Senior R and D Engineer

Name : Jon Gifford
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Minneapolis,MN
Job Title Senior R and D Engineer
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To continue to grow professionally and assume greater challenges and responsibility
Resume :  
Jon W. Gifford1000 Bradford Avenue(Home) 763-355-5924 Champlin, MN 55316(Cell) 612-209-1295
Thiele Technologies, Inc. (formerly Bemis Packaging) Minneapolis, MN1986-2010
Senior R & D Engineer/Project Manager2000-2010 Divisional Senior R & D Engineer in charge of new product development of packaging machinery. Implemented multiple projects from conceptual phases through successful customer start-up. Evaluated and initiated new designs/products to cut costs and/or enhance product performance. Coached and mentored direct reports. Respected for hands-on approach and understanding. Worked proactively with cross functional teams to recognize new product, new service and process
improvement opportunities. Firm believer in continuous improvement.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and rapport with customers. Expert in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, PLC logic, GMP, and FEA. Unique ability to solve complex and technical issues.
Production Manager1998-2000 Supervised and developed engineering, manufacturing, and assembly teams for business unit. Managed and reported performance against set goals and objectives with teams and management. Successfully scheduled and tracked customer orders for large capital equipment. Responsibly managed approximately $500,000/month of multiple equipment shipments.
Project Engineer1993-1998 Composed project specifications, approval drawings, maintenance schedules, and FAT documents. Coordinated project schedules with direct reports and related departments ensuring on-time
completion of all jobs. Utilized troubleshooting skills with procurement, fabrication, and assembly issues resulting in
meeting project objectives and delivery schedules. Oversaw layout and design of overall systems, major components, and peripheral equipment. Supervised engineers to assure accuracy and completeness of all engineering documentation.
Mechanical Engineer1986-1993 Developed layout and detailed new product designs. Processed customer orders through engineering and manufacturing. Proficient in engineering software, PLC logic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical design.
Philips Industries, Titus ProductsDallas, TX1981-1985
Designed grilles, registers, dampers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry. Extensive experience with designing sheet metal parts and die design for aluminum extrusions.
North Iowa Community CollegeMason City, IA1979-1981 Associates of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Design. Deans List. 3.35 GPA
Awarded US Patent No.s 5,704,197 and 7,322,162 for new innovations. Other patent pending. Coordinated compliance of machinery testing for CE certification. Successfully implemented 3D SolidWorks from 2D AutoCAD while at Thiele Technologies, Inc. Offered scholarship for testing in the top 98% for mechanical aptitude in the state of Iowa.

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