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Manager Quality Engineer

Lisle, Illinois, United States
June 17, 2019

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James W. Allen

C 630-***-**** ● ● North Aurora, IL

15+ years Materials / Supply Chain / Quality Assurance experience in electronic/electromechanical and plastic manufacturing. Demonstrated expertise / knowledge in manufacturing production, process, quality assurance and supply chain concepts. Proven ability to develop and execute supply chain strategies / action plans to achieve company goals. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-functional team with a customer-oriented focus. Strong negotiating and contract management skills. Experience

OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS St. Charles, IL 2011-Present (8 yrs) Commodity Manager/Incoming Quality Control Supervisor/Supplier Quality Engineer (Jan 2016 – Present)

Perform Commodity Manager and Supplier Quality Engineer duties for an automotive electronics operation with over 100 employees.

• Manage incoming inspection function and supervise Incoming Inspection Department personnel.

• Manage Relay electronics components’ test equipment and calibration requirements within an IATF 16949 high volume, zero-defect environment, producing 70 million electronics components annually. Commodity Manager (2013 – 2015) Promotion and title change Deputy Purchasing Manager (2012 – 2013)

Responsible for the overall sourcing, negotiation and procurement of tooling and components with the goal of balancing quality, variable cost, delivery, environment, service, technology and risk to meet business targets and conformance with directive from Factory Manager for factory needs.

• Request quotations for new/refurbished tooling and piece parts.

• Assist in preparation of annual purchasing budget.

• Coordinate / Report appropriate VA/VE (cost reduction initiatives) and commercial negotiations.

• Ensure all communications to supply chain are regular, current, accurate and open.

• Ensure programs achieve required target material cost and target event schedules.

• Ensure appropriate controls are established / maintained for Omron-owned outsourced tooling.

• Obtain cost recovery related to supplier non-conformances. Supplier Quality Engineer (February 2011)

Coordinate disposition of Supplier Production Part Approvals.

• Manage supplier corrective action requests.

• Audit supplier quality management systems.

• Manage timely disposition of non-conforming product.

• Obtain cost recovery related to supplier non-conformances.

• Generate supplier scorecard reports.

AFLAC Elgin, IL 2007 - 2011

Sales Associate

• Develop / Present / Sell AFLAC’s employee health, life and disability insurance programs to business owners and employees in order to establish new payroll accounts. FOX VALLEY MOLDING, Plano, IL. 2006 - 2007

Quality Assurance Manager

• Customer liaison encompassing all aspects of the manufacturing process.

• Maintain / Implement ISO9001 Quality Management System.

• Schedule Internal Quality Audits and Management Representative.

• Conduct external Quality Audits.

• Develop / Maintain Corrective Action System.

• Oversee quality training of inspectors and management. PRO TECH PLASTICS, INC. West Chicago, IL 1987 – 2006 Director of QS9000 / Quality Engineer (1998-2006)

• Implement / Sustain QS9000/ISO9001 Quality Management System, supporting 8 employees.

• Schedule Internal Quality Audits and Management Representative.

• Conduct external Quality Audits.

• Coordinate PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) activities. Quality Assurance Manager (1991-1998)

• Customer liaison encompassing manufacturing process.

• Implement / Sustain ISO9001 Quality Management System.

• Schedule Internal Quality Audits and act as Company’s Quality System Management Representative.

• Conduct external Quality Audits.

• Develop / Sustain Corrective Action System.

• Support Production Part Approval activities.

• Oversee quality training of inspectors and management.

• Perform calibration and gage studies.

• Develop inspection procedures for Receiving, In-Process, and Final Inspection.

• Implement real time SPC (Statistical Process Control) system.

• Implement training courses for inspection staff and management.

• Perform First Piece Layout Inspection.

• Manage disposition of non-conforming products.

Quality Assurance Inspector/Molding Production Foreman (1989-1991)

• Conduct inspections according to documented procedures.

• Oversaw production of molded parts.

• Perform Set-up / Troubleshooting of molded parts.

• Manage production staff of 8 employees.

Warehouse Manager (1987-1989)

• Manage raw material and finished part inventories. EDUCATION

University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

University of Phoenix – Business Management, On-line CERTIFICATIONS

• Dynisco Polymer Testing

• Statistical Process Control (ASQ courses I, II and III)

• Gage Calibration and Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility using Gainseeker GageTrak

• Management Skills for the New or Prospective Manager

• All About ISO 9000, QS9000

• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Mitutoyo)

• Photo research training on PR705 spectrophotometer

• Omnex IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training (2017) TECHNOLOGY

• MSOffice (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

• Micrometer, Caliper, Digital Indicator, Pin


• KBM (AS400)

• Vision System

• Optical Comparator

• Coordinate Measuring Machine

• Plastic Injection Molding Equipment

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