Senior Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer @ Amazon Robotics / Kiva Systems
Technical Skills & Experience
Senior Manufacturing Engineer @ Hydrogen Fuel Cell System and Component Technology Development From 2014 to Present (1 year) Project Manager @ Business lead for aquisition on distressed high end properties. Business/Technical lead for remodeling & contractor management activities. Business lead for management of property leasing activities, contract writing, enforcement of contract terms. Lead business negotiations for major
Senior Manufacturing Engineer @ Hydrogen Fuel Cell System and Component Technology Development From 2014 to Present (1 year) Project Manager @ Business lead for aquisition on distressed high end properties. Business/Technical lead for remodeling & contractor management activities. Business lead for management of property leasing activities, contract writing, enforcement of contract terms. Lead business negotiations for major business transactions, issues, resolution. Business partner / owner on development joint venture activities. From 2009 to Present (6 years) Senior Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer @ Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical: Kiva Systems,Boston MA, (Amazon World Wide Operations) Subsidiary (www.kivasystems.com): 2012 to 2014
Startup of Mfg Organization, lead product & process teams for Pod component technology for industrial robotic applications
Corporate Development Duties:
Supply Chain Technology Development Specialist: Casting, Sheet Metal, Fabrication, Packaging
Lead outside vendor selection for manufacturing technology optimization, outsourcing of new products,
cost reduction & contract manufacturing outsource activities.
Managed & Sourced outside tooling & equipment vendors for in-house needs (sheet metal, weld, casting). From 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Manufacturing Engineer @ Turbomachinery Manufacturing Engineer: Barber-Nichols, Denver CO (www.Barber-Nichols.com): Dates: 2012
Coordinated & Implemented 5S facility improvement projects. Coordinated & Implemented Value Stream process projects. Supply Chain Development: Technical & Business Management, Evaluated & Selected outside machining vendors. Assisted Ops Team in producing mission critical Nuclear, Space, Aerospace, & Navel Weapons components. Safety Engineering projects for Explosive Dust Control & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs. Facility Project Improvement facilitator: Epoxy Flooring, Automated Door Entry, Reselling company assets & valuables From 2012 to December 2012 (less than a year) Principal Consultant @ Product Development Consulting
Principal Consultant: S.P.I. : Dates: 2004 to 2012
Provide manufacturing product & process development consulting services for client conceptual ideas. Manage & implement LEAN value project activities for client needs on a contract basis. Provide professional outside analysis for technical expertise in manufacturing technology applications helping clients to reduce their risk, maximize investment capital, & accelerate successful product development realization. From 2004 to 2012 (8 years) Principal Operations Engineer @ Principal Operations Engineer: Impact Case & Container (www.icc-case.com)/Heatercraft (www.heatercraft.com): 2008 to 2011
Direct/Indirect reports of 6 technical resources for product / process development & QA teams. ICC developes custom ruggidized Rack Case & Sheet Metal Container products for military, telecom & computer products industries. Heatercraft develops & manufactures sheetmetal, machined, injection molded, electrical mechanical & wired heater assemblies for the military, marine, & computer products industries.
Corporate Development Duties:
Technical manager & lead for the Quality department, lead company through its ISO process.
Technical manager & lead for the Research & Develop department for new company products & concepts. Perform technical sales support for contract manufacturing & major new client recruiting.
Process & Component Development Duties:
Lead cost reduction for injection molded components, sourced tooling & optimized component designs.
Lead, & implemented LEAN value project activities.
Technical manager & lead engineer for engineering & design activities for in-house & outside projects
Lead projects for optimizing & development of tooling for 7-axis robotic welding processes From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) Senior Manufacturing Engineer @ Senior Manufacturing Engineer: Parker Aerospace / SprayCool / Isothermal Systems Research (ISR) (www.spraycool.com):2004 to 2008
Startup of Mfg Organization, Lead product & process teams. Developed components & products supporting two phased evaporative direct component liquid cooling of ruggedized super computer applications for high altitude aerospace, military & commercial computing needs.
Corporate Development Duties:
Supply Chain Technology Development Specialist: Machining, Sheet Metal, Micro & Standard Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding
Lead outside vendor selection for mfg technology, outsourcing of new products, cost reduction & contract manufacturing outsource activities.
Managed & Sourced outside tooling & equipment vendors for in-house needs (mold, weld, machining).
Process Eng Development Lead: Brought in new ground breaking mfg technologies for company needs
Primary Lead for Development of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Enclosures
Mfg Eng lead for powder metal injection molding cost reduction effort for copper heatsink components
Primary Lead to Develop & Optimize of Manufacturing Processes for Micro Fluidic Atomizer Components
Primary Lead for creation of Class 4 polymer laser weld lab, with Ultrasonic weld & Heatstaking processes
Corporate Laser Safety Officer, oversaw & developed Class 4 Laser Safety system, procedures & PPE.
Lead laser weld equipment & lense tooling source effort. Lead laser tooling & process characterization.
Lead effort for automating of laser weld cell for atomizers, source, buyoff & characterization of end system
Projects included commercial material selection & product DFM for injection molded atomizer components
Worked directly with PhD material scientists to transition R&D lab projects for new atomizing & fluid delivery materials into proven manufactured products
Optimized & Assisted in verifying atomizer component & process technology utilizing Phased Doppler Particle Analysis test data (PDPA). From 2004 to 2008 (4 years) Managing Partner @ Partner: P&P LLC, Partner/Owner, 2002 to 2004 (Sold business to partner, 2004)
Started P&P LLC as a Product & Process development consulting business. Start up of Mfg Organization.
Implemented in-house processes including a machine shop capability for CNC vertical, manual milling & lathe capability, TIG & GMAW welding, fabrication.
Lead development of automation integration, tooling development, oversaw contracted tech services
Lead business & technical sales development with client application support
Lead business aquisitions, major capital expenditures, facilitating major equipment sales to OEM clients From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Senior Manufacturing Engineer @ Senior Manufacturing Engineer: ReliOn / Avista Labs (www.relion-inc.com):1999 to 2002
Startup of Mfg Organization, Direct/Indirect, lead technical resources for product & process development
Process & Component Development Duties:
Process Development Engineering Lead: Lead, managed & implemented LEAN value project activities
Primary lead for Manufacturing Engineering NPI and Process development activities.
Implemented in-house machine shop capability for multiple facility locations.
Developed in-house ultrasonic polymer welding R&D lab, lead transition of all production activity. Developed/Implemented in-house ultrasonic horns & fixtures, managed contracting of weld & mold tooling.
Implemented Class 100 clean room equipment & Class 10,000 clean room processes.
Assisted in the development of hydrogen fuel cell power generating products. Responsibilities included cost reduction of products, improve product reliability, develop hydrogen gas resilient product sealing system, boost product power output, improve manufacturing yield, improve safety of the fuel cell products.
Developed new manufacturing assembly & test tooling & processes, managed outside tooling & component vendors for cost, schedule & quality performance
Developed documentation for Process FMEA & Product FMEA, assembly & process development.
Primary Lead for Developing & Optimizing Manufacturing Processes for Micro Fluidic Membrane Technology. Worked directly with PhD material scientists to transition R&D lab projects for new fuel cell materials into proven manufactured products. Projects included hydrofluidic membrane materials, hydrogen reactive polymers, carbon impregnated PTFE spray processes. From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Manufacturing Engineer @ Manufacturing Engineer: Keytronic Corporation (www.keytronic.com): 1997 to 1999
Startup of Mfg Organizations for Process & Product Introduction into China, Mexico & Europe, Direct/Indirect lead technical resources, Lead for process development teams.
Process Development Duties: Lead polymer welding processes that included ultrasonic, heat stake, & RF welding technologies, developed & implemented in-house part marking technologies that included laser marking, pad print & continuous ink jet marking
Lead, managed & implemented LEAN value project activities
Manufacturing NPI Development Duties: NPI Manufacturing Engineer on cross functional teams
Responsibilities included developing customer ideas into marketable electromechanical & medical products for major OEM clients. Responsibilities: developed product designs for manufacturability, manufacturing tooling, automated equipment, managing & sourcing outside tooling & equipment vendors, manufacturing documentation (PFMEA & FMEA, Asy, ISO Process & Mfg docs) From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Quality Engineer @ Quality Engineer: Flexcell / Kimball International Harpers Division (www.kimball.com): 1997
Direct/Indirect reports of 5 technical QA resources, lead QA audit & Inspection teams. Responsibilities: lead product & process capability studies for sheet metal processing, automated paint processing, lamination processing. Designed & conducted Design of Experiments for issue resolution, worked within cross-functional teams to resolve inter-department & vendor quality related issues for root cause resolution. From 1997 to 1997 (less than a year) Process Technologist @ Process Technologist: Consolidated Container Company / Quintex Corp. (www.cccllc.com): 1996 to 1997
Responsibilities included developing polymer blow-mold extrusion tooling, molds, defining & optimizing process parameters, train technicians in set-up of tooling, equipment & processing for production. From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) Industrial Engineer Intern @ Manufacturing Engineering Intern: Parker Hannifin Racor Division (www.parker.com/racor): 1995
Responsibilities included optimizing the injection-mold tooling department for process optimization, scheduling, organization, capacity management, & utilization of resources. From 1995 to 1995 (less than a year) Apprentice Journeyman Mechanic @ Apprentice Journeyman Mechanic: Joe L. Coelho Trucking: Dates: 1991 to 1992
Job responsibilities: maintained several hundred fleet semi-rigs & farm machinery, tire maintenance, supported with engine, clutch, transmission repair/overhauls for CAT, Cummins, Detroit, & Allison type products.
Apprentice Journeyman Mechanic: City of Turlock CA, (www.turlock.ca.us): Dates: 1987 to 1991
Job responsibilities: maintained several hundred fleet vehicles from Police, Fire, Transit Operations. Support PM servicing: tire & brake maintenance, supported with engine, clutch, transmission repair/overhauls for CAT, Cummins, Detroit, & Allison type products. Provided fabrication support for custom trailers, load racks, frames & all welding needs. From 1987 to 1992 (5 years)
Technical Skills & ExperienceTechnical Skills & ExperiencePost Graduate TrainingPost Graduate TrainingMS, Quality Manufacturing Systems Management @ California State University-Chico From 1996 to 1997 BS, Manufacturing Engineering, Polymers & Metals Option @ California State University-Chico From 1993 to 1996 Business Management @ California State University Stanislaus From 1991 to 1993 Modesto Adventist Academy Stuart Putz is skilled in: Manufacturing, Solidworks, Product Development, Lean Manufacturing, Aerospace, Process Improvement, Process Development, Welding, Supply Chain Management, SPC, Assembly, Automation, Manufacturing Management, Process Engineering, Microsoft Office
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