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
Multi-Site Quality Support
Corrective & Preventative Actions
Product Launch Quality
Measurement System Analysis
Part Validation Process
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Root Cause Analysis
Quality Control Inspections
Safety Awareness & Implementation
SOP for Improvement
World Class Manufacturing (WCM)
Preventative Problem Solving
CNC Machine Operation
Education & Certifications
Master of Arts – Organizational Management (3.79 GPA) • February 2007
SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY: Spring Arbor, Michigan
Graduate School Counseling Program • September 2002— December 2004
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts (Double Major) – Sociology and Criminal Justice (3.46 GPA) • May 2002
LOURDES COLLEGE; Toledo, Ohio
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.
Charles A. Vega
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.
DOEHLER JARVIS CORPORATION; Toledo, Ohio — 1990
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.