Timothy Mellesmoen

Timothy L. Mellesmoen
6 51.210 .5576 • TIMMELLESMOEN@GM AI L.COM


• Experienced Six Sigma Master Black Belt Process Improvement Engineer
• Successful track record using Lean/Six Sigma/DMAIC methods and ISO/AS quality systems to proactively
help organizations develop and continuously improve processes
• Versatile team-oriented professional with a passion for using communication and proven methods to ensure
cross enterprise engagement

Key abilities:

1. Train functional and cross-functional work teams and demonstrate practical application of the following process
improvement methodologies:

• Six Sigma and Lean Initiatives:
DMAIC Machine Capacity and Flexibility
Value Stream Analysis Statistical Process Control
Types of Waste and 5S Existing or New Facility Configuration

• ISO 9001 / AS9100C / ISO 13485:
Procedure and Work Instruction Documentation Corrective Action
Gap Analysis Audits Component and Vendor Sourcing and Approval
Internal Auditing, Performance and Training Process Metrics
Continuous Improvement Management Review

2. Facilitate, coordinate, and document current and future processes
3. Integrate processes into quality management systems
4. Engage internal / external customers and suppliers in internal processes
5. Provide confirmation and continuity of improvement results
6. Verify documentation of tooling and part interface on prints
7. Direct CAD based plant layouts including machine footprints, process flow, and infrastructure

TLM Consulting Hastings, MN 1993 to Present
Consultant and Sole Proprietor

Led over 60 clients through ISO certification, Six Sigma implementation, process improvement, 7 step problem solving,
Lean Manufacturing implementation and work measurement. For example:

• ISO 9001: Multiple job shops – complete quality system development and implementation
• AS9100C: Machine shop and component manufacturer – upgrade from ISO 9001
• ISO 13485: Medical equipment refurbisher – upgrade from ISO 9001
• Six Sigma: Steel convertor, casting house, medical facility
– 14 week projects using dislocated workers
• Lean/5S: Casting maintenance department, medical equipment cleaning
department, injection molding job shop – 14 week projects
• Internal audit: Conducted over 100 training events, at MRA and on-site with clients.
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Smarte Carte White Bear Lake, MN 1990 to 1992
Manufacturing Engineer/Quality Assurance Supervisor

Smarte Carte manufactures and markets baggage cart systems designed principally for airports and
similar locations.

Led manufacturing support team in meeting production schedules, working through design issues,
and implementing design changes in new and existing products at multiple locations.

Intek Weatherseal Products Hastings, MN 1985 to 1989
Manufacturing Engineering Superviso r (1988 to 1989)
Process Development Supervisor (1985 to 1987)

Intek Weatherseal Products manufactures extruded plastic weather stripping for window and door
manufacturers such as Andersen and Marvin.

Developed new production processes, troubleshot existing process issues, and led small team of engineers
and design drafters in developing tooling to support production requirements.

Other employment:

Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Company Duluth, MN Project Engineer
Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI Product Design Engineer


Team Development Training Managerial Measurement
Cross Functional Team Facilitation SPC-Minitab
Kaizen Value Stream Mapping
Kanban Microsoft Word, Excel
Leadership PowerPoint, Visio
Supervision Time Study – MOST
Root Cause Analysis Capital Equipment – Justification, Purchase, and
Critical Thinking Installation
Project Management Metals and Plastics – Manufacturing, Design and Analysis
Supplier Approval


Certified Master Black Belt (Six Sigma) MRA, New Hope, Minnesota 2009

Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 1993

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1977

Continuing Education courses in:

ISO 9000 (Lead Assessor Training) MOST (Time Measurement) Small Business Operation
Creative Problem Solving Managerial Supervision Injection Molding
Statistical Process Control Machine Shop CAD

  • Updated 8 years ago

To contact this candidate email TIMMELLESMOEN@GMAIL.COM

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