Manufacturing Engineer (Contract)

Aiken, SC

2618 Beaver Creek Lane, Aiken, SC 29803 (803) 642-0354 (home) (803) 508-9934 (cell)
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineer — Safety Engineer
Experienced manufacturing problem process solver. Skilled in traditional Industrial Engineering, Machining / Manufacturing processes, and Current Lean/ Six Sigma practices.

Engineer with solid background in Safety and Manufacturing Engineering processes. Track record of leadership of a plant wide SCVPP Star Safety program (background in OSHA Regulations). ASSE member since 2006.


• Masters – Occupational Safety and Health (Columbia Southern Univ.) 2013 4.0 GPA
• Six Sigma – Green Belt Level, Fisher Business School (Ohio State University) 2004
• Bachelor of Science – Ind. and Systems Engineering – San Jose’ State University. 1998

Professional Experience

Thyssen–Krupp Elevator (Middleton, TN.) – MForce Eng. Inc. – 4/2015 – Present
Manufacturing Engineer (Contract)

Manufacturing Engineering position to support production during ongoing special project.
• Implemented changes to improve product flow, worker safety, improving layout and enhancing quality. Responsible for major tooling purchases (including Capital Aquisitions) that improved ergonomics, production, safety and supported ongoing operations.
• Engaged in documenting sequence of operations and specification procedures (Standard Work) for various complex assemblies and sub-assembly components.
• Documented setup and run times for manufacturing processes through detailed time studies of production operations.

Otis Elevator (Florence, SC) – Advanced Resourcing, Inc. – 3/2014 – 8/2014

Industrial Engineer (Contract)

Industrial Engineering projects for improving process flow and inventory control.
• Implemented changes to existing Kan Ban system to control excessive inventory levels.
• Engaged in documenting sequence of operations and specification procedures (Work Instructions) for various assemblies and sub-assembly components.
• Documented setup and run times for manufacturing processes through detailed time studies of production operations (Standard Work).

Independent Projects – Seeking next opportunity 9/2012 – 3/2014

Engaged in various volunteer and personal advancement activities.
• Completed Masters Degree in Occupational Safety and Health with 4.0 GPA. (Columbia Southern Univ.). Emphasis on Process Safety Mgmt, ISO 14001 and Industrial Hygiene.
• Aiken County United Way agency financial review committee participant.
• Volunteer member of wheelchair ramp building team for deserving Aiken area residents.

E2 Consulting Engineers – Savannah River Site Safety 09/2009 – 9/2012
Safety Engineer / Assisted Hazard Analysis (AHA) Program Administrator

Administrator/Subject Matter Expert for Assisted Hazard Analysis (AHA) application used for compliance with Federal Nuclear Safety regulations (10 CFR 851).and OSHA regs.
• Interaction with site-wide facilities in implementing the AHA hazard analysis safety assessment application to give guidance for worker safety and regulatory compliance.
• Trained in SRS safety qualifications as SRS Safety Engineer (hazardous energy control, excavation safety, rigging, scaffold safety, OSHA 30 hour Industry, and Construction courses, etc.).
• Extensive technical and field interface in support of site-wide AHA application usage.
• Performed Safety Inspections, audits, and field walkdowns as part of normal duties.

BAE Systems – Land & Armaments, Aiken, SC 12/1998 –7/2009
Sr. Manufacturing / Industrial Engineer 7/2008-7/2009
Production responsibility for manufacturing processes for steel and aluminum components and weldments. Program varied CNC and traditional machine tools for manufacturing processes.
• Apply Six Sigma ideas and Lean Manufacturing techniques to increase productivity by controlling process variation, reducing cycle time and enhancing throughput with operator input.
• Responsible for complete production planning, load calculations, analysis, and ERP process documentation.

Safety Representative w/ Environmental Responsibilities (BAE) 1/2006 – 7/2008

Plant wide safety responsibility – Maintained facility South Carolina Voluntary Protection Program (SCVPP) Safety Program performance level. Administer all Safety and Health programs, facilitated implementation of Behavior Based Safety program. Ensure adherence to safety and health codes, regulations, safety processes and standards.

• Supervisor of environmental technician, promote environmental programs and awareness Trained in 24 hr Hazwoper, member of disaster response team. On-call for emergencies.
• Implemented new policies and procedures in safety and loss prevention.
• Coordinated all Emergency plans; served as team leader for most Safety committees.
• Provide Safety training for Safety issues and programs.
• Conducted comprehensive facility audits, investigate all injuries/accidents, follow up on corrective actions. Maintained OSHA 300 logs. Assist in Workmen’s Comp. cases
• Specify all PPE and respirators, administer all medical and environmental testing.
• Maintained plant wide Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program.

Sr. Manufacturing / Industrial Engineer (BAE) 12/1998-1/2006

Produce CNC machining processes for new and production components and weldments, utilizing varied CNC machine tools (lathes, mills) and multi-axis applications. Create “art-to-part” CNC processes and work planning in ERP production routing system.
• Active with team participation in Kaizen Projects and capacity planning to increase productivity and maximize cell production capacity.
• Applied Lean tools to improve shop floor cells and processes (Kaizen, 5S, Gemba walks, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause analysis)


• Implemented startup and maturation of employee-managed BBS Safety program.
• Responsible for improved operations in vertical machining cell, utilizing setup simplification and certified processes to continue high productivity with decreasing lot sizes.
• Performed capital planning oversight for capital projects. Produce AFE’s for new capital projects.
• Teamed in various Lean Six Sigma and quality control methods (Kaizen, SPC, etc.)

Technical Skills – Cadd and CNC Software, ERP Systems, Microsoft Office

• Mastercam (V9.1) CNC programming software and Pro-E Cadd platforms
• Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 / 2013 Standard Suites
• Oracle based ERP production / routing / material and work planning system.

  • Updated 7 years ago

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