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Engineer Quality

Farmington, MI
February 23, 2020

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VIKAS CHOLLETI Mobile: 505-***-**** ***** Heritage, Plymouth, MI 48170 Email:

Professional Summary: More than 4 years of experience including but not limited to CAPA, APQP, DFMEA, Root Cause Analysis, DOE, 8D, BOM, Solidworks. Demonstrated ability to design for manufacturability and implement quality standards. Strong understanding of quality, lean manufacturing and Six-sigma concepts. Expertise includes supplier management, validation of new processes, quality, manufacturing and engineering along with technical documentation, IATF 16949 standards and implementation.


•Extensive knowledge of methods and process with Risk Management Files like DFMEA, PFMEA, DVP, Fault tree analysis and control plan etc.

•Hands on experience in development and implementation of product development procedures and risk assessment tools, Design transfer procedures, manufacturing, R&D protocols, Design Controls, control plans etc.

•In-depth knowledge of the concepts of engineering change control, statistical techniques, and Minitab.

•Experience with non-conformance investigations, Corrective Actions (CAs), Further Investigations (FIs) and Root cause analysis.

•Sound knowledge of Solid Works, Gage R&R, DOE, 5-Why analysis, and Fish-bone diagrams

•Hands-on experience in testing quality of products for various applications.

•Experience in conducting GAP analysis, Product and Non-product software validation, Process Characterization, Test method validations, Quality techniques.

•Inventory Control, Project Management ISO 9001, ISO 26262 (Functional safety management), Six sigma, SPC and Lean manufacturing.

•Experience in developing and training the responsible personnel on complaint handling and CAPA procedures.

•Hands on experience with material characterization and testing equipment. Working knowledge of DOE, SPC, Six Sigma, FMEA, Lean Manufacturing.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and strong team work spirit with excellent leadership qualities.


Quality Engineer at Dare Auto Inc., Plymouth, MI Feb 2017 – Feb 2020

Address warranty claims by initiating action plans, implementing interim containment actions, root cause analysis and permanent preventive actions.

Performed root cause analysis using 5 why and fish bone diagrams

Perform 8D analysis on quality issues for the product issues

Resolved the Nonconformance tickets (NCTs) issued by the plant

Main point of contact for customers for all the quality concerns regarding the product or project

Manage the supplier’s defects and initiate corrective action requests and approve them

Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues.

Hands on experience with PCBs, Canalyzer (Vector), test bench calibration, temperature chamber, oscillometers and other mechanical/electrical measurement equipment etc.

Validates supplier design of product and processes utilizing the automotive standard IATF 16949

Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities

Lead Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities such as DFMEA, DVP, etc.

Review the PPAP documents as per customer’s requirements

Lead DFMEA and DVP for headrest motor project

Lead DFMEA for eLSD and Window regulator motors

Developed the test specifications for EGR project and performed outgoing test for the prototype parts

Perform 8D analysis, corrective actions and make improvements to products during design & development

Developed the Gap analysis for the IATF 16949 QMS

Used ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949 principles to build the quality management system for Dare Auto

Developed and implemented the procedures and templates for the Dare Product development system

Certified internal auditor for Dare Auto Inc.

Initiated the SET program and reduced the warranty claims by 70%

Manage the SET program, communicate the dealers and help them diagnose the problem on the vehicle.

Assist the FCA engineer on the field to further investigate on any problems related to the product at dealer.

Performed 5-point testing, curb-push off testing on pumps during new software releases

Audit and release the new software for EHPS

Re-flashing the pumps with new software when required

Developed P-diagram for EHPS controller

Performed oil filling test to verify flow rate for EHPS and Anti-pinch test on window regulator motors and other tests on the products

Manufacturing Engineer at Integra Technologies, Wilmington, DE Aug 2016 – Jan 2017

Prepared product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, summarizing information and trends

Performed the process capability analysis to understand the variability and efficiency of the process

Monitor the KPIs and take necessary steps to improve the KPIs and reduce waste

Kept equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services

Evaluated manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly and tooling

Improved manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow and equipment layout

Quality Engineer Intern at Nano Cool, Albuquerque, NM Nov 2015 – July 2016

Reduced quality control costs of company by 33%

Analyzed quality performance by data analysis for the company

Developed a Sampling Plan using SPC to company requirements

Created C & P controls charts for process monitoring and troubleshooting failures

Facilitate document change control process when required.

Generating Monthly reports of complaints trending.

Execute and ensure timely closure of complaints.

Participated in weekly Regulatory meeting of company.

As a part of continuous improvement, completed root cause analysis using fishbone diagram

Pareto-chart analysis are performed by gathering and analyzing the data obtained


MS in Manufacturing Engineering Aug 2014- Jul 2016

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque GPA: 3.93

BS in Mechanical Engineering Aug 2010 - May 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India GPA: 3.76


Improving the Bottle necks and Process Mapping at Medinatura Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Analyzed and interpreted the data using different statistical methods

Used JIT, Poka-yoke, takt time and Jit analysis to improve the quality & efficiency in the plant

Regression analysis to determine the factors impacting sales of MediNatura Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Used secondary market data, rigorously analyzed, solved, derived managerial insights

Made recommendations for future insights for improving the sales

Redesign of a Blender to improve assembly cost and functionality Jan 2015 - May 2015

Used B&D chart to find design improvements and modified design to reduce assembly time by 41%

Added additional design features to increase functionality and overall value of the blender

Modeling of Shaper with Double Tool Posts Jan 2014 - May 2014

Redesigned a Shaper with double tool posts and modified the mechanism for expediency

Fabricated a working prototype using CAD drawings to illustrate feasibility of this project

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