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Quality Engineer Mechanical

Georgetown, ON, Canada
March 20, 2020

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Quality Assurance Manager / Quality Engineer

with extensive Engineering background


Hands - ON

Quality Assurance Management

Manufacturing Process Engineering / Product Engineering

Printed Circuit Board Fabrication, Assembly, Machining, Stamping, surface finishing

Proficient in ISO 9001-2015 / TS16949 / AS9100 Quality Systems.

Supplier Liaison Engineer

Solid expertise in Quality Assurance Systems: FMEA / PFMEA / APQP / Control plans / PPAP process 8-Discipline problem solving / 5 why discipline etc.

Skilled with Six Sigma manufacturing principles and practices

Team player to facilitate communications between product design, product manufacturing the customer and suppliers.

Keen focus on consistently meeting management deadlines, objectives and goals.

EDUCATION, Background and training

Mechanical Engineer. Engineering College, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship (Werkzeugmacher) at Maybach - Mercedes Benz

Certified Quality Engineer (C.Q.E. ASQ)


German (Mother tongue), fluent in English and French

Skilled in Spanish, currently pursuing fluency in Mandarin (Chinese)

Aug 2019 - present

Contract Position at Aversan Inc.

Create NPI – APQP documentation (Advanced Product Quality Planing)

PFMEA / Process Flow / Capacity Planning / Process control plans etc..

Coordinate NPI process with manufacturing personnel

Generate work instructions as part of the NPI process

Initiate and coordinate cost improvement projects

Interface with suppliers and engineering

May 2019 – Aug 2019

Contract Consulting Position at GATES CANADA

Coordinate and manage large scale transition of production from Gates facilities to Winsor facilities.

Manage PPAP submissions

APQP process documentation.

Assure and ongoing follow-up on a smooth transition.

2016 – May 2019:

Quality Assurance Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Neft Inc.

Quality Assurance Manager

Manage ISO 9001:2015 certification

Hands-on quality and process guidance on the manufacturing floor

Continuous improvement through coaching and corrective action process

Direct Customer Liaison

Manage corrective actions process

2015 – 2016

Quality Engineer, Magna

APQP Program Team Lead / Management

Support Program Management Team

TS 16949 support

On floor Process Engineering

Supplier management

Front Line Customer Interface

2013 – 2015

Executive Partner in Consultant Firm for Quality Assurance Systems Implementation

Implement Quality Management systems (QMS) on contract basis

Ongoing support to ensure continuous improvement

2005 – 2012 Research in Motion (BlackBerry)

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Responsible for suppliers of key components.

Lead design review / manufacturability Team at original design stage

Liaise with production units to resolve production issues, analyze defect levels, and manage changes

Drive Supplier Quality performance. Manage quality issue resolution. Supplier audits, supplier and component qualifications.

Enabled cross-functional teams, Supplier <> Design <> Manufacturing.

Key participant in Team which introduced 300 micron technology on the component and substrate level;

Introduced reliability monitoring of components (2D barcoding) to detect gradual drifts from the reliability target.

Drive design and implementation of reliability test concept to quantify reliability of raw materials and fabrication process.

1992 – 2005

Circo Craft Co Inc.

Product Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager

Prepare customer data / DFM (design for manufacturability)

oanalyze for manufacturability

omanage tooling design and procurement

osuggest design changes to customer > drive design for manufacturability (DFM)

Responsible for all Tier-1 quality systems. Supplier to Chrysler, GM and Ford. Prime responsibility for all quality improvement activities; customer communications/relations; qualifications and maintenance.

Managed introduction of Six Sigma program; managed quality programs for big 3 automotive customers and large telecom customers.

Introduced advanced electrical product testing to support Six Sigma quality levels.

Replaced non value added inspection with process control

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