Rick Salgado

Rick Salgado

Areas of Expertise

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • MasterCAM
  • Management
  • CNC and Conventional Mill/ Lathe Machine Work
  • Precision Measurement Tools
  • Welding, MIG, TIG, Arc, Aluminum, Steel
  • Excel, Word, MS Project, Power Point, Photoshop, Visio
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English and Spanish

Accomplishment

Constructed several alternative inventory layouts using AutoCAD to streamline inventory and production control activities. The selected layout was calculated to save 66% of the time required to kit materials.

Reduced lead time by 40% on a $160,000 project resulting in prioritizing of process improvement projects.

Created a productivity monitoring system for the CNC mill operators which provided information for Pareto analysis. The visual management techniques implemented improved productivity 15%.

Reduced warranty expenses 20% by implementing standardized warranty procedure.

Summary

A positive, motivated individual with hands on experience in industrial processes, drafting, and engineering.  Familiar with aluminum casting, welding, sheet metal forming, and tooling design. Experiences in quality control management such as first article inspection, precision measurement instruments, calibration, documentation, and root cause analysis. Applied industrial engineering techniques such as 5S, layout planning, standard time, productivity monitoring systems, and visual management.  Proficient with various computer engineering programs, office programs, and visual presentation programs. Received Bachelors in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from California State University Long Beach.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Present

Maintenance Engineer

American Renolit Corp. LA
  • Manage maintenance work records to ISO 9000 standards
  • Organized shop layout and spare parts storage layout to improve efficiency
  • Established spare parts and supplies inventory systems using computerized and kanban methods
  • Improved preventive maintenance and reactive maintenance documentation and scheduling
  •  Procurement of repair parts and supplies
  • Communicated specifications to contractors and vendors
  • Reduced unscheduled maintenance down time from 9% to 3%  
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011

Manufacturing Process Engineer/ Project Manager

B/E Aerospace
  • Created project plans and reported status updates to customer
  • Communicated with vendors on deadlines and quality requirements
  • Liaison between mechanical design group and vendors
  • Identify & solve issues between production & engineering resulting in reduced lead time
  • Implemented CNC shop resource utilization tracking system to monitor productivity
  • Centralized inventory layout design
  • Quality Control- measurement, documentation, statistical analysis
  • Identification and resolution of process capacity constraints and issues
  • Created Pareto analysis of major process constraints and issues
  • Managed and audited advanced proprietary 5S system
  • Monitored Oven and Dip Brazing processes
  • Clean Line Chemical Etch and Ultrasonic Degreaser
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011

Assistant Store Manager

O'reilly Auto Parts
  • Sales and Management
  • ASE Parts Certified 
Jun 2007 - Dec 2008

Design Drafter

Visionaire Lighting LLC
  • Created manufacturing drawings, part/assembly drawings in SolidWorks and AutoCAD programs
  • Tooling, fixture design
  • Created written procedure for work processes
  • Identify & solve issues between production & engineering resulting in reduced lead time
  • Used proprietary MRP system to create bills of materials for new products and plan production
  • Designed structural and decorative components
  • Designed cast aluminum parts, sheet metal parts, and bent tube parts

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

SolidWorks

SolidWorks, COSMOS, Part, Assemblies, Stress Analysis 

Presentation Software

Excel for data presentation, tables, graph PhotoShop, PowerPoint, for creating visual aid and signage Visio for flowcharts and project schedualing

Measurement

Brown and Sharp height gauge, calipers, micrometers, plug gauge, thread gauge, CMM, optical comparator      

Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal- CNC punching, Forming, Break press Welding- Aluminum, Steel, Tooling Tube bending    

Compsite Material Lay Up

Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Woven, Mat, Filament

AutoCAD

AutoCAD, Inventor