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QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Quality Assurance Professional with expertise in management and manufacturing functions, cost avoidance, internal and external audits, multi-cultural environments, process validation, problem solving, quality systems, and program management. A top team member and individual producer skilled in developing exceptional customer relationships through attention to detail, subject-matter expertise, personal commitment, and technical knowledge.
Highly experienced Management Professional with a record of success leading diverse teams and projects. An independent thinker who effectively utilizes interpersonal and analytical competencies to successfully overcome the challenges of cross-departmental communications, while effectively managing cross-functional teams and skill sets.
Highly focused on organizational missions while positively impacting bottom-line and group performance. Quality Assurance professional with exceptional technical experience, possessing an extensive knowledge of the processes, procedures, and policies necessary to consistently produce a superior product and service.
Able to remain calm and work well in high-pressure situations, constantly seeking new challenges, a professional and driven individual with both a strong work ethic and the desire to exceed expectations. Always on schedule and under budget, detail oriented, and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while achieving project goals.
Production Leadership • Cost Control and Reduction • Problem Analysis and Resolution • Team Building
Industrial Engineering • Lean Manufacturing • Quality Standards • Process Review and Improvement
Vendor Relationship Management • Excellent Communication Skills • Attention to Detail
Internal and External Auditor • Project Management • Training and Development
Six Sigma Black Belt Training • Microsoft Applications • Microsoft Project
Wainwright a Division of Modineer
Plant Quality Manager
In support of the company strategic direction and goals, my duties include evaluate, revise, and/or develop new short & long-term goals/ objectives and performance standards for the department. Also, present reports on Quality performance matrix during one on one meeting with the Plant Manager (scheduled by me). Responsible for maintenance & upgrades of the Quality Management System, actively participant in the APQP, PPAP, PFMEA processes with our corporate facility. Monitor and audit all progressive stamping, precision machining, and welding activities related to all current programs in the plant. Monitor incoming inspection of all steel coils and blank steel received from all steel distributors. Monitor through SPC and attribute data collection of all installation, testing/inspection and start-up activities related to metal brackets for all NSK steering columns and welding activities for other customers that require weld manufacturing services. Support the stamping division that produces ABS and wiper motor housings for Valeo, Nidec, Buehler, and Trico customers. Manage the roll form process that produces the Long and short bed panels for GM Colorado/Canyon pick-up trucks. Monitor and support all CNC and CMM activities for compliance with Wainwright a Division of Modineer criteria and standards. Maintain and update department’s standard drawing, specifications, and procedures manuals and other industry reference standards and resources.
Faurecia Automotive Seating
Supplier Quality Engineer
7/21/2014 – 7/20/2015 Wentzville, Mo
Serve as an active quality liaison and main point of contact between suppliers, supply chain, operations and design engineering when major quality problems exist with automotive seating that risk product quality. Work with suppliers to obtain and close Corrective Actions and to ensure that root causes have been properly identified and eliminated. Drives the part approval (PPAP) and quality improvement processes using the appropriate tools (PFMEA’s, process flow charts, control plans, capability studies, part layouts, gage R&R, SPC, etc.) as required. Assist with supplier performance monitoring for the GM 31XX program (Colorado/Canyon) including, PPM’s. 8D, ECN’s initiated at PPAP. Affective communication, planning, customer relationship and attention to detail is essential. Commitment to deliver a high quality product is key.
Supplier Quality Engineer (Hussmann Corporation)
6/24/2013 – 7/18/2014 Bridgeton Mo
Support the Corporate Engineering division in providing sourcing, planning, in a technical business environment with commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the customer. Implementation of activities that support PPAP development, supplier development, and documentation along with maintenance of the Intelex QMS system. Analyze and report on customer quality issues and warranty analysis and data management for corrective actions to be formulated and implemented. Also implement site assessments and product/process reviews to ensure that the processes support the manufacturing team at Hussmann Corp. Responsibilities also include attending design reviews, problem analysis reviews(8D),and working closely with the R&D refrigeration team reviewing product engineering changes and part evaluation pertaining to the new product launch. Effective communication to support meetings at all levels of the company including senior leadership. Here are the current commodities that I manage, plastics, fasteners, evaporator coils, wire harness and electrical components related to LED lighting.
St. Louis Screw & Bolt
Quality Manager (Contract)
10/8/12 – 6/10/13 Madison IL
Manage a team of Lab Technicians with a leading provider of structural bolts that provides a number of specialty steel coil products for integration into bridges, transmission towers and large commercial construction projects. I am tasked with providing support to the manufacture and testing of finished product, utilizing equipment along with utilizing FMEA processes to accurately perform the Rotational Capacity, Tensile strength, Proof load and dimensional testing. These bolts must meet the Laboratory standards of ASTM 17025, along with the chemical composition, and secondary processing. There are key issues that need clear and accurate communication skills to accurately convey and coordinate to develop and maintain good customer relationships. Facilitate all quality checks and testing in both productions, shipping/ receiving.
Project Engineer (Consultant -Caterpillar)
4/9/12 to 10/12 Joliet IL
Managing Capital projects working at the Hydraulics Valves and Pumps plant in NCI (New Capital Introduction) in the advance planning department, with a budget of 12M which is part of a 200M project to rebuild and replace Filtration Systems, automatic CNC,Lathes, and Grinding Machines with HVOF capability in the truck value stream at Caterpillar. Also involved with NPI (New Product Introduction) in the clean room for the Hoist Assembly and Testing of Gear pumps, and Valves in the assembly division, which includes creating/updating JMI’s, Routings and APQP documents such as standard work sheets, PFMEA, Control Plans, Process Flow Diagrams for new assembly operations and test equipment using the 6 sigma approach.
Process Engineer (Consultant - Ford Motor Company)
Launching the Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and (Police units) at the Ford Assembly Plant in Chicago, providing technical discipline and leadership to maintain and plan and also implement a robust and capable quality process. Identifies and implement improvements to the OIS sheets at work stations, also implementing EQI inspection check points to increase productivity, and improve quality and reduce cost. Working with the VRT teams on Squeak/Rattle concerns on early warranty issues. Resolve open quality issues within the manufacturing process. These quality concerns and issues are directly related to the Trim, Body, Chassis, Electrical and Power train departments.
GKN Aerospace Hazelwood, MO 2005 – 2010
Direct assembly machining and fabrication departments in source inspections of F-18 Horizontals which included C/D and E/F parts. Perform FAI, for new parts for layup and assembly as part of the Defense aircraft program in the Composite Center for a $500,000,000 contract. Develop and directed lean manufacturing practices in the clean room and assembly areas performing 5S and Kaizen events which was part of a Lean Six Sigma and Safety improvement in the selected areas. The programs involved were the F-18, F-15,C-17 programs.
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GKN Aerospace continued
Communicated and sustained quality objectives in the composites center using work orders to follow the process and procedures in producing quality parts per AS9102. Coordinate and collaborated with production floor utilizing knowledge of National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) to prepare for Certification audits.
Controlled and maintained the fabrication clean room specification to prevent contamination of carbon fiber, prepreg materials used for layup of (RTM) Resin Transfer Molding parts. Also layup of F-18 and spares utilizing other time sensitive material.
First Team Leader to successfully lead his team to 120% efficiency by utilizing lean manufacturing methods.
Proctor and Gamble 2004 – 2005
Lead a team of production supervisor in the manufacturing of consumer products in the liquid and powder facilities, also schedule the preventive maintenance for high speed machines for production use in producing the scheduled amount of cases per hour. Lead the Quality teams in lean manufacturing in 5S, Kaizen, and Six Sigma Initiatives for improvements in the process.
Ford Motors 2002 – 2004
Supplier Quality Engineer
Responsibilities were Supplier Readiness Assessment Reports which included, Product readiness, Process planning, Production Process readiness, Measurement and Testing Systems Material planning, Quality Systems PSW readiness. I also evaluated and improved work station process problems for new product launches. I had to detect problems during the APQP process using FMEA analysis during the design stage.
Lear Corporation 1999 – 2002
Supplier Quality Engineer
Making sure Quality control activities were carried out as described in the control plan, also making sure all necessary measurement tools available for gage R&R samples sizes. Making sure extraordinary training and prove-out plans in place for new product launch. PPAP, APQP plans in place to support the continual improvements to support and under stand the needs of the customer. Perform Quality audits, eliminate waste using 5S, Kaizen and lean manufacturing tools.
The Bing Group 1996 – 1999
Responsibilities were to improve the present seating and headrest processes using Six Sigma techniques and setting up a more robust Quality program for in-line inspection that would support the needs of the customer which was Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. The task was to eliminate the non-conformances and improve the corrective action process that was in place. Design work station and processes for the launch of new products, and existing products, increase the quality awareness of production and shipping and receiving.
Chrysler Corporation 1980 – 1996
Lead a team in the body shop assembly process, making sure the hole pattern for assembly was correct using essential management tools to be used for verification of processes, to assess how successfully processes have been effective of achieving any define target levels .Performing quality audits as part of staying compliance to the process for QS9001. Also using Industrial Engineering analysis dealing with processes and quality systems and evaluate work station quality problems.
Bachelor of Science, Project Management
Colorado Technical University
Associate Degree, Drafting and Design Technology
Highland Park College
Master of Business Administration
Human Resources Development Project Planning Management Essentials
Basics of Accounting and Finance Organizational Systems Improvement
Business Fundamentals Business in the Global Environment
Project Management Specialist