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T. Dieffenbach_resume


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T. Dieffenbach_resume

  1. 1. ____________________TOM DIEFFENBACH__________________ 322 Dayton St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (484) 883-8699 EXPERIENCE: Greene, Tweed Co. (Lansdale, PA) Process Engineering Technician: April 2011-Present ● Ceramic Matrix Composites material and process development ● Establish, troubleshoot and document processes and process parameters for future Production scale-up ● Develop and document in house material formulas and manufacturing processes ● Establish inspection and acceptance criteria for raw materials and finished products ● Develop in-line inspection interfaces using Infinity QS Proficient Inspection ● Acquire or build equipment necessary for production scale-up as well as process development ● Write manufacturing work instructions and procedures as well as training documentation for new employees ● Manage contractor and union work force in early production phases ● Design and execute DOEs alongside Six Sigma Black Belt personnel ● Coordinate with cross functional departments and outside contractors and suppliers on development projects ● Operate and maintain production equipment to produce materials, production and sample products as well as testing coupons and samples, including furnaces and kilns, compression molding machines, planetary mixers, mills and vacuum chambers ● Assist engineers as required Kensey Nash Corporation (Exton, PA) Injection Molder: Aug 2004 – April 2011 ● Injection Molding ● Launch production start up, supervise process troubleshooting, evaluate product quality, and initiate process adjustments as necessary for over eighty resorbable and permanent medical implants used in a variety of orthopedic applications ● Liaison between manufacturing and engineering personnel to ensure quality control ● Extrusion ● Direct production logistics and staffing for all extrusion processes including sheet and profile extrusion, twin screw compounding, and drawn-oriented extruded rod ● Responsible for development, implementation and delegation of maintenance and cleaning procedures, tracking production history, and inventory of tooling for all extrusion equipment ● Other Duties ● Provide production support and training to manufacturing personnel ● Production scheduling and tasking of personnel to successfully meet budgetary requirements and customer deadlines ● Ensure continual improvement by implementing process and design changes while complying with GMP/FDA Standards ● Provide assistance to engineers as required ● Supervision of machining processes
  2. 2. ____________________TOM DIEFFENBACH__________________ 322 Dayton St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (484) 883-8699 EDUCATION: Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA) ● Associate Degree, Mechanical Drafting and Design: May 2002 ● Associate Degree, Plastics and Polymer Science: May 2004 TECHNICAL SKILLS: Proficient in the use of the following software: ● Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Oracle, Novell Groupwise, SAP, Lotus Notes and PowerPoint ● Database programs including Windchill PDM Link, Infinity QS, Active Factory and Faciliworks ● Engineering software including AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Mechanical Desktop Proficient in the use of the following equipment: ● Injection molding machines including Nissei, Arburg, and Boy ● Extrusion machines including Davis Standard, Wayne, and Leistritz ● Processing equipment including thermolators, melt pumps, dryers, and safety devices ● Some experience with testing machines including Brookfield Viscometer, tensile, flexural, shear, and optical measuring equipment