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Quality Engineer Engineering

O'Fallon, MO, 63366
October 04, 2018

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Michael L. Kampschroeder

Quality Engineer / Specialist

Cell: 314-***-****


In my career, covering test technician through test engineer and corporate process auditor, I have served in all aspects of product development, validation, manufacturing and quality. I have led test teams, production teams and performed corporate level quality and process audits, with an audience of upper and mid-level managers.

Skill Set

Experienced in Lean Manufacturing, 6S (incl Safety), Root Cause Analysis, 5-Why, 8D

Strong background in various types of product test theory and execution

Excellent team building and leadership skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interacts well at all levels

Highly organized and objective oriented, requires minimal supervision

Well versed in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, Power Point, etc.


Quality Engineer

July 2017 – January 2018 (project completed) Coin Acceptors, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Developed test documentation and data collection methods for use in validating initial samples of next generation automated merchandising equipment as produced.

Documented and categorized defects according to criticality

Presented data to middle and upper management for daily review

Quantified risk in terms of customer satisfaction and service and warranty costs.

Tracked defects through CAPA process, 5-Why & 8D Root Cause Analysis

Corporate Process Auditor

August 2014 – July 2017 (position eliminated) Royal Remanufacturing St. Louis, MO

As roving corporate auditor, performed process and quality audits on remanufactured vending equipment and glass door coolers, for four remote facilities (WV, TN, MO, AZ)

Compiled and presented findings to mid-upper management covering training, tools, protective equipment, documented work instructions and quality inspections.

Documented and tracked non-conformances through CAPA process.

Quality Engineer

August 2011 – August 2014 (down-sized) Coin Acceptors, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Performed design, process and outgoing quality audits on electro-mechanical currency validation systems.

Defined sampling plans (AQL, etc.), created test procedures and data collection forms

Documented defects in Pareto chart format, performed D/PFMECA and RCA where applicable

Teamed with engineering and manufacturing staff to implement design / process enhancements and track results / outcomes. Reduced original defect rate by two orders of magnitude.

Contract Test and Quality Engineer

July 2010 – August 2011 (contract completed) Coin Acceptors, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Created and executed component, design development / qualification, and field test plans.

Recorded and compiled test data, reporting to design engineering and management.

Teamed with engineering and sales / service staff to implement and track design / process changes and their outcomes.

Generated product reliability predictions, “mission success” probability and warranty cost estimates based on demonstrated data and reliability growth curves.

Miscellaneous (Between engineering jobs)

December 2008 – July 2010 Various St. Louis, MO

Worked for U.S. Census Bureau as a census taker

Worked at Debonair Banquet Hall as a chef’s assistant

Planned and conducted BBQ fund raisers for parish athletic association and other functions.

Performed BBQ catering services by referral

Senior Product Test Specialist

October ’85 – December ’08 (down-sized) Coin Acceptors, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Developed, scheduled and executed test suites for new product lines, incremental models, product enhancements and cost reductions, from design through manufacture.

oCreated qualification test plans from product specification and sales requirements

Hardware – Performance, environmental, noise susceptibility, emissions, etc.

Software – Functional, load testing, regression testing

Mechanical – Functional, reliability, wear / life

Communications - Serial & parallel industry standards

oPrioritized and scheduled testing based on risk, criticality and time restrictions

oCreated test procedures for all scheduled tests

oTasked and supervised staff of test engineers, technicians and test operators

oCompiled and summarized data for reports to department and project managers / VP’s

oDFMECA – Criticality / frequency, corrective action, integration, data filtering, quantification of reliability growth

oServed as liaison between test engineering staff and middle / upper management


Associates Degree, Digital Electronics, Linn Technical College, Linn, MO

Professional Training

Reliability Engineering, ASQC, Tampa, FL

Reliability Testing Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Reliability Management Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Int’l Applied Reliability Symposium, Reliasoft / RAC, San Diego, CA

Crosby on Quality (in-house), Coin Acceptors, Inc.

Team Building (in-house), Coin Acceptors, Inc.


Competition / fund raiser BBQ, baseball, golf

References available by request.

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