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Quality Engineer

Location:
South Bend, Indiana, United States
Salary:
80000
Posted:
April 23, 2019

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SUMMARY

Successful and self-starting background as a change agent, process advocate and validation of production operations, quality compliance, manufacturing processes and program implementation. High capacity leadership experience in multi-project management, strategic planning, budgeting, staff development, resource allocation and job scheduling in multicultural production environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kenda Tire and Wheel -Dexstar Wheel Jun. 2018 – April 2019

Quality Manager, Restructuring -position eliminated

Member of Plant Leadership Team, assesses and provide recommendations to leadership team regarding quality initiatives, procedures, certification audits and lean manufacturing.

Directly manage and coordinate all aspects of the organization’s quality system and accountability throughout the organization.

Leads quality improvements and standardization process for plant to interface with sister company’s quality systems.

Manage the Audit process, schedule and perform quality audits.

Manage the customer complain system, corrective/preventative action system and change management process.

Implementation of a visual standard to improve employee training and adherence to quality standards.

Responsible for planning and directing quality assurance policies, programs, and initiatives.

Directs process and product testing to ensure quality standards are met during production.

Manage the quality lab, material testing, gauging and CMM equipment.

Management Representative for Internal and External Audits per the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

Responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities for process improvements within the quality system and including the manufacturing process.

Review, modify and enhance SOP’s, Work Instructions, deviations, FMEA’s, control plans, quality metrics, management review meetings, lean initiatives, and all inspection activities.

Responsible for performing analysis of the manufacturing process to validate the quality of the process and the products it produces.

Leads the updating of the quality system to meet the ISO 9001:2015 Standards. Manages the development, revision and updating of quality policy, quality manual, quality procedures and work instructions.

Manages and leads the development of PPAP documentation, process maps, control plans and process/capability analysis using Lean Manufacturing techniques.

Evaluate

Manufacturing Engineer,

Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.

Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.

Lead project to standardize processes, documentations and procedures. Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Toefco Engineered Coating Systems, Inc. Niles Michigan Aug. 2017 – January 2018

Quality Manager, Resigned Position

Directly manage and coordinate all aspects of the organization’s quality system and accountability throughout the organization.

Responsible for planning and directing quality assurance policies, programs, and initiatives.

Directs process and product testing to ensure quality standards are met during production.

Manage the quality lab, material testing, gauging and CMM equipment.

Implements and maintains a quality system developed by standards and customer guidelines to meet the ISO 9001:2015, & IATF 16949:2016 Standards.

Management Representative for Internal and External Audits.

Responsible for corrective and preventative actions and continuous improvement projects.

Review, modify and enhance SOP’s, Work Instructions, deviations, FMEA’s, control plans, quality metrics, management review meetings, lean initiatives, and all inspection activities.

Responsible for performing analysis of the manufacturing process to validate the quality of the process and the products it produces.

Acts as Safety Coordinator to improve in the area of safety, health, and ergonomics throughout the company.

Assists Environmental Coordinator to comply with applicable environmental Federal, State and Local Government regulations.

Responsible for conducting all internal audits as Lead Auditor.

JMS Engineered Plastics, Inc, South Bend, IN Sept. 2015 – Jun 2017

Director of Quality, Restructuring -position eliminated

Directly manage and coordinate all aspects of the organization’s quality system and accountability throughout the organization.

Worked for a custom plastics injection molding company supplying the automotive and non-automotive markets. JMSEP utilized 27 injection presses: including vertical, rotary, and horizontal presses. Presses ranged from 40 to 600 tons from various manufacturer's including Engle, Toshiba, and Nisei's. Presses were hydraulic and electric production presses that were either automatics or manual presses.

Responsible for establishing strategic plans, policies, and procedures that will meets or exceed specific customer’s expectations.

Responsible for planning and directing quality assurance policies, programs, and initiatives.

Directs process and product testing to ensure quality standards are met during production.

Manage the quality lab, material testing, gauging and CMM equipment.

Implements and maintains a quality system developed by standards and customer guidelines to meet the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Standards.

Management Representative for Internal and External Audits.

Responsible for corrective and preventative actions and continuous improvement projects.

Review, modify and enhance SOP’s, Work Instructions, deviations, FMEA’s, control plans, quality metrics, management review meetings, lean initiatives, and all inspection activities.

Responsible for performing analysis of the manufacturing process to validate the quality of the process and the products it produces.

Indratech LLC, Elkhart, IN Jun2 2015 – August 2015

Plant Quality Leader Completed Contract Assignment

Manage the plant quality processes by being the Management Representative.

Establish Protocols to meet ISO 9000 and TS 16949 Standards.

Manage Internal / External Audits and Management review Board (MRB)

Implement corrective/ preventative actions and continuous improvement projects.

Review, modify and enhance SOP’s, Work Instructions, document deviations and metrics.

Responsible for customer claims, PAAP, FMEA’s, control plans and product certifications.

Mack Tool and Engineering, South Bend, IN Apr. 2015 – June 2015

Director of Quality Completed Contract Assignment

Manage the quality department functions and staff.

Establish Protocol and implements a quality system developed by standards and customer guidelines to meet but not limited to ISO 9000, AS9101, TS14969, ITAR and NADCAP.

Manage Internal / External Audits and Management review Board (MRB)

Implement corrective/ preventative actions and continuous improvement projects.

Review, modify and enhance SOP’s, Work Instructions, document deviations and metrics.

Approval of all quality aspects of the manufacturing process.

Nishikawa Standard Company, Bremen, IN Apr 2014-Apr 2015

Quality Engineer II Down sized work Force - layoff

Participates in the Daily QA, Mfg. and Eng.’s meetings for the resolution of quality problems.

Supports manufacturing in all facets of production, including development, application and maintenance of standards, processes, materials and products.

Represent NISCO professionally during communications with the customer and while visiting customer plants.

Designs, installs and evaluates process sampling systems, procedures and statistical techniques.

Designs or specifies inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment.

Analyzes production and service limitations and standards.

Responsible for customer claims, 8D’s, concern log, annual part validation, training, 5X, 10X, PAAP, FMEA’s and control plans.

Triangle Rubber & Plastics Co., Goshen, IN Jan 2014- Mar 2014

Quality Engineer / Supervisor Down Sized Work Force - Layoff

Represents QA in Daily Production Meetings and interacts with customer and vendors.

Manages the CAPA, PPAP, FEMA, APQP processes and design review.

Coordinate and supervise all shift employees

Create and maintain quality and production data in corporate database.

Supervise the implementation of quality, manufacturing and safety standards.

MAP of Easton, Inc., Granger, IN Aug 2013 – Nov 2013

Quality Manager – Automotive Completed Contract Assignment

Manages MAP Quality System, QA Technicians and administrative personnel.

Creates Inspection reports, quality records and manages CAPA system.

Conducts in-process sampling, floor audits, verifies raw materials and final part approvals.

Performs ISO 9001 / TS 16949 audits.

Represents QA in Daily Production Meetings and interacts with customer and vendors.

Manages the PPAP and APQP process, tool set-up, calibration and the QA Lab.

Mobile Climate Control, Goshen, IN Mar 2012 – Jan 2013 Manufacturing Engineer Down sized work Force - layoff

Coordinate product design, forecasts and specifications, order requirements with Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing and Quality.

Manage projects: design review, manufacturability analyses, and manage project implementation.

Facilitate lean, kaizen, 5S and continuous improvements projects.

Troubleshoot manufacturing issues, Conduct time studies; Product cost analysis, and facilitate process improvements create and manufacturing process routings, plant layout, and workstation design.

Provide required training to manufacturing personnel; Participate in ECN, APQP and PPAP meetings.

Develop work instructions, conduct material inventory, capital investment analysis and monitor pilot production.

Stratosphere Quality, St. Joseph, MI Oct 2010 – Nov 2010

Quality Supervisor Job was relocated out of state - layoff

Supervises and coordinates activities of quality inspectors engaged in inspecting and testing components.

Applying knowledge of quality standards and procedures to creates quality work instructions, determining best method of conducting inspections and work assignments to assure that regulatory standards are met.

Reviews reports and confers with quality assurance, production, management, and engineering personnel to solve work-related problems.

Bluewater Thermal Services, South Bend, IN Sep 2005 – Oct 2009

Customer Service - CDL Driver Down sized work Force - layoff

Prospected for and developed relationships with potential and existing customers.

Operates a truck, in accordance with, state and federal regulations.

National Steel Corporation Jan 1979 – Mar 2004

Project Engineer / Quality Engineer / Sales Engineer Company out of business / bankrupt - layoff

Prospected for and developed relationships with potential and existing customers.

Product marketing, order management, inventory management, scheduling, order logistics, warranty claims and maintenance of the corporate website.

Technical sales support, data analysis, technical presentations, data modeling, and Customer Service.

Manage the ISO-9000 quality system and produced Statistical Process Control (SPC) reports, initiating communications with customers and suppliers on quality issues, and maintain quality system.

Conducted quality audits and analyzed data to ensure compliance with ISO/QS quality standards, corporate quality policies and procedures.

Managed corrective/preventive actions system.

Participated in proactive continuous improvement activities, problems solving activities, cost reduction efforts, and worked with the purchasing department to establish quality requirements for external suppliers.

Managed capital projects for National Steel Corporation and provided project management on National Steel's capital improvements and maintenance projects including developing project scopes, estimates, budgets, scheduling, project milestones, and project meetings.

Additional duties include: developing drawings, specifications, analyzing manufacturing processes and implementation of lean manufacturing methods and improving overall operational performance.

EDUCATION

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

MBA Business Administration

BS Mechanical Engineering / Technology

IVY Tech College

Quality Process Systems practices and theory (Lean Manufacturing)

AFFILIATIONS

American Society for Quality

IEEE and IEEE Computer Society

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Association for Iron & Steel Technology

COMPUTERS SKILLS

Windows, PD Main, OFS, SAP, CICS, IMS, TSO, ISPF, Focus 4G, FOCSQL, FORTRAN, AutoCAD, Solid Works, CMM Manager, Internet, Microsoft family of products: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word, Visio and various database software.

REFERENCES

Ray Oglesby Dexstar - General Manager 574-***-****

Nigel Brooks Maintenance Manager 574-***-****

Brad Miller Scheduler 574-***-****

Shelly Hampton Quality Tech. 574-***-****

Kimberly Rose Quality Tech. 574-***-****



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