Craig Chetlin


Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Dacula, GA

Craig Chetlin Resume-

Craig Chetlin
2905 Windsong Park Ln 412-427-9835
Dacula, GA 30019


Manufacturing management professional with in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and assembly operations in lean, team based environments. Expertise includes Logistics, Process Engineering, Manufacturing & Quality Engineering, and Customer Service.

❖ Proven experience as a Business Unit General Manager.
❖ 8+ years of experience with total P&L responsibility.
❖ 14+ years of experience in a leadership role with up to 15 direct reports.
❖ Proven track record of building high performance teams,
❖ 25+ years of experience successfully managing high volume – high complexity manufactured components within multiple industries including Medical Device, Automotive and Pharmaceutical Automation.
❖ Six Sigma Black Belt
❖ Extensive Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement experience implementing, leading and managing the process with continuous improvement and changing the company culture.
❖ Experienced in Logistics, Process Engineering, Manufacturing & Quality Engineering, and Customer Service.
❖ Successfully Implemented and Managed TPM programs in multiple high technology operations resulting in an increase of up time as much as 15%.
❖ Extensive experience in launching new products and customer programs.

❖ Extensive experience in designing automated solutions in a clean room environment including cleaning systems, laser welding, ultrasonic welding and plastic injection molding.
❖ PFMEA for manufacturing equipment & assembly operations, including work instructions & Job Safety Analysis.
❖ Lean Manufacturing tool set including: 6S, Value Stream mapping, Root Cause analysis using Kaizen event and
8D, Poke Yoke (mistake proofing), and Kanban systems
❖ Proven experience in ISO/TS Quality Systems
❖ Extensive experience with CNC machining (Milling, Turning, Grinding, Wire EDM, Laser cutting, Laser welding and Laser marking) and associated programming.

Ingersoll Rand, Mocksville, NC, Manufacturing Engineering Manager 01/2015 – Present
Global leader in air compressors, tools, material handling and fluid management equipment. Reason Looking: Concerned about stability due to downturn in sales/reduction in workforce
❖ Oversee the development and implementation of manufacturing machining and assembly processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency.
❖ Ensure the engineering team and other manufacturing departments work together cohesively.
❖ Manage 8 manufacturing engineers and 6 manufacturing technicians in a 24-7 precision making environment.
❖ Building standard work and best practices to support sustaining products and new product development.

IMS Gear, Gainesville, GA, Business Unit General Manager 05/2013 – 09/2014
Manufacturer of gear and transmission technology (metals & injection molding)
– primarily focused within the automotive industry. Reason for Leaving: Corporate restructuring
Had responsibility for manufacturing, quality, engineering, logistics, supply chain and customer relations.
❖ “Turn Around” opportunity where I took the company from minus 10% to a plus 5% EBIT in 11 months.

IMS Gear, Gainesville, GA, Business Unit General Manager (continued)
❖ Reduced WIP by 25% utilizing Kanban stations based on strategic lot sizes.
❖ Achieved 50% more productivity in a 5 month period to deal with a changing customer forecast.
❖ Directly supervised two Manufacturing Managers, a Logistics and Controlling Manager, a Product Manager, and a Process Engineer for a 24 hour – 7 day manufacturing operation including precision machining (CNC Turning, Grinding, Forming and Injection Molding).
❖ Utilized PLEX software to perform all aspects of department operations, including payroll, ordering, billing,
inventory, and distribution.
❖ Ensured compliance with capital and expense operating budgets; full P&L responsibility in a turn-around

Patient Medical Outreach, Pittsburgh, PA, Director of Operations 10/2012 – 02/2013
Sales & Marketing company for home health care products.
Reason for Leaving: Startup, went out of business due to loss of funding

Busch Manufacturing, LLC, Virginia Beach, VA, Manufacturing Engineering Manager 11/2011 – 09/2012
Designer and manufacturer of industrial vacuum pumps. Reason for Leaving: Career diversity.
❖ Managed Manufacturing and Engineering department in order to provide leadership and technical support for current production, new product development, production improvement and to identify possible new areas for technical exploration.
❖ Responsibility for the maintenance department for all equipment (planned and unplanned maintenance).
❖ Facilitated a plant floor layout change to allow for a new HMC and facilitate a “tour group” walking aisle without
impacting cellular manufacturing functionality.
❖ Managed 6 engineers in CAD/CAM group and managed presales engineering group.
❖ Had responsibility for determining labor rates for production control and cost estimating.

Cadence, Inc., Staunton, VA, Manufacturing Manager 06/2007 – 09/2011
Custom manufacturer of cutting and piercing instruments specializing in quick turn-high precision knives for both industrial and medical applications in two separate facilities.
Reason for Leaving: Change in ownership/corporate restructure

❖ Provided management in a team-based organization for 6 direct reports & 95 indirect reports.
❖ Promoted a lean manufacturing perspective of evaluating orders and pulling them through the system. This
process improved machine efficiency by 15%.
❖ Developed/managed capital and operating budgets including P&L performance.
❖ Led cross functional team, including Design and Manufacturing Engineering & Sales that facilitated the installation of a laser welded/injection molded, medical device component that resulted in a 35% profit margin,
adding additional capacity to be able to go from 40,000 to 130,000 units per month.
❖ Managed 6 Manufacturing Specialists (Technical Supervisors) in a 3 shift manufacturing facility.
❖ Implemented a full time training system including a cross training program for production team.
❖ Developed/managed capital and operating budgets including P&L performance.
❖ Managed facilities based vendors including annual contracts.

McKesson Automation, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, Senior Manufacturing Engineer 10/2001 – 06/2007
Manufactured automation solutions for hospital pharmacies. Reason for Leaving: Career advancement/better opportunity.
❖ Provided leadership and technical support to various manufacturing disciplines.
❖ Responsibilities included: developing solutions to resolve/eliminate product failures; design and optimize plant layouts utilizing lean manufacturing techniques, as well as material and labor cost reductions.
❖ Managed a Six Sigma program resulting in reduced raw materials inventory by $2.2MM a cost savings of $330K.
❖ Had 4 direct reports, with responsibility for a total of 11.
❖ Analyzed product failures and identified root causes for continuous improvements.
❖ Led manufacturing’s roll in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly reviews for current product enhancements and new products including analyzing best test methodology.
❖ Managed Underwriter Laboratories (UL) classification to maintain compliance with medical standard – UL-60601.
❖ Defined and implemented an automated assembly equipment to install a .062” diameter x .030” thick magnet
and a cyanoacrylate adhesive in to a plastic injected component.

St. Onge Company, York, PA, Senior Project Engineer 04/2000 – 06/2001
National engineering-consulting company specializing in distribution and lean manufacturing facilities optimization from design through implementation.
Reason for Leaving: Corporate downsizing due to weakening economy.

❖ Responsibilities included: analysis of client situation; strategic development to improve facilities for future growth & presentations to management focusing on most advantageous scenario for obtaining optimal operation performance.
Projects included:
❖ Harley-Davidson: Prepared labor and process requirements definition for automated cosmetic paint application of motorcycle fenders and gas tanks. Results: 25% reduction in labor costs.
❖ Kennedy Space Center: Analyzed storage capacity of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and material conveyance optimization throughout space shuttle logistics warehouse facility. Results: additional
AS/RS unit providing 20% increased storage capacity and Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS), reducing material handling labor requirements by 10%.

Alcoa Engineered Products Inc., Cressona, PA, Senior Manufacturing Engineer 04/1996 – 04/2000
Manufacturer of aluminum-extruded products for several markets including transportation, building and construction and engineered extruded shapes.
Reason for Leaving: Career diversity. Wanting to become more well-rounded.
❖ Developed & implemented operational methods for most efficient utilization of employees, equipment, and materials utilizing JIT, TPM and Cellular Layout. Resulted in increased profits of 13%.
❖ Had responsibility for evaluating/purchasing a CNC High Speed Machining Center for manufacture of tooling.
Resulted in 30% reduction in machining time. Included vendor site visit in Germany and references in the
Netherlands and Belgium.
❖ Created a planned maintenance program utilizing OEM service technicians for all critical equipment.
❖ Established/directed education program to promote internal growth, facilitating employee cross training.

Extrusion Die Makers Inc., Murrysville, PA, Production Engineer/Manager 08/1987 – 04/1996
Manufacturer of Aluminum Extrusion Dies
Reason for Leaving: Better opportunity.
❖ Supervised 45-50 employees with training, productivity, quality control and safety policies.
❖ Promoted team atmosphere for higher productivity and quality, while achieving decrease in workplace accidents.
❖ Interacted with upper management on engineering, specifically product design and cost management assuring
end product produced to specification on time/on budget.


❖ Proficient in Microsoft Office
❖ In-depth knowledge of MRP/ERP systems


❖ Waynesburg University, Masters of Business Administration 2004
❖ Kent State University, Bachelor of Science – Industrial Technology 1989


❖ Six Sigma Black Belt Trained
❖ Lean Manufacturing Trained
❖ ISO 9001/2008 Quality System
❖ ISO 13485 Medical Device Quality System
❖ ISO 19011 Quality Management Auditing Certified

❖ TS 16949 Automotive Quality System
❖ Covey – Project Management

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