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Manolete Mena

11535 Breckenridge Dr.

Whittier, CA 90604
(510) 303-5611

* Process/Product Engineer October 2009 - Present
Miller Castings, Inc - Whittier, CA
o Developed first article castings from hard tooling and rapid prototype pattern
s through the investment casting process.
o Managed high profile accounts related to the development of the Airbus A350 XW
B program.
* Process/Product Engineer/Foundry Supervisor December 2006 - September
FS Precision Tech- Rancho Dominguez, CA
o Developed first article castings from hard tooling and rapid prototype pattern
s through the investment casting process.
o Implemented developed castings into full production, resulting in $1,000,000 r
evenue for the year 2008.
o Interacted with customers to give project timelines and updates.
o Raised production rate from 400 pieces per day to 1100 pieces per day as part
of a kaizen team.
o Managed liquid fluorescent penetrant inspection line.
o Managed 10 employees in the foundry department.
o Managed foundry casting operations in air melt and vacuum electric arc section
o Performed incoming quality control and melt master heat certification operatio
ns on alloys.
o Implemented a tech card system in foundry for better repeatability and process
o Wrote internal specs for incoming metal chemistry acceptance.
o Devised a system for characterizing vacuum arc furnace performance.
* Graduate Research Assistant, May 2003 - July 2006
University of Utah Department of Metallurgical Engineering
o Synthesized nanosized WC-Co metal powders by chemical vapor synthesis using me
tal chloride precursors - International Patent Application PCT/US2007/014498
* Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2003 - December 2003
University of Utah Department of Metallurgical Engineering
o Worked with Professor H.Y. Sohn to conduct laboratory experiments as well as c
heck laboratory reports and homework for the High Temperature Chemical Processin
g class
* Front of Line Assembly Engineer June 2002 - December 2002
Analog Devices Philippine Operations, Cavite, Philippines
o Worked to develop "Ball Stitch on Ball" wire bonding capability
o Assisted with projects on Moisture Sensitivity Level and gold wire qualificati
o Performed line sustaining operations at different stations including wafer saw
, die attach, and wire bond.
* Intern, Failure Analysis Department April 2001 - June 2001
Texas Instruments Philippines Inc., Baguio, Philippines
o Gained proficiency with non destructive and destructive FA techniques and equi
pment such as package decapsulation and package cross sectioning, SEM, C-SAM, cu
rve tracer, and X-ray.
o Worked on a special project involving moisture adsorption and desorption of BG
A packages

* M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, July 2006
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
GPA 3.81
* B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, April 2002
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

* Cooper-Hansen Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Utah, 2003 - 2004

* Certified Level 2 Fluorescent Penetrant Inspector

* Statistical Process Control, Heat transfer, Mass transfer, Physical Metallurgy
, IC Packaging, Degradation of Materials, Quantitative Rate Phenomena, Design of
Experiments, 6 Sigma, Lean Manufacturing


* Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX, X-ray diffraction, Scanning Acoustic Mi
croscope, Wire pull and ball shear machine, X-ray, Transmission Electron Microsc
ope, Curve Tracer, Hardness tester
* MS Office, SAS JMP, Solidworks, Minitab, HSC Thermodynamic Software

* M. Mena, et al, Desorption Characteristics of a 260 C Reflow
Compliant Moulding Compound, Proc., 13th ASEMEP Symposium, Manila, June
19 - 20, 2003.
* M. Mena, et al, Moisture Desorption Characteristics of
Electronic Moulding Compounds, Proc., Society of Metallurgical Engineers
Technical Symposium, Manila Intercontinental Hotel, August 20, 2003
* M. Mena, et al, Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Composite and Alloy Powders, Pro
ceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Nanotechnology & PM2: Scientifi
c Challenges and Commercial Opportunities, Providence, Rhode Island, September 1
7 - 18, 2003.
* American Society for Metals
* The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society