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Work experience

July 2016Present

Manufacturing Engineer

Precision Coatings, Inc.

Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement, and overall product efficiencies.

Implement process improvements, apply working knowledge

Working with a cross-functional team to create and execute action plans in conjunction with corporate goals and objectives.

Carrying out employee training and problem resolution with focus in the manufacturing department.

Assisting in the procurement, installation, and implementation of capital equipment in excess of $500,000.

Assisting in scheduling process for mixing, coating,  and converting equipment for multiple products.

Working with supply chain to ensure raw material procurement in a .

Creating and revising quality system documents, including Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions. 

Working with customers to ensure timely delivery of quality product 

Jun 2010July 2016

Process Engineer

Corium International

Developing and implementing manufacturing processes in a pharmaceutical plant from concept through production. Focus on coating and mixing processes in a cGMP environment.

Managing specific project deliverables on time and within budget working with a project team of peers.

Planning process development trials, Design of Experiments, writing development plans, and managing material and equipment demands.

Conducting statistical analysis and process optimization on trial results and summarizing findings in technical reports.

Executing development and clinical production on pilot and commercial scale equipment.

Creating and revising quality system documents, including Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions. 

Providing support for production runs, including troubleshooting equipment and manufacturing events.

Leading and supporting Continuous Improvement Projects (CIPs) and Corrective/Preventive Actions (CAPAs).

Providing support for regulatory submissions, FDA responses and audits.

Education

Sep 2005May 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering 

Michigan State University

President of the Society of Plastic Engineers (2009-2010)

Treasurer of the Society of Plastic Engineers (2008-2009)

Skills

Microsoft Excel
Minitab

Certification Class in Process Validation

Microsoft Visio/Microsoft Project
Pilot/Commercial Scale Coating Lines

Designed and ran processes on coating lines

Pilot/Commercial Scale Mixing Equipment

Designed and ran processes, programmed recipes into mixing UI