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Manager Quality Engineer

Strongsville, Ohio, United States
August 27, 2018

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North Royalton, OH 44133

817-***-**** cell


Have small RV – Will Travel


Qualified over forty locations for ISO/AS/QS 9000, TS16949 or ISO 14000

Achieved Big Three Automotive Quality Awards – Experience using Japanese quality techniques.

Achieved Superior AIB rating

Process knowledge of automotive, oil & gas, medical, aerospace, bus, HVAC, plastics stamping, machining, assembly, food safety, rubber, glass, electrical, MRPII, warehousing, ASME, nuclear, welding, and sporting goods industries.

CMM programming and nondestructive weld testing.

Saved several hundreds of thousand dollars by developing warranty-reporting system.

Managed multi-plant quality operations

Skilled trainer (SPC, PPAP, APQP, FMEA, TQM, Kaizen and GD&T).

Highly effective problem solver and troubleshooter.

Managed and implemented a lean manufacturing plant using 5S and value stream mapping

Supplier development specialist - improved supplier reliability and cut receiving inspection costs by over 75%.

Reduced inspection costs by establishing computerized and operator/process verification programs.

Expert computer skills (all Microsoft and Lotus products).

Experience in Supervising over 100 quality and production employees.

Experience in P&L and strategic planning.


Quality Contract Engineer/Consultant

(July 2014 to Oct 2015) SQA Services – Cleveland, OH – Contract Supplier Quality Engineer for large Medical Equipment manufacturer recertify supplier parts for FDA requirements.

(Jan 2013– Feb 2013) Consultant - Assisted Weir Oil and Gas to recertify their lost ISO 9000 certification. Wrote improved quality operating procedures and audited departments to successfully become recertified.

Weir Oil and Gas – Fort Worth, TX, (Dec 07 – Apr 12) Oil & Gas flow valve and pump manufacturer

Process Quality Manager - Responsible for in process and customer quality for the Flow Products Business Unit. Eliminated toll gate inspection and implemented patrol audit inspection. Implemented SPC measures of floor processes. Taught SPC and FMEA to inspection, production and engineering personnel. Purchased first CMM machine that saved hours of inspection time. (Retired)

Consolidated Container Company – Houston, TX, (Jan 06 – Dec 07) Plastic food/ chemical bottle manufacturer

Quality Manager - Maintained product quality and achieved AIB Superior food safety rating Performed failure analysis and corrective action measures on container breakage.

General Motors – Mansfield Stamping Plant – (Apr 05 – Nov 05) Mansfield, OH, Sheet metal stamping for GM Assembly Plants (contact through Aerotek)

Reliability Engineer Investigated and communicated all stamping defects on second shift. Short term contact because of GM economic problems. Plant was closed shortly after I left.

Mayflower Vehicle Services – Shadyside, OH -, (Apr 04 – Oct 04) automotive and heavy truck stampings

Quality Manager Managed quality process and resolved customer quality issues for Prowler, Ford GT, Heavy Truck and aluminum auto panels. Qualified plant to TS16949. Heavy emphasis on customer complaints with auto company start-ups. Left because Company entered bankruptcy .

Panther Crankshafts – Wixom, MI (Jun 02 - Jun 03) crankshafts for chainsaw and lawn equipment

Plant Manager/Quality Manager - Initiated automotive quality systems, PPAP, SPC and sample inspection. Became plant Manager and helped launch a lean one piece process that lowered to cost of our product exceeding China competition. Company moved to China in spite of success.

Self Employed

Sales and Quality Consultant- (Jul 2001 – Jun 2002) – Sold water conditioners and consulted companies on quality projects during period of unemployment

Purchased Parts Group - Memphis, TN, (1998 - 2001) Warehousing, Logistics & Fastener Manufacturing

Director of Quality -– Managed quality process over 33 warehouse locations and customer stock contracts at OEM sites. Qualified all automotive warehouses to QS 9000 and the rest to ISO 9000. Purchased a Pilgrim computer software program that recorded all inspection history for all locations.

Chicago Rawhide - Elgin, IL (1994 - 1998) Manufacturer of automotive and aerospace elastomeric oil seals

Director of Quality -– Quality responsibility for seven manufacturing plants and Quality Managers that for automotive and Aerospace oil seals. Qualified six plants to QS 9000 and one plant to AS 9000. Eliminated 100% receiving inspection and developed Ship-to-Stock program saving thousands of dollars in inspection cost.

ClimateMaster – Oklahoma City, OK (1989–1994) Manufacturer of HVAC & water source heat pumps

Quality Assurance Manager – Developed operator quality traveler. Trained employees in problem solving techniques. Developed computerized test stand for air conditioning performance.

Wynn’s Climate Systems – Fort Worth, TX (1986–1989) Manufacturer of automotive air conditioning

Director of Quality Assurance Responsible for quality at compressor, plastic and tubing plants. Worked with Japanese customers to institute Kaizen (continuous improvement) programs.

Ben Hogan Company, Fort Worth, TX (1984-1986) Manufacturer of golf clubs, balls and sport clothing

Quality Control Manager – Established first quality workmanship standards for clubs and balls. Tested golf balls against competitor products.

Rockwell International, Grenada, MS (1982– 1984) Manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket wheel covers.

Quality Control Manager Received all Big 3 Automotive Quality Awards. Eliminated 100% inspection and put in sample inspection. Reviewed and corrected field failures at all automotive companied

Grumman Flxible Corporation, Delaware, OH (1978 – 1982) Manufacturer of metro transit buses.

Quality Control Manager/ Quality Engineering Manager/Regional Repair Manager – Started first quality engineering department in the company. Designed a quality incentive program to award all employees. When buses started failing in the field, set up repair centers, hired weld inspectors and ultimately managed the Southwest repair centers.

Zurn Industries–Clarage Fan, Kalamazoo, MI, (1975 – 1978) Gas and air recirculation fans

Quality Control Manager Responsible for weld and dimensional integrity of fan and fan assemblies. Certified in Magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and ultrasonic weld inspection. Company was moved to Alabama.

Chrysler Corporation, Jefferson Assembly Plant, Detroit, MI; (1964–1975) Large body automobiles

Senior Quality Engineer/Quality Engineer/Production Supervisor Production supervisor and weld quality engineer in body shop, promoted to senior quality engineer and had 15 quality engineers monitoring the process in all assembly plant departments.

EDUCATION Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK – graduated 1994 -

Bachelor of Science in Business Technology

Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI – attended 3 yrs. Industrial Management


ASQ Certified Quality Engineer E-6185 (Lapsed)

ISO/QS 9000 Lead Assessor – Lloyds Register (LRQA)

Dale Carnegie – Personnel Development Course

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am currently living in North Royalton, Ohio. I have a small RV trailer that I can stay in until I get permanently relocated.

The attached resume briefly outlines my career as a highly experienced and innovative management professional. I have supervised over 200 or more people in manufacturing and/or inspection. I have developed a lean manufacturing system using value stream mapping, Kaizen events and 5S. I am especially proficient in developing, implementing and training in quality management systems, such as TS16949, QS, AS and ISO 9000. I have a reputation for being an effective hands-on problem solver. I have a thorough knowledge of continuous improvement and statistical methods using six sigma techniques. I have a successful record of eliminating significant amounts of waste and failure costs.

I have experience in automotive, oil and gas, HVAC, rubber, machining, stamping, welding, medical equipment, electrical, plastics, sports equipment, warehousing and distribution. I am very computer literate in all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project) and others such as Lotus Notes and Pilgrim.

I am seeking a position with a company that can fully utilize my vast experience and skills. Since the attached resume is only a brief summary of my experience and capabilities, please call me to discuss how my competency and enthusiasm can benefit your company. My salary history from 1989 to 2012 increased progressively from $50,000 to $100,000. I have retired and am returning to full or contract employment. My salary requirements are based upon the locale, the experience I bring to the required position requirements. I have an RV that makes me very mobile to relocate to position locations. Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Feel free to contact me at the number below.

Very truly,

Daniel P. Smith

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