Skilled Trades Talent Report | West Michigan

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Talent Strategy Skilled Trades

CNC Machinist

  • 3, 4, and 5 Axis machine operation and set up.
  • Ability to program at the controller (G&M).
  • GD&T experience.
  • Print reading.
  • Both turning and milling experience.
  • Light repair and PM work for machines.

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Managed a full-range of manufacturing engineering initiatives through a 19-member team of engineers, and technicians including sheet metal offline programmers and the quality department.
  • Accountabilities included plant layout, procurement of new equipment, implementing and reviewing
  • Operational policies and procedures, continuous improvement maximizing efficiency and revenue, and assisting with equipment troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for a $7 Million budget for multiple capital
  • Created layouts for better flow of product in Sheet Metal, Wood Shop, Refrigeration, and final assembly.
  • Managed multi-million-dollar projects including suppliers, utilities, and resources.
  • Partnered with engineers creating engineering standards and limitations ensuring production of products, establishing design for manufacturability standards.
  • Directed the purchase of a fiber laser with a material handler tower allowing for better
    efficiency in the laser cutting department, saving over $1M yearly in outsourcing costs and a
  • New lay line and hot press for the wood plant, saving over $500K per year.
  • Oversaw the purchase of four press brakes, tooling, offline programming software and a
    deburring machine improving efficiency by over 40%.
  • Created work instructions for assembly of the HMO display cases.
  • Developed the offline programming process for sheet metal press brakes.
  • Standardized on two punches and three dies for press bakes improving efficiency by 35%.
  • Set-up the MPFS line to be more efficient, developing a flow that was closer to one-piece flow.
  • BSE in Manufacturing Engineering and MBA in Engineering Management expected Aug. 2022.
  • 12+ years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer.

Process Technician

  • Increase efficiency of operations by reducing cycle times to increase production of parts by standardizing changeover times.
  • Work closely with management and scheduling to ensure production needs are met through appropriate prioritization and required changes of production workflow.
  • Provide expert guidance to others in diagnosing and troubleshooting issues related to plastic injection molding machines and assembly equipment.
  • Assist the maintenance crew to ensure that the machines are back in production in a timely manner.
  • Assist engineering with processing of machines, documentation, new product launch, and training employees.
  • Setup new programs and adjust existing programs.
  • Train new technicians for the company – have so far trained more than 8 technicians.
  • 7+ years of experience in a process technician role.

Thank you,
Sophia Petrangelo

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