Industrial Engineer
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Location: Detroit, MI, USA
School: Wayne State University
Field of study: Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineer

Dhiraj Meher
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Professional Engineer (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt) with expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Quality & Continuous Improvement looking for full-time opportunities
• Wayne State University, Detroit, MI MS in Industrial Engineering GPA 3.55 Aug’18 – April’20
• University of Mumbai, Virar, India BE in Mechanical Engineering GPA 3.20 Aug’13 – May’17
Professional Experience
Production Engineer Intern, Pleatco LLC, New York, USA Jan’20 – April’20
• Reduced cycle time by 5% by optimizing manpower utilization and eliminating NVAA using Value Stream Mapping
• Analysed the performance data to identify bottlenecks and improved the OEE for production line by 8%
• Implemented 5S methodology to improve production efficiency and output with effective use of resources
• Monitored activities to ensure the customer requirements & quality are met within the timeframe and budgeted cost
• Observed and recorded KPI’s to track product development and maintain streamline processes
• Tackled warranty issues and troubleshot through RCA (Root Cause Analysis) of defective products and entered alerts
• Saved $14000 over the first quarter by minimizing scrap of filter end caps using Lean Manufacturing methodologies
• Managed floor inventory (material procurement and quotes) and practiced FIFO for smooth production
• Worked in NPI team to create check sheets for workstations, developed training documents for technicians on improved process and standard work instructions
• Ensured Functional Safety for labours of the NY facility by proper usage of PPE to maintain a safe workplace
Manufacturing Engineer, Kwality Process Equipment Pvt Ltd, Palghar, India Jul’17 – Jun’18
• Identified lean waste using DMAIC tool & improved production layout resulting in cycle time reduction by 9%
• Maintained and updated layout for facilities in AutoCAD to optimize floor space for installation of new equipment
• Created Time and Motion studies by collecting production data in order to get accurate time estimates
• Contributed in saving $45000 annually by tackling production unbalance & automation
• Requested quotes & negotiated while purchasing equipment and tooling for production
• Implemented Kaizen activities aimed at cost reduction and process improvements
• Participated in MRP, material inspection and improved logistics & order management
• Assisted shop floor management to resolve manufacturing and maintenance (PM) issues.
• Collected & analysed the data to forecast the demand using MS excel to meet the customer deadlines
• Showcased cross functional abilities by working with Logistics, Design, Quality & Purchasing teams
• Developed & updated visual work instruction, templates and inspection procedures
Quality Intern, Protech Engineering Works, Vasai, India Jun’16 – Aug’16
• Performed detailed inspection of subassemblies, finished company products and tooling to ensure compliance to specification and accurately documented the results
• Assisted Quality Engineer in interfacing with cross-functional teams to prepare and maintain blueprints, standard work instructions, quality and safety measures for each process
• Participated in Lean Manufacturing Processes training for Production Team Members
Academic Project
Reduction of scrap sheet metal implementing Six Sigma DMAIC methodology Summer’19
• Implemented DMAIC methodology to identify the Root Cause for the scrap generated in the organization.
• Created Statistical Process Control charts to plot data over time and identify variations in the process
• Improved First Time Quality (FTQ) of sheet metal from 76% to 88% by reducing scarp rate and defects and saved company over $50,000 in 4 months
Production planning at Greek Manufacturing Company Spring’19
• Analysed provided data, identified trends, forecasted demand and managed inventory by planning production on weekly basis
• Worked on MPS, MRP, CRP based on bill of material, on hand inventory and WIP using MS Excel
• Reduced overall cost by using inventory management model including Base stock model to make a profit of $60000
Application of trans-shipment process on transportation of coal, India Fall’18
• Collected data for coal contracts and noted the prices, quantity and time required for coal transportation
• Designed a network flow diagram for transhipment and created a mathematical model for entire process
• Executed the problem using MS Excel (Solver) and reduced the cost of transportation of coal by $130,000
• Minimized the total purchasing and transporting cost of coal from different mines to it to thermal power stations across India using trans-shipment approach
• Lean manufacturing tools: 5S, 8D, 5Whys, Kanban, Kaizen, SMED, Poka-Yoke, Gemba, VSM, PDCA, A3 Report
• Six sigma/Quality tools: DMAIC, SIPOC, Control Charts, PPAP, APQP, SPC, RCA, TPM,
• Statistical Tools: Time & Motion Studies, MSA, GD&T, R&R
• Supply Chain Tools: MRP, MPS, JIT, Inventory Management, KPI Development
• Applications: MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Access
• Software: Minitab, AutoCAD, Solidworks