Tammy S

Engineer - 15 Years of Experience - Near 27834



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Qualifications for Design Engineering Management / Mechanical Design Engineer / Packaging Engineer and Project Management Profile Detail-oriented, solutions-driven professional with sixteen years of experience serving as a Mechanical/Packaging Design Engineer within a variety of manufacturing environments. Has produced over 2.0 million dollars in annual savings in packaging cost reductions. Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work individually or collaboratively to achieve goals. Adept in managing project teams of as many as 12 people. Offers strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Microsoft applications, and Cape Pack or TOPS software. Also completed Solid Works software and E-Plan training. Professional Highlights Project Management: * Certified PMP (Project Management Professional). Certification obtained August 2017. * Managed packaging upgrade projects valued at up to $8,000,000, including performing machine design and plant layout. * Managed installation and start up of multiple new production lines. Managed multi-million dollar projects that were completed on time and under budget. * Spearheaded several packaging projects to foster improved ergonomic conditions as well as more cost-efficient production. * Developed for a boat manufacturer technical training programs and manuals that addressed lamination and assembly, among other topics. * Served for one year as a company safety leader within a 100-employee company provided leadership to the safety committee and handled all safety issues. * Presently working for a company that offered TPS training. Completed Toyota Production System training and have participated on a Green Belt team for elimination of bag defects. Also, for a six month period was a Trap Line Owner for an under pad production line working with Kaizen Newspapers and continuous improvement. Process Improvement: * Spearheaded centerline alignment efforts for production line converters, boosting the reliability of production lines by as much as 20%. * Collaborated with floor technicians to develop enhanced designs and upgrades. * Cut shipping and case costs by $150K annually by designing and installing new compression units. * Designed new packaging and specified new packaging sizes, reducing packaging costs by thousands of dollars while providing a more efficient manufacturing process. * Worked with suppliers to identify best options and cost savings on raw materials for packaging. Made changes to bag film which saved $400,000 annually. * Completed re-design on Joa stacking equipment that reduced changeover time by over 30 minutes and increased uptime/reliability of equipment. * Managed a project to install on line case printing equipment that saved over $500,000 annually due to inventory reduction and case volume discounts. * Have done plant layout and equipment specifications in packaging on new production lines. Completed installation of a new production line and packing equipment that created a 60% improvement on unit load quantities. Career Track Domtar - Personal Care Division Packaging & Mech. Design Engineer/Project Manager 2002 to Present Develops specifications for new packaging equipment in addition to upgrades for existing equipment. Designs mechanical components, change parts, and upgraded parts for industrial converting and packaging equipment. Prepares project estimates and capital expenditure requests (CERs) for large packaging and converting projects. Coordinates the construction lifecycle for all packaging-related projects, directing the efforts of as many as 30 employees during construction. Provides training and start up support of all new equipment. Manages temporary labor/labor hours for packaging support. Qualifies and manages large raw material conversions for packaging, working with film, bag, and case suppliers such as Pliant, Crystal Print, Coast, Expedx, Smurfitt Stone, and Inland. Works with packaging equipment from such companies as JOA, Optima, Ilapak, Texwrap, Blueprint Automation, Shankling, Cloosterman's, Belcor, Foxjet, Videojet, Intelligrated, Columbia, Wexxar, Mettler Toledo/Safeline, and San Fab. The East Group Engineering P.A. Mechanical / Machine Designer 1996 to 2002 Worked in a variety of facilities as an engineering contractor for such companies as Procter & Gamble, Grady White Boats, Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, and Weyerhauser. Designed machines, parts, and components for industrial packing and converting equipment. Created test plans and procedures for product handling in addition to accumulation processes for industrial packing equipment. Developed mechanical drive systems and ducting/piping layouts for new production lines. Performed vibration analysis of process air, dust control, and trim removal fans/blowers conducted flow and pressure analysis of vacuum and waste removal systems for converting lines. Upgraded existing equipment, providing installation and construction support. Analyzed manufacturing process flows and time studies. Prepared plant/office layout plans as well as project cost estimations and project presentations. Created new plant layout and production flow for Grady White Boats. Taff Office Equipment Co. Assistant Manager / Designer 1993 to 1996 Provided commercial businesses and hospitals with furniture and architectural layout design services. Ordered all equipment and furniture in addition to specifying all hardware and electrical components required for installation. Scheduled warehouse furniture delivery. Handled furniture and installation billing for commercial clients as well as damaged shipment claims. Installed panel systems. Academic and Professional Credentials Master's in Business Administration (MBA) With concentration in Project Management Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)