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Quality Control

Toledo, OH
January 30, 2019

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Charles A. Vega

Quality Assurance / Control • Manufacturing Management

World-Class Automotive Manufacturing ~ New Technology

Experienced and respected quality professional attuned to changing needs within manufacturing environments. Identify and modify areas in need of improvement and provide functional guidance. Offer the vision needed to develop and implement action plans and the experience to build and lead effective teams. Keen at problem solving complemented with outstanding communication skills. Record for eliminating waste, preventing errors, achieving superior performance, reducing costs, and improving customer satisfaction. Develop policies, procedures and implement and improve programs, and facilitate training. Strong educational background and certifications. Strong background in Microsoft Office including Excel

Value Offered

Process Improvements

Multi-Site Quality Support

Customer Quality

Corrective & Preventative Actions

Product Launch Quality

Measurement System Analysis

Part Validation Process

Change Management

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Root Cause Analysis

Quality Control Inspections

Safety Awareness & Implementation

SOP for Improvement

World Class Manufacturing (WCM)

Preventative Problem Solving


Lean Manufacturing

Continuous improvements

CNC Machine Operation

Education & Certifications

Master of Arts – Organizational Management (3.79 GPA) • February 2007


Graduate School Counseling Program • September 2002— December 2004


Bachelor of Arts (Double Major) – Sociology and Criminal Justice (3.46 GPA) • May 2002


Certifications in Metallurgical Optical Spectrometry, Microhardness HV testing, Metallurgical Structure Analysis, Quality Control in Organizational Development, Lean Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Federal GSA Inspector, and Chrysler Certified in RSWA, IATF and Destructive Testing, Experienced in SAP software.

Key Leadership Initiatives

Experienced and trained in all metallurgical practices including, microhardness testing, microstructure analysis, optical emission spectroscopy and chemical concentrations

Chrysler Quality Control certified in inspecting the surface, hardness testing, hardenability testing, weld integrity, and dimensional aspects of parts using Chrysler's quality procedures for destructive process standard PS10947, nondestructive RSWA ultrasound procedure PS 11136, ISO/ TS 16949, and Change A and Federal Weld Standard PS 10947.

Recipient of two awards for quality workmanship related to a 95% productivity standard over six years of meeting high quality standards and 30% savings related to process improvements.

Display excellence in inspection performance, diagram reading, maintenance, and operation of pneumatic systems, and structure of industrial cells. Additional expertise in environmental testing for coal and coke analysis for quality assurance.

Consistently follow ASTM Standards for all testing

Trained and operated atomic absorption units using the EPA method.

Background in preparatory chemistry and instrument operation for metals ICAP, G.C.M.S., and GC purge and trap.

Participated in an intense quality control training program through the International Quality Control Manager @ the Dana Corporation which included principles of quality engineering, concepts of fitness for use, designing for quality, quality cost, inspection planning, and relationships with other departments, vendors and customers.

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Experience Narrative

Contract Employee, GM Powertrain-Toledo Ohio-Nov 2017- May 20-2018

Metallurgical Lab Manager

Organized and set Up lab equipment for Metallurgical test analysis of gear parts.

Created all Engineering tracking sheets and controlled document distribution to engineering staff.

Worked with vendors to resolved process Issues, equipment defects and keep certifications current.

Organized and ordered all supplies needed to maintain the metallurgical Lab

Created and maintained GM Business Boards for continuous improvement initiatives

Hired, trained and supervised all lab technicians

Contract Employee, Honda RD America-Southfield, Michigan. November 2015 - June 2017

HRAO-PQT SQ Representative

Support HRA departments to ensure prototype parts for quality build of vehicles

Conduct audits to evaluate supplier’s capability to ensure quality parts

Review and document all evaluations of suppliers CMM and scan reports to ensure quality

Follow up on DPNF documents for nonconforming parts

Create documents with the use of CATIA Blade, Excel, Power Point, and SAP software to effectively communicate to HRA

Consistently use CATIA Blade, Hess and SQUAD software to review HRA’s quality engineering specification

CHRYSLER LLC - Warren Stamping; Warren, Michigan • October 1992 — May 2015

Quality Control Specialist

Held various roles advancing within Chrysler primarily with in quality; directly hired into quality at Chrysler Toledo Assembly during the launch of the Jeep Wrangler to identify root causes related to nonconforming stamping processes, body damage including paint issues, engine components, drivetrain problems, interior issues, and overall total quality related to assembly providing integrity of the product. Performed “root cause analyses” to prevent future problems. Oversee the mechanical rework of thirty skilled trades; authorize final buy off completed daily vehicle shipments from the Toledo Assembly facility.

Played a pivotal role in the launch of the new Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Warren stamping plant. Interface with cross-functional departments to ensure optimum JIT operations; participate in safety meetings and take corrective actions on unsafe conditions. Perform a destructive teardown and RSWA ultrasound testing to ensure weld integrity.

Completed Chrysler certifications in Nondestructive RSWA PS11136, destructive standard PS10947, ISO/TS 16949, Familiar with APQP, PPAP and Federal Weld Standard PS 10947, Performed metallurgical spot testing on steel coatings.

Directly operated CNC machine and performed and documented quality control dimensional checks for proper shipment of parts.

Performed root cause analysis using 5 why procedure on RSW parts to spot process and dimensional issues.

Isolate and contain non-conforming parts; locate clean points and authorize repairs for proper shipments.

Directly authorize weld schedule changes, tooling adjustments for corrective actions to production processes.

Document all quality control RSW testing, dimensional fixture measurements, RSW process changes, weld checks, and overall quality issues.

Document standard Kaizens for continuous improvement requests.

Participate in the validation process of the New Cherokee launch for proper PPAP buyoff process.

Play a key role in the routine validating sample testing for engineering continuous improvements.

Participate in the WCM for creation and adjustment towards SOPs for improvements in work area production processes.


Quality Control Metallurgical Tech

Collected samples from various aluminum melting furnace. Collaborated with the lead metallurgist to prepare chemical concentrated measurements using an optical emission spectrometer. Prepare samples to make chemical concentration samples using an optical emission spectrometer. Ensured proper chemical concentration of all aluminum die-casting furnaces.

CHRYSLER TOLEDO ASSEMBLY; Toledo, Ohio • 1985 — 1990

Quality Control Specialist

Launched Chrysler career at the Toledo Assembly Plant training inspectors for QC and conducting financial inspections prior to shipment. Instructed mechanics to repair defects or send vehicles back to appropriate departments for corrections. Administered EPA testing and oversaw random destructive teardown inspection of vehicles. Completed an array of documentation and management reports.

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