companies such as Alcan, Alcoa, Commonwealth Aluminum and Accuride.
ACCURIDE CORPORATION - Henderson, KY - 4/92 thru 11/95 Sr. Mechanical Designer 89 to 95 Conducted research and development activities to create new or modify existing manufacturing processes, equipment and tooling. Managed project status, projected flow chart with mile stone activities dates, organizing feasible schedules, and communicated schedules. Developed robotic work cells, programming/teaching and installation. Support the day-to-day operations using project management, equipment installation and related troubleshooting skills. Working with contractors on-site projects. Safety and Ergonomic Coordinator - 89 to 95 Responsible for assisting in the enhancement of existing safety programs, Developing emergency preparedness, hazard communication, controlling hazardous energy, fall protection, confined space management, and forklift safety. Develop ergonomic intervention programs and rendered designs per Ergonomic Environment. Integrating new workspaces into future ergonomic principles while incorporating designs that will improve projects and performances. Conducted cognitive task analysis in aspects of performance in order to achieve a variety of goals, including reducing accidents, designing training in judgment and decision skills, and assessing work centers. Work with teams on redesign of line processes. Developed programs for the prevention and management of ergonomic injuries, medical management and analysis, job improvement cycle, SAFE Process (Survey, Analysis, Focus, Eliminate), job analysis and field studies. Product Designer - 89 to 90 Direct efforts of Product Engineers, and supervisors and directly develop new or optimizes existing product, utilizing tools provided such as Professional CADAM.V3R1 Module (utilizing 2D, and 3D), Developed specialized products, processes, and marketing assistance to maintain and increase market share. Provided customer support to companies such as Ford, Navastar, GM, Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and other OEM’s. Conducted product research and development, analyzed tooling, machining process, and NC programming development of stylized aluminum wheels. EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE, (1998) B.S. Degree: Industrial Design Engineering Technology and Marketing SPECIAL TRAINING Ergonomics in Atlanta, GA and Human Factor Society in Nashville, TN Industrial Hygiene Conference in Atlanta, GA Cognex Vision System Memphis, TN COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES MANUFACTURING – J .D. Edwards DESIGN – AutoCAD Rel.12, through 2010 (utilizing 2D, and 3D), SolidWorks PC – Microsoft Office: Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access/Microsoft Manager PROJECT EXPERIENCE RIOTINTO ALCAN INGOT, Sebree, KY - Pot Line Kiazen Hand Tools. Responsibility for these projects involved project management, conceptual design, prototype constructions, and review with all customers/operators for approval, design of final product to perform various task in smelter area. GM POWERTRAIN Bedford, IN - Six Speed Steam Booth Conceptual Design. Responsibility for providing project management on new methods dry ice cleaning, drive thru cleaning, train wash station of large die cleaning systems as well as overhead material handling. Provide direction to internal staff for conceptual design drawings, real estate layout of varies work areas in the plant work with six speed launch team on conflicts, bid package for budgetary dollars. GM POWERTRAIN Bedford, IN - Six Speed Steam Central Trim Area Design. Responsibilities for conceptual product trim system, product flow and change over. Logistics of material flow travel thru out casting area, and overhead material handling. Work on site with six speed launch team on multiple proposals, resolving conflicts, bid package for budgetary dollars. GM POWERTRAIN Bedford, IN - Six Speed Utilities. Provided project engineering and management on utilities upgrades and new installations of AMUs, exhaust systems and ductwork. Oversea internal staffs for complete design documentation, work with other firms for installation conflicts, bid package, and work standards with completed scopes of work.
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