SUMMARY: Extensive professional Quality/Compliance verification experience, including:
Government military projects – DOD/DOE
Government non-military projects – DOE/NASA/NRC/USDI-BOR/USDHS/USACE
Commercial projects – Alaska pipeline/nuclear power generation/on-site nuclear waste storage
Manufacturing – commercial medical devices/communication devices
Compliance standards enforced included: ISO9002:94, ISO9001:2000, ASQ/ANSI/ASNT, ASME, NQA-1, 10CFR50, MIL-Q-9858A, 29CFR1910.120, 40CFR311, 49CFR172.704 (a)(1), etc.
Performance functions included staff and non-staff QA/QC specialist, engineer, supervisor, manager, consultant and consultant expert positions. Frequent interfaces included military personnel, civilian US government officials, state officials, and multiple government and commercial agency representatives.
REGISTRATION: 1976-1997 Licensed Professional Engineer - Quality - Calif. Lic. # QU-1026
Total Quality Management (TQM) - Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Co., Nevada Test Site;
Certified Lead Auditor, NQA-1 – Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Company, Nevada Test Site;
Certified Lead Auditor, ISO 9002:94;
ISO9000-2000 transition - Northern Nevada Quality Network;
TENERA Risk-based prioritization – Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co., Idaho National
Engineering & Environmental Laboratory;
Records Management Training [Traen #159701], U.S. Customs and Border Protection;
Federal Information Systems Security Awareness, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation;
29CFR1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response;
40CFR311, Worker Protection - Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility;
49CFR172.704 (a)(1), Hazardous Materials Training Requirements;
Systems Management and Audit Principles - Iowa Electric Light & Power Co., by the American Management Associations, Houston, TX;
Systems Applications Products (SAP) Overview and Basic Navigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
HISTORY - partial:
Crown Engineering & Construction, Inc., El Dorado Hills, CA, Site Construction QA/QC Manager for reconstruction of the “Mesquite Lake” project 18 megawatt biomass electric generator; established QC documentation system for NBIC and Balance of Plant Quality records requirements, and monitored initial facility teardown activities.
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EG&G Defense Materials, Inc., Tooele, UT, - contract Quality Assurance Auditor to assess a COE return to safety readiness for disposal of aging GB and VX chemical weapons at the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
Iowa Electric Light & Power Co., Cedar Rapids, IA., as the Sr. QA Engineer, then Nuclear Plant QC Supervisor, then Corporate QA Manager - responsible for nuclear systems repair, restart and operational compliance verification, nuclear supplier evaluation/approval/audit; nuclear power plant Quality Program development, review, audit and budget.
New Hampshire Yankee Co., Seabrook Steam Electric (Nuclear) Station, Seabrook, NH, on contract as the Sr. Quality Assurance Investigator to evaluate, validate and resolve plant deficiency allegations by third parties concerning design, construction and functional testing activities of various plant systems/processes prior to startup.
Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, Kansas Gas & Electric Co., Burlington, KS, as Quality Assurance Supervisor on contract to oversee all construction, startup, and operational plant activities, including design/design changes, ultimate heat sink (dam) construction verification testing, lake fill and erosion protection acceptance, etc.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection – Yuma, AZ Sector, Wellton, AZ Station – contract Mission Support for border protection equipment support functions.
Yuma Desalting Plant, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma, AZ – Quality Assurance Expert on contract to oversee all ISO9001:2000-compliant operations and maintenance activities.
A.T. Kearney & Associates, Alexandria, VA, on contract to, Westinghouse Corp. - Hanford, WA. - as Project Quality Manager/Team Leader to validate the adequacy of implementation of upgraded design, construction and operational standards and specifications for high-level nuclear waste storage at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Tank Facility to NQA-1 program and procedures criteria.
EG&G Technical Services, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID, on contract to Westinghouse Corp., Idaho Falls, ID, - to validate the adequacy of WINCO responses to DOE Red Team audits of design, fabrication, modification and operational activities at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant for high-level nuclear waste processing at the Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) - Idaho Falls, ID.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, AK, on contract from Pacific-Atlantic Technical Services Co. as Quality Engineering Manager to develop and manage performance monitoring and acceptance processes for the trans-Alaska pipeline.
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Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co. - Nevada Test Site (Las Vegas), as the Sr. Environmental QA Engineer for vendor qualification audits of hazardous waste disposers; oversaw implementation of Environmental Division quality/management controls for Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, Medical and Defense Waste Management department activities for nuclear weapons testing and site maintenance/refurbishment.
Quality Technology Co., Lebo, KS, as a Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and contract consultant on multiple nuclear power production projects to perform construction/turnover inspection acceptance of components, structures and systems for operational start-up of reactor systems/containment, turbine generator systems/structures, administrative and support facilities, cooling towers and dams, waste processing facilities, etc.; Performed special, confidential investigations to resolve technical disputes on nuclear power generation projects in order to facilitate client project start-up.
University of Alaska, Eagle River, AK: Language course work
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA: Management course work
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA: Animal Science
Famous Writer’s School, Westport, Connecticut
SECURITY CLEARANCES held:
USCBP BI, Yuma, AZ - Homeland Security
DOE/USA BAO – Tooele, UT
DOE BAO – Hanford, WA
DOE “L” – INEL , Idaho Falls
DOE-BAO – WIPP, Carlsbad, NM
DOE “Q” – Nevada Test Site
DOD Secret BI – USAF WTR, CA; ITR, UT; WSMR, NM; ETR. FL
Resume supplements/certificates/details available upon request.
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