Isaac W. Birdwell

Industrial Engineer

Sector: Automotive

Member Since, July 10, 2023

Open To Work

  • I am open to relocating to
  • I am open to working remotely Yes
  • I am open to being contacted by employers and recruiters Yes

About Me

Industrial Engineering professional, experienced in high volume manufacturing environments. Keen insight in implementing Continuous Improvement methodologies to reduce process waste. Strong engineering aptitude but above all I am an adept communicator and working with people is my passion. Tenacious, ambitious, and fiercely loyal.


  • Bachelor of Science - BS, Industrial & Management Systems Engineering (2017 - 2022) Montana State University-Bozeman

    Activities and societies: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, American Society of Engineering Management, Montana State Tennis Club

  • Exchange, Industrial Engineering (2019 - 2019) The University of Western Australia

    Activities and societies: Trinity Residential College, Inter-College Sporting Competitions Engaged in an academic exchange semester for six months at the University of Western Australia- a globally renowned institution of higher learning. Experienced a rich, multicultural environment while learning through a unique scholastic university system. Made strong international connections with friends and peers across the entire globe. Learned about the diverse history of isolated Western Australia and broadened my personal perspective.

Work & Experience

  • Panasonic Energy of North America (2023 - Present ) Industrial Engineer

  • Plug Power (2022 - 2023 ) NPI Manufacturing Engineer

  • Montana State University - Office of Student Engagement (2021 - 2022 ) ASMSU Business Manager

    -Advised executive team in strategic decision making for asset management and auxiliary revenue generation. -Directed the organization and execution of ASMSU\'s annual budgeting process. -Managed program directors for alignment with administration\'s yearly financial goals.

  • Panasonic Energy of North America (2021 - 2021 ) Continuous Improvement Intern - Lean Six Sigma

    -Supported Black Belts in establishing 5S minimum standards across battery production processes. -Created Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Standard Work Instructions (SWI) for material handling processes, reduced cycle times, and balanced operator load for throughput increase. -Implemented a material flow system reducing local physical movement by 60% and WIP by 40%

  • Montana State University-Bozeman (2021 - 2021 ) Economics Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Bechtel Corporation (2020 - 2020 ) Quality/Six Sigma Engineer Intern

    - Overviewed corporate Quality Management System and engaged in collaborative case studies across main Global Business Units and Functions: Infrastructure, Nuclear/Security/Environment, Oil-Gas-Chemicals, Mining & Metals. - Completed extensive training modules on continuous improvement strategies, Six Sigma analytics (DMAIC), People Based Quality, and Closed Loop Corrective Action – Immersion in Bechtel’s Quality Culture.

  • Montana Tech (2020 - 2020 ) Technical Programming Consultant

    - Developed python application to analyze and report discrepancies in State Oil and Gas well log data

  • Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (2019 - 2020 ) Data Management Assistant

    -Organized, manipulated, extracted data from Salesforce database. Optimized workplace efficiency of daily Salesforce interactions.

Honors & awards

  • 2018 President’s List

    Issued by Montana State University

  • 2017 Montana University System Honor Scholar

    Issued by Montana University System