Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly & Finishing
➢ Replaced aging powder coat rack burn-off oven under budget and under schedule, improving effectiveness, increasing capacity by 33%, and decreasing cycle time by 38%. ➢ Developed and implemented a “Pit Crew” set up method for powder coat operation that reduced setup time 47% and resulted in a savings of $71K/year. ➢ Justified and installed a bulk powder feeding system, reducing direct labor and improving consistency of virgin/reclaimed powder ratio. ➢ Conducted thermal profiling of infrared curing ovens to optimize powder cure quality. ➢ Created a new, overall facility layout to optimize process flow through the facility by gathering and analyzing data on processes, products and material flow. ➢ Contributed to implementation of Demand Flow Technology/Lean Manufacturing at Honeoye Falls facility; determined labor and machine capacity, floor space required, Kanban sizing, material storage needs and cell layout. ➢ Co-trained employees in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and 5S; participated in several events. Published monthly in-house newsletter on Kaizen and lean manufacturing.