19-7-24 Bobby W Whitaker Resume.pdf DOWNLOAD


Worked Full/Part time while attending school to earn college expenses



Amateur Radio License, call sign: W4BWW

ARES (emergency responder for natural disasters)

Tenn. Tech. Amateur Radio Society (TTARS) President

Relevant Courses

Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Machine Design, Dynamics of Machinery, Mechanics of Materials,  Thermodynamics I & II, Circuits I, Dynamic Modeling and Controls, Physics I & II, Chemistry I&II,   Programming in C, Programming for Engineers, Energy Systems, Engineering Graphics, Statics, Dynamics,  Mechatronics, Renewable Energy Sources, Applied Machine Design, CNC Machining (G-Code)

Pre-­Engineering Coursework (Associates Degree)

  • 2012-­2013 Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville TN

CNC Certification, w/Exedy

Vocational Studies: Carpentry, Automotive, Welding, CAD

Computer Skills

AutoCAD Inventor, (Preferred) Solidworks, ProE, Matlab, Catia V5, Maple, C++, FORTRAN 77, Mac, Linux, Windows (3.1 to 10, Server 2012), Echolink, ALLDATA, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access, Open Office, and PSPP (Free Minitab)

Hard Skills

Soldering, Woodworking, Hot Air station, Welding (TIG MIG and Stick), Brazing, Heat Treatment, Milling, Lathing, Broaching, Grinding, Driving Licence (Can Obtain CDL), Panel Building, Electrical Wiring, building computer systems network design, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Operation and Design, Oscilloscope, Communication RF analyzer, Sewing, Loom operation, Vacuum Chambers, Plotter repair, Power Tools, and others not listed, very Hands-On


(Can provide references upon request.)

PE Specialist

  • July 2018 – February 2019 (8 Months)
  • Snap-On Tools (Contract Automation-Manufacturing Engineer) Elizabethton, TN

Capital Project Management of previous started project, in which I finished the building of TWO new assembly lines, which won Snap-On’s “RCI” global event of internal competition of improvements projects.
Support, Design, and Diagnostic Functions of Automation Machines, mostly Assembly dept.
Design, Create, Implement improvements and updates
6S, and KPI, Provide constant technical expertise

  • June 2018 – July 2018 (1 Months)
  • Tradesmen International, Millwright-Welder
  • Knoxville, TN

Work Moving Large Steel into place and welding those structures

  • April 2017 – February 2018 (10 Months)
  • Airxcel Suburban (Contract Engineer) 
  • Dayton, TN

Capital Project Management, New Seyi 330-ton Press Install, Create various “capexes”
Design, Create, Implement, Pressure Decay Leak Test Machine
Start a AOP budget plan for next year
Maintain Union Labor Rates, introduce 6S, Kata, 3P, and KPI and many other lean activities
Provide constant technical expertise in hand-off to new vice president operations
Customers most any RV Mfg. on the market (Jayco, Airstream, Winnebago, Fleetwood, other)
Products Ranges (Stove), Furnace, Water-heaters for RVs

  • July 2014 – September 2016 (2 Years 3 Months)
  • Tuff Torq Corporation (Production Engineer) 
  • Morristown, TN

Designed, Ordered, Supervised, Installed, and Modified line jigs or fixtures to increase production rates
Consulted with many different vendors and obtained quotes, parts, machines, labor rates
Maintained 3S Standards and used the Japanese Industry JIS and US Standards
Assisted Teams Install/Run various NEW products on assembly lines while customers (John Deere, MTD, Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, Yamaha, Yanmar, others)
Supported Manufacturing and Maintenance for troubleshooting and fixing many problems
Responsible for analyzing all systems for safety and environmental hazards
Consulted with many different team leaders and various departments (internal/external) for approvals
CNC/Robotic/PLC controls/power troubleshooting (Fanuc, Omron, etc.)
Tooling and Gages- Designing, Ordering, Building, Welding and Grinding
Lab Analysis Techniques, Measurement, and data collection
Lead Indusoft Project in line Data Capture (OEE, Downtime, Lot Tracking, etc.)

  • Sept 2013 – Feb 2014  (6 Months)
  • WS Packaging (Engineer, Temporary Contract) 
  • Knoxville, TN

Designed, Ordered, Overseen, Installed, and Build Modifications to improve and maintain production rates
Data Collection, for production using Label Traxx, Masterlink, SQL
In Offset, Flexo-Graphic, Doming, and Digital Printing Applications
Supervisory role of projects that are created from the data collected
Create CAPEX for machine purchases, then insure install process after approval
Assisted Vice President Operations towards new plant design and program with EBITA goals in kaizan
Participate in various other Kaizan/Lean Manufacturing teams and make the desired outcomes realities
Used the “Impact” Business Model

Designed, Ordered, Overseen, Installed, and Build Line Modifications to increase production rates
Consulted with many different vendors and obtained quotes, parts, machines, labor rates
Filled in for Maintenance Supervisor Position, overseen 8 Maintenance personal as needed
Maintained 5S5T Standards of the Japanese Automotive Industry (JATCO)
Assisted other Engineers Install/Run various entire NEW lines while customers (FORD, GM, Chrys, Nis)
Created and helped to maintained Quality/MFG. related Document Changes (DCR) (MQC, Check-sheets, Work Instructions, Line Deviations, Tool Charts, Machine Manuals and Part Drawings, ect)
Worked on in “TEAMS” Support Manufacturing troubleshooting, analyze systems for safety and environmental
Consulted with many different people and various departments/companies/vendors

  • 2001­-2011  
  • Handy Man 
  • East Tennessee Area

(Self ­Employment)  Hands On,  (to earn college expenses)

  • 2016­-Present   
  • IT Consultant, Owner East TN Hosting

IT Consulting, Web Pages, Networking