STEVEN C. VALENTE 9940 Mercedes Redford, MI 48239 313-670-8003 [email protected]
Project Management ~ Workflow ~ Automation ~ Project Engineering A strategic leadership professional with an accomplished track record in program /project supervision, management oversight, and introduction of advanced technical soluti ons in complex automation for federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Excellent pro cess visionary; outstanding international accomplishments in management facilitation of human systems, engineering processes, and operations compliance. Superb communicator; excels in directing efforts across organizations and developing cost estimates, selecting vendors, following up and troubleshooting complex problems. Process Improvements Cost Control Six Sigma Greenbelt Assessments Estimates Vendor Selection Technical Writing Documentation Training Tooling Design Asset Management Procurement OSHA / Safety Ergonomics Team Leadership Relationship Management Design for Assembly Design for Manufacture Reporting PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GEOMETRIC AMERICAS (FORMERLY MODERN ENGINEERING): Rochester Hills, MI: 2005 - 20 10 Program Manager, Productivity Solutions Delivered critical solutions for global Fortune 500 companies in role of facilit ator, guide, and leader to management and engineering teams; managed critical client relationships, assisted client personnel, and provided support to executives. * Collaborated with upper management, site management, and engineering teams to establish goals and strategic direction for new projects and major issue resolutions. * Developed plans, identified key success factors, set priorities and allocated resources. * Analyzed operations and equipment, gathered specifications, developed recommen
dations and collaborated with designers to create concepts and layouts; solicited estima tes and selected vendors. * Reported project status on an ongoing, formal basis and alerted client managem ent to potential issues and suggested mitigation strategies. * Developed cost estimates, improved workflow and productivity, indentified proc ess enhancements to reduce scrap, raised shift production, and provided training for engineers and assemblers. * Authored new implementation and ergonomics standards documentation and specifi cations. Operations and Mangement Projects: Standards and Ergonomics Guide: Developed specification packages (RFQ) for Russi a-based manufacturing joint venture; wrote new standards and ergonomics guide for compan ywide implementation (Cummins Russian JV). Streamlined Workflow: Assessed workflow of site and recommended new layout to in crease productivity for Autoform Plastic; assisted the CEO and COO with cost estimates for project. Global Design Coordination: Partnered with Cummins, Inc., design groups in UK an d US for production in China; assisted design processes, monitored concerns of different engineering groups, and developed assembly (DFA) and manufacture (DFM) designs. Quality Processes: Conducted quality analysis for Holset Turbochargers. Collabor ated with key personnel to establish areas of concern. Led the design of human and mechani cal systems and the procurement/construction of solutions; resolved quality problems . Engineering Projects: General Motors Tooling Station: Assisted engineers and a corporate Installation Coordinator to review a new tooling station and equipment for relocation; create d installation drawings. Consolidated Diesel Automated Systems Upgrade: Recommended changes for 38 hard t ooling / automation stations and electrified monorail conveyors; boosted shift production from 520 to 700 units. Cummins-ReCon Engineers Assembly Line: Designed tooling, fixtures, gauges, and s et up turbocharger assembly line; corrected T-wheel salvage/remanufacturing operation; reduced scrap by 50%. Caterpillar PFMEA Tooling & Sequencing: Reviewed supplier provided PFMEA's and p roduced new PFMEA's, designed Tooling, developed Operator Sequence of Operation includin
g station by station descriptions with operator times, complete assembly line layout and e quipment recommendations. DESIGN SYSTEMS: Farmington Hills, MI: 1999 - 2005 Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager Leader of projects for concept-to-commission engineering services firm. Worked c losely with client management to develop strategies and coordinated with multiple inter nal and external resources. * Led designers, process engineers, product specialists, and other team members. * Reviewed designs, managed change orders and reporting, and directed contractor s. * Defined and ensured compliance with engineering specifications and quality sta ndards. * Coordinated with vendors and contractors for installations, process improvemen ts, and automation system challenges. Key Projects: OSHA Compliance: Assessed existing conditions at US Postal Service and determine d solutions to OSHA compliance problems. Established project priorities, developed specific, detailed plans, workflow changes,and identified equipment to support compliance; provided weekly status report to the USPS. Tooling Program Management: Assisted DaimlerChrysler project managers in retooli ng efforts; liaised with multiple groups to coordinate activities; represented the CMHE group during development and installation of new equipment. Ensured safety and e rgonomics requirements were met. Conveyor Optimization: Managed General Motors assembly plant equipment installat ion and repairs and troubleshot conveyor system problems for Truck and Bus division. Future Growth Recommendations: Analyzed material flows and expected material flo ws and created formal Facilities and Equipment Future Growth Recommendations for Keysto ne Automotive. PROGRESSIVE TOOL and INDUSTRIES: Southfield, MI: 1989 - 1999: Project Manager and Installation Supervisor * Achieved prestigious award from client Ford Motor Company for role in reaching launch requirements for trim, engine dress, and chassis assembly for 1998 Lincoln Conti nental and 2000 LS. * Developed new forming and crimping operation procedures for Ford, which were implemented in several similar fuel tank lines. * Improved 200+ assembly and testing stations. Succeeded in improving ergonomics and increasing productivity for Ford's transmission plant.
* Diagnosed and repaired an assembly operation that stopped production in a Chry sler plant in Canada and enabled the return to full production rate in 2 weeks. * Pioneered Ford Motor's automatic testing of a fully-assembled transmission wit h air instead of oil and improved test accuracy 10 fold and established a standard for in-process testing. ADDITIONAL HISTORY: Tool and Die Maker: Cook Tool and Die Crew Leader: Jet Manufacturing Toolmaker: Tri-Starr Tool & Machine, Dean Steel Buildings, Detroit Tool, Positiv e Tool & Engineering PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Six Sigma Green Belt Certified TE9000, QS9000 Training from Eastern Michigan University Workshops on Scheduling and Time Management TECHNICAL SKILLS AutoCAD Microsoft Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook Project