Frank S

Product Design Engineer - Near 29698


Product Design Engineer


Greenville, SC

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New Product Program Management, Product Engineering or Senior Quality Management position where I can utilize my demonstrated abilities in advanced product and process planning, new program and product launch management, customer management, quality planning, cost analysis and supply base development. Qualified By: More than 20 years of new Program, Quality, Product, Process and NC Tool Design Management in a wide variety of advanced engineering, manufacturing, assembly and value stream environments, most recently with a global market leader of Automotive Seating Systems, highlighted by: * Product Engineering, Product and Quality Management for global Automotive Seating Systems Supplier aimed at Quality-Driven solutions that get at systemic root-causes of new product, process and supplier quality problems on Vehicle and JIT Seating Systems. Product Management skills include: * Launch management of new Products, Tools and Assembly Processes. * Quality management, including APQP, PPAPs, DFMEAs and PFMEAs. * Product Attribute Measurement, Gaging, Inspection and Auditing. * Reverse Engineering, DFM/A and CATIA V5 CAD / CAM Design Software. * Understanding and use of BMW Product Engineering Standards. * German as native language. Served with distinction and honor in the German National Army for 12 months in 1991 and 1992. * Successfully completed advanced college preparatory and technical vocation training as Tool and Die Maker in Germany. Ongoing training in engineering product design equivalent to Engineering college degree in United States. * Automotive Design Technical Management Skills include: * Experience in Auditing quality systems. * Tool, Die and Fixture design and build experience. * Coordinate Measuring Machine Operation and Management (VERISURF CM CATS CM, METROLOG XG3 CM, PC DIMIS CM). * Portable measuring systems ( ROMER / FARO ARMS). * Scanning solutions ( PERCEPTRON SCANNER/SCANWORKS SOFTWARE). * Scanning software (GEOMAGIC STUDIO, GEOMAGIC QUALIFY). * Microsoft Office applications. * Product management of CAD files, technical drawings, reading and drafting. * Engineering change creation, processing and release management. * Supervision and Training of engineering-driven tooling and processes. * Automotive Vehicle System Program Management Skills include: * Formulates and implements phases of a project within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion target dates. * Produces designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available. * Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage, facilitates selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation and performance. Frank Schmidt Bertrand US - Greenville SC- April 2012 to present: Module Leader at BMW Responsibilities include: * Program Design Engineer managing modules KD, KF, KG * Advanced Product and Quality Planning on new and current vehicle programs. * Engineering change management * GWK management and resulting problem solving Module Leader Accomplishments included: * Reduction in GWK prognoses. * Reduction in GWK costs. * Reduction in customer complaints Faurecia Automotive Systems - Fountain Inn, SC -April 2008 to April 2012: Senior Program Engineer for JIT Seating Systems Facility for BMW vehicles. Responsibilities include: * Program Design Engineer on Customer, Seating and Supplier Product Design and Quality issues for Seating Systems Manufacturing and Assembly. * Advanced Product and Quality Planning on new and freshened vehicle launch programs. * DFMEAs, PFMEAs, Product Tear Downs and Engineering Change Management.8Ds, Senior Program Engineer Manager Accomplishments included: * Deep Dive Assessment with Customer (BMW) on Interim and Permanent Corrective Actions on Seating System product, assembly, quality and cost issues. * Customer Liaison and coordination of engineering requirements between Europe and United States. * Managed on-time and under-budget launches on numerous product engineering changes.





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