800 20th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867 peddycordr[at]bellsouth.net
SummaryAccomplished hands-on mechanical engineer with experience in Maintenance, Reliability, Research and Development, and Construction. Innovative problem solving skills with a wide array of experience.
Experience 5/2004 June 2010 Toms Snack Co./ Lance, Inc Columbus, GA
Research, plan, layout, and manage Capital Projects up to $10.5M.
Collect and analyze quotes and drawings.
Supervise mechanical and electrical installations.
File and store project information, drawings, and data.
Supervise Automation and Controls.
Provide technical support for maintenance department.
Supervise maintenance personnel as needed for weekend coverage and projects.
Supervise contract workers to comply with GMPs.
Manage and update licenses, permits, and documentation for facility.
7/2003 5/2004 Weyerhaeuser Columbus, GA
Troubleshoot and repair all plant machinery electrical and mechanical.
Respond to emergency breakdown situations.
Perform PM work.
Complete project work as needed.
7/2000 6/2003 Post Tension Sales Inc. Columbus, GA
Upgrade and maintain plant equipment and PLC systems.
Started preventative maintenance programs.
Reduced over length cables from 3 feet to 6 inches.
Designed and built new machinery, parts, and components for post tension industry.
Designed and proved proprietary thread design on stress bars.
Supervise plant maintenance and hydraulic shop personnel.
Moved entire production facility without missing any production orders.
Installed new equipment.
10/1998 7/2000 Michelin NA Opelika, AL
Wrote, implemented, and oversee QS 9000 documented Infrared Thermography program.
Instructed electrical personnel on Infrared scanning and procedure.
Wrote and produced maintenance reference manuals with troubleshooting guides.
Re designed parts or components that failed repetitively.
Wrote, implemented, and updated preventative maintenance schedules for machinery.
Supervise maintenance personnel as needed.
Became level I certified Infrared Thermographer.
Maintained proper parts and quantities in parts inventory.
9/1996 10/1998 Lummus Corp. Columbus, GA
Design Engineer R&D Dept.
Designed and built new machinery, as well as upgrade current machines.
Took new concepts from napkin sketch to CAD drawings.
Made all CAD drawings from detailed to assembly.
Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturability problems with new parts and components.
Set up and ran tests with prototype machines in test lab.
Installed troubleshoot and commissioned new machinery for customers.
Troubleshoot manufacturability problems with new parts and components.
1979 1996 Diesel Mechanic Douglas, GA
Diagnosed, rebuilt, and repaired all parts and components of heavy trucks, farm machinery, and automobiles.
Rebuilt engines, transmissions, and rear ends on all types of rolling machinery.
Diagnosed and repaired A/C, Air, Fuel, and electrical systems.
Education BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
AS in Math, South Georgia College, Douglas, GA
InterestsRemodeling and restoring houses and cars, camping and fishing.
Certification Level I certification Infrared Thermography. CDL driving license. Alabama vessel license.
Certified Nelson stud welding