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Quality Engineer Mechanical

Canton, Michigan, United States
November 30, 2018

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Ashwin Asher

***** ******** **** **. ******, MI *8188

Residence: 734-***-**** Cellular: 734-***-**** Email:


Mechanical engineer and with expertise in quality control, statistical control, analysis and problem solving capabilities. Extensive experience in program management from conception to production in global and local capacities.


SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER Adient Plymouth, MI 06/2018 – 10/2018

Working on new tool transfer from Adiant, Athens, TN, Adiant Mexico & China to Michigan.

QUALITY ENGINEER Lear Inc., Southfield, MI 04/2018 – 05/2018

Working on new launch on DFEMA Documents for 2nd row seats 40% & 60% for GM T1XX SUV.

CONSULTANT Asher Enterprises, LLC, Canton, MI 05/2015 – Present

Automotive analysis of domestic and foreign vehicles: continuous improvement and preventive maintenance protocols.

SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEERING Roush, Livonia, MI 11/2014 – 5/2015

* Prepared dimensional for body chassis, (Google driverless vehicle), & PPAP documentation.

* Resolved complex quality issues during the production build of technological advanced vehicle.

* Managed quality technicians to visually inspect sub-assembly and document quality issues during build process.

* Ensured suppliers met all component drawing requirements.

* Made key recommendations on vehicle design component drawings, using GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance) discipline to ensure vehicle met functionality & quality requirements while aligning fixture requirements to meet quality vehicle requirements and standards.

* Assessed & evaluated all dimensional data, including creating datum measurement strategies (plane, line, point alignment or 6 degrees of freedom methodology).

QUALITY ENGINEER Johnson Controls Inc., Holland, MI 05/2014 – 10/2014

* Created Welding status Charts / Visual defects parts board for Honda 2013 to review Mig productivity.

* Created Weld Defect Charts for Honda 2013 to decrease rework/scrap.

* Conducted intensive efficiency study on Robotic Faults (#4 & #6 on C-line) in order to analyze, evaluate, summarize and propose solutions to any fallout.

* SQA for international supplier of gearboxes

* Collected data regarding VTA/SPS fallout to provide metrics for analysis to determine options and solutions.

* Started process of creating ODS’s for 10 stations in the newly installed Honda Pilot line.

* Completed several rivet diameter readings on Minitab to get better cpk values.

QUALITY ENGINEER Lear Inc., Southfield, MI 07/2012 – 01/2013

Working on new launch on seats tracks for GM/Chrysler Alpha, GSV, K2XX, 31 XX, Z2XX, KL & UF Manual and Auto. Daily report to the team for rejection of all parts with daily, 7 day & 14 day % Defect Charts. Helping to make all the paper work for PPAP books.

QUALITY ENGINEER RCO Engineering Inc., Roseville, MI 03/2012 – 07/2012

Cross functional team member for new product launch of seats for Gulfstream airplane G-650. Responsibilities include prepare/update process sheets for prototype build, dimensional & Electrical (ATP) testing of seats, develop gage strategy for gages due for calibration.

QUALITY ENGINEER Johnson Controls Inc., Madison, MS & West point, GA 03/2010 – 07/2010

Cross functional team member for new launch of driver and passenger seats for Nissan Cargo Van X61F.

* Conducted and analyzed studies on H-Point, Efforts and Appearance pictures for S lot, PV & PT-1.

* Developed gage strategy for gages due for calibration (Gage track). Calibrated various measuring equipment including controllers, torque guns, calipers, micrometers, Vernier calipers, weights, laser temperature controllers, inclinometers, Oscar for H-Point, BSR equipment etc. in the plant.

QUALITY ENGINEER Blue Water Automotive Systems, Inc. Howell, MI 06/2007 – 11/2007 Responsible for preparing PPAP books for various plastic injection parts for customers including:

Behr, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Valeo, and Visteon.

* Developed and implemented gage strategy for gages due for calibration. Calibrated measuring equipment including calipers, micrometers, Vernier calipers, laser temperature controllers, melt indexer, torque wrenches, filler gages, and pin gages.

* Completed gage R&R/Capability for several PPAP parts on Minitab.

* Led control charts on several presses for nozzle, different press zones, cooling time, cushion time, mold cav./cor.

* Designed and constructed 8D/GPIRS for Ford and service parts.

QUALITY ENGINEER Johnson Controls Inc.,Bridgewater Interiors, Warren, MI 8/2005 – 4/2007

Cross functional team member for launch of driver, passenger, and rear seats for Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition/ F-150.

* Conducted and analyzed studies on H-Point, Efforts, and BSR for DV, HTFB, PV, 1PP, FEU and Job #1.

* Developed gage strategy for gages due for calibration (Gage track). Calibrated various measuring equipment including controllers, torque guns, calipers, micrometers, Vernier calipers, weights, laser temperature controllers, inclinometers, Oscar for H-Point, BSR equipment etc. in the plant.

* Worked on Red Rabbit, Poke Yoke, Dock Audit for the Ford F-150 (P221), Navigator, Expedition (U222/228/354) seats.

* Verified 8D action plan, specifically identifying the root cause and implementing intermediate/permanent containment actions to avoid recurrence.

* Developed quality alerts, containment instructions with visual aids along with boundary book for operators in the plant.

* Designed and implemented a successful FMEA process for the new model launch seats.

* Cross-verified QOS (ISO 9000)/TS16949/BOS system and conducted in-house audits.

* Worked on Q1 implementation for these sites.

* Saved 60-70% in material cost by reducing scrap during in-house manufacturing process.

* Implemented Lean manufacturing techniques including in-house repairs with quick turn-around times for Foam, Trims & Metal parts.

QUALITY ENGINEER Bing-Lear Assembly Systems, Detroit, MI 08/2004 – 05/2005

Worked on launch for driver, passenger and rear seats for Mustang, Ford U-251, GMX-215/245, Mazda-6 J-56 models vehicle lines.

* Prepared PPA documentation and conducted Run-at-Rate and capacity verification for various parts.

* Identified error-proofing methods to alleviate defects and scrap.

* Arranged scheduling for COP (Conformance of Production) testing for GM cars.

QUALITY ENGINEER Mazda Motor Corporation, Flat Rock, MI 10/2000 – 06/2003

Worked on new car launch for Team-Mazda-6 for Exterior/Interior/Power train/Hardware-Lock.

* Reduced PPM by 25% using automated inspection and error proofing techniques.

* Improved supplier delivery performance by using ILVS and saved 50-60% Material costs in PDI Dept.

* Developed QOS for suppliers to monitor improvement in quality performance including PPM, stop ships, recalls, launches, quality rejects and delivery ratings.

* Assisted in development of supplier sourcing selection processes using different selection criteria.

* Supervised pre-delivery inspection for various Ford vehicle lines.

* Designed and implemented quality standards and streamlined manufacturing processes for various subsystems.

* Prepared visual aids at quality locations to help reduce in-plant variations.

* Consumer driven 6-sigma–Green belt manufacturing-offsite.

QUALITY ANALYST General Motors, Inc., Belleville, MI 03/1997 – 10/2000

Conducted product performance audits. Prepared and reported final audit report/results to top management.

* Worked with GM dealers to identify and resolve customer concerns at site.

* Inspected incoming parts against engineering drawing specifications.

* Maintained inventory of quality parts at right quantity.

* Shipped parts for all GM cars - right quantity, right parts to the right dealers.

QUALITY ENGINEER Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI 02/1996 – 02/1997

Responsible for inspecting various engine components i.e., piston diameter and valve diameter.

* Calculated best volumes for cylinder block and heads to obtain compression ratio.

* Calculated rotating weights for connecting rods, pin ids, bearing diameter ids with various settings.

* Inspected 2.00 L to 10.0 L Engines for different vehicles.

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR Vico Products Company, Plymouth, MI 05/1994 – 02/1996

Implemented process inspection for brake components and ran on-line statistical experiments.

* Utilized on-line statistical experimental information to reduce variation in various stamping components i.e. door, bumper, hood, trunk lid and metal stampings.

* Worked on presses and their operation as well as machining process.

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR Uniboring Company, Howell, MI 06/1991 – 01/1994

Carried out in-process inspection for intake manifolds, cylinder heads, engine blocks, and transmission components.

* Worked on documentation for APQP, FMEA and PPAP.

* Utilized on-line statistical experimental information.


6-SigmaGreen Belt Mazda (Ford Motors), Consumer driven manufacturing-offsite.

Quality Management Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM IBM-10), W. D. Ford Vocational Center, Westland, MI

Mechanical Engineering M.H.S. Polytechnic, Mumbai, India

U. S. Citizen


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