Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Claire T. Thomason
11 Prospect Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 76588
(987) 334-7673

Manufacturing Executive

Experienced manufacturing engineer with expertise in management of engineers and technicians. Also able to lead the manufacturing process for machined parts, fabricated parts, plastic parts and mechanical power transmission.

Core competencies include:
• Profit & Loss     • Plant Operations
• Shop Operations     • Staff Development
• Cost-Benefit Analysis     • Quality Assurance
• Statistical Process Control     • Problem-Solving
• Engineering Calculations     • Job Costing
• Welding Operations     • Union Negotiations

• Computer literate in CAD, Windows XP, and MRP programs.
• Affiliations: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Professional Experience

TECTOR Corporation

Manufacturing/ Engineering Manager
Recruited to turnaround operations during a 50% downturn in the machine tool industry. Expanded sales line from  $200K to over $2 million annually. Fully responsible for design, application engineering, and purchasing. Key Accomplishments:
• Generated an additional $50K/year by offering 24 hour delivery service.
• Developed new product line with a profit margin of 50%.
• Increased profit margins by another 25% by sourcing new vendors.

PCT Containers

1990 – 2001
Plant Manager
Managed all daily operations for a three-shift, sheet metal fabrication, Union shop. Had direct supervision of five foremen and entire engineering and support staff.
Key Accomplishments:
• Turned operating loss around by 145% in first year through price raises.
• Reduced manufacturing costs by 5% per labor reductions and reorganization.
• Negotiated new contracts with vendors to save 10% annually.


1976 – 1990
Director of Research & Development
Directed research operations for this global manufacturer of mechanical power transmission products.
Key Accomplishments:
• Created new Quality Control Department to increase recycling and ensure regulatory compliance.
• Developed newuniversal joints and flexible couplings.
• Reduced shipping costs by $50K per year through use of lighter products.

Education & Training

Purdue University

GPA: 3.8

Nebraska Technical Institute

B.S., Physics
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