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Quality Engineer Resume

Batavia, IL

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Fourteen years of experience in an injection molding company as a Quality Engineer, Production Planner, Material Control Supervisor, Purchasing Manager, Planning Manager, Material Control Manager, Industrial Engineering Manager, and Automation Engineering Manager. Participated in several process improvement and cost savings initiatives.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Manager of: Purchasing & Planning

Confidential,Batavia, IL.
January 2009 – June 2011

  • Responsible for the supervision of 3 buyers and 4 planners.
  • Responsible for quoting and procuring both import and domestic commodities.
  • Began a cost reduction program in the purchasing department where we have reduced lead times and lot sizes while staying at or below current prices. This was done through coordinated win-win partnerships with current and new suppliers.
  • Implemented a product life cycle review program that focuses on both procurement and production quantities that provided better customer service by reducing finish good stock outs without increasing inventories of finish goods or WIP.
  • Was a Team leader in the implementation and conversion from our old BPCS ERP/MRP system to the new SolorSoft’s ERP/MRP system.
Manager of: Material Control, Planning, Industrial Engineering and Automation Engineering

Confidential,Batavia, IL.
June 2006 – January 2009

  • Responsible for the budget of four departments.
  • Implemented Lotus notes workflow for the engineering change notice (ECN) process.
  • Implemented a team concept within IE and AE in order to improve communication in the development of new products.
  • Work with automation fabricators when developing automation equipment.
  • Specified and managed multiple projects outlining specifications, budget, and time.
  • Drove cost reduction and labor reduction efforts.
  • Worked with the Financial Controller to split up the overhead allocation into specific categories in order to better identify overhead cost so that cost reduction efforts could be made.
  • Implemented a PM process for the automation maintenance department.
  • Increase up time on the automation equipment through the use of root cause analysis on repair work.
Material Control & Planning Manager

Confidential,Batavia, IL.
September 2004-June 2006

  • Work with the forecasting manager to implement a replenishment and consolidation build strategy to manage finish good inventory.
  • Work with the purchasing department to coordinate procurement strategies in order to reduce inventory levels and still support production schedules.
  • Developed an EOQ model in order to assist in determining minimum build quantities for unique items.
  • Combined the efforts of material control and planning to identify pre-build items and the required storage space based on production and warehouse capacity.
  • Implemented a pull approach in order to reduce WIP inventory levels.
  • Reduced the required amount of warehouse square footage by adding stackable racking in order to utilize vertical warehouse space.
Material Control Supervisor

Confidential,Batavia, IL.
March 2004-September 2004

  • Supervised 3 shifts with 9 Assistant Supervisors and 39 Material controllers.
  • Brought the inventory item accuracy up from 40% to 85% in 4 months.
  • Brought the location accuracy up from 30% to 95% in 4 months.
  • Developed a daily pick list for assistant supervisors and forklift drivers.
  • Improved the process flow for daily requirements from the warehouse to the manufacturing floor.
  • Reduced each shifts staffing by 2 people through process improvements.
  • Eliminated stock outs at work-cells with improved process flow and directed pick list.
Production Planner

Confidential,Batavia, IL.
April 1999- March 2004

  • Planned the production schedule for 70 molding Machines and work-cells based on a season forecast and limited capacity.
  • Reviewed and maintained MRP data.
  • Monitored on hand inventory to maintain a JIT approach to manufactured items.
  • Implemented i2 Factory Planner for master scheduling and capacity planning.
  • Implemented a plant floor monitoring system called NPE (Full Metrix).
  • Developed a BOM structure that would allow the use of family tool/part scheduling.

Labor Supervisor
Confidential,Batavia, IL.
September 1998-April 1999

  • Implemented a team structure in the molding department.
  • Transitioned assembly operations from an assembly line concept to cell manufacturing.
  • Monitored labor efficiencies and productivity.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Confidential,Batavia, IL.
September 1997 – September 1998

  • New product first article reviews.
  • Daily production audits.
  • New products testing.

Director Of Youth Ministries
Confidential,Dekalb IL
September 1995 - September 2000

EDUCATION

BS, Industrial Technology
MS, Industrial Management
APICS - CPIM

SKILLS

BPCS, MRP, ERP, i2 Factory Planner, MS office, Lotus Notes, Mattec, Six Sigma, 5S, APICS member

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