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Engineer Quality

San Jose, CA
February 27, 2020

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PRACHI SHAH prachiashah +1-408-***-****


Detail-oriented, Black Belt Certified Engineer with experience of working in a fast-paced environment for low and high volume manufacturing companies. Delivering quality control and enhancements to proactively address problems and improve product quality, manufacturing flow, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Quality Program Manager, TekPartners @ Waymo, Mountain View, California May 2019 – January 2020

• Interfaced with external suppliers and monitored ongoing quality project schedules within the team

• Defined the supplier selection process and the supplier quality handbook applying APQP, PPAP, IATF 16949 & ISO 9001

• Piloted the external supplier portal and quality management system for managing and collecting data

• Identified bottlenecks & process redundancies by setting up quality metrics & analyzing data for supplier and build progress Manufacturing Quality Engineer, Talent Hire Consulting Inc, San Jose, California November 2018 – May 2019

• Assured quality compliance to GMP & ISO regulations for in-house and external specifications

• Deployed lean and Six Sigma practices along with their progress reports as well as action plans within the company Quality Engineer, Kateeva, Newark, California October 2017 – November 2018

• Managed inventory worth $2 Million and facilitated activities for Material Review Board (MRB) and Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)

• Resolved 150 field quality issues and 1500 non-conformances for NPIs and generic systems

• Achieved cost reduction by $600,000 within a year by performing cycle counts for MRB and resolving design redundancies

• Performed root cause analysis and expedited Corrective and Preventive Actions with various cross-functional teams

• Reduced time required for shipping systems by 25% by creating checklists and tear down procedures

• Automated the MRB process by integrating with NetSuite, decreased human effort by 18% Engineering Intern, Lam Research, Livermore, California June 2016 – April 2017

• Developed Operations Quality Assurance procedures, checklists and templates for NPI, Test deployments and product transition processes

• Improved business processes for contract manufacturers by 15% implementing a robust MES featuring better traceability

• Re-designed lean manufacturing lines for Supplier and reduced cycle time by 30% for each line Technical Engineer, Microtech Industries, Mumbai, India June 2013 – May 2015

• Directed a team for quality assurance of plastic injection molds, jigs and fixtures machinery components by developing and maintaining engineering standards related to daily operations and quality

• Collaborated with cross-functional teams to improve product specifications for verification and validation

• Established and maintained quality plans and performance metrics, to assure products meet all requirements of customer

• Spearheaded Key Performance Indicators and metrics for internal quality by analyzing data and product reviews TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Continuous Improvement Methodologies: PDCA, Lean Management, Six Sigma, SIPOC, DMAIC, Kaizen, 5S CAD Software: AutoCAD Root Cause Analysis Tools: 5 Why, 8D, Ishikawa Diagrams, Pareto Charts, PFMEA Simulation Software: ProModel Statistical Analysis Tools: Minitab, R, MS Excel Optimization Studios: Gurobi, CPLEX Programming Languages: MATLAB, LabVIEW, Visual Basic, Python, SQL ERP Systems: SAP, NetSuite Business Applications: MS Office Suite, SharePoint, Agile Methodology, gSuite PLM Software: Arena, CellFusion, Enovia Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt (SJSU, May 2016), Six Sigma Black Belt (SJSU, May 2017) Core Competencies: Program & project management, SQM, Product design and quality, RCA, CAPA, Cost Reduction, Inspections & Audits, Process Improvement, SPC, Data Analysis, DOE, FMEA, Gage R&R, Inventory Control, R&D Manufacturing, and SCARs EDUCATION

Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering 2015 – 2017 San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA GPA: 3.74/4 Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation Engineering 2009 – 2013 University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India GPA: 3.4/4

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