Manufacturing Experience

Joel Kolodziej
Manufacturing Engineer with 10 years of experience in product assembly and design for manufacturing support.
Manufacturing Engineer
Elesienna LLC, Batesburg, SC
November 2015 – July 2016
         Ensured SAP ERP system updated according to engineering changes from customers, and coordinated implementation of those changes across engineering and purchasing teams.
         Assisted in quoting of new products by ensuring Bills of Material and Routings were complete and current.
         Created procedures and forms for ISO and IRIS certification.
         Interfaced with customer Team Center system for drawings and standards.
         Assisted Quality with shop floor communication and implementation of new procedures and processes.
         Oversaw product migration to new suppliers and tracked FAI activity and communication.
         Designed fixtures and gauges as needed.

Manufacturing Engineer II
FN Manufacturing, Columbia, SC
November 2005 – November 2015
Plant wide Tool, Fixture, and Gauge Design as well as lead manufacturing engineer in charge of assembly for all non-machined products.
         Designed and maintained prints for all Gauges, Tools, and Fixtures in use plant-wide.
         Experienced with design and programming of integrated sensor systems.
         Designed workflow for PDM data release and revision.
         Managed manufacturing BOMs for a wide range of rapidly changing products.
         Developed new assembly process sheets and set requirements for numerous new products simultaneously.
         Maintained several other products assembly processes.
         Helped implement lean processes.
CNC Programmer
Real Value Inc, Columbia, SC
September 2004 - November 2005

         Responsible for planning and scheduling the operations of the CNC department
         Organized and managed 5 employees.
         Ensured production of material in time for deliveries and installations.
         Responsible for creating shop drawings from customer orders and templates using AutoCad software and digitizing equipment.
         Responsible for programming CNC equipment, including saws, waterjets, and mills, to cut counter tops from shop drawings.

Certification and Training

         Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
         Advanced Part Modeling in Creo
         Solidworks Essentials
         Solidworks Drawing
         EIT in the state of South Carolina. Certification #15994


         Creo 2.0
         Solidworks 2016
         Blender 3D
         Microsoft Office
         Microsoft Windows XP through 10
         Ubuntu Linux
         Programming in Visual Basic, C#, and Python
         PC Repair and Assembly
         Small Home/Office Networking.


Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering, May 2004
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC