Wallace A. Hurd III
Salem, MA 01970
**** – Present METAL IMPROVEMENT COMPANY WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER Responsible for the quality of shot peened components, creating the planning required for processing these parts, calibration of instruments, employee training, coordination of audits by NADCAP and other sources. Supervise 4 inspectors. Principal contact for quality issues, requests for quotations, and machine qualification/requalification. Delegated Supplier Quality Representative for General Electric Aircraft Engines.
1997-2003 METAL SPINNERS, INC. MALDEN, MASACHUSETS
QUALITY MANAGER. Responsible for the conformance of sheet metal fabrications used in the aerospace industry, the conduct of audits, calibration of instruments and templates, training of employees and preparation and presentation of first article documentation to customers. Principle quality interface for customers, suppliers and the company. Maintained ISO/AS and NADCAP registration. Reviewed and acted on audit results. Functioned as Delegated Supplier Quality Representative for General Electric Aircraft Engines and Honeywell Engine and Systems. Led preparation for and participated in the initial ISO 9002/AS 900 audit. Approvals obtained on first try with only one minor finding. Completed GE/Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt course and three projects.
1996-1997 GENERAL ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT ENGINES LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS
MANUFACTURING QUALITY ENGINEER/CELL LEADER. Employed by Butler Services Group. Primary responsibility in the Multipoint EDM Area with other duties within the Process Technology Operation. Provided quality engineering expertise, production control and supervision of self-directed workforce. Determined delivery of hardware on a priority basis. Used Preliminary Review Authority to disposition nonconforming material and monitored MRB repairs. Developed and implemented tool management concept and area Kan Ban. Participated in process improvement team to improve the throughput and the health, safety and environmental aspects of areas assigned.
1986-1996 SELF EMPLOYED REMODELING CONTRACTOR.
1983–1986 LORAL-HYCOR WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS
ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER. Responsible for systems engineering for the NATO Sea Gnat program. Provided interface for the Navy Program Office, In-Service Design Agent and subcontractors. Supervised exempt and nonexempt personnel. Designed and implemented the quality system. Developed and issued reliability prediction reports and critical item specifications. Designed and conducted component and subsystem test programs. Prepared and presented design reviews. Monitored manpower and budget. Created computer programs to predict trajectories. Participated in the preparation of bids and proposals. Served as company representative during the installation of decoy launching systems in The People’s Republic of China and Egypt.
1980-1983 EG&G ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DIVISION SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER. Responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of the quality system for a high reliability rubidium frequency standard to be used in the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS). Supervised except and non-exempt personnel. Prepared specifications defining electronic systems, nonmilitary hardware and component test plans. Created computer program to determine system reliability and maintain inventory/process control. Assisted in the preparation of bids and proposals. Provided guidance to division management on the use of Statistical Process Control and effective sampling plans. Conducted quality audits. Served as representative to the Training Advisory Committee, Wage Review Board and the Government/Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP).
1976-1980 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
1978-1980 Aircraft Engine Group Lynn, Massachusetts PRODUCT QUALITY ENGINEER. Responsible for the quality of major fabricated and machined parts supplied by vendors. Developed quality plans. Designed and conducted audits at vendors’ plants. Provided assistance in improving vendors’ quality systems.
1976-1978 Manufacturing Management Program (consisting of four six month assignments)
1977-1978 Neutron Devices Department St. Petersburg, Florida. QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER. Total quality responsibility for deliverable and development units including quality planning, tooling, fixturing and test equipment. EQUIPMENT DEVELOMENT ENGINEER. Designed and constructed manufacturing equipment including a microprocessor controlled furnace.
1976-1977 Major Appliance Business Group Louisville, Kentucky. FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR. Supervised forty-five hourly personnel on a production line. ADVANCED MATERIAL SPECIALIST. Scheduled manufacture and shipment of components to satisfy orders from product service, affiliates and foreign licensees.
1973-1976 UNIVERSITY OF LOWELL Lowell, Massachusetts
Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology from the College of Engineering. Deans List all semesters.
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