Southern California, 92586, could relocate on short notice
Seeking to return from retirement to a position that requires broad practical experience and proven adaptability to changing situations. Open to all forms of employment.
Summary of Qualifications
18 years of ANS Z540-ISO17025 Measurement/Metrology/Calibration experience
10 additional years of engineering experience primarily in QC/QA/compliance applications
6 years of experience outside of engineering
Calibration Process Engineer
Kinetic Concepts, Therapeutic Support Systems Division, San Antonio, TX July 2010 to November 2010 (contract ended)
Hired as a contractor to address ISO13485/21CFR820.72 metrology and calibration issues discovered during an internal audit of CAPA (corrective actions) compliance related to hospital equipment manufacturing measurement processes.
The topics included calibration failure impact analysis and traceability documentation on physical/dimensional test equipment.
Physically performed calibrations, wrote procedures and improved the skill level of technicians.
Advanced CMM Measurements Engineer
Albany Engineered Composites, Boerne, TX
December 2009 to June 2010 (contract ended)
Hired as a contractor to address measurement shortfalls discovered in customer QA audits of aerospace structural part contract compliance. 1
Corrected audit deficiencies that threatened customer accreditation.
Improved automated coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and surface plate measurements by introducing software configuration control and separating precision from accuracy goals in Gage
Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) applications.
Senior Reliability, Maintainability and Safety (RMS) Engineer Rockwell Collins Display Systems, San Jose, CA
May 2005 to January 2009 (layoff)
November 2009 to December 2009 (rehired as a contractor)
Supported the measurement-related actions of a diverse team of product and process scientists, engineers, customer representatives and workers.
Designed and implemented calibration processes including fixtures, artifacts and transfer standards consistent with team consensus.
Corrected found measurement deficiencies involving training, documentation, ISO9001/AS9100 conformance, vendor
laboratory/supplier issues, NIST traceability, precision/standardization, accuracy, corrective actions, recall and quarantine sometimes in urgent situations.
Managed safety (MSDS, signage, LO/TO, etc.) and logistical issues
(scheduling, equipment and software substitutions) related to very specific details needed to make the results reproducible.
Senior Product Integrity Engineer
Kaiser Electronics/Rockwell Collins Display Systems, San Jose, CA May 2002 to May 2005 (promotion)
Hired to solve measurement problems related to Lab-View-based five axis CMM automated testing of a new inside the helmet tactical pilot display/human machine interface.
Increased capacity fivefold between 2002 and 2004 by making the coordinate system/datum convergent on an artifact shared by all six helmet production systems.
Found solutions for other unrelated measurement application problems.
Newport Corporation/RAM Optical Instrumentation, Irvine, CA September 1993 to July 1999
Tested and verified non-contact 2D/3D CMM system performance in an ISO9002 environment.
Explained metrology /ANS Y14.5M geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) issues and cleared corrective action requests.
Worked with the internal Chinese programming staff and customers to solve their measurement problems.
Designed and executed Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility studies using prototype and production model equipment.
Wrote and updated product operation and maintenance manuals, developed applications and built test fixtures.
Southern California Edison, Alhambra and Westminster, CA
Sep 1983 to Jun 1990
Helped create a new metrology laboratory to support a commercial nuclear power plant.
Justified, selected and acceptance tested laboratory equipment.
Refined selections based on published specifications and actual performance.
Wrote calibration procedures to support NIST traceability and required accuracy ratios.
Served as the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) representative
Batalas ISO9000 Lead Auditor Training (1992)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1974-78)
US Air Force Precision Measuring Equipment Specialist (PMEL- metrology/calibration), school and OJT (1970-74)