Dynamic Engineer and Strategic Planner with 20 years of demonstrated success in large scale automotive contracts. Capable of completing assignments on time and on budget. Subject matter expert regarding plan specifications, problem solving, as well as customer service, loyalty, and retention. Astute at developing communications protocols to ensure all resources are regularly kept in the information loop.
Ø Strong technical background within the automotive industry with extensive knowledge of various systems, including: Lean Manufacturing, ISO protocols, Quality Control & Assurance, Program Management Protocols, PSO & PPAP Parts, FMEA Strategies, Statistical Process Control, Change Management Processes, and Plant Scheduling Setup.
Ø Proficient at guiding multiple business partnership teams in collaborative projects over the production lifecycle.
Ø Ability to work independently on multiple engineering projects simultaneously and efficiently.
Ø Effectively lead top-performing teams.
Ø Possess an extensive knowledge of engineering practices, policies, and regulations and can apply this knowledge in terms of production efficiency, forecasting and projections, as well as feasibility analyses.
Ø Conducts numerous phases of product launches including technical development, scheduling, addressing and resolving technical challenges, and negotiation of cost.
Ø Possess in-depth knowledge of market deployments, cross-functional team leadership, as well as Vendor Relations Management.
Ø Multiple years of experience as an Engineer in the automotive sector.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of efficiency best-practices.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong safety and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Technology savvy and proficient in multiple software applications and hardware systems such as MS Office Suite, Unigraphics 3D Modeling software, as well as various other engineering platforms.
Ø Successfully led comprehensive efforts on vehicle launch, including technical development, project scheduling, as well as design and development problem-solving. (Magna Steyr)
Ø Functioned in the critical role of Change Control Board Chairman with the purpose of approving and assessing various departmental initiatives and impacts. (AM General)
Ø Effectively maintained warehouse inventories resulting in decreased product waste and thus lower overhead costs. (Rapid Design)
Ø Strategically led Asbestos Monitoring Division resulting in increased safety conditions for entire facility. (Michigan Environmental)
Product Engineer, Magna Steyr 2005-2008
Main responsibilities included comprehensive design and development of BIW components, writing supplier bid packages, development and implementation of cost efficient practices related to material design, multi-department collaboration to determine feasibility of projects, as well as numerous other project leadership functions as necessary.
Plant Scheduler, AM General Corporation 2001-2005
Effectively managed and led operations team initiatives as well as developed and implemented technology system designed to decrease cost due to more efficient and expeditious procurement practices.
Additionally responsible for maintaining production on various plant issues such as supplier PPAP levels.
Additional functions as necessary.
Process Engineer, Rapid Design Services 1999-2001
Responsibilities included management of all functions related to procurement of Assembly Plant, conduction thorough analyses of various projects to ensure part modifications are correct, direct oversight and management of procurement process, as well as initiate change order process if necessary.
Additional responsibilities included business development, technical training, various project management and oversight, vendor management, as well as documentation accuracy and dissemination.
Environmental Project Manager, Michigan Environmental Auditors 1986-1999
Primary responsibilities include the engineering and management of asbestos and remediation projects, document creation tasks such as plan specifications, projected timelines and project conclusion reports.
Additionally supervised Quality Control & Quality Assurance programs aimed at ensuring high laboratory standards were maintained at all times.
n B.S. C Engineering Technology, Lawrence Technological University
n Associates Degree C Electrical Engineering Technology, Lawrence Technological University
n Military Experience C Satellite Maintenance & Repair, United States Marine Corp / Camp Pendleton
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