Manufacturing Engineering “All-Star” #45271

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”

This week’s Manufacturing Engineering “All-Star” was thrown to the wolves and ended up leading the pack within his manufacturing organization.

As a junior manufacturing engineer, this “All-Star” was literally thrown into the welding and fabrication team.  To learn the ropes and become comfortable working with the fabricators and welders in the shop, he was trained in MIG and TIG welding.  Eventually, he got weld certified and learned to troubleshoot robotic welding cell programs and gained experience applying Six Sigma tools to address quality related issues.

As this engineer gained confidence and experience, he was tasked with leading new capital equipment acquisition and commissioning projects within the plant.  Over time, he became Six Sigma certified and started leading projects where he applied the Six Sigma and lean methods he learned to improve quality, safety, productivity and reduce costs in the plant.  Eventually, this engineer was promoted to manufacturing engineering manager at the plant where he ended up leading a team of manufacturing engineers with an emphasis on continuous improvement within the plant.

Unfortunately his facility was closed and this Manufacturing Engineering “All-Star” is now on the market and looking to be thrown again to the wolves in a new manufacturing engineering role.  He’s on the “hunt” to find the right next manufacturing career opportunity to be “thrown to the wolves” with a new organization.  I don’t expect it will be long before he’s leading the pack within a new manufacturing team.   

Please give me a call or email to schedule a 10 minute conversation to discuss how this Manufacturing Engineering “All-Star” can help you strengthen your manufacturing engineering team. 

Senior Manufacturing Engineer/Manufacturing Engineering Manager-Machinery, #45271

-14 years in roles of increasing responsibility as manufacturing engineer, senior manufacturing engineer, and engineering manager
-Reduced rework by 37% through Kaizen improvement projects in assembly, paint and test departments
-Developed and implemented a Kan Ban system to decrease production time and reduce lead times
-Improved product quality and reduced costs by developing a new tool to improve a metal cutting operation
-Developed a gap gauge to check dimensions of fabrications during inspection process
-Proficient using AutoCAD for facility layout and tooling design
-Six Sigma Green Belt trained and certified
-Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Northern Illinois University