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Engineer Quality

Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
October 29, 2016

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Andreas Schulz

*** ******* *****

Simpsonville, SC 29681

Cell Phone: +1-864-***-****



●Automotive (20+ years) at Suppliers, Car-and Parts-Manufacturers, Customer Side and Dealer Ship/Warranty

●Experience in Parts-, Process-, Packaging- and Complete Vehicle Quality

●Parts and Car Manufacturing and Assembling Skills

●Strong Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting Skills

●Various Work Experience from the European Union and the U.S.


●State-Certified Mechanical Engineer in Mechanical Design and Process Engineering, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Graduated 6/92 – 6/95 (German: "Staatlich gepruefter Maschinenbautechniker")

●Production and Machine Mechanic, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Mainz, Germany, Graduated, 8/82 – 6/85

●Attended Seminars in the US for PPAP, APQP, FMEA

●BMW Seminars in SAP, TIAS, gAMS and Problem Solving Technics

●Attended Seminar in Germany for Business Administration

●Attended Seminar in Germany for Quality Management

●Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point)

●Attended Seminars in Germany for Auto-CAD, Activity, Caddy, DOS, Basic, Turbo-Pascal


04/16 – 10/16

Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy, Anderson, SC

Quality / Manufacturing Engineer (6 month Contracted Project)

●Supporting and Guiding the Company to and through the most important and upcoming Audit, to pass with the highest possible rating : “Excellence”.

●Creating and implementing “signed off” Improvement ideas for manufacturing and Quality Department, including Quality Laboratory.

●Improve Controlled Documents and create needed Documents, like Safety related Plans, Work-and Inspection Instructions, Training Manuals, etc.

09/15 – 03/16

AUDI Quality Engineering, Tampa, FL

Technical Station Leader (Contracted Project)

●Managed all technical operations of a secret vehicle test facility servicing a German Tier 1 automotive group.

●Responsible for mechanical and electrical engineering team in a high profile automotive environment.

●Oversaw vehicle test fleet from start to end of client pre-determined durability program.

●Ensured that all analyses, installation, maintenance, adjustments, modifications and repairs performed on production and pre-production test vehicles are entered into client data system.

●Processed and disseminated all pertinent vehicle information in a highly accurate and timely fashion in the German language.

●Interfaced with client representatives, company leadership, vendors and subordinates.

02/14 – 03/15

Marquardt Switches Inc., Rochester Hills, MI

Customer Quality Representative/Liaison

●Active Onside support for customer

●Reviewed and performed preliminary testing’s of rejected products

●Determinate acceptance of customer complaints

●Product conformance by using part drawings, specifications and special test equipment for each product

●Provided Improvement ideas for product and process

●Performed Root Cause analysis

●Managed inspection and sorting activities

●Created inspection and work instructions

07/13 – 02/14


Lead Packaging Planner (Contracted Project)

●Change current one-way packaging into Returnable Standard Containers as well as change current large returnable containers into smaller returnable-containers to reduce the line-side footprint

●Repack avoidance project with the goal to avoid repacking parts made by European Suppliers to ship overseas.

●Maximize the usage returnable containers between European Suppliers and BMW MC

●Close communication, negotiation, regular meetings, updating the BMW-internal-server-system and preparing reports

●Usage of software systems: MS-Office, SAP, TAIS

04/12 – 04/13

WKW – Erbsloeh, Pell City, AL

Resident Quality Engineer

●Reviewed and discussed rejected products to determine acceptance of customer claims as well as their disposition

●Determine conformance of product using part drawings and customer specifications

●Daily review and communication of rejected parts with Quality Engineers and Production Managers

●Report PPM trends and tracked cost associated with customer claims

04/09 – 03/12

BMW NA Headquarters, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Senior TC – Specialist Warranty – Roof-Systems (Contracted Project)

●Support BMW in USA, Europe and South Africa by creating detailed Work Instructions, cost efficient repair kits, designed Special Tools and performed "Best Practice".

●Improved test-system by adding new results and experience out of the field. Detected, analyzed and reported new problems.

●Follow-up on open issues, implemented part, training, instruction and repair improvements.

●Provided detailed quality reports for all 13 different sunroofs of 3 different suppliers.

●Showed repairs, alternative ways of repair, “Tips and Tricks” over the BMW Network TV, the monthly Service Roundtable Sessions and On-Site.

●"Teile-Clearing": Accomplished cutting the warranty costs by 90%, because of decreasing the warranty-part replacement rate by 90%.

●Set project benchmark for Cost Efficiency, Quality of Work instructions, communication and problem solving with feedback out of the field.

●Provided Warranty Recovery Department with detailed root causes analysis.

●Managed information and cooperation between support specialists for Roof-Systems.. Determined root causes of warranty returns.

●Conducted Training for the "TC"- Dealer-Support Specialists. Performed special On-Site Training for individual Dealerships, Training Sessions at all BMW Training Centers and Dealer ships in the U.S. and Canada.

●Worked with the Training Center on setting up a US-Nationwide training (BMW SB019)

06/07 – 04/09

Inalfa-Roof Systems, Venray, Netherlands

Resident Quality Service Engineer/Liaison

●Liaison between Inalfa Roof-Systems/NL and three (3) BMW Manufacturing Plants: Munich/Germany, Dingolfing/Germany and Graz/Austria

●On-Site support of all 3 Manufacturing Places of BMW

●Quality and Part Improvement reviews and rating

●Training and Supervising of Parts, inspected by 3rd Party Companies

●Developed work- and inspection instructions for 3rd Part Company and BMW MC Line Workers in English and German Language

●Reviewed Warranty Returns and Determine Root causes and ownership

●Analyzed and Repaired Panoramic Sunroofs at the Dealer-ship and on Customer Cars

06/06 – 04/07

BMW Manufacturing, Magna Interior and Dura-Automotive, Greer, SC

Senior Quality Engineer (Contracted Project)

●Provided Engineering support include detailed reports for all customers

●Created rework methods and work instructions

●Supervised and trained Inspection and Rework Associates

●Designed and developed inspection fixtures and templates

11/03 – 06/06

Inalfa-Roof Systems, Venray, Netherlands

Quality Engineer (Contracted Project)

●Quality Control, Parts Inspection, Line-Site support

●Train and supervised inspection associates.

●Provide work instructions and procedures

●Monitor Quality and initiated corrective action process

●Daily detailed Product Quality Reports

10/02 – 10/03

Faurecia Interior Systems, Fountain Inn, SC

Safety Systems Engineer

●Assume responsibility of arranging the equipment, documents and procedures to run the liability relevancy tests for Passenger Safety Systems of BMW Germany and General Motors parts

●Perform daily Safety-System Airbag-Tests during SOP and with detailed Test-Reports

03/00 – 09/02

Faurecia Interior Systems, Fountain Inn, SC

Process Analyze Engineer

●Troubleshooting of technical problems and improvements

●SOP's, process improvements, machine optimizations

●Training machine and inspection operators

03/00 – 03/01

Faurecia Interior Systems, Fountain Inn, SC

Quality Engineer

●Quality of Interior Parts (Door Panel, Instrument Panel, Center Console, Trunk Parts)

●Root cause analysis, Problem solving, CPK-studies, 8D-reports, work- and inspection instructions

07/98 – 09/99

OPEL/GM, Ruesselsheim, Germany

Trouble Shooting Expert (Contract)

●Supervise and train rework and inspections during the manufacturing phase of cars in Italy, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Netherlands and Georgia/USA

12/97 – 07/98

OPEL/GM, Ruesselsheim, Germany

Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer (Contracted Project)

●Perform quality and quantity control regarding quality assurance and delivery of Special Racks in Hungary and Germany

●Supervise suppliers production and payment processes

●Troubleshoot technical, organizational and financial problems including training of personnel

08/95 – 11/97, PEDUS Building-Maintenance Service, Frankfurt, Germany,

Technical Service and Training Engineer

01/91 – 07/95, GEFAK-Engineering, Neuwied, Germany,

Service-Maintenance Technician

07/85 – 12/90, SCHOTT-Glaswerke, Mainz, Germany,

Manufacturing/Production Technician

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