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Plant Manager Quality Engineer

Toronto, ON, Canada
January 24, 2022

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Ellie Salehi, P.Eng

cell: ***- ***-****, Newton Dr., M2M 2M9



To obtain a position where I can utilize my knowledge and skills.


Extensive experience in hiring, training and managing staff and HQPs.

Extensive experience in project development, budget/resource allocation, life cycle analysis.

Working experience in research plan development, proposal preparation, risk assessment and budget estimation.

Working experience in design, development and commissioning equipment

Working knowledge of metallurgical processes, heat treatment and hydro-metallurgy

Extensive experience in equipment purchase, contract negotiation, budget allocation.

Extensive experience in conducting research in powder compaction and material property optimization

Experienced in Glass Window wall and Curtain Wall Fabrication.

Experienced in Quality Engineering at a Tier One Automotive Company.

Extensive knowledge of Automotive Safety Glass.

Extensive knowledge of Automotive Plastic Injection and Blow Molding.

Extensive working knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFEMA), design failure mode and effect analysis (DFEMA), statistical process control (SPC), ISO 9001, IATF 16949.

Knowledge of geometric dimension and tolerance (GD&T) and reading blueprints.

Extensive knowledge of COMSOL, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, CATIA, FIDAP, Fluent, MSC MARC, ANN and MATLAB.

Good Leadership, problem solving, and continuous improvement and optimization


Plant Operation Manager (2021-Present)

Altium Packaging Ltd., Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Conducted daily and weekly meeting with production managers to identify area for improvement and optimization, to conduct safety assessment of equipment and processes.

Led the team of managers, supervisors, QA personal on three shifts by scheduling regular meetings.

Worked directly with HR to hire personal and setup safety and operational training

To develop and implement action plans for achieving production targets within budget.

Oversee the hiring and training of operations staff to ensure an efficient workforce.

To delegate and assign work tasks to employees to maintain optimum plant operations.

To conduct assessment of plant operational procedures to identify areas of inefficiency and initiate action plan for improvement.

To inspect and monitor production equipment to ensure they are operational and in good working order for product manufacture.

To facilitate scheduled equipment maintenance as well as repair/replacement of damaged machinery.

Production Manager (2020-2021)

Blackline Aluminum System, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Specialize in the fabrication of high end window walls and curtain walls)

Oversea and manage the day to day production teams from each respected facility and ensuring operations are in sync with the strategy of the company.

Actively participate in quality and process improvement initiates with the IG units, Back Panel, Railing, and Assay Line fabrication teams.

Take affirmative steps to ensure that all products produced are compliant with internal engineering specifications and quality standards in the most efficient manner possible.

Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on the operations.

Recruits, retains, and develop top talent within all manufacturing management and supervisory roles.

Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines.

Sr. Quality Engineer (2016-2020)

ABC Technologies Inc. (Tier one), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Interior and Exterior Plastic part supplier for CHRYSLER, FORD, GM, TOYOTA, HONDA, NISSAN and LINCOLN).

Led the Quality team consisting of quality inspectors and quality engineers

Led product and engineering projects and conducted QA assessment on all products.

Developed and submitted PPAP documents for new product launches to meet customer requirements.

Provided leadership in implementing supplier quality improvement and defect reduction plan.

Ensured supplier preparation and readiness for relevant new projects.

Carried out Layer Process Audit (LPA) and Production Safety Audit.

Reduced production scrap, customer complaints and developed an action plan for continuous improvement.

Helped improve product’s quality and achieved No. 1 supplier for HONDA.

Organized Kaizen workshop for all employees.

Calculated tact time and paced all the production activities to eliminate any waste/non-value added steps.

Coordinated containment, sort/rework actions for external and internal issues.

Facilitated quality related KPI’s meetings for assigned products and worked towards improvement on the objectives and fulfilling targets.

Participated in 5S implementation.

Coordinated test sample build with Manufacturing Engineer, Production and Suppliers.

Supported reduction/elimination of redundant operators.

Leaded the resolution of Corrective Action Requests as assigned.

Completed Engineering Change Notice on time.

Implemented and maintained the quality management system. Conducted internal and external audits including closing out and determining proper corrective and preventive actions.

Created and maintained company documentation such as quality manuals and quality procedures.

Frequently met with members of the production team to offer recommendations and share results.

Maintained and controlled calibration records for all test and inspection equipment.

Trained quality inspectors to ensure that products comply with relevant requirements.

Communicated and resolved quality issues with customers to meet defined PPM targets.

Supervised Quality Inspectors and Care Auditors for 3 shifts.

Continuous Improvement Engineer (2014-2016)

A.Berger Precision LTD., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Supplier parts for BMW, MERCEDES BENZ, BOSCH, CHRYSLER)

Implement continuous improvement throughout the organization using lean and six sigma principals.

Supports the plant manager in identifying and tracking the COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes.

Facilitate and promote use of appropriate problem solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.

Resolve production and quality system deficiencies by identifying problems, examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providing sources.

Participate in the development of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Troubleshoot production and quality issues using FMEA.

Supports plant teams in increasing the effectiveness of processes. Define, refine and improve existing processes including: Manufacturing test procedures, creation of process documentation, process design, floor layout and production process flow.

Support the plant manager in leading the implementation of improvement and tracking software, visual management.

Oversees the development of new or revised products and processes, including Advanced Product Quality Planning activities (APQP), process sign-off, and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Research and Teaching Assistant (2008-2014)

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

•Mathematical modeling of thermal behaviour of binary molten alloys and finite element (FE) simulation of the effect of Surface radiation and natural convection by using of COMSOL software

•Modeling and finite element simulation of solidification process and material properties for binary molten alloys by using FLUENT and FIDAP

•Performed an experimental study of the density and void distribution in green compact powder metallurgy parts made of stainless steel 316 L powder by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in order to estimate the local relative green density

•Studied the application and predictive capability of artificial neural network (ANN) method and MAS Marc software to produce density variation during compaction process in powder metallurgy

Process /Quality Engineer (2000-2006)

SAIPA Automotive Safety Glass Co. (Renault and Peugeot joint venture)

•Carried out quality inspection on Automotive safety glass such as laminated windshield, laminated/tempered sidelite and backlite to ensure they complies with specifications by reviewing processes.

•Carried out quality control tests according to European standard, ECE R43 and JIS.

•Cooperate with production team to set up recipes for windshield bending oven, Autoclave process, and silk printing process to develop new production.

•Resolve product issues through 8D corrective action.

•Inspection raw materials (Glass Sheet, Inter Layer, Ceramic Paint, Silver Paste) and audit suppliers to ensure that receiving materials comply with quality requirements.

•Investigate root cause of laminated glass problem such as distortion, delamination, laminating problem (bubble, air pocket, inside lamination), bending defect, mould defect, and checking fixture.

•Investigate root cause of bend and tempered glass such as white haze, distortion, incorrect bending, and mould ring defects, …

•Calibrate and verify all quality gauges, fixtures and machines sensors such as thermocouple, pyrometer, thermal scanner, air pressure sensor, …

•Prepare work instruction and in process quality inspection for operation stations, such as cutting table, grinding and polishing, drilling, powdering, screen printing (black enamel and silver paste), laminating assembly, air condition room, PVB (polyvinyl butyral), glass bending oven, glass bending and tempering oven


Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (2010-2014)

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (2008-2010)

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Business Administration Diploma (2006-2007)

CDI College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

B.Sc in Material/Metallurgy Engineering (1999)

University of Tehran

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