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Quality Assurance

Location:
Coronado, California, United States
Posted:
May 21, 2018

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JAMES P. WESTHART

ac5jto@r.postjobfree.com

Mobile 619-***-****

QUALIFICATIONS

Source Inspection

Supplier Quality Assurance

Supplier Corrective Action

Statistical Process Control

ISO 9000 Coordination

CPI Implementation

Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensions ASME Y14.5

Procedural Compliance Auditing

First Article Inspection (AS 9102)

Facilities Engineering & Management

SDGE Workforce Education & Training Courses

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Developed training program for supplier’s inspectors to perform First Article Inspections and complete First Article Inspection reports per AS9102 requirement, which reduced supplier rejections.

Received numerous cash awards from Pratt & Whitney for performance and accuracy in completing First Article Inspections.

Received awards from Pratt & Whitney for significant process improvements implemented to mitigate export compliance risk and reduce customer escapes and for individual contributor / adaptability.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Quality Assurance - Precision Inspection

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace, San Diego, CA

2006 to 2016

Perform Designated Quality Source Inspection (DSQR) for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Embraer and Sumitomo aerospace evaluating purchase order requirements, documentation of dimension and visual inspection, raw material certification, acceptance test procedures, and the packaging and preservation of completed purchase orders, which ensured quality acceptance of products at Pratt & Whitney facility.

Verify supplier First Article Inspection reports for compliance with AS9102.

Plan, execute and complete First Article Inspections and write related procedures conforming to AS9102 Rev B. to improve Pratt & Whitney First Article procedure.

Ensure documents are accurate, complete, and meet all customer and FAA Airworthy Certificate requirements.

Plan and interpret inspection procedures and sequences, including layout and setup, and perform mathematical computations.

Calibrate turbine engine test cells, fuel flow test benches, flow meters, pressure gages, dial indicators, micrometers, height masters, digital intra-micrometers and torque wrenches. Process and maintain calibrated tool and equipment files within computer data bases at all times maintaining accurate record keeping.

Perform final, receiving and in-process engine inspection on a variety aircraft auxiliary power units (APU), and aircraft environmental control fans, both commercial and military.

Perform receiving and LRU inspections of engine components. Inspect development APU’s for flight test and FAA conformity.

Inspect engine assemblies, subassemblies, machine parts, jigs and, fixtures. Operate Coordinate Measuring Machine to take relevant surface measurements to 0.0001” accuracy.

Determined method of inspection, source, and application of reference data and type of precision instruments and/or surface plate set-up required to inspect various types of vendor manufactured parts, materials and assemblies.

Ensured workmanship, dimensional accuracy, interchangeability and adherence to standards and specifications.

Inspection of machined parts utilizing inspection equipment such as surface plates, comparators, routable tables, height gauges, micrometers, calipers and pin gauges.

Made recommendations to improve engineering discrepancies and improve processes. Utilized SPC techniques in data collection.

Reviewed and interpreted company and customer documents, such as engineering specifications, blueprint drawings, quality assurance procedures, and statements of work to ensure conformity of company manufacturing processes.

Determined method of inspection, source, and application of reference data and type of precision instruments and/or surface plate set-up required for inspection of vendor manufactured parts, materials and assemblies.

Inspected, per blueprints, specifications, ECA’s, tool planning sheets, jigs, fixtures and templates.

Reviewed quality assurance policies, procedures and test methods to ensure compliance with MIL-STD specifications and customer requirements. Completed Certificates of Conformance for military hardware, tooling and test equipment.

Inspected details, subassemblies, major assemblies, and installations for quality workmanship, application of bonding materials, dimensional accuracy, integrity of bond, applications of sealants and finishes and film thickness.

Conducted part-tool qualification, FAA conformity, and destructive and non-destructive testing.

Inspected welded aircraft parts and assemblies for weld set-up, dimensional and angular accuracy, weld bead size and types of weld rod used. Inspected fabricated sheet metal.

Clinic Quality System: Write Clinic reports and Non-conforming material (NCM) tags for discrepant parts, hardware and processes.

Reject defective/damaged parts not meeting drawing / blue print specifications. Inspect CRM (customer returned material) and RMA (authorized returned material) for conformance / non-conformance and or damaged / defective condition.

Shipping Inspection: Commercial and Military shipping inspection ensuring quality, correct part marking / identification, proper shipping method and packaging criteria. Input and maintain product and shipping data within the Quality Traceability system computer data base. Generate stock bills for OEM and Repair CRM parts and components.

Curvic Coupling Inspection: Inspect contact bearing surface curvic couplings on various turbine / compressor wheels. Check run out conditions of mating surfaces to curvic master disks.

Aircraft Turbine Engine Technician

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace, San Diego, CA

1991 – 2006

Assemble and test a complete line of various commercial and military APU’s, turbine wheel assemblies, air turbine starter assemblies (Jas 39 & KTX), fuel controls, actuators, flow dividers and fuel nozzles.

Measure turbine component stack up using height gauges, micrometers, precision gage blocks and calibrated tooling.

Incorporate calibrated wire gauges to measure turbine clearances and micrometers to measure turbine shim thickness. Measure cooling fan components stack-up using digital height gauges and Vernier calipers. Calculate the proper shim thickness to achieve nominal clearances.

Test and calibrate various fuel controls, actuators, flow valves and fuel nozzles using calibrated flow test benches and instrumentation.

Laser Marking Systems (Telesis): Programming and laser part marking of various small parts, air inlet housings and nameplates.

Department of Defense, North Island Naval Air Station, Naval Air Rework Facility, Coronado, CA.

1979 - 1987

EDUCATION

UCSD Facility Management

UCSD

Computer Information Science / Business Administration

Southwestern College

Business Administration

Glendale College

High School Diploma

St. Francis High School

CERTIFICATIONS / COURSES

Real Estate and Property Management

UCSD Enrolled

Facilities Operations and Maintenance

UCSD Enrolled

Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity

UCSD

Interest Based Negotiation

UCSD

Introduction to Sustainability

UCSD

Building Systems and Technology

UCSD

Planning and Project Management for Facilities Managers

UCSD

Principles of Facilities Management

UCSD

SDGE Workforce Education & Training (Ongoing)

SDGE

ISO 9001 Training

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Solder Certification / Inspection – OMNI Training 2015

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Designated Quality Source Inspection (DSQR)

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Manufacturing Control System

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Statistical Process Control

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Comparator

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)

Pratt & Whitney Aerospace

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