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Engineer Quality

Location:
El Cajon, California, United States
Salary:
60k-70k
Posted:
May 30, 2017

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ALFRED ALVIDREZ

*** ********** *****, ** *****, CA 92020/ Tel# (619) ***-**** Email: ac0kba@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Research and Development designer/project engineer with over 19 years of experience in plastics manufacturing environment as well as supervising. Expertise in continuous improvement and testing of products made of many types of plastics and in creative design of new products that successfully have been brought to market. Superior knowledge of test procedures for irrigation components using hydraulic test methods.

High attention to detail and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment. Works well as a self-starter and as a team player. Demonstrated ability to work complex issues using my problem solving abilities and lead cross-functional personnel in implementing highly successful solutions. Fluent in Spanish and English.

QUALIFICATIONS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

PV & V testing of all John Deere Irrigation products, ensuring that the released product is built as per correct requirement specifications and is in line with the requisite product usage

Ensuring that the Irrigation valve BOM was correct when the new product was released for production

Established and wrote all QC and test procedures for Irrigation products, including Tape

Used Soldworks for designing parts, test fixtures and test equipment. The parts and test fixtures models were converted to drawing for manufacturing, and the hydraulic test equipment was converted to P & ID for assembly.

Used P & ID for the assembly of different hydraulic test equipment that included a plugging test stand that had temperature, pressure, flow control and recirculating water from a stainless steel tank with two pumps, and a test stand that was outside with a 1500 gallon tank, 30 Hp pump, 40' L x 15' W x 15' H with hydraulic and electrical controls for testing filters, valves, air vents, and any irrigation component out in the market

Designed new fittings for greenhouses allowing expansion into new markets

Designed test equipment for production personnel and QC personnel to ensure quality of product

Knowledge of a vast amount of different materials including: PVC, Nylon, Acetal, high densities, linear lows, poly ethylene ABS etc.

1 patent issued,

oPatented Irrigation Tape welder patent # 6,540,859, which increased revenue by establishing exclusivity of product

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Test Methodologies

Technical Training

Quality Assurance

Technical Management

Microfluidics Products

Extruded Products

Safety Policies and Regulations

Quality Improvement

Inston

Inspection Equipment

Testing Plastic Products

Molded Products

SolidWorks Software

Cost Reduction

Process Improvement

GA

3D Printer

Farm Irrigation

WORK EXPERIENCE

DAMAR PLASTICS, San Diego, CA 2015

Manufacturing Engineer

Designed and construct test and manufacturing equipment for new and existing products/QC to ensure quality of product

JOHN DEERE WATER, San Marcos, CA 2006-2014

Warranty & Reliability Analyst II

Knowledge of processing of all warranty claims, using Root Cause Analysis, that are submitted for any John Deere Irrigation products

Conduct on field inspection of any field claim along with field personnel on any John Deere Irrigation products

PV & V and continuous process improvement testing of all John Deere Irrigation products, ensuring that the released product is built as per correct requirement specifications and is in line with the requisite product usage

Designed and built test equipment that operated at 1500 gpm for new products/QC to ensure quality of product

Technical Support for customer service and reporting all calls to supervisor

ROBERTS IRRIGATION, San Marcos, CA 2005-2006

Mechanical Engineer

Designed new Tape Splicer for Ro-Drip Tape with controls for the different heat settings in order to get into the tape market in the Salinas Valley

Performed routine and special testing on all Roberts irrigation products in order to maintain a continuous process improvements

Designed test equipment for new products/QC to ensure quality of product and reports were given to engineering

DAMAR PLASTICS, San Diego, CA 2004-2005

Quality Supervisor/Production Supervisor

Responsible for all QC procedures, and inspectors with a hands on attitude and leadership

Responsible for all production with a can do attitude that the products would pass QC inspection

Designed test equipment for new products/QC to ensure quality of product

Involved with hiring, training, and performance management including pay roll tracking of over time of quality inspectors

TORO AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION, El Cajon, CA 1996 – 2003

R&D Test Engineer

Responsible for conception and design of new products along with developing the tooling to processes and manufacture them. Knowledgeable in both molding and extrusion of plastic including process improvement.

Designed new line of irrigation fittings using SolidWorks software (patent pending)

Designed new fittings for greenhouses allowing expansion into new markets

Researched new materials for new products finding the balance between quality and cost reduction

Designed test equipment for new products/QC to ensure quality of product

Patented Irrigation Tape welder patent # 6,540,859, which increased revenue by establishing exclusivity of product

JAMES HARDIE IRRIGATION, El Cajon, CA 1994–1996 R&D Test Engineer

Responsible for testing of products for ultra-violet rays, environmental stress cracking, chemical resistance, pressure ratings, flow rates, strength of materials, and ease of use. Maintained all test records and participated in production meetings.

Established and wrote all QC and test procedures for Irrigation products, including Tape

Performed routine and special testing on all Hardie plastic irrigation products

Researched and implemented new material vacuum lift system, which reduced back injuries or production personnel

PATENTS

Patented Irrigation Tape welder patent # 6,540,859

EDUCATION

Cal-Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California

Bachelors of Science (Agricultural Engineering), 1993

College of the Sequoia, Visalia, California

Associate of Science (Electronics Technology), 1987

Continuing Education

Engineering Plastic Design for Injection Molding, UCSD Extension 2014

Activities/Interests

Knights of Columbus, Automotive, Fishing, and Golfing



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