Key Accomplishments: Launch Manager for 2011 LX/LD wrapped armrest, bolster, and console lids. Launched DS bin liner and TK Light foam insulator. Instituted Fast Response Process to improve internal and external quality measureables. Launched Ford Freestyle/Five Hundred- Door panel assembly line. Launched a Mold In Color (MIC) polypropylene instrument panel; first MIC instrument panel used in North
Key Accomplishments: Launch Manager for 2011 LX/LD wrapped armrest, bolster, and console lids. Launched DS bin liner and TK Light foam insulator. Instituted Fast Response Process to improve internal and external quality measureables. Launched Ford Freestyle/Five Hundred- Door panel assembly line. Launched a Mold In Color (MIC) polypropylene instrument panel; first MIC instrument panel used in North America. Spearheaded the launch of a 44,000 sq. ft. automated assembly line for mass air flow sensors, producing 400 units/hr. US Patent 4,940,420 for a submersible connector with retained boot (1990).
Manufacturing Engineering Manager @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager @ From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Manufacturing Engineer @ From February 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 5 months) Manufacturing Eng. Manager @ Managed the Man.ufacturing Engineering and Maintenance organizations for the Jackson, MI facility. Responsible for Continuous improvement projects, scrap reduction, and the launch of new programs and tooling From January 2012 to March 2013 (1 year 3 months) Jackson, Michigan AreaManufacturing Engineer/Launch Manager @ -Engineer leading the launch and layout of the 2011MY LX/LD Arm rest, Bolster, and Center Console lid at the Owosso facility. The launch incorporates $20M of new business into the company. Successful launch into full production 12/22/10.
-Designed plant layout and material flow for 36,000 sq. ft. facility producing 9000 parts/day.
-Developed manufacturing processes for new business, including, operational standards, work instructions, material flow, quality standards and training plans, trained new employees on all shifts. Five new product run at rates successful first time through.
-Determined plant utilities, and worked with outside contractors for building modifications and the necessary utilities required for the high volume operation. From March 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 11 months) engineer/volunteer Blue Water Vicariate @ Currently volunteering in the Career Transistion Ministry for St. Mary's Queen of Creation, and the Blue Water Vicariate. Assisting the ministry with direction, and participating in workshops for the unemployed. From December 2008 to August 2011 (2 years 9 months) Operations Manager @ -Provided management for two facilities, Plant #1 and Plant #5, consisting of 214 employees manufacturing automotive carpet and acoustic products. Supplied approximately 500,000 parts/month.
-Improved average OEE from 82% to 86% over a six month period.
-Improved daily productivity from 91% to 95% over a six months.
-Enhanced daily operation cost by reducing labor headcount by 11 h through Kaizen process, while at the same time launching DS Bin liner, DS inner dash, TK wheel house, TK light foam hood liner, and transferred three products from HP Pelzer Sterling Hts. Plant into the Port Huron facility. From May 2008 to December 2008 (8 months) Quality Supervisor @ -Responsible for the management and leadership of four customer technical representatives servicing 18 customer locations for Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.
-Instituted daily written and oral communication process of all customer issues with the entire Warren facility to enhance awareness of the quality concerns, and status.
-Spearheaded and managed all corrective actions, including data and verification of effectiveness for issue closure.
-Presented all corrective actions and results to customers. The mean time for closure, 2.5 weeks.
-Performed and reviewed Layered Process Audits to recognize and correct internal quality issues. From September 2007 to April 2008 (8 months) Quality Manager @ -Responsible for the over all management of the plant quality operating system for a plant producing over $60M in revenue of automotive components; including data management. containment/corrective action implementation, TS16949 certification, and Layered Process Audits. TS16949 re-certification completed 1/2/07.
-Directed 6 salaried and 10 hourly personnel in the Quality Department with regards to inspection, containment, corrective actions, PPAP documentation, gage R&R, and various quality audits.
-Primary customer interface with OEM assembly plants and corporate STA. Supplied interior and exterior product to six OEM locations for GM and Chrysler.
-Instituted Fast Response program wich tracked customers issues in a timely manner, and enhancing quality by reducing GM PPM's to 23 and Chysler PPM's to 19; with approximately 900,000 parts shipped per month. From April 2006 to September 2007 (1 year 6 months) Superintendent @ Door Panel Superintendent, Utica Trim Plant, Utica, MI
-Direct 6 salaried and 60 hourly personnel in the production and engineering of the Ford Freestyle/Five Hundred door panels.
-Launched the Ford Freestyle/Five Hundred door panel assembly line. Responsible for the quality, appearance, and assembly of the door panels from prototype to production. Production process launched 7/12/04, realizing a 60% cost improvement in first year.
-Directed 6 salaried and 166 hourly personnel within the production and engineering of the Ford Taurus and Expedition/Navigator door panels. Responsible for the production, quality, and cost of 9500 door panels / day. From April 2003 to April 2006 (3 years 1 month) Quality Supt. @ -Directed 6 salaried and 25 UAW hourly personnel within incoming, outgoing, color harmony/surveillance, and the damaged/defective material control area; identified and resolved both internal and external quality issues.
-Maintained supplier records and performance scorecards, regular communication with suppliers to convey incoming quality requirements. Approved or rejected corrective actions of supplier concerns.
-Responsible for all purchase part quality issues, including immediate containment to protect the production operation. From August 2000 to April 2003 (2 years 9 months) Resident Engineer @ -Served as the single point customer contact representing six Visteon Plants to the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant. These plants supplied instrument panels, exterior lamps, air cleaners, starter/wiper motors, and plastic grills.
-Reduced things gone wrong (TGW) by 100 and warranty by 12 R/1000, with the launch of the new F250 Instrument panel cup holder.
-Organized assembly plant trials, with an average of three trials / month, and zero customer disruptions. From September 1998 to August 2000 (2 years) Manufacturing Eng./Product Eng. @ -Responsible for the design, layout, and construction of a mass air flow sensor laboratory, working with contractors, skill trades, and architects to complete the project in January 1995.
-U.S. Patent 5,400,639 awarded 3/28/95 for the Carrier on the Mass Air Flow production line. The carrier allowed the part to be transported and tested along the production line without removing the part from the carrier.
• Implemented wire bonding features to ground circuits thus eliminating the need for EMC shields and spot welding operations. Design change saved $1.05/part, and reduced labor by four heads.
Manufacturing Engineer, Ford Electronics and Refrigeration Corp., Lansdale, PA 1992-1993
-Responsible for the quality, process controls, downtime, and maintenance within six production zones. Prepared equipment specifications, and purchased new equipment. Coordinated component modifications and feasibility studies with product engineers and suppliers.
-Implemented productivity and capacity improvements to increase production volume from 200 units/hr. to 400 units/hr.
Product Design Engineer, Dearborn, MI -Responsible for the D&R of all hardware for powertrain sensors, mass air and manifold pressure sensors. Hardware components consisted of injection molded parts, aluminum die casting, progressive stampings, and cold headed components.
-U.S. Patent 4,940,420 awarded 7/10/90 for Electrical connector with retained boot. The design was put into production in July of 1990, it allowed for an improvement in manufacturing of the connector seal, as well as reduced defects at the assembly plant. From May 1988 to September 1998 (10 years 5 months)
BSME, Mechanical Systems @ Lawrence Technological University From 1985 to 1988 Rick Munie is skilled in: Automotive, PPAP, Kaizen, Manufacturing, Engineering, SPC, Injection Molding, TS16949, Quality Management, APQP, Lean Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, Product Development, Process Improvement, FMEA
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