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Supplier Quality Engineer

LaGrange, Georgia, United States
January 09, 2018

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Jay Kim

LaGrange, GA ***** Phone: 404-***-****


Education Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

*/**** – 5/2002 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Skills Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (Microsoft software)

C++ and Matrix-Laboratory Programming (MatLab)

AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop (design-programs)

KaleidaGraph (graphing-program)

Korean, native fluency

Japanese, basic knowledge


10/2017 – Current Rapid Global Business Solutions, Inc. – As a quality consultant/auditor for one of GM’s major suppliers, I have audited their Go To Green project to meet/exceed the requirements of their customer to significantly improve their QMS. The audit has been focused on their PPAP documents especially intergration of the DFMEA, PFMEA, and PCP documents. Through rigorous reviews of the documents and assembly lines, it revealed a number of findings including but not limited to documents not being updated/current, documents not synced together and match with each other, RPNs not assigned correctly and consistenly, lack of recommended actions on high RPNs with critical characteristics, lack of training on preparation of QMS documents, and lack of proactive improvement activities and implementation of sustainable quality management and improvements.

1/2014 – 7/2017 Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. – As a bilingual supplier quality engineer (SQE), I have been responsible for quality control of 63 CKD suppliers and over 600 CKD parts. (Panoramic sunroofs, Steering wheels, Rear LED combination lamps, Shifters and shifter knob and boot assemblies, Accelerator and brake pedal assemblies, Parking brake assemblies, Roof racks, Fuel doors, Door handles, Door moldings and garnishes, Sun visors, Antennas, Rear view camera assemblies, BSDS sensors, etc.) Responsibilities include but not limited to production support, investigation and root-cause analysis of part-related issues, part verification, supplier audit, review and approval of ISIR (PPAP) documents, daily NCP ticket evaluation and investigation, R&D support, VPC campaign support, overseeing sort and containment activity, field claim issues investigation and follow up, etc. Through the persistent and quality-driven hard work, I have contributed to Kia winning the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) highest-ranked brands in overall initial quality for a second consecutive year (2016 and 2017) with a score of 72 PP100. I have also contributed to the KMMG- built Sorento winning the highest-ranked midsize SUV segment as well as the KMMG-built Optima winning the second highest-ranked midsize car segment.

8/2011 – 12/2013 Power Enterprise, Inc. – Managed sales accounts of energy drinks in a metro Atlanta market.

Focused on maintaining current accounts as well as developing new businesses. Increased sales volume by more than 35 percent over the year. Also, managed and trained sales representatives.

9/2009 – 7/2011 EXCELLENCE, HONESTY, and DEDICATION Quality Group – As a bilingual business

development manager in an automotive quality control environment, primarily focused on promptly addressing customer’s concerns and issues, increasing market share and spread growth, improving income velocity, collection on past-due accounts, and developing new businesses through establishing key relationships with customers. Significantly improved income velocity and increased market share and total sales amount by more than 40 percent over the year. Worked as a primary contact for an automotive quality control company and represented the company in every business operation. I was involved in every project from the very beginning to the very last step dealing with customers both OEMs and their suppliers. As the in-house third-party quality control company for KMMG (KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia), I dealt with all of the various types which include body/ext., interior, chassis, electrical, engine and transmission of containment projects needed for KMMG and its suppliers and established key relationships with the customers which led to develop more businesses while promoting and driving quality improvements at suppliers. The followings are some of the projects that I managed.

Chassis: Inspection of a hole not punched through on apron, Inspection of missing CMA sunroof reinforcement bracket, Inspection of split in L/H front inner wheel house and L/H fender apron, Inspection of missing CMA lift gate weldnut R/H – L/H sides, Inspection of missing or mis-aligned CMA weldnut (Reinforcement Assembly Side Qtr. R/H), Inspection of splits and necking in tail lamp area on XMA, Inspection of Quarter Inners for Splits, Inspection of splits in CMA and XMA R/H Qtr. Inner., Inspection of R&L frame rail assembly’s missing fender apron reinforcement, Inspection of a missing weld nut on the rear floor of all CMA’s and XMA’s, Inspection of splits in R/H & L/H Qtr. Inner lowers (outer wheelhouse), Inspection of inverted or missing weld nuts on (XMA only) LH Panel Assembly-side inner complete, Inspection of cat eye condition on rear floor and rear seat mount weld nuts. All XMA & CMA w/ 5 and 7-Passenger units, Inspection of missing fender apron reinforcement, Inspection of missing weld on pipe nut/P shaft mounting which is located on CMA PNL ASSY-RR FLOOR COMPLETE #s (655000W500 & 655000W510). Yard Campaign on 21 CMA units, Inspection of missing weld on rear floor assembly. CMA units only, Inspection of three cold welds on XMA & CMA center floor Assembly, Inspection of rear sub-frame mounting weld nuts which are tapped and blown out to clean out weld slag. Both CMA and XMA, Inspection of defective cold welds on all CMA and XMA units L/H side seat bracket mount and seatbelt bracket mount, Inspection of spare tire bracket missing weldnuts. XMA only, Inspection of XMA L/H Qtr. inner lower mis-aligned panels, lnspection of CMA R/H side inner panel assembly for splits, lnspection of XMA L/H Qtr. inner lower mis-aligned panels, lnspection of Quarter inners for Splits, lnspection of wrong size stud on HECU R/H bracket in XMA engine compartment, lnspection of HECU missing and wrong-sized studs on all XMA inner L/H side apron, Inspection of XMA LR, LF, RR, and RH DOOR BEAM ASSY. for Splits / Cracks in all 4 doors - Door Beam Assembly of XMA.

Body/Exterior: Inspection of CMA Brake lines for incorrect bend (misalignment with caliper line), Inspection of Qtr. Inch front brake tube for exposed copper and split seams, Inspection of possible fluid leakage of rear brake lines on XMA & CMA, Inspection of two fuel-line fittings at firewall on driver’s side for incorrect torque of 1.65 KGF on XMA GDI ONLY, Inspection of brake lines for splits and cracks in the end forms, Rework of rough weld spot on door assembly, Inspection of dents in A-class surface (R/F only) part #: 76420-1U000, Reattaching washer fluid bottle hoses to correct side, Inspection of valve stem caps for extended center, Inspection of torque on XMA stabilizer nut not conforming to OEM standards, Inspection of stabilizer bar bracket rubbing against power steering return. 2.4L engines ONLY, Inspection of left and right fog lamp panels for a missing screw which causes the panel loose in bumper. XMA ONLY, Inspection of missing screw in mirror assembly, Inspection of mold flash around mounting studs and trailing edge of R/H and L/H side quarter panel glass on XMA only, Inspection and cleaning of YDA and TX panel, Inspection of missing washer on brake caliper bolt, Inspection of scratches on the painted surface on the back of XMA outside mirror Assy. Units, lnspection of R/H XMA Mirror. Part #: 876201U050, All Color Codes.

Interior: Inspection of steering wheel noise, Inspection of correct O.E.M torque on all C.M.A leather wrap steering wheel damper plates, Inspection of material/assembly imperfections near the controls switches of steering wheel, Inspection of headliner trim and weather strip, Labeling for GM Truck load Insuring that part matches label, Inspection of Key-Hole missing in CMA ISO dash panel pad, Inspection of material assembly imperfections, Inspection of CMA Trim Panels for incorrect part labeling and missing logos, Inspection of loose and/or missing screws on lower crash pad/OBD bracket, Inspection of V-Gaps / Seat Contamination / 1L Seat Ventilation, Inspection of outboard trim contrast, Inspection of reclined rattle checks, Repair of outboard trim contrast, Inspection of child anchor lock. Door will not stay locked when closed. It pops open after ~4 sec., Inspection of XMA door trim panel for various defects, Inspection of “bull-frog” noise condition in the CMA seats, Inspection of CMA 2nd Row Seating (yard campaign), Inspection of CMA Seating for adhesive failure on front seat backs.

Engine: Testing of VCM in 2.4L engine, Inspection of fuel leakage caused by the rolled injector O-ring on the fuel rail.

Customers include but not limited to KIA, HYUNDAI and their tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Gained familiarity with QMS such as ISO/TS16949, and EMS such as ISO14000 as well as OSHA regulations. Also, familiar with 7 tools of quality, 5S, 8D, PDCA, APQP, PFMEA, PPAP, SPC, PLC, Kaizen, Project management, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

4/2008 – 8/2009 Korea Express USA, Inc. – As a logistics manager in charge of third-party logistics for Kumho Tire USA, Inc., managed and supervised scheduling of the loads, dispatching, and billing for Kumho Tire USA, Inc. as a primary contact for the customers. Also, gained experience using SAP for AR/AP and inventory management. Customers include but not limited to American Tire Distributors, Tire Racks, Barron’s Wholesale tire, Inc., Gulf coast wheels, Clark Tire, Dunlap & Kyle Tire Co. Inc., Kauffman Tire, Enova Premier of Alabama, Tire Dealers Warehouse, Pricesmart C/O Cts, and Jack Williams Tire.

2/2003 – 3/2008 Solution Transportation Services, Inc. – Managed a daily business operation as an owner-operator. Specialized in the expedition of mainly automotive parts.

South Korean Army – 33 special guard unit, Seoul, Korea

• Served in a special division for guarding the presidential facilities.

Special training, emphasis on Tae Kwon Do and marksmanship.

Guarded national presidential events.

Improved leadership and interpersonal skills by leading the junior privates as a senior private.

Patience, responsibility and physical fitness augmented through arduous military training environment

Activities GT Motorsports – Georgia Institute of Technology

1/2000 – 8/2001 Project: Formula SAE Cart

Helping Design, Develop, Build Cart for Formula SAE competition

5/2000 – 8/2000 Research Assistant – Under Dr. Singhose, Mechanical Engineering

Project: Developing input shaping process for system control

8/2000 – 12/2000 Research Assistant – Under Dr. Colton, Mechanical Engineering

Project: Sheet Metal Forming Using Rapid Prototyped Tooling

1/2001 – 5/2001 Research Assistant – Under Dr. Jarzynski, Mechanical Engineering

Project: Measurement of shear modulus and density for acoustic materials

Honors Faculty honors

Dean’s List

Tuition Waiver

Marksman of the quarter

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