Engineers Australia Statement of Experience Example

Statement of Experience Example NER: Career Episode -2 

Project- 2 Description:

My second episode is based on the project of M3 MICROLC. During the time, I worked as Senior Manufacturing Engineer (New Products and Sustaining). The project was initiated and accomplished from Jan 2015 to Feb 2016. It was started by the company SCIEX INC (Life Science Company under Danaher Group). The project was based in Singapore.

Project TitleM3 MICROLC
Dates for the ProjectJanuary 2015 – February 2016
Duration of the Activity

 

1 Year and I Month
Name of the organizationSCIEX INC (Life Science company under Danaher Group) 
Geographical Location where the experience was gainedSingapore
My RoleSenior Manufacturing Process Engineer (New Products and Sustaining)

  Personal Engineering Activity

At first, I analyzed the entire M3 MicroLC system. This system performs the direct injection experiments which include the six-port having stainless-steel injection valve in it also equipped with a column oven. It also has an MS interface cable for the low-flow configurations and an electrode of 25 μm i.d. This system accessory kit acquired with sample loops, fittings, a column and other supplies.

I was responsible for ensuring that the sub-modules of the systems were pre-tested before the instrument level integration process implementation. Because it reduced the failure risks and unnecessary decommissioning of the instrument to debug during the final integration process. I proposed the bench test for sub-modules and used the fixtures to stimulate the basic functionality of the overall system level integration. All the issues were handled and addressed before the actual final integration of the system.

I was responsible for ensuring that the sub-modules of the systems were pre-tested before the instrument level integration process implementation. Because it reduced the failure risks and unnecessary decommissioning of the instrument to debug during the final integration process. I proposed the bench test for sub-modules and used the fixtures to stimulate the basic functionality of the overall system level integration. All the issues were handled and addressed before the actual final integration of the system.

Technical Problems:

While working on this project, I faced a problem of robotic arm alignment with the frame. I used a built-in frame assembly to design the instrument which can be made of individual beams of machined stainless steel parts. Because of the frame assembly stock up variations, I have noticed it was very difficult to align the robotic arm plunger with the frame after the robotic arm assembling to the frame assembly. I have seen that it was difficult to ensure that the arm was able to pick up the sample and to inject it to the injection valve with Zero loss of the sample or damage to the injector. I have introduced an “Alignment Process” where a “Gauge Leveller” was used to line up every component with reference to the frame. It made the assembly process consistent and able to adapt every frame stack up tolerance variations. Through this process, I yielded the 100% alignment.

 Another challenge I encountered which was occurred during the project execution. The issue was to figure out a methodology for performing HI-POT test. I used the HI-POT test to ensure that the instrument was properly grounded which was a critical part of catering to the UL/CSA certification requirements for safety. I used the already commissioned Hi-Pot standalone test unit. The Hi-Pot test fixture was comprised of the interlock. I suggested to the technician to push the instrument into the Hi-Pot Station and closed the station door. When I turned on the Hi-Pot tester, the tester performed the function and finished the session.

 Testing

As the M3MicroLC was fully compliant with UL/CSA regulations and with CE, I ensured the conduction of HI-POT test during the commissioning of the M3MicroLC. I also performed the EHS audits in the production area to ensure that all tools and equipment were properly stored.

I dealt with proficient morals and designing accountabilities while taking a shot at the undertaking. I acknowledged and took after different guidelines and codes amid the task.

During this project, I followed the ASME, ASTM and IPC standards. The ASME and ASTM ensured that the engineering drawings, system Interconnect drawings, mechanical Assembly procedures and the material testing were according to the proper testing methods.  I used the IPC Standards to ensure that all the electronic assemblies in mass Spectrometer and Liquid Chromo graph (LC) Instrumentation followed the standard process procedures.

Tool Used;

While working on this project, I utilized the SAP MM Module, Solid works, Oracle, MS word, MS power point, MS Access, MS Project Management, MS Visio, MS Excel, HP version- FMEA Software, Minitab – Statistical Software and HP version-Process Mapping software to accomplish the objectives of the project.

During this project, each manufactured product had its own coordinates (X, Y, and Z) of the robotic arm alignment with respect to the respective frame assembly. I introduced a REGISTRY FILE which stored the (X, Y, Z) coordinates of the robotic arm alignment data and uploaded it to the instrument computer. I presented this system so that the customer used to boot up the computer and opened the file from the software. I linked each data with the serial number of the instruments.

Calculations

During this project, I performed the statistical quality control (SQC) chart calculations to understand the variations in manufacturing process and instrument functionality over a defined period of time. I also worked on XBAR R charts and P chart to analyze the non-conformance within a subgroup. 

Project Planning and Team Management

I attended the PFMEA and DFMEA training and took a Certified Associate for Project Management course which helped me a lot in accomplishing the objectives of the project. I also made a proper working schedule to accomplish the project tasks and to deliver the project on time.

I successfully launched the M3MicroLC on time, within the specified budget. My project manager appreciated me for accomplishing the project diligently. I followed the manufacturing plan, sourcing plan and meeting minutes report to arrange meetings. The plan report carried all information about the M3MicroLC manufacturing process and test process. These plans were signed off by the SCIEX management.

I used to interact with Production technicians, R&D engineers, installation managers, production managers, project managers on a daily basis. I followed the Standard Work (SW) process to train the technicians. I conducted the classroom board test to ensure that the production team was fully aware of the production and test processes. I arranged weekly and bi-weekly sessions with the R&D design team, production team, installation team and subcontractors to discuss the planned instrument and new product manufacturing. I coordinated with my manager and project manager on a weekly basis to discuss the critical issues.

Ethical Values:

Due to my great professional behavior and good work performance I achieved success. I respect and abide by the ethical standards of each organization I have worked in. I gave high importance to honesty and respect while interacting with co-workers. I strongly believe in the fact that the way I act as a professional will not only affect my performance, but it will also have an impact on my organization as well. Being a senior employee, I try to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. I focus more on the quality and schedule of the work. I enjoy working in team projects and being a senior employee I make efforts to motivate my team members in order to enhance the work rate.

In marking the security concerned hardware and parts of the vehicle. I also followed the basic engineering fundamentals and code of ethics while maintaining the engineering design integrity and safety such as, accommodation of safety factors in the component design

Safe Work Procedures;

I took special care regarding the safety aspects of the project. While dealing with equipment, I made it mandatory wearing personal protective equipment. The test stand was only operated when no other persons were around or only when other persons were inducted and aware of what I was doing. In order to prevent any electric hazard, an emergency switch was installed to cut off all power sources in case of emergency.

Summary:

This project was a milestone in my professional career. I utilized my engineering knowledge and experience to accomplish the objectives of the project. I gave 2015YR presentation on working principles of M3 MicroLC functionality. In this project, I introduced the new product shipment schedule dashboard, instrument commissioning data tracking methodology and 5S methodology. I achieved the company target to get the product released and run by the end of 2016.Lead NPI Manufacturing Engineer/Project Manager                                OCTOBER 2006 – NOVEMBER 2014

Employer name: Agilent Technologies Inc. (Formerly Varian Inc.). https://www.agilent.com/

Location/address: 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA 

  1. NPI (New Product Introduction) Role:

To Introduce New Products from R&D (Prototype) to Completely Released Production unit. This involves use of DFM, DFX, NPI Cycle, Project Management, Supply Chain Design /Management, Assembly and BOM Documentation, Product Structure definition for Production, Quality Steps like Regulatory requirements like CE and UL/CSA to introduce the Product. To Setup Installation and Service Plan requirement and Link Supply Chain and Materials Planning Group with Support Structure established during the NPI.

  1. Manufacturing Engineer/Operations Engineer Role:

To take the Lead Manufacturing Engineer role in supporting the Released Product in Production. The Main task is to make sure that the Production team is able to Manufacture and Ship the product in time with quality. This involves NCR (Non Conformance Reports) for Incoming Materials for build, Perform SPC Charts (Xbar R charts) and Pareto Diagrams to investigate the Root Cause, Deal address Build/Test failures in the Production Floor.

  1. CIP (Continuous Improvement Planning) Role:

To work with Supply Chain, Production, Installation, Service and R&D to improve the Quality of the product. This involves Lean Manufacturing, addition of Quality Control steps, Assembly Cycle Time  reduction to improve the Lead time of delivery from Production Floor, World Wide Logistic Material Planning for Service and Installation Support, Work with Materials Planning /Purchasing Group  to come with Strategy to Ramp Materials for Forecast builds, to improve Suppler Quality on tight  Tolerance/Specification units, to Support Materials Planning /Purchasing with the Cost Reduction  Projects for the Released Products.