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Quality Assurance

Lancaster, California, United States
October 03, 2016

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Belinda Whetstone

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Lancaster, CA *3536

Cell: 661-***-****


Passionate and results driven aerospace professional looking to secure a challenging position that

will allow an opportunity to utilize my extensive 30 years of Quality and Manufacturing Managerial

experience in the Aerospace Industry. I am Strong performer with ability to think laterally while firmly

focus on final goals and objectives. I work effectively as an individual as well as in collaborative team

environment, blending my success with the success of the overall team. I have established myself as

a solid Quality Manager, who brings value added Quality techniques to fast paced, high intensity


Professional Experience

BSL- Fabrication Division

Salt Lake City, UT

May 2008 – Date

First Line Leader – Quality

Manage employees and production schedules, services and processes comply with customer and quality system requirements.

Demonstrates the Boeing site’s vision to develop, create, sustain and ensure knowledge transfer.

Manage resources for QA inspectors to locate and aid with knowledge transfer and support.

Effectively set up a system for FAA coordination for compliance and Internal Audits

Strong focus on building a strong team and fostering a strong team culture between Operations and Quality departments to ensure overall team success.

Develop and execute business plans, policies and procedures and develop organizational and technical strategies. Provide education and coaching on the Quality System.

Lead continuous improvement for ramp up and process improvements.

Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners, suppliers and direct reports.

Manage, develop and inspire employees for future opportunities.

Managed employees performing Team Lead activities, providing a culture that leads to a open environment.

Provided education and coaching on the Quality System. Managed resources and lead process improvements. Managed, developed and motivated employees and mid-level managers.

Reviewed resumes/applications and conducted interviews for inspection positions. Trained and tested company personnel on company policies and procedures. Organized and kept accurate records of employee training files.

Reconciled/guided manufacturing in issues regarding quality assurance and company procedures.

Well versed on AS 9100, ISO 9100 and related disciplines.

Crissair, Inc.,

Palmdale, CA.

2000 – Jan-2008

Quality Assurance Management

Supervised and managed personnel who assure the company's quality, process and

business improvement efforts. Responsible for customer satisfaction, customer audits, and the overall quality performance issues.

Designed, installed and evaluated quality assurance processes sampling systems,

procedures and statistical techniques. Possess extensive knowledge of Quality System

Standards leading the organization for AS9100/ISO900O registration, developing and

implementing policies and procedures.

Ample FAR Part 21 and 145. Conducted training on quality assurance concepts and tools.

Participated in events that provided continued improvement for the organization.

Participated in the management team for decision making in the organizations current and future state including budgets, man power, schedules, and policy for the overall organization.

Establish programs for improvements to the quality management system and continuous improvement and give recommendations to the management team for these improvements.

Crissair, Inc.

Palmdale, Ca.


Quality Engineer/Internal Quality Auditor

Responsible for Quality Engineering support for all product lines including Hydraulic and Pneumatic valves assemblies. Responsible for identifying and resolving quality issues within the facility.

Provided training in the interpretation and implementation of all internal and external procedures and specifications. Ensure that all requirements are properly implemented and adhered to.

Member of MRB. Investigated root cause of failures and implemented corrective action. Perform failure analysis, monitor and track acceptance test failures and communicated quality issues to management.

Participated in work groups utilizing Six Sigma tools to provide best solution for affecting product quality and efficiencies, increasing overall internal quality by 5%. Reduced queue time and consequently the average inspection time in our Receiving Inspection area by 50% through a Kaizan events and utilization of process mapping.

Key focal for conformity inspection process, including presentation to FAA representative. Reduced rejection rate in the Mexico facility by 25% through implementation of corrective and preventive action using six sigma tools and continuous improvement.

Implemented SPC program through training and utilization of Infinity QS software. Managed and trained the Internal Audit Team on ISO 9001:2000 and auditing techniques to effectively conduct internal audit cycle. Managed Cause and Corrective Action programs. Performed supplier audits to AS9100/AS9003 standards. Member of Make-Buy Team where decisions regarding suppliers’ ability to remain as approved suppliers was made while facilitating supplier development activities.

Crissair, Inc.

Palmdale, CA

Aug 1994-1996

Precision Mechanical Inspector

Performed inspection functions of machined aircraft parts and assemblies. Experience inspecting utilizing precision measuring equipment, familiar with assembly and test requirements.

Performed First article inspections in accordance with AS 9102.

Winfield Locks, Inc.,

Costa Mesa, CA

1992 - 1994

Precision Mechanical Inspector

Mechanical Inspection of machined parts and assemblies for the hostelry industry including

verification of raw materials and special processes.

Shur-Lok Corp.,

Irvine, CA

1986 - 1992

Mechanical Inspection

Mechanical Inspection of machined parts and various types assemblies for the aerospace

industry including Special Processes, NDT and raw materials in accordance to applicable

Engineering, Military and National Aerospace Standards, etc.


University of Michigan

oMasters Certificate Supply Chain Management (SCM) with emphasis on Global SCM

June, 2015

University Of Phoenix

oMBA Graduate

May, 2012

University Of Phoenix

oB.S. Business Science Mgt

Dec, 2008


Boeing Leadership Center FLL V3 – 2009

ISO9001:2000 Internal Auditor Certificate 2004

Basic Statistics Certificate 2002

Certified Quality Engineer 2009

Certified Quality Auditor 2009

Certified FAA Repairman (Crissair repair station)


Spanish, English - Fluent

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