Scott Fadeley

Posted 11 months ago

Scott L. Fadeley                                                                                                                                                                           

Leesburg, FL  34788                                                                            






2015-2018            Orlando Steel Enterprises, Inc., Summerfield, FL

OSE is a distributor of chain link and PVC fence in the Central Florida Region.  OSE fabricates custom gates of many material types and sizes and sells steel buildings of all configurations.  They have a fabrication and manufacturing facility with an in-house powder coating system, various machinery and a plasma cutter.


Manufacturing Manager, Director of Safety, Quality Control


Manager of the Production and Fabrication division for a team of 15 employees. Ensure manufacturing performance and quality goals are met. Lead and direct the work of others. Plan, organize, and direct day to day operations to exceed customer’s expectations. Increase production and increase quality standards while minimizing delays to achieve on-time deliveries. Quote/Estimate and Invoice all division customer orders.


Implemented safety procedures using appropriate protocol. Conduct safety meetings and audits. Safety Committee Chairperson.


Oversee Quality and Safety programs of custom fence, gate and other fabricated products.

Created quality process documents and carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


2007-2015            United States Department of Defense (DOD), Benet Laboratories, Watervliet, NY

Benet Labs is an Army Research, Development and Engineering facility.  It is a part of the Weapons & Software Engineering Center (WSEC), Armament Research, Development, and Engineering. Benet Laboratories is recognized world-wide as a Center of Excellence for gun design, structural and dynamic analysis, application of advanced materials and composites, and laboratory simulations ranging from gun firing phenomena to static and dynamic load testing (up to 5 million lbs.), as well as environmental testing.


Mechanical Engineering Technician — Combat Vehicle Integration (CVI)

Initiated Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) to accommodate alterations in the M1A1, M1A2, and M60 series main battle tanks.

Tested conceptual designs and prototypes to ensure the design incorporated the proper characteristics of form, fit, and function.


Layout and design of assembled kits of special projects for field installations.


Researched and wrote technical reports responding to waivers and deviations from other Government agencies and vendors.


Team Leader for the Gun Tube Bushing project. Installed specially designed bushings in the gun tubes using hydro-pneumatic tooling specifically developed for this project. These installations were critical in minimizing cracks and fissures with the bore evacuator.


Wrote Reclamation Procedures for the Ammo Door Actuator and Hydraulic Emergency Brake to remanufacture and provide cost savings.


Worked on teams for Crew Cooling Vests, Plumb and Synch Ramps (80 Ton capacity), Extended Bustle Rack and Ammo Data Link (ADL).


Utilized SAP ERP system.


Recognized for several Special Act and Service Awards.


2001-2007            Elmhurst Research, Inc., Albany, NY

ERI was a contract engineering company focusing on Government work for Benet Weapons Lab, a division of Picatinny Arsenal in NJ located at the Watervliet Arsenal.  In addition, ERI performs other engineering consultation and was developing high-pressure food preservation equipment.


Manager and Manufacturing Project Engineer

Managed the Engineering Department at the Watervliet Arsenal site.

Received and tracked all engineering projects from Benet Weapons Lab.

Researched information and wrote technical reports – ECPs for the M1A1 and M1A2 tank turrets. Directed the Engineering Team to ensure all milestones and deliverables were met.


Project Manager with a ten-person team for the prototype development/testing of two Food Preservation units.


1998-2001            Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY

Plug Power (PLUG) is the industry leader in the development of residential Fuel Cell Systems (PEM), providing energy to residential homes and other applications.


Systems Manager and Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Led the efforts to build a Lean Manufacturing operation, achieving single piece cellular flow.

Supported the Development Team in transitioning new products and designs from concept to start-up.

Drove the integration of the ERP and Product Data Management (PDM) systems throughout manufacturing.


Developed and managed the process documentation system, including standard operating procedures (SOP) and routings.



Managed eleven fuel cell system assemblers.  Hired/reviewed all assemblers and technicians for the production team.


Purchased/implemented custom production equipment for assembly areas.


Implemented a Climate Controlled HVAC system to maintain longevity of fuel cell membranes.


Developed line layouts and product workflow for each assembly process.


Created manufacturing policies.


Successfully managed various engineering projects.

Interviewed candidates for employment throughout the company.



1994-1998            Garden Way, Inc., Troy, NY

This was the manufacturer of Troy-Bilt brand outdoor power equipment with over 800 employees and over $200M in sales (1998).  Garden Way was later sold to MTD Products.


Manufacturing Engineer Managed special projects and coordinated through each department.


Implemented- Kronos Time-Keeping System to increase payroll efficiency and reduce annual costs by $205,000.


Administered company-wide Security System to reduce annual expenditures by $155,000.


Established standard operating procedures (SOP) for introduction of new products to facilitate production efficiency and accuracy.


Established labor standards for assembly of products, including time studies and process flow evaluations to increase productivity.


Designed fixtures, tooling, and gauging for all product lines to enable efficient production.


Tested prototype equipment to improve product quality.


Set up and monitored assembly lines for new product introductions.


Trained supervisors and assemblers to build new products from start to finish.


Initiated cost savings measures for reduction of product costs through process improvement and redesign.



Degree:  Bachelor of Technology

Major:  Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica/Rome, NY


Special Projects:  Developed a plant layout of a manufacturing facility.

Coursework emphasis:  Production Operations Management.


Degree:  Associate in Applied Science

Major: Industrial Technology/Management

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

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