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KEITH CRAWFORD Home 661) 251-7589 Cell (661) 212-9360 kjandaz@yahoo.

com
27226 Rockgrove, Canyon Country, CA 91351
SUMMERY Manufacturing Engineer utilizing my skills and knowledge acquired through extensive
experience, training and continuing education in both commercial and aerospace
manufacturing, engineering and management. Demonstrating initiative in cost savings, and
creativity. With excellent communication and problem solving skills used to forge strong
team spirit while coaching through influence and creating a can do attitude in a multicultural
environment.
TECHNICAL  Rapid Prototyping  Extensive Field Service experience
SKILLS  Product Design  PLC Programming
 Jig and Fixture Design  Electromechanical Valve Assembly
 Model Maker & Mold Making  Hydraulic/ pneumatic Actuators
 Test Supervision & Trainer  Welding – GTAW Tig / Mig / Stick
 Qualification and Final test protocol  Metal Fabrication / Pipe Fitting
 Comprehensive Knowledge of Test Equipment Carpentry / Plumbing

ACHIEVEMENTS  Manufacturing engineer on a cost reduction project resulting in over $2 million/year


in scrap.
 Optimized 3 production lines to reduce touch labor by 30% (Cost savings of over
$200K/year).
 Evaluated and worked with suppliers to reduce scrap on components generated
within their stamping process. (Savings of $25,000 per year)
 Successfully brought outside supplier online for outsourcing some manufacturing to
support in house production lines.
 Manufacturing team leader delivering a 40% increase in labor efficiency through
tooling and line improvements.
 Hold patents on US 7,137,728, US 7,107,778 and US 7,354,317 B2 as co inventor.
Patent pending on product: WO 2005/072177.
 Identified critical failure modes and developed a testing method to verify failures
resulting in a design change that saved over $50K
 Developed in house process for doming and fire polishing Quartz tubes saving over
$100K.
 Designed production tooling of high quantity subassembly parts for Amistar Pick &
Place machine reducing throughput rejection from > 13% to < 2%

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CAPSTONE TURBINE CORP; Chatsworth, CA.
World's leading producer of low-emission microturbine energy systems.

Manufacturing Engineer: 2008 thru 2010


Perform make vs. buy analysis. Work with various suppliers to reduce cost and scrap while developing
processes to be outsourced. Develop and maintain electronic systems to track individual and team
efficiency. Maintain system for collecting SPC data to optimize line efficiency. Perform resource
loading to accommodate production demand. Authored several welding and process control
specifications. Performed Materials and Processes evaluations for various welds used in production
process. Performed failure analysis and conducted Weld optimization studies to establish weld
schedules for resistance and GTAW processes. Authored reports making analysis and
recommendations for production changes and procedures. Developed Operations Material Process
Sheets (OMS) for the assembly and fabrication of microturbine cores. Authored reports making
analysis and recommendations for production changes and procedures. Designed tooling to be used in
the assembly and fabrication of microturbine core welding... Analyze and plan work force utilization,
space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment.
ULTRAVIOLET DEVICES INC; Valencia, CA

Designer & Test Lab Supervisor: 1996 thru 2007


A key member of the Products Design Teams, for both commercial / residential Water
Treatment and HVAC systems utilizing UV technologies. Supervise the test Lab and all ongoing
environmental, operational and reliability testing required in these designs for UL and CE
approvals. Responsible for the Design and fabrication of various prototypes using Rapid
prototyping technologies and methods such as FDM, SLA , Vacuforming, RTV Silicone tooling
and Urethane Castings. Responsible for the Design and fabrication of various test systems
required to test designs in environments that will simulate real time life at accelerated rates.
Generated test documentation required for initial product validation and certification including
the authoring of test protocols, test format, and data. Analyzed and interpreted test data, and
prepared reports to be use by engineering and management team. Participated in product
improvement teams and supplied technical support in various fields of expertise. Wrote work
instruction documents for various assembly lines both in the IAQ and Water Treatment product
lines utilizing a mix of verbal and graphical work instructions. Responsible for balancing the
production lines as to affect the highest efficiency possible. UVDI Acting Production Manager at
acquisition company site, to assuring all production and quality metrics were maintained or
improved while in transition.
PREVIOUS Kavlico Corporation; Auto industry & Simi conductors
EXPERIENCE Kaiser Eckel Valve; Aerospace & Defense Industry
National Technical Systems; Aerospace & Defense Industry
Marquardt; Aerospace & Defense Industry
Air Dry Corp; Defense Industry

EDUCATION College of the Canyons; Business Management AA


Continuous education in; Total Quality Management; Six Sigma; Statistical Process
Control; Failure Mode Effects Analysis; Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving/Decision
Making; Applications and Analysis in Design of Experiment.
CERTIFICATIONS Welding to Mil-STD-1595A; IPC-A-610B electronic assemblies
Inspector / operator NASA NHB5300.4

MILITARY United States Navy: Ship Fitter 3rd Class, Certified Welding, Sheet Metal
Fabrication, Pipe Fitting / Plumbing / Carpentry

COMPUTER Solid Works: Designed tooling to aid production.


SKILLS Microsoft Office suite: Spread sheets and Data collection.
Microsoft Access: Set up charts and reports used for management.
Accomplished at reading blueprints, military and customer specifications.