Bill Spicer

Bill Spicer

Founder, Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Supplier Development in Boston MA

Lowell, United States

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His background

  • Today
    March 2012


    Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Supplier Development in Boston MA

  • Today
    March 2012
    August 1982

    Principal Mechanical Engineer & Casting Critical Commodity Team Lead

    Textron Defense Systems

    * Involved in 4 other projects at two different casting suppliers ;
    * Design For Six Sigma project that reduced piece part cost by greater than 500% ;
    * Finished new Load and Pack facility 18 months ahead of schedule, complete with all tooling and paperwork ;
    * Lead team responsible for USAF Sensor Fuzed Weapon Program (SFW) ;
    * Qualified new suppliers, re-tool existing suppliers, and resolve production issues for casting and machining processes ;
    * Developed selection criteria and sourced vendors for critical hardware ;
    * Designed Ground Support Equipment (GSE) designs for manufacturing and testing of NASA ORION Heat Shield ;
  • Today

    Principal Mechanical Engineer/Casting Critical Commodity Team Lead


  • Tri State University

    Bachelor of Science
    Additional Training
    NX5 to NX6 Transition - UG II Training
    EDS UG Educational Services, Waltham, Massachusetts
    Geometric Dimension and Tolerance, ANSI/ASME Y145M
    ANSI/ASME Y145M 1994 Training Course
    ANSI Y145M, 1982 Training Course
    Technical Documentation Consultants, Wilmington, Massachusetts
    Ammunition / Explosives Certification Training
    AMTEC CORP, Huntsville, Alabama

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His skills

  • Networking
  • Nx
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • R&D
  • Research & Development
  • Responsible for USAF Sensor Fuzed Weapon Program
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Tools
  • Social Media
  • Supplier Development & Maintenance ♦ Geometric Dim
  • Supplier management
  • System Testing
  • Systems Testing
  • Team Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • MS Office 2007 & 2010
  • Mentoring/Team Building
  • Materials Management
  • Commodities
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Coordinated development
  • Coordination & Execution
  • Design
  • Effective project management
  • Fabrication support
  • Failure Analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Handled design
  • Internet
  • Issue Resolution
  • Leadership
  • LEAN Manufacturing
  • Machining & Casting
  • Management
  • Unigraphics

About him

Award-winning, success-driven and highly motivated engineering professional with over 30 years of experience in casting, design, fabrication, tooling, mechanical assembly and inspection, with particular expertise in defense contract engineering. Collaborative leader and individual contributor with ability to systematically break-down complex problems and work with diverse teams/clients to exceed organizational expectations. Creative technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills complemented by meticulous detail and adherence to specifications. Strong reputation for effective project management and supplier management to maintain product integrity, control costs and deliver on time. Expertise in manipulating engineering technology to realize significant cost savings and accelerate performance for the company and customer. Hold Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.

LEAN Manufacturing, Six Sigma tools, Continuous Improvement, Process Improvement, Error Proofing, Poka Yoke, Kaizen, FMEA, failure analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Value Stream Mapping, Process Capability, Minitab, Kanban, Facilitation, Product Development-Design, R&D, Problem Solving, issue resolution, Project Management, leadership/mentoring/team building, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing(GD&T), Machining/casting & materials management, Systems Test Coordination & Execution, Computer Aided Design (UniGrapics NX), Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Proposal Writing, Supplier development & maintenance and Configuration Management