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Engineer Manager

San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2016

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Patrick Harrington

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Allison Park, PA 15101



To obtain a position in a fast paced environment where my knowledge and experience can ultimately increase management efficiency and the overall quality of the organization.


Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Ohio University, June 2003

Emphasis 1: Manufacturing Materials and Processes

Emphasis 2: Manufacturing Information Technology

Minor: Business


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, January 28, 2008

Certified ISO/TS16949 Auditor, Project Management (Systemation), Leadership & Change Management (Global Advantage), Value Stream Mapping, Lean, Process Capability, SPC, Communicative Manager


Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, PA

Sr. Corporate Quality Engineer (January 2012 – Present)

Develop and implement strategic initiatives throughout the enterprise in order to improve the overall Quality Management System and reduce the Cost of Poor Quality

Acting Corporate Quality Manager for four PGW facilities

Develop and implement companywide Lessons Learned / Best Practice and processes, determine high impact / high return items and verify implementation and effectiveness. Phase 1 Benchmarking initiative resulted in $5.9 million annualized savings.

Oversee quality activities and drive standardization at four value add PGW assembly plants and five third party value add plants

Lead 8 indirect reports through Six Sigma methodologies, customer interactions and improvements to the Quality Management System

Drive improvement through the value stream via data analysis, root cause analysis and effectively implement corrective actions

Facilitate cross functional teams regarding product contamination risk analysis utilizing Process Flows, PFMEA(s), Critical Control Plans

Review documented response to customer complaints for completeness, accuracy, and delivery on, or before, due date and mentor plant Quality personnel in the use of root cause tools

Manage quality and continuous improvement activities of 9 indirect quality technicians

Verify the implementation and effectiveness of corrective actions

Maintain current TS16949 certifications, oversee recertification and new certification of all PGW facilities

Lead internal audits of all facilities of responsibility

Develop policies and procedures to define the corporate auditing program, supplier performance program and to strengthen the overall quality management system

Lead formal presentations to customers and executive management

Supplier Quality Engineer (May 2011 – January 2012)

Work with internal and external cross functional teams to develop suppliers

Work directly with suppliers at supplier sites to identify problems, implement corrective action using formal root cause tools and verify corrective actions as effective

Develop and manage action plans required to ensure continuous improvement in sustaining supplier compliance to all product specifications

Implement process improvements at suppliers and contracted service providers through statistical methods

Apply statistical methods to measure, monitor and improve supplier performance

Conduct audits at internal and supplier sites to ensure compliance to certification requirements

Emerson Network Power, Liebert Corporation, Delaware, OH

Sr. Quality Engineer (June 2010 – May 2011)

Facilitate plant-wide quality initiatives

Apply statistical techniques for the detection and reduction of errors / monitor Critical to Quality processes

Work with cross functional teams to develop and implement corrective and preventive methods

Administrator for facility Quality Management System

Report quality metrics to executive management in a formalized setting on a monthly basis

Patrick Harrington

4776 Bayfield Road

Allison Park, PA 15101


Acted as Interim Quality Manager (February 2011 – May 2011)

Worked with cross functional, internal teams to increase customer satisfaction and develop a culture of quality

Supervised 7 hourly associates: including in-coming inspection, failure analysis and product development

Production Coach / Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (October 2008 – June 2010)

Production Supervisor for three departments consisting of five products

Supervised and developed 27 hourly manufacturing associates

Implemented process improvements through lean initiatives

Conducted Kaizen event resulting in $29,131.00 savings

Maintained responsibilities of Sr. Manufacturing Engineer for product transfers/new products

Key member of product transfer team resulting in $181,108 in savings through 2014

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer – Product Transfers/New Products (February 2007 – October 2008, Promoted June 2008)

Lean Six Sigma Project, Improved test time by 12 hours utilizing automation resulting in $128,008 savings with a $1.28M GM impact

Managed cross functional project team consisting of seven team members

Followed DMAIC process and utilized the Six Sigma tool set

Project Manager for plant-to-plant product transfers to maximize best cost facility resulting in $92,670 in savings

Initiated financial evaluations to determine best cost facility

Launched projects in the USA and Mexico to ensure a smooth and timely transition

Effectively worked with diverse, cross functional teams to accomplish common goals

Reported project status to executive management in a formalized setting on a monthly basis

Manufacturing representative for global design team

Evaluated new product designs for manufacturability within a lean environment and initiated recommendations

Coordinated new product prototype/pre-production builds through manufacturing and consulted with the global design team

Developed and implemented manufacturing plans for new products

Coordinated a smooth and timely introduction of new products to manufacturing

Directed production, materials, and safety of all new product builds to ensure customer requirements and monthly shipments were met

Manufacturing Engineer (June 2005 – February 2007)

Lead Manufacturing Engineer for lean project to increase through-put resulting in $175,341 in savings

Reduced waste through process flow analysis and lean implementation

Utilized performance metrics to develop and implement improvement actions

Facilitated Kaizen events

Cygnus Manufacturing Company, Saxonburg, PA

Industrial Engineer / Safety Director (March 2004 – January 2005)

Standardized work and reduced cost

Implement process improvements and lean manufacturing principles

Designed work cells via process flow analysis

Statistical Process Controls

Project manager for customer specific programs

Director of safety

References available upon request

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