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Quality Engineer Assurance

Middletown, Connecticut, United States
October 26, 2016

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Krista Anton

Middletown, CT *6457 860-***-****


Quality specialist with eight years of experience in Quality Assurance. I’ve performed pivotal roles for production delivery, new product introduction and supplier quality development. Highly regarded by peers for my perseverance, resourcefulness and commitment to establish and sustain good working relationships. Capable of delivering bottom line results by utilizing skills and leveraging resources. EDUCATION

Central Connecticut State University - New Britain, CT In Pursuit Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

National Graduate School – Farmington, CT 2009

Master of Science - Quality Management Systems / Lean Manufacturing Certified: Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Black Belt GPA: 3.7

Western Connecticut State University - Danbury, CT 2007 Bachelor of Administration- Business Management

Minor: Human Resources

GPA: 3.2


Product Center Sr. Quality Engineer / Escape Mitigation Team Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT 07/15- Present

Led as Quality Engineer the transition of QCA Swashplates from an internal make to ALP Aviation purchase. Contributed in developing frozen plans

Performed RCCA on seven product quality discrepancy reports reported by customers, Aviation and Missile Command and Naval Supply Systems Command.

Reduced repeat rejections from the Hanger on hydraulic and electrical flight control components by working with suppliers and a cross functional team to incorporate short term solutions until fully implementing permanent controls.

Managed a major escape on SAS actuators delivered from a local supplier to SIK customers costing up to > 500K in rework charges on A/C.

Managed and brought closure to A/C Matrix’s on Global Escapes for Dynamic Components & Flight Controls. Production Test Supervisor

Pratt & Whitney, Middletown, CT 12/13 – 06/15

• Led engine test cell by facilitating daily toolbox meetings, set daily goals and encouraged / motivated employees to meet production deadlines

• Managed all aspects of assigned mechanical & operator hourly workforce on 1st shift: (Time & attendance, time off, rewards, vouchering, training, communications, etc.).

• Contributed in achieving ACE Gold by leading the EH&S safety start program (awarded Q2- 2014)

• Handled hourly grievances, settled disputes and resolved conflicts in a professional manner.

• Reduced GP7000 (EBU) spare engine delivery lead time by 2 days (12 to 10) by streamlining the ship loose process.

• Worked with cross functional teams to reduce repeat QN activity and improve Engine lead time at Test. Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer- International Parts Center Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT 04/11 – 12/13

• Served as Quality lead in 2013 IPT “Clean Team”. Successfully developed, deployed & implemented a FOD free environment in all manufacturing & assembly facilities to support NGPF program(s), NEO, BA, and MRJ.

• Worked with a cross-function team at P&W and AVIO to develop the PW1100G-JM & PW1400G Quality Plans.

• Reduced risk of supplier escapes from 2.5% to < 1.0% by developing & implementing a formulized inspection requirement in Solumina; increased supplier KPC inspection effectiveness by 35%.

• Supported the transition of 400 + parts during the re-location of P&W Chengdu facility; provided on-site assistance to ensure FAI delivery requirements were met on time.

• Served as MFP for P&W Chengdu & AVIO. Trained both partners on PPAP requirements which led to an improvement in the quality and timing of PPAP submissions.

• Trained oversees to assist DQR/QE’s improve their skills in SAP to improve QN disposition turn-time from > 7 to < 3 days.

• Partnered with engineering to develop a more efficient Engineering First Piece Review process in effort to mitigate risk of delayed FAI’s. Reduced lead time from 10 working days to 2. Emerging Market Quality Engineer

UTC Power, South Windsor, CT 03/10 – 04/11

• Led the quality control and supplier development activity for the cost reduction team.

• Successfully transitioned CSA Reactant Manifolds from a domestic supplier to international suppliers (Taiwan, Japan, New Mexico) while meeting cost targets and quality performance.

• Managed supplier performance / improvement plans for new international suppliers.

• Ace Co-Pilot: Key participant in achieving Silver status in 2010. Software Quality Assurance

UTC Power, South Windsor, CT 03/09 – 04/11

• Led successful launch of TIPQA quality enterprise system.

• Successfully managing $120K capital budget and $200K appropriation during the first phase-1 of TIPQA

• Designed a TIPQA website which provided end users access to training material.

• Organized / facilitated 30 TIPQA training classes across the organization realizing 250 new software users.

• Facilitated internal / external process workshops including kaizen and VSM events contributing to a 77% reduction in disposition cycle time and 30% PPM reduction across the entire supplier base. SKILLS & TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

AQS PPAP PFMEA ASQ Supplier Development QMS Microsoft SAP Shop Flow Workflow Documentum

Solumina Team Center Doc Access CATSNAC EIS Sigma Flow Business Warehouse Minitab Supplier Portal

TIPQA Hyperion Vendor Risk Analysis Transition Standard Work AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

• Senior Mgmt Award for outstanding contribution to achieving ACE silver. 2008

• ACE Certification – 100% Associate Level 2009

• Senior Mgmt Award for outstanding performance in project implementation. 2010

• Appreciation Eagle Special, Extraordinary Teamwork/Supporting Others. 2012

• SQAR Certificate 2012

• Certified as BAER (Business area export representative) 2012

• Eagle Award for excellence in implementing PPAP / Pro-Cert at AVIO 2013

• ACE Practitioner Business Process (Reached 57% ) 2014

• ACE Practitioner Ops (Reached 48%) 2014

• ACE Practitioner Ops (Reached 53%) 2015

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