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Engineer Quality

Bowling Green, KY
$90,000 +
September 29, 2018

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Bowling Green, KY 42101



I am an engineering and quality professional with a strong technical and quality management systems background. I am seeking a challenging position with a progressive company that would utilize my educational background and work experiences in a mutually beneficial manner. I am looking for a position as a metallurgist, quality professional, or in manufacturing quality management. My educational background, work related training and development, and work experiences have prepared me to excel in the metallurgical, quality, and manufacturing fields. My significant qualifications and work related experiences are:

BS in Metallurgical Engineering Degree

MBA Degree

ASQ Certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt

Exemplar Global-Certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training with IATF 16949:2016 Emphasis Certification

Training in the AIAG Quality Tools

Eight years work experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer

Nine years of experience in the automotive industry

Over twenty years of experience in quality in the metals industry


Constellium-UACJ ABS LLC (CUA), Bowling Green KY – May 15, 2017 – Present

Senior Quality Engineer

I am responsible for developing the CUA ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management System, implementing and managing the Supplier Quality Management program, implementing and managing the internal and external corrective and preventative action program, and participating in customer audits and third-party audits. Significant accomplishments include:

Developed and implemented an ISO 9001:2015 / IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management System at CUA

Developed the CUA Quality Manual, all major procedures and work instructions, and process maps

Developed and implemented a Supplier Quality Management program at CUA.

Audited seven (7) key suppliers

Developed and implemented the Internal Audit program

Reviewed and revised CUA PFMEAs and Control Plans

Trained CUA salaried and hourly personnel in preparation for the ISO/IATF Registration Audit

thyssenkrupp Elevator, Middleton TN - June 16, 2014 – May 12, 2018

Supplier Quality Engineer

I was responsible for the overall supplier quality performance of identified key suppliers to thyssenkrupp Elevator. Significant responsibilities and accomplishments include:

Developed and implemented a supplier quality program with the following processes: Supplier Qualification, Supplier Development, Supplier Quality Management, FAIR (PPAP), Supplier Score Card, and Supplier Recovery

Reducing supplier quality costs and improving supplier quality performance. Supplier DPPM reduced (improved) by 64% in 2-1/2 years.

Conducting supplier audits of incumbent suppliers to validate the continued performance and to develop key suppliers. Forty-two supplier development audits of conducted in 2-1/2 years.

Conducting pre-award audits to new supplier to increase the probability of success. Five supplier pre-award qualification audits performed in the first 2-1/2 years

Issued monthly supplier score cards to key tkE suppliers.

Managed the tkE supplier corrective action system and validation of supplier corrective actions. Over 100 VCARs issued in 2-1/2 years.

Managed the supplier performance “FAIR” (PPAP) process

Provided quality system technical assistance to purchasing department

Facilitated supplier recovery from the supply base

Promoted the use of Quality Tools within the supply base such as 8D, PFMEA and Control Plans

Was the main quality liaison to the supply base

AM/NS Calvert

February 27, 2014 – June 13, 2014

(Acquisition of TKS USA by ArcelorMittal/Nippon Sumitomo on 2/27/2014)

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC, Calvert AL

January 2012 – February 26, 2014

Technical Customer Service Engineer- Automotive

I was responsible for providing technical customer service to ThyssenKrupp Steel USA automotive customers. The mill produces hot rolled, hot rolled pickled, cold rolled and hot dipped galvanized sheet products. Responsibilities include:

Was responsible for overall customer satisfaction in terms of product quality for assigned customers

Evaluated new applications/opportunities, reviewing inquiries against manufacturing capability, communicating customer expectations to the mill, and reviewing cross applications proposals

Had overall responsibility for review and analysis of customer complaints, claim settlements, and the corrective action process for assigned customers

Coordinated quality problem resolution with manufacturing plants, and participating in problem resolving for assigned customers

Provided technical support to stamping plants, developing good relationships and negotiating claims for assigned customers

Participated in plant quality audits and certification procedures

Participated in customer cost savings activities, and arranging trials at assigned customers

Providing assistance with plant material qualifications, the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and coordinating IMDS submissions

NTN-Bower Corporation, Hamilton AL

October 2010 – January 2012

Plant Metallurgist

I was responsible for managing and improving the metallurgical processes in the heat treat area of the NTN-Bower Corporation's Hamilton AL plant. The heat treat department performed carburizing, and quenching and tempering processes on bearing components used in the manufacturing of bearings for the automotive and industrial sector. Responsibilities included:

Provided technical expertise and assistance in issues including metallurgical, quality management systems, supplier quality, formal problem solving

Supervised three metallurgical lab technicians who perform the various metallurgical tests

Trained metallurgical lab and heat treat area personnel

Reviewed, revised and managed the heat treat area’s quality management systems documents and procedures

Performed metallurgical evaluation and failure analysis of customer returned parts

Participated in the development of customer corrective actions

Managed supplier quality issues with steel suppliers and material processors

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI

January 2003 – April 2008

Supplier Quality Engineer, Ford Global Purchasing, Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) - Raw Materials

I was responsible for supplier development and quality management for the steel and aluminum sheet products and laser-welded blanks suppliers to the Ford Motor Company (FMC). I assisted FMC Global Purchasing in supplier assessment, selection, development, and quality management activities for the annual procurement of approximately 2 million tons of steel and aluminum sheet products. I was also responsible for supplier development and quality management of the raw materials suppliers to the FMC casting plants. Responsibilities included:

Participated in “Sourcing for Quality” with FMC Global Purchasing for potential new suppliers to the FMC

Performed Manufacturing Site Assessments (supplier quality audits) at supplier sites for potential, new and existing suppliers to the FMC

Provided Technical Assistance to FMC suppliers in order to develop new suppliers to be capable of supplying to the FMC or to improve an existing supplier’s performance by assisting and enabling the supplier in utilizing the latest quality tools and methodologies at their site

Assisted assigned supplier sites in implementing processes, procedures and/or systems in order to meet the FMC specific requirements in addition to the ISO/TS16949 standard requirements

Developed and assisted new suppliers in achieving “Q1” supplier status within one year of the initial Manufacturing Site Assessment

Reviewed and verified effectiveness of supplier Permanent Corrective Actions (8Ds) at the supplier site

Functioned as the STA liaison for three FMC Stamping Business Units (SBU) and participating in supplier “Incoming Quality” activities at the SBU in order to resolve supplier quality issues

Provided technical support to the SBU with material quality issues in the stamping operations

Managed, tracked, and reported on the supply base “Q1” performance


July 1987 – August 2001

Senior Process Engineer, Steelmaking Quality, and Process Technology (1998 – 2001)

I was responsible for the development of new and revision of existing QA “best practices” at the Burns Harbor BOF Shop. The affected steel processing practices included BOF melting, RHOB vacuum degassing, and ladle treatment station processing of strip and plate steels. Typical projects were focused on reducing BOF Shop costs, improving the conforming heat chemistry performance, and improving overall quality of the molten steel produced in the BOF shop. Job responsibilities included:

Being a team member and a significant contributor to the “Chemistry Team” efforts to determine the root cause of each “off chemistry” heat and to implement corrective action in order to lower and minimize the number of “off chemistry” heats of steel produced at the Burns Harbor BOF Shop

Developing new or revising existing documents such as: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Grade Cards (melt grade “recipes”), Control Plans, and FMEAs

Auditing and optimizing existing BOF steel processing SOPs

Conducting trials with new alloys and/or materials, analyzing the results, and then modify existing or developing new “best practices” as required

Providing quality feedback and training to hourly personnel at crew meetings

Quality Manager (Product Control Supervisor), QA, Plate Mills Division (1994 – 1998)

I was responsible for managing all aspects of the quality function of the Burns Harbor Plate Mills (PM) Division. The PM Division was comprised of the 160” PM and 110” PM with a combined yearly production capacity of approximately 1.25 million tons of a full line of carbon and alloy plate products supplied in the as-rolled, thermal mechanical controlled rolling processed (TMCP) plates, or in various heat-treated conditions. Job responsibilities included the following:

Managing nearly 100 people including salaried (supervisors, foremen and engineers), clerical, and hourly personnel

Managing the Metallurgical Testing Laboratory, and the NDT Inspection and Metallographic areas

Managing the QA aspects: Order Inquiry, Order Dressing, Specification Review, and Practice Development

Managing the QC aspects: Monitoring and Reporting on Incoming Slab Quality, Slab Reconditioning Inspection, Plate Inspection, UT Inspection, Mechanical Testing, Product/Load/Shipment Releasing, and Test Reporting

Managing the Customer aspects: addressing Customer Complaints, performing Claims Investigations, responding to Customer Claims by settling or denying the claims, leading the customer Request for Corrective Action program, monitoring and reporting on the overall Customer Claims performance, and visiting customers

Managing the Quality Systems aspects: maintaining the PM QA Department compliant to the requirements of the BSC Corporate, BH Plant and QS/ISO/TS standards, preparing for and participating in Plant Internal, Corporate and 3rd Party Audits, and maintaining and revising SOPs, FMEAs, Control Plans, Process Flow Diagrams and other documents as required

Managing the Employee aspects: Interviewing, Selecting, Training, Developing, Evaluating Performance, and Disciplining as required

Managing the Labor Relations aspects: ensuring BH PM QA Department’s compliance to the BSC/USW Union Labor Contract, and reviewing and settling grievances

Serving as the PM Division liaison with Caterpillar Inc.

QA Developmental Engineer, Hot Mill Division (1994)

I was responsible for developing new or revising existing processing procedures and practices for hot-rolled products used in automotive door impact beams and wheel applications.

Technical Service Engineer, Customer Technical Service (1992 – 1994)

I was responsible for providing timely and effective technical service to BSC BH customers with material quality issues, complaints and material claims in the Midwest and Southwest regions of the United States for all BSC BH steel products including plate, hot rolled, cold rolled and cold rolled coated sheet products.

Quality Practice Development Engineer, Steelmaking Division (1989 – 1992)

I was responsible for performing ingot quality related projects in the BOF Shop and Slab Mill.

Quality Control Engineer, Plate Mill Division (1987 – 1989)

I was responsible for ensuring product quality and conformance of as-rolled, TMCP and heat-treated plate products.


Metallurgical Engineer (1984 – 1987)

I was responsible for QA and processing activities in the production of welded stainless steel and titanium tubing. I was responsible for assisting in order inquiries, specification review, incoming material issues, and visiting customers for material claims.


Master’s of Business Administration

Indiana University Northwest - Gary, IN

Bachelor’s of Science - Physical Metallurgical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines - Golden, CO


Constellium-UACJ ABS LLC: Exemplar Global-Certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training with IATF 16949:2016 Emphasis

thyssenkrupp Elevator: Apollo Root Cause Analysis with Reality Charting, American Society Quality - Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA: Circle Grid Analysis, Thinning Analysis, SAS Enterprise Guide, Minitab, Project Management Essentials

NTN-Bower: Carburizing, Neural Hardening, Tempering, Kaizen, 5S

Ford Motor Company: Corporate Quality Development Center (CQDC): Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Site Assessments (supplier audits), SPC, DOE, FMEA, APQP, PPAP, 8D, Root Cause Analysis, GD&T, GR&R, Process Capability Analysis, Quality Management Systems, ISO/TS 16949, and Lean Manufacturing

Bethlehem Steel Corporation: Design of Experiments, SPC, Clean Steel Technology Short Course at Carnegie Mellon University, Effective Management, Leadership Challenge, Targeted Selection

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation: Welding Metallurgy Course at the Ohio State University

Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint, and with Minitab

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