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 Residence: 480 - 273-9925

 Currently resides in Mesa, AZ open to relocation, domestic & international travel.




Executive Summary

Delivering profit boosting manufacturing processes with leading leading-edge edge expertise. 12+ years of progressive experience including key product engineering positions with leading companies. Highly adept at analyzing, coordinating, and resolving manufacturing issues. Skilled in developing, implementing, executing, and managing optimal manufacturing manufactur methods. Six Sigma Plus Green Belt Certified; PMP trained. Critical Skill Set  Manufacturing Processes | Technology

 Design for Manufacture (DFM)

 Skilled Machinist before b CNC

 Project Mgmt. | Organizational Skills

 Lean Manufacturing

 Adept with MS Office Suite

 Tool and Fixture Design

 Continuous Improvement

 Electro Mechanical ability

 Estimating | Costing

 Mentor | Team Leader | Team Player

 Proficient with AutoCAD

Value to the Organization A Recent Professional Behavioral Assessment Indicates The Subsequent Strengths  Analytical, calm, steady, and persevering  Focused on results  Forward looking, assertive, and competitive  Has unique ability to tackle tough problems and follow them through to a satisfactory conclusion  Logical, incisive, and critical in problem problem-solving activity  Challenge oriented  Thinks big  Always looking for logical conclusions  Tenacious  Self starter

Professional Employment History PRODUCT ENGINEER Emerson Network Power; Tempe, AZ 2006 – 2009 Diversified global manufacturing and technology company providing solutions in network power, process management, and climate technology. Provided technical interface between design, component engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and marketing. Coordinated ated new product introduction (NPI) of printed circuit boards from inception to product launch using Oracle | Agile. Scheduled prototype and pilot builds, documented transfer to support product release including managing end end-of-line cost reduction and sustaining product change notices.  Initiated manufacturing matrices 100 % of the time in compliance with BOM’s prior to product production release.  Delivered product within budget 95 % of the time by solving complex barriers on a team.

Manufacturing Operations Manufacturing Planning, Manufacturing Processes Continuous Process Improvement Inspection Procedures, Project Management, Productivity Manufacturing Methodology Close Tolerance Machining Lean Manufacturing, Cycle time Continuous Improvement Design for Manufacture (DFM) Design for Assembly, Vendor Torque Applications, Tool and Fixture Design ASME / ANSI Y14.5M-1994 6-Sigma, Kanban 6-Sigma Plus Green Belt New Program Launches New Product Introduction, PMP trained, Skilled Machinist,

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“Bill has lived in the production ‘world’ and knows first-hand the problems new programs face and the importance of releasing new programs on schedule. He is very ‘hands-on’, knows who to contact, and if there is something he can do to expedite the issue, he does it.” – Bert Dickinson, Component Engineer MANUFACTURING ENGINEER Honeywell – Engines & Systems; Tempe, AZ 2005 – 2006 Major provider of aircraft engines, avionics, and other systems for the aerospace industry. Supported transition managers on international projects including China, India, PZL-Hydral (Poland) and Taiwan. Regularly communicated with transition managers, material | process engineers and other manufacturing engineers.  Established manufacturing matrices for families of components, total of 300, to be quoted By manufacturing firms world-wide, with columns of noted degree of tightest tolerance, types of machining, all processes listed and any special conditions that applied. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER Corning Gilbert Microwave, Inc.; Glendale, AZ 2001 – 2004 Manufacturer of microwave push-on interconnects used in a variety of applications. Generated routings that included standard routing operations, ME Rates by work center, program designations for specific CNC machines and methods in a PeopleSoft environment. Implemented mechanical design production drawings showing dimensions requiring pre-plate compensation using AutoCAD.  Reduced shop floor accidents 90 % by creating company-wide Machine Safe-Guard Procedure.  Boosted scheduled shipping dates 85 % by employing Six Sigma methodology.  Increased firm’s profits 4 % by incorporating Design for Manufacturing (DFM) on engineering drawings. “Mr. Mikanovich was a true asset to manufacturing engineering at Corning Gilbert, possessing a skill set and experience that made him a significant contributor to process improvement teams.” - Greg Clement, Manufacturing Engineer MANUFACTURING ENGINEER Honeywell – Engines & Systems; Tempe, AZ 1997 – 2001 Major provider of aircraft engines, avionics, and other systems for the aerospace industry. As Technical Support Team member; supported assembly floor regarding Actuator ATP cells to achieve key performance goals resulting in improved daily assembly quotas. Generated tool orders appropriate to electronic work instructions relevant to specific product line. Collaborated with tool design personnel to critique, approve, and sign-off design concepts.  Improved cycle time 10 % for Boeing’s flap-drive assembly through effective auditing of shop floor personnel.  Gained 3% profit growth by utilizing problem solving skills applied to production floor process improvements.  Expedited supplier liaison activities during fab-cycle solving 21 discrepancies to meet deadlines.

Early Career Experience – MANUFACTURING ENGINEER; Boeing – Apache Helicopter & Military Support Programs, Mesa, AZ MANUFACTURING ENGINEER; Coxreels, Inc., Tempe, AZ MANUFACTURING TOOL ENGINEER; B.P. Chemicals, Hitco Division, Gardena, CA MANUFACTURING ENGINEER; Fansteel / PSM, Los Angeles, CA. TOOLING DESIGN ENGINEER; Northrop Grumman Corp., Pico Rivera, CA

Root Cause Analysis Functional Design Total Quality Leadership, AutoCAD, Creative Problem Solver Open Innovation Non Destructive Evaluation Pareto Principle, Ishikawa Diagram Risk Management, Change Management Firm Judgment, Attention to Detail Time Management Change Analysis MRB Activities MS Office Suite Materials , Composites Metals, Ceramics, Ferrous Non Ferrous, Plastics, Sheet Metal Powder Coating, Metal Processing, Cutting Tool Applications Purchasing, Supplier, Technical Liaison Strategic Planning Aerospace, Analysis assembly line, demand balancing, calculate capability, coach communicate, costs configuration management ECO Engineering Change Order concept control system coordinate, welding detail oriented standard deviation interpret engineering drawing economical W Edwards Deming electric motor engineering, environment equipment, estimate MS Excel, facilitate factory, fast-paced functional, hydraulics industrial engineering interference, mentor installation, instructions integrate, jig and fixture leadership, manage manufacturing fabrication, turbine process mapping mechanical engineering mechanical system method, methodology metric system, vibration mistake proof, motor operating procedure operations, optimum pneumatics, power power plant, practical principle, probability procedure, product production, router production line purchase order purchasing, quality regulation, requirement

schedule, schematic shop floor, simulation specification, traveler spreadsheet, welds standard operating procedure standardization statistical quality control

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BS, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Option, California State University, Long Beach, CA Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering Engineering, Mechanical Option, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 6-Sigma Green Belt Plus Certified | Total Quality Leadership and Introduction to o TQ Leadership. Root Cause Analysis | Corrective Action Geometric Tolerancing and Positioning - ASME Y14.5-1994 U.S. S. Navy, Machinist Repairman (MR3 = E-4)

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Critical Skill Set  Residence: 480 -273-9925  Emerson Network Power; Tempe, AZ 2006...