Michael A. Plonka
Wixom, Michigan, 48393
Quality Engineer/Supervisor/Production Supervisor Manager
Extensive technical career in Quality Assurance, Production Supervision, and Engineering/R & D. Reputation as a motivational leader. Proven ability to maximize productivity, and reduce scrap. Effective training, methodology, verbal and written communication skills.
Bishop Borgess HS, Redford Charter Township, Michigan
Henry Ford CC, Dearborn, Michigan
WESTCO METALCRAFT INC
Production Plant/Manager September 2016 – October 2017
Management, Managed Continuous improvement, Managed 5S,Managed Team cross-training and development Production Scheduling Managed Capacity planning Quoting E2 software Tooling Product development Managed Product launch Quality Inspection/CMM/Layout Managed APQP/PPAP GD&T Laser programing Model/ tool maker, tool design & machining Fabrication Managed Fixture and Assembly builds Product Development and Launch Team Feasibility ISO Audits and Updates Project Management Tools and instrument calibration Support to quality inspections
HOME CARE GIVER August 2008 - September 2016
Managed support for my Spouse. Administering medication, transportation to and from appointments, Taking care of household and responsibilities.
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE DECOMA/MAGNA INTERNATIONAL
Quality Assurance Coordinator/Supervisor September 2006 - August 2008
Managed a Quality Department of Technicians, Plastic Injection, Headliners, Supplier non-conforming product, APQP, PPAP, Inspection, TS Audits, Cross training, Trans4M, Layered audits, 5s, Instron testing, ISO & poly testing on titrator, Supplier Development. Flow Charts, Control Plans, Work Instructions, Gage R & R, Minitab, Capability studies, Process trouble shooting. Able to address all areas of the Quality Systems within the system and at a supplier level. Managed all areas of Quality and Standard Work Processes. Managed product quality issues. Investigated and managed all product quality issues and document findings. Managed with engineers, vendors and customers required to determine root causes. Follow-up on all quality issues until resolved. Managed the calibration records and process for our quality tools and instruments. Managed product inspection process. Managed all quality issues related to incoming inspection back to vendors and determine root cause. Managed the vendor return process through to credit or replacement warranty.
HUGHES MANUFACTURING MAGNA POWERTRAIN
Quality Engineer/ Quality Supervisor March 2001 - September 2006
Provided QA engineering to implement Lean Manufacturing procedures, 5's Program, and instituted and maintained the TS 16949 program. Poke oked different machines, added vision systems to different programs to improve product program and scrap reduction. Managed Flow Charts, Control Plans, Work Instructions, Minitab, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, APQP, Gage R & R, Capability studies, Helium Leak Testing, Process trouble shooting. Managed all supplier issues and non-conformance. Managed a group of Quality
GM TRUCK AND BUS
Technician III February 1999 - March 2001
Fabrication sheet metal parts, Making of wood models, Brake press operation, Metal forming, Assembling of parts on BIW, Blue print reading, Inspection of parts, GD+T, Vehicle build
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENTAL MFG CO
Metal Model Maker/Supervisor August 1977 - February 1999
Managed various prototype programs. Supervised 25-50 employees. Inspection of parts. Fixture build. Brake press operation. Barbering of dies. Layout of parts. Hammer forming. Part Qualification. Spot Welding various types. Assembly fixtures. Vehicle builds.
Six Sigma Methodologies:
Production Supervisor :
Monitoring * Speaking * Writing * Management of Material Resources * Time Management * Metal Assemblies* Plastic Injection* Judgment and Decision Making * Active Learning * Operations Analysis * Operation and Control * Operation Monitoring * Quality Control Analysis * Active Listening * Instructing * Negotiation * Coordination * Social Perceptiveness * Systems Analysis * Critical Thinking * Systems Evaluation * Learning Strategies * Complex Problem Solving * Troubleshooting * Programming * Technology Design Knowledgeable* Production Technician* offering expertise in the utilization of Kaizen* PDCA*Six Sigma methodologies TPS*SPC*PPAP*8D*5S*APQP*