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Quality Engineer

Georgetown, KY
September 19, 2018

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Raj Khatiwada

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Georgetown KY 40324 Phone: 859-***-****


A self-motivated quality manager with expertise in quality system development

Hands on experience in ISO/TS/IATF 16949, with multiple plants management experience.

Background includes more than 17+ years of experience in development, testing and quality control of automotive vehicle products from concept to production. Have project management and training skills combined with ability with supplier development and experience to work with customer and suppliers successfully.


17+ years of experience in quality system development, control/assurance, program management,

Hands on experience with Automotive Quality including IATF 16949,, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, Control Plan, Process Sign-Off, Process & Quality Audits, 8-D.

Program / project Management for new products and new program launches

Problem resolution in Quality and Capacity throughput, timing areas corrective Actions implementation & verification

Supplier evaluation selection performance monitoring, for new & production parts

Experience in Lean manufacturing and Toyota Production system (TPM)

Experience in planning and executing internal and external audits to identify, manage, correct and reduce significant risks / non-compliances


MBA Business Administration - 2007, Sullivan University KY USA

MS, Industrial Engineering, 1999, Wichita State University, KS, U.S.A

BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1988, Kharkov Automobile Institute, Ukraine

Quality Engineering (NDI) 1994-1995 University of Manitoba, Canada

Diploma Mechanical Engineering 1976-1979 Institute of Engineering, Nepal


Exemplar Global –Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor training with AIAG/IATF 16949:2016: Supplier Auditor Certification

Certified internal auditor for ISO/TS 16949

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ)

Lean Manufacturing and Toyota Production System (TPS)


Linamar Corporation (Eagle)- Florence, KY 7/16/2017- Present

Automotive –Precision Machining

Quality Manager : (Managing 21 Personnel)

Improve quality performance by enforcing discipline and accountability.

Develop quality system by writing new, revising existing quality procedures aligning with new IATF-16949 quality systems.

Building teams to achieve excellence. Conduct training coaching and mentoring team members finding their strength and weaknesses.

Benchmarking and incorporating best practices from other Linamar locations.

Conducting monthly management reviews. Quality kaizen activities focusing COPQ

Solving customer issues by focusing simultaneously process and systemic issues to prevent future quality complain /rejects.

Building customer relationship constantly communicating and improving customer quality score

Nippon Sheet Glass Company, (NSG Group) Pilkington. 3/15/2013- 7/15/2017

Automotive Glass Manufacturer

Quality Engineer (Supervisor) (Managed 8 Personnel)

Improved performance and developed quality systems in various NSG plants such as Shelbyville IN, Versailles, and Lexington KY.

Lead continuous improvement activities within the facility; managed QMS, Quality Assurance Laboratory, calibration to ensure plant quality systems.

Manage new model introductions (NMI) including customer GM (APQP), Honda PACV.

Develop management review and present to higher management.

Communicate to customer and visit to resolve the quality issues. Achieved GM. BQS certificate for NSG Lexington plant

Webasto Roof System .Lexington KY 07/1/2004-1/15/2016

Automotive Sunroof Systems

Quality Group Leader- Supervised 12 Personnel

Interface with Production, Engineering, Suppliers, and Customer and Corporate departments.

Coordinate Project/parts Engineering Change Instruction (ECIs) and related technical information.

Identify and communicate critical suppliers’ parts, technology and process capability issues by providing the first level of investigation

Provide input to global sourcing decisions and supplier management strategies by providing supplier performance reviews, risk and compliance assessments for existing

Proposed alternative or new suppliers

Serve as a liaison between Webasto sites and suppliers to ensure material specifications are agreed and notification of changes are communicated and managed.

Identify customer complaints, investigate and implement countermeasures and yokoten to other products

Accumulate key performance indicator data (KPI) developing QOS charts and lead the reporting of highlighting the major issues and countermeasures for quick resolutions.

Communicate supplier related issues to internal stakeholders through appropriate escalation processes to ensure stakeholders understand technical, regulatory and quality risks

Review warranty parts return and respond to the customer with corrective actions.

Perform internal audit to coordinate successful ISO, TS external audit achieved FORD Q1 certification for Lexington plant.

Visteon Corporation / Manpower Professionals 3/16/2003 06/30/2004

Quality Supervisor (Managed 7 personnel)

Managed day to day operations of the quality assurance staff by ensuring resources and technology

Established a clean point on supplier and customer related issues within the production area

Developed improve inspection; methods rework procedures to control incoming and outgoing products.

Lead Quality Improvement and Supplier Quality Review meetings for designated suppliers.

Tru-Val Tubing Company /RCO Engineering 01/02/02-03/15/03

Quality Manager- (Managed 4 personnel)

Coordinated auditor selection, policy, and procedure & instruction preparation, implemented and conducted document control and internal audits. Provided training on ISO 9000, QS-9000, ISO 13485 elements and internal audits.

General Motor Corporation / RCO Engineering, Inc., Warren, MI 05/31/00-12/15/01

Supplier Quality Engineer- Managed 11 Suppliers

Technical liaison between Purchasing, Vehicle Engineering., Manufacturing and Suppliers to resolve quality, timing and throughput issues. Participate in Product Development Teams.

Implement / monitor Program Management, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), program readiness, and tool build activities with critical future suppliers.

Approve part qualification (PPAP) activity. Verify and approve suppliers’ quality, capacity, and process readiness (Run@Rate) for new product launches.

Facilitate determination of Root Cause of supplier quality, timing, capacity and throughput problems and co-ordinate/implement effective and timely solutions.

Participate in review / selection of suppliers for new programs through past performance reviews, quality and process audits, and technical reviews.

Continuous Improvement Projects

Sunshade Effort Improvement

Elimination of receiving inspection developing new inspection methods

Established control plan audit to reduce customer PPM.

Improved PPH of various lines reducing direct labor cost

Implementation of Layered Process Audits (LPA)

Developed, training materials and conduct training in following areas.

Basics Blue Print Reading

Geometric Dimension and Tolerance

Problem solving methods (5-Why, CAPA,8-D).

5-S standards and its implementation

Six Sigma Black belt, Green belt & Yellow belt

Training for Quality Technicians and Quality Auditors

Layered Audits and Requirements

Product and Process Data Collection

Development of Tact Time Manual

Development of Quality Communication Systems

Statistical Process Control

Cost of poor Quality


Windows, Microsoft Office Package, MiniTab. SAP R/3 FI/CO and SAP QM

Language- English, Nepali, Hindi, Russian

Professional Affiliation: Education co-chair ASQ 0911 Lexington Chapter

Senior Member, American Society of Quality

Interest: Community Groups, Travel, Professional Magazines, Newspapers, Sports

Citizenship: United States of America

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