Senior Design&Process Engineer/Senior Estimator

Name : James Anderton
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Linesville,PA
Job Title Senior Design&Process Engineer/Senior Estimator
Relocation Preferences : open
Objective : James Anderton
15574 Sherretts Road
Linesville, PA 16424
(814) 683-5336 Home
(814) 282-1686 Cell
andertonaaap[at]gmail.com


Director of Human Resources:

I am currently seeking a position that will utilize both my experience and education. I feel that my abilities, work ethic, and dedication would prove to be a benefit to your company.
After reviewing my enclosed resume please feel free to contact me for the purpose of discussing my credentials in much greater detail.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,
James R. Anderton
James R. Anderton
Resume :  
James R. Anderton________________

Objective To acquire a challenging position that will utilize both my education and experience while at the same time
allowing for professional and personal growth opportunities.


Experience 2002-2009 Viking Tool & Gage Conneaut Lake, PA
Senior Design & Process Engineer/Senior Estimator

Major Duties: Design and program if necessary, CNC fixtures, CNC tooling, gages, dies, automated production
machines and automated inspection machines for fabrication and production requirements, as well as estimating
production criteria and fabrication costs for quote purposes.

Major Accomplishments:
Designed, programmed and implemented CNC production fixtures and inspection machines for G.E. Locomotive, Grove City, PA., and G.E. Erie, PA
Designed, PLC programmed and implemented CNC production fixtures, inspection machines and gages for Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Humvee, Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Siemens, Delphi, Visteon, BMW, Indalex, Signature Aluminum, Werner Ladder and the Department of Defense.
Responsible for CNC production and CNC tooling fabrication and manufacturing/production quotes for sixty percent of all jobs awarded at Viking Tool & Gage.
Performed continuous process improvement studies and statistical analysis of all manufacturing and production responsibilities, rates and requirements for return on investment recommendations and Lean production standards.
Heavily involved with Quality Assurance to meet or exceed the internal and external customer requirements while maintaining our ISO9002, QS9000 and ISO/TS 16949:200 certifications.
Designed and/or purchased all necessary equipment for the fourteen manufacturing procedures required to produce General Motors adjustable steering shafts including the tooling design for the automatic swage machine. Total project cost of $1.15 million dollars.


1997-2002 Channellock, Inc. Meadville, PA
Senior Process/Product Design Engineer

Major Duties: New product design; process and/or equipment design, CNC tooling design to meet all manufacturing,
requirements, maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and principles of CNC manufacturing and design, provide all
required technical resources for product and/or process improvement and/or implementation.

Major Accomplishments:
Designed the 209, 212, 215, 428, 423, 433, 443, 463, 483 pliers. Determined the start-up cost, production cost and return on investment for each. Also designed broach inserts, broach holder bars, broach fixtures, punch press dies, punch press fixtures, CNC milling tooling, milling arbors, CNC milling fixtures, and all required gauging for each individual plier.
Designed and PLC programmed the automatic wire/paper cut test machine to meet Channellock and A.N.S.I specifications. (Patent Pending)
Designed the standardization of pliers to form an entirely new plier line known as SOLAR. (Patent Pending)
Designed the fully automatic PLC/PID loop control programmable automatic feed system (carrier plate with guides) for double disc grinding system, (Patent Pending)
Designed new high-pressure coolant nozzles and pumping system for high speed CBN creep feed grinding of hardened tool steel. (Patent Pending)
Specified the requirements for and designed a new plier riveting system termed box joint cold peen to eliminate two currently required manufacturing operations. (Patent Pending)
Developed a steel blackening operation utilizing a common rust preventative. (Patent Pending)
Installed and PLC programmed the fully automated 1.5 million dollar e-coat process line for cleaning, coating, gripping and curing all pliers manufactured at Channellock, Inc.












1989-1997 Dads Products Co. Meadville, PA
Capital Project Engineer

Major Duties: Conceiving and developing designs; drawing, detailing, and specifying equipment to meet all of the
desired objectives; designing new equipment for specific applications; purchasing equipment, coordinating all
facets of installation and implementation based on a sequential time line; overseeing start-up procedures and
providing training to operators and maintenance personnel and providing continuous improvement initiatives.

Major Accomplishments:
Managed and implemented Fine Grind Project: 5.4 million dollar expansion to fully automate and increase the weigh-up, mixing, grinding, and conveyance of mash by 250%. This project fully automated all facets of the manufacturing and inventory systems, saving 75% of the man-hours previously required. Over two hundred separate tasks and twelve subcontractors were coordinated in this effort.
Installed grain bins and automatic cannery grain batching system (1.1 million).
Completed mash bin addition project (.75 million), small bag line project (.45 million), and warehouse expansion project (1.4 million).


1986-1989 Channellock, Inc. Meadville, PA
Engineering Designer

Major Duties: Design and drafting of broaches, milling cutters, punch press dies, forge dies, trim dies, machining
fixtures, and machine assemblies to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.


1977-1981 United States Navy Cecil Field, FL
Aviation Fire Control Technician (AQ2/E5)

Major Duties: Maintenance and repair at the I level (electronic component repair) of all weapons release and
navigation electronic systems for the A7-E attack aircraft.
Awards: Received two letters of appreciation, one letter of commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Battle E commendations, two sea service commendations, two meritorious promotions, pistol sharp-shooter commendation, rifle sharp-shooter commendation, four year good conduct commendation.


Education 1981-1985 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

1981-1985 School of Engineering (Bachelors Equivalent Degree) four years Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial Engineering.
1978-1980 City Colleges of Chicago (Associate Degree) two years Vacuum Tube Electrical Engineering.
1983-1983 Allegheny College (Mathematics) two additional Calculus courses.
1989-1989 Thiel College (Computer) two Cadd Classes.


Professional Team Leadership Trainer, Project Leader Trainer, Facilitation Trainer, Planning Workshop, Kanban Trainer, JIT
Development Training, Total Quality Transformation Trainer, Transformation of American Industries, Lean Team Trainer,
Total Quality Management Trainer, Agenda Planning, Kaison Production Trainer, CNC Machining, PLC Training.
CBN grinding, PID Loop Controls, Advanced Microsoft Project and Excel Training, SPC Trainer, A.N.S.I. certified
ASME, SAE, ASQ, CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate), CQPA (Certified Quality Process Analyst).

Software Skills Extremely proficient in the use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word as well as Anvil Cadd,
Arris Cadd, also very familiar with SolidWorks Cad, AutoCAD, SolidEdge Cad, Draft IT Cadd, DoubleCad XT,
FEA software. Please review attached Skills Profile for additional skills.

References Letters of reference upon request.

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