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Engineer Quality

Decatur, Alabama, United States
April 03, 2018

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Steve Ball

*** ******* ******, **** *****, AL ***72


Education: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 1987


Quality Manager: 2016 - Present, Chiptec, LLC. (Weapon Components Manufacturer)

Manage Supplier Quality including dimensioned raw materials and coating processes

Interface with Customers concerning special requirements and certifications

Troubleshoot problematic processes, restore machine and process capability

Disposition non-conforming material as sort, scrap, rework, or use-as-is

Manage ISO 9001:2015 transition

Implement quality systems and procedures including SPC and GD&T

Develop precision measurement techniques and methodology

Develop employees including work instructions and employee training

Specify and purchase precision measuring equipment

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Certified Quality Manager : 2014 -2015, BCI Construction-USA, Inc. (River Dam Remediation -Contract)

Quality Liaison between prime contractor and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Assured performance compliance with Army Standard EM-185

Created detailed work plans for removal and installation of heavy mechanical and electrical components at Pickwick and Wheeler Dams

Documented and reported on daily job progress and quality issues

Selected, scheduled and directed general labor and subcontractors

Specified, designed, built, and installed specialty lifting /transport devices

Manufacturing Engineer: 2000-2014, Town Creek Industries (Manufacturer of Precision Packaging Products)

Conceive, design, and implement “Lean” manufacturing processes

Manufacture specialty products

Design, fabricate and install production machinery

Process/Facilities Engineer: 2000, General Dynamics Land Systems, Anniston Army Depot, Alabama (Plant startup-assembly of combat tanks for the U.S. Army)

Reviewed drawings and specifications and procured all manufacturing equipment, machinery, and tools for the combat tank assembly process

Specified, purchased and installed large equipment requiring rigging and alignment

Directed contractors

Secret Security Clearance. (Left to finish law school)

Quality Engineer: 1990-1996, Copeland Corporation, Hartselle, Alabama (High-volume, close-tolerance automotive parts)

Investigated root causes for nonconforming rough castings, forgings and finished, close-tolerance machined parts

Issued Corrective Action Requests

Instructed Quality Auditor staff in the performance of machine and process statistical capability studies

Interpreted CMM metrology data and specified specific process modifications

Performed supplier quality audits

Dispositioned nonconforming materials as “use-as-is, sort, scrap or rework”. Monitored and approved reworked part quality

Taught “blueprint reading”, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), gaging techniques, and Six Sigma statistical process control (SPC)

Participated in Kaizen and 5-S continuous improvement events.

FMEA Fishbone 5S 5-Why Six Sigma CpK Kaizen

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