Recognized need in factory for a specialized position to improve production assets and reduce dependency on outside contractors, proposed & created. Responsibilities included modification, improvement, reverse engineering or redesign of food processing equipment & components. Utilized machine shop, CNC, fab equipment & software including Solidworks, SurfCam and CadCam. Coordinated with engineering, management, contractors on projects and installations. Machine "owner" during installation phase of pilot line responsible for installation including setup, fit modifications commissioning. Specialized in identifying equipment deficiencies and implementing improvements. Led waste water testing prog (TSS & BOD), with SOP & PM.
- Created Engineering technician position, annual savings up to $200,000 annually.
- Innovated "Pouch Burst Test Gauge" for product consistency, adopted by other plants.
- Reverse engineered and machined extruder funnel assys saving Nestle $22,000.
- Performed duties as acting supervisor on as needed basis.