Project Manager

Name : RHAmber
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Tularosa,NM
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : SW, W, S, Mountainous
Objective : Having achieved more than 20 years of experience making tools and dies and guiding the component production process for key industrial supplier, Small Parts, Inc., I now seek a project management position with a leading organization such as yours. I offer tremendous talent at building dies, gages, and fixtures for use in the stamping manufacturing process, and in training and supervising team members, which I could leverage across a variety of industries. My well-rounded history, which includes exposure to domestic and Latin America plant operations, project engineering, project management, quoting, process engineering, materials procurement, tooling processes, and technology, qualifies me to supervise technical projects, tooling facilities, and skilled teams for your production process. I have worked extensively as a metal stampings tooling project manager with a large variety of customers; automotive, home appliance, hand tool, computer, as well as a variety of other industry purchasers of precision metal stampings.
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Skilled, seasoned, and efficient toolmaker and project manager with more than 20 years of experience optimizing the tool, die, and component production process for a key industrial parts supplier. Highly capable of leveraging expertise in a variety of manufacturing roles in a domestic or global setting, having led technical teams in both Latin America and the United States.
Talented designer and builder of dies, gages, and fixtures for use in the manufacture of stampings and other industrial assemblies.
Exceptional ability to assess customer tooling requirements and incorporate findings into parts production and assembly processes.
Superb eye for process enhancement opportunities, with a talent for directing repair vs. replacement decisions, developing new fixtures in AutoCAD, and implanting more efficient organization systems.
Safeguard customer satisfaction and fuel internal development by meticulously managing complex, multimillion-dollar engineering projects, on time and within budget.

Die / Tooling Production, Set-Up, & Repair Specifications Analysis Parts Assembly
Stamping Dies & Fixtures Maintenance / Repairs Cost Estimation Inventory Management
Project Management Technical Compliance Resource Coordination Price Quotation
Raw Materials Procurement Team Management Continuous Process Improvement


SMALL PARTS, INC., Various Locations 1985-2009
Supplier of precision metal stampings and assemblies to global industrial customers.

Project Manager / Assistant to Engineering & Tooling Manager (2007-2009)
Managed competitive tooling transfer projects from receipt of tooling to first part approval.
Developed new tooling and trained and supervised team to maintain and adjust progressive dies.
Resolved critical tooling issues, and trained tool room personnel to adjust tooling for differences in raw material and wear.
Researched and purchased machinist equipment for tool and die, and production equipment, and trained personnel in safe and efficient operation.
Inspected and trained maintenance to check parallelism and adjust slides on purchased presses.
Designed progressive die, equipment and plant improvements (AutoCAD).
Presented cost-reduction strategies, and specific applications (i.e. narrowing witdth of material used in progressive dies).
Designed documentation for, and performed supplier audits.
Established relationships with customers that allowed for the analysis of tooling structures and continuous process enhancement efforts.

Increased the production of 2 dies 100% by overhauling a pick-and-place transfer process.
Completed a $1.8 million tool transfer for a major customer.
Streamlined the storage facility through restructuring of the spare parts / tool crib section.
Saved $16,000 in repair costs by switching a Moore Jig-Grinder with a lathe-mounted grinder.

Buyer " Raw Materials (2007)
Handled procurement for metal coils, coordinating supply levels with demand for metal stampings. Continuously scouted for cost containment opportunities and minimized excess inventory.

Secured customer agreements to clear out $640,000 worth of obsolete supplies.
Trimmed excess stocks and accelerated supply chain efficiency.

Tooling & Technology Facilitator (2004-2007)
Diagnosed and resolved all problem tool issues. Produced new secondary dies, gages, and fixtures, and organized, trained and supervised a team of 8 in equipment operation, manufacture of components, and performing engineering changes. Frequently reverse-engineered components, and improved designs to enhance functionality and longevity.

Transformed an underperforming tool into the most profitable producer in the Juarez plant.
Created production visibility and logistical planning capabilities using a sophisticated Excel-based component management system.
Highlighted company expertise to customers by setting up the Technological Showcase.
Introduced a filtering method that cut waste product on the clean-line from 55 gallons per day to 55 gallons per week.

Class A Tool & Die (2001-2005)
Built and serviced progressive dies, multi-slide tooling, die components, gages and fixtures.
Developed new tooling on try-out presses to bring parts within print specifications, and PPAP requirements.
Diagnosed tooling issues, designed (AutoCAD) tooling and equipment improvements. Traveled to other SPI divisions to resolve tooling issues they were unable to correct internally.
Proficient with CNC mill, machinist equipment, sensors and die protection. ISO, QS, TS

Selected for a permanent position in Juarez based on superb work history and expertise.
Redesigned outdated AutoCAD diagrams to reflect new features.

Project Engineer / Process Engineer (1998-2001)
Steered tool purchase orders (PO) through the quotation, development, production, and delivery process
for key customers, such as Asmo, Visteon, Delphi, Leer, Honeywell, Black & Decker, and White-Rodgers.
Procured prototypes and secured quality documentation for customer assembly development.
Delivered top quality results through customer requirement analysis, supplier management, advanced process quality procedure evaluations, and engineering assessments.

Supplemented inside tool making operations with external, cost-effective tool suppliers.
Avoided a costly supplier switch by reengineering processes for a plating company.
Instituted a highly detailed and effective quotation mechanism.

Additional Small Parts, Inc. Experience

Class C to Class B Tool & Die (1996-1998)
Multi-Slide Set-Up Class A / Multi-Slide Operator Class A (1985-1996)


Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Machine Tool Technology, cum laude
Technical Certificate for Industrial Technology, Honors Graduate
Ivy-Tech State University, Logansport & Kokomo, Indiana

Mechanical Engineering Coursework (Deans List)
Purdue University IUPUI Campus, Kokomo, Indiana

Bilingual Fluency in English & Spanish


Microsoft Office, Project, Access, AutoCAD, Syteline 5&7, Corel WordPerfect

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