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Engineer Management

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
October 19, 2016

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KENNETH L. BALLARD

SUMMARY

Accomplished professional with experience in business services and operations; including financial analysis, Quality Management System, ISO 9001, operations, project management and monitoring, and engineering. Results oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills and flexibility to remain productive within an ever-changing organization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Quality Systems Manager, Air Liquide March 2014 to Present

Collaborate across multi-functional business entities to develop, revise and improve the Industrial Management System (IMS) and Air Liquide Quality Management System (QMS).

Administer the Document Management System and Record Control.

Administer a Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) program for Quality incidents through TapRooT RCFA.

Perform internal IMS and QMS audits to monitor facility maturity.

Monitor and resolve Customer Complaints through CAPAs.

Present QMS status and milestones to a Quality Steering Committee of business executives.

Develop company and departmental quality related policies and procedures.

Lead company collaboration on the development and implementation of cross business processes and procedures.

Initiate and drive process improvement initiatives through Green Belt Lean Six Sigma projects.

Maintain compliance with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 17025 standards, and FDA CFR Title 21.

Budget development and implementation for a team of six.

Develop training material and conduct training for Group Compliant Corporate Documents.

Develop and monitor training requirements for the QMS.

Develop and present quality metrics for Executive Management.

Biomedical Engineer, Wyle/NASA March 2009 to March 2014

Biomedical Engineer - Houston, TX (October 2012 to March 2014)

Collect, process, and analyze Computerized Dynamic Posturography (balance control) for NASA long duration space flight and research.

Responsible for troubleshooting hardware anomalies using Fault Tree root cause analysis.

Responsible for all routine and non-routine maintenance of equipment and hardware.

Train personnel as primary and secondary test operators for the Neurovestibular (medical balance test) platform test.

Assist in development of data collection and analysis scripts in MATLAB and LabVIEW.

Assisted in the design and assembly of an Off-Vertical Axis Rotator for orthostatic intolerance research.

Biomedical Engineer Operations Team Lead - Houston, TX (March 2009 – October 2012)

Evaluate and proposed new company Operational Excellent initiatives for continual improvement of management systems

Provide operational support for flight surgeons and engineers for activities on board the International Space Station. This includes hardware and requirement development, procedure development, and real time console support for on-orbit activities as a Medical Operations representative in NASA space programs.

Performed engineering analyses of Water, Air and Microbiology sampling hardware anomalies including fault tree analyses

Participated in the development of a new air quality monitoring device for the International Space Station. Duties included design, hardware testing, operations concept development, and crew training

Schedule medical and maintenance activities for assigned environmental hardware on the International Space Station

Developed Maintenance plan and procedures for the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and T2 Treadmill for use on the International Space Station.

ACHIEVEMENTS, HONORS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

SLSD Director’s Commendation Award for ISS Crew Time Reduction Team work

Operations Team Lead Star Award for the month of September 2010

NASA Group Achievement Award for work on the development of the Air Quality Monitor to provide in-flight analysis of trace air pollutants - May 2010.

Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) award recipient 2004-2008.

EDUCATION

B. S. - Concentrations: Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering

Louisiana State University, (LSU)

Certification in Technical and Professional Writing

University of Texas El Paso (UTEP)

Kepner Tregoe Project Management Certification

GB Lean, Six Sigma DMAIC



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