Dan Bombardier

Dan Bombardier
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area
Project Engineer at Caterpillar Inc.

I am a degreed Manufacturing Engineer with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries
working with numerous materials with an extensive background in manufacturing wood and metal.

Specialties: Project management, New product introduction, plant start up, plant layouts, process
improvement, Lean manufacturing, Standard work, capital expenditure requests, bill of materials,
assembly and fabrication

Project Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer III at Caterpillar Inc.
March 2012 – Present (4 years 10 months)
Manage capital project ranging from $5,000 up to $500,000 using Six Sigma methodology,
Research and recommend new capital equipment and submit ROI. Managed all NPI (New Product
Introduction) programs in the plant from conception through production launch.
• Managed a successful 2-year NPI project by creating and managing the project budget, schedule
and coordinating with all affected teams including, purchasing, logistics, operations, engineering,
machining and design that resulted in an on time and budget hand off to operations for full
• Assumed the leadership of a capital project with an estimated capital expenditure of $400,000.
o Reduced the overall capital expenditure to $80,000 resulting in a $320,000 savings.
• Led a safety project in the paint area to reduce box knife usage by 98% and reduced takt time by
10% by introducing custom die cut masking products and other alternative tools.

Sr Manufacturing Engineer at Precor
March 2007 – December 2011 (4 years 10 months)
Worked with design engineering on evaluating new products for manufacturability and introducing
the new product to the manufacturing floor. Responsible for creating and maintaining the plant
layout using lean principles. Researching and purchasing all equipment and tools required to
successfully introduce new product.
• Member of a four-person advance team tasked with planning and facilitating the setup of a
260,000 square foot facility and coordinating with contractors, vendors, and suppliers to open the
facility on time and under budget.
o Created the new layout for the plant to encompass prefabrication, manual and robotic welding,
powder coating, upholstery, final assembly, warehouse and shipping to optimize for flow through
the facility.
o Specified, purchased and set up all equipment for the assembly line and assembly cells while
meeting customer shipment commitments.
o Managed the assembly transition from California to North Carolina of 42 SKU’s in a compressed
six-month schedule Combined common knowledge and best practices to create new standard
work procedures.
• Created and managed a new parts management system using a card and Kanban bin system for
reordering and stocking of all production components, which resulted in a two-week reduction of

Manufacturing Engineer at Lang Manufacturing
November 2005 – March 2007 (1 year 5 months)
Worked with their Flow Champion to evaluate and improve their existing assembly and stainless
steel fabrication methods and lead their process improvement activities. Responsible for
evaluating existing designs to look for ways to take cost out of the product by redesigning parts
using Solidworks to be easier to manufacturing and make more common parts. Maintained and
updated the Bills of materials for all changes.

Fabrication Supervisor & Manufacturing Engineer at Quantum Windows & Doors, Inc.
August 2004 – November 2005 (1 year 4 months)
Supervised a team of 15 team members in the fabrication department and being the plant
Manufacturing Engineer. Responsible for the floor layout of the equipment and changing the
layout using Lean principles to reduce part and people travel and improve throughput throughout
the plant. Designed and built their fixtures and go-no go gauges to help eliminate mistakes.

Manufacturing Engineer at Reynolds Corp.
June 2002 – August 2004 (2 years 3 months)
Worked with design engineering to evaluate new and existing products for manufacturability and
introduced the new product to the manufacturing floor. Created written SOP’s for all processes,
and using Lean principles eliminated waste to increase throughput through the facility. Worked
with the CNC programmer to introduce new programming software and researched and purchased
all tooling for the CNC Routers.

Manufacturing Engineer at Genie Industries
March 1996 – November 2001 (5 years 9 months)
Supervised and programmed CNC sheet steel cutting equipment which included; Whitney punch
plasma, Mazak Laser, Flow waterjet, and ESAB plasma water table. Helped create a new in
house sheet metal fabrication division which over three years brought in over 700 parts saving
the company an estimated $500,000 a year. Created and maintained the fabrication department
layout. Researched and purchased new equipment for the fabrication department.

Western Washington University
BS, Manufacturing Engineering
Dan Bombardier
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area
Project Engineer at Caterpillar Inc.


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