Jon Fehr

Jon Fehr

Address:14439 Woodbridge Lane Savage MN 55387 Phone:(701)­426­4134

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LinkedIn:​ ttp://­fehr/49/198/51b

Experienced Mechanical Engineer with over 9 years of experience and a strong background in Management,
Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, ISO, and Design. Respected Leader able to build highly motivated teams focused on
achieving goals. Mentor to the 70 teens in the KingTec 2169 robotics team in Prior Lake/Savage. 8+ years of
proven project management skills, created the first fully electric top dresser and created the first multiple tree
transport system while at Hawkes. While managing at John Deere my projects, reports and automations were
projected to save over $250,000 in fiscal 2013.

Manufacturing Engineer, Phillips and Temro 2014 to Present
Eden Prairie, MN
Management of manufacturing improvements and scrap reduction. Streamline and fool proof
logistics supply chain. Increased communication and engagement between the production floor and the
engineering team through 5S and continuous improvement projects in addition to implementing a daily
fast response team meeting to ensure communication of problems from the floor to the engineering
team. Also the implementation of a production floor huddle meetings to communicate issues and
projects from the engineering team to the production floor has increased transparency and engagement
in new product launches and decreased new project startup time.

Engineer 2, Consultant, Applied Engineering 2011 to 2014
Brooklyn Park, MN
Oversight of various customer projects.
• Viking Engineering: (July 2013 ­ present)
Design project to improve the production capacity and increase the manufacturability of product lines.

• John Deere Electronic Solutions: (November 2011­July 2013)
Created and directed projects to improve production capacity and to reduce failures. These projects included
capacity planning, root cause analysis, automation, improved reporting, cost reduction, production simulation, lean
manufacturing, organized kaizen events and resulting projects, prepared and oversaw ISO documentation and
designed cell layouts for increased production.

• Douglas Machine: (October 2011­November 2011)
Oversaw project to produce 3 common styles of glue arm from the many styles of arms over the vast array of
models that have been manufactured in recent history.

• Case IH: (July 2011 ­ October 2011)
Assisted in the completion of a new model year project and its documentation.

Mentor, KingTec 2169 Robotics Team 2013 to 2014
Savage, MN
Rebuilding Team under new leadership. Teaching engineering, programming and design skills to prospective
engineers. Lead training seminars teaching proper Engineering CAD principles and design concepts.

Head of Engineering, Hawkes Manufacturing 2008 to 2011
East Grand Forks, MN
Oversight of all new projects, the maintenance of old products and all CAD models.
• First fully electric Top Dresser
The 410 Electric Turf Tender utilizing a 4 battery­48 volt system that was developed and tested for more than a
year, this tow behind topdresser can spread over 50 loads of material on a single charge.

• 390 Transporter
Created and directed project to move 3 trees from one site to another increasing tree transport efficiency reducing
transport costs by as much as 50%.

Housing Management, Park Avenue 2011 to 2013
Fargo, ND
Oversight of the 400 unit housing complex on assigned nights and weekends, this included managing
maintenance requests, upset residents, lockouts, and other emergencies

Design Engineer, Rapat Feb 08 to Oct 08
Hawley, MN
Designed bulk moving equipment to project specifications.

Software Engineer, Respec May 07 to Nov 07
Rapid City, SD
Developed simulation software in FORTRAN that would predict the subsidence bowl over a salt dome that was
used for hydrocarbon storage.

Tooling Engineer, Bobcat May 06 to Jan 07
Bismarck, ND
Managed, designed and documented tooling projects.

; South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; 2007
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Pro Engineer, Manufacturing, CAD, Engineering, Solidworks, Design for Manufacturing, Kaizen, Project
Management, Simulations, Automation, Solid Edge, Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, Machine Design, Product Design,
Product Development, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Tooling, Visual Basic, C++, Fortran, Product
Management, Production Support, Product Support, Programming, Continuous Improvement, Lean
Manufacturing, 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Ergonomics


David Will, Production Supervisor, John Deere, 701­871­2841
Mitchell Humann, OFP Supervisor, John Deere, 1­701­271­9279
Nathan Harms, Starfire Team Manager, John Deere, 701­730­5815
Amanda Montgomery, OFP Tech, John Deere, 701­799­3681
Andrea Kennedy, Team 57 Lead, John Deere, 260­241­7493
Jamie Wohl, Team 57 Lead, John Deere, 701­318­2026
Tyler Curran, Engineer, Hawkes Manufacturing, 1­701­741­4347
Dale Twedell, Parts and Purchasing Manager, Hawkes Manufacturing, 1­701­330­2957 (cell) 1­701­775­7438
Tim Nebosis, Engineering Manager, Rapat, 1­320­224­8830

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