Engineers

Matt Watts

I’m an engineer who loves working with customers to solve their thorniest problems. I roll up my shirtsleeves, get in the trenches, and partner with other technical experts to develop the optimum solution for them.

Bill Mitchell

Consultant / Contract Engineer

William Mitchell and Associates, Suwanee, GA

  • Contract engineer for military, medical, industrial and commercial companies in Atlanta area; experienced in operations, procurement, planning, manufacturing, quality engineering and SAP.

PSES Super Power User

Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, WI

  • Member of the Organizational Change Management Team (OCM).
  • Supported SIT (System Testing) and FUT (Function Testing) testing using HPQC software.
  • Supported SAP testing, implementation and training of plant personnel.
  • Served as a liaison between SAP software engineers and plant personnel.
  • Provided SAP systems analysis to ensure the needs of the users are met.
  • Trained in Area Manager reporting functions using SAP transactions.
  • Created “As Is” process flow charts for SAP operations at San Antonio Distribution plant.
  • Created SAP training documentation /  instructions using Ancile uPerform software.

Product Analyst and Senior Buyer

Nordson Corporation, Norcross, GA

  • Product Analyst and Senior Buyer duties include the development of production master scheduling, planning and buying of materials and assemblies in SAP in Europe, China and USA sources. Culminating 10 years experience in SAP. Knowledgeable and proficient in MM and PP modules of SAP.
  • Prepares schedules reflecting manufacturing capacities and customer service objectives.
  • Create and oversee master schedules.
  • Create and prompt placement of purchase orders.
  • Maintain current price data, including trends and forecasts for assigned commodities.
  • Maintain supply chain schedule and deliveries.
  • 98% on time delivery for items that are forecasted and 90% on scheduled assemblies. Bought $8 million in parts and assemblies with a cost saving variance of 2% over each of the 4 year period.

Manufacturing Manager

Nordson Corporation, Duluth, GA

  • Managed daily operations for manufacturing of electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies in SAP.
  • Manufacturing engineering.
  • Production and material control.
  • Subcontract management.
  • Inventory control.
  • Test.
  • Successfully transitioned manufacturing facility from Fairfield, New Jersey to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. Transition included hiring new manufacturing and test personnel, factory set-up and establishment of subcontract vendors. During first year period, the number of personnel was reduced from 12 to 5, sales increased by 126% and profits increased by 149% over the previous year.

Director of Manufacturing

Loral Information Display Systems, Atlanta, GA

  • Manufactured printed circuit boards, assemblies and display systems. Direct reports were manufacturing, test, material control, production control, new product development and manufacturing engineering. Reported directly to the Vice-President of Operations and was responsible for 6 managers and 80 employees.
  • Meeting and exceeding the profit goals set by corporate for each year.
  • Implementation of a high reliability system to Mil-S-45743 requirements.
  • Successful transition of two major prototype military systems to production in 6 month period.

Quality Engineering Manager

Litton Data Systems, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Responsible for generation of engineering change orders to Contacts, deviations / waivers, vendor corrective action and qualification, government customer interface, problem investigation, production problems related to quality, internal audits, training, material review board, and contract quality analysis. Manager of 7 employees.
  • Successful implementation of SPC program for production areas.
  • Successful implementation of a Total Quality Management (TQM) program.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • DOD, Quality Engineering and Reliability Intern Program, Rock Island, Illinois
  •  US Army, High Reliability Soldering Instructor Mil-S-45743
  •  Quality Assurance Specialist in Mil-Q-9858, ISO 9000
  •  Military Service, US Navy, Aviation Electronics Technician

Skills

Purchasing and Materials Management100%

Project Management and Contract Engineering95%

Operations Management100%

Quality Engineering100%

Strategy Planning100%

Process Improvement100%

Production Control100%

Product Improvement95%

Glynn Elliot

Hydraulics Engineer

Nucor Steel Company, Decatur, AL

  • Electro-hydraulic control research and development of PAC testing equipment
  • Developed and taught hydraulic training program to promote optimal function
  • Maintained hydraulic equipment in hot and cold mills of multi-faceted steel       manufacturing facility
  • Hydraulic consultant to all sister mills

Reliability Engineer

Trico Steel Company, Decatur, AL

  • Solved a several hundred thousand dollar bearing problem by             correcting logic control circuit on electric arc furnace
  • Improved safety and efficiency by developing lessons in fluid power and conducting training for employees
  • Analyzed fluid sample results and provided corrective procedures to operators

Hydraulics Engineer

Haynes International, Kokomo, IN

  • Served as technical resource for over 100 Maintenance Personnel. Analyzed    operations and identified improvement projects
  • Developed hydraulic training program for Machine Repair Personnel, 33 employees successfully completed 3 month course
  • Increased pump life three fold on Four-High Rolling Mill as Project Engineer on redesign of central power unit
  • Reduced maintenance cost by half and increased efficiency by retro fitting grinder units with closed loop hydrostatic drive units
  • Developed uniform standards for fluid power equipment and code for installing fluid conduits in response to Engineering group request

Hydraulic Designer

Amclyde, Slidell, LA

  • Designed fluid power system for new 30 Ton Cranes including ACAD schematics and component specification. Directed component installation and crane trials.

Mechanical Supervisor (Melt Shop Division)

Birmingham Steel, Jackson, MS

  • Designed and installed auto lubrication system on continuous casting machine

Maintenance Supervisor

Bayou Steel Corporation, LaPlace, LA

  • Supervised Hydraulic Department. Installed test bench and trained personnel in operation of unit.
  • Retro-fitted stacking equipment to couple hydraulically as well as mechanically (as originally designed)
  • Revised walking beam furnace hydraulic control circuits with electro-modulated flow control valves to limit negative acceleration

Skills

Hydraulic Systems100%

Programmable Logic Controllers85%

Transducers100%

Instrumentation90%

System Design100%

Project Management100%

LabVIEW85%