Aimee Whitmore


Manufacturing Engineer

Apple Valley, MN

Aimee Whitmore
Apple Valley, MN – (651)373-2847
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Work Experience
Manufacturing Engineer
Burns Engineering – Minnetonka, MN
October 2011 to Present
• Prepare and revise documentation, including BOM, SOP, work instructions, and process training manuals. Used AutoCAD to create and update product and fixture drawings.
• Developed and optimized GTAW welding procedures for three major product lines. Special emphasis on automated TIG welding and resistance welding processes.
• Perform failure analysis and root cause analysis on all OEM products rejected in process, as well as those returned by customer. Elminated second largest failure mode in OEM product line by replacing oxy-acetylene braze with a micro-resistance weld.
• Designed and implemented production work cells. Utilized value stream mapping techniques to eliminate waste from current state. Improved throughput on major product line by 14%.
• Evaluated, designed, and improved workstations for OEM product line, with stress on ergonomics, cumulative quality, and point of use inventory. Designed tooling to create consistent orientation, dimensional fixturing, and improve work holding and safety.
• Perform DOE for proposed design and process improvements, as well as materials testing for engineering design guidance. Developed and performed process validation for six major manufacturing processes.
• Support manufacturing by evaluating and implementing continuous improvement projects proposed by production team as well as quickly responding to equipment, process, and documentation issues.
• Collaborated with Sales and Marketing department on product development and design. Designed unique products and improved existing product offering; lowering cost and improving marketability.
• Research, test proof-of-concept, propose, and implement capital improvements for lead time reduction project, test equipment, and general manufacturing equipment.
• Design control system for test equipment. Implementation forthcoming.
Burns Engineering – Minnetonka, MN
September 2010 to October 2011
• Created and implemented inventory reduction program. Successfully reduced raw material inventory by 10% over 12 months without sacrificing delivery goals.
• Created and implemented vendor accountability program, emphasizing vendor on time delivery and raw material quality.
• Identified, researched, and qualified new vendors for new and existing raw materials. Conducted audits in collaboration with quality manager at vendor facilities.
• Consulted with designers on raw material design, focusing on cost reduction, process efficiency, and quality improvement.
• Negotiated pricing agreements with qualified vendors.
• Implemented program to ensure raw material regulatory compliance such as REACH, RoHS, and conflict materials.
Bookkeeper/ Sales
The Home Depot
2007 to 2010
At home parent, […] Research Assistant
Montana State University Electrical Engineering Dept
2001 to 2003
B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering
Montana State University
Additional Information
Member ASTM, September 2013 to present

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