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Quality Assurance Engineer

Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
May 29, 2017

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Louis A. Brooks

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>> Relocated to Duluth, Ga 10/05/2016 <<

To utilize my expertise in the aerospace industry to effectuate successful production of quality parts.

Professional Profile

Dependable team player, employing excellent written and verbal communications skills with diverse populations.

Enthusiastic self-starter, exhibiting high ethics, hard work, competence and ability, underscored by a personal commitment to successfully complete each task.

Hard working and goal oriented achiever, engaging strong organizational skills and attention to detail with deadline obligations.

Areas of Expertise

Product Engineering

Planning & Organization



Project Management

Quality Assurance

Professional Experience

Contract Sr. Quality Engineer 10/2016 to 04/2017

VTR / Zodiac Engineering

Initiated RCCA customer response, CAPA, Quality Alerts. Conducted CMS review, rewrite of Work Instructions / Quality Procedures. Using Faro 3D Arm and Scanner, provided Manufacturing Engineers with accurate geometric analysis of tooling conditions to facilitate rework. Using Catia V5 R22, provided solid models to NC Programmer to aid in tooling reconstruction. Provided Faro Arm training to Quality Inspectors. 30 day assignment lasted 6 months.

Quality Aluminum Forge, Orange Ca Nov. – 2015 to 10 / 2016

Sr. Quality Engineer / Numeric Control Quality Programmer

Performed RCCA / CAPA, Source presentation(s), CMM Programming (Pc Dmis 15.1). Using Catia V5, Modeled 2D drawings into 3D Cad models for NCQA Programmers. Quality Engineering Customer interface. Supervisor of Layout Dept.

ASTRO SPAR INC., Industry, CA (2nd Tour) Dec, 2012 – November 2015

Sr. Quality Engineer / Numeric Control Quality Programmer

CMM Programmer (PC Dmis 4.3), assist CMM operators with daily functions. Provide support to Quality and Manufacturing/Engineering Depts. Provide solid modeling for Eng./QA support



Quality Assurance Manager / Numeric Control Quality Programmer

Wrote AS9100 Rev. C Quality Assurance System ( Zero Findings for Rev. C Certification ). Performed Quality Assurance / Quality Control administrative duties from Rec. Inspection, through shipment of product. Initiated Digital Data System to achieve MBD status with Boeing. Conducted all Customer related internal / external Audits. Responsible for maintaining calibration system, training programs, Net-Inspect FAI’s. Programmed N/C CMM using PC Dmis.


Quality Assurance Manager / Numeric Control Quality Programmer

Performed Quality Assurance administrative duties for large machine shop. Maintained DPD System, training program, internal audits, in addition to customer Audits. Program CNC CMM (PC_DMIS) and provided surface plate set-up training/instruction to Quality Control Dept.


CMM programming for various machine shops.

ASTRO SPAR INC., Industry, CA May, 2001 – June 2003

Quality Assurance Manager / Numeric Control Quality Programmer

Wrote QA System Procedures, performed administrative duties for Quality Dept. Played vital role in achieving Boeing “Silver” rating in the Preferred Supplier Program. Wrote Digital Quality Assurance Procedures necessary to obtain Boeing and Vought Catia DPD Approvals. Program CNC CMM (PC_DMIS) and provided surface plate set-up training/instruction to Quality Control Dept. Conducted internal / external Quality Assurance Audits.

CONTRACT CMM PROGRAMMING December 2000 – July 2001

CMM programming for various machine shops.

AEROSTRUCTURES CORP., Brea, CA July, 1998 – December, 2000

Sr. Quality Assurance Programmer (CMS)

Responsible for geometric systems analysis of customer supplied electronic engineering data including Catia solid models, I.G.E.S. wire frames, ASCII point-Vector files and customer furnished blue prints. Extracted data as required to facilitate programming of numerically controlled Coordinate Measurement Machines and Laser Tracking equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of Design Engineering system implementation and maintenance allowed afforded me greater level of achievement in programming. Established Corporate policy and procedures related to the control and management of electronic media. Created training manual for CMS operations. Audited various departments in use and management of digital data. Oversaw daily functions of and provided technical support to “junior” programmers.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP., Hawthorne, CA April, 1984 – July, 1998

Sr. QA Engineer

Provided on-site surveillance of subcontractor mfg/production activities (Source Inspection). Systematic understanding of design principles and practices relating to hardware fabrication, (electronic assemblies/sub assy) and operation enabled successful first article, in-process, and final inspection of supplier generated sheet metal hardware/assemblies. Conducted ISO 9000/SQR-002 System Audits in additional to SQR-004 Digital Data Systems review, audit and approval. Provided subcontractors with technical support in the use and management of Northrop Grumman supplied Digital Data. Analyzed, reviewed, approved and audited subcontractor Quality Control Inspection Plans, supplier SPC activities and Overseas Subcontractors processing facilities (Heat Treatment and process finishing). Seven (7) years overseas as Sr. QE Material Review Board Member in South Korea, in addition to the administration of quality requirements within the Pacific Rim ( Japan, Philippines, Singapore).

ALUMINUM PRECISION PRODUCTS, Santa Ana, CA April, 1980 – April, 1984

Layout Inspector “A”/NC Programmer

Used standard inspection equipment (sine plate, micrometers, height gage, protractors, etc.). Performed first article surface plat layout (inspection) of pre-production Aluminum forging. Provided documented rework/repair instructions to Die Shop Manager. Construct geometric definitions (Anvil 4000) necessary to provide for numeric Control Programming of Aluminum Forging.

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CORP., Santa Ana, CA June, 1977 – April, 1980


Created engineering documents (Blue Prints and Mylars) from sketches/notes, and verbal instruction provided by senior engineers. Incorporate engineering changes to existing documents. Provided engineering support via ANSI Y 14.5 analysis of assembly documentation.

Other Skills and Training

Visual Basic

PC-DMIS / LK-DMIS, Romer / Faro Arm-Scanner

Catia V4/V5

LTD 500 Laser Tracker

CMS programming

MeasureMax / Virtual Dmis


Technical Degree From: Graphics Manufacturing, New York, NY 1984

Santa Ana Valley High School, Santa Ana, CA 1972

references availavle upon request

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