TIMOTHY J. PATTERSON
CSSGB - CQT - CMI - CQIA
EDUCATION: Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Quality Systems (in process)
Associate of Applied Science Degree in World Class Manufacturing
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering Technology
Six Sigma Methodology, Lean Manufacturing, Structured Problem Solving, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Theory of Constraints (TOC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Design of Experiments (DOE), ISO-9001 / TS-16949 / ISO-13485, IMDS, and Time Study Analysis
PROFESSIONAL American Society for Quality (A.S.Q.) – Active Senior Member 1998 to present
AFFILIATIONS: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), Certified Quality Technician (CQT), Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI), Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
EXPERIENCE: Precision Automotive Plastics, Bellevue, OH 44811
2015 – Present Quality Engineer
Developed advanced quality auditor training work instructions for gage usage to minimize variability of statistical readings.
Ensured the integrity of company procedures & PPAP documentation as a member of the APQP cross-functional team.
Assessed the present continuous improvement & internal auditing processes by utilizing SOP content, 1st Piece specification sheets, and general manufacturing practices.
Reviewed CMM dimensional reports & participated in GR&R gauge studies where necessary.
Completed customer and internal CAPA and quality alert documentation.
Stand in for the quality manager on customer systems and external containment when necessary.
2014 – 2015 Shiloh Industries, Wellington, OH 44090
Quality Engineer (Contract)
Investigated chemical and physical properties of coil steel certificates of analysis to identify areas of variability and its effect on stamping.
Presented a DMAIC presentation to executive and plant management referencing the correlation of raw material steel parameters to the amount of scrap & sort costs generated by excessive cracking of parts during 3D progressive die manufacturing.
Recommended improvements to executive and plant level management.
2012 – 2013 Revere Plastics Systems, Clyde, OH 43410
Utilized part prints, SolidWorks data, and GD&T to produce customer product.
Prepared quotes for the sales staff to assign mold shops the required work.
Assigned ECN’s to initiate internal launch processes and departments into preparing for the arrival of molds and components.
Validated mold shop work by on-site visits, part measurements, and process parameters.
Initiated cost savings plan by identifying large volume high dollar scrap, insufficient machine efficiencies, and loss of productivity at presses.
2011 – 2012 Lake Park Industries, Greenwich, OH 44837
2006 – 2011 GyrusACMI, an Olympus Company, Norwalk, OH 44857
2004 – 2006 Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG), Norwalk, OH 44857
2000 – 2004 Lear Corporation, Huron, OH 44839
Improved automated systems by identifying and controlling the inputs of the process.
Worked with cross-functional teams to identify bottlenecks and to improve output while maintaining the voice of the customer.
Launched multiple automotive programs simultaneously and consecutively while generating required quality documentation for various part numbers.
Coached suppliers in using problem solving techniques and validated their corrective actions during random on-site visits & in less than one year increased ratings to over 90%
Performed pre-validation testing of customer product using their DVP&R documentation.
Orchestrated the delivery of check fixture equipment from Japan to US including the assembly of an overhead gantry system.
Traveled internationally to Japan, Mexico, and Canada to perform quality related operations with vendors and customers.
Calibrated assigned gages per TS16949/QS9000/ISO9000 and NIST.
Utilized various types of metrology equipment including calipers, micrometers, pin and hole gages, and digital / analog multi-meters, height gages, and visual inspection systems.
1994 – 2000 EPIC TECHNOLOGIES Inc., Norwalk, OH 44857
Continuous Process Improvement Engineer
Reduced process cycle times and improved overall quality output by overhauling work cells and value stream production lines.
Spearheaded correcting machine inadequacies and improved component repeatability.
Reduced departmental scrap 50% in less than 3 months by identifying input errors and instituting an internal repair process.
Implemented and trained personnel in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) & Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
Experienced in time study management, methods engineering, and standardized work.
Diagnosed and corrected inadequate machine performance using electrical schematics, assembly drawings, and ladder logic diagrams.
Operated various types of technical & high-speed equipment.
Maintained and updated documentation for preventive maintenance.
Conducted facility maintenance including the areas of safety, electricity, and pneumatics.
UNITED STATES ARMY
1990 – 1998 Honorably Discharged Combat Engineer & Command Section Driver
Sustained leadership skills and military standards while multitasking in two different job classifications.
Impeccable safety record.
Maintained vehicle readiness for all missions, both tracked and wheeled.
Held a Secret Security Clearance for cryptographic radio systems.
Assistant Armorer accountable for the cleanliness and the count of weapons.
Trained in the use of various weapons, explosives, and land mines.
Delivered ammunition, troops, medical supplies, and food while driving heavy-wheeled vehicles and armored personnel carriers.
Interfaced with commanding officers.
Promoted to squad leader.