Craig Teschke is a hands-on, disciplined Engineering Manager with career-long expertise in engineering and quality control. He has proven analytical, strategic planning, and restructuring abilities, consistently resulting in improved enterprise-wide efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
CRAIG TESCHKE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 – 952-412-1951 (C) - email@example.com Public Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/craigteschke PROJECT ENGINEER / MANAGER ENGINEERING • QUALITY CONTROL • ORGANIZATION Hands-on, disciplined Engineering Manager with career-long expertise in engineering and quality control. Proven analytical, strategic planning, and restructuring abilities, consistently resulting in improved enterprise-wide efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Customer-centric focus with ability and drive to ensure excellence in customer service and training. Astute ability to recognize and develop leaders and key personnel. Strong communication and interpersonal skills that foster the development of strong, high performing teams. International experience in technical advisory and performance capacities, coupled with excellent organizational and time/resource-management skills. CORE COMPETENCIES Strategic planning and Process and procedure Leadership and personnel implementation improvement development Vision and leadership Vendor and customer Team leader, motivator, and Organizational analysis and relationship management player restructuring Exceptional technical Engineering and quality expertise management Product improvement and Training and mentoring management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MILLERBERND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Winsted, Minnesota, 2006-2011 Engineering Manager Was hired specifically to technically support and invigorate seventy some year old family owned business that had an aggressive market and product expansion plan. Also hired to help implement Lean Manufacturing discipline. Was the driving force to replace 2D drafting with 3D SolidWorks modeling to automate and enhance engineering support, including SolidWorks Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM), and to use Finite Element Analysis in project/product development. Notable project/organizational achievements include: Technical management of sign structure project for the new I-35W bridge. Taking initial lead to restart design of complex decorative pole forming machine built in-house. With my staff, technically supporting the close to doubling of the market area served by the company. Shaping my department to technically support the company’s Rings and Cylinder Division, an area of the company having modern and older machine tools, this historically had no engineering support. WESTMOR INDUSTRIES, LLC, Morris, Minnesota, 2003-2005 (Formerly Kleespie Tank) Engineering / Quality Control Manager Returned to reorganized company after previous Engineering Manager resigned. Recognized need for, and quickly implemented organizational changes to streamline communications, bid processing, and more quickly deliver engineering documentation to engineering's customers. Restored confidence in company’s ability to respond technically to product customization and new product introduction requirements as company's diverse customer base required. Started the process of implementing Lean Manufacturing company wide. Emphasized engineering's functions of developing new products and reducing costs by: Providing the technical support for new product to develop fueling Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for aircraft defueling for a major defense contractor. Creating tools, spread sheets and MathCad routines, to enable draftsmen (non-engineers) to do preliminary design work to more evenly distribute work load and reduce engineering project time. Designing an insulated jet fuel tank as part of an integrated aircraft chilled fuel system collaboratively with two partners, one being a major industrial gas company. CRAIG TESCHKE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED) TAYLOR-WHARTON (Harsco Gas and Fluid Control), Theodore, Alabama, 1999-2003 Chief Engineer / Quality Assurance Manager / ISO 9001 Management Rep, January 2001- May 2003 Promoted internally to create and serve in dual role, also involving strategic planning and restructuring, for international cryogenic containment vessel manufacturer. Recognized need for and defined strategy to implement change, applying lean manufacturing principles and engendering performance-oriented culture among employees. Lead department that acts as central hub of global technical operations, including providing technical support / advice to sister companies overseas. Reorganized department to improve efficiency, product documentation, performance, productivity and profitability. Serve as go-to person for department managers; liaise, consult, and coordinate with vendors regarding product integration and quality issues. Manage customer relations and support /service. As global expert for ASME Section VIII, Division 1 construction code and ISO 9001 management representative, ensure employees' understanding of and compliance with system, including its strategic importance. Manage all ASME, ISO, and local / international governmental regulatory groups, including documentation / certifications. Senior Cryogenic Bulk Tank Engineer, August 1999- December 2000 Hired predominately to fully implement the company’s major investment in PTC’s Pro-Engineer software. Led 4-person professional team and consulted with clients to define needs and efficiently design products to specifications, ensuring maximum production efficiency and ease of support. Provided technical support for global bulk-tank operations across United States. and three foreign countries. Tasked with integrating Pro-Engineer into operation. Performed other functions similar to above position but limited to bulk-tank product line. KLEESPIE TANK AND PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT, INC, Morris, Minnesota, May 1995- June 1999 Engineering / Quality Control Manager Seized opportunity to demonstrate in business environment the leadership and technical skills developed during Navy career, leading engineering and QA activities for atmospheric tank / pressure-vessel manufacturer with revenues of from$18 million to $38 million. As the firm's first formally designated Engineering Manager, led 6-person team of highly trained professionals. Researched, selected, and incorporated IDEAS software across enterprise; integrated quality control into operations; managed large, complex field-centered projects of up to $750,000 involving vendors, internal fabrication, subcontractors, and customers; and performed critical problem solving functions in difficult environment to rescue vital customer relationships. Collaborated with Sales to develop hazardous-material truck transports as mainstay of product offering. PRIOR EXPERIENCE Engineering Instructor, Navigator/Training Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Main Propulsion Assistant, U.S. Navy, various locations including Europe, resigned commission as Lieutenant (pay grade 0-3) September 1992 EDUCATION Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1984) - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Engineer in Training exam: Passed 1992 Mini MBA for Technical Professionals (2006) - St Thomas University, Minneapolis, Minnesota TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES Computer Tools: SolidWorks, SolidWorks Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM), MS Office, AutoCAD, PTC's Pro-Engineer, MathCAD, Design Flow (fluid flow analysis for piping), various ERP systems, IDEAS Master Series (solid modeling, FEA) Compress (Pressure Vessel Analysis program), some SQL familiarity
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