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Experienced Quality Engineer looking for a win-win situation.

Grand Rapids, MI, 49507
February 22, 2020

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Rick Evans

Grand Rapids, MI *****



Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

Master’s Degree in Management Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Associate’s Degree in Quality Science

American Society for Quality Certifications

Quality Engineer

Quality Process Analyst

Six-Sigma Green Belt

Quality Improvement Associate

Quality Auditor

Quality Inspector

Quality Technician


Experienced Quality Professional with in-depth understanding of advanced quality engineering, process/product auditing, statistical analysis and quality improvements. A genuine team player with outstanding analytical and problem solving capabilities who is committed to organizational success. Skilled at building and maintaining positive customer / supplier relationships while working to resolve issues and improve quality. Data driven, diplomatic and professional. Masters and Bachelor’s Degrees (Cornerstone University).

Supplier Development

Advanced Product Quality Planning

Production Part Approval Process

ISO-9001 / IATF-16949

Quality System Improvements

StatisticalAnalysis & QualityAudits

Professional Experience

ABC Technologies, Inc., Wyoming, MI. Global Tier 1 supplier of Automotive components 06/2019—present Quality Systems Engineer.

Administer and Maintain Document Control System

Lead Auditor for Internal Audits

Administer and Maintain Layered Process Audit system

Lead interactions with Registrar company

Facilitated Quality training

Responsible for software administration

Mayville Engineered Company, Inc., Wayland, MI. Metal Fabricator 04/2018—04-2019 Quality Engineer.

Maintained and documented internal quality processes and procedures

Lead Supplier corrective action teams that reduced customer rejections by 80%

Created PFMEA's and Control Plans

Authored inspection and operational instructions

Directed workers engaged in auditing, measuring and testing of product

Lead problem solving teams that drove over $80,000 of VAVE savings Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Holland, MI. Global Tier 1 supplier of automotive interiors. 3/2015—04/2018 Advanced Quality Engineer.

Lead in the development and submission of all APQP and PPAP documents

Responsible for compliance to Customer-specific launch requirements

Co-lead DV/PV builds

Resolved Customer and Supplier related product and process concerns

Responsible for on-time launch activities

Gill Industries, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI. Global Automotive supplier of welding’s and stampings. 6/2012—3/2015 Quality Engineer.

Provided support and direction from program launch through program life Rick Evans

Grand Rapids, MI 49525


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Reviewed supplier PPAP submissions

Lead resolution of all product/process related concerns and all continuous improvement activities

Responsible for internal and external root cause corrective actions

Completed electronic storage of all hard-copy customer & supplier PPAP documents for easy retrieval

Removed/commonized components for over $100,000 savings in VA/VE activities ASQ Section #1001, Grand Rapids, MI. Knowledge-based global society of quality professionals. 9/2009—present QualityAuditor and Quality ProcessAnalyst Instructor.

Designed, developed and taught the Certification refresher courses

Secured suitable facilities to hold the classes

Prepared students for the arduous exam process

Evaluated students as to their respective Quality knowledge and experience to meet their needs for exam prep Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI. Fortune 500 Medical Device manufacturer. 7/2009—6/2012 Senior Supplier Development Quality Engineer.

Introduced and rolled out APQP/PPAP methodology to medical supply base

Lead program launches and component redesigns at multiple suppliers

Worked with suppliers to resolve concerns and develop stronger relations for driving improved supplier performance, overall quality, process control, supplier CAPA resolution and regulatory compliance

Responsible for assessment and development of component qualification, process controls, Protocol/Report creation and review, and verification and validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) for sourced products

Investigated and resolved supplier related issues

Co-lead design/print changes, Risk analysis and process improvements

Developed departmental documents for faster/easier review of data

Developed my supply base that resulted in a 54% supplier DPM reduction ADAC Automotive, Kentwood, MI. Tier-1 leading global manufacturer of automotive components. 9/2004—3/2009 Quality Systems Engineer / IMDS Coordinator.

Quality Lead for multiple Tier-1 customers for successfulAPQP and PPAP document’s submission

Executed internal audit program as Lead Auditor for TS-2-16949, including customer specifics

Reviewed supplier-submitted documentation

Provided support and direction from program launch through any/all program changes

Resolved Customer and Supplier product/process related concerns

Installed, administered, monitored and supported the company’s APQP software at multiple facilities

Created system to enable over 200 customer PPAP submissions within a 4-year period

Improved system to enable daily IMDS submissions to increase 10-fold

Participated on teams that came up with over $600,000 in VA/VE savings

Developed and taught classes on APQP & PPAP process and their applicable documents

Taught ASQ CQE Refresher class to Quality Engineers

Co-lead developing on-line Control Plan and PPAP databases

Developed electronic submission and retention of customer documents Abilities and Interests

Experienced with designing, developing and teaching various Quality, technical, software and computer-related curriculum. Knowledge of GD&T, FMEA, SPC and Capability Studies. Initiated, organized and participated in various Quality Improvement activities. Worked with the following quality-related software packages: DataLyzerSpectrum, FMEA-Pro, SQCpack, StatGraphics, Minitab. Intermediate-level understanding of American Sign Language (ASL). Past Member Value Taskforce Chair and past member of the Grand Rapids’ Section #1001 of American Society for Quality (ASQ) Leadership Committee.

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