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Vaughn Bruenn

Engineering Estimator at ONTIC

Valinda, CA

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Seeking a position which offers opportunities for growth and advancement, responsibilities to include business and strategic planning, attaining strong profitability and quality, implementing innovative solutions to practical problems.

Work Experience

Engineering Estimator

ONTIC
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Chatsworth, CA
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March 2011 to Present

Estimate requests for fabricated aerospace parts/assemblies 
• Erickson Air-Crane: Estimate labor, material costs, shop lead time and one-time costs 
• ITT Defense: Monitor set-up material pricing guideline to assure fair procurement practices. 
• Boeing Launch: Extensive involvement in the preparation of proposal development. 
• Eaton: Analyzing cost data and developing pricing for quotation to customers. 
• Aerojet: Cost analysis using parametric's SEER for cost proposal generation, estimating. 
• BAE Systems: Tracking costs, financial planning and dissemination of information, budgeting. 
• Boeing Commercial: Overseeing the Lean Manufacturing Group, a cost reduction program. 
 
ONTIC, Chatsworth, CA 
Engineering Estimator, 3/2011- present 
Prepare cost and lead-time summaries and prepare a clear proposal for approval and submission to the customer 
Complete the proposal package, that includes all the supporting data to be used to determine the labor, cost and lead-time. 
Maintain metrics to support on-time delivery and accuracy of estimating deliverables.

Estimator

Erickson Air-Crane
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Central Point, OR
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April 2010 to October 2010

Estimate labor, material costs, shop lead time and one-time costs such as part programming and tooling based on requests for quote (RFQ) data submitted by prospective customers. Analyze engineering drawings, bills of material, material and process specifications and then calculate production costs using labor rates, material and processing price schedules and historical data. Participated in all phases of product/process development. Provided analytical support, evaluation and calculations for new business development studies including cost benefit analysis, evaluating end-user performance and providing cost and project schedule estimates for proposed work packages.

Analyst Cost Sr

ITT Defense Electronics & Services
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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November 2008 to March 2010

Monitor set-up material pricing guideline to assure fair procurement practices regarding cost and price. Assists and guides the Subcontract Admin and/or Buyers with material cost and/or price analysis to obtain optimum procurement pricing. Audit and/or analyzer supplier's quotes pricing information to determine propose price are fair and meet government FAR regulations. Budget planning and scheduling problems. Undertake special assignment, as directed by management. Developed Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) baseline schedules to meet all program objectives.

Analyst Cost Sr

Boeing Launch Services
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Huntington Beach, CA
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March 2006 to November 2008

Under Minimal Supervision: Extensive involvement in the preparation of proposal documentation and development for the Expendable Launch Systems (ELS) program. This includes both Follow-on and Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs). A lead pricing function, formulating cost strategies associated with the requirements set forth in RFPs. Also intricately involved with Contract negotiations, and lead efforts on subsequent Government audits performed by DCAA/DCMA. Provides input for the preparation of proposals for company products and services, integration of work statements, development of schedules, price and payment provisions, negotiate terms and conditions, program execution plans and work authorizations. Created components and assembly definitions to maintain complex manufacturing plans, Bills of Materials, Pictorial defined work instructions with current tooling. Interfaced with customer engineering and part/raw material suppliers to resolve technical problems. Ensuring program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across functional groups including finance, engineering, material.

Analyst Cost Sr

Eaton Corp Hydraulic Systems
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Glendale, CA
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2003 to 2006

Responsible for analyzing cost data and developing pricing for quotation to customers. Accountability includes: budgeting, gathering and analyzing appropriate cost information, preparation of detailed cost / price support packages, interfacing with various support functions (manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, quality, finance), recommending prices to be proposed, serving as principal price negotiator, working with customers to achieve win-win results, adhering to government regulations and restrictions, and maintaining pricing files and supporting associated audit requirements. Furnished test reports from prototype fabrication lab and vendor supplied processes. Supervised quality assurance technicians, hourly fab shop employees and manufacturing planners. Tracked plans and schedules, performing risk analysis, identifying and resolving critical path conflicts.

Analyst Cost Sr

AEROJET
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Azusa, CA
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2000 to 2002

Cost analysis using parametric's SEER for cost proposal generation and estimating for the ATMs, GOES and a classified ordnance system. Monitoring schedule performance and interdependencies executing critical path analysis, schedule risk analysis and cost/schedule integration quality and accuracy of the schedule database and integration with other program schedules. Developed and track objectives and schedules; prioritized and manage multiple project schedules within design specifications; participated in project planning and project risk management. Contributor to move Scheduling ahead of where it was in a few short years. Project Management for the betterment, by better understanding the obstacles and forces that threaten projects from the moment of inception, and thus mastering ways to overcome them.

Financial Analyst

BAE SYSTEMS
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Mojave, CA
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1998 to 2000

Tracking costs, financial planning and dissemination of information, budgeting as associated with New Business Proposals and the B717-200 Wing Body Join production cost tracking. Reporting requirements include complex statistical analysis of all aspects of financial reporting, and planning assignments. Completed the largest simultaneous schedule and cost project risk assessment using the analytical results to prioritize the most productive, cost-effective risk mitigation alternatives. Project risk reduction was the benefit of the efforts toward risk analysis.

LEAD ANALYST - LEAN MANUF

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO
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Everett, WA
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1996 to 1998

Responsibilities include overseeing the Lean Manufacturing Group, a cost reduction program, which Boeing adopted to improve on the methodology and reduce the cost of manufacturing 777 wings. Also in charge of preparing Resident Work Plans, a strategy to cut down on delays and re-working specifically in the Wing Responsibility Center. Able to reduce rework by 50%. Which included Project Risk Management discipline responsibilities: developed, reviewed and modeled schedules for quantitative risk analysis in the area of Project Management, as well as on the theoretical level. Participated in discussions with foreign joint venture partners.

SR. ANALYST - PRICING

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AEROSPACE CO
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Huntington Beach, CA
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1989 to 1994

Investigate costs to support audits and enhance customer negotiations. Also in charge of budgeting, researching, analyzing, Intrinsic Value Reviews, DCAA audits and preparing detailed cost/price proposals not only for government contracts e.g. Delta/Titan Rocket, Mast Mounted Sight, but also in response to C-17 legal claims. Identifying, prioritizing, analyzing, planning for, and reporting progress made against risks to project objectives. Made contributions to how projects were managed, cconducting independent risk analyses, trained project members on the concepts and language of risk analysis those first-time participants unfamiliar with the risk analysis approach to project management.

ANALYST - PRODUCTION COSTS

ROCKWELL INT'L.- Rocketdyne Division
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Canoga Park, CA
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1988 to 1989

Develop cost proposals for production programs and spare parts. Submit cost proposals in support of the Delta Main Engine and Space Shuttle spare parts. Analysis and forecasting for Delta Rocket Engine including the NASP Project. Providing quantitative risk analysis of project cost and schedule objectives of Risk Driver approach to integrated cost and schedule risk analysis. Contributor to project risk management and scheduling standards.

ANALYST/ Manufacturing Planner/Buyer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS HELICOPTER CO
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Culver City, CA
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1982 to 1988

Oversee commercial and military light helicopter production Coordination between design and production personnel. Change board and flight delivery responsibilities. Proposal pricing of 7.62 mm ordnance systems. Corrected and improved planning as a result of difficulties discovered during production of product. Corrected Bill of Material issues as a result of improvements to the product and or producibilty. This effort updated planning and Bill of Material in support of Change Orders to the product. Also help establish parameters, to specify what is included in the risk scenarios. Used software for the analytical part of risk analysis to drive the overrun risk down to acceptable levels.

Manufacturing Planner/Buyer

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO
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Seattle, WA
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1979 to 1981

Purchasing titanium, forged, cast, extruded aluminum and purchased parts. Machine parts off-load. The application of step-by-step procedures to ensure effective management of projects including Space Shuttle Inertial Upper Stage Program (IUS) using analytical results to prioritize the most productive, cost-effective risk mitigation alternatives. Benchmarking the process needed to make sure that not departed from the original design or practice and to use the best available methods, examining documented analyses and interviewing participants.

Education

B.A. in Business Administration Management

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY -
Pullman, WA

1977

Government Contracting

UCLA EXTENSION

Additional Information

Highlights of Qualifications: 
• 20+ years experience with major aerospace corporations directly and as an independent consultant. 
• Experienced in Government Contracts, Cost Modeling, Pricing, Cost Research, Budgeting, Auditing, Cost Reduction Programs, Cost Proposals. 
• Proven Purchasing, Production Coordination, Tracking Costs, Financial Planning, Oversee Production Lines Costs, Estimating, Statistical Analysis. 
• Experience with wide variety of accounting software, Intrinsic Value Reviews, DCAA audits. 
• Technical Courses/Company Sponsored: World Class Competition, Quality Management Facilitation, ISO 9000, Lean Manufacturing issuing Standard Work Method with associated Graphics, Just-in-Time, Single-Piece Flow and Total Quality/Production Management. 
 
Technical Courses/Company Sponsored: Quality Management Facilitation, ISO 9000, Lean Manufacturing issuing Standard Work Method with associated Graphics, Just-in-Time, Single-Piece Flow and Total Quality/Production Management. 
 
Key Skills: 
• Team Co-ordination: Focal point for all daily problem solving and decision making. 
• Scheduling & Planning: Ensuring program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated 
across functional groups including finance, engineering, material. 
• Areas of Expertise: Engineering knowledge, SEER (hardware and software), @Risk/ risk analysis. 
FAR/ DFAR, solve complex technical problems, communication skills, ability to work in a team setting, NT workstations/ MS Project/ Access.