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Quality Engineer Manager

Gaines, MI, 48436
November 27, 2022

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Gaines, Michigan 48436 810-***-**** (Cell)


Advanced Quality Planning ● Product Development ● Process Design ● Supplier Management

Progressive record of Quality Management & Engineering success in new product development, enhanced by broad background in manufacturing, machining, and supplier quality operations. Experience as Toyota Production System trainer. Certified Advanced Product Quality Planning Quality Engineer who consistently brings products to launch expeditiously and cost-effectively. Broad range of experience producing numerous products and successfully driving productivity, efficiency, design, and process improvements. Led engineering, supplier, contract, and operations programs and teams in fast-paced, technologically evolving environments. Core competencies include:

• PPAP/ Run @ Rate

• Kaizen & Poke Yoke

• GD&T Certifications

• ISO/TS16949 Auditor (2011)


• Operations Planning & Start-Up

• Six Sigma Greenbelt (2010)

• SPC/Minitab

• Lean Manufacturing

• Root Cause Analysis


• Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Career Highlights

Initial response point person for exhaust fit issues and all build issues for current vehicle production at Saturn Springhill, TN as a Manufacturing Engineer. APQP SQE Launch Team for exhaust issues during early production build which included supplier visits, gauging changes, bend criteria and mounting bracket location issues for GM 560 super medium duty truck and 610 van.

Rescued multi-million dollar BMW development program for Faurecia Automotive Seating. Recruited during second half of program (90% of suppliers sourced with 60% first-time suppliers), expediting stalled effort to meet milestones while resolving inaccurate documentation.

Organized and instructed workshops in Toyota Production System concepts to senior General Motors/New United Motors Inc. (NUMI) management team during start-up of Toyota joint venture. Awarded short-term NUMI production assignment leading to the development of white paper on Toyota team concepts.

Coordinated quality improvement initiative in early GM role, managing relocation of Cadillac camshaft equipment and processes to alternative location for refurbishing. Successful transfer and operations start-up sparked GM decision to launch engine remanufacturing operation.

Professional Experience

EDUSTAFF, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Public School Substitute Teacher: (As required no direct contract) Current position 08/2020 – Present

Work as a public-school substitute teacher providing instruction of all lessons in the high school and middle school setting. Maintain and manage classroom environment. Promote student learning and maintain a positive learning environment.

RSB TRANSMISSIONS INC. Homer, MI 49245 06/2020 - 07/2020

Quality Manager: Hired to get the factory through an Audit by registrar.

TREMEC TORQUE SOLUTIONS, Wixom Michigan 06/2018 – 12/2018

Supplier Quality Engineer: Responsible for prototype assembly process builds. Handled all quality issues that happened. In addition, I was involved in the runoff of parts from the newly build differential line at machine builder Eagle.

FORD TRANSMISSION PLANT – Sterling Heights, Michigan 11/2017 – 04/2018

Quality Safe Launch Engineer: Responsible for bringing new and existing suppliers to PPAP and Gravimetric cleanliness. Supported all early transmission builds by collecting build issues and problems. Submitted parts for Gravimetric tests.

KIRCHHOFF AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS – Lansing, Michigan 06/2016 – 10/2017

Quality Specialist Engineer: Responsible for launching quality system for start-up plant. Handle new product compliance to design record. Mentor and train Quality Technicians. Responsible for expert problem solving of production issues in plant pertaining to welding assembly of stamped parts

INALFA ROOF SYSTEMS – 04/2015 – 02/2016

Staff Advanced Customer Quality Engineer: Responsible for General Motor account. Facilitate design and construction of quality systems for new product applications. Managed the development of quality deliverables for PPAP submission.


Quality Manager : AKRON POLYMER PRODUCTS – Managed all quality for the manufacturing of plastic tubing in areas of extruding, forming, over molding, and insertion for automotive and non-automotive applications. Handled all customer complaints and 8D closer. Involved in quoting of new business pertaining to quality aspects. Managed six hourly inspectors and two salary engineers.

MICHAEL L. MAJORANA 810-***-****

MAGNA E-CAR / MAGNASTEYR – Auburn Hills, Michigan 08/2013 -02/2014

Validation Engineer/ Quality Lead: Developed quality measurable for the prototype sourcing of Advanced Battery Systems for Li-ion hybrid electric car market. Evaluated supplier’s ability to make early development parts to design record.

MIGA INTERNATIONAL – Clarkston, Michigan 09/2010 – 12/2010

Quality Manager [Contracted Assigned to investigate quality issues and implement corrective actions relating to customer shipments. Gained enhanced knowledge of foam materials through handson experience on production.

PGW GROUP/e-IT PROFESSIONALS CORPORATION – Livonia, Michigan 10/2007 – 03/2008

Program Manager - Magna Intier Interiors Automotive: Initially contracted for short-term assignment with Magna Intier Interiors Automotive to turn around quality performance in the production of cargo bins at Findley Industries for the Chrysler Journey. Upon completion was reassigned to provide material consulting in the development of materials infrastructure and procedures for Magna Intier’s new facility in Toluca, Mexico.


Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Supplier Quality Engineer: Managed supplier product quality for newly formed division of the world’s largest transmission and drivetrain supplier/integrator. Developed 12 suppliers, facilitating the launch of 2 new multi-million-dollar transmission programs.


Senior Advanced Product Quality Planning Supplier Quality Engineer: Recovered APQP engineering portion of BMW X5 SUV development program for €12.7 billion global provider of automobile engineering solutions and components.

GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION – Various Locations 10/10/1984 – 09/2005

Emerged as advanced product quality planning expert and design improvement consultant through progressive quality engineering roles for multiple new vehicle launches with expertise in manufacturing and process engineering.

Senior Supplier & Advanced Product Quality Planning Supplier Quality Engineer (2004-2005): Managed APQP program controlling new product supply quality for global commodity purchasing of 6 products. Managed program with 200 suppliers from initialization of APQP, facilitation of product development meetings and review of current processes, through coordination of 8D corrective procedures.

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (1998-2004): Advanced through 5 assignments—Saturn launch, in partnership with GM/Opel Germany; product quality planning for worldwide purchasing of door hardware; collaboration with chemical team on specific interior components; advanced launch team supplier quality for GMC 560 truck program; and quality engineering for PPAP optimization.

Initial Response Team Senior Manufacturing Engineer (1994-1998): Provided immediate corrective action for Saturn productivity issues, including critical torque problems, and supervised plant-wide fixture adjustments.

Trim Module Senior Manufacturing Engineer (1994): Performed ergonomic assessments; created machinery, tools, and fixtures layout; and designed assembly processes supporting future product programs.

General Assembly Integration Systems Engineer (1993-1994): Developed project tools directory and engineered AutoCAD network system facilitating start-up of new Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird programs.

Education & Professional Development

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, Science Minor – Eastern Michigan University

ISO9001/TS16949 Auditor Certification (January 2011) – RABQSA

APQP Supplier Quality Engineer Certification – General Motors and GD&T Certifications – General Motors

Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification – Villanova University

IMDS Basic Training Certification (2013)

Extrusion molding training (2013)

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