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Supplier Quality Engineer

Grand Blanc, Michigan, 48439, United States
January 11, 2017

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Terry Wright

Career objective: Utilize current skill set and apply to either Supplier Development/Supplier Quality Engineer or similar position where quality background would be asset.


oFebruary 2014,Present

Magna Electronics-Holly, MI

Supplier Quality Engineer

oMechanical responsibilities for 3 locations

Similar responsibilities at previous employer

oApril 2012-February 2014

Inalfa Roof Systems-Grand Blanc, MI

Supplier Quality Engineer

oResponsible for supplier component quality for 2 assembly facilities

Review supplier quality concerns from manufacturing floor daily

Contact suppliers and coordinate corrective action activities including but not limited to

8D’s, immediate corrective action, sort activities

Coordinate engineering changes for suppliers

Liaison with purchasing, engineer and materials

Review and confirm supplier long term process corrective action at supplier locations

oCompany relocation to GA., reason for leaving

oSeptember 2009-April 2012

AM General Transmission Products-Livonia, MI

Supplier Quality Engineer

oResponsible for transmission components, torque converter and several engine components

All items PPAP approved on time

Liaison between suppliers and company

oSeptember 2001-May 2009

GM-Service Parts Operations

Supplier Quality Engineer

oResponsible for 4 separate transmission remanufacturing suppliers

oPerform quality, TS, control plan audits at all locations

oLiaison between GM SPO, reman facilities and government for all reman transmissions

oResponsible SQE for engine castings

Worked with several foundries and casting engineers to resolve quality and productivity issues

Supplier Quality Development Engineer

oNew and existing suppliers

From sourcing through PPAP & launch

Onsite assessment of APQP knowledge

Workshops for control plans, FMEA, process flow diagrams

oTook workshop knowledge to floor to develop concise APQP documents

Assisted in developing operator instructions

Worked with suppliers to ensure they not only understood the instructions but how their operation, part affected the next “customer”

oNext op. or ultimate customer

oWorked with “trouble” suppliers to determine sources of variation and scrap

oAssist in implanting cost saving and scrap reduction measures

Manage and reduce customer back orders

Administer APQP, Lean activities, and Process Control Plan audits with suppliers

Successfully launched all new transmission and component programs on time or before required launch dates

Worked with suppliers to commonize documentation, while continuing to meet submission requirements and timing

Team member in developing database to track supplier submissions

Commonize SQE audit worksheets used with suppliers

oReduced supplier duplication, omissions and errors

oIncreased ppap readiness timing

Reduced warranty costs by $25k utilizing basic problem solving techniques

oGap analysis, Pareto charting, fishbone diagrams

Cross functional team member reviewing supplier change requests

oAugust 1996-August 2001

Manufacturing Planner

GM Powertrain-Flint

oPosition reported to plant manager

oResponsible for scheduling in torque converter complex

oResponsible for all manpower moves, reductions and hiring’s

oSafety engineer for plant

oWorked extensively with MS Office programs to create numerous charts, documents, etc.

oDeveloped database used to track employee injuries, recordables, lost time, etc.

oDeveloped scrap program which was used to identify over $50k in scrap savings

oJuly 1986-July 1996

General Supervisor-Quality Systems Engineering

GM Powertrain-Flint

oPosition reported to complex Quality Manager

oSupervised 5 salaried supervisors

35 represented auditors and inspectors across 3 shifts and 2 plants

oImplemented Lean initiatives, APQP, Quality Systems Basics

oPrimary liaison between customer and plant regarding quality concerns

oProgram manager for new product launches and product improvement

oImplemented level 3 QS documentation

oJune 1979-June 1986

GM Buick-Flint

Quality Control Supervisor

oSupervised 35 auditors in transmission complex

oSupport manufacturing through quality control activities

oSupplier contact for transmission complex (4 plants)

oTrained new gear lab personnel in proper use of analytical equipment in preparation for new program launch

oCreated computer program to track departmental scrap. $20K in initial savings

oTrained employees in proper use of basic SPC

oTeam member in 2 Design of Experiment problem solving sessions


oSeptember 1974-May 1979


Michigan Technological University

oBusiness Administration-major

oIndustrial Management-minor

Skill Set

oExcellent computer skills

MS Office, MS Project, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, Photoshop

Both PC and Mac operating systems

oExcellent communication, team building and leadership skills

oWorking knowledge with QS, Lean, TS and QS standards

oExtensive travel experience

oSelf motivated

Reference available upon request

Salary requirements

oCurrently salary $81,900+ annually

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