Heath Whittier

‍Heath Whittier
hcwhittier@gmail.com (801) 310-1981 221 South 1015 West Orem, Utah 84058

I have been working for US Synthetic in the mining division for over five years. US Synthetic is a world leader in diamond innovation and manufacturing. We focus on operational excellence and lean manufacturing and were recognized for this by receiving the Shingo Prize in 2011. I have been immersed in this culture while contributing to product development and process improvement.

Work Experience
Product Development Engineer, US Synthetic Mining, Orem UT. April 2013 – Present
• Development of PDC (diamond) drilling products
◦ Tool design and analysis in Creo (Pro Engineer)
◦ Oversee accurate machining of new products
◦ 50+ R&D products prototyped
• Collaborate with customers to solve problems and develop new products
◦ 35+ customer location visits
◦ 100% Positive reviews of customer interactions
◦ Responsible for 40% of new product revenue over the last year
• Testing of current and R&D drill bits
◦ Run in house tests to determine product life at different settings using Design Of Experiments
◦ 20+ field tests to verify data and prove product to customers
◦ Use data for product development to increase rate of penetration by 20% and longevity by 200%

Manufacturing/Process Engineer, US Synthetic Mining, Orem UT. February 2011 – April 2013
• Improve manufacturing flow and process
◦ Achieved 68% reduction of tooling costs
◦ 50% Reduction of machining time
• Implement 5S and daily Kaizens for continuous improvement
• Provide training and support to CNC programmers and operators
• Proposed and purchased $500,000 CNC machine

Student Engineer, US Synthetic Mining, Orem UT. April 2010 – February 2011
• 5-axis CNC Machine Programmer
• Manufacturing tool pathing in NC Complete

Engineering Intern, HDT Global, Fredericksburg, VA. April 2009 – August 2009
• Worked with the Robotics division developing a prosthetic arm
• Experience with Polyurethane and Silicone molding
• Inspection, assembly and simple machining of parts

Engineering Intern, Luna Innovations, Blacksburg, VA. May 2008 – August 2008
• Contributed as a team member in the Research and Development Department
• Designed and built a laser chip scanning device

Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
• Bachelor of Science, April 2011
• 3.16 GPA
Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
• Attended January 2007 – May 2008

Skills & Abilities
Proficient with Creo (Pro Engineer), Excel, G-code, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
Experience with JMP, SolidWorks, LabView, ANSYS, NX, Catia, C++, and MATLAB

Relevant Coursework
Lean 101, Computer Aided Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Materials Science, Mechanical System Design, Statistics for Engineering Applications, Automation, Kinematics, Technical Communication

Other Experience
President, LDS Church Men’s Group. March 2014 – Present
• Provide leadership, counseling and teaching for 50 men

Full Time Volunteer Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Georgia Atlanta Mission
December 2004 – January 2007

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Hunting, College Football, Sports, Juggling, Fishing, Farming, Cattle

  • Updated 8 years ago

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