Gavin Steele

Manufacturing Supervisor

Objectives

■ Exceed all expectations. 

■ Demonstrated leader with experience in manufacturing planning, execution and affordability. 

■ The ability to rapidly identify a problem or issue then develop and implement measurable solutions. 

■ Proven ability to develop and motivate teams with a hands on management style. 

■ Promoting a positive atmosphere in order to minimize the adverse effects of conflict.  


Skill Set


Design of Precision Machined Components
Design of Sheet Metal, Laser and Water Jet Components
Design of Vacuum Formed and Injection Molded Components
Circuit Design & Layout  
Advanced Electromechanical and Electronic System Packaging Design  
Embedded System for Manufacturing and Laboratory Automation

Software Skill Set


SolidWorks
PIC Microcontrollers / MPLAB
Microsoft Office 
JIRA Project Management
Adobe Apps.
Python/Tkinter

Work Experience


Isotech Laboratories Inc.

July 2015 - Present
Product Line Manager 

Added responsibilities

  • Ensure clear direction, performance goals, job profiles and expectations are established for all manufacturing and R&D Team Members. 
  • Working with the manufacturing Team Members, allowing them to have a voice and giving them ownership of the continuous improvements and upgrades to the manufacturing area. 
  • Providing manufacturing and R&D subordinates opportunities, coaching and guidance to meet career development plans. 
  • Helped manufacturing Team Members reduced all sample collection devices combined failure rate to less than .01%
  • Maintaining manufacturing and R&D ISO 9001:2015 certification. 
  • Additional responsibilities include the 2013-2015 list below. 


Isotech Laboratories Inc.

April 2013 - July 2015
Product Development Manager

The world's largest commercial stable isotope laboratory, Isotech is known for high-precision isotope analysis and innovative sampling containers.

  • Responsible for all product quality issues, design changes, improvements and new designs. 
  • In 2013 Isotech's flagship product the IsoTube had failure rate of >3%. This was reduced to <.01% with the introduction of new pressure test equipment completely designed and built by me. 
  • Responsible for all manufacturing test and assembly equipment needs and issues. 
  • Worked with the IT Team to make all manufacturing activities documentation paperless.
  • Responsible for all manufacturing and supplier NCRs and CPARs


Beta-Tech, Inc.

July 1997 - April 2013
Owner

Successfully owned and operated for 16 years before joining Isotech Labs.    

  • Customers: Norfolk Southern, LabLogic, First Light USA, Isotech Labs, TK Custom and IN/US Systems. 
  • Worked with Norfolk Southern engineers to design a penalty brake controller as part of their PTC program. 
  • Capable of taking a customer's design form a sketch on a napkin to a complete product. 
  • Provided electronic circuit designs and PCB layouts and all documentation. 
  • Designed products for industrial, consumer, medical and laboratory use.


IN/US Systems now part of LabLogic

July 1990 - July 1997
Mechanical Designer

  IN/US Systems is a manufacturer of world class radio-chromatography instruments.  

  • Designed mechanical and electromechanical assemblies and components used in radio flow detectors for gas and HPLC chromatography. 
  • Set up, maintained and used the model shop to make prototype and low volume production parts. 
  • Responsible for supplier selection, supplier issues and supplier interface. 
  • Implemented part and assembly database that included ECN and NCR tracking. 
  • Responsible for all schematics, PCB layouts, part and assembly models and technical drawings. 



Patents 

IsoFlask
Tomahawk
Detector
Gas Analysis
Liberator
Pin
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