Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer

Last Updated: 20th September 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom



Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level



My name is Christopher Rogers and I am currently working in the manufacturing industry as a manufacturing/process engineer in Largo, FL. Prior to this I graduated from the University of South Florida majoring in industrial engineering in May 2015 with my BSIE degree and received my masters in Engineering Management in December 2016. In my current and prior experience I have worked in fast paced manufacturing environments related to aeronautics, circuit card assembly, battery production, and base materials. Over the course of my academic career, including my internship opportunities, I have learned a great deal and gained skills and tools to solve real world complex business problems using industrial engineering solutions. I have worked mainly in process, manufacturing, and quality engineering allowing me the ability to work with experienced mentors to help solve a variety of problems both as a part of team and as an individual. My manufacturing background has also allowed me to work on multiple lean and six sigma related projects that have helped my current and past companies save time and money. As well academically I have experience dealing with large amounts of data and being able to manipulate it to find out information and trends to benefit those involved.


University of South Florida
Masters in Engineering Management

   Sep 2015
— Dec 2016

University of South Florida
Bachelor's of Industrial Engineering

   Jan 2011
— May 2015


Material Program Manager Specialist II

   Jul 2016
— Mar 2018

o Worked as a quote specialist within the Proposal Excellence team, assisting with pricing efforts for complex programs while interfacing with various functional areas in program management, engineering, and finance.
o Supported proposals with potential company bookings of greater than $50 million.
o Collaborated with suppliers from different commodity groups, gaining technical knowledge in a multitude of industries such as electrical components, circuit cards, machining, metal fabrication, and cable assembly.
o Learned technical standards related to supply chain in government contracts, such as; Truth in Negotiations (TINA) standards and Cost and Pricing Analysis (CAPA)/Commercial Item Determination (CID) completion processes.
o Certified as internal Six Sigma Specialist by completing project redesigning document retention system.

Manufacturing Engineer

   Mar 2016
— Current

o Supportive of up to 10 different product lines across multiple areas, with yearly production of >$80 million
o Provide technical support to production, upgrades, and return/repair units by working challenged material, and helping to implement process improvements.
o Worked in product integrated team with line leads, program management, quality, test, and supply chain personal to solve long term projects and program issues.
o Implemented changes to assembly instructions and added additional fixtures/tools as part of continuous improvement effort to increase efficiency and reduce hours per unit.
o Worked multi-faceted six sigma/lean project on high volume product line that increased regular monthly through-put by nearly 30%, reduced hours per unit, and set up reliable Kanban system.
o Worked RCCA project on several consistent CCA process issue, reducing defects related to one specific capacitor issue by +50% and presenting on another project at corporate level symposium.

Continuous Improvement Process Engineer

   May 2015
— Jul 2016

o Provided site support to plants as part of Continuous Improvement group with quality, six sigma, and lean based projects.
o Trained to Green Belt level in Lean Six Sigma and have directed or assisted in teaching several White and Yellow belt level training classes, as well as introductory 5S events.
o Created new sorting system for receiving of material that reduced margin of error by more than 20%.
o Developed and helped implement management operating systems and organizational development documentation training as part of a pilot lean management systems rollout.

Sparton Complex Systems
Process Engineer Co-op

   Jan 2014
— Apr 2015

o Gained knowledge of circuit card assembly (CCA) manufacturing processes such as SMT, wave soldering, selective soldering (ERSA), battery production, and time studies.
o Developed and documented new hot air reflow process on high reliability CCA.
o Implemented single part presentation tool for hand assembly station used in circuit assembly as part of a lean project increasing quality and reducing rework hours.
o Provided routine floor support for production, performed root cause analysis and implemented corrective action.
o Performed cost analysis on internal process versus outsourcing, calculating ~$70,000 difference in yearly costs.
o Created new process and rework instructions for multiple areas of facility.

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