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Quality Engineer Manager

Charlotte, NC
April 09, 2016

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Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709

Mobile: 843-***-****


Education: Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 1986

Francis Marion University, Florence, S.C.

Experience: Calsonic Kansei, Canton, Mississippi

Jan 2015 to Nov 2015 Quality Manager

Served as Quality Manager for a company that resides inside Nissan facility. We assembled the Cockpit Module, Front End Module, HVAC and exhaust on all Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs built at the facility.

Position required immediate containment and short term countermeasure 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, and daily report outs to Nissan Management for quality issues.

Responsible for direct supervision of 3 Quality Engineer Supervisors, 5 Quality Engineers and a support staff of 47 Quality Leads, Repair Technicians and Safe Launch Inspectors.

Responsible for launch of 2016 Titan.

Certified to Nissan ANPQP process.

Responsible for weekly presentations to CK Japan from May 2015 to Titan launch in November 2015.

Borg Warner, Water Valley, Mississippi

Jun 2014 to Jan 2015 Quality Engineer Supervisor

Responsible for direct supervision of 2 Senior Quality Engineers, 2 Quality Engineers and 2 Quality Specialists.

Responsible for First Pass Yield (FPY) and scrap for 2 transmission actuator assembly lines that are supplied to Chrysler, incorporating a total of 7 End Of Line (EOL) test stands, 2 separate solenoid valve assembly lines, as well as subcomponent milling, turning and grinding.

Responsible for quality, scrap and FPY for all Low Volume (LV) production (Aftermarket and Service) supplied to Ford, Chrysler and GM.

Responsible for managing new product launches with Chrysler.

Responsible for 8D management for Chrysler and LV business unit.

Responsible for managing all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) for Chrysler.

Responsible for managing / leading 6 Sigma projects for Chrysler and LV business units.

Responsible for managing process development for Chrysler and LV business units.

Responsible for managing projects assigned to Quality Engineers that report to me.

May 2000 to May 2014 Schaeffler Group USA, INA Plant # 2, Cheraw, S.C.

Senior Quality Engineer/Launch Manager

Responsible for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) for all new Tier-2 automotive product launches. Duties include writing PFMEAs, PFDs, Control Plans and submitting PPAPs (Production Part Approval Process). Customers include GM, Ford and Chrysler.

Certified as QS9000 internal quality auditor.

Successfully passed all TS16949 audits.

Successfully completed advanced GD&T training.

Responsible for continuous quality improvement.

Responsible for QOS (Quality Operating System) that monitors department scrap, rework and First Pass Yield.

Developed PSO (Process Sign Off) interaction that Chrysler adapted for future use.

Responsible for program management for all new product launches.

Responsible for 8D problem solving teams.

Programmed vision system cameras that replaced 10 quality inspectors.

6-sigma Black Belt certified.

Trained extensively in lean manufacturing, 5S and Move.

Developed Excel based DOE (Design of Experiments), Reliability Calculator, Sample Size Calculator, Gage R&R (Attribute and Variable) System, Probability Calculator, Capability Analysis Calculator, Regression Analysis and t-test that enabled operators not trained in Minitab, the ability to more easily perform their jobs.

Developed P-Chart format used throughout the company in North America.

Serves as Quality Team Leader for Department of 20 personnel.

Aug 98 to May 2000 Takata Restraint Systems, Inc., Cheraw, S.C.

Senior Quality Engineer/QPA Manager

Responsible for overall quality of biggest customer –

Honda, located in U. S., Mexico, Canada and Brazil.

Responsible for quality performance of 10 Quality Engineers and 10 Quality Auditors.

Led problem solving team in 8D, 5 Why and 5P development.

Performed SPC of manufacturing equipment and processes.

Performed APQP activities for Tier-1 automotive product launches including PQCT, PFMEA, PFD, Control Plans, PPAP’s, Gage R&R’s and dimensional layouts.

Served on Kaizen team.

Practiced 5S principles.

Apr 97 to Aug 98 Takata Restraint Systems, Inc., Cheraw, S.C.

Quality Engineer

Responsible for overall quality of second biggest customer – Nissan, located in U. S. and Mexico.

Reduced PPM from 15700 to 69 resulting in Takata receiving Master of Quality Award at Nissan for FY 98.

Performed statistical analysis on manufacturing processes, and performed Cpk studies as required.

Responsible for drawing reviews and creation of QS9000 compliant quality documentation.

Dec 95 to Apr 97 Takata Restraint Systems, Inc., Cheraw, S.C.

Test Engineer

Performed Product Validation (PV) testing of airbag cushions, injection molded covers, metal parts and finished goods for all customers which included Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota and Isuzu.

Analyzed pressure curves for static deployments.

Responsible for determination of successful testing.

Sep 91 to Nov 95 Newco, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Nondestructive Test (NDT) Engineer

Responsible for design engineering of nondestructive test equipment.

Performed NDT for U. S. Navy and private business sector.

Supervised the calibration of NDT equipment.

Jul 86 to Jul 91 Captain, U. S. Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL and Cakmakli, Turkey

Served as Company Commander in charge of daily activities and readiness of 250 personnel whose duties included missile testing, storage and delivery.

Served as battalion training officer charged with the planning and execution of training of almost 1000 men and women.

Served as platoon leader in charge of 36 men at remote special weapons site in eastern Turkey.

Hobbies: Civil War History, coin collecting, estate auctions, sports, and playing with pets.

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