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Quality Engineer

Smyrna, Georgia, United States
May 30, 2017

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J. Gary Ocampo

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Smyrna, GA 30082

770-***-**** (H)

404-***-**** (C)



Offer an exceptional combination of manufacturing operations, engineering, quality assurance, new model launches and project management of equipment installation. I am a self-motivated, safety conscious individual whose background includes 24 years of manufacturing experience exposed in many different roles in plant environment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, operators, suppliers and management to promote quality products and services. Proficient ability as an expert team leader in developing and guiding diverse teams in safely delivering quality and production objectives. I am seeking an opportunity to use my skills as part of a team dedicated to producing quality products efficiently. SUMMARY OF WORK EXPERIENCE:

Suniva, Norcross GA

Quality Manager (January 2017 to April 2017)

-Responsible for the Quality Products for Suniva Cell/Module Manufacturing US and Asia.

-Responsible for Quality Plant Operations on a 24/7 shift schedule in the US.

-Manage and Direct Quality Team for Continuous Improvement utilizing 8-Discipline Process.

-Responsible for Customer Relations for both Cell and Module Manufacturing. Quality Assurance Engineer (July 2011 to January 2017)

-Maintain Calibrations Certification for all Metrology Tools.

-Create Quality Documentation Procedures and Verification Processes.

-Actively Manage Cell and Module CA/PA and Supplier CA/PA to closure in a timely manner.

-Responsible for Incoming Quality of Materials Verification and Testing providing immediate feedback to suppliers

-Responsible for FAI’s of all Supplier Materials.

- Successfully Launched Operator Certification System for Module Plant in Saginaw MI.

-Continuous Improvement Team Leader of Suniva Towers Team. Production Supervisor (March 2009 to 2011)

-Responsible for the Safety of Plant during operations.

-Responsible for Plant Operations on a 24/7 shift schedule.

-Manage and develop 22 team members and 2 Maintenance Technicians.

-Work closely with engineering and team members in producing quality cells.

-Tasked by quality in creating corrective actions for customer concerns.

-Responsible for Solar cell Production quality and delivery objectives.

-Special Assignment Acting Plant Manager for 3 months. Aerotek Contractor, General Motors, Doraville Assembly Plant, Doraville GA General Assembly Torque & Error Proofing Engineer (October 2007 to September 2008)

-Responsible for Plant Torque Tooling in Body Shop & General Assembly.

-Managed 4 tool repairmen and crib to ensure all tooling capable and correct.

-Responsible for ISO 9000 Calibration Standards for all torque tools.

-In charge of all Error Proofing Devices in the Final Area.

-Responsible for Plant Torque requirements for assembling units

-Responsible for installations and maintenance on all General Assembly Error Proofing.

-Rewarded Highest Plant Score for GM Internal Torque and Error Proofing Audit by division after 4 months on the job.

Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Assembly Plant, Hapeville, GA Body Area Decommissioning Manager (October, 2006 to April, 2007)

-Created and Planned Body Area Decommissioning of Plant

-Organized salaried workforce for planning of plant closing

-Managed Salaried Supervisors with Daily Management of cleaning and removal of equipment Sr. Tooling & Automation Engineer (July, 2003 to October, 2006)

-Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

-Lean Manufacturing Coach for (4) Continuous Improvement Work Group Teams

-Ford Total Production Maintenance Revitalization Process Manager

-Maintenance group member of #1 Climate Control Team in the Ford System.

- Oversaw quality improvements of cross functional vertical teams and created road map initiatives

- Aided in reduction of quality issues in the Climate Control Process with the annual savings of

$4 Million Dollars.

-Gained 40% Cost improvement on Bulk Material Usage in less than 1 month.

-Improved Cycle Time to Resolutions for safety issue no greater than 23.43 hours.

-Planned and Installed Error Proofing Devices to aide in Zero Defects to the Customer.

-Created operational analysis documentation for skill trades to replicate on key production equipment.

-Maintained all Calibration Certifications of all SPC tools. Tooling & Automation Engineer (March, 2001 to July 2003)

-Maintained and Trouble shot process equipment for the final area.

-Worked with Skill Trades on increasing Overall Efficiencies of Process Equipment.

-Worked with Skill Trades on developing Preventative Maintenance Schedules.

-Aided in development of the FRACAS program for Final Maintenance.

-Managed and implemented all Equipment Introduction and Installation Projects.

-Developed with Skill Trades team the 1st Repeatability &Maintainability Program in the Final Area.

-Developed Best Practices Concepts for other Ford Facilities to follow.

-Electrical Power Lock Out Trainer

-Developed relationships with regional/national tooling and equipment suppliers Lead Process Engineer (May, 2000- March 2001)

-Managed Process Engineers in the everyday engineering functions in the Trim Department.

- Initiated and oversaw manpower reduction projects for labor efficiencies.

-Ensured all Job Process Instructions where in compliance with ISO 9000 Standards.

- Oversaw quality improvements of cross functional vertical teams and created road map initiatives.

-Developed manpower scheduling for adverse mix complexity of products.

-2000 Taurus Launch Team

-Participated at Customer site visits with Taurus Customers on improvements on Taurus Design. Process Engineer (January, 1998 to May, 2000)

-Organize job station layouts, tooling & processes related to the DN101 Taurus/Sable product line.

-Empowered to facilitate manpower requirements, cost objectives, quality objectives, and facility installations.

-Coordinated yearly operation allocation changes relating to direct labor reductions with engineering, production, and maintenance.

-Responsible for job standards and negotiations with union officials regarding continuous watch time studies.

-Formulate ideas for cost saving projects, obtaining quotes and timing to allow the savings to be realized during the model year.

-Processed manpower reports, engineering change tracking & matrices, & operation change reports.

Production Supervisor (December, 1993 to December, 1997)

-Effectively supervised 5 zones in the Chassis Department.

-Oversaw communications and organization of new processes to an average of 40 production operators.

-Fostered teamwork with the Final Area Organization to achieve quality & production on a continuous basis.

-Worked with Plant Vehicle Team for process & quality improvements.

-Successfully launched new product line (DN101) by instructing and training hourly employees about product changes.

-Worked closely with Chassis Superintendents as Acting General Foreman. EDUCATION:

Boston University, Boston, MA

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: May 1993 AWARDS AND TRAININGS:

-2016 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year Award

-2012 Continuous Improvement Achieved Level 5 (Only Team)

-2011 Continuous Improvement Team Lead projects lead to 2% reduction of defects to customers.

-2010 Team reached Milestone of most Production and Quality in Plant

-2009 Special Assignment as Acting Plant Manager for 2 months at Suniva.

-2008 Highest Plant Score in Doraville history for General Motors Internal Torque Assessment

-2006 Harbour Award for most productive plan in the U.S.

-2005 Presidents Award for Best Quality in the Ford System

-2005 Achieved Green Balanced Scorecard of Ford Initiatives

-2005 Presidents Award for Best Quality in the Ford System

-2004 Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

-2003 Promoted to Launch Leader for Maintenance for new car line

-2002 Electrical Control and Power Lockout Certified Trainer

-2001 Lean Manufacturing Certified Group Leader (Ford Production Systems)

-1999 Lean Manufacturing Certified (Ford Production Systems)

-1998 Harbour Award for most productive plant in the U.S.

-1998 ISO 14001 Plant Certification (Protecting the Environment is Everyone's Job)

-1997 J.D. Powers Platinum Award for highest plant quality in the world.

-1996 ISO 9000 Plant certification (Quality in everything we do)

- #1 Best Selling Car in the U.S. 7 yrs.

-Member of Plant Safety Committee

-Founding Member of Plant Diversity Council

J. Gary Ocampo

152 Concord Close Circle

Smyrna, GA 30082

770-***-**** (H)

404-***-**** (C)



Paul Schneider

Vice President Suniva

5575 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Norcross GA. 30092


Hamdi Demirci

Vice President Quality & Reliability Suniva

5575 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Norcross GA. 30092


Dale Wishnousky

Global Director, Manufacturing Business Office

Ford Motor Company


(Please email 1st to schedule time)

William Brown

Maintenance Superintendant Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant


3329 Georgian Woods Cir.

Decatur, Georgia 30034

Vinodh Chandrasekaran

Senior Research & Development Scientist Suniva

5575 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Norcross GA. 30092


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