Top Senior Manufacturing Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Manufacturing Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.7% of Senior Manufacturing Engineer resumes contained New Product Development as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Manufacturing Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Senior Manufacturing Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Supported company-wide process improvement for legacy products and new product development at designer and manufacturer of semi-conductor test components.
  • Coordinated new product development and introduction as well as program generation and stencil design for Surface Mount Technology equipment.
  • Managed numerous projects in a manufacturing environment, concentrating on continuous process improvement and new product development.
  • Developed 10-year strategy plan for detector operations including new product development, marketing, and management.
  • Oversee manufacturing activity for new product development and collaborate with process engineers to qualify new processes.
  • Developed, purchased, evaluated and transferred manufacturing systems and assembly lines for new product development.
  • Designed manufacturing processes for new product development, utilizing cross-functional team approach and concurrent engineering.
  • Initiated product design changes to support reliability issues and new product development revenue opportunities.
  • Provided program management and manufacturing engineering skills to the New Product Development business segment.
  • Developed new processes to support new product development and manufacturing cost reduction projects.
  • Managed New Product Development that subsequently generated millions of dollars in sales.
  • Improved efficiency of fine media milling processing and enhanced new product development.
  • Participated in new product development teams related to the manufacturing.
  • Assist with new product development including development of product specifications.
  • Project management for new equipment installations and new product development.
  • Serve as operations representative for new product development teams.
  • Represented manufacturing on cross-functional, new product development teams.
  • Participated in new product development through manufacturing.
  • Core team member for new product development on aircraft power conditioning and distribution products in the Electrical Power Systems product line.
  • Provided technical manufacturing engineering support on new product development teams, to minimize the manufacturing costs and launch on schedule.

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2. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Estimated manufacturing costs, determined time standards, recommended tooling and process improvements for new and existing scientific equipment and systems.
  • Coordinate functional interactions such as quality assurance, operations and supplier development as part of product and process improvement teams.
  • Developed and implemented quality system and continuous process improvement to improve yield and enhance operational efficiency of sapphire production.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements that facilitated the consolidation of a two shift manufacturing operation to one shift.
  • Developed and implemented testing procedures and process improvements to ensure compliance with customer specifications and quality assurance standards.
  • Investigate new equipment for current process improvement such as computer controlled fabric cutting to maximize fabric usage.
  • Analyze Statistical Process Monitoring data in order to establish sampling plans and drive process improvements.
  • Ensured root cause analysis of defects and implemented process improvements to eliminate problem recurrence.
  • Conceived, investigated, analyzed, evaluated and recommended new equipment and process improvements.
  • Led process improvement initiatives integrating quality systems test requirements and automated data collections.
  • Monitored and assisted assembly and packaging departments with process improvements and daily operations.
  • Led process improvement efforts for major core commodities within a hydraulics manufacturing facility.
  • Work as team facilitator with supervision and team leaders towards implementing process improvements.
  • Lean manufacturing applications utilizing process improvement and cell design for throughput optimization.
  • Coordinated manufacturing projects, implemented process improvements and completed new equipment acquisitions.
  • Implemented process improvements for manufacturing with cost reduction as a primary goal.
  • Conducted teams for process improvement, housekeeping, production efficiency and achievement.
  • Addressed CAPA's and implemented process improvements to correct inefficient manufacturing practices.
  • Originated process improvements to prevent damage to packaging equipment during plant operations.
  • Process improvements to reduce manufacturing cost as indicated by Non-Conformance Reports.

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3. Test Procedures

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Here's how Test Procedures is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Installed offshore accessory production lines and trained factory personnel in assembly and test procedures.
  • Developed, edited and maintained work instructions documenting system assembly and test procedures.
  • Identified New Product introduction into Manufacturing by generating test procedures and specifications.
  • Developed and released fixtures, test procedures and assembly procedures for manufacturing.
  • Developed manufacturing and test procedures to ensure compliance to specifications.
  • Review current hardware, assembly procedures, integration & test procedures for all SAS programs and identify common and core requirements.
  • Initiated advanced quality acceptance test procedures along with functional test stations, test equipment, integration and final acceptance processes.
  • Created test procedures (TPI) and PM procedures for impedance test fixtures and trained staff in their use.
  • Contributed to developing company standards for process documents, test procedures and maintenance manuals to ensure IS0 9000 compliance.
  • Determined what and where test procedures and inspection points needed to be placed as part of the assembly process.
  • Revamped assembly instructions and test procedures which reduced workmanship and process errors, resulting in higher first pass yields.
  • Managed, reviewed, and wrote process work instructions, test procedures, and all the routing applications.
  • Led new products from design through production, including developing bench, subsystem and system test procedures.
  • Developed, documented and revised system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Designed layouts, work instructions, routers, test procedures, and test equipment.
  • Developed test procedures for systems, subsystems at CM sites and trained their technicians.
  • Performed testing and contributed to the writing of all test procedures for robot sub-assemblies.
  • Reviewed and updated test procedures and Quality Plans for the all product lines.
  • Develop and Improve Production Test Procedures for all assigned Rockwell Collins avionic products.
  • Create and maintain work instructions as needed to document assembly and test procedures.

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4. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Introduced and executed numerous process improvements via electrical and control upgrades, resulting in substantial cost savings throughout the facility.
  • Supported new product and process development, generated cost savings proposals and was responsible for production implementation and follow-on support.
  • Redesigned a cardiac surgical device resulting in yearly cost savings of $400,000 with improved marketability and customer satisfaction.
  • Generated cost savings equal to or greater than annual salary by implementing new processes and improving existing manufacturing processes.
  • Expedited investigations and implementation of Engineering Change Orders and Deviations in Operations, for immediate production cost savings.
  • Generated cost savings and continuous process improvement projects, and provided daily engineering shop support.
  • Managed efficient execution of key projects over cross functional teams resulting in significant cost savings.
  • Designed, implemented, and validated automated assembly achieving cost savings and improved quality.
  • Directed and supervised improvement projects to address quality, manufacturing and cost savings projects.
  • Cost savings and improvements to manufacturing operations associated with this project are substantial.
  • Developed cost savings analysis on proposed changes using Lean manufacturing skills.
  • Designed sockets around common components for cost savings and availability.
  • Submitted recommendations and implemented continuous improvements and cost savings.
  • Generated, developed and implemented cost savings.
  • Reduced rework 35% per week to 2% per month---showing a consistent cost savings of 150K per month.
  • Wave solder defect reduction: Cost savings of $1.5 million resulted from a defect level reduction of 83%.
  • Received Quality Awards in both 2003 & 2004 for cost savings of $300k & $500k per year respectively.
  • Achieved $4M in annual cost savings by relocating material stored at a third party warehouse to internal Aurora location.
  • Project leader for in-sourcing coil programs on two (2) product lines ($1.3M annual cost savings).
  • Cost savings through process/design/material changes resulting in $350K/yr savings with a total of $4.5M savings over 13 years.

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5. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and modified manufacturing assembly lines to transfer new medical equipment technologies and processes to production lines emphasizing continuous quality improvement.
  • Designed universal inline RF Test fixture station, provided fabrication drawings, and implemented automation equipment, balanced assembly lines.
  • Coordinated activities to support forecast/plan/build cycle; specified manufacturing equipment; set-up assembly lines including design and fabrication of fixtures/tooling.
  • Implemented a Demand Flow Technology system that allowed for reduction of inventory and ability to run mix-model assembly lines.
  • Maintain current interconnected/network database of all production phases completed between laboratory and assembly line production personnel on all units.
  • Train manufacturing engineers, assembly operators and quality inspectors Lean Manufacturing techniques to perform continuous improvements in assembly lines.
  • Coordinate new automotive designs and assembly processes with Product Engineering for integration into Plant assembly line.
  • Perform Job Safety Analysis, debugging process procedures and assembly equipment on automated assembly lines.
  • Created Test Protocol and Test Reports verification/validation for new assembly line and components.
  • Collected, analyzed and presented assembly line defect data using Pareto chart presentations.
  • Re-configured and relocated active assembly line while maintaining program cost and schedule objectives.
  • Established and implemented manufacturing process for new products into assembly line.
  • Assisted assembly line supervision in developing and implementing all process improvements.
  • Implemented many new products on existing highly proliferated assembly line.
  • Developed manufacturing processes for mass Production assembly line.
  • Processed changes for improved assembly line efficiency.
  • Project coordinator in the installation of all the Auto Insertion Equipment for a new high volume Printed Circuit Board Assembly line.
  • Reduced troubleshooting time by 70%, while increasing productivity by implementing automated machine data collection on new complex assembly line.
  • Reduced an assembly line footprint by 51% or 8,705 sq-ft while increasing output from 5 to 11 units per day.
  • Documented methods, prepared layouts and worked with team members to install assembly lines to improve part presentation and one-piece flow.

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6. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support and direction for Inertial affiliation phase through ongoing production projects for the military and commercial communities.
  • Provided engineering support and troubleshoot manufacturing problems for printed circuit boards utilizing both Through Hole and Surface Mount Technology.
  • Provided sustaining engineering support for hand-held dental dispensing systems and applicators for 3M restorative and adhesive product lines.
  • Provide manufacturing, engineering support of existing products and the development transfer into manufacturing of new products.
  • Worked closely with production personnel and provided engineering support with regards to machining and product finishing operations.
  • Provided engineering support for the development and qualification of component supplier cost reduction and quality improvement projects.
  • Provided engineering support to the contract manufacturer to troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing process and manufacturing test issues.
  • Provided continuous engineering support to manufacturing for maintaining current level of yield/quality objectives for all products.
  • Provided engineering support to incoming inspection group by actively engaging in the material review board.
  • Provided manufacturing engineering support for the production of linear stapling devices for endoscopic surgery.
  • Provided management and engineering support for the manufacturing of various government solid rocket programs.
  • Provided engineering support to the Supplier Improvement Project by performing quality audits and evaluations.
  • Provided manufacturing engineering support for standard and custom designed snow and ice removal equipment.
  • Review customer specifications and provide manufacturing engineering support to the vacuum sweeper production line.
  • Provided engineering support for the development and production of injection molded implantable components.
  • Provided engineering support to manufacturing personnel within the cable and harness assembly area.
  • Provided manufacturing engineering support and training for new product pilot assembly cell.
  • Provided overall Manufacturing Engineering support with troubleshooting and resolving general production issues.
  • Provided Manufacturing Engineering support to Fabrication, welding and spot welding departments.
  • Provided Manufacturing Engineering support for metal products from design to production.

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7. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Deploy 6 sigma methodology to identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement in manufacturing process and make specific recommendations for adoption.
  • Utilized six sigma and lean manufacturing methodologies to analyze and streamline shoulder tissue anchor driver manufacturing process.
  • Lean Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies used to make successful target completion tasks and customer satisfaction.
  • Analyzed and assessed the feasibility of optimal part production utilizing Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma concepts.
  • Applied Six-Sigma statistical analysis to improve military and semi-con bearing machining, cleaning and finishing operations.
  • Incorporated Lean and Six Sigma Manufacturing Principals into all aspects of the assembly and documentation processes.
  • Characterized critical high volume assembly processes, implementing 6 sigma methods and procedures.
  • Identified and implemented continuous improvement by applying LEAN and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Obtained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification through assembly optimization project completion.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance standards applying Six Sigma standards.
  • Utilize Six Sigma methodology for continuous improvement of assembly process.
  • Utilized Six Sigma methodologies to continuously improve manufacturing processes.
  • Validated new machines in accordance to Six Sigma methodology.
  • Implemented Lean manufacturing methodology and performing Six Sigma projects.
  • Lean Manufacturing six sigma project analyses and implementations.
  • Performed Quality Audits in a 6-sigma environment.
  • Deployed six-sigma techniques to improve quality
  • Earned Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma and held security clearance to perform 4th level repairs to the USN nuclear submarine fleet.
  • Focused on a continuous improvement of processes involved in manufacturing, engineering, and supporting business practices utilizing SIX SIGMA tools.
  • Completed Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification on the H-60M composite spar program and mentored other Black Belts in training.

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8. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Focused on continuous improvement to increase product quality and process efficiency by implementing process monitoring tools to monitor process capability.
  • Implemented various mechanical designs and performed audits at local and overseas manufacturers to ensure high product quality in tooling.
  • Design and implemented small test fixtures that improved product quality and increase productivity efficiently to reduce costs.
  • Developed corrective action plans then validated and verified the results to improve product quality and reliability.
  • Designed and implemented a raw material delivery system focused on kitting to help improve product quality.
  • Led all manufacturing team design activity and made recommendations on design that impacted new product quality.
  • Investigated customer complaints, resolved product quality issues and drove process improvements and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and implement concise manufacturing process descriptions resulting in greater productivity and product quality.
  • Execute continuous product improvement efforts to increase lean manufacturing performance and product quality.
  • Investigated and initiated corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
  • Implemented new equipment and processes that greatly improved lapping capacity and product quality.
  • Heighten productivity and elevate product quality, analyzing and optimizing manufacturing processes.
  • Lead all engineering, manufacturing/production, product quality and plant safety programs.
  • Evaluated and developed new processes that improved product quality and manufacturing productivity.
  • Led cross-functional Six-Sigma teams in product quality improvement design of experiment projects.
  • Designed and installed vision systems for detecting finished product quality characteristics.
  • Implemented SPC quality control processes which significantly improved the product quality.
  • Developed and streamlined processes for efficiency and product quality.
  • Regained ownership of product quality while utilizing company assets.
  • Performed continuous evaluation of product quality / costing.

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9. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Justified, purchased and installed new assembly automation and CNC machining cells-converting batch manufacturing operations to lean.
  • Planned and managed process-improvement projects and supported production methods and processes for manufacturing center and CNC processes.
  • Improved centering/edging process through rewrite of machine manufacturer's parametric CNC control subroutines.
  • Implemented manufacturing cells of CNC machining centers and lathes for productivity improvement.
  • Liaised with production machining management on manufacturing and CNC programming issues.
  • Coordinate the implementation of robotic integration into CNC machining cells.
  • Developed custom CNC Macro programs to simplify repetitive routines.
  • Assisted CNC programmers in ProEngineer Manufacturing.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to Product Designers, Junior Manufacturing Engineers, CNC Programmers, Manufacturing personnel, and Vendors.
  • Coordinate CNC programming, cutting tool selection, tool list generation, fixture design, and inspection plans with internal teams.
  • Project leader for conceptualizing, specifying, and managing a $12 million capital investment in high-precision CNC machining and turning.
  • Implemented safety improvements, installed machine guarding, electric eyes, CNC program, and machinery rebuilds for military wheel trimmer.
  • Evaluated CNC Programs, Fixtures, overall processes, and instructed changes to reduce cycle times by up to 50%.
  • Managed and implemented new product launches of $4.5 million including casting tooling, CNC equipment, and dedicated machining centers.
  • Plan and coordinate consolidation of CNC and punch press equipment from Oklahoma City, OK facility to Buchanan MI facility.
  • Created a spreadsheet that guided and informed foremen, operators and engineers on selection of CNC machines for each application.
  • Support CNC turning, body and contact manufacturing, and a variety of secondary operations including heat treat and annealing.
  • Work with the Quality group to develop and implement process validations for CNC equipment utilized in the Implant Instrument Department.
  • Supervised and developed daily tasks for two manufacturing / industrial engineers, two CNC programmers and two tool room machinists.
  • Justified, procured and implemented, programmed a wide range of CNC equipment to reduce costs and increase capacity.

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10. Corrective Action

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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Investigated customer returns to identify root cause of manufacturing defects and developed irreversible corrective actions to protect customer from further interruptions.
  • Assist manufacturing in determining corrective actions on any process determined to be non-conforming / out-of-control by utilizing 8D principles.
  • Completed daily scheduling of all departmental preventative maintenance activities, corrective action work orders and building maintenance shop activities.
  • Evaluated precision and accuracy of production and testing equipment and engineering drawings to formulate preventive and corrective action plans.
  • Provided immediate corrective action for Saturn productivity issues, including critical torque problems, and supervised plant-wide fixture adjustments.
  • Provide hands on support to manufacturing providing root cause analysis and leadership to production personnel for corrective action.
  • Performed Failure Analyses, provided reports to customers and determined and implemented corrective actions based on findings.
  • Performed field-failure analysis using 8D problem solving process with immediate implementation of corrective actions to build/test process.
  • Submitted Corrective action requests and established systematic process improvement approach at the supplier to reduce/eliminate defects.
  • Analyzed manufacturing defects and customer returned product to determine root cause and implement corrective action.
  • Established acceptance criteria and closed loop corrective action processes, monitoring and ensuring supplier quality.
  • Design and implement appropriate corrective action processes with dissemination of production modifications to staff members.
  • Supported Quality Clinic to Identify Root Cause and implemented positive Corrective Action for non-conforming hardware.
  • Investigate and determine corrective actions for internal and external customer complaints and quality rejections.
  • Devised relational database used to track root cause failure diagnosis and implemented corrective actions.
  • Conducted in analyze non-conforming product and work directly with suppliers to implement corrective actions.
  • Executed corrective action systems and provided technical support/troubleshooting to Operations, suppliers and customers.
  • Investigate operation and process obstacles and initiate corrective action to support quality department.
  • Conducted root-cause analysis and proposed corrective actions for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes.
  • Performed root cause analysis of defects with corrective actions implemented at defect origins.

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11. Fmea

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Here's how Fmea is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Identify potential manufacturing and reliability defects and implementing reliability tools as FMEA, Reliability prediction.
  • Documented risk assessment and generated process FMEA and user requirements specifications to support installation package.
  • Drive continuous improvement through process analysis including PFMEA, risk analysis and capacity modeling.
  • Lead Engineer for the reorganization of several manufacturing operations utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools including 5S, Process Mapping, and PFMEA.
  • Use FMEA techniques, participated on Product Improvement Teams, supported Material Review Board teams and Quality on complex mechanical issues.
  • Performed root cause and correction action for manufacturing issues by utilizing problem solving tools such as 8D analysis and PFMEA's.
  • Support assembly plant activates, FTQ improvements, CIP teams, various documentation including PFMEA, s, Control plans etc
  • Generated all paperwork including CO, Risk Assessment, ECO, FMEA, Verification Test Plans and Results, etc.
  • Developed PFMEA procedures, process specifications and work instructions for various special processes to optimize NPI manufacturing work flow.
  • Coordinated with Quality Engineering and implemented failure investigation techniques including FMEA, to assess root cause of performance delta.
  • Developed line documentation and coordinated cross-functional reviews of PFMEA, Control Plans, Quality Standards and Process Check Sheets.
  • Develop & maintain all production related control documents (PFMEA, work instructions, standard work, etc.)
  • Created, maintained and managed APQP documentation (PFMEA, CP, FAI Inspection documentation, etc).
  • Perform process failure effects and risk analysis (PFMEA) on all changes and improvements for medical manufacturing.
  • Traveled to Japan to review contractor's Manufacturing Quality plan and FMEA studies and to implement inspection documentation.
  • Led a Six Sigma (FMEA) reduction effort that isolated a root cause of transfer line failures.
  • Worked with QA performing FMEA and control plans to ready product for transfer to our Facility in Fargo.
  • Led PFMEA development teams for new production lines, and modified existing PFMEA's to reflect process changes.
  • Created and maintained PFMEA's and (RFA) Capital justification, Poke Yoke, and 5S.
  • Applied Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) tools in the development of Fabrication and Inspection Tooling.

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12. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Served as liaison between the Metallurgy Department and Manufacturing Engineering to lessen cellular interruptions normally due to mid-process heat treatment needs.
  • Support Production supervisor by providing shop with real-time modifications to battery assembly tooling which insured critical path program launch schedules.
  • Subject matter expert and primary liaison between manufacturing and senior leadership team for manufacturing capacity planning across worldwide production network.
  • Track production problems, conduct timely fault isolation and failure analysis existing products manufactured in domestic and international manufacturing facilities.
  • Performed ISO9000 audits, generated audit reports and corrective action reports; conducted follow-up audits and verified corrective action implementation.
  • Served as liaison between Production and Design Engineering departments, coordinating design changes/updates between engineering and manufacturing groups.
  • Developed production output data and displays providing supervisors with visual tools to communicate production levels/goals with team members.
  • Conducted detailed and comprehensive ISO-9001 internal audits, substantially contributing to the company's retaining its certification.
  • Provide direction to Supervisors, Specialists and Operators for production goals, customer requirements and company initiatives.
  • Maintained configuration control of the manufacturing build plan and also acted as liaison between engineering and production.
  • Performed as technical liaison between Customer Business Manager and project team members from all levels of organization.
  • Provided coaching and policy dissemination to supervisor team ensuring fair and consistent application of company policy guidelines.
  • Provided Production Superintendent / Supervisor responsibilities for TiO2 and Gypsum production including budget and production forecasting.
  • Develop and/ or revise manufacturing procedures for new products following Quality Systems Regulations and ISO standards.
  • Collaborated with Production Supervisor in the in-lining projects and implemented 5S methodology in the production line.
  • Directed all technical liaison duties between manufacturing facility and specification developer of implantable medical device.
  • Developed and authored documentation addressing environmental, health and safety concerns and ISO compliance.
  • Maintained computer databases, created environmental team and act as Safety advisory staff Engineer.
  • Participated in ISO-9001 certification & audit and completed all required documentations for the department.
  • Conceptualized, developed, and implemented manufacturing, production, and ISO certification processes/procedures.

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13. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Team facilitator in the LEAN processes, 5s, LEAN interventions and KAIZEN events.
  • LEAN / KAIZEN Manufacturing Cell development & implementation.
  • Participate or lead Kaizen (Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement) events to focus on improvement to the manufacturing process and facility.
  • Traveled to Japan to certify equipment and fixtures and instituted kaizens for design changes and efficiency improvements.
  • Completed PPAP documents as required to include process and vendor capability studies Participated in Kaizen events.
  • Directed factory-wide Lean Manufacturing training, Facilitated Kaizen events, and supported factory specific 5S initiatives.
  • Developed and provided kaizen training and continuous improvement leadership throughout manufacturing and support departments.
  • Achieved 20% productivity increases by utilization of continuous improvement and kaizen events.
  • Participated in multiple Quality Kaizens to continuously improve quality in product lines.
  • Supported and provided training involving various Kaizen and Lean initiatives.
  • Participated in several Kaizen workshops that significantly reduced costs.
  • Instituted Kaizen program into machinery tool repair system.
  • Planned and coordinated Kaizen activities.
  • Conducted Corporate Industrial Engineering/Kaizen Training.
  • Participated in several Kaizen Events.
  • Directed the efforts with Production teams to perform Kaizen events, instill 5s principles, and utilize various Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Lead Kaizen continuous improvement teams and worked extensively with Lean, 5S, visual work place and other continuous improvement methods.
  • Implement the Parker house of lean principles, kaizen, 5S, Kan-Ban for material receiving, developing standardize work instruction.
  • Completed Kaizen Event to increase Coil Area efficiency by reducing 2 operators per shift and reducing hairpin scrap by 35%.
  • Championed numerous Kaizens, pit crews, standard work workshops, time studies, cycle time reductions and continuous improvement projects.

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14. Capital Equipment

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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Generated capital equipment justification and specification requirements.
  • Performed capital equipment purchase justification/cost analysis.
  • Specified and implemented production equipment and processes, purchase capital equipment, trained personnel, developed process documentation and work instructions.
  • Identified need for new capital equipment or manufacturing processes, presented business case to Management, and initiated approved purchases.
  • Provided manufacturing support, led capital equipment projects as Team Leader, planned and directed facility expansion & renovations.
  • Managed project/capital equipment proposal, including justifications and installations of Weld Fixtures, Printing Equipment, and Riveter.
  • Cost analysis, proposal, selection and implementation of capital equipment for manufacturing and plant in general.
  • Design and implement customer specials including control systems and power systems used in semiconductor capital equipment.
  • Prepared proposals and economic justifications for capital equipment, and managed the installations of capital projects.
  • Analyzed and selected Capital Equipment, and developed appropriation request and equipment justifications for key projects.
  • Visualized layout for Manufacturing Engineering Lab, specified and sourced capital equipment, and installed/commissioned machinery.
  • Managed projects to evaluate, analyze and improve existing processes to include capital equipment expenditure installations.
  • Specified, selected and installed automated equipment, develop product cost savings for capital equipment justification.
  • Purchased capital equipment complying with company and product specifications requirements creating time and material estimates.
  • Delivered NPI and sustaining engineering of medical, aerospace and semi-conductor capital equipment product lines.
  • Investigate new process technologies and capital equipment, provide recommendations and ROI calculations as required,
  • Managed projects for major capital equipment, from specification and financial analysis to installation.
  • Determine cost justifications for Capital Equipment purchases and author the Capital Expenditure Requests.
  • Initiate purchase orders for capital equipment and track total expenses against capital authorization.
  • Project management of new capital equipment including robotic weld cells and machining equipment.

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15. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Project Management: Completed new product introduction reviews and designed the manufacturing process from raw material through finishing.
  • Coordinated resolution of engineering and quality issues between design engineering, manufacturing, project management and the customer.
  • Project Management - Balanced 4-6 improvement projects on average, while concurrently responsible for maintaining committed production levels.
  • Project management of capital projects, maintained continuous alignment of project scope with business objectives.
  • Provided technical support and project management tasks as assigned on engineering special projects.
  • Led project management for system installation and PPAP documentation for machining process.
  • Provided engineering & project management support/guidance for assembly related projects and initiatives.
  • Provided Project Management and Budget Management analysis of entire project.
  • Project management in the manufacture of military and commercial projects.
  • Provide project management and APQP responsibility for new product introductions.
  • Project Management from conception to implementation and production release.
  • Project management reporting to top level management staff.
  • Acquired Project Management certification concurrent with project.
  • Project management of tool installations and removals.
  • Project management using outside contractors.
  • Project Management: Worked as lead engineer validating (IQ/ OQ/ PQ) raw materials, new products and new suppliers.
  • Project Management utilizing self-developed and well organized tools which provide for well-defined scopes, tracking and closures of the projects.
  • Project management - project scheduling, cost analyze, compliance and resource planning to complete projects on time.
  • Project management including: budgeting estimating design times, tooling costs and meeting due dates for new products.
  • Used project management skills to implement turnkey program solutions for new equipment used to produce new business product.

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16. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Design and development of improved manufacturing processes for manual and semi-automated assembly of sealed and vented NiCad Cells.
  • Cascade Gasket is a custom compression rubber/silicon gasket manufacturing company for aerospace and general-purpose product companies.
  • Trained assemblers on operation and assembly of electrical, mechanical, refrigeration and cascade refrigeration systems.
  • Design fixtures and tooling for vertical and horizontal machining centers utilizing AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop.
  • Developed manufacturing process sheets using AutoCAD, and designed assembly fixtures for production.
  • Implemented computer-generated assembly instructions using CAD software for mechanical and harness assemblies.
  • Design of equipment and machinery utilizing Auto/CAD and SoildWorks.
  • Designed and implemented corporate-wide equipment installation package using AutoCAD.
  • Designed and Developed Cellular Manufacturing Layout Using AUTOCAD software.
  • Design and develop manufacturing fixtures and tooling using AutoCAD.
  • Developed and maintained process documentation and fixture CAD drawings.
  • Analyzed and drafted electrical schematics in AutoCAD.
  • Designed assembly fixtures and tooling via AutoCAD/SolidWorks.
  • Designed all mechanical systems using AutoCad.
  • Design mechanical assemblies using AutoCAD.
  • Created post processors for specific CNC machine tools for the manufacture of aircraft seating directly from Pro Engineer & CADAM models.
  • Tool Design responsibilities for designing tools, jigs, fixtures and automated equipment for production using AutoCAD, CatiaV4 and SolidWorks.
  • Design and maintain original manufacturing test systems using P-CAD hardware and Visual Basic test software for car audio and video products.
  • Participated in training for: AutoCad 2000, Developing Team Workshop, and Strengthening Your People Skills in The Workplace.
  • Designed manufacturing tooling, fixtures under design or production control using SOLIDWORKS CAD to reduce cost and optimize efficiency.

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17. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Created/updated BOM for product/process enhancement and provided support to production team to reduce defect rate and improve on-time delivery.
  • Developed and facilitated manufacturing process improvements by outlining the required BOM on the Shop Traveler.
  • Performed BOM and documentation reviews/updates using Agile Software.
  • Reviewed blueprints/ ECO's/BOM's/specifications and prepared technical white papers.
  • Identified and proposed recommended solution and disposition of design engineering deficiencies in the manufacturing production line of the B-2 Stealth Bomber.
  • Updated operation planning instructions & MBOM in MRP/OLP (On-Line Planning) /WIRS and Product Data Management (PDM) system.
  • Interfaced with design engineering to provide the BOM and work instructions for aircraft assemblies and structures on all levels of manufacturing.
  • Worked to properly establish BOM for facility as well as provide tooling, testing equipment, and training to employees.
  • Generated documentation for manufacturing test flow, test procedure, structure Bill of Material (BOM), and ECO/MCO/Deviation.
  • Provided and updated Work Instructions, BOM's, and routers for all helmet production (4 product lines).
  • Managed high volume gear production lines including BOM's, routers, machining, ABB Robots, welding and assembly.
  • Supported R&D in preparing BOM, assembly drawings and test methods and transfer product to mass production sites.
  • Maintained and updated BOM (Bill Of Material), reports, control charts, and others products performance.
  • Developed processes for product revision control, BOM generation, ECO distribution, and maintenance of PCB rework instructions.
  • Focus on cost reduction initiatives through redesign and competitive quoting; VAVE, ECO, and BOM analysis.
  • Designed assembly fixtures, developed BOM, work instructions and inspection checklist and provided training to production personnel.
  • Developed and implemented manufacturing plan for the fabrication and assembly of automatic test equipment for the B1 bomber.
  • Created and maintained MBOM, work instructions and tool orders, using PDM, CAPP and VAS systems.
  • Developed the release of new and enhancements to existing products; generate BOM; participated in design reviews.
  • Manage technical changes to existing products through BOM management, ECO, MCO, DCO and deviation processes.

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18. R

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Here's how R is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Trained and qualified production operators in the use of new computer numerically controlled machines and specialized PLC controlled assembly equipment.
  • Generated various technical documentations such as process standard, & specifications, manufacturing process instructions and engineering change notices.
  • Developed assembly methods to comply with Japanese regulatory requirements including specifications for quality of PVC and vinyl materials.
  • Interfaced with design engineering to identify tool requirements for re-tooling and supply requirements for new products.
  • Co-authored the Statement of Work used for all subcontracted Comanche tooling fabrication and quality inspection.
  • Identify, analyze and implement cost reduction and productivity improvement projects in a production environment.
  • Assisted in detailed project/overall program planning/scheduling, delivering all products on contractually scheduled dates.
  • Implemented mold and machine-specific repairs and improvements to increase production of high quality parts.
  • Developed and used production metrics to manage material throughput, quality and personnel productivity.
  • Served as the intermediary among engineering design, quality inspection, and production implementation.
  • Review engineering specifications to maintain knowledge of manufacturing methods, processes and activities.
  • Identified sample size and acceptable error and developed experiments by applying different techniques.
  • Trained staff in the operation of complex production machinery within a manufacturing environment.
  • Designed mechanical tools and fixtures to support prototype and flight hardware manufacturing.
  • Supervised the functioning of manufacturing systems for process improvement and manufacturing processes.
  • Trained and certified to perform equipment corrective and preventative action evaluations.
  • Support bid and proposal activity to ensure material audits are accomplished.
  • Write validation documentation, operating procedures, and preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Generated, modified Manufacturing Process Instructions, and performed manufacturing training.
  • Company chemical hygiene officer in charge of chemical safety and disposal.

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19. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed capital expenditure appropriations, prepared project plans, and organized both internal and external support teams in new equipment installations.
  • Provide technological experience and understanding in the development of all post processors required in the implementation of new equipment purchased.
  • Developed new assembly procedures, operations, and solutions, and provided machinery specifications for new equipment and processes.
  • Trained manufacturing engineers, production supervisors, and operators for in-depth understanding of new equipment and processes.
  • Assume responsibility for the introduction of new equipment making sure that manufacturing personnel are properly trained.
  • Provide training to engineers and operators based on new equipment functionality and/ or validation activities.
  • Manage implementation activities within Equipment Manufacturing for new equipment, part and process introductions.
  • Developed and administered new process specification, installation and qualification of new equipment.
  • Developed documentation and trained production workers and maintenance technicians on the new equipment.
  • Prepared manufacturing costs for new products, and justification of new equipment acquisitions.
  • Directed projects with vendors to procure new equipment designs and gear manufacturing machinery.
  • Improved equipment reliability by designing and building new equipment for Wet Processing.
  • Developed and Initiated machine run requirements and specification for new equipment.
  • Validated and installed new equipment to produce new consumer electronic devices.
  • Assist with new equipment implementation including process writing and operator training.
  • Specified and installed various new equipment related to manufacturing assembly process.
  • Worked with vendors on new equipment installation and existing equipment modifications.
  • Evaluated and incorporated new equipment and materials into production line.
  • Managed specifications and acquisition of new equipment trained technicians and mechanics
  • Consolidated fabrication lines from several sites and introduced new equipment.

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20. Laser

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Here's how Laser is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Introduced laser welding system to hermetically seal Sub-miniature Elapsed Time Indicators, eliminating contamination from flux due to a soldering operation.
  • Engineer accountable for the development and integration of the internally developed Indigo Laser System and GEN04 Harmonic Scalpel Generators.
  • Specified assembly/process machines (laser welders, precision semi-automatic assembly machines, and microelectronic-type assembly equipment).
  • Process engineering of radio frequency electrodes via chemical etching, laser machining and injection molding.
  • Supported production operations for the metal fabrication department which included laser and plasma cutting technologies.
  • Process responsibilities include Laser Weld, mechanical assembly and process monitoring of electrical test data.
  • Created laser laboratory to conduct development projects in nondestructive testing and laser related improvement projects.
  • Developed training procedures for maintenance to stabilize and reduce variability of laser welding process.
  • Received 2003 Boston Scientific Corporation Manufacturing Technology Award for development of laser micro-soldering process.
  • Develop laser weld joint applications of medical devices and integrated automated system for manufacturing.
  • Consult and support other TRW and affiliate manufacturing facilities performing laser welding activities.
  • Provided training for operation and maintenance of laser welding system to operators.
  • Establish processes/methods to standardize and document entire laser assembly and test processes.
  • Developed new laser cutting technology to replace conventional stamping and piercing operations.
  • Developed experience with laser technology through designing/building a major laser weld project.
  • Managed a battery project supporting characterization of a laser weld process.
  • Start up responsibilities to introducing the first laser receiver products domestically.
  • Develop procedures for proper monitoring of production laser welding processes.
  • Implemented automated laser cutting cell into the metal fabrication department.
  • Introduced micro-laser welding reclaim process for aluminum cylinder heads.

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21. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in root-cause analysis and troubleshooting efforts related to product and/or tooling issues; provided technical support to production.
  • Provided technical support to manufacturing relating to heat treatment, and identified equipment issues leading to non-optimal performance.
  • Established relationships with overseas contract manufacturers and provided daily technical support on new and sustaining products and processes.
  • Provided ongoing technical support to manufacturing to ensure process requirements of quality, efficiency and facility optimization.
  • Provided engineering and technical support of the ThermaChoice products introduced into both the domestic and international markets.
  • Provide direct technical support to Production Department related to glass transformation processes and product organization.
  • Provided technical support to all business units for manufacturing, process development and safety improvements.
  • Provided technical support and supervision for TiO2 process conversion projects to maintain continuing operations.
  • Provided technical support and failure analysis for various contract manufacturers and internal production facilities.
  • Provided technical support for Quality Assurance and production line inspectors of incoming materials.
  • Provided technical support for conventional optical fabrication and the development of optical replication technologies
  • Provided technical support for transition of next generation missiles from design to manufacturing.
  • Lead negotiation of subcontracts and provided technical support for production issue resolutions.
  • Space Systems-Salary Technical Support for Mechanical Assembly Lab supporting complex assembly processes.
  • Provided direct customer technical support regarding machinery, validations & packaging.
  • Provide technical support and training for manufacturing operations and service technicians.
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical support for manufacturing and engineering.
  • Provide technical support for manufacturing equipment and assembly processes.
  • Provided technical support and failure analysis report for customers.
  • Provided technical support for production machinery and infrastructure equipment.

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22. SPC

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Here's how SPC is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed production tool tracking system and implemented SPC to provide capability data for trend analysis.
  • Use SPC concepts and methodologies for pinpointing bottlenecks inhibiting optimal productivity.
  • Performed SPC analysis and trending of manufacturing rejects.
  • Implemented Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the assembly of longitudinal vibrators, which reduced rework costs by 20%.
  • Increased productivity in the production area by method improvement; cost reduction; tooling and quality improvement (SPC Method).
  • Analyzed NCR data and developed plan to integrate Infinity QS SPC tool as a NCR trending tool across all Value Streams.
  • Implemented SMT Lean processing tools using OEE (Operating Equipment Efficiency) techniques along with 6-sigma SPC process control tools.
  • Improved quality and reduced rework and scrap by installing SPC charts in every job in the Rubber and Plastic Departments.
  • Set up lean manufacturing, 6 Sigma SPC data collection for these areas, and ISO 9000 requirements.
  • Implemented Statistical Process Control (SPC) to achieve 80-95% first-pass yield rates for propellant machining operations.
  • Performed process validation, risk assessment and statistical process control (SPC) for new and existing produces.
  • Implemented SPC techniques to monitor processes in real time which lead to reduce scrap and increase efficiency.
  • Established lubrication process, documentation, training, and on line SPC (control) monitoring.
  • Develop Statistical Process Control (SPC) solutions and/or other statistical analysis methods of data.
  • Introduced statistical process control (SPC) with a capability study included (CPK).
  • Design tooling for product, Develop detailed manufacturing processes, Improve productivity, Implement SPC concepts
  • Used statistical process control (SPC) method, monitoring process on an ongoing basis.
  • Developed assembly, test and component documentation under GMP, lean manufacturing and SPC guidelines.
  • Monitor suppliers' performance through Process Management Planning (PMP) and SPC reports.
  • Implemented cell manufacturing, SPC, TQM, JIT programs and performed process validation.

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23. MRB

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Here's how MRB is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Collaborate with Quality Engineering on support non-conformance utilizing MRB (Material Review Board) engineering procedures and practices.
  • Provided leadership for MRB/non-conforming material processes and led improvement of those processes to meet customer expectations.
  • Spearheaded to establish engineering MRB repair and rework instructions for non-conforming products.
  • Provide Configuration Management support and participate in MRB process.
  • Perform MRB materials evaluation and disposition.
  • Resolved product and part quality issues through leading the Material Review Board (MRB) and Product Integrity cross-functional groups.
  • Served on Material Review board (MRB), resolving product anomalies, and generating engineering change orders when necessary.
  • Analyzed production issues, non conforming parts, MRB process and implemented product/ process changes that reduced WIP scrap.
  • Support MRB (Material Review Board) QN (Quality Notification) reviews/dispositions by attending as a manufacturing representative.
  • Processed Material Review Board (MRB) requirements for shop planning paper for Non-Conformance Reports and/or Rejection Reports.
  • Redesigned the MRB system to reduce turn around time, capture data for root cause and accurate tracking.
  • Supported manufacturing personnel with quality concerns when product placing into MRB and resolved issues in timely manner.
  • Generated special re-work planning for more complex discrepancy and work with the Customer's MRB for approval.
  • Adhere to company materiel review board (MRB) and quality assurance (QA) procedures.
  • Represented manufacturing at various task team meetings, change control board, MRB, RMA.
  • Developed and setup a program in order to reduce MRB scrape generated in production.
  • Incorporated MRP system for Scheduling, Metallic & Composite Planning, and MRB.
  • Lead MRB process daily with Quality, Supply Chain Management on non-conforming parts.
  • Prepared budget proposals and acted as manufacturing representative to CCB and MRB.
  • Provide support to the MRB function, Special Projects and tiger teams.

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24. DFM

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Here's how DFM is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented Design for Manufacturing (DFM) methodology, which resulted in standardization, improving reliability and cost effectiveness of manufacturing.
  • Perform DFM analysis for customer products
  • Involved in introduction of forerunner of Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) concepts to manufacturing facility.
  • Provided DFM for new products, wrote assembly build instructions, supervised all prototype activities and resolved quality issues.
  • Document all manufacturing design challenges during customer builds and provided recommendations back to the customer (DFM Reports).
  • Attend Product Engineering DFM, DFA, DFMEA, PFMEA, and Quality reviews to provide manufacturing input.
  • Implemented DFM/A, tooling and fixtures, and process setup for 5 new platforms with over 200 products.
  • Guided product engineers in using DFMA methodology to stream line production requirements and improve quality of products.
  • Validated failure modes with DFM analysis tools that resulted in productivity improvement and saved over $85K.
  • Managed cross functional team of suppliers, product engineering, quality and operations to assure DFM/ DFA.
  • Provided DFM/DFA/DFT review and recommendations for PCBA, system assemblies, packaging, and cost reduction.
  • Directed department activities to modify existing designs and improve production techniques based on DFM and Poke-Yoke.
  • Developed test fixtures for new and existing products to be solely focused on DFT and DFM.
  • Led a team to complete DFMEA, DRBFM, and design validation plans for each program.
  • Provide engineering evaluation reports and First Article for new products, including the DFM report.
  • Lead FEA, FMEA and DFM analysis as required, to understand and optimize designs.
  • Lean implementation and automation justification/implementation, ECN's, PFEMA, DFM and production support.
  • Develop and maintain standard inspection plans Conduct Root Cause Analysis, PFMEA, and DFMEA.
  • Establish PCBA design guidelines for engineering team to improve DFM, DFT and DFX.
  • Established standard DFM tools and processes that matured into required hardware design phase checks.

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25. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Develop, evaluates, improves and documents manufacturing processes, develop and implements process control techniques and procedures into manufacturing environments.
  • Ensured the proper level of incoming inspection criteria for incoming supply and manufacturing process control for quality system improvements.
  • Participated in the establishment of GBU divisional productivity, process control, and Quality measurements.
  • Established the functional testing model for statistically validating Critical to Quality process control parameters.
  • Led team that established significant process controls and executed just in time material warehousing.
  • Ensured proper testing by performing statistical data analysis and determining test process control limits.
  • Supported implementation of Process Control systems, networked process planning, and factory simulation
  • Specialized in process control and mechanical inspection of the manufactured parts.
  • Develop process controls metrics, new process development and material/vendor qualifications.
  • Developed manufacturing processes and techniques in alignment with statistical process control.
  • Led welding process monitoring projects toward process control and quality assurance.
  • Drafted, developed and implemented manufacturing procedures and process controls.
  • Developed manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control.
  • Implemented Statistical Process Control in machining and fabrication processes.
  • Implemented statistical process control in all production areas.
  • Implemented remote dial-in capability for process control troubleshooting.
  • Process Control Project: Instituted system and processes to ensure repeatable controls in place for end to end manufacturing.
  • Implemented process controls that eliminated multiple failure modes through vision systems, equipment design and sequence of operation.
  • Provided plant trial support, reactor upgrades, process control upgrades, and improved bag filter life.
  • Lean manufacturing oriented using AIAG core tools for statistical process control following ISO 9001 and TS16949 standards.

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26. SR

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Here's how SR is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Managed all capital mechanical upgrades to an acquired manufacturing facility that was in a state of major disrepair.
  • Developed classroom training and educated 8 Manufacturing Engineers on the Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Coordinated non-standard rework activities with the production schedule to minimize disruption.
  • Established thirty classroom PowerPoint presentations for end user training.
  • Close interaction with foreign military customers such as the UK and Israel to develop batteries and charging systems for the field.
  • Reduced the number of defects by 80% and increased saving in Scrap Repair and Rework (SRR) dollars.
  • Manufacture Planner Sr. for metal bonding: Coordinated and ordered bond fixtures for the autoclave and oven curing.
  • Lead Sr. Manufacturing engineer for overall plant manufacturing and production of configurable AC-DC power supplies and their components.
  • Hired initially as a contract Sr. Manufacturing Planner, I supported the research and development programs.
  • Partnered with Purchasing and suppliers to improve quality, reduce costs, and avoid supply disruptions.
  • Lead SR. Manufacturing Engineer supporting interior and ECS IPT teams on the Premier I aircraft.
  • Process product responsibilities for potted NV-SRAM modules, PC clocks, and Smart Sockets.
  • Installed ASRS in Mast Fabrication to increase efficiency by 18% and reduce manpower.
  • Teamed with Sr. Supply Chain staff to audit and qualify potential vendors worldwide.
  • Assist in establishing an effective level load production schedule with minimal disruptions.
  • Promoted to Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to release more products with new technology.
  • Promoted to Sr. Manufacturing Engineer after line transfer completion.
  • Managed Equipment Maintenance Technician, Sr.
  • Engineer, Plant Engineering and Sr.
  • Supported, assisted, and trained 22 technicians and 7 engineers on QP, IQ, and IQSR's.

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27. Value Stream

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Here's how Value Stream is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Identified opportunities to decrease factory throughput time by 70% by analyzing two years of production data and mapping value stream.
  • Coordinated Value Stream Mapping in the manufacture of products for commercial furniture, architectural lighting, appliance, and medical markets.
  • Organized and ran project to consolidate four accessories work cells into one value stream, reducing floor space by 25%.
  • Reduced manufacturing costs by a projected $80 million over five years by conducting Value Stream Mapping on four major processes.
  • Managed complete value stream transformations for 8 major product lines accounting for 30 % of revenue and 50 % of volume.
  • Participated in Lean Events in Set-up Reduction, One Piece Flow, Value Stream Mapping and Voice of Customer.
  • Lead plant effort to improve work place organization by creating cleanliness value stream map for assembly and machine lines.
  • Initiated Value Stream Mapping project that reduced WIP from 3 days to 2 days across the plant.
  • Pioneered a new role overseeing the entire value stream of production with both technical and supervisory responsibilities.
  • Rearranged all production and sub-assembly value streams in order to improve the overall flow of production.
  • Directed efforts / projects focused on reduction of past due issues within the product value stream.
  • Participated in Value Stream Mapping team to crate Focus Factory Business Unit for 6 Sigma project.
  • Removed MRP (planning function) on 70% of products in Sensors value stream.
  • Developed TO-BE Value Stream to reduce lead time from 60 days to 1 day.
  • Acted as Value Stream Manager for portion of facility for close to a year.
  • Value stream mapped plant soft and hard pinion process as a lean team workshop/exercise.
  • Engineer assigned to the largest Value Stream Linkage Project performed at Crane ChemPharma.
  • Designed, built and implemented labor saving standard tooling into the value stream.
  • Introduced value stream measurements which strengthened workforce and increased awareness of plant goals.
  • Developed Value Stream mapping for high dollar products to enhanced product flow.

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28. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed Accelerated/Normal shelf-life study protocol for sterilized IOL products, per ISO-FDA requirements.
  • Planned and executed inspection preparations for the FDA and other international regulatory agencies.
  • Contract manufacturing and product engineering services for the FDA regulated medical device industry.
  • Managed documentation review and process changes to ensure regulatory compliance FDA requirements.
  • Published FDA compliant manufacturing documents proofread and released into production.
  • Prepare all necessary documentations in accordance with FDA requirements.
  • Authored FDA compliance required manufacturing documentation.
  • Led engineering team to troubleshoot tray and pouch packaging failure and re-engineered packaging procedures for validation and to meet FDA standards.
  • Contributed, as a Lead Team member, to develop and qualify new capabilities and materials to FDA and ASTM standards.
  • Tasked with revamping the assembly specifications to a more user friendly/effective format and at the same time satisfy FDA requirements.
  • Experienced with medical equipment and medical process validations using IQ, CQ, OQ, PQ to meet FDA requirements.
  • Complied with FDA, NSAI, PCE and international regulatory laws/ standards and the company's Code of Conduct.
  • Validated CNC lathes, Ovens, Injection Molding Equipment and other machinery and processes to comply with FDA regulations.
  • Created a dock to stock program that decreased inspection time by 90% while maintaining quality level to FDA standards
  • Validated (IQP, OQP, PQP) new, modified and relocated equipment to meet FDA requirements.
  • Project Manager for a PMA Supplement that resulted in FDA approval without the need for an on-site inspection.
  • Created new equipment specifications, updated and created OMS documents and initiated ECR s in FDA regulated environment.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and FDA regulations.
  • Defended all observations regarding the Machine Center on different audits (internal, FDA, TUV).
  • Directed preventative maintenance program, defined processes for FDA/ISO compliance, defined and conducted process validations.

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29. Process Flow

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Here's how Process Flow is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed manufacturing process flow for new encoder design to meet customer system requirements while adhering to military standards.
  • Designed and implemented process flow and equipment for new production facility using lean and cell based manufacturing.
  • Led cross-functional teams in designing process flow, training and implementing improved manufacturing activities tracking system.
  • Developed Final Assembly Line process flow, tooling requirements and facility layout Project -- Military Transport
  • Rearranged manufacturing and assembly into work centers for increased process flow and flexibility.
  • Determined facility requirements and design floor layouts to ensure efficient process flow.
  • Generate manufacturing instructions and process flow for Printed Circuit Board assembly.
  • Performed process flow analysis for evaluating and improving operating efficiency.
  • Constructed high-efficiency process flow for crystal growth operation.
  • Manage process flow throughout manufacturing facility.
  • Process Flow Layout based upon Lean Manufacturing Techniques & Scrap/Cost Reduction Processes, Continuous Improvement Team Leadership, Control System Integration.
  • Redesigned flow lines in three factories for process flow improvement generating $600,000 savings and $3 million in cost avoidance.
  • Develop detailed process documentation including process flow charts, line layout, time study, line balancing and work instructions.
  • Revised PFMEA, Process Flows, Control Plans and Quality Visual Aids to match the revised production process from pilot.
  • Designed and implemented cross training programs to eliminate bottlenecks in the process flow thus reducing operation downtime by 83%.
  • Refined process flow of $7 million in equipment using Lean techniques to reduce miles of excessive product movement.
  • Generated production planning and established process flow to build the assemblies of sensor, payload and thermal vacuum test.
  • Work with floor support to establish optimum process flow of build packages from requirements, to the work cell.
  • Managed a cross-functional team of 6, while providing strategic support to improve the manufacturing material and process flows.
  • Developed new product design, assembly process flow, tooling (RF welding machines, packaging equipment).

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30. Shop Floor

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Here's how Shop Floor is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Investigated shop floor problems and implemented cost reduction programs by revising work instructions and improving/creating assembly tools.
  • Provide shop floor engineering support on technical quality issues surrounding procured product.
  • Developed shop floor operation and setup instructions for QS9000 certification.
  • Provide technical oversight to reconcile shop floor manufacturing issues.
  • Implemented cellular manufacturing process to shop floor.
  • Implemented electronic work instructions for shop floor operators, saving over 6 man hours daily and allowing for easier document control.
  • Instituted technician rotational position within team which created a career path from the shop floor to the manufacturing engineering position.
  • Shop floor Productivity Improvements - Established line balance, sequence of operations, and work standards to implement one-piece flow.
  • Developed processes and CNC programs using HMS CAPP Computer Aided Process Program which provided documented processes for the shop floor.
  • Provide daily support for all design and technical issues that arise on the shop floor in assembly and machining work centers
  • Included establishing equipment and tooling requirements, facility design, development of work instructions and training shop floor personnel.
  • Trained my replacement, CNC Programmer as well as associates on the shop floor in Kentucky during the transition.
  • Support the manufacturing shop floor activities on daily basis, reducing lead times by identifying and improving bottleneck operations.
  • Planned, directed, and coordinated Lean 5S methodology on shop floor that resulted of increasing the manufacturing productivity.
  • Work on the shop floor and be interactive with machinist, tool maker, and other support groups.
  • Manage, prioritize and support schedules and work flow for manufacturing (production shop floor and assembly).
  • Revise paper work (on the shop floor) as required in order to expedite production line flow.
  • Work with shop floor machinist to procure proper tooling, material handling devices, and other manufacturing supplies.
  • Work with management and shop floor employees to determine process waste and equipment needs to increasing profitability.
  • Develop and implement LEAN-manufacturing systems such as Standard Work (SOP's) for the shop floor.

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31. ECO

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Here's how ECO is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Executed several Six Sigma tools (measurement system analysis, variation decomposition, and screening experiments) to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluated existing bearing designs and made recommendations in design changes to improve process or product specifications by submitting Engineering Change Requests.
  • Integrated Service Department functions (complaint analysis, preventive maintenance) into manufacturing Reconditioned Products line for Class 2 medical devices.
  • Recommended and helped implement means to improve area's operation including quality enhancements, safety improvements, and cost reductions.
  • Recommend and implement resolutions including analysis and consideration of new innovations in materials, machinery and manufacturing processing techniques.
  • Evaluated current production activities and make recommendations for improvement and assisted in budget preparation and monitor expenses and profitability.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and implement strategies to provide manufacturing process solutions to meet production quality and economic requirements.
  • Design, develop, recommend and implement projects which result in safety improvements and/or equipment OEE and reliability improvements.
  • Received several Corporate Awards in recognition of my contributions as team leader as well as individual contributor.
  • Supported production by responding to planning errors related to Operation Inspection Records installations through Windows Operating Systems.
  • Led effort to analyze product configuration and recommend quality improvement and cost reduction opportunities through sourcing changes.
  • Interviewed and recommended candidates for operations director and maintenance staff positions in the Shanghai, China facility.
  • Analyzed current operation and made recommendations to management regarding changes to improve expense and cost control.
  • Used specialized knowledge and expertise to make recommendations for performance improvement in the grinding department.
  • Perform new equipment research and recommendation activities, prepared proposals, and handled procurement.
  • Recognized by the customers for successfully performed failure analysis of systems and robotic products.
  • Lead value stream mapping exercises to determine and record business improvement areas and implementation.
  • Recommended and approved tooling, and reviewed manufacturing drawings and engineering change notices.
  • Provided recommendation as needed to best utilize manufacturing equipment and assembly process techniques.
  • Reviewed customer returned products to identify product deficiencies and recommended revisions when necessary.

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32. MFG

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Here's how MFG is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered persuasive presentations used for training (mfg and quality subjects) and acquisition recommendations.
  • Provide operational leadership to support the Westinghouse Manufacturing System implementation at NuCrane Mfg.
  • Developed a complex lot tracking/reject analysis software to significantly improve control of mfg.
  • Designed complex airfoils, forgings, dies and related mfg tooling and hardware for the Aerospace and power generation industries.
  • Created the model by using the VAS (Team Center Professional software) to implement in the mfg plan.
  • Designed unique Mfg cell to reduction of production cost, time & labor and improvement of quality & productivity.
  • Key Responsibilities include: *Process yield and Product Improvements, Product transfer from R&D into Mfg.
  • Provided manufacturing engineering support and guidance for the introduction of processes, equipment and tooling technology into mfg.
  • Worked with customer engineers, Performed Cost Estimating, New Product Introduction, Process Development, Mfg.
  • Developed a large networked Preventive Maintenance database for all mfg., workshop, and facility needs.
  • Support learning curve MFG Supervisor and Operators, until line is meting production rates.
  • ACE Pilot (Lean Mfg Lead) - MRB Reviews/Corrective Actions Process Certification Project Lead
  • Developed tools, methods and equipment for sub-micron filter assembly (clean-room mfg).
  • Coordinated 5S, Lean Mfg., cell design, second sourced connector/cable and components.
  • Initiated and implemented Process Control Plan process in the MFG with quality counterpart.
  • Lead Mfg Eng to manage transfer activity to CM sites around the world.
  • Developed mfg methods and process, establish time studies, design mfg.
  • Provided manufacturing documentation and line support in a clean room mfg.
  • Implement Routers for all tools and input into MRP system Mfg/Pro.
  • Execute new protocols, installation and operations qualifications for MFG services.

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33. Capital Projects

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Here's how Capital Projects is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Executed capital projects, including new equipment qualification, for productivity increases and facility improvements based on GMP compliance drivers.
  • Supervised machine maintenance engineering technician and associate engineering technician in the development and implementation of CIP and capital projects.
  • Implemented capital projects at sites worldwide, including involvement in annual operating planning and implementation.
  • Reported to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager Responsible for plant wide equipment improvements and capital projects.
  • Managed capital projects, including scope definition, cost estimates and engineering timetables.
  • Served as project manager for all capital projects utilizing Microsoft Project Manager.
  • Managed capital projects through from justification/inception through introduction to production and beyond.
  • Develop capital budget proposals for capital projects, process and product improvements.
  • Developed Major Capital Projects; Tracking and monitoring project objectives.
  • Manage capital projects from appropriations approval to production implementation.
  • Lead capital projects in Hybrid electronic assembly operations.
  • Managed capital projects and coordinated contractor services.
  • Led numerous expense and capital projects ($5K - $3M) to improve process quality, reliability and safety.
  • Key duties included conceptualizing, justifying, and implementing capital projects for this 1M square foot manufacturing facility with 2,500 employees.
  • Managed $500K+ in manufacturing capital projects and $250k in plant expenditures in support of the above responsibilities and initiatives.
  • Project Manager of capital projects leading cross functional teams to specify & execute tooling, facility, & safety improvements.
  • Create capital projects that help the organization meet KPI goals as established by the Business Unit Strategic yearly plan.
  • Collaborate with management to justify and execute capital projects from $5,000 to $5 million to a schedule.
  • Justified, authored, and implemented several cost saving capital projects which involved re-design, and new tooling.
  • Manage capital projects from initial estimate to PPAP in a lean manufacturing environment with high speed CNC equipment.

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34. Design Changes

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Here's how Design Changes is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed root cause analysis and identified primary structural design changes necessary to eliminate chronic manufacturing defects using CATIA V5.
  • Identified design related manufacturing and quality problems during development phase and worked with design group to implement design changes.
  • Authored quality engineering reports that improved production yields by analysis calculations, test and design changes.
  • Lead interdepartmental team to implement CENELEC approvals-major design changes into production on schedule.
  • Performed electronic circuit analysis, developed and implemented product design changes.
  • Provided manufacturing input to design changes for continuous improvement.
  • Reviewed and approved engineering design changes.
  • Collaborated with Tool Design to properly coordinate design changes of tools with other parts and provide necessary information for the design.
  • Introduced new products and product design changes into manufacturing of automated equipment used for the dispensing of medication and medical supplies.
  • Recommended process design changes while optimizing the cost to 14% from 20% and producing with improved quality.
  • Initial build of new products, design changes of new products, expediting of machined parts and electronics.
  • Supported Field Service Engineers by replicating failure modes and implementing product/process design changes to overcome field issue.
  • Negotiate change schedules, incorporate engineering design changes, salvage actions and initiate work around as required.
  • Provided engineering support to PCBA manufacturers with design changes, component selection, and schematic changes.
  • Involved with processes for safety improvement, quality improvement, cost reduction, or design changes.
  • Initiate and implement product design changes to improve quality, reduce cost, and increase productivity.
  • Initiated engineering design changes to reduce cost, improve quality, and make service easier.
  • Supported Customer Service with design changes to existing products for customers with site specific requirements.
  • Prepared post-build reports and provided design feedback to customers, resulting in some design changes.
  • Coordinated with design group in resolving design changes, revisions and relevant problems.

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35. Production Equipment

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Here's how Production Equipment is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinate the design and fabrication of custom production tooling and specify and procure capital production equipment and consumables.
  • Designed, validated and executed test protocols to verify operation of new and upgraded production equipment.
  • Performed updates/debugging on various Allen Bradley PLC programs that incorporated a variety of different production equipment/processes.
  • Established Equipment Management Program for suitability, preventive maintenance, and calibration of production equipment.
  • Managed installation, qualification and ramp of production equipment, including large automated production lines.
  • Generated proposals for product/process improvements, obtained capital for mold tooling and production equipment.
  • Participate in the upgrading and modernization of production equipment and facilities.
  • Solicited quotations from equipment vendors and selected vendor for production equipment.
  • Monitored and implemented procedural requirements for production equipment and processes.
  • Managed and led electrical and mechanical installation of production equipment.
  • Developed maintenance schedules and procedures for all production equipment.
  • Managed quality and process validations of new production equipment.
  • Insure operational health of production equipment through preventative maintenance.
  • Purchased/implemented custom production equipment for assembly areas.
  • Qualified and purchased new production equipment.
  • Maintain calibration of all production equipment.
  • Supported manufacturing on existing production equipment.
  • Specify and ordering production equipment.
  • Devised and implemented methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
  • Support facilities worldwide (China, Hungary, Switzerland, Mexico) on diverse production equipment (mainly EOL machinery).

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36. Capa

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Here's how Capa is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed capacity analysis and manpower requirements
  • Lean manufacturing initiatives producing over $1 million in annual savings through process improvements, material cost reduction and increased capabilities.
  • Assured that performance criteria are met with respect to product specifications, process capability, GMP requirements and company reliability standards.
  • Eliminated non-contractual overtime while meeting volume requirements for customer by implementing 3 manufacturing lean cells providing additional coil on plug capacity.
  • Worked with Process Engineering in supporting process control and process development, specifically in the areas of quality and equipment capability.
  • Developed facility Lean Manufacturing plan to increase strategic capacity of forming and fabrication area at a 3,000 employee manufacturing plant.
  • Improved manufacturing process, equipment, production design, tools or machines and methods to ensure maximum manufacturing capability.
  • Selected, justified, purchased and started- up automation equipment resulting in increased capacity improved quality and productivity.
  • Motivated technical personnel to resolve manufacturing issues resulting in a 10% improvement in shop efficiency and capacity.
  • Specify and document technology/equipment parameters to insure the process is capable of meeting or exceeding established quality specifications.
  • Developed manpower forecasting model for the entire plant capable of determining optimal manpower levels for multiple production scenarios.
  • Facilitate new customer introduction including DFM analysis and labor quoting as well as determination of individual facility capabilities.
  • Generated process specifications and maintenance manuals, performed production capacity and failure analysis, and scheduled production.
  • Investigate technical capabilities of manufacturing products, processes, and equipment for application at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
  • Traveled to several Southeast Asian countries auditing manufacturing plants and vendors, assessing tooling and equipment capabilities.
  • Designed capacitance checking system that eliminated the use of damaged components in exhaust oxygen sensor assembly.
  • Determined focus areas that were critical tactical bottlenecks and coordinated needed resources and capacity expansion efforts.
  • Researched the capability of Brooks all region repair service centers to provide useful information for management.
  • Assisted procurement departments with the qualification of new vendors to provide risk mitigation and additional capacity.
  • Participated extensively in both the investigation and documentation of Process related Customer Complaints (CAPA).

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37. DOE

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Here's how DOE is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed product concepts to meet customer specifications and performed verification through prototyping, analysis and DOE testing.
  • Run DOE/correlations required for packaging process validations.
  • Experience in the use of FMEA, DOE, Cause and Effect and Parametric Analysis tools for CAPA and NCR investigations.
  • Performed FA (failure analysis), DOE (design of experiments) to find root causes and manufacturing defects.
  • Conducted DOE to identify the significant factors that led to defects associated with corrosion, caused from the soldering process.
  • Perform design of experiments (DOE) on several processes to obtain the best and optimum set up.
  • Lead efforts in the use of design of experiments (DOE) methodology and other process improvement tools.
  • Performed new equipment installation qualification (IQ) and performed numerous process validations (OQ/PQ) using DOE.
  • Modified proof tester fixture's gripping to effectively function and does not break to prevent line down.
  • Doubled the yield for a DOD legacy product by performing DOE to reduce in process variances.
  • Qualified and validated the processes using Min/Max and DOE to optimize the process and process capability.
  • Lowered quality problems and cost by over 10% with design of experiments (DOE).
  • Provided hands-on troubleshooting and assisted with process improvements (DOE / SPC / PFMEA).
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis and DOE with regards to adhesive tape and bonding composition process.
  • Developed DOE to reduce defective parts from 130,000 ppm to less than 1 ppm.
  • Utilized NWAQA SPC software packages and JMP for DOE's and process analysis.
  • Developed process windows with DOE for new product and performed process capability study.
  • Worked closely with research and design group, prepared and run DOE.
  • Executed Design of Experiments (DOE) and analysis using JMP software.
  • Perform Engineering Studies using Design of Experiments (DOE) methods.

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38. Kanban

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Here's how Kanban is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Result: 50% reduction in work in process inventory levels by developing initial KANBAN systems for all component inventories.
  • Set up production line for new products, supported KANBAN system, Supermarket and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Set up JIT, KANBAN and VMI material management methods.
  • Utilized the latest techniques in J.I.T., KANBAN, and KAIZEN philosophies.
  • Implemented Kanban system as part of Lean manufacturing analysis; interfaced with IT to troubleshoot erroneous computerized material transactions.
  • Eliminated repurchasing of unnecessary wire stock by creating an inventory database and implementing a Kanban shelving system.
  • Implemented Lean, Kanban system in telephone assembly, improving productivity and eliminating staging.
  • Developed Purchasing improvements including Kanban system to improve inventory logistics.
  • Determined Kanban inventory quantities and visual point-of-use material storage.
  • Helped develop a kanban system for material management.
  • Developed kitting techniques to sequence and deliver material to the production area that improved internal kanban fulfillment by over 22%.
  • Led tree Kanban Teams to implement one piece flow in valve assemble and electrical controls cells and tank assemble department.
  • Trained related personnel to method improvement, KANBAN techniques, Lean Manufacturing, Programs and set-ups multi axis CNC machines.
  • Created workstations for the flow line including setting up the Kanban Bins and the tool stations with shadow boards.
  • Conducted audits of Kanban, 5s and implemented the techniques in bringing out the results with cost effective ways.
  • Grant the production line evolution from a Pushed System to a Synchronized System using LEAN tools (Kanban).
  • Improved equipment downtime by 20% by designing and installing computerized spare parts inventory Kanban system and storage layout.
  • Designed and successfully implemented a Kanban system for PCBA, cabinet assembly, and system integration.
  • Supported introduction of Kanban 2 bin parts system for continuous flow of components to Manufacturing.
  • Incorporated World-Class Manufacturing concepts such as Just In Time, Kanbans into 3 business units.

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39. New Processes

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Here's how New Processes is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Directed manufacturing engineers and technical support personnel in the development of new processes and the optimization of existing manufacturing processes.
  • Developed new processes procedure, operators training matrix, preventive maintenance documents and manufacturing instructions.
  • Developed new processes for current production utilizing new tooling resulting in labor savings.
  • Incorporate new processes and manufacturing methods, improve existing operations.
  • Develop operating and maintenance guidelines and procedures for new processes.
  • Incorporated new processes and methods, improved exiting operations.
  • Instituted new processes and solved production issues effectively.
  • Research and develop new processes and technologies that result in improved quality, robustness, productivity, and/or reduced costs.
  • Work with Marketing to maximize margins on new products Design or provide final approval for new processes and tooling.
  • Designed new processes for production flow and assisted in scheduling the shop floor, contributing to increased efficiency.
  • Provide engineering and technical support for the installation, debug and set up of tooling on new processes.
  • Develop survey tools and assessment methods to maintain or improve customer satisfaction and evaluate needs for new processes.
  • Push Lean enterprise to new projects and trained employees the same where new processes needed quickly and smoothly.
  • Justified and purchased CNC lathes and mills; followed through with installation and prove out of new processes.
  • Lowered parts stocks by 40% increasing reuse and repair of equipment with new processes and training.
  • Applied Lean concepts in new processes to ensure high profit margins, high quality, and standardization.
  • Created several new processes to start the new In-house Refurbishment Program for seven current product lines.
  • Research and implement new processes to improve the quality, eliminate waste and mistake proof processes.
  • Created new processes required for product manufacture, including work process authoring on a per-product basis.
  • Create new processes, design, appropriate and implement tooling and troubleshoot problems within the plant.

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40. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Recommended improvements to Process Sheets and Work Instructions for assembly associates using SolidWorks software.
  • Designed machine work-holding and assembly fixtures in SolidWorks.
  • Used SolidWorks to design three new vibration welding tools for blood filters, meeting requirements for allowable deflection and maximum mass.
  • Generated production and assembly procedures using SOLIDWORKS exploded views and VISIO, facilitating smooth transition from prototype build to full-scale production.
  • Utilized SolidWorks to create solid models that components were manufactured from, models developed from customer prints.
  • Used SolidWorks to design and create jigs and fixtures for CNC milling and turning centers.
  • Designed testing fixtures for various products using Capture SolidWorks 14.
  • Finalize drawings for final revision release in SolidWorks format.
  • Designed production parts and detailed drawings in SolidWorks.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Agile and SolidWorks.
  • Designed a pneumatic lid press using SolidWorks.
  • Redesigned tooling and manufacturing equipment for enhanced production through the use of Solidworks.
  • Developed and designed tooling fixtures using Solidworks.
  • Machine design utilizing Solidworks solid modeling software.
  • Created and Modified Designs in Solidworks to document test fixtures, update drawings and designs and create new parts in manufacturing.
  • Design custom assembly fixtures using Solidworks and work closely with the test group to assist in defining necessary test fixtures.
  • Improved repeatability and significantly reduced cycle times with design of manufacturing and test fixtures for several new products using SOLIDWORKS.
  • Updated optical module manual operating procedure with Solidworks/ECR and maintained quality, reliability, and cycle time standards.
  • Used SolidWorks to design tooling for several different processes for Cell-Freeze Generation II cryogenic freezing bags.
  • Develop production sequence/routings, work instructions, and CNC process drawings using SolidWorks.

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41. Production Floor

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Here's how Production Floor is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Created installation instructions and trained the production floor on customer requested player tracking peripherals.
  • Supervised production floor planning and logistics for large semiconductor facility.
  • Assist production floor personnel with technical issues encountered during production.
  • Designed production floor layout for manufacturing process optimization.
  • Provided manufacturing support to production floor.
  • Manage contract electronic assembly production floor.
  • Supported IPT team on the production floor with design engineers, quality engineers, technicians and inspectors resolving daily technical issues.
  • Generate and maintain detailed work instruction & control plans for the production floor, project management for new and current processes.
  • Streamlined manufacturing processes on production floor utilizing Value Engineering principles aimed at optimizing yield, cost, and throughput.
  • Documented Manufacturing Process Instructions and supervised non-human use builds on the production floor tracking yields and scrap information.
  • Developed business process, and online computer databases for change requests on production floor and at outsource suppliers.
  • Coordinated research and development engineering, service support engineers, sales and production floor of high-tech industrial companies.
  • Assisted in the development of online databases to track manufacturing issues on production floor and at suppliers.
  • Addressed related issues arising on the production floor via use of in-house Global Quality Management System.
  • Supported associates on the production floor with manufacturing engineering including new tooling, fixtures and equipment.
  • Diagnosed daily process problems and addressed customer issues by implementing corrective actions to the production floor.
  • Apply Lean concepts on production floor to increase productivity and reduce set-ups and scrap levels.
  • Provided assembler, quality assurance inspector, and electrical tester training to the production floor.
  • Evaluate new tools, fixtures, equipment and processes for introduction to the production floor.
  • Led a $3.3M project to redesign the production floor, utilizing Six Sigma tools.

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42. PLC

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Here's how PLC is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Designed & fabricated PLC-controlled, automated high-vacuum processing equipment which increased productivity by over 500% while reducing defects.
  • Integrated PLC with existing systems for reduced time-to-operation, and improved integration with worldwide systems standards.
  • Designed, programmed and implemented automated testing station (using HMI's, PLC's, controllers, etc.).
  • Improved quality with innovative assembly, molding, automation, and process enhancements: PID, PLC, and robotics.
  • Support maintenance group activities on advanced troubleshooting processes (PLC, vision systems, robots programming and tooling improving/developments).
  • Designed and developed PLC controlled pneumatic wire bending jig; saving manufacturing 400 hours labor per month.
  • Used sensors and digital timers to interface machines; also worked with PLC's and pneumatic logic.
  • Maintain control side of all PLC systems by upgrading control - able to reduce down time.
  • Designed and implemented a PLC controlled device to automatically eject parts from a hard tool punch.
  • Implemented new I/O for PLC input and connected to the material execution system and the line.
  • Developed, tested and implemented PLC based control programs to operate automated production line systems.
  • Specialized Skills; (Includes some from Nuclear Submarine systems) *Allen Bradley PLC controls.
  • Update RFE (Request for Engineer) status matrix and report status weekly to PLC.
  • Trained electricians on Ethernet, AB PLC to laptop communications, PLC logic and trouble-shooting.
  • Redesigned tooling, reprogrammed PLC on hydraulic press - reduce damage to parts.
  • Create new Mitsubishi PLC and HMI touchscreen programs for new and existing equipment.
  • Use Allen Bradley PLC programming knowledge and equipment to improve lean manufacturing processes.
  • Conduct training for maintenance and engineering personnel on robotics and PLC issues.
  • Designed tooling, fixtures and PLC logic, completed equipment installation qualification.
  • Designed and Installed PLC Controlled Nuclear Fuel Production Machines and systems.

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43. Plant Layout

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Here's how Plant Layout is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated contractors and maintenance for several plant consolidation projects, which included modifying plant layouts and relocating other heavy equipment.
  • Developed and improved manufacturing processes to include plant layout, process flow and inventory management.
  • Developed new plant layouts, process flows and eliminated manufacturing bottlenecks.
  • Designed plant layout in accordance to Lean Manufacturing methodology.
  • Initiated inventory reduction strategy studies * Conducted time studies * Began implementation of Lean Manufacturing methods into plant layouts and flow.
  • Plant layout utilizing, tact times, one piece flow, raw material flow and support department for lean manufacturing.
  • Created Solid Works 3D and Pro-Engineer drawings for friction stir welding tooling, process work instructions and plant layout.
  • Designed and coordinated constantly evolving plant layout that would alter each time production rates changed for various product lines.
  • Created new Plant layout, and set up process cells for Landing Gear, and MRO Valves department.
  • Provide plant layouts and a resource for plant historical information to support the maintenance and plant engineering departments.
  • Performed Industrial Engineering tasks such as time studies, labor analysis, SPC, plant layouts, capacity.
  • Designed plant layout of production areas to support point of use inventory and demand pull production systems.
  • Analyzed plant layout / production process and developed plans for new incoming molds and upcoming jobs.
  • Utilize Pro-E 3D CAD and AutoCad 2D CAD software for product design and plant layouts.
  • Implement processes, ergonomic and quality improvements and maintain current and propose future plant layouts.
  • Designed and implemented plant layout and material flow for new product line using Auto CAD.
  • Designed plant layout to increase capacity of antenna production from 75k to 150k/per week.
  • Analyzed floor capacity, designed workstation and floor plant layout to maximum production requirements.
  • Developed and implemented plant layout and facilities requirements for all equipment and work centers.
  • Developed plant layouts and product flow of goods from internal and external sources.

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44. Production Processes

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Here's how Production Processes is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts through utilization of lean principles to increase efficiency of production processes.
  • Recommend appropriate production processes and provided daily process and manufacturing engineering support to production.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Recommend, specify and implement improvements to production processes, methods and mechanical equipment.
  • Support manufacturing and all production processes including process improvements from a technical aspect.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for production processes using Lean Manufacturing methods.
  • Monitored and adjust production processes or equipment to ensure quality production and productivity.
  • Leveraged SPC and statistical methods for evaluating production processes and development projects.
  • Developed production processes, purchased manufacturing equipment, fixtures and tools.
  • Developed and redesigned experimental processes into stable ongoing production processes.
  • Review customer requirements/designs and develop production processes to ensure compliance.
  • Developed and implemented new production processes and process controls.
  • Conduct methods analysis to improve productivity and production processes.
  • Coordinated production processes and personnel for prototype phases.
  • Supervised staff of 2 in defining production processes and maintaining clean room HVAC, pressure air, and purified water systems.
  • Created & maintained manufacturing production processes and in process testing for the PC25 200kW and PC35 150kW fuel cell power plant.
  • Analyzed production processes and tooling of Ford Tier 1, GMC, and Chrysler parts supplier for machinery refurbishment planning.
  • Convert the production processes from traditional systems (lots) to pull systems (one by one piece).
  • Developed manufacturing methods and production processes, selection of tooling, and definition of costs required to implement.
  • Analyze the manufacturing methods, production processes and also the production schedule involved in delivering the project.

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45. Failure Analysis

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Here's how Failure Analysis is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed component characteristics testing, field failure root-cause failure analysis, and supported new product Engineering Qualification System Test.
  • Created the material review board and implemented failure analysis software, incorporating customer service feedback.
  • Provided reports on failure analysis, non-conformance issues and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Investigated, analyzed, and performed failure analysis on customer complaints.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing floor including failure analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Performed failure analysis and improved bonding processes utilizing design of experiments.
  • Generated failure analysis summary for publication to managers and vendors.
  • Provided customer support and failure analysis for transducer products.
  • Performed failure analysis on defective assembly/component issues.
  • Performed in-process and final inspection failure analysis.
  • Completed failure analysis requests using root-cause analysis.
  • Performed failure analysis and improved bonding processes.
  • Performed pilot line failure analysis.
  • Led team of 2 manufacturing engineers and 3 technicians in performance of daily failure analysis and reporting of results to management.
  • Conduct Failure Analysis on failed units using CSAM, 3D-Xray, SEM, EDX & Cross section.
  • Performed for products and RMA Failure Analysis (FA); and identify the failure root causes.
  • Perform failure analysis (FA) determining the root cause of equipment failures on returned products.
  • Generated process, procedures, conducted failure analysis, instituted standard cost calculations and KPI's.
  • Created Work Instructions (WI), process routing, discrepancy and failure analysis reports.
  • Supported Field Service Technicians to evaluate and write failure analysis reports for returned products.

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46. Validation Protocols

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Here's how Validation Protocols is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Generate technical documentation, including detailed GMP work instructions, equipment specifications, technical reports, and validation protocols.
  • Developed, implemented, and executed validation protocols resulting from cost savings and product improvement programs.
  • Write Validation protocols and assure proper execution and gather data to write Validation report.
  • Author and execute equipment qualification & process validation protocols and reports.
  • Created and executed validation protocols for equipment and services.
  • Developed validation protocols, executed testing and created reports.
  • Developed qualification/validation protocols for new and existing medical equipment.
  • Developed detailed manufacturing instructions and validation protocols.
  • Review and execute process validation protocols.
  • Develop and execute validation protocols (FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ) of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Trained personnel in procedures, special production orders, deviations, validation protocols, CAPARS and equipment qualifications.
  • Draft and execute validation protocols and document change orders for the implementation of new control systems.
  • Prepare and execute validation protocols, purchase orders, work orders and all project associated paperwork.
  • Execute validation protocols for process changes and generate/update electrical drawings (AutoCAD Electrical 2010).
  • Worked on all the validation protocols and resolved a CAPA related to shipping damage.
  • Create and execute IQ, OQ and PQ validation protocols.
  • Created and executed IQ/OQ and Process Validation protocols.
  • Developed and executed validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Worked closely with Regulatory and Quality departments to develop, write and execute validation protocols following regulations and guidelines affecting IVDs.
  • Authored numerous SOPs, Equipment Validation protocols, QC House Specifications.

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47. SMT

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Here's how SMT is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Developed Manufacturing Engineering Procedures on assembly equipment operation and trained operators on use of equipment to ensure optimal SMT line operation.
  • Design component level testing units to identify non-functional components during SMT process prior to be submitted to Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Collaborate with SMT Production Line Manager to resolve difficult unit problems by modifying manufacturing procedures to reduce expenditures.
  • Developed standard time and productivity measurements for SMT operations.
  • Managed SMT manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Managed prototype SMT builds including scheduling and readiness, test development and factory readiness issues from prototype through high volume production.
  • Provided engineering expertise in the area of SMT, through hole of printed circuit board processing and box build assembly.
  • Experience as Product Launch Manufacturing Engineer, NPI Process Engineer and SMT Process Engineer supporting world-wide production sites.
  • Work closely with customer engineers to ensure that PCB designs were compatible with SMT pick & place equipment.
  • Provided engineering support to 10 production lines (SMT-PCB, box-build) of Class II medical devices.
  • Implement changes/improvements based in 6 sigma tools to SMT and Medical processes (corporate / local).
  • Specialized in circuit board manufacturing process engineering with an emphasis in surface mount technology (SMT).
  • Spearheaded the conversion of surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing processes from lead to lead-free processes.
  • Originated SMT Department layouts, specified SMT components, setup, programmed and maintained SMT equipment.
  • Performed studies to reduce variability and improve throughput of the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) process
  • Gained hands-on expertise in prototyping, design/builds, SMT equipment installation, and complex troubleshooting.
  • Reduced product average SMT solder defects from 560 to 103 DPMO per work order.
  • Awarded Honeywell Technical Achievement Award - Develop Fine Pitch SMT process for Boeing 777 electronics
  • Provided process support for Wave, SMT Placement, Press Fit, and Maintenance.
  • Design and procure all manufacturing tooling for SMT, mechanical and box build assemblies.

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48. Iq/Oq/Pq

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Here's how Iq/Oq/Pq is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Performed IQ/OQ/PQ to validate molded components and processes by following customer protocols or self developed protocols and completed OQ/PQ validation reports.
  • Developed and executed IQ/OQ/PQ for equipment qualifications for multiple platforms including automated assembly equipment and ultrasonic welders.
  • Authored and executed process validation, IQ/OQ/PQ and fixture/tooling verification protocols.
  • Define validation approach, manage engineers, develop protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) and assist in validation executions across multiple product lines.
  • Developed qualification protocols and performed R&R testing (IQ/OQ/PQ) for impedance test fixture.
  • Acted as primary engineering resource for development, review and approval of IQ/OQ/PQ and TMV documents.
  • Lead process and equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) and Test Method Validation (TMV) activities.
  • Joint effort with marketing and R&D to develop IQ/OQ/PQ templates across 4 Product launches.
  • Performed qualifications for hardware and winding process (IQ/OQ/PQ) along with software qualification.
  • Perform validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) of system equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Developed qualification protocols IQ/OQ/PQ/PPQ, for the equipment and processes.
  • Perform and coordinate IQ/OQ/PQ activities for product and technology transfers.
  • Conducted qualifications of equipment and process validation (IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Author and execute IQ/OQ/PQ documents and protocols.
  • Performed process qualifications; COMM/IQ/OQ/PQ.

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49. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Improved machine shop asset utilization by 20% through better time-management and better equipment utilization.
  • Coordinated preventative maintenance operations for CNC and injection molding equipment in company's machine shop.
  • Provided manufacturing engineering support to machine shop.
  • Managed machine shop and fabrication department.
  • Re-designed and reorganized machine shop.
  • Served as technical liaison for the company's machine shop, including the purchase of the companies first two CNC machines.
  • Coordinated contract manufacturers including PCB assembly, instruments, machine shops, welding, powder-coating, heat-treating, anodizing, etc.
  • Team Leader of Five S audit team with four team members which conducted audits in Assembly, Machine shop and offices.
  • Eliminated approximately 90% of vendor spare parts and service contracts by using third-party machine shops and extensively training in-house staff.
  • Work with welders and machinist in the machine shop to verify all machining and welding are done to customer satisfaction.
  • Assisted machine shop with creation and implementation of shop aids and assigned tooling needed to restrain product during milling operations.
  • Worked with machine shops, heat treat facilities, internal engineers, and technicians to update specifications for parts.
  • Designed mechanical fixtures for the assembly floor, mechanical components of final test fixtures and machine shop fixtures.
  • Installed and trained operators and supervisors on new production control and machine scheduling software for the machine shop.
  • Served as Senior Process Engineer with responsibilities for the Production Machine shop, Assembly, and Molding operations.
  • Provide technical support to production, machine shop OEM and CNC equipment repairs, and preventive maintenance.
  • Trained machine shop staff in geometric tolerance, blue print reading, and utilization of inspection tool
  • Coordinate & interface with vendors and machine shops, vendor qualifications, inspection methodology, SAP.
  • Experience working with machine shops to design and build jigs, fixtures, and machines.
  • Machine shop experience with CNC and machine tool metal cutting, programming and manufacturing assembly.

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50. Engineering Changes

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Here's how Engineering Changes is used in Senior Manufacturing Engineer jobs:
  • Monitor production operations and implement procedures, processes and engineering changes that improve efficiency and quality.
  • Approved engineering releases, analyzed individual engineering changes and developed the optimal implementation plan.
  • Managed, coordinated and implemented engineering changes within budgets, timing and customer specifications.
  • Incorporate engineering changes, estimate machine parts and optimize existing operation Sheets.
  • Generated Process Sheets and Technical Bulletins and initiated and supported Engineering Changes.
  • Generated Engineering Changes and Manufacturing process improvements as hardware matured.
  • Incorporated engineering changes, process improvements and product upgrades.
  • Controlled and incorporated engineering changes for pilot product.
  • Served as technical liaison regarding customer engineering changes.
  • Identify manufacturing process improvements and engineering changes.
  • Served as primary contact for key client, Ford Motor Company, on all engineering changes and process improvements.
  • Developed and maintained the MFG routing, bill of materials, tool standards and process updates and engineering changes.
  • Conduct validation and implement engineering changes, resolve product non-conformance issues and improve first-pass yield for Service.
  • Developed alternate suppliers, approved samples, wrote engineering changes, saving $38k through improved sourcing.
  • Developed and implemented process and product improvements and submitted changes per EC (Engineering Changes).
  • Developed tool plans for new tools and rework tool orders in conjunction with engineering changes.
  • Implemented over 300 Engineering Changes Requests (material, process, documentation, etc).
  • Estimated engineering changes and flow of new parts using SAP Project Builder software.
  • Worked with Fabrication and tooling group to implement engineering changes for various parts.
  • Project Leader for implementing various Engineering Changes (EC's) in Manufacturing.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer

New Product Development22.6%
Process Improvement8.8%
Test Procedures8.4%
Cost Savings7.2%
Assembly Line5.6%
Engineering Support5%
Sigma4%
Product Quality3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Manufacturing Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
New Product Development
New Product Development
16.7%
16.7%
2
2
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
6.5%
6.5%
3
3
Test Procedures
Test Procedures
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Engineering Support
Engineering Support
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Sigma
Sigma
2.9%
2.9%
8
8
Product Quality
Product Quality
2.8%
2.8%
9
9
CNC
CNC
2.7%
2.7%
10
10
Corrective Action
Corrective Action
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Fmea
Fmea
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
ISO
ISO
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Kaizen
Kaizen
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Capital Equipment
Capital Equipment
2%
2%
15
15
Project Management
Project Management
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
CAD
CAD
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
BOM
BOM
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
R
R
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
New Equipment
New Equipment
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Laser
Laser
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
SPC
SPC
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
MRB
MRB
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
DFM
DFM
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Process Control
Process Control
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
SR
SR
1%
1%
27
27
Value Stream
Value Stream
1%
1%
28
28
FDA
FDA
1%
1%
29
29
Process Flow
Process Flow
1%
1%
30
30
Shop Floor
Shop Floor
1%
1%
31
31
ECO
ECO
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
MFG
MFG
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Capital Projects
Capital Projects
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Design Changes
Design Changes
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Production Equipment
Production Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Capa
Capa
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
DOE
DOE
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Kanban
Kanban
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
New Processes
New Processes
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Solidworks
Solidworks
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Production Floor
Production Floor
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
PLC
PLC
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Plant Layout
Plant Layout
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Production Processes
Production Processes
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Failure Analysis
Failure Analysis
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Validation Protocols
Validation Protocols
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
SMT
SMT
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Iq/Oq/Pq
Iq/Oq/Pq
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Engineering Changes
Engineering Changes
0.6%
0.6%

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