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Quality Machine Operator

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
August 19, 2018

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Miguel DJ Rodríguez

Ontario, L*A *J*, Canada 905-***-****


Machine Tool Certificated Operator (CNC Lathe, Boring & Milling machines, Manual & Engine Lathes, Multi-Spindle Drill, Grinding & Press machine, Laser Band Saw, CMM, Digital Spectrum Comparator, etc)

Experience in Blueprint Reading Verification (Electronics, P&I, Electrical and Mechanical Drawings)

Tooling Verification and Metrological Gage Calibration experience (GAGEPAK Tooling Database)

Experience of Electrical and Electronic Theory and Circuit Design (A/D, PLC and Instrumentation)

Experience of PLC's programming and troubleshooting skills (Allen Bradley/Siemens)

Experienced in Shipping and Handling (Sales, Purchasing, Tracking, Delivery and Reporting)

Licensed Forklift Operator (Gas, Electrical and Manual/Hydraulic)

Excellent Time Management and Computer skills: Auto-CAD, MS Office Suite, Windows, etc.

Excellent bilingual communication skills (English/Spanish; written & oral) as well as Technical Writing


2003 Electrical Engineering Technology – Power Generation, Distribution and Control

Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology – Fennel Campus, Hamilton, ON

1993 Machine Tool Operator Certificate

Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology – Salt Fleet Campus, Stoney Creek, ON

1989 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Sir John A. MacDonald - Secondary High School, Hamilton, ON


Fike Canada Inc – Fire, Explosion, Pressure Relief Solutions, Burlington, ON June, 2018 – Present

CNC Lathe & Milling Machines Operator

Assisted Set Up and Self Operation of Mori Seiki CNC Lathe & Milling Machines with Fanuc controls.

Responsible for close-tolerance measurements and for offsets made on tools in operations such as Roughing, Finishing, Grooving, Knurling, Threading, Drilling, Boring, Chamfering, Tapping, Broaching, etc.

Perform visual and gauge measuring inspection rounds, as well as functional verification of parts to verify product specifications and quality standards to customer or vendor's specifications.

Perform in-process, first-off and final inspections of pre-machined and finished products as well as dimensional, functional and visual inspections to guarantee quality standards of precision-machined parts.

Reject, tag and manage the initial disposition of defective and/or finished products, accordingly.

ITBD – Quality Assurance & Business Assurance Test Sep, 2016 – March 2018

CUMIS (The Co-Operators Group Ltd) – Insurance and Financial Solutions, Burlington, ON

Supported the planning, design and execution cycles of software testing of CUMIS Creditor Maintenance Release project via VO Billing App and interfacings like iCLIC (Point Of Sale), AURA (Underwriting Application), CLX (Claims), PIIC (Underwriting Changes), DWH (Reporting), Print Net (Correspondence), etc.

Provided the Data Warehouse Team with data consolidation, analysis and financial report generation (Month End Reporting) as well as file storage in CUMIS Website ports available for more than 150 Credit Unions.

Contributed to the Finance team with correct amount identifier for all transactions, correct mapping of GL and consolidated reporting by each line of business via Oracle GL (chart fields & journal mapping).

Collaborated with the IT team, cross teams and vendor with defect triage, fix and test requirements for system and business processes in a Disciplined Agile environment via TFS management tool.

Identified any potential quality issues. Recorded, reported, and tracked defects to accurately reflect the status of the testing phase and quality of the software solution as per established internal processes.

Mentored, cross-trained, coached and shared walkthroughs and presentations to peers and management.

Liberty Utilities – Electrical, Gas and Water Utilities, Oakville, ON 2015 – Dec. 2016

Quality Assurance Analyst - Lead

Led and managed a selected QAT team with the planning, testing, delivery and launching of a newly web & mobile solution known as Liberty Utilities Public Website, successfully deployed in 10-US regions.

Assisted in creating functional and use cases scenarios from BRDs, EDDs and Wireframes docs. Also, QAT/UAT test strategies, plans, cases and test data, defect tracking & reporting via HP ALM and SharePoint.

Implemented and executed SDLC & PDLC methodologies per Project Manager and IST Manager directions.

Liaisoned with crossed teams as Business, Development, IST Technology, SIT/QAT, UAT and Stakeholders.

Presented staff and management teams with trainings, presentations, updates and walk-through meetings.

Mentored, guided, coached, cross-trained, shared knowledge and experiences to existing or new employees.

Scotiabank – Online & Mobile Software Testing, Toronto & Scarborough, ON 2007 – 2014

Quality Assurance Analyst

Developed, implemented and executed new UAT testing methodologies, test plans, test functions and cases, test strategies, and testing guidelines in both English and localized Spanish languages.

Responsible for the planning, developing, integration, testing design, execution of performance and capacity tests, defect tracking and weekly reporting.

Co-ordinated with Business, Development, and QAT teams in the writing, modification and updating of existing/new business cases as well as editing and enhancing of internal and external documentation, procedures, and translation of requirements into Spanish for business clients.

Researched the current market for new testing strategies, innovative techniques, technology trends, software automation alternatives for integration and compliance to both English & Spanish applications.

Provided leadership by cross-training, guiding, coaching, sharing knowledge and experience to new/existing employees, and assisted with training sessions and walkthrough meetings.

Rheem Canada Ltd – Electrical and Gas Products, Hamilton, ON 2003 – 2006

Utility Man / Quality Control Inspector

Operated various machines as utility man during break, sick, vacation or absenteeism times to keep up with productivity and delivery of goods to customers in timely and fashionable manner.

Supervised and trained 4 prospect quality control inspectors to identify, plan and develop a better and effective testing strategy, improving existing quality standard levels within the company division.

Responsible for updating documentation such as quality requirements, security, safety guides and production procedures to comply with ISO 900 certification requirements before bi-annual audits.

Evaluated, reviewed and inspected new tool drawings, tools and gages. Reported and maintained tooling/master gage non-conformances as per internal procedures. Applied the 5S workplace organization.

Performed in-process, first-off and final inspections of assembled and pre-assembled operations as well as dimensional, functional and visual inspections of incoming precision-machined products.

Guaranteed quality standards to management and staff with blue-print reading interpretation, gage frequency calibrations such as micrometers, calipers, surface plate, dial-indicator, custom-made diameter & length gages and set masters, as well as dial bore gages, snap (go-no go), stick, gage blocks, thread gages, contour gages, feeler gages, radius gages, and hardness & surface testing at the in-house QC lab.

Omron Dualtec Inc – Automotive Electronics, Oakville, ON 1998 – 2001

Lab Technologist / Quality Control Inspector

Joined in the initiation, planning, execution of innovative quality standards such as the ISO 9000 and QS 9000 to as an effective measuring tool indicator for product design, development, production, installation and to develop better customer service policies, as well as to increase efficiency and revenue profitability.

Set up, tested and inspected electrical & electronic equipment and devices such as: relays, flashers, switches and controls. Researched the market for new testing strategies, innovative and technology trends.

Responsible of collecting, analyzing and communicating test results conducted in simulated weather chambers: hot, cold, wet, humid, fog and rain prior to mass production for GM, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Toyota clients.

Recorded and Reported on conformance and non-conformance parts based on blue prints provided.

Coordinated and scheduled meeting updates, training, planning, execution and implementation of both quality ISO & QS standards as per the Canadian Standard Automotive (CSA) requirements.

Designed and implemented better Computer Aided Design (CAD) drafting guidelines for future projects.

The Hostess Frito-Lay Co – Food Industry, Cambridge, ON 1997 – 1998

Associate Project Engineer

Supported the designing, execution, implementation and inspection of project life principles by combining electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as working with cross-functional teams in order to improve process performance and productivity as well as to reduce product waste and budget loss.

Organized and directed local and international vendors/contractors to complete and achieve productivity targets, datelines, maintenance schedules and cost reduction planning by increasing quarterly revenue targets, as well as to monitor and maintain a balanced budget and tracking surveys of client satisfaction.

Performed QC inspections of precision and assembled parts to customer drawings specifications.

Performed data collection and generation of both conformance and non-conformance material reports.

Documented unacceptable/inferior quality materials with internal and external stakeholders or vendors.

Assisted project managers, plant managers and supervisors with product traceability by tracking, recording, maintaining and updating the project databases, as well as project budget and meeting minutes reporting.

Mueller Canada Inc. – Water & Gas Products, Milton, ON 1991 – 1996

Machine Operator / Tool Crib Attendant / Quality Control Inspector

Operated and maintained various machines such as: CNC Milling & Lathe Machines (Mitsubishi, Hitachi with Fanuc/Seiki Controls), Semi-Automatic Drills, Manual & Engine Lathes, Boring and Multi-Spindle Drills, etc.

Received, visually verified, distributed and stored all tool parts, materials and supplies. Tracked signing out, and returning of tools. Carved tool numbers and inspection dates.

In charge of the purchasing, calibration, maintenance, and recording of all inspection gauges and tools. Assessed equipment repairs and sent out to shops. Kept Tool Crib in order, neatness and cleanliness.

Assisted to ensure internal regulatory compliance of QS 9000 requirements to maintain quality standards.

Performed visual and gauge measuring inspection rounds, as well as functional verification of parts to verify product specifications and quality standards to customer and vendor's requirements.

Rejected, tagged and managed the initial disposition of defective/scrapped material, accordingly.

Communicated sort-inspection results to managers, supervisors, customers and suppliers as required.

Maintained adequate inventory, records and reorders of parts and supplies such as master gage tools.

Mentored and helped working employees, lead hands, supervisors, managers, vendors and customers with technical specs, quality standards metrologies, metrics, technical reports and product inventories.

Supervised the productivity operations of fire hydrants and gas products for Union Gas & Energy clients by overseeing the overall daily & weekly manufacturing and assembling of scheduled operations.

Coordinated and monitored all incoming and outgoing shipping & handling of products and equipment.


Seeking or willing to complete relevant Quality Control Certifications via continuous education & training

St. John’s Ambulance First Aid & CPR certification

Volunteer of the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Volunteer in a “Help the Homeless Meal” community program

Soccer, swimming, basketball (team captain), travelling as well as technical and business leisure reading

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