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Manager Quality

Becket, Massachusetts, 01223, United States
March 15, 2011

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Jason Alan Powers

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Becket, MA 01223

413-***-**** h.

413-***-**** c.


Project Administration Manager with over 15 years experience in the Manufacturing and Building industries. Areas of expertise include high-quality customer satisfaction accomplished by building client relationships and managing multiple project management tasks in a timely and organized manner. Able to develop and apply cost effective technical solutions to help meet customer deadlines.

Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 and Trained in email correspondence follow up with manufacturing sites in China and Canada.


• Business Development

• Team Leader

• Data Recording and Updating

• Internal Auditing

• Internal Organization

• Building Customer Relations

• Sourcing Foreign and Domestic Manufacturers and Vendors

• Price Quoting, Accounting and Cost Analysis

• Writing Specific Operating Procedures

• Work with Clientele Foreign and Domestic


Sequoia Group Holdings LLC, Monterey, MA 2007- 2010

Project Administration Manager

• Worked with customers on all stages of their purchase order from design blueprint review, pricing review, to manufacturing and delivery of merchandise.

• Processed and performed monthly reconciliation all domestic accounting (receivable and payable).

• Made all U.S. purchases and established credit lines for our Hong Kong, Canadian and U.S. facilities.

• Periodic field visits to various job locations when needed.

• Performed effective correspondence and process evaluations to our offices and factories based off of field reports.

• Tracked and processed orders for fulfillment from our warehouse.

• Worked with customs brokers and transportation companies to schedule deliveries.

• Worked with customers closely to ensure they received their orders complete, intact and on time.

• Developed best methods for communicating with warehouses and customers regarding transportation and staging of orders from factories.

• Checked for accuracy of invoices and all shipping documents.

• Evaluated and selected best options for carriers, methods of transport, and suitable routes based on cost and on-time delivery goals and to negotiate freight rates with outside carrier base.

• Managed all customer shipping and product issues, including claims for loss and damage

• Assisted customer site project management with tracking of inventory for each project or job

• Assisted customers to keep projects on schedule

• Worked with our customers to place any follow up orders with our factory

• Assisted with overflow work for administrative duties

• Assisted Sales Manager with outside sales leads and cold calling

AGI Polymatrix / Mead Westvaco, Pittsfield, MA 2004 – 2007

Pharmaceutical Assistant Quality Manager

• Authored, edited, implemented, controlled and maintained our Quality Manual and Management System, Work Instructions, Internal Specifications, Customer Specifications, Documents of External Origin, Forms and Master Distribution Lists for all departments

• Designed all of our documentation to be base upon ISO9000 and current Good Manufacturing Practices requirements

AGI Polymatrix / Mead Westvaco continued

• Created training programs based on ISO9001, current Good Manufacturing Practices and the code of federal regulations (21CFR Parts 210 & 211) of the food and drug administration

• Trained all employees to follow company policy and directives

• Conducted regular internal audits to ensure that our company and its programs are performing to ISO9000/ current Good Manufacturing Practices standards

• Issued and maintained a Corrective Action Report as part of the company’s Corrective Action Program

• Conducted daily audits of all processing parameters for each production machine and programs to ensure that all machines are running to their set specifications and capabilities

• Conducted all new ‘first piece’ production trials that needed to go through child and senior citizen testing before actual production could be considered

• Created mathematical formulas for statistical data (upper and lowers specifications) to determine and maintain standard deviations

• Consulted with the customers and project managers to review all data

• Oversaw both production and customer sampling through first articles, measurements, quality criteria and process capability studies

• Constantly worked towards implementing new technologies and equipment that will help to streamline our processes and procedures

Becton Dickenson, Canaan, CT 2001 - 2004

Quality Specialist

• Organized team members at the beginning of each shift

• Gave a daily production presentation to the following shift concerning the production of medical equipment/products

• Took periodic raw material, finished product and packaging samples for analysis and the testing

• Carbon content testing of packaged items, volumetric measurements of production items and the keeping and using of internal specification data on various critical performance parameters in the manufacturing cycle

• Recorded shift documentation of all team actions and gave performance presentations concerning any special programs to the company's executive board

• Participated in special programs to help better our production quality standards such as Kizan Blitz and 5 Sigma Quality


Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA, 01201 1999 - 2001

MAJOR - Business, Marketing and Advertising


• Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point)

• Interpersonal Skills Training Course

• Six Sigma White and Yellow Belt Training

• Quality Auditing for ISO 9001:2000 and current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance

• Completion of Interpersonal Skills Course Certificate

• Completion of Quality Auditing for ISO 9001:2000 and current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance

• American Society for Quality toward becoming a Certified Quality Technician

VOLENTEER WORK: 2007 - 2010

• Member of the Board for Roberts Woods Farm’s Children’s Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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