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Jul 2007Present

Industrial Engineering Co-op

Hendrickson Trucking and Suspension

·Programmed laser and plasma burn files - Create and update all programs for the plasma and laser cutting stations using SigmaNest

·Created Work Instructions - Create work instructions on how to use the Sigma Nest program

·Trained 2 employees on SigmaNest

·Focused of improving steel utilization - Improve steel utilization at plasma and laser cutting stations – cost savings $211K annually

·Led insourcing initiative – focus on parts manufactured outside the plant and investigate the reasonability of bringing them into the plant, concentrate on fabrication process, forecast, and annual spending to create a cost comparison

·Analyzed machine capacities - Determine laser and plasma station capacity with current volumes

·Determined standards - Calculate standard rates for cutting, forming and welding processes

·Facilitated scrap reduction study – Determine cause of scrap on the R-series suspension line, reduce scrap rate from 20% to 0%

·Developed Quotes - Generate quotes for fabrication of new products, includes cutting steel, forming, welding, assembly and labor cost

·Conducted tests - Conducted a pull-force test on safety labels to determine the appropriate heat rating necessary for applying the label immediately after part exits the paint line

·Reduced downtime at machining center - Work on a cross-functional team to reduce downtime at Steering Knuckle Machining Center, Senior Thesis Project

·Facilitated Lean Initiatives - Participate in Kaizen events to move towards a lean workplace

Jul 2005Jun 2007

Mechanical Engineering Co-op

Hendrickson Trucking and Suspension

·Addressed engineering changes - Communicate with outside suppliers to address engineering changes

·Utilitized NX3 Modeling program - Create new models, assemblies, and prints

·Worked on CAD outsourcing with a Chinese supplier – Work with a translator to deliver expectations to the supplier and review prints

·Expanded communication skills working with individuals inside and outside of Hendrickson

·Conducted Fatigue Tests – Utilize test rig, Twin Beam Tester, to verify conversion from dual to single wire welds for suspension beams. Conduct fatigue test on potential outsourced products for military applications.

·Wrote test reports – Explain testing procedure and results

·Revised Engineering Standards - Update new welding process specifications


Jul 2008Sep 2008

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Campbellsville University

Course in Six Sigma, passed Green Belt Certification written exam


Spent two 3 month periods at Hendrickson for each year of the co-op, total of 10 co-op rotations equaling 30 months, 2.5 years of co-op work experience overall


Isaac Ritter


To gain a professional position with a company where my leadership, experience, and knowledge, especially in the area of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, can be used effectively and further developed.


Visual Basic
Drafting - AutoCAD
Program - SigmaNest Create burn files for plasma and laser cutting machine
Unigraphics - Modeling
NX3 and Solid Edge
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Project


Apr 2008Present

Green Belt

Six Sigma