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
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