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Quality Engineer Assurance

Location:
Clearfield, Utah, United States
Posted:
January 24, 2017

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SUMMARY

Six Sigma Black Belt Certified professional with expertise in manufacturing high technology aerospace products developed for defense, space, and commercial applications. Proven quality leadership with experience in a variety of government and commercial programs. Collaborative customer-focused communicator that directs the planning and deployment of resources needed to successfully build, test, and deliver product within customer requirements, program schedule and cost goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Project Management High Technology Production

Quality Systems Management AS9100/ ISO Quality Systems

Performance Management Root Cause/Corrective Action Innovation

Mentoring/Coaching Scholar, Practitioner, Leader

ACHIEVEMENTS

Black Belt Project - Using Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing/Kaizen methodologies, managed the team that reduced the machining time of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) solid rocket motor case by 33%, resulting in a savings of $3,000 per motor case.

Updated the Quality Management System of several organizations from MIL-Q-9858A and MIL-STD-1535 standards to ISO 9001 Quality Assurance standards and achieved Boeing’s D1-9000 certification.

Transitioned multiple commercial and military aircraft programs from design and development into full rate production including FAA certification activities.

Transitioned production of the A400M upper and lower wing skin stringers from manufacturing facilities in Europe to the United States.

Expert in the philosophical foundations of organizational leadership, leadership styles, and organizational design through formal academic research.

Leadership roles within the Golden Spike Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and served as a Deputy Regional Director of ASQ Region 6 for a one term.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Project Management Concentration, University of Phoenix ASQ Certified Quality Auditor

Sequa Corporation Certified Six Sigma Black Belt ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ALBANY ENGINEERED COMPOSITES; Salt Lake City, Utah

Quality Engineer III 01/16 to Present

Quality Engineering support on the F-35 program.

Duties include Quality Engineering support within the F-35 core quality assurance team. Coordinate Quality activities between the customer and internal departments. Prepare and present detailed Quality Assurance presentations for the F-35 program during internal and external program reviews, Corrective Action Board meetings, or customer reviews.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)

ORBITAL ATK - AEROSPACE STRUCTURES; Clearfield, Utah

Principal Mission Assurance Engineer 02/06 to 01/16

Quality Engineering support on A350 and A400M programs for the Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) location.

Supported the transition of the A400M program from Airbus production facilities in Europe to Clearfield, Utah. Transitioned advanced composite stringers and frame production from design and development into high rate production on the A350-XWB program. Coordinated non-conformance activities with European customers. Mentored new Quality Engineers.

ACCUMA CORPORATION; Beatrice, Nebraska

Quality Manager (Beatrice Facility) 2/04 to 2/06

Quality Assurance Management Representative of the injection molding facility in Nebraska.

Duties included maintaining the facility’s Quality Management System, audit activities, tool calibration activities, and inspection activities for high volume plastic injection molded parts used in the automotive and defense industries. Created and Implemented real-time statistical process control projects in the production environment. Instructed production personnel in the use of statistics for SPC projects. Transitioned the facility from ISO:9001:1994 to ISO:9001:2004 standard.

REINKE MANUFACTURING; Deshler, Nebraska

Technical Writer 2/03 to 2/04

Technical writer for internationally recognized manufacturer of pivot irrigation systems and flatbed semi-tractor trailers.

Duties included creating, revising, and maintaining manuals, brochures, and service bulletins for all company products. Authored and communicated Service Bulletins of delivered products to customers. Developed, implemented, and maintained Standard Operating Procedures and value stream maps for the production of pivot irrigation systems and flatbed semi-tractor trailers.

LINCOLN COMPOSITES; Lincoln, Nebraska

Senior Quality Engineer 8/97 to 12/02

Quality Engineer for commercial aircraft programs (MD-80, MD-11), military aircraft programs (F-18), Missile Defense programs (PAC-3) and composite parts for the oil and natural gas industry.

Program support for all Quality Engineering activities including design, procurement, assembly, test, and delivery of flight components of the PAC-3 missile and various commercial composite products used in the oil and natural gas industry on oil rigs. Supplier Quality Assurance activities including pre and post award audits and surveys, source inspection activities and program reviews.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; Monrovia, California

Senior Quality Engineer 8/93 to 8/97

Quality Engineer for commercial (MD-80) and military aircraft programs (C-17, Apache Helicopters).

Duties included program support for all Quality Engineering activities ranging from design, procurement, assembly, test and delivery of flight hardware. Supplier Quality Assurance activities including pre and post award audits and surveys, source inspection activities and program reviews.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION; Long Beach, California

Senior Quality Engineer 9/85 – 1/93

Quality Engineer for commercial and military aircraft programs.

Responsibilities included Cost Account Management support, Change Control Board Quality Engineering delegate and Material Review Board member.

Duties included processing and dispositioning non-conformance reports for manufactured discrepant hardware. Investigating, analyzing, and making recommendations to resolve production, engineering, and procurement problems reported by airline customers during flight test activities and on in-service aircraft. Analyzing and interpreting engineering drawings, manufacturing and material documentation for development of quality assurance requirements and verifying implementation. Engineering Liaison at Lockheed in Georgia for instrumentation installations used for engine certification testing for the C-17.

EDUCATION

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

Doctor of Management – Expected 2017

University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah

Master of Business Administration, Project Management - 2013

University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 2011

Aerospace Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering - 1985

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