Kevin Konkle


Manufacturing Engineer

Davenport, IA

Kevin Konkle
Davenport, Iowa Area
OFP Manufacturing Engineer: Machining at John Deere
OFP Manufacturing Engineer: Machining at John Deere
February 2015  –  Present  (1 year 6 months)
EDP Manufacturing Engineer at John Deere
June 2013  –  February 2015  (1 year 9 months)
Working independently and in teams has given me the opportunity to gather experiences
throughout John Deere. These experiences have helped me to develop an understanding of
manufacturing and assembly processes required to create a quality product at competitive prices.
I provide support and troubleshooting for current cylinder operations. It is my responsibility to
Identify and implement quality, safety, ergonomic and cost reduction improvements that benefit the
company and our customers. Continuous improvement is an integral part of business, executing
numerous CI projects and working with operators to design tools, fixtures and material flow
strategies that make their tasks more efficient has given me cross functional exposure.
Day to day execution of tasks keeps me involved with the manufacturing floor working with routings,
layouts, tooling, methods documentation, machines and quality plans continues to give me
exposure to many aspects of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing and assembly methods.
Technical experience with Okuma and Mori Seiki CNC mills and lathes (3 & 4 axis) has made me
proficient in G code programing, machine setup, tooling and machine operation. Fanuc material
handling robots for machine load/unload, part cleaning, and automated gaging has given me
experience in automation. As a manufacturing engineer with John Deere I have also become
familiar with various other processes; grinding, polishing, skiving, friction welding, and induction
Through solving problems and working in a team environment I have established a network of
people to support personal and professional growth.
Quality Engineering Intern at John Deere
May 2012  –  June 2013  (1 year 2 months)
Intern with the Front End Equipment Quality Team. Worked on an auger runout project developing
suggestions for process improvements and lead conceptual stages of implementing an improved
inspection fixture. Statistical process analysis and learned Deere values as well as Harvester
Works organizational aspects.
Student at Ferris State University
August 2009  –  May 2013  (3 years 10 months)
Machinist, Programmer at Three-M Tool and Machine
April 2010  –  January 2012  (1 year 10 months)
Machinist, Programed CNC Lathes and mills conversationally, set up machines, and performed
daily maintenance on machines. Responsible for efficient production of percision parts. Setup,
programed, and ran Okuma CNC Lathes, and Bridgeport style CNC mills.
Ferris State University
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Tech, Manufacturing Engineering, 2011 – 2013
Activities and Societies:  Society of manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Ferris State University
A.A.S, Manufacturing Tooling Tech, 2009 – 2011
Activities and Societies:  Society of manufacturing Engineers (SME)

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