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Name : Birol Balci
Industry Type : Director of Manufacturing
City & State : Cumberland, RI
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Products - Equipment
Objective : Any
Resume :  
3 Tall Oaks Court
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone# (401) 451-5469

A challenging mfg. engineering/management position in which to apply and expand experience and qualifications.

Professional background includes extensive Manufacturing Engineering and management experience.
Team Leadership expertise in manufacturing, objectives within cost estimating and schedule, production management, and coordination of testing procedures.
Strong organizational, planning and product training skills with highly-effective liaison experience.


Director of Manufacturing May 2008 Jan 2009
Echolab / Billerica, MA
Provide personnel management, coordination, and performance reviews; effective budget and resource management; and statistical analysis and reporting. Develop survey tools and assessment methods to
maintain or improve customer satisfaction and evaluate needs for new processes.
Applied Six Sigma & Lean manufacturing techniques and created:
First Pass Yield data
MRB, CAR, ECO and Quality Alert processes.
Assembly Instruction and Test Instruction.
Created sales forecast and shipment schedules.
CE & UL Test.
Cost controls materials, scrap, labor, overhead, and the overall production process.
Budget planning and monitoring for operations. Increased productivity 50%.
Interface with R&D concerning the technical aspects of the manufacturing process.
Production scheduling and coordination of daily output versus incoming orders.
Balance production demands versus inventory controls (supply chain, JIT); reduced inventory
to cash flow 150 K per month.
Production planning to meet growth requirements.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer Dec 2006 - Dec 2007
Thermo Fisher Scientific / Newington, NH
Managed specific production floors to have a more efficient improve First Pass Yield. Applied Lean
Manufacturing keys continuously to numerous production cells and products to have more efficient results and prepared reports for 5S, Keizen, KanBan, FMEA, etc. to manufacturing floor.
Responsible for cost reduction of the products and searching for outsource companies for better quality for fewer prices.
Managed ESD implementation, Assembly Instruction processes and operational revisions based upon organization's short and/or long-term goals.
Coordinated research and development engineering, service support engineers, sales and production floor of high-tech industrial companies.
Calculated first pass yield for each product cell for monthly read out reports to senior managements.
Designed and developed effective production floor layouts and lean production strategies.
Participated in the development of prototype designs in research and development groups.

Manufacturing Engineer May 2004 - May 2006
Caliper Life Sciences / Hopkinton, MA
Applied Lean Manufacturing Principles to manufacturing floor. SOP and GMP applied.
Reduced production time and improved product quality. Lean techniques saved 30% of the budget of the in-house cable production as well.
Responsible for in-house cable production and outsourcing.

Participated in continuing engineering efforts; maintained part integrity through ECO's, approved alternate vendor sources, and investigated solutions to components with a failure history; trained on ISO 9000.
Worked on Project Management Team to develop new products. Organized the Team and helped to build the prototypes. Upgraded parts and products. Updated and created new procedures for faster and better production flow.
Responsible for in house cable production cell and working with and supporting SMT and PTH assembly operations with PCB suppliers.
Cable assemblies conformed to UL and some MIL spec requirements. Provided pull test and electrical test to all cables and wire harnesses.

Manufacturing Engineer / Production SupervisorDec 1999 - Feb 2004
Temptronic Corporation / Sharon, MA
Responsible for the cost estimates and project team of a Controller Cooler.
Designed test fixtures, wrote specifications and procedures, assisted Technical
Writer with manual and schematic drawings, supported manufacturing, and trained
technicians in product testing.
In association with Field Service and Marketing, provided technical support,
trained vendors and operators.
Extensive experience in measurement and calibration metrology of the flow
controlled PCB's and systems.
ECO, MRB, CAR and root cause analysis.

Electronic Engineer Nov 1998 - Jan 2000
Industrial Sensors Inc. (currently Gefran) / Winchester, MA
Designed test fixtures, meters and simulators for industrial sensors.
Reworked, upgraded, and troubleshot the circuits.

Senior Electronic Technician Feb 1988 - Jul 1993
Tabas Company (ECRM) / Istanbul, Turkey
Worked as a field service and sales support technician.
Repaired and installed products of ECRM, AM Int, Apple, Loge, Hewlett Packard, Danagraf.

Master of Science, Management May 2007
Eastern Nazarene College / Quincy, MA

Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering Technology, Aug 1998
Wentworth Institute of Technology / Boston, MA

Associate Degree, Electronic Technology & Communication Systems, Feb 1989
Yildiz University / Istanbul, Turkey

Personal Practice Improvement Facilitator / Nashua, NH Apr 2007
IPC-620 / Eptac; Hopkinton, MA Jul 2005
Lab-view I / National Instruments; Woburn, MA Feb 2001
Designing with Power-View / Viewlogic; Marlboro, MAJan 1996
Autokon 1000 DE, Transparence Scanner / ECRM; Hemel Hempstead, UK Mar 1990
Varityper VT 600W-P, 3020, 4200 B-P / AM International; Milton Keynes, UK Feb 1990
Apple Macintosh Systems / Bilkom; Istanbul, TurkeyAug 1989

ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Windows, Oracle, Orcad, AutoCad, Fluent in Turkish and English

References provided upon request

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