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Hunter Cox

Continuous Improvement Engineer Emerson Process Management Virgo Valves Inc

Work experience

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Emerson Process Management


Six Sigma Implementation and Training

Acted as change agent integrating continuous improvement initiative and culture by training all levels of employees in various six sigma and integrated lean manufacturing strategies, techniques, and tools, with an emphasis on project and team management at a severe service metal seated ball valve manufacturer.

  • Created and trained technicians on SOP's and safety prevention that led to a 25% decrease in recordable injuries and increased output by ensuring standard work practices.
  • Educated and trained employees on the purpose and benefits of integrating continuous improvement alongside a results driven incentive program ensuring buy-in across all levels, decreasing resistance to change, and resolving conflict.
  • Defined KPIV's eliminating N.V.A. processes across multiple departments, which led to a 5% increase in FPY, reduction of scrap and re-work, increased throughput by over 85%, and improved overall product quality.


Lean Manufacturing

Applied lean manufacturing tools optimizing warehouse layout and organization.

  • Through the application of 6S, visual workplace, SMED, and process mapping, multiple departments experienced a significant decrease in cycle times, wasted movement, and down- time, yielding higher machine utilization and throughput.
  • Measurement System and OEE analysis led to procurement of over 1 million USD in new machinery and QA tools.
  • Conducted failure modes and analysis (FMEA) that provided contingency plans for any potential problems across departments.


Statistical Analysis and Design

Defined, measured, and controlled consumables, automated processes, designed and modified tooling, and restructured workstations to optimize ergonomics and efficiency.

  • Established baseline data and "norms" that led to annual savings of more than $100,000 in wasted diamond lapping paste during first year of employment.
  • Assessed, composed, and implemented CAR's for root cause analysis converting numerous warranties to repairs.

Created data collection and statistical analysis database that enabled production to monitor processes and prevent or catch defects, thus reducing hidden factory costs.


B.S. Industrial Engineering

Southwest Texas State University

Business Management Degree and Math Minor


Aug 2015Oct 2015

Six Sigma Black Belt


Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt


 Lean Six Sigma Integration


  • DMAIC Coaching and Implementation
  • Machine Automation
  • Excel (VBA)
  • Inventory Control
  • Customer requirements focused
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Office
  • Process Improvement and Optimization
  • DOE  
  • Cross-Functional teams
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution / Change Agent
  • Project Management
Statistical Analysis   Management: Team work, Training Manuals,
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Root Cause / Failure Analysis
  • Quality Control
  • Process Simulation
  • Minitab
  • System Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • Control Charts
  • Process Capability and Performance Analysis
  • ROI