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Quality Engineer Continuous Improvement

Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 26, 2018

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Career Objective:

An experienced quality engineer with expertise in QMS driving process improvements, problem solving and ISO implementation. My in-depth experience of regulatory compliance, team management and ability to analyze problems to identify root causes, enables proper and efficient solutions to difficult quality issues. Ability to drive quality sustainability and SPC system implementation. I am looking for a challenging position to utilize my strengths, experience and abilities to enable the organization to succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Achievements and Professional experience:

Power Solutions International, Wood Dale, IL, Manufacturing Quality Engineer- July 2016-December 2017

As a Manufacturing Quality Engineer I was responsible for supporting continuous improvement, and the feedback mechanism of internal data back to the process in their assigned area

Lead the evaluation, development and implementation of company quality program to reduce IPPM (increasing First Time to Quality) in Manufacturing Department using Paynter Charts.

Developed and implemented Paynter Charts for Machining Blocks and Heads to reduce the CMM Alarms by 80 and 90% over 6 month period, and reduced scrap by 25%.

Established tracking process and reporting for Scrap in Machining to reduce the scrap per unit machined.

Created and tracking Quality Alerts, Key Points Visual, Process Verification Audits and Layered QA Audits for Machining Department.

Supporting the creation and maintenance of Control Plans and PFEMA in fuel system department.

Participating in updating the Standard Operation Procedures for ISO 9001-2008 and Leading the Internal Audits for ISO 9001 – version 2008 in year 2016 and obtain ISO recertification-surveillance.

Developed and conducting GAP analysis and implementation process steps for transition from ISO 9001-2008 to ISO 9001-2015.

Created complete Quality Management System for ISO 9001-2015 (Quality Manual, Standard Operation Procedures, forms, etc).

Created database for tracking and coordinated Internal Audits, corrective action and preventive maintenance.

Leading Internal Audits, creating Audit finding reports and determined proper Internal Corrective Action and following them up to completion that helped the company to obtaining transition to ISO Certification for 9001-2015.

Conducted process capability studies for internal manufacturing processes, conducted Gage R&R studies, and established SPC process.

Mah Machine Inc, Cicero, IL, Quality Engineer, Sept 2012-Sept 2015

Lead the evaluation, development and implementation of company quality program to obtain ISO 9001-2008 Certification for the first time on April 2013 and achieved Gold Caterpillar Supplier Quality Management System Certification for the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) for three consecutive years without findings.

Administered ISO program, maintained Document control, Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Audit process, Corrective and Preventive Action program as well as Customer Complaints program.

Maintained QMS, performed and directed Management Review meetings and drove system continuous improvement activity

Created Inspection Instructions (using GDT principles), Manufacturing Instructions and Calibration Procedures and tracked preventive maintenance activity.

Conducted process capability studies for internal manufacturing processes, established SPC charts and conducted Gage R&R studies.

Provided training and instructions to personnel for ISO 9001 documented procedures.

Developed, managed and maintained Suppliers Approved List, Supplier’s performance and Customers satisfaction.

Prepared the Certificate of Compliance for customers and represented company for customer quality audits.

Worked directly with OEM customer database –Cat.

Implemented standards, specifications, quality requirements and planning for in-plant customer inspections.

Prepared complete PPAP documentation to be used during production to maintain product quality.

Assured that the quality level of the finished product meets the customer’s expectation..

MacLean Power System, Franklin Park, IL: Quality Engineer, 2000 – August 2012

Directed and managed receiving inspection and internal inspection operations-supervising 5 inspectors.

Managed Supplier’s performance using supplier scorecard; perform on-site Supplier Quality audits and recommend corrective action to improve performance.

Create work instructions and operating procedures for new or changed processes for machining, forging, and heat treating.

Developed Quality Inspection Instruction for die casting, injection molding, stamping, and forming parts.

Directed and managed all internal production testing and certification. Supported new product development and product introduction. Conducted process capability studies for internal manufacturing operations.

Established verification process and procedures, quality data collection as well as Quality Inspection Instructions and Process Control Plans.

Directed and managed the Material Review Board including the resolution of nonconforming of both, internal and supplier manufactured products.

Managed and maintained document control of Quality Inspection Instructions and Manufacturing Instructions.

Trained technicians in quality procedures and product verification process.

Incorporated statistical quality control programs and inspection procedures for critical to quality components.

Performed internal audits ensuring compliance with ISO requirements and managed calibration equipment and instruments.

Promoted employee involvement and participation in continuous improvement opportunities.

ENM Company, Chicago, IL: Quality Manager, 1997-2000

Manufacturer of Counting Instruments

Oversaw continuous improvement and maintenance of quality management system. Facilitated day to day operational quality functions, supporting Quality Assurance activities related to sampling plans, receiving and source inspection, selection, training, communication, and supplier quality process improvements.

Perform supplier evaluation Quality Systems audits and provide support for supplier Quality Systems improvements.

Performed calibration activities.

Responsible for developing, implementing, and improving the product inspection plan system.

Maintain quality records and documents verifying conformance to specifications.

Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of company quality programs to obtain ISO 9001 Certification at first time.

Managed ISO 9001 documentation for department resulting in no internal or external audit failures or major write-ups.

Education: Master in Mechanical Engineering/ Automation Lines – Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania,

Software experience: Minitab, SPC, ISO express, Gage Pack calibration, Microsoft Office products.

Continue Education:

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt #11402254 by SSGI/IASSC

Certified ISO 9001-2015 Lead Auditor –CN#843****-****** from British Standards Institution

(QM-Quality Management Systems; AU-Management System Auditing;

TL-Leading Management Systems Audit Teams)

Certified Internal Auditor ISO 9000 – PERRY JOHNSON INC;

Advanced Statistical Process Control III – American Society for Quality

Introduction to Quality Management – American Society for Quality

Personal Strong Points:

Well-organized, adaptable, flexible; Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to details

Ability to assume responsibilities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure;

Self-motivated, reliable, and strong team player.

References: per request.

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