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Process Improvement, Six Sigma Black Belt

Pickering, Ontario, Canada
March 21, 2019

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Six Sigma Computer-assisted Predictive Quality, Process Improvement, Product Development SUMMARY

Six Sigma process and product improvement meets Machine Learning, Business Analytics and Intelligence. Diverse and extensive data- driven experience spanning aerospace, nuclear, automotive, medical device and health information sectors using knowledge extracted from data to create physical value:

Reduced defective rate using statistical modeling and Six Sigma DMAIC/DMADV

Created advanced automatic inspection equipment for CANDU fuel in-process and final inspection

Modeled diagnostic error through custom predictive models and controlled experimentation

Employed advanced pattern recognition and data visualization for fault detection on Uranium pellets

Implemented preventive quality through process modeling, validation and continuous monitoring

Trained Six Sigma teams for production cost reduction SKILL SET

Quality Engineering, Product and Process Development

Six Sigma Black Belt: DMAIC, DFSS, DFM,

Quality tools: APQP, PPAP, FMEA, GD&T, RCA, QFD, DoE, MSA, SPC

Quality Standards: ISO23640-2011, ISO9001-2008, QS9000, CAN Z-299

Acceptance sampling: MIL-STD 414, MIL-STD 105 or the ISO equivalents

Problem Solving: root-cause, Ishikawa, process mapping, takt time, characteristic selection, Kaizen Statistics for Six Sigma

Data: collection, processing, feature engineering, missing data imputation

Metrology: advanced measurement systems analysis with random effects design, Gage R&R

Design of Experiments: Taguchi, factorial, screening, nested, mixed effects, mixture, response surface, error propagation, robust process design

Process control: Multivariate SPC (variables, attributes), time series, reliability/survival analysis

Predictive modeling: support vector machine, regression (ridge, lasso, elastic net), tree and rule induction, random forest, Bayesian classification

Computing and Data Visualization

Open source statistical programming for: SPC, DoE, DFSS and DMAIC

Machine Learning Platforms: SQL Server, JMP, Spark, H2O, Tensor Flow

Dashboards and Reporting: Open-source development environment, Alteryx

Data visualization for SPC, Doe and Six Sigma: Open-source development environment

Software: R programming, Statistica, Design Expert, JMP, MS Office, MS Visio, Rapid Miner, SQL Server Management Studio

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Six Sigma Black Belt: Lean Manufacturing (DMAIC) and DFSS (DMADV)

Internal auditor: to ISO 19011-2002

Cognos Data Access: Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

GIS for Environmental Management


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sept/2017 to Dec/2018 (contract) Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital Sr. Research Methods Specialist – Performance Reporting and Analytics

Introduced advanced analytic and reporting solutions for policy and planning, summarized and proposed key findings to management

Conducted spatial data analysis projects in support of clinical programs

Implemented appropriate methodologies for data collection, statistical techniques and complex algorithms

– Automated average-quality data processing and conditioning using machine learning framework

– Predicted the relationship between inpatient’s length of stay and re-admissions

– Created automated HTML reporting for patient flow and bed inventory Xagenic Inc- Toronto, Ontario, June/2015 to May/2016 (contract) Privately held developer of fully-automated molecular diagnostics platforms Analyst - Product Development

Provided decision support to R&D and Manufacturing through R/JMP integration for feature extraction and data visualization

– Reduced analysis cycle by automating data collection, batch processing and feature extraction

– Created a diagnostic error model and measures of prediction efficiency (ROC, AUC) using machine learning

– Improved product manufacturability through experimental design

– Modeled the Limit of Detection LOB, LOD, LOQ of prototype device

Recommended lot acceptance sampling strategy and assisted with transfer of technology from R&D according to ICH, FDA and EU regulatory guidelines

Proposed the development and implementation of a new MS SQL Server database Between 2011 and 2015: full- time graduate studentships and related employment

(located in the EDUCATION section)

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Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc., Port Hope, Ontario, Nov/2001 to March/2010 Canadian manufacturer of CANDU nuclear fuel, reactor components and neutron flux detectors Quality Assurance Engineer:

Developed quality, inspection and training procedures for manufacturing cycle of natural Uranium fuel under CAN-Z299

Developed nuclear criticality and safety procedures for slightly-enriched Uranium fuel

Led supplier and internal quality audits, maintained CAR/PAR system, approved Vendors List

Qualified destructive and non-destructive test methods with advanced MSA

Actively supported Company accreditation to ISO 9001-2000 quality system

Reviewed tenders, designs and design specifications

Submitted Customer engineering packages including inspection and test plans

Defined specifications, issued requests for proposals, selected external bidders

Conducted Six Sigma projects targeting manufacturability improvement and cost reduction

Employed DoE to define optimal process window and robustify manufacturing processes

– Won manufacturing bid by proving assembly process capability of 0.02 ppm defectives

– Improved 50% detection accuracy of H2 in fuel rods by redesigning the manifold of an existing chromatograph

– Improved thin-layer measurement method by developing in-house traceable calibration standards

Implemented reactive (OoC) and preventive (Run Tests) SPC

Created layouts for new manufacturing line and the afferent inspection laboratories

Purchased, created and qualified inspection equipment for new testing laboratories

Validated complex measurement systems using mixed-effects design and MSA principles

Created inspection and test equipment with superior data processing capabilities for in-house utilization also sold to foreign competitors

– Accelerated prototype product development by creating novel inspection systems capable of real- time data collection and monitoring

– Increased to 100% final inspection rate while reducing by 90% inspection time by creating novel, fully automated and contact-free inspection systems

– Increased 160% weld test accuracy by improving electric point weld torque testing method Getty Inspection Inc., Belleville, Ontario, March/2002 to Jan/2003 (contract) Private company contracted by NRC-IRAP to develop a genuine aircraft wheel rim NDE scanner Developer, Prototype NDE Scanning System:

Developed air-cushioned eddy current scanning probe controlled by robotic arm

– Improved detection capability with respect to air velocity, vibrations, distance and inclination relative to the wheel rim features

– Reduced 50% wheel rim loading time by redesigning the staging gig and method 4 of 6

Bombardier Aerospace, Toronto, Ontario, Sept/1999 to Jan/2001 Global market leader in the design and manufacturing of business, commercial and specialized aircraft Six Sigma Black Belt, Change Agent:

Contributed to the deployment of six sigma culture and identified opportunities for cost reduction

Liaised with Champions, coached cross-functional teams, moderated six sigma workshops

Led improvement and cost-saving projects

– Saved over 2 million CAD production costs through DMAIC projects

– Eliminated 20 million CAD production backlog by redirecting and reorganizing unused resources into a lean, self-sustaining, short-cycle, on-demand-delivery spare parts shop Toronto Plastics Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, March/1996 to August/1999 Custom injection molding supplier for automotive, business machines and medical devices industries Quality Engineer:

Improved manufacturability and product quality under QS 9000 quality system

Supported company’s ISO 9000 quality system accreditation.

Acted as quality representative on supplier development projects; liaised with automotive, business machines and medical devices customers

Implemented corrective actions and solved quality-related shop floor issues.

Provided APQP, FMEA and process improvement support (DoE) to process engineering teams regarding die design, qualification and performance improvement projects

Performed advanced measurement systems analysis

Participated in internal quality audits and warehouse annual inventories

Improved injection molding capability using MSA, DOE and SPC techniques

– Increased molding performance by 400% by eliminating inter-cavity dimensional differences of molded twins

– Reduced in-process inspection time and training by creating new gages for inspection by attributes

– Trained technical personnel in acceptance sampling plans and methodology Nuclear Manufacturing Plant, Pitesti, Romania, Sept/1984 to August/1994 Manufacturer of CANDU nuclear fuel for the Romanian internal market Physical Properties Laboratory Manager, Fuel Quality:

Organized daily activities, planned workload, equipment and resource requirements for properties laboratory within the department of fuel quality

Managed a team of 3-5 technicians, organized sample collection, provided lot release schedules for powder fuel cladding under CAN Z299 quality system

Issued, maintained radiation, contamination, safety, work and inspection procedures

Trained laboratory personnel in particle distribution analysis and data interpretations

Qualified ultrasonic flaw detectors, mass spectrometers, gas adsorption analyzers, Coulter counters and sediment-gravimetric balances

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Collaborated with research teams on various projects

– Improved special coating processes capability by implementing Beta Backscattering thickness measurement method

– Initiated and conducted proof of concept for a new fuel bundle hermetic integrity test involving targeted heating from light source

– Collaborated in research studies and published in national symposia EDUCATION

Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy

York University, Toronto, Ontario

Full-time graduate-level program including courses in numerical methods, dynamical systems, statistical physics, fluid dynamics, remote sensing, advanced modeling for GIS Master of Spatial Analysis

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Full time academic program focused on spatial data analysis, geocomputing and GIS Bachelor of Science in Physics

University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Full time undergraduate program including courses in advanced calculus, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, relativity and electrodynamics


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health- Toronto, Ontario, January/2015 to April/2015 Canada’s largest addiction and mental health teaching hospital Spatial Data Analyst- Practicum Student

Collected data from Statistics Canada, DAD and NACRS

Provided GIS and spatial analysis support for evaluating provincial Drug Treatment Funding Program Ryerson University Geo-computation Lab, Toronto, Ontario, June/ 2014 to Sept/2015 A distinctively urban university with focus on innovation and entrepreneurship Research Assistant:

Supported GIS and spatial analysis projects

Conducted research on mutual information for spatial datasets using Self-organizing Maps.

Provided R scripts for undergraduate spatial analysis textbook 6 of 6

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Sept/2011 to May/2013 Canada’s third largest university with 11 faculties and 28 research centers Teaching Assistant:

Conducted and supervised laboratory experiments for undergraduate students

Advised and assisted undergraduate students in building empirical models TECHNICAL INTERESTS

Preventive quality through computer-assisted process improvement

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