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     Date Submitted:17-07-2014
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     Current job:Senior Process Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsProcess and manufacturing engineering; design of tooling, processes, and inspection methods for the fabrication of large rocket components; project management; FEA analysis and R&D fabrication; process improvement using Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing to
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    PROFESSIONAL TITLE

    Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer and Spin Forming Expert

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    11/2012 – Present                          

    Senior Process Engineer—Spin Forming

    Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Hawthorne, California, USA

    - Create new processes that cut cycle time by using Lean Manufacturing tools such as swim lane charts, work balance boards, and string diagrams

    - Simplify production processes and reduce Hours Per Vehicle

    - Develop in-process testing for Production, to validate output of production processes

    - Create accurate process documentation, Process Master planning, procedures, specifications, ergonomic assessments, hazardous material evaluations, layouts, etc.

    - Responsible for development, design, and procurement of new equipment and technologies

    - Cross-functional coordination between engineering and production disciplines to refine build and test sequences

    - Develop and execute a strategy to remove a hold when a material delivery, non-conformance or other issue halts production

    - Develop unique rework activities in the event of failure and coordinate with design engineering in order to implement, write, and approve dispositions

    - Support line trials for engineering changes through existing processes

    - Ensure Engineering Change Orders are properly and effectively completed on flight hardware

    - Influence design engineering with regard to DFM and Test

    - Interact with shop personnel (Technician/Build Engineer/Responsible Engineer/Production Specialist) to ensure work instructions are accurate and comprehensible

    - Support and implement solutions for safety/environmental/ergonomic related incidents

    - Identify all critical maintenance schedules/components for new machinery to ensure a robust Preventative Maintenance Plan with Maintenance

    - Create business evaluations for ‘make versus buy’ investment decisions

     

    02/2004 – 09/2012                          

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer

    Spincraft, North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

    - Provided accuracy in forecasting deadlines and milestones for cognizant projects

    - Developed drawings, process plans, tools, and fixtures as required for projects

    - Discovered, developed, and utilized OV services as required for new product development

    - Identified constraints and seek resources to eliminate bottlenecks

    - Identified risk and flow up to direct supervisor

    - Assured that assigned tasks were consistent with customer requirements

    - Participated in project status meetings and manufacturing readiness meetings

    - Created presentations for current customers on state of their parts

    - Practiced budget consciousness to minimize expenses

    - Utilized experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma techniques

     

    09/2001 – 02/2004                          

    Quality Engineer

    Spincraft, North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

    - Responsible for validating job contract for specification of flow-downs and ensuring their incorporation into job travelers

    - Developed inspection procedures and provided reports for various manufacturing projects

    - Reviewed inspection data before releasing it to the customer

    - Performed statistical analysis on inspection data utilizing CpK, DPU, FTTF, and other relevant calculations to ensure product quality through all manufacturing processes

    - Responsible for the evaluation of product non-conformances for root cause, implementation of corrective and preventative actions, and providing effectiveness audits to ensure implementation into the manufacturing process

     

    01/2001 – 07/2001                          

    Quality Engineer

    BOC Edwards, Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

    - Responsible for the oversight and coordination of all site instrumentation calibration

    - Responsible for the tracking and implementation of corrective actions on oncoming non-conforming materials

    - Ensured that site maintained ISO 9001 certification through departmental audits of documentation and adherence to procedures

    - Collected and presented data for tracking manufacturing performance including First Time To Failure, Defects Per Unit, and First Time Yield Rate

     

    09/1998 – 12/2000                          

    Co-op Research & Development Engineering Assistant

    ACT Medical, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

    - Designed, fabricated, and assembled test fixtures used in the evaluation of components for medical devices

    - Key team member chartered to build a prototype by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data from tests involving mechanical properties (i.e. tensile testing, flow testing, pressure testing on polymers, alloys and rubbers used in the medical device industry)

    - Provided clear documentation of the above processes such that a procedural standard could be followed for subsequent testing

    - Maintained appropriate records of all activities and data during experiments

    EDUCATION

    2011                                     

    Master Certificate Program (Distance)

    Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma Green Belt

    Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA

     

    1996 – 1999                                        

    Bachelor’s Degree                                                          

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology          

    Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

     

    PROJECTS

    Design new spin forming mandrel

    – Decreased rework rate from 66% to 4%

    Streamline spin forming process

    – Bring outsourced heat treat process in-house; ROI: 1.2M/year

    – Through process improvements (lean manufacturing practices, tool design, kaizen events, and 5S implementation), decreased takt from 30 days to 12 days for lot production of 6 parts

    – Eliminated inspection dependency (downtime/cycle time) from an outside resource by procuring an inspection system and cross training spin form technicians on its use, ROI: 121K per year

    Develop new spin form process using small blanks

    – Increase supplier base from 1 to 6

    – Decrease price per pound from $12 to $5/lb.

    – Material cost savings per year: 1.5M

    – Process man hours savings per year: 140K

    Run PFMEA’s on Critical Processes

    – Two PFMEA’s completed in a 6 month time frame

    – Defined and reduced to acceptable levels, several process steps where RPN (Risk Priority Number) was >500

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Language competences:

    English: Mother tongue          German: A1 (Listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production)

    IT - competences & certificates:

    Siemens NX: Intermediate +400 seat hours

    Siemens Teamcenter: Intermediate

    MS Excel: High                                                  

    MS Word: High

    MS PowerPoint: High

    MS Visio: Intermediate

    MS Project: Intermediate

    Pro Engineer: High +2500 seat hours (multiple versions)                               

    Job-related competences:

    Process Engineering, Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturing, Design of Experiments, Minitab, Statistical Analysis, Machining, Engineering, Management, PFMEA, Value Stream Mapping, Project Management, Unigraphics NX, Statistics, Kaizen, Poke Yoke, Sketch Up, ERP Systems, Statistical Process Control, Metal Fabrication, GD&T

    Great technical skills gained from writing process work instructions instrumental in the fabrication of parts

     Communication competences:

    - Ensure that information (through multiple channels) is passed on to others who should be informed (i.e. project team members, management, etc.)

    - Express myself clearly in conversations, interactions, and presentations

    - Express my thoughts clearly in business and technical writing

    - Gain support from others for ideas/projects/solutions through sound technical and financial research

    - Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with those inside and outside of the organization who can provide information, assistance, or support

    - Demonstrate concern for satisfying customers both internal and external to the organization

    Organisational/managerial competences:

    - Develop and communicate goals in support of production management’s mission

    - As a team member, work cooperatively with others on a team

    - As a team leader, demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups/individuals to work together

    - Demonstrate support for innovation and fostering change

    - Take responsibility for my or the technicians performance by setting clear goals and expectations,tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly

    - Identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate resources, and use skillful questioning to draw out information when others are reluctant to share

    - Tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach

    - Demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area

    - Identify what needs to be done and do it before being asked or before the situation requires it

    - Develop, sponsor, or support the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies

    - Focus on the desired result of mine or my teams work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them

    - Make difficult decisions in a timely manner

    - Keep functioning effectively when under pressure and maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation

    Hobbies: Hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, CrossFit, traveling

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