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Quality Engineer

La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
June 25, 2019

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LaVergne, TN 37086


Lead Quality Cross Functional Teams Lean Manufacturing Production Scheduling

Process Capability Implementation Warehouse Management TS 16949 / ISO 14001

Plant & Product start up Internal Quality Auditing Inventory Control


Reduced external customer Quality complaints by 20% within two years.

Increased plant-wide machine utilization from 76% to 87%.

Reduced inventory expense in excess of $1,000,000/yr through implementation of P.I.C.S. plant wide. (Production Inventory Control System)

Implemented Quality Improvements reducing waste, saving $150,000/yr in Scrap.

Integrated new technology into the manufacturing processes increasing production capabilities to new markets.

Professional Experience

Quality Ind: Metal Fabrication/ Stamping

La Vergne, TN Manufacturing Supervisor: 2014 to 2017

Re-engineered process to improve overall Quality, Productivity and Operational cost by leading cross functional teams.

Managed all 85 Employee Schedules and handled all Assessments.

Performed D.M.A.I.C. and Cp analysis on our process.

Responsible for 8D completion and implementation.

Developed S.O.P. and product Quality check sheets.

Implementation of 6s, Utilize Lean Manufacturing Principles.

Carlex Glass: Glass Manufacturing

Nashville, TN Manufacturing Supervisor: 2010 to 2012

Lead cross functional teams to increase Quality and Machine Utilization.

Drive Quality and Productivity on new project implementation.

Generated and managed all Production and Employee Schedules.

Developed team members, though continuous improvement initiatives.

Managed Production, Warehouse and Inventories.

Bridgestone/Firestone: Tire and Rubber Manufacturing

La Vergne, Tn. Process Engineer/ Quality Engineer: 1999 to 2008

Meet and correspond with customers regarding customer complaints and status of corrective actions.

Coordinate with Engineering and Production to identify opportunities for enhanced equipment and processing procedures.

Manage internal and external requests for corrective action. Determine root cause and develop corrective actions.

Implement lean practices throughout the facility.

Lead multiple cross functional teams to improve identified key performance indicators.

Conduct corrective action and TSO/ISO compliance audits.

Team leader on P.I.C.S. plant wide Implementation. (Production Inventory Control System)

Quality Supervisor:

Directed manufacturing and support activities to produce products on schedule on-time, while adhering to compliance, safety, and quality standards. (Tier 1 auto supplier)

Conduct compliance audits; maintain TS 16949 / ISO 14001 procedures and documentation.

Production Supervisor:

Assigned daily work assignments, generated production schedules, perform daily communication meetings.

Supervised 50+ union employees.

Provide employees with a safe, high quality, productive environment.

Conducted safety training and audits.

Maintained ISO and QS documentation.

Participated in several productivity improvement projects.

Chelsea Industries: Metal Stamping and Welding:

Cadiz, KY Plant Foreman/ Quality Manager: 1997 to 1999

Managed all Plant Operations, including Production, Warehouse, Shipping and Associates.

Coordinated plant Quality, Safety, and Process Improvements.

Audited outbound shipping loads.

Hopkinsville Country Club: Country Club:

Hopkinsville, KY Bar Tender/Manager: 1993 to 1997

Manage Scheduling and Inventory for the bar operations.

Handle Special Event planning.

Insure Customer Satisfaction.

Wilkco Plastics: Injection Molding:

Cascade, Mi Supervisor/Production Manager: 1989 to 1992

Recruit Train, Manage and Motivate first-line production management team.

Develop and implement company policies and operating procedures to facilitate operations.

Conduct studies, collect and interpret economic and statistical data, prepare budget estimates and capital expenditure reports, evaluate resource efficiency, processes, and procedures.

Lead continuous improvement teams: Implement Lean Manufacturing techniques, 5S, Genba, Kaizen and DMAIC activities.

Manage Scheduling and Inventory for Plant Operations.

National Plastex: Blown Film:

Dutton, Mi Manufacturing Supervisor/ Quality Engineer: 1985 to 1989

Plant start-up.

Develop and implement company policies and procedures.

Work with Plastic vendors Engineers to maximize yield


Education & Training

B.S.: Bio-Chemistry, Minor: Environmental Engineering 1993 to 1996

Murray State University; Murray, KY.

Associates: Occupational Safety & Health 1989 to 1991

Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI.


PC Software: Microsoft Office, Access, AS 400, SAP, Epicor, Vantage.

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