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ANIRUDH KAUSHIK 8459 Brooke Park Drive, Apt # 206 *Canton, MI 48187 ak8a2ea8@westpost.

net * 906-370-5873 MANUFACTURING / QUALITY ENGINEER -Skilled leader and team member to increase efficiencies and productionResults-driven Mechanical Engineer with Master of Science in Engineering and pro ven capacity to develop and implement process improvements to increase quality i n manufacturing / industrial work environments. Contribute to engineering projec t development, from conceptualization through implementation, including problem definition, process mapping, data analysis, process analysis, recommendations, i mplementation and performance testing. Effectively translate complex ideas into action plans and collaborate with team members to meet goals; bilingual in Engli sh and Hindi with speaking skills in Punjabi. Areas of Competency: * Lean Manufacturing * Technical Documentation * 5S Training * System Trials * Process Improvements * Process Mapping * Data Integration * Quality Metrics * Quality Assessment / Audits Technical Proficiencies: Lean Manufacturing Tools: FMEA, Value Stream Mapping, JIT, 5S Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project; Minitab Statis tical Software; AutoCAD 2006 / 2008 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (5/2010) MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, Houghton, MI -Member, Indian Students Association -Led 10-member team to organize ethnic food festival and secured funding and don ations from local restaurantBachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (2006) MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY, Rohtak, Haryana, India Member, American Society of Quality CAREER EXPERIENCE MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, Houghton, MI 8/2007- 5/2010 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Expanded on engineering skills and practical experience by completing projects a nd coursework in SPC(control charts, process capability, machine capability, cha rt analysis and data plotting). Gained expertise in lean manufacturing principle s and tools, including 5S, FMEA and JIT value stream mapping. Gained knowledge o f design for experiments. Key Project: * Researched and recommended process improvements for engine housing sub-assembl y station at TEREX TELEHANDLERS using lean techniques, including 5S and JIT. HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY, Tomahawk, WI 8/2008- 8/2009 Process Improvement / Quality Engineer (Co-op Engineer)

Supported operations excellence by developing project to maximize space utilizat ion using value stream mapping. Analyzed problem areas and developed lean soluti ons. Announced operational excellence projects throughout plant by creating disp lay boards. Coordinated weekly collaborative team meetings involving workgroups from different shifts and presented workplace layout changes. Served as liaison among production floor and operational excellence team. Compiled daily defect da ta from customer plants. Developed quality alert displays to report daily issues . Compiled warranty claims information and customer plant defects data into pres entation for monthly business meetings. Key Projects / Achievements: * Provided engineering and completed lean projects across all business units, in cluding manufacturing, quality assurance, financial control, maintenance and lay out development. * Assumed ownership in projects and earned status as first Co-op Engineer to ser ve in project management role. * Reduced variability between actual and reported scrap from 30% to 7% by develo ping efficient scrap-reporting system. * Co-managed Kanban pull system test run with supervisor and increased workplace utilization by 48%. Coordinated training and implementation, wrote instructions and ensured compliance to critical production deadlines. * Reduced inventory for specific part by 50%, resulting in $36,000 annually in c ost savings. * Played key role in supplier improvement and charge back process by auditing cu rrent system for defective graphics and rejected parts. * Created centralized tracking and monitoring document for real-time communicati on between supplier and engineers. * Developed directory of captured defects for quick resolution at supplier's end of process. * Trained production floor workers and supervisors for defect identification and project hand-off. * Promoted continuous improvement by organizing and coordinating refresher cours es. * Assisted in establishment of red tag area for disposing unwarranted items as a spect of 5S training for both management and engineers. * Completed and executed halted project within 1.5 months of assignment. MUNJAL SHOWA LTD, Gurgaon, Haryana, India 1/2006 - 7/2006 Engineering Intern / Production Supervisor Led 35-member production team to high productivity for tier 1 auto parts manufac turing company. Tested parts for conformance using metrology instrumentation. Tr ained new personnel in safety and quality assurance, as well as trained team in benefits of 5S. Key Achievements: * Reduced scrap by 90% by reusing and reworking scrap into feed for new products . * Appointed as Production Supervisor within 2 months of hire as Intern, prior to completion of Bachelor of Engineering. * Motivated production personnel to excel in quality by organizing competition. * Increased productivity by creating illustrative diagrams for each work procedu re for use by employees without reading skills.