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Engineering Quality

Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
December 04, 2017

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John Zimheni (MIET)

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I am a result driven Project Specialist (Quality), currently working as a quality engineer, final inspecting, verifying and validating Certificate of Conformances for manufactured and treatment processed parts for MRO and major aerospace customers, for the Aerospace Landing Gear. I have recently been inspecting conformity to standards of machined coated turbines and vanes, working as a contractor in the Aerospace Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers with solid product engineering development, supplier quality inspection, excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated over 8 years (quality engineering) in aerospace and over 24 years (artisan/technician), working hands-on on mechanical, electrical and cast components and assemblies in the automotive. I have worked as a field professional locally and abroad. I am a 4-year apprenticeship trained, an accomplished, skilled, innovative, MSc and BEng (Honours) accredited Engineer who has worked with suppliers refining workflow processes and improving organisational efficiency. I am a detail-oriented, meticulous, dependable and forward-thinking professional with more than 30 years technical engineering experience in automotive and aerospace in the mechanical and management disciplines of these industries. I am currently a quality engineer working with skilled production managers and engineers to ultimately implement, monitor and maintain the high standards required for all supplier engineering operational procedures, methodologies and processes at the levels required for their respective development projects.

Job Description

Ensuring suppliers define objectives and understand design requirements, ensuring compliance. Partnering with suppliers to ensure components are designed for reliability, manufacturability, and cost reduction via component specifications. I collaborated effectively with Design; Development Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality engineers/managers to clarify design intent, ensuring corrective and preventive measures meet acceptable standards of robustness and effectiveness. Interpret and implement supply chain related standards and regulations in organisational practices. Planned, executed and communicated my own work with the office, while also educating the production personnel and quality inspectors on manufactured products. I provided regular and timely communication to the manager, project team and customer representatives regarding the status of the assigned activities.

Work Experience



Years of Experience

Quality / Inspection




Engineer - Maintenance


March 2016 –

Quality Engineer at Heroux Devtek

Present: Quality Assurance, inspections, control and Certificate of Conformance overcheck. Signing off C of C’s and EASA Form 1. Quality Engineering: First Off, Final Inspection, Certificate of Conformity release. Inspection of assemblies and components for OEM – Cycle 3 and MRO – Cycle 1 (Treatments - Cycle 2 and reworked components). Ensuring quality productivity and conformance of the Aerospace Landing Gear OEM projects (e.g. EC175), Quality Assurance through signing off Certificates of Conformance, ensuring Reject Notes and Concessions are closed prior to shipping/delivery to customers (AIRBUS, BAE, SAAB, Jetstream, Agusta Westland etc). ISO 9001; AS 9100; AS 9102 etc.

Key Achievements

Ensure quality compliance of assemblies and components despatched to customers

Source and carry out root cause analysis for any defects detected

Ensure Non-conformance Reports and Concessions are closed prior to shipping.

Ensure traceability and accountability on production travellers

Carry out customer-eyes overcheck

Project Quality Specialist VERIFY EUROPE

Contract/Temp Mar 08 - Present

Quality Inspections

RRplc (Commissioned Over-check Programme) COP, in the UK and European suppliers, at: HS Marstons(Wlv):- various RR engines fabricated pipes inspections; RRplc Ansty Fancase/FACC/Primus Intnl (Coventry):- various RR engine Fan Case composite panels inspections; Thermal Engineering (Royston):-various thermal covers for RR engines; PFW (RRplc)Aerospace (Nuneaton):- various RR engine pipes inspections; ITA (Bilbao, Spain):- various RR engine fabricated pipes inspections Turbine Surface Technologies (Nottingham):- RR turbine blades and vanes coating inspections, Clamonta (Nuneaton), McBreda Aerospace Engineers (Bristol), Fokker Elmo, (Hoogerheide), Netherlands:- electrical harnesses compliance to customer requirements, ChromalloyTrac Group (Crewe):- Verification of CMM Data and closure of NCR to DAR dimensional tolerances; Moog UK Suppliers:- Carry out at Source product quality verification, managing products quality for the consumer.

1. Inspected and troubleshot manufactured parts for non-conformances to maintain quality productivity and continuous improvement. 2. Provided over-check verification and adherence to quality standards consultations in aerospace parts manufacturing suppliers for the customer.

3. Inspected and monitored production processes, through checking of route cards, leading to continuous quality product improvement. 4. Collaborated with engineers and project managers regarding design parameters for customer projects.

5. Resolved part and assembly discrepancies. 6. Managed numerous project assignments within budgetary restrictions. 7. Initiated statistical analysis project that resulted in sound recommendations adopted by many suppliers. 8. Reduced costs of production by significant amounts by initiating the DMAIC, through identification of non-conformances.

Field Quality Representative - ASR International

Contract/Temp Nov 06 - Mar 08

Quality Inspections

RRplc COP: Paul Fabrications (Derby):- aerospace fabricated parts inspections; Meggitt Polymer Solutions (Shepshed):- rubber and sealing components inspections; Doncaster Bramah (Doncaster):- RR Engine sub-assemblies inspection. Carried out inspections to relevant drawings requirements; RR plc specifications, Engineering Standards and SABRe documents.

1.Initiated statistical analysis project that resulted in sound recommendations adopted by the suppliers. 2. Resolved part and assembly discrepancies. 3. Collaborated with engineers and project managers regarding design parameters for client projects.


Permanent - Transportation & Equipment Jun 03 - Nov 06


Maintained, repaired and monitored vehicle safety to MOT standards. Inspections /Repairs: Inspections, servicing, assembly, repairs and maintenance of DAF trucks and assorted trailers.

Vehicle Garage Workshop Foreman - TREGERS HARARE

Permanent Nov 96 - Sep 02

5 yrs Garage foreman Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles BEDFORD, DAF, ERF, NISSAN TRUCKS and small passenger vehicles, Spares and stock management, Accident damage assessments, Weekly/monthly stock and WIP returns. Coming abroad for my undergraduate

Group Mechanic - TYRE TREADS Marathon GROUP

Permanent Nov 94 - Nov 96

Scheduled maintenance services on BEDFORD TRUCKS

Divisional Workshop Foreman - THE FORESTRY Commission Zimbabwe .

Permanent Dec 89 - Dec 92

Equipment Maintenance and Transport Management

Technical Inspection and repairs of equipment and motor vehicles for road-worthiness FORD TRACTORS, TOYOTA L/CRUISERS, LANDROVER DEFENDER, LISTER ENGINES, MONO PUMPS

Provincial Transport Technician - Zimbabwe Republic Police

Permanent Aug 85 - Nov 89

Maintenance Inspections

1. Facilitated vehicle maintenance and roadworthiness by the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED). 2. Assessed, inspected, and monitored safe use of the emergency vehicle fleet for the Police Force. Auto/ Inspection: Carried out inspections of Police fleet (Trucks, Passenger vehicles, Motor Bikes, Boats).


Permanent Dec 80 - Mar 85

Trained as an apprentice, (a 4 years Motor Mechanics (to incl. Diesel and Tractor)) academically and practical engagement. I was also involved in Motor vehicle repairs of Off-Road Vehicles.

Skills & Competencies

Quality control, Process Improvement, Coordinate problem solving techniques, Team player, Lean Manufacturing,

Product Engineering, Product Specifications, Geometric Dimensioning, Fabrication, Material Properties, Aerospace quality inspections, Supply Chain Management and Technical Support:- visual, identification, documentation, packaging, labelling and dimensional inspections. Supplier Development-: mechanical engineering applications (over 10 years);

Control Plan, Production Parts Approval Process, Value Stream Mapping, 5 Why Analysis, ISO standards, Packaging, Process Control, Sustainability, Supplier Quality, AutoCAD. Instruments (veneer callipers, micrometre, dial and height gauges, jigs). Microsoft Office, Assembly, Drawings.

Product Skills

Quality Monitoring, QC-Quality Control, Quality Management, Witness Quality, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management, Business Knowledge Base, CAD Software, Composite, Condition-Based Maintenance, Engineering, Engineering Software, Equipment/Plant Maintenance.

Business Skills:

Quality Assurance, Quality Standards, Standards Methodologies, Total Quality Control Management (TQM), Business Process Improvement, New Product Development, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Reengineering, Operations Management, Performance Measurement, Process Control, Process engineering, Process and Value Stream Mapping, Process Redesign/Re-engineering, Programme Management, Project Management, Human Resources Management, Inventory Management, Maintenance Management, Manufacturing, MS Project, Product Lifecycle Management, Resource Assignments, Time Management, Six Sigma, Work Orders.

Industry Specific Skills: Statistical Process Control - Advanced (3-4 years), Aerospace Systems Concepts Engineering, Engineering, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance, Industrial Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance, Metalworking & Welding, Project Engineering, Repairs & Maintenance, Thermal Engineering, Traffic & Transportation, Automotive Servicing

Qualities/Transferable Skills: Teamwork: Throughout my work experience I have been a competent supportive team member with excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility/Adaptability: Having had a diverse working career has prepared me to be flexible with regards to varieties of work and environments. This developed my skills and experiences of variant transferable working procedures, practices and processes. Effective Communication: I am confident and inspiring, excellent team working ability and first class communication proficiency at all levels.


Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom 2010 – 2013

MSc - Engineering Business Management (Pass)

Coursework and Dissertation in: (Management of Quality, Human Resource Management, Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Strategy, Project Management, Financial Decision Making and Risk Analysis, Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems, and Supply Chain Management).,



Automotive Calibration and Control


BEng (Honours) - Automotive Systems Engineering (2.2)

Coursework and Dissertation in the following modules studied (Telematics, TBV: Innovation and Enterprise, TBV: Power Units and Transmission Systems 2, Reliability of Systems, Project (Engineering Systems), Engineering Systems 3, Materials and Sustainable Engineering, Automotive Electrical Systems, Vehicle Systems Engineering, Thermodynamic and Fluid Systems, Engineering Systems 2, Engineering Analysis 2, Power Units and Transmission Systems 1, Engineering Numerical Methods, Engineering Practice 1, Engineers in Society, Automotive Industry, Automotive Systems, Introduction to Product Manufacture, Computer Aided Engineering, Fundamentals of Materials).


C & G PART 1 MOTOR MECHANICS C & G L Institute Pt 1 Motor Mechanics (Diesel & Tractor); Credit. 1/4/1982-31/5/1983. City and Guilds Part 1 (London Institute) Motor Mechanics- APPRENTICESHIP, Motor Mechanics Technology A, Motor Mechanics Technology B, Workshop Practice and Drawing, National Craft Certificate. Credit


G.C.E. O Level CSC; English, Maths, Physical Science, Biology, History, Geography, English Literature; Credit. 6/1/1977-15/12/1980.

Visa Information

United Kingdom – Residence/Settlement/Indefinite Leave to Remain

Personal Interests

Enjoy playing soccer, tennis and athletics. I like listening to music. Have a keen interest in the Arts and Theatre. I also enjoy travelling and meeting new people.

Other Personal Details

Date of Birth: 06-Dec-1962

Driving Licence: Yes


Work Experience Accomplishments


-: I have inspected aerospace fabricated parts, rubber and sealing components, various thermal covers for RR engines, various RR engine pipes, various RR engine Fan Case composite panels, RR turbine blades and vanes coatings, machined aerospace parts, Aerospace engine harnesses, Engine sub-assemblies, and Aerospace castings and bearing housings.

using appropriate supplier specific scope, the relevant drawings requirements, RR plc specifications, standards and requirements (DARs, Concessions, FAIRs, Production Permits and SABRe documents) to ensure best practice, continual improvement and manage risk. Core Competences: Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Quality Inspections; Automotive servicing, assembly, repairs and maintenance of vehicles/plant.

Work Experience Outcomes-: I have succeeded in improving supplier quality productivity through identification of non-conformances and manufacturing process continuous improvements.

In order to succeed in this customer risk management intervention, there has been need to capture every detail of non-conformances, communicate in an objective manner, collect quantifiable facts about a problem, establish baseline information, facilitate the cost benefit analysis of proposed solutions, training inspectors (in some cases) and solving problems to enable the customer as well as the supplier to correctly identify the defective process and correct, before and after- quantify the impact of the solutions as well as have required trace-ability so as to effect, the DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve and control of processes. I participated in Quality Control systems, supply chain internal logistics and processes evaluation.

Manufacturing process: Advised on manufacturing related to design specifications, traceability and process control.

Engineering Process: Worked with Supplier Design, Manufacturing and Quality and MRB teams to define design intent, risk management, developing, qualifying and effecting/implementing controls.

Supplier Development: Enabled to establish and sustain effective partnerships between suppliers and the customer by effecting communication which resulted in developing technical capability

Product Improvement-: Liaised with Supplier Quality and Production teams to modify and improve overall product performance. I assisted the co-ordination, elimination and management of product defects through recommendation of the relevance of customer requirements, standards and specifications.

Statistical Analysis-: Performed data collection, data verification and some statistical analysis that resulted in sound recommendations that were adopted by supplier departments.

Quality Control-: Saved big percentages on supply costs by working closely with suppliers to ensure components met customer quality standards.

Testing, Evaluation and Analysis-: Tested equipment to ensure compliance. Analysed data and provided recommendations which resulted in adoption of new cost-saving equipment.

Presentations: -: Created presentation materials for quality inspections, customer relations and management purposes.

Project Management-: Supervised/worked along in project production efforts to ensure projects were completed to customer standards, on time and within budget constraints.

Research and Development-: Facilitated written and voice communications, after raising non-conformance reports, with customer R&D department, resulting in concessions, production permits or Drawing Alteration Requests (DARs) generated for suppliers and on the market.

Customer Interface-: Met with customer Project COP Leads and helped with continuous improvements deliberations with supplier representatives in each project assignment I have been involved

Project Coordination-: Provided drafting and project set-up support to the communications staff, creating initial to final presentation reports for individual assignment projects.

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