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Quality Engineer Six Sigma

Montgomery, Alabama, United States
April 21, 2017

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**** *** ***** **** 334-***-****

Montgomery, Alabama 36117


An accomplished Quality Engineer offering 15 + years of experience looking to leverage extensive background in the Automotive Industry into a Sr. Quality Engineer

• Strategic Planning

• Project Management

• Lean Manufacturing

• Customer Satisfaction

• Continuous Improvement

• Quality Focused


Lear Corporation, Montgomery, Alabama 5/16 – Pres

(Tier I Supplier to Hyundai)

Sr. Quality Engineer (Seat Assembly for – ADa / LFa / ANa Platforms)

• Work directly with the customer’s quality group & respond to issues presented.

• Lead and promote effective problem-solving / corrective action activities

• Focal point for all supplier issues; produce reports regarding nonconformance of products, daily production quality, root cause analysis or quality trends

• Issue Supplier QN’s in the SQTS Portal and evaluate CAR’s for acceptability

BROSE, Vance, Alabama 2/14 – 5/16

(Tier II Supplier to LEAR BMW and MBUSI)

Sr. Quality Engineer (IBK: Seat Structures - Adjusters / Back Frames)

• Direct contact for customer quality complaints from BMW & MBUSI. I provide fast response, containment and countermeasures to quickly resolve issues.

• Conducted customer meetings and business planning in order to gather customer feedback, assess performance against objectives, and understand customer needs in order to influence the plant’s quality initiatives.

• Drive quality improvement / problem solving resolution using structured problem solving techniques / strategies (e.g. Red X, Six Sigma, etc.)

• Assist management and continuous improvement teams with planning and facilitation of strategic plans, kaizen workshops and other lean activities.

FAURECIA, Cottondale, Alabama 8/12 – 2/14

(Tier I Supplier to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International / MBUSI)

Sr. Quality Engineer (Seat Assembly for 1st Row W/X-166 & R-251)

• Worked in conjunction with engineering to coordinate PPAP for new programs, program moves, engineering changes and process improvements.

• Lead cross-functional teams (CFT) in the application of structured problem solving tools for complex, chronic problems that require a higher level of skills

• Drive quality improvements utilizing root cause analysis (8D-QRCI), corrective actions, in-process and final inspections, overall quality communications

• Provided day-to-day engineering support to production teams in a Just-In-Time (JIT) assembly environment and support daily on-site CPA Audits / Inspections

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC, Auburn, Alabama 12/11 – 8/12

Quality Manager (Injection Molding – Medical Devices & Health Services)

• Developed, administered and maintained quality assurance procedures and activities required to ensure that the company’s processes and products were in compliance with applicable quality standards & requirements – ISO 13485:2003

• Assured consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good manufacturing practices, validating processes and data driven documentation

• Identified quality assurance metrics (KPI’s); analyzed and reported trends to the team and hosted meetings to review nonconforming & quarantined materials

HALLA CLIMATE SYSTEMS ALABAMA, Shorter Alabama 1/08 – 11/11

(Tier I Supplier to Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama)

Production Superintendent / Supervisor (HVAC, Injection & Front End Module)

• Ensured that all safety rules and regulations including company policies are followed and administer counseling or disciplinary actions if needed.

• Prioritized multiple and competing production/scheduling/customer requirements in converting area in order to achieve daily, weekly or monthly targets.

• Directed and managed the personnel in various areas to ensure the departments were manned efficiently and that the personnel are trained appropriately

Quality Customer Engineer (Front End Module & HVAC Module) 10/05 – 12/07

• Provided the framework and tools for ensuring the quality and integrity of products through the on-going development and refining on The Quality System.

• Conducted customer meetings and business planning in order to gather customer feedback, assess performance against objectives, and understand customer needs in order to influence the plant’s quality initiatives.

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. Cottondale, Alabama 07/98 – 4/04

(Tier I Supplier to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International / MBUSI)

Six Sigma Black Belt (Seat Assembly 1st, 2nd & 3rd Row & Interiors – W163 Platform)

• Resolved process issues through Define, Measure, Analyze, Implement, Control and Validation (DMAIC-V) six-sigma methods.

• Provided aggressive leadership in problem solving efforts on key projects to improve quality, reduce cost and streamline manufacturing processes.

• Drove and supported projects which helped improve product quality and processes via use of statistical tools and quality improvement processes

• Effectively and efficiently work with cross-functional teams to identify, implement and ensure institutionalization of solutions to complex problems.


B.S. Degree – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama

Further Studies – Mechanical Engineering

University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama

Skills Training

o Quality Systems – QS-9000, QS-9001, ISO/TS 16949-2002, ISO-13485-2000

o Core Tools: AIAG PPAP, APQP, PFMEA, Control Plans, SPC, MSA, DOE

o Statistics I & II

o Six Sigma Black Belt*

o Lean Manufacturing

o Red X Strategies

Certification – Six Sigma Black Belt*

o Johnson Controls, Inc. Plymouth, Michigan & Cottondale, Alabama

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