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Summary

Possessing excellent communication skills and having the ability to communicate effectively project requirements and progress to team members, stakeholders and management in a timely and clear fashion.  Highly focused with a consistent track record of successfully meeting yield and quality targets by applying diverse statistical tools.  Project Management Life-cycle experience (Multi-national environment) and strong presentation skills to an audience with a wide range of experience levels.

Easy going by nature, and able to get along with work colleagues and managers. Currently looking for a position of process engineer in a manufacturing facility where quality and teamwork are the driving force for continuous improvement.


Work History

Jan 2015present

Senior Process Engineer (Precision Machining)

Element Six (Shannon, Ireland)
  • Support / Lead improvements projects and product development projects
  • Ensuring work is completed within defined budget, time and quality constraint
  • Monitoring and trending of process data, in combination with statistical tools such as DOE and Minitab, to improve and validate processes and parameters 
  • Identify quality and productivity problems, supporting activities aimed at cost reduction and yield enhancement
  • Developing solution to production problems and customer services as required
Feb 2014Dec 2014

Principal Development Engineer (Micron)

Element Six (Shannon, Ireland)
  • Define the Micron Process using Six Sigma tools
  • Identify material properties and process parameters (process control metrics)
  • Evaluate the process capability and effectiveness
  • Identify areas of improvement and drive continuous improvement actions
  • Establish a control plan according to the best practice standards
  • Develop and update operating procedures and train operators and supervisors accordingly
Aug 2013Jan 2014

Secondment in E6 (Shannon)

Element Six (Shannon, Ireland)
  • Process engineer at Micron Department
  • Give Technical input into production optimization and process yield improvement initiatives
  • Investigate alternatives to current work practices and materials


Jul 2012Jul 2013

Principal Development Engineer

Element Six (Springs, South Africa)
  • Technical responsibility in the Productionisation and Commercialisation of new Fixed Cutters  as well as new Shaped Cutter variants
  • Continuously meet targets by applying statistical processes (lean sigma "process improvement"), design of experiments (DOE) and design for manufacturability
  • Ensure work is completed within defined budget, time and quality constraints and in accordance with established processes, appropriate service standards, practices and procedures


Jul 2011Jun 2012

Shaped Cutter Synthesis Manager

Element Six (Springs, South Africa)
  • Leader of a team focused on developing, manufacturing, and implementing products in the synthetic diamond drilling business servicing oil & gas, mining and construction industries
  • Develop, lead and execute weekly production plans through daily production meetings, and meet the business linearity needs.
  • Analyze requirements and suggest continuous improvements to new and existing processes, procedures and systems in order to improve efficiency
  • Contribute to maintaining equipment in good working condition by complying with the instructions of use and by regular monitoring of the equipment and by warning the maintenance department if needed
  • Define the missions and objectives of workforce and carries out their performance reviews, promote the quality of the work and motivate the personnel, develop their skills to keep abreast of technical developments.
  • Monitor the production quality and quantity, as well as supply based upon demand and customer feedback provided
  • Communicate Effectively project requirements and progress to team members, stakeholders and management in a timely and clear fashion
  • Participate in drawing up safety rules


Jan 2010Jun 2011

Principal Production Engineer

Element Six (Springs, South Africa)
  • Technical Responsibility for manufacturing and quality of Shaped Cutter product
  • Process development of several pcd (polycrystalline diamond) products
  • Member of the team “98% Capsule” with the objective of develop an improved and robust manufacturing process with a consistent yield over 90%
Sep 2006Nov 2009

Technical Manager for PCD Inserts

Smith International (Italy)
  • Attend the meetings for conformity assessment of products
  • Develop new manufacturing methods or identify new materials, in order to decrease the cost involved in the production, and to improve the performances
  • Contribute in the improvement of the quality management system’s efficiency, supplying the RAQ with all the ideas and remarks that I find appropriate and useful
  • Keep and store all the documents related to quality
  • Leader of a team working in different departments; metallurgical and powder lab., engineering and manufacturing (hot pressing and machining operations)
  • Responsible for the quality and performance of new product in manufacturing insert line


Jan 2000Sep 2006

Support Engineer (PCD Insert Manufacturing)

Smith International (Italy)
  • Technical responsibility for Powder and Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Development of materials and process in order to improve insert manufacturing
  • Process Engineer for the insert (EI) facility
  • Design of toolings using Pro-Engineer software


Sep 1999Dec 1999

Research Assistant

University of Trento (Italy)
  • Assistant in the daily work at metallurgical laboratory
  • Preparation of a few scientific articles about powder metallurgy


Education

19891999

Materials Engineering Degree - 110 and laude

University of Trento

Thesis Title: “Mechanisms of plastic strain and damages of various sintered steel” winner of the prize established by Italian Metallurgy Association in year 2000.

19841989

Scientific Maturity - 50/60

Lyceum of Borgo Valsugana

The Scientific Lyceum stresses a scientific-based approach with main focus on science, physics, chemistry and maths for acquisition of skills required for scientific sector of university studies.

Certifications

Sep 2010Jun 2012

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

BMGI
  • Define, design and execute DMAIC projects
  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, mistake proofing and value stream mapping
  • Formulate basic statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs
  • Apply DMAIC to solve business issues and transition projects from phase to phase
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and recognize how to work with leadership
  • Prepare and present project reports and presentations to instructors, peers and management

Personal Skills

  • Languages; Italian (native language) / English fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Motivating colleagues
  • Producing management report
  • Ability to work within a highly matrix-ed business environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Very good MS office skills consisting of Word, Excel and PowerPoint incl.

Technical Skills

  • Background in Powder Metallurgy
  • Knowledge in HPHT (high pressure high temperature) technology (Belt and Cubic presses)
  • Expertise in Metallurgical laboratory’s equipment and procedures for alloy steels and diamond composites
  • Knowledge of lean sigma "process improvement" tools for analysis and solution of problems
    • Lean manufacturing (value stream mapping analysis, Cell design, Pull System)
    • Kepner & Trigoe methodology
    • DOE (design of experiment) and FMEA

References

Available upon request