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Quality Engineer Engineering

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
February 07, 2019

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John Zimheni

Quality Engineer, Heroux-Devtek, United Kingdom

Phone : 077********

Availability: 1 Month


I am a result driven Project Specialist (Quality), currently working as a Quality Engineer in the Aerospace Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers with solid product engineering development, supplier quality inspection, excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated over 10 years (quality engineering) in aerospace and over 24 years (artisan/technician), working hands-on on mechanical, electrical and cast components and assemblies in the automotive. I have worked as a field professional locally and abroad. I am a 4-year apprenticeship trained, an accomplished, skilled, innovative, MSc and BEng (Honours) accredited Engineer who has worked with suppliers refining workflow processes and improving organisational efficiency. I am a detail-oriented, meticulous, dependable and forward-thinking professional with more than 30 years technical engineering experience in automotive and aerospace in the mechanical and management disciplines of these industries. I have worked as a contract supplier quality inspector of and/or for manufactured aerospace parts to Rolls Royce plc, with skilled engineers to ultimately implement, monitor and maintain the high standards required for all supplier engineering operational procedures, methodologies and processes at the levels required for their respective development projects.

Work History

Heroux-Devtek, Runcorn

Quality Engineer

March 2016 to Present

Quality Assurance, inspections, control and Certificate of Conformance overcheck. Signing off C of C’s and EASA Form 1. Quality Engineering: First Off, Final Inspection, Certificate of Conformity release. Inspection of assemblies and components for OEM – Cycle 3 and MRO – Cycle 1 (Treatments - Cycle 2 and reworked components). Ensuring quality productivity and conformance of the Aerospace Landing Gear OEM projects (e.g. EC175), Quality Assurance through signing off Certificates of Conformance, ensuring Reject Notes and Concessions are closed prior to shipping/delivery to customers (AIRBUS, BAE, SAAB, Jetstream, AgustaWestland etc). ISO 9001; AS 9100; AS 9102 etc.

Key Achievements

• Ensure quality compliance of assemblies and components despatched to customers

• Source and carry out root cause analysis for any defects detected

• Ensure Non-conformance Reports and Concessions are closed prior to shipping.

• Ensure traceability and accountability on production travellers

• Carry out customer-eyes overcheck

Verify Europe, Milton Keynes

Project Quality Specialist

March 2008 to February 2016


RRplc (Commissioned Over-check Programme) COP, in the UK and European suppliers, at: HS Marstons(Wlv):- various RR engines fabricated pipes inspections; RRplc Ansty Fancase/FACC/Primus Intnl (Coventry):- various RR engine Fan Case composite panels inspections; Thermal Engineering (Royston):-various thermal covers for RR engines; PFW (RRplc)Aerospace (Nuneaton):- various RR engine pipes inspections; ITA (Bilbao, Spain):- various RR engine fabricated pipes inspections Turbine Surface Technologies (Nottingham):- RR turbine blades and vanes coating inspections, Clamonta (Nuneaton), McBreda Aerospace Engineers (Bristol), Fokker Elmo, (Hoogerheide), Netherlands:- electrical harnesses compliance to customer requirements, ChromalloyTrac Group (Crewe):- Verification of CMM Data and closure of NCR to DAR dimensional tolerances; Moog UK Suppliers:- Carry out at Source product quality verification, managing products quality for the consumer.

1. Inspected and troubleshot manufactured parts for non-conformances to maintain quality productivity and continuous improvement. 2. Provided over-check verification and adherence to quality standards consultations in aerospace parts manufacturing suppliers for the customer.

3. Inspected and monitored production processes, through checking of route cards, leading to continuous quality product improvement. 4. Collaborated with engineers and project managers regarding design parameters for customer projects.

5. Resolved part and assembly discrepancies. 6. Managed numerous project assignments within budgetary restrictions. 7. Initiated statistical analysis project that resulted in sound recommendations adopted by many suppliers. 8. Reduced costs of production by significant amounts by initiating the DMAIC, through identification of non-conformances.

ASR International, Derbyshire

Field Quality Representative

November 2006 - March, 2008

Quality Inspections; RRplc COP: Paul Fabrications (Derby): - aerospace fabricated parts inspections; Meggitt Polymer Solutions (Shepshed):- rubber and sealing components inspections; Doncaster Bramah (Doncaster):- RR Engine sub-assemblies inspection. Carried out inspections to relevant drawings requirements; RR plc specifications, Engineering Standards and SABRe documents.

Imperial Commercials DAF Trucks, Stoke-on-Trent


June 2003 - November 2006

Maintenance; Maintained, repaired and monitored vehicle safety to MOT standards. Inspections /Repairs: Inspections, servicing, assembly, repairs and maintenance of DAF trucks and assorted trailers.


Vehicle Garage Workshop Foreman

November 1996 - September 2002

5 years Garage foreman Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles BEDFORD, DAF, ERF, NISSAN TRUCKS and small passenger vehicles, Spares and stock management, Accident damage assessments, Weekly/monthly stock and WIP returns. Coming abroad for my undergraduate

TYRE TREADS Marathon GROUP, Harare

Group Mechanic

November 1994 - November 1996

Inspections, Servicing, and Repairs of company fleet.

THE FORESTRY Commission, Bulawayo

Divisional Workshop Foreman

December 1989 - December, 1992

Technical Inspection and repairs of equipment and motor vehicles for road-worthiness FORD TRACTORS, TOYOTA L/CRUISERS, LANDROVER DEFENDER, LISTER ENGINES, MONO PUMPS

Zimbabwe Republic Police, Harare and Bulawayo.

Provincial Transport Technician

August 1985 - November, 1989

Maintenance Inspections; 1. Facilitated vehicle maintenance and roadworthiness by the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED). 2. Assessed, inspected, and monitored safe use of the emergency vehicle fleet for the Police Force. Auto/ Inspection: Carried out inspections of Police fleet (Trucks, Passenger vehicles, Motor Bikes, Boats).


Apprentice Motor Mechanic

December 1980 - March 1985

Trained as an apprentice, (a 4 years Motor Mechanics (to incl. Diesel and Tractor)) academically and practical engagement. I was also involved in Motor vehicle repairs of Off-Road Vehicles.


MSc Engineering Business Management

Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom

2010 -2013

BEng (Hons) in Automotive Systems Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

2002 -2005

City & Guilds Certificate in Automotive Service Technology and Processes


1982 -1983

GCE O Levels in Sciences


1977 -1980


Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing, Planned Maintenance, Process Improvement, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Internal Audit.


Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET); Driving Licence


Additional Skills Information

Skills & Competencies

Quality control, Process Improvement, Coordinate problem solving techniques, Team player, Lean Manufacturing,

Product Engineering, Product Specifications, Geometric Dimensioning, Fabrication, Material Properties, Aerospace quality inspections, Supply Chain Management and Technical Support: - visual, identification, documentation, packaging, labelling and dimensional inspections. Supplier Development-: mechanical engineering applications (over 10 years);

Control Plan, Approved Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP), Value Stream Mapping, 5 Why Analysis, 8D, ISO standards, Packaging, Process Control, Sustainability, Supplier Quality, AutoCAD. Instruments (veneer callipers, micrometre, dial and height gauges, jigs). Microsoft Office, Assembly, Drawings.

Product Skills

Quality Monitoring, QC-Quality Control, Quality Management, Witness Quality, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management, Business Knowledge Base, CAD Software, Composite, Condition-Based Maintenance, Engineering, Engineering Software, Equipment/Plant Maintenance.

Business Skills:

Quality Assurance, Quality Standards, Standards Methodologies, Total Quality Control Management (TQM), Business Process Improvement, New Product Development, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Reengineering, Operations Management, Performance Measurement, Process Control, Process engineering, Process and Value Stream Mapping, Process Redesign/Re-engineering, Programme Management, Project Management, Human Resources Management, Inventory Management, Maintenance Management, Manufacturing, MS Project, Product Lifecycle Management, Resource Assignments, Time Management, Six Sigma, Work Orders.

Industry Specific Skills: Statistical Process Control - Advanced (3-4 years), Aerospace Systems Concepts Engineering, Engineering, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance, Industrial Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance, Metalworking & Welding, Project Engineering, Repairs & Maintenance, Thermal Engineering, Traffic & Transportation, Automotive Servicing

Qualities/Transferable Skills: Teamwork: Throughout my work experience I have been a competent supportive team member with excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility/Adaptability: Having had a diverse working career has prepared me to be flexible with regards to varieties of work and environments. This developed my skills and experiences of variant transferable working procedures, practices and processes. Effective Communication: I am confident and inspiring, excellent team working ability and first-class communication proficiency at all levels.

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