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Engineer Quality

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169, United States
January 25, 2019

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Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 Cell 224-***-****

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging position in program / quality engineering management to utilize my technical background and professional experience to enhance growth and corporate profitability.


Successful and diversified experience in quality, program management, manufacturing, procurement, and process engineering positions in aerospace, agriculture, automotive, truck, and plastic industries

Strong program management & leadership qualities, effective communication skills and excellent analytical problem-solving capabilities with proven track record.

In-depth international and domestic experience working effectively with platform, design / process / manufacturing / quality engineering, procurement and suppliers.

In-depth working knowledge of APQP, GD&T, DVP, PFMEA, DFMEA, TS16949, ISO 9000, QS 9000, Mil-Q-9858.

Six-Sigma Green Belt certified.

Holder of five U. S. Patent in process engineering.


Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Woodward April 2016 to June 2018

Loves Park, IL 61111

Resolved all critical issues during New Product Initiatives through proactive management.

Developed quality improvement plans for suppliers with chronic quality issues.

Assisted in defining the strategy for supplier performance to alleviate pain points.

Interfaced with operations, engineering, quality, purchasing and other functions to define overall supplier strategy.

Performed supplier quality system audits and qualification audits as part of supplier assessment and development.

Assisted global supply management with defining appropriate metrics/measurements for ongoing supplier analysis.

Worked with critical suppliers to reduce cost through continuous improvement plans.

Developed suppliers to meet Woodward Quality requirements and Specifications.

Supplier Quality Manager – New Launches and Current Product Management

Case New Holland IND February 2007 to January 2016

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Managed new product launches on time with zero issues for flagship tractors and agricultural implements by utilizing APQP charter and Fiat Groups’ proprietary program management discipline.

Helped resolve all critical issues during launch process through proactive management and by working with cross functional team involving team members from engineering / quality / tooling / manufacturing / supplier.

Conducted supplier readiness reviews through project reviews and process audits at supplier location as well as at internal manufacturing locations.

Reviewed and approved on timely basis PPAP submissions by the suppliers.

Helped to resolve current day to day production supplier quality issues through cross functional team efforts.

Participated/developed quality improvement plans for suppliers with chronic (to bring down PPM over 5000 to below 500) quality issues.

Reduced supplier related warranty claims from 6% to 3% of the turnover as established through Engineer.

Concurrent Engineering Program Manager

International Truck and Engine Corporation March 2004 to January 2007

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Managed dimensional quality requirements and technical aspects of CIW, interiors, and closure systems.

Developed dimensional design requirements and product static specifications.

Developed program budgets and schedules.

Managed programs within the targeted budget from concept to a flawless launch.

Developed and managed product development cross-functional teams.

Interfaced with suppliers, supplier quality, and sourcing in development of measurement systems.

Led team of engineers to optimize design specifications through variation simulation analysis to meet dimensional requirements.

Improved product quality and reduced cost by 10% through implementation of controlled variation.

Program / Account Manager

Edscha North America February 2001 to February 2004

Pontiac, MI 48341

Managed programs within the targeted budget from concept to a flawless launch utilizing APQP process.

Directed new product development team of door hinges, compression door checks, and torsion door checks for General Motors and Isuzu truck lines, resulting in new business of over $100 million.

Served as Edscha single point contact for GM, Isuzu and Honda Manufacturing Team during design, prototype build, prototype testing and launch of small pick-up trucks, SUV's and cars door hinges and door checks.

Set-up production assembly lines, in Mexico, Canada, and Thailand.

Directed joint venture production team for start-up of volume production.

Managed engineers and designers to create vehicle specific products.

Directed and managed cross-functional team meetings with customer engineering, purchasing, quality, testing, and assembly for launching the product.

Implemented GD&T and Datum selection of all components and assembly drawings for overall dimensional integrity of the product.

Reviewed drawings for datum selection with customer and supplier engineering to verify the feasibility for manufacturing, assembly, and quality.

Applied product development experience to create detailed program time line and product development system.

Developed and successfully managed manpower and financial budgets to meet company goals.

Initiated VA/VE cost reduction proposals and lead a team of manufacturing and quality engineers to implement the proposals for a saving of over $3 million.

Accomplished (FMEA) tasks by utilizing finite element analysis (FEA). Generating Design Verification plan & report (DVP&R) for design and development optimization.

Provided resolution of program management and engineering open issues with customers.

Provided technical support in development of new products and assist sales in marketing.

First Time Quality / Senior Product Development Engineer

International Truck and Engine Corporation August 1998 to January 2001

Fort Wayne, IN 46801.

Developed an improvement of hydraulic and air Antilock Braking System (ABS) for all current models of medium and heavy duty trucks; realizing a net cost savings of 1.2 million dollars per year. Awarded U. S Patents: 6,286,638B1 and 6,463,818.

Responsible for DFA/DFM and implementation of a full power brake system for the Next Generation Vehicle (NGV); working concurrently with design, manufacturing, supplier engineering personnel.

Developed “Fail Safe” design of ABS on wheel end sensors, brake tubing’s, and electronic control modules to eliminate assembly errors; reducing Hours per Unit (HPU) by 22%.

Worked on standardizing chassis system in conjunction with axles, cab and hood system development teams.

Conducted DFMEA and PFMEA for full power braking system and steering and suspension systems.

Facilitated cross-functional GD&T redline reviews for the truck chassis and brake systems.

Technical / Procurement Specialist Product Engineering

The Boeing Co. / McDonnell Douglas Corporation July 1994 to August 1998

Long Beach, CA 90846

Responsible for product development and Manufacturing processes of work out sourced from McDonnell Douglas Torrance plants and GE Convair San Diego plants.

Generated and implemented strategic plans for out sourcing and closure of sheet metal fabrication and machining departments. Was a focal point in transfer of MD-11 cargo and passenger floor beams.

Ensured integrity of all data in preparation for the quotation Process. Led efforts to revise and eliminate any inaccuracies with respect to Engineering, Tooling, Planning & Materials.

Analyzed and resolved constraints at suppliers and interfaced with tooling, planning, and Process engineering.

Successfully managed conversion projects of over 5 million dollar each (passenger aircrafts to Freight aircrafts).

Accountable for maintaining all pre-launch targets and schedules of MD-11 cargo and floor beams. Military and commercial “MRB” authority and member corrective action board.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

McDonnell Douglas Corporation May 1990 to June 1994

Torrance, CA 90502

Responsible for design, development and weight reduction of primary and secondary assemblies (Nose, door, frame, bulkhead, floor and skin panel) of C-17 and MD-11.

Developed a new design and reduced weight variable and manufacturing cost by combining and reducing the number of components, change of material, & manufacturing processes of sub-assemblies and main frame assemblies; realizing cost savings of 0.5 million dollars on each aircraft model.

Developed hot forming process for titanium, steel, and aluminum alloys; increasing throughput in the assembly plant by 35%.

Implemented super plastic forming and diffusion bonding process to reduce scrap and cost per piece part. Awarded U. S. Patent.

Initiated and developed ceramic dies to replace steel dies for hot forming of metals. Awarded U.S. Patent.

Performed stress analysis, minimum weight, & corrosion prevention studies for Total Quality Action Team (TQAT).

Member of Producibility review team and corrective action board.

Quality Engineering Specialist

Marquardt Company October 1989 to August 1990

Van Nays, CA 91409

Developed Quality Standards and Procedures, reviewed assembly and machining documentation to assure compliance to blue prints for adequate and timely inspection points.

Initiated inspection instructions, developed and reviewed quality specifications and inspection points to monitor manufacturing compliance to military standards and specifications.

Corrective Action Board and Material Review Board authority (DCAS), and participated in Design review and failure analysis of thrust engines for the space shuttles.

Manufacturing/SPC Engineer

Swedlow Inc. March 1988 to September 1989

Garden Grove, CA 92641.

Responsible for manufacturing processes, methods improvement, cost reduction, and automation.

Developed and improved manufacturing methods for windshields and canopies of commercial and military aircraft.

Evaluated, developed and organized manufacturing plans, procedures, and requirements for various current and future programs.

Developed optimum sequence of process, tooling, and lead times for new products. And, also responsible for Total program quality and First Time Quality (FTQ).

Evaluated and developed in-process quality assurance and failure analyses.

Developed and trained personnel in SPC procedures and authored an SPC training, data collection and analysis manual.

Member of Material Review Board authority (Boeing and Military).

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering

Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Osmania University, Hyderabad, India


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