Tim Bode


Manufacturing Engineer First Shift

Salem, VA

Tim Bode
Manufacturing Engineer First Shift – Commercial Vehicle Group Inc
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 312-5530

Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Manufacturing Engineer First Shift
Commercial Vehicle Group Inc – Dublin, VA
October 2017 to Present
Provide engineering support for the Dublin Virginia Trim division fabricating Interior trim panels used
in the construction of heavy trucks used by Volvo, Kenworth, Mack. Peterbilt and others. The only
engineer assigned full time at this plant location. Responsible for troubleshooting production problems,
work instructions for machine operation and product assembly and daily support of the quality and
production teams shipping approximately 600 parts per day for just in time truck manufacturing
operations. Responsible for the engineering documents in compliance with IATF standards for internal
and external audits. Supervise tooling inventory for customer owned fabrication tools. Work directly
with customers to solve manufacturing issues as well as quality improvement program with cost
savings and continuous improvement. Use value stream map to reduce scrap improve efficiency and
reduce over time.

Lead Engineer
Altec Industries, Inc – Daleville, VA
April 2011 to October 2017
for manufacturer of cranes/derrick equipment used in the construction and power distribution industry.
Lead Mechanical Engineer Second (2) Shift (4/2011- 10/2017)
The engineer providing leadership and direction for second shift fabrication and assembly teams
including quality assurance staff for work force of 500 people. Responsible for product quality
improvement and cost reduction process by investigating, resolving and implementing revisions to
design and fabrication of products. Interacting with floor associates and troubleshooting production
issues to achieve scheduled completions and reduce cost from scrapped material from fabrication

Maintenance manager line 2 and 3 production lines
2008 to 2011
Managed maintenance requirements for production equipment with electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic,
combustion and mechanical systems using a preventative maintenance procedure. Established spare
parts plan, scheduled corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance to achieve corrective action
plan and avoid equipment down time recurrences.

Project manager/ Licensed Loan Officer.

Loan Officer
2003 to 2009
Project manager for real estate projects, marketing, originating and closing loans for purchase,
construction and refinance of residential property. Managed requirements between lender, borrower
and construction contractors, scheduling construction inspections, funding, completion requirements
and finial inspection for projects as well as appraisal completion and approval. Licensed in multiple
states maintained compliance with state and federal regulations for each project location. Team leader
working with borrowers, contractors, appraisers and underwriters. Gained respect of underwriters
for submitting strong/sound and complete transactions good for the lender and borrower without

Project engineer Mark IV turbine Controls Group
GE Industrial Systems – Salem, VA
2001 to 2002
Configured software and hardware for Mark IV turbine control panels per client specifications on a strict
scheduled delivery time. Provided manufacturing and field service operations with technical support.

Tooling and Equipment Engineer
Framatome – Lynchburg, VA
1997 to 2001
Traveled to Nuclear Power Plants throughout the U.S. completing inspection and repair of steam
generators during scheduled maintenance outages. Set up equipment on site, supported inspection
and repair operations, removed equipment at completion of job, refurbished equipment when required.
This position required a security clearance.

Key Achievements:
• Implemented corrective action for fabrication issues resulting in record setting reduction in quality
issues, improving on time delivery of trucks to meet customer expectations best in Altec history.
• Developed lasting and trusted relationships interacting with cross functional teams including floor
associates, manufacturing engineers, product development engineers and quality control team using
customer service attitude to become the one sought out for advice and solutions.
• Successfully completed several real estate projects in multiple states providing benefit for borrower,
lender, construction contractor and support team to achieve final goals.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University


DRAFTING, PROBLEM SOLVER, Solidworks, Machining, Lean

Aircraft and Power plant mecanics
Federal license for aircraft maintenance and repair. Sheet metal, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic,
engines and air frame.

Additional Information

Core Competencies
• Analytical/Rigorous logic
• Organize/ Prioritize/Timely
• Accountable/ Cooperative

• Leadership/Decision making
• Employee relation skills
• Computer skills/drafting

• Customer Focus/trust
• Problem Solver
• Team Orientated

  • Updated 5 years ago

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